The Royal Dutch Mint have unveiled the new effigy for future Dutch EURO coins which will carry the image of their new King Willem-Alexander who succeed to the Dutch throne on the 30th April of this year. The new euro coins featuring the portrait of King Willem-Alexander will be brought into circulation from the second half of January 2014. Euro coins for 1 and 2 eurocents will not be brought into circulation but will be part of the collectors' sets.
The new effigy was designed by photographer Erwin Olaf. King Willem-Alexander’s characteristic faceted portrait is based on the Dutch parceled landscape, and also symbolises the diverse nature of our country in current times. The design also represents modern-day Kingship.
The Royal Dutch Mint will include the new euro coins in several collectors’ sets (including the BU set for the Netherlands 2014, Proof set for the Netherlands 2014, and the Abdication Set part 2). The 2014 assortment will be issued in early January.
The information for the launch & unveiling of the King’ new effigy can be read further on the Royal Dutch Mint’s website at: http://www.knm.nl/Primeur-onthulling-ontwerp-nieuwe-euromunten/nl/news/622/?NieuwsGroepID=1&NWSY=2013&NWSM=10