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Curaçao and Sint Maarten: New Commemorative Coin Issued
« on: October 08, 2020, 04:33:53 PM »
Commemorative coin on the occasion of ‘10 years of structural reforms’

WILLEMSTAD, PHILIPSBURG - The Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten (CBCS) issued a unique commemorative circulation coin to mark 10 years of structural reforms since October 10, 2010.

The CBCS officially presented the coin to the prime ministers and the ministers of Finance of Curaçao and Sint Maarten. In Curaçao, the officials received the coin from CBCS-president Richard Doornbosch, and in Sint Maarten from the director of the CBCS Sint Maarten office, Mrs. Raquel Lo-Fo-Wong.

The obverse side of this NAf 5 circulation coin shows the Roman numeral “X”, in which is written “October 10, 2010-2020”. On the left side of the X, the flag of Curaçao is displayed in color, and on the right side, the flag of Sint Maarten is shown, also in color. On the upper edge of the coin, the words “PAIS KÒRSOU” and “COUNTRY OF SINT MAARTEN” are written, and at the base, the silhouettes of the countries Curaçao and Sint Maarten are depicted. The reverse side of the coin includes the coat of arms of the former country of the Netherlands Antilles, the denomination (5G), and year of issue (2020).

This commemorative coin, of which 100,000 pieces have been struck, will be put into circulation on October 9, 2020, through the commercial banks in Curaçao and Sint Maarten. Especially for collectors, a limited number of rolls of these 5-guilder coins are available. Collectors can buy these rolls of 20 uncirculated coins for the price of NAf. 100,- per roll, at the CBCS exclusively.

Source: Curacao Chronicle
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Re: Curaçao and Sint Maarten: New Commemorative Coin Issued
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2020, 10:36:49 AM »
Interesting design. No mintmark and mintmastermark on the visuals. I wonder where it was produced and who designed it.
The alloy of nickel plated steel is also unusual, as is the fact that no special version will be released in precious metals for collectors.
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Re: Curaçao and Sint Maarten: New Commemorative Coin Issued
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2020, 08:17:21 PM »
I wonder where it was produced

If I had to bet I would bet the coin(s) were minted by the Royal Canadian Mint because of the metal composition and the look of the coin.

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Curaçao and Sint Maarten: New Commemorative Coin Issued
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2020, 06:50:10 AM »
If I had to bet I would bet the coin(s) were minted by the Royal Canadian Mint because of the metal composition and the look of the coin.

+1.

I have asked Royal Canadian Mint on Twitter if that's indeed the case.

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Re: Curaçao and Sint Maarten: New Commemorative Coin Issued
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2020, 11:52:15 AM »
If I had to bet I would bet the coin(s) were minted by the Royal Canadian Mint because of the metal composition and the look of the coin.

I fear the same, although I hope it is just Royal Dutch Mint that produced these coins. I had already emailed the Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten so I think we will soon know for sure, either via Bimat or myself.

There are also some differences on the coat of arms. Royal Dutch Mint never used LIBERTATE VNANIMVS on the coat of arms, always LIBERTATE UNANIMUS. Furthermore RDM always did this lettering incuse which here does not appear to be the case. The creative reverse design also does not look like one that was made by Royal Dutch Mint.
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Curaçao and Sint Maarten: New Commemorative Coin Issued
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2020, 04:40:56 PM »
RCM has confirmed on Twitter that the coin was indeed struck by them!

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