The latest 2019-dated Mint sets featuring the euro circulation coins of the BENELUX region have been brought together in a new presentation which is a collaborative effort of each monetary authority.
The new set, which is part of an ongoing combined presentation since the introduction of the single currency, brings together all of the euro-denominated circulation coins of Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg — known collectively as the BENELUX region.
The theme for the 2019-dated coins is air travel and the special cupro-nickel medal included in the set focuses on all three national airports of the region. The obverse side depicts a map with the airports Amsterdam Schiphol, Brussels Zaventem, and Aéroport de Luxembourg Findel, with denotations of their actual location. The reverse side includes an image of a tailfin of a jet airplane with a common insignia representing the BENELUX region, a heraldic Griffin rampant which is relevant to all three country’s crest or coat of arms.
The currently circulating coins of each country are included from the €2 to the one-euro-cent for a total of 24 pieces and are all produced by the Royal Dutch Mint on behalf of their respective treasuries.
Belgium: Depicted on the obverse of all denominations on the national side is a right-facing portrait of HM King Philippe with his monogram placed to the left of his portrait. These coins were introduced into circulation in 2014 following King Philippe’s accession to the Belgian throne the year previously.
Netherlands: Depicted on the obverse of all denominations on the national side is a right-facing abstract portrait of HM King Willem-Alexander with text placed to the right (€2 and €1) or centred over his portrait (50-one cent). These coins were introduced into circulation in 2014 following King Willem-Alexander’s accession to the Dutch throne the year previously.
Luxembourg: Depicted on the obverse of all denominations on the national side is a right-facing abstract portrait of HRH Grand Duke Henri with text placed to the left (€2-10 cents) of his portrait or below (five, two, and one-cent). These coins were introduced into circulation in 2002 with the adoption of the single currency the same year.