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Milestones in the coinage of Aruba
« on: December 31, 2015, 09:09:26 PM »
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Re: Milestones in the coinage of Aruba
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2015, 09:43:37 PM »
           


From Wikipedia: Aruba is an island country in the southern Caribbean Sea, located about 1,600 kilometres west of the main part of the Lesser Antilles and 29 kilometres north of the coast of Venezuela. It measures 32 kilometres long from its northwestern to its southeastern end and 10 kilometres across at its widest point. Aruba is one of the four constituent countries that form the Kingdom of the Netherlands, along with the Netherlands, Curaçao and Sint Maarten.

In 1986, Aruba left the Netherlands Antilles to become an independent country within the Kingdom of The Netherlands. Aruba received a Status Aparte.  In 2010 the Netherlands Antilles ceased to exist, Curaçao and Sint Maarten received the same status as Aruba, which meant that there was no longer a "Status Aparte" for that country. The official languages of Aruba are Dutch and Papiamento. Papiamento is the predominant language on Aruba. It is a creole language, spoken on Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao, that incorporates words from Portuguese, West African languages, Dutch, and Spanish. Aruba has a population of 103,400 inhabitants.
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Re: Milestones in the coinage of Aruba
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2015, 10:03:37 PM »
After independence in 1986, Aruba issued a series of coins. Previously the coins of the Netherlands Antilles guilder had been circulating on the island. The series of coins was designed by the Aruban artist Evelino Fingal and the coins were minted at the Royal Dutch Mint.

The 5, 10, 25 and 50 cent coins depict the coat of arms of Aruba and the date on the obverse while the reverse depicts the shortened denomination and line patterns.







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Re: Milestones in the coinage of Aruba
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2016, 04:41:58 PM »
The 1 and 2,5 florin coins depict the effigy of Queen Beatrix on the obverse while the reverse depicts the denomination, date and coat of arms. The edge lettering of both coins is “GOD ZIJ MET ONS” (God be with us).




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Re: Milestones in the coinage of Aruba
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2016, 04:42:43 PM »
In 1995 a square 5 florin coin was introduced, the design is identical to the 1 and 2,5 florin coins.


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Re: Milestones in the coinage of Aruba
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2016, 04:44:23 PM »
In 2006 a round 5 florin coin was introduced with enhanced security features, a half crown was added on the portrait of Queen Beatrix and the 2 lines above and under the portrait contain micro text “BEATRIXKONINGINDERNEDERLANDEN” (Beatrix queen of the Netherlands). The coin has a security edge with unchanged edge lettering. These enhanced security features were needed as high quality forgeries of the 5 florin coin had been found in circulation.




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Re: Milestones in the coinage of Aruba
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2016, 06:10:54 PM »
In 2014, due to the abdication,  the portrait of Queen Beatrix on the 1, 2,5 and 5 florin coins was replaced by the portrait of King Willem-Alexander. In the hyphen in the name of King Willem-Alexander can be found microtext “REY” (king). The reverse of the coins remained unchanged. The designer of the portrait is Pannos Goutzemisis.


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