Thanks for all the info on the Euro coins. As I live on the west coast of the U.s. and almost all of my foreign travels are to Asia, or to Norway (which isn't on the Euro), I haven't had the chance to see any of them.
You are welcome. As mentioned before my mother is a (amateur) collector of Euro coins and got me also interested
In the past she also collected specific Guldens (guilders). the former currency of the European part of the kingdom was the gulden (guilder), with the sign fl
or ƒ . The Dutch name gulden was a Middle Dutch adjective meaning "golden", and the name indicates the coin was originally made of gold. The symbol ƒ or fl. for the Dutch guilder was derived from another old currency, the florijn, called the florin in English
By the way there is a part of the Dutch kingdom which is closer to the US, the former Dutch Antilles. They have their own currency.
The Netherlands Antilles (Dutch: Nederlandse Antillen, Papiamentu: Antia Hulandes) also referred to informally as the Dutch Antilles, was an autonomous Caribbean country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Although the country has now been dissolved, all of its constituent islands remain part of the kingdom under a different legal status and the term is still used to refer to these Dutch Caribbean islands.
The Dutch Antilles currency was the Antilles guilder, which was linked to the US Dollar
Aruba became a separate country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands in 1986. The rest of the Netherlands Antilles was dissolved on 10 October 2010, with Curaçao and Sint Maarten becoming two new constituent countries and with the other islands becoming special municipalities within the Netherlands.
On Aruba the currency is the Aruban florin. Which is related to the rate of the dollar (fixed exchange rate: 1 U.S. dollar = 1.75 Aruban Florin). In practice, you can also use the dollar.
The currency on Curaçao and Sint Maarten is the Antillean guilder (abbreviation ANG).
On the islands Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustasius the currency is the US Dollar.