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Re: Curaçao and Sint Maarten: New currency area
« Reply #45 on: September 22, 2018, 09:06:17 PM »
Seems to have got a new target date

See

https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/80844-central-bank-eyeing-new-currency-by-2021

2021?! Last time they postponed their plans they claimed there weren't enough blanks available..
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Re: Curaçao and Sint Maarten: New currency area
« Reply #46 on: November 16, 2019, 05:36:06 PM »
The governments of Curaçao and Sint Maarten have recently officially announced that they will issue the Caribbean Guilder in 2021.

Earlier the Bank mentioned that they are unhappy about the current coins as they discolour too quickly. They prefer coins to be made of bronze plated steel but apparently that has consequences for the production and companies are hesitant to use this alloy.

The introduction of new cash was also necessary because their banknote printer (Royal Johan Enschedé) has been closed. Other banknote printers do not want to produce banknotes with certain features that can be found on their current notes.