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Offline Tremissis

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The Royal Dutch Mint have announced a coin for Curacao and Sint Maarten commemorating the abolishment of slavery 150 years ago.

A 5 Gulden Piece with below specifations:

Metal: silver (925/1000)
weight: 11,90 gr.
diameter: 29,0 mm
quality: proof
denomination: 5 gulden
mintage: 750


The coin is for the countries of Curacao and Aruba, but mentions the name of a non-existing country, The Netherlands Antilles. Latter was dissolved on 10-10-2010.

Abolishment of Dutch slavery in a nutshell:
Slavery in the former Dutch colonies was abolished in steps. On 01-01-1860 in the Dutch East Indies in regions governed directly by Dutch authorities. In the Dutch Carribean on 01-07-1863. In Surinam former slaves were placed under government control and had to continue working (for pay) on the estates of their former owners for 10 years as those feared that abolishment would lead to lack of work force. Basically former slaves were not really free there until 1873. Slavery continued to exist in regions of the Dutch East Indies that were governed indirectly through local principalities. On the island of Sumbawa even up to 31-03-1910.

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Re: Curacao & Sint Maarten: 5 Gulden 2013 abolishment of slavery
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2013, 12:42:17 AM »
The coin is for the countries of Curacao and Aruba, but mentions the name of a non-existing country, The Netherlands Antilles.

Strange indeed. They did the same with the inauguration/inhuldiging coin ...
http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,21720.msg146595.html#msg146595

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Re: Curacao & Sint Maarten: 5 Gulden 2013 abolishment of slavery
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2013, 04:59:12 PM »
Maybe they should change name to "The Former Netherlands Antilles, we don't know what to call ourselves yet"
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Re: Curacao & Sint Maarten: 5 Gulden 2013 abolishment of slavery
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2013, 05:10:15 PM »
How about: "Buy what we make, not what we say"?

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Re: Curacao & Sint Maarten: 5 Gulden 2013 abolishment of slavery
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2013, 05:26:44 PM »
The problem is that Curacao and Sint Maarten have yet to agree on the proposed new currency, the Caribbean Guilder, so legally they are probably required to use the 'Netherlands Antilles' gulden until they agree on a replacement.

Central Bank of Curacao and Sint Maarten could split

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Re: Curacao & Sint Maarten: 5 Gulden 2013 abolishment of slavery
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2013, 11:49:13 PM »
The problem is that Curacao and Sint Maarten have yet to agree on the proposed new currency, the Caribbean Guilder, so legally they are probably required to use the 'Netherlands Antilles' gulden until they agree on a replacement.

Indeed.

And it is remarkably difficult to find any up to date info on the Carribean Guilder. What I have read about it so far suggests a lot of disagreement.

We have already seen the 2011 & 2012 circulation coins and the 2013 King Willem-Alexander investitiure commemorative and commemorative circulation coins and now this one. Think we will see quite a collection of "you can pay with it, but the country doesn't exist" until that Carribean Guilder is finally introduced (if at all).

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Re: Curacao & Sint Maarten: 5 Gulden 2013 abolishment of slavery
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2019, 07:41:34 PM »
6 years later, the Central Bank of the Netherlands Antilles has for the first time released a 2013-dated 5 gulden coin with this theme in base metal into circulation. The coin depicts the same design as the silver collectors coin that was issued in 2013 already, which can be seen above. According to the central bank the circulating commemorative coins were already produced in 2013 but they were never issued as the legislative documents that were necessary for them to be issued were not ready in time for the commemorations. Ever since they had been collecting dust in the central bank's vault. 
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