New KNM’s mintmaster and privy mark for 2022
- December 17, 2021
Last update 01/14/2022 – As of 1 January 2022, Bert van Ravenswaaij will be officially appointed Mint Master of KNM (dutch mint). Van Ravenswaaij has been active at the Royal Dutch Mint since 2017 and is responsible, among other things, for all issues for the collectors’ market, including commemorative coins and medals.
During this period, the Royal Dutch Mint started to tell more and more stories using the coin as a means of communication. His passion for coins, combined with his broad interest in subjects that affect society, make him perfectly suited for the role of Mint Master.
The title of Mint Master also includes a personal symbol (privy mark). Together with the mint mark, this can be found on Dutch circulation coins and Dutch collectors’ items.
Dutch mintmaster’s mark evolution, since 2002 euro changeover
The privy mark of Bert van Ravenswaaij is the raven and is due to the fact that “Ravenswaaij” comes from the Germanic word “hraban”, which means raven. A raven is an intelligent animal, strongly socially oriented.
New dutch mintmaster’s mark since 01/01/2022, the Raven
(here, on a 2022 €2 circulation coin)
The Royal Dutch Mint wants to be at the centre of society through the various issues for the different collectors. The privy mark underlines this.
Sources: KNM and NUMISMAG.