All denominations of the first series, issued in 2002, show the profile of Queen Beatrix with the inscription ‘Beatrix Koningin der Nederlanden’ (Beatrix Queen of The Netherlands) in Dutch. They were designed by Bruno Ninaber van Eyben.
As of 2014, the second series shows the effigy of the new Head of State King Willem-Alexander.
On the 1-, 2- , 5-, 10-, 20- and 50-euro cent coins the effigy is separated in two parts by an area with a vertical line. At the left of the vertical line, reading from bottom to top, the Dutch mint master mark, the text "Willem-Alexander" and the mint mark. At the right of the vertical line, reading from top to bottom, the text "Koning der Nederlanden". At the bottom left of the effigy the year of issuance "2014".
On the 1- and 2-euro coins the design shows at the right side of the effigy three vertical lines. Between the first and the second line from the right, the Dutch mint master mark, the year of issuance and the mint mark. Between the second and the third line from the right the text "Willem-Alexander" and after the third line from the right the text "Koning der Nederlanden".
The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.
The edge lettering on the €2 coin is GOD * ZIJ * MET * ONS * (God be with us).
Coins from previous years featuring the old Dutch national face remain valid.