• 2 Euro 2019, Netherlands, Willem-Alexander, Dutch Cities, Maastricht
  • 2 Euro 2019, Netherlands, Willem-Alexander, Dutch Cities, Maastricht
Description

Willem-Alexander (born 27 April 1967) is the King of the Netherlands. He became Prince of Orange as heir apparent upon his mother's accession on 30 April 1980, and succeeded her following her abdication on 30 April 2013.

Maastricht is a city and a municipality in the southeast of the Netherlands. It is the capital and largest city of the province of Limburg. It became well known through the Maastricht Treaty and as the birthplace of the euro.

Obverse

The portrait of of King William-Alexander surrounded by 12 colored red stars can be seen to the left of the centre. On the right side there are three vertical lines reading "William-Alexander, King of the Netherlands" and the date, all of which are underlined. Before and after the date are the marks of the National Mint Director and the Royal Dutch Mint.

Mint mark: Caduceus (Mercury's wand, a short staff entwined by two serpents, sometimes surmounted by wings), the logo of the Royal Dutch Mint (Utrecht, the Netherlands)

Mint master mark: Sint Servaas bridge (Stephan Satijn, 2017-)

Engraver: Erwin Olaf

2019
Willem-Alexander
Koning der Nederlanden

Reverse

A geographical map of Western Europe spans the outer ring and inner core on the right side of the coin. The inscription 2 EURO is superimposed over the map of Europe, with the numeral “2” located in an open field representing the eastern Atlantic Ocean.

12 stars are located on the right side of the outer ring, with six stars atop the map of Europe and six stars below it; six vertical stripes cut across the inner core of the coin, visually connecting the upper and lower star segments.

Luc Luycx, a designer at the Royal Belgian Mint, designed the Euro’s common reverse; his initials, LL, are seen on the right side of the design, just under the “O” in “EURO.”

2 EURO
LL

Edge

GOD BE WITH US in Dutch. The same lettering had been applied to the larger denomination Guilder coins.

GOD ★ ZIJ ★ MET ★ ONS ★

Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Bi-Metallic
Ring Cupronickel
Center Nickel Brass
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Royal Dutch Mint (KNM)

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Bi-Metallic, 8.5 g, ⌀ 25.75 mm