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Curaçao and St. Maarten: New Collector Coin Issued

Started by Bimat, April 27, 2017, 03:57:03 PM

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Silver King Willem-Alexander Commemorative Coin

Published On: Wed, Apr 26th, 2017

WILLEMSTAD - The first commemorative coin of the year 2017 has a royal theme. On the occasion of the 50th birthday of HM King Willem-Alexander the Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten (CBCS) has issued a silver 5 guilder commemorative coin. The obverse side of this coin shows the portrait of the king, the words "Willem-Alexander Koning der Nederlanden" and "50 jaar". The reverse side includes the coat of arms of the Netherlands Antilles, the denomination, mintmarks and year of issue.

This commemorative coin can be purchased at the Currency Department of the CBCS in Scharloo as of Wednesday, April 26, 2017, for the price of NAf. 102.50.

Apart from the silver coins, the Royal Dutch Mint in the Netherlands has issued gold 10 guilder coins for Curaçao and Sint Maarten with the same designs. However, the gold coins are only for sale at the Royal Dutch Mint. The price for the gold commemorative coins is € 204.95 each.

Source: Curacao Chronicle
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Admittedly I have never met Willem Alexander ;) but that portrait looks strange ...