BANKNOTES OF ARUBA
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Date Pick# Denomination Observations Obverse Reverse
1990 6 5 Florin  
 
1990 6s 5 Florin  
 
1990 7s 10 Florin  
 
1990 8s 25 Florin  
 
1990 9s 50 Florin  
 
1990 10s 100 Florin  
 
1993
(1996)
11 10 Florin  
 
1993
(1996)
11s 10 Florin  
 
1993
(1996)
12s 25 Florin  
 
1993
(1996)
13s 50 Florin  
 
1993
(1996)
14s 100 Florin  
 
1993
(1996)
15s 500 Florin  
 
2003 16 10 Florin  
 
2003 16s 10 Florin  
 
2003 17 25 Florin  
 
2003 17s 25 Florin  
 
2003 18s 50 Florin  
 
2003 19s 100 Florin  
 
2003 20s 500 Florin  
 


The history of the Aruba Florin
Aruba became a separate territory within the Kingdom of the Netherlands in 1986. Shortly after Aruba became a separate territory Aruba established its own Central Bank Banco Central di Aruba, and began to issue its own currency, the Aruban florin. The Aruban florin was first introduced in 1986, replacing the Netherlands Antilles guilder at par. The Aruban florin is divided into 100 cents and its ISO 4217 code is AWG.

Prices in Aruban florins are expressed the same as prices in guilder currencies, with a long italic f, i.e. 100,00 is 100 florin.

Coins come in denominations of 5, 10, 25 and 50 cents, 1, 2 and 5 florin. Currently Banknotes are issued in denominations of 10, 25, 50, 100 and 500, the 5 florin banknote has been replaced by a coin, however the note remains legal tender. All banknotes in Aruba are issued by Central Bank of Aruba. On the first series 1986 banknotes the name of the central bank was written in the local language Papiamento; Banco Central di Aruba. On all notes from 1990 until today the banks name is expressed in Dutch only; Centrale Bank van Aruba.

The value of the Aruban florin is pegged to the U.S. dollar at a rate of 1.79 florins is equal to one U.S. dollar. This peg has been observed since the florins inception in 1986.

Related Currencies
Banknotes of the Netherlands
Banknotes of the Netherlands Antilles


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