Change of Throne, 30 April 2013 – Queen Beatrix, King Willem-Alexander 3D Silver stamp from the Netherlands

April 30th, 2013

To mark the change of throne on April 30, 2013 PostNL issued a pure silver stamp with 3D technology applied. The design consists of a double portrait of the current Queen Beatrix and the future King Willem-Alexander in three-dimensional carving.

It is the second time after 2001that a silver stamp is nationally issued in the Netherlands. reminds that on 28 January 2013 Beatrix announced that she abdicates on 30 April 2013, in favour of her eldest son Willem-Alexander, the heir apparent to the throne.