2020 numismatic program from The Netherlands- Berlin World Money Fair
- February 06, 2020
Janique, the official of the Dutch mint unveiled the 2020 dutch annual numismatic program and gave us the following details during the Berlin World Money Fair.
The following numismatic issues will go on sale in 2020.
The Netherlands will issue a €5 coin dedicated to the 75th anniversary of freedom in Europe with the end of World War II. This issue is scheduled for March with a ” coin first strike” ceremony. This coin will be issued in three numismatic qualities, Proof BU and UNC.
Another 5€ coin in the UNESCO series, heritage of the Netherlands series – UNESCO site WOUDA’s steam pump is 100 years old and keeps the polders safe from sea water. It is still in use!
2020 Europe Remembers – 75th anniversary
2020 Europe Remembers” boxed set presentation ceremony
Wageningen, July 28 – The Chief Financial Officer of the Royal Netherlands Mint, Bert van Ravenswaaij, presented the first issue of the “Europe Remembers” coin series to the Canadian and U.S. Ambassadors. The reception took place at the Hotel de Wereld in Wageningen, the Netherlands. The Hotel de Wereld is known as the site where the complete surrender of the German occupation of the Netherlands was made official.
In the box set, the commemorative coins minted in honour of 75 of the freedom issued by England, Canada and the Netherlands are reunited.
On May 5th, 1945, Canadian General Charles Foulkes negotiated the terms of surrender with the German occupants of the Netherlands at the Hotel de Wereld. The Canadian General favoured the choice of this hotel because of its location on the old front, the absence of civilians due to the evacuation and its metaphorical name because “de Wereld” is the Dutch name for “the world”.
In honour of 75 years of freedom, Canadian Ambassador Lisa Helfand and British Ambassador Peter Wilson received the “Europe Remembers” coin box.
2020 annual coin sets
The KNM has issued a set on the occasion of the World Money Fair at the beginning of 2020.
This is the fifth set of the “Ich Liebe Holland” theme series. This year’s theme is the capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam. The mintage of this set is limited to 500 copies.
A new series of Ducats, dedicated to the castles of the Netherlands, will be issued. The first coin will be dedicated to DE HAAR castle, located in UTRECHT.
Mintage: 2,000 coins
Material: Silver 873/1000
Diameter: 40 mm
Weight: 28.25 g
Issuing day: April 2020
In May, the golden ducat will be issued.
On the occasion of the Holland coin fair (organised by a Dutch coin club), 5 000 coin cards dedicated to Mondrian will be issued. 100 silver copies will also be offered as well as 5 coin cards with a gold medal. The coin cards with the gold medal will be awarded by means of a lottery.
Finally, the KNM will strike the medals and awards of the “In victus games” 2020. These games are intended for soldiers from all over the world who have been injured during their engagement.