Aruban florin


Aruban florin
Aruban florin
Arubaanse florijn (Dutch)
ISO 4217 code AWG
User(s)  Aruba (Kingdom of the Netherlands)
Inflation 4.1%
Source Centrale Bank van Aruba, September 2006
Method CPI
Pegged with U.S. dollar = 1.79 florin
Subunit
1/100 cent
Symbol Afl.[citation needed]
Plural florin
cent cent
Coins 5, 10, 25, 50 cent, 1, 2½, 5 florin
Banknotes 10, 25, 50, 100, 500 florin
Central bank Central Bank of Aruba
Website www.cbaruba.org
Printer Joh. Enschedé
Website www.joh-enschede.nl

The florin (sign: Afl.;[citation needed] code: AWG) is the currency of Aruba. It is subdivided into 100 cents. The florin was introduced in 1986, replacing the Netherlands Antillean guilder at par.

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History

The florin was introduced in 1986, replacing the Netherlands Antillean guilder at par. The currency has maintained the peg inherited from the gulden of 1.79 florin per 1 U.S. dollar.

Coins

In 1986, coins were introduced in denominations of 5, 10, 25 and 50 cents, 1 and 2½ florin. Later on the 5 florin note was replaced by a square coin and the 2½ coin was discontinued. The 5 florin was later on in 2005 replaced with a round golden coin. All coins are struck in nickel-bonded steel with exception of the 5 florin which is a combination of copper and other metals. The 50 cent is the only square-shaped coin remaining, also known as "yotin".[citation needed]

Banknotes

Banco Central di Aruba (Central Bank of Aruba) introduced banknotes in denominations of 5, 10, 25, 50 and 100 florin and dated January 1, 1986[1]. In 1990, the bank issued the same denominations in a colorful new family of notes designed by Aruban artist Evelino Fingal. As director of the Archaeological Museum, Fingal found inspiration in old Indian paintings and pot shards. Fingal combined decorative motives found on pre-Columbian pottery with pictures of animals unique to the island. 500 florin notes were introduced in 1993, with the 5 florin note replaced by a coin in 1995.

Current AWG exchange rates
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See also

References

  1. ^ Linzmayer, Owen (2011). "Aruba". The Banknote Book. San Francisco, CA: BanknoteNews.com. http://banknotebook.com. Retrieved 2011-08-21. 

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