In the Netherlands, "God is with us" on the edge of the 2-euro coins
"God Zit Met Ons": "God is with us." No, it is not the national motto of the Netherlands, but a reference to their old currency: the florin. Created in Italy, the florin quickly conquered Europe, especially the Netherlands, which adopted it as a monetary unit in 1816. Between 1876 and 1889 almost 4 million florins were struck with the portrait of King William II surrounded by this phrase "God Zit Met Ons," "God is with us."
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