Five guilder coin (Netherlands)
|Value||5.00 Dutch guilder|
|Edge||Reeded, "GOD ZIJ MET ONS" (God be with us)|
|Years of minting||1988–2001|
|Circulation||1 May 1988–|
28 January 2002
Redeemed by national bank until 1 January 2007
|Catalog number||KM # 210|
|Designer||Bruno Ninaber van Eyben|
|Design||Face value, year, privy mark (left), mint mark (right)|
|Designer||Bruno Ninaber van Eyben|
All of its mintings featured the portrait of Queen Beatrix on the obverse.
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.
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 The 5 guilder coin was withdrawn from circulation on 28 January 2002 following the introduction of the euro.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.
The following number of coins have been struck.
|1988||73,500,000||Utrecht||Utrecht mint, mintmaster||-|
|1989||69,000,000||Utrecht||Utrecht mint, mintmaster||-|
|1990||47,200,000||Utrecht||Utrecht mint, mintmaster||-|
|1991||17,000,000||Utrecht||Utrecht mint, mintmaster||-|
|1992||400,000||Utrecht||Utrecht mint, mintmaster||-|
|1993||5,400,000||Utrecht||Utrecht mint, mintmaster||-|
|1994||400,000||Utrecht||Utrecht mint, mintmaster||-|
|1995||400,000||Utrecht||Utrecht mint, mintmaster||-|
|1996||150,000||Utrecht||Utrecht mint, mintmaster||-|
|1997||170,000||Utrecht||Utrecht mint, mintmaster||-|
|1998||100,000||Utrecht||Utrecht mint, mintmaster||-|
|1999||120,000||Utrecht||Utrecht mint, mintmaster||-|
|2000||200,000||Utrecht||Utrecht mint, mintmaster||-|
|2000 EC||2,520,000||Utrecht||Utrecht mint, mintmaster||Commemorative coin.|
Mintage number includes 35,000 FDC and 20,000 Proof-quality coins.
|2001||115,000||Utrecht||Utrecht mint, mintmaster||-|
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 ChampionshipsEdit
|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 itself||The 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.
The mintage numbers were as follows:
|Fleur de coin (FDC)||35,000||ƒ 19.95 (€ 9.05)|
|Proof||20,000||ƒ 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).
Kerstpers, Magazine of the Dutch national mint, November 2000.