On January 28, 2013, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands announced that she would be stepping down (or abdicating) as the ruler of the Netherlands on April 30, 2013 (the date of the annual Koninginnedag, or Queen's Day, celebration). Beatrix became Queen in 1980, when her mother Queen Juliana similarly abdicated (retired). On April 30, Beatrix' son Willem-Alexander will take over as King of the Netherlands - its first King since 1890.
|Netherlands 1 cent 1948|
|Netherlands 2 1/2 gulden 1970|
|Netherlands 1 gulden 1980|
Ascension of Queen Beatrix
The last such change in the Netherlands' coins was in 1980, when Queen Juliana gave up her rule so that her daughter, Pricess Beatrix, could take over as queen.
|Netherlands 5 gulden 1990|
|Netherlands 50 euro cents 1990|