Second series: All denominations of coins of the second series show King Willem-Alexander in profile, the son of former Queen Beatrix, with the inscription “Willem-Alexander Koning der Nederlanden” (King of the Netherlands). The designs of the coins of the second series are by Erwin Olaf. The mint marks appear on either side of the year of issuance.
First series: All denominations of coins of the first series show former Queen Beatrix in profile with the inscription “Beatrix Koningin der Nederlanden” (Queen of the Netherlands). Beatrix was Queen of the Netherlands from 30 April 1980 to 30 April 2013, when she abdicated in favour of her son. The designs of the coins of the first series are by Bruno Ninaber van Eyben.
Edge-lettering of the 2€ coin, both series: GOD * ZIJ * MET * ONS * (God be with us).