As culture carriers and a means of communication, coins function as a sort of time capsules. The Annual Sets The Netherlands from 2023 are therefore linked to (inter)national and personal milestones of this year. In addition, from 2022 to 2025, the Annual Sets from the National Collection® are devoted to the four elements: earth, water, fire and air. After all, the elements are linked to the seasons that determine our annual rhythm. The series continues this year with the element “Water”.
Annual Set with unique medal
The Annual Set The Netherlands 2023 in Proof Quality are all about the element water. The power and importance of water is shown on the medal: a paper boat drifts firmly in the turbulent waves. This medal is specially designed to be part of this set and is not available separately. 70% of the earth is water: all oceans, seas, rivers and streams are part of it. Water is a powerful element that is always moving. Water also brings along challenges, because of pollution, shortage or excess of water due to flooding. But water is also vitally important. Because of this element, a good soil fertility is possible, plants and crops are growing and both people and animals receive nutrition. Besides that, water creates biodiversity, which is very important for the future of our planet.
The euro coins in the set have been minted in Proof quality, the highest quality mintage. Several techniques have been used on Proof coins to improve the quality of the coin, such as the use of polished planchets and stamps. These techniques ensure that the relief stands out beautifully against the background. Proof-quality coins are minted one at a time, are never touched with bare hands and are encased in a capsule to prevent damaging.
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