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Collector coins

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.

COC commemorative coin: 50 years of government recognition

On 27 September 2023, the first coin was minted in honour of the COC organisation, which was officially recognised by the Dutch government in 1973. The COC advocates for the interests of LGBT+ people and has achieved a great deal in the areas of emancipation, equal rights and societal acceptance over the past 50 years. Important milestones are symbolised on the coin, which was designed by Coen van de Ham.

Verzamelaarsmunt 50 Jaar COC met een waarde van 5 euro.

Coin in honour of Willemstad, Curaçao

A special coin is minted on 2 February 2023 in honour of Willemstad, the capital of Curaçao. The city has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. It has characteristic old districts that are historically significant and are home to a range of cultures and ethnicities. The city features unique urban architecture and it boasts 765 colourful listed buildings. The coin was designed by Cleo de Brabander. She lives and works in Curaçao. 

 Munt Willemstad, Curaçao

Mondrian 150 years

The first coin to commemorate Piet Mondrian was minted on 28 September 2022. The artist was born in Amersfoort 150 years ago. His abstract geometric paintings are known across the globe, particularly due to their striking grid lines and primary colours. His work revolutionised painting. This coin commemorates Mondrian as a pioneer of abstract art.

Munt 150 jaar Mondriaan

Erasmus coin

On 29 June, all euro countries jointly issued a special €2 coin. The commemorative coin celebrates the 35th anniversary of the European Erasmus student exchange programme programme. As well as depicting Erasmus, the design by Joaquin Jimenez illustrates the significance of the Erasmus programme. The lines crossing the coin and connecting the stars symbolise the student exchanges that made this European Union initiative such a resounding success.


Commemorative coin honouring the 30th anniversary of the Maastricht Treaty

On 27 April, the first coin marking the 30th anniversary of the Maastricht Treaty has been 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.

Verdrag van Maastricht Tientje 2022 Goud Proof

Exchanging collector coins

At DNB, you can exchange collector coins for regular euros. Consult this page  for the possibilities and conditions.

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