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Milestones in the coinage of Curaçao and Dependencies
« on: February 28, 2016, 01:07:40 PM »
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Re: Milestones in the coinage of Curaçao and Dependencies
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2018, 12:00:56 PM »



The Colony of Curaçao and Dependencies was a Dutch colony from 1815 until 1828 and from 1845 until 1936. Between 1936 and 1948, the area was known as the Territory of Curaçao, and after 1948 as the Netherlands Antilles. Curaçao and Dependencies consisted of Curaçao, Aruba and Bonaire. In 1845 the islands Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten and Saba (formerly known as Sint Eustatius and dependencies) were added.

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Re: Milestones in the coinage of Curaçao and Dependencies
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2018, 12:01:32 PM »



The first coins that circulated in Curaçao were chopped Spanish pieces of 8, which were countermarked with the denominations 3, 3.5 and 5 reals. These coins circulated from around 1800 until 1838. Both a five pointed rosette and a figure 3 mark were used to indicate the denomination of the pieces of 3 reals.



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Re: Milestones in the coinage of Curaçao and Dependencies
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2018, 12:02:05 PM »




In 1821 a coin of 1 real was issued. The obverse depicts a crossed Mercury staff and a cornculm, and the reverse shows the denomination within a wreath. The coins were minted in Philadelphia, USA. 



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Re: Milestones in the coinage of Curaçao and Dependencies
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2018, 12:02:41 PM »



In 1822 a silver 1 stuiver coin was issued. The coins were minted in the USA and the Netherlands.


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Re: Milestones in the coinage of Curaçao and Dependencies
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2018, 10:08:02 AM »
 In 1845 the islands Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten and Saba (formerly known as Sint Eustatius and dependencies) also became part of Curaçao and Dependencies.

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Re: Milestones in the coinage of Curaçao and Dependencies
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2018, 10:09:03 AM »
In 1900 a ¼ guilder coin was introduced, followed by a 1/10 guilder coin in 1901. The obverse depicts a portrait of Queen Wilhelmina by Pier Pander, the reverse depicts the coat of arms of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the date and denomination.

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Re: Milestones in the coinage of Curaçao and Dependencies
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2018, 10:09:18 AM »



The 1/4 guilder coin.

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Re: Milestones in the coinage of Curaçao and Dependencies
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2018, 10:09:33 AM »



The 1/10 guilder coin.

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Re: Milestones in the coinage of Curaçao and Dependencies
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2018, 10:12:54 AM »
In 1944 a series of circulating coins was introduced. The series consisted of 1 cent, 2,5 cent, 1/10 guilder, 1/4 guilder, 1 guilder and 2,5 guilders. The series of coins was designed by Johannes Cornelis Wienecke. In 1944, the coins were minted in Denver, USA. In later years they were produced at the Royal Dutch Mint.

The 1 and 2,5 cent coins depict a standing lion holding a sword on the obverse while the reverse features the denomination and a wreath of orange branches.

The coins of 1/10 guilder and 1/4 guilder depict an effigy of Queen Wilhelmina on the obverse while the reverse depicts the denomination.

The 1 and 2,5 guilder coins depict an effigy of Queen Wilhelmina on the obverse while the reverse depicts the coat of arms of the Netherlands.

All 6 coins depict the lettering "MUNT VAN CURAÇAO" (Coin of Curaçao).

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Re: Milestones in the coinage of Curaçao and Dependencies
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2018, 10:16:28 AM »



The 1 cent coin.

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Re: Milestones in the coinage of Curaçao and Dependencies
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2018, 10:41:01 AM »



The 2,5 cent coin.

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Re: Milestones in the coinage of Curaçao and Dependencies
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2018, 10:45:13 AM »




The 1/10 guilder coin.

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Re: Milestones in the coinage of Curaçao and Dependencies
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2018, 10:47:22 AM »



The 1/4 guilder coin.

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Re: Milestones in the coinage of Curaçao and Dependencies
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2018, 10:48:05 AM »



The 1 guilder coin.