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Media Forum - Royal Dutch Mint Coins for 2009


Royal Dutch Mint - 2009 Coins

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As J. Rene van Dijk Commercial Director for the Royal Dutch Mintemphasized, they do few commemoratives each year, but they do them very well. This yearthe Royal Dutch Mint has hit on a subject of great interest to several pockets of the coin market. The 400 Years of the Dutch VOC CompanyManhattan commemoratives show an ariel view of the island then and now on obverse and reverse. It’s a design you can’t help but admire and most who view it, will want to own this either it’s 5 Euro proof silver, 5 Euro silver plated or 10 Euro proof gold version.

The history depicted on these coins involves a European countries search for a passage to the Far East, a classic exploration company, a commander of great renoun and an island destined to become a central depot between an old and a new world. The Manhattan coins honor all these elements and by doing so, garner cross interest from several collecting areas. So if you are interested in The Netherlands explorationsof 1609, the Dutch East India Company, Henry Hudson, the ship - Half Moon, New York Cityor Mahnattan, then keep an eye out in April for the release of the 5 Euro proof silver commemorative coin celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the Dutch in Manhattan.

The second type the Royal Dutch Mint will issue in 2009 commemorates 400 Years of Trade between Netherlands and Japan and is being struck in a joint effort with the Japan Mint. The design is not yet complete, but given this mints track record, we can expect something great.

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The Royal Dutch Mint will be continuing their Ducat series in 2009 with gold one and two ducat issues. Also planned for the mint is a special 2009 Benelux coin setcontaining coins from Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg with special packaging. This is all in addition to the mints other annual BU setofferings.

Netherlands Antillies and Aruba BU setswith 2009 dates will be issued from the Royal Dutch Mint this year, plus a special 10 Florin proofgold coin will be struck commemorating the 55th Carnaval on Aruba.

Aside from the Dutch Royal Mint website, most all Dutch Royal Mint coins are available from The Coin & Currency Institute, Inc., P.O. Box 1057, Clifton, NJ 07014, email - and tell them you heard about it while reading Big Ideas, little world!