2016 Netherlands coins in ongoing series honor UNESCO site

First Dutch commemoratives of 2016 feature new coining technology
By , Coin World
Published : 05/26/16
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Multiple metals, finishes and denominations are available.

Circulation-quality examples will be issued at face value through PostNL post offices, Primera shops and the Royal Dutch Mint website beginning June 11. No stated mintage limit was announced for this option.

The Royal Dutch Mint will offer up to 158,000 Uncirculated silver-plated copper €5 coins at face value in 20-count rolls, and up to 12,500 Brilliant Uncirculated versions in numbered coin cards. 

The silver-plated copper versions weigh 10.5 grams and measure 29 millimeters in diameter. 

The only Wadden Sea coin to incorporate the Line Phase Modulation is the Proof .925 fine silver €5 coin. The coin weighs 15.5 grams and measures 33 millimeters in diameter. 

It is available individually in a “luxury collector pack with additional background information,” with a maximum mintage of 10,000 pieces. 

Additionally, the Proof .925 fine silver €5 coin is offered in a four-coin set, where three of the coins are embellished with color. The fourth coin is the first Dutch coin to feature gold-plating.

The colors on the coins represent each of the countries in the Wadden Sea protected area, the Netherlands, Germany, and Denmark.

In total, 750 sets are available. 

Another Wadden Sea offering is the Proof .900 fine gold €10 coin. It weighs 6.72 grams, measures 22.5 millimeters in diameter and has a mintage limit of 1,250 pieces.

Distributor Coin & Currency Institute will offer some of the coins to North American buyers.

The silver-plated copper €5 coin in the card is priced at $19.95, and the Proof .925 fine silver version costs $62.50. The four-coin set retails for $325 and the gold coin is priced at $525. 

To order from the distributor, visit its website

The Royal Dutch Mint website can be found online

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