Five guilder coin (Netherlands)

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5 guilder
Value5.00 Dutch guilder
Mass9.25 g
Diameter23.5 mm
Thickness2.4 mm
EdgeReeded, "GOD ZIJ MET ONS" (God be with us)
Orientation coin
Composition bronze-plated nickel
Years of minting19882001
Mintage216,675,000
(Utrecht)
Circulation1 May 1988
28 January 2002
Redeemed by national bank until 1 January 2007
Catalog numberKM # 210
Obverse
5GuilderObverse.jpg
Design Queen Beatrix
Designer Bruno Ninaber van Eyben
Reverse
Design Face value, year, privy mark (left), mint mark (right)
Designer Bruno Ninaber van Eyben

The Dutch Five guilder coin was the highest-denomination coin in the Netherlands from its introduction in 1988 until the adoption of the euro in 2002. Its nominal value was ƒ 5,- (€ 2.27).

Euro Currency of most countries in the European Union

The euro is the official currency of 19 of the 28 member states of the European Union. This group of states is known as the eurozone or euro area, and counts about 343 million citizens as of 2019. The euro, which is divided into 100 cents, is the second-largest and second-most traded currency in the foreign exchange market after the United States dollar.

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All of its mintings featured the portrait of Queen Beatrix on the obverse.

History

After a first few isolated issues in low numbers under the kings William I and William II in the early 19th century, a gold five guilder coin was issued under Queen Wilhelmina in 1912. One million pieces were struck that year but none were struck in the following years of her reign. Many of these ended up in necklaces and bracelets, and its popularity as a jewel meant that imitations were made without the coin.

William I of the Netherlands King of the Netherlands

William I was a Prince of Orange and the first King of the Netherlands and Grand Duke of Luxembourg.

William II of the Netherlands King of the Netherlands and Grand Duke of Luxembourg 1840 - 1849

William II was King of the Netherlands, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and Duke of Limburg.

Wilhelmina of the Netherlands Queen of the Netherlands

Wilhelmina was Queen of the Netherlands from 1890 until her abdication in 1948. She reigned for nearly 58 years, longer than any other Dutch monarch. Her reign saw the First and the Second world wars, the Dutch economic crisis of 1933, and the decline of the Netherlands as a major colonial power.

The introduction of a 5 guilder coin was first discussed and eventually approved in 1981. It would replace the 5 guilder note in circulation at the time. However, at the time De Nederlandsche Bank (Central Bank of the Netherlands) had a very large supply of these banknotes in stock. Thus, in order to prevent wasting them, it was decided to postpone the introduction of the coin for several years. The new coin had to fit in the current series. The ministry of finance reported it was to become "gold-coloured" and "smaller than the guilder coin and thicker than the rijksdaalder (2½ guilder coin)". It was introduced on 1 May 1988.

In 2000 a commemorative 5 guilder coin was struck in honour of the UEFA Euro 2000 in the Netherlands and Belgium. The 5 guilder coin was withdrawn from circulation on 28 January 2002 following the introduction of the euro. It remained tender to be exchanged for currency of the euro until 1 January 2007.

UEFA Euro 2000 2000 edition of the UEFA Euro

The 2000 UEFA European Football Championship, also known as Euro 2000, was the 11th UEFA European Championship, which is held every four years and organised by UEFA, association football's governing body in Europe.

Mintage

The following number of coins have been struck.

YearMintageMintMint marksRemarks
198873,500,000 Utrecht Utrecht mint, mintmaster-
198969,000,000 Utrecht Utrecht mint, mintmaster-
199047,200,000 Utrecht Utrecht mint, mintmaster-
199117,000,000 Utrecht Utrecht mint, mintmaster-
1992400,000 Utrecht Utrecht mint, mintmaster-
19935,400,000 Utrecht Utrecht mint, mintmaster-
1994400,000 Utrecht Utrecht mint, mintmaster-
1995400,000 Utrecht Utrecht mint, mintmaster-
1996150,000 Utrecht Utrecht mint, mintmaster-
1997170,000 Utrecht Utrecht mint, mintmaster-
1998100,000 Utrecht Utrecht mint, mintmaster-
1999120,000 Utrecht Utrecht mint, mintmaster-
2000200,000 Utrecht Utrecht mint, mintmaster-
2000 EC2,520,000 Utrecht Utrecht mint, mintmasterCommemorative coin.
Mintage number includes 35,000 FDC and 20,000 Proof-quality coins.
2001115,000 Utrecht Utrecht mint, mintmaster-
Total:216,675,000-

As of October 2002, 153,000,000 (70.61%) of 5 Guilder coins had been returned to the national bank.

Commemorative coin of the UEFA European Championships

A special coin of 5 guilder was struck in honour of the UEFA Euro 2000 football championship held in the Netherlands and Belgium in 2000. It would be the only commemorative coin valued 5 guilder.

Belgium Federal constitutional monarchy in Western Europe

Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a sovereign state in Western Europe. It is bordered by the Netherlands to the north, Germany to the east, Luxembourg to the southeast, France to the southwest, and the North Sea to the northwest. It covers an area of 30,688 km2 (11,849 sq mi) and has a population of more than 11.4 million. The capital and largest city is Brussels; other major cities are Antwerp, Ghent, Charleroi and Liège.

5 guilder UEFA European Championship 2000
The football game is the central theme of the obverse. A football covers the entire surface of the coin, making the coin look like a football itselfThe reverse depicts a new portrait of Queen Beatrix. It has a more casual character than her regular coin portrait. A football is placed in the background.
Designers: Michael Readecker and Geerten Verheus
Issue: 4 May 2000

The first coins were struck in Utrecht on 3 May 2000. The coin was distributed from 4 May onward through four large supermarket branches (Basismarkt, Edah, Konmar and Super de Boer). Belgium minted a commemorative 50-Franc coin (in both French and Dutch) in honour of the European Championship.

Utrecht City and municipality in the province of Utrecht, Netherlands

Utrecht is the fourth-largest city and a municipality of the Netherlands, capital and most populous city of the province of Utrecht. It is located in the eastern corner of the Randstad conurbation, and in the very centre of mainland Netherlands, and had a population of 347,574 in 2018.

French language Romance language

French is a Romance language of the Indo-European family. It descended from the Vulgar Latin of the Roman Empire, as did all Romance languages. French evolved from Gallo-Romance, the spoken Latin in Gaul, and more specifically in Northern Gaul. Its closest relatives are the other langues d'oïl—languages historically spoken in northern France and in southern Belgium, which French (Francien) has largely supplanted. French was also influenced by native Celtic languages of Northern Roman Gaul like Gallia Belgica and by the (Germanic) Frankish language of the post-Roman Frankish invaders. Today, owing to France's past overseas expansion, there are numerous French-based creole languages, most notably Haitian Creole. A French-speaking person or nation may be referred to as Francophone in both English and French.

Dutch language A West Germanic language

Dutch(Nederlands ) is a West Germanic language spoken by around 24 million people as a first language and 5 million people as a second language, constituting the majority of people in the Netherlands and Belgium. It is the third-most-widely spoken Germanic language, after its close relatives English and German.

The mintage numbers were as follows:

QualityMintagePrice
Circulation2,500,000nominal
Fleur de coin (FDC)35,000ƒ 19.95 (€ 9.05)
Proof20,000ƒ 29.95 (€ 13.59)

The Dutch national mint also minted a number of FDC and Proof coins, intended for sale. Sale prices at the time are listed above. Also a set including both the Dutch and Belgian European Championship-coins in FDC-quality was sold for ƒ 59.95 (€ 27.20).

Sources

Kerstpers, Magazine of the Dutch national mint, November 2000.

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