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Offline Pabitra

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Netherlands Caribbean
« on: August 08, 2013, 02:17:55 PM »
Does Country of Bonaire, Sint Eustius and Saba issue regular coins?

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Re: Netherlands Caribbean
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2013, 02:25:48 PM »
No, they use the US dollar. See here.

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Re: Netherlands Caribbean
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2013, 05:26:39 PM »
Also, they are not a country or countries. They each have chosen to have the status of a special town of the Netherlands.

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Re: Netherlands Caribbean
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2013, 08:42:11 PM »
Royal Dutch Mint at Utrecht has been issuing Dollar coin for general circulation as well as comemms for that country, with the claim that they are legal tender.

The specifications of the coin match the specifications of Dollar coin of USA in diameter and weight.

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Re: Netherlands Caribbean
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2013, 10:59:24 PM »
Royal Dutch Mint at Utrecht has been issuing Dollar coin for general circulation as well as comemms for that country, with the claim that they are legal tender.

Not according to the Dutch central bank (2011 issue) and the Dutch government (2013 issue) though. Then again, a medal authorized by the government and used as a means of payment comes pretty darn close to a coin. ;)

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Re: Netherlands Caribbean
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2013, 11:22:34 PM »
What the marketing boys of the metal pusher say is not necessarily helpful or even true. Wikipedia is a better source. Also, legal tender is an utterly useless standard. By that benchmark, almost all pseudo coins are coins (which is why the metal floggers like it so much) and no coin issued before around 1800 is a coin. What matters is what is used as money, not what is legally permitted to be used as money but sold above face or struck in anachronistic metals or with gimmicks included and in many cases not even available in the area it is supposed to circulate.

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Re: Netherlands Caribbean
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2017, 08:29:40 PM »
So, these circulate apparently. I've seen an image of quite worn 2013 piece. No wonder if the mintage is 50 thousand. I still didn't get it quite right from the posted article about the 2011 piece which was apparently minted only in 4000 examples. But everything is possible on these small islands, newer Antilles commemoratives even circulate at similar mintages.