long time ago, two countries, Belgium and the current 'Netherlands'.
A country with a turbulent history of monarchs, from popluar, to extremely unpopular and back to very popular...
A small overview of the Kings and Queens who were ruling the Netherlands since 1815.
|Willem I||Wilhelmina van Pruisen|
|Willem II||Anna Paulowna|
There is something special about the coins and the stamps...
First King Willem I (Guillaume I):
|Willem I (facing right) - not in my collection|
|Willem II (facing left) - not in my collection|
|Willem III (facing right) - not in my collection|
She wasn't really Queen, her title was Queen-regent until her daughter Wilhelmina succeeded the throne.
There are no circulation coins with Queen (-regent) Emma.
|Queen Wilhemina - facing left|
|Queen Juliana - facing right|
|Guilder coin Beatrix (facing left)|
|Euro coin Beatrix (facing left)|
(soon) King Willem-Alexander (Willem IV)
King Willem - Alexander will be the new monarch on the Dutch coins... guess what side he will be facing...