In the first half of 2020 just over 15,700 counterfeit euro banknotes were withdrawn from circulation in the Netherlands. This was 23% less than in the first half of 2019. The decrease was most marked in the second quarter of 2020 (-47%) and can be attributed to the economic lockdown in the...Read more
The Dutch State issues special euro coins for collectors. De Nederlandsche Bank oversees the production of these coins.
Design and production of special euro coins
A new coin starts with a new design. Artists are invited to create a design for a new collector coin. For example, a €5 or €10 coin commemorating an event or a person. The State Secretary for Finance lays down the final design in a Royal Decree. On behalf of the State, DNB orders the production of the coins. DNB holds a tender to select a mint to produce the coins. Collectors and other interested parties can buy collector coins from, for example, the Royal Dutch Mint.
Commemorative coin honouring the 30th anniversary of the Maastricht Treaty
On 27 April, the first coin marking the 30th anniversary of the Maastricht Treaty will be struck. The design was announced on 24 February. This coin commemorates the signing of the Maastricht Treaty in 1992, which established the European Union (EU). This treaty also laid down the introduction of the euro.
Exchanging collector coins
At DNB, you can exchange collector coins for regular euros. Consult this page for the possibilities and conditions.
De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) calls on stakeholders in the payment chain to make agreements to ensure that cash remains readily accessible and available in the Netherlands in the next five years. DNB announced this today after outgoing Minister of Finance Wopke Hoekstra had presented...Read more
Consumers from vulnerable groups such as senior citizens, disabled people and those with low digital skills experience a decline in the accessibility and availability of payment services. This seems to be related to the fact that banks increasingly digitalise their services and close branches.Read more