DNB and euro coins
DNB always makes sure that sufficient euro coins are available. We have a depot to deal with temporary shortfalls and surpluses. DNB, the banks and security transport companies are in charge of distribution. The Ministry of Finance is responsible for euro coins in the Netherlands.
Over the years, 125 billion euro coins have been put into circulation, of which more than 3 billion in the Netherlands. We are committed to ensuring that sufficient euro coins are always available. We do not do this alone, but in a European context, with the European Central Bank and the central banks of the other 18 euro countries: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.
Coins are also struck in the four mini states: Monaco, Andorra, San Marino and Vatican City.
Euro coins: eight different coins
There are eight different denominations of euro coins: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents, €1 and €2. Each denomination has its own distinctive size, colour and design. Read more about their design.
Rounding off euro cents
Retailers are allowed to round off amounts to 0 or 5 cents, providing they inform consumers by means of a sticker. You can still pay with 1 and 2 cent coins, they continue to be legal tender.