Aruban Florin (AWG)

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Aruban Florin (AWG) has been the currency in Aruba.  The Central Bank of Aruba (Centrale Bank van Aruba) is the monetary authority for the implementation of monetary policy since 1986.  The Coins were introduced in denominations 5, 10, 25 and 50 cents and 1 and 5 Florin.  The denominations of Bills were 10, 25, 50, 100 and 500 Florin.

Portraits and Designs of Aruban Florin Bills and Coins

Aruban Florin Bills feature the Aruban Animal Wild Life

  • 500 Aruban Florin

Red Grouper (Epinephelus Morio) is a fish having a fat body and a large mouth.  They can’t swim in a long distance and in a fast motion.  Groupers swallow fish, octopus, and crustaceans outright rather than slowly biting it.

  • 100 Aruban Florin

Frog (Pleurodema Brachyops) is locally known in Aruba as “Dori”.  It is a four-eyed frog native in the place.

  • 50 Aruban Florin

Aruban Burrowing Owl (Athene Cunicularia Arubensis) has a small body, long legs and a typical face of the owl family.  These preys feed themselves with insects and rodents which they can get from the ground.  They used to live in burrows on the ground in a dry forest.  This burrowing owl was made as one of the Aruban’s National Symbols.

  • 25 Aruban Florin

Aruban Rattle Snake (Crotalus Durissus Unicolor) is considered as the venomous pitviper subspecies only found in the Island of Aruba.  This species is classified as distinct.

  • 10 Aruban Florin

Conch or Calco (Melongena Melongena) is a shellfish like an oyster with firm and white meat inside.  It is considered as one of the most popular seafood ingredients in Aruba.

  • 5 and 1 Aruban Florin

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands (Beatrix Wilhemina Armgard) was the reigning Queen from 1980 up to 2013.  Her eldest son Willem Alexander succeeded from his throne when she abdicated last April 30, 2013.  Different facilities like hospitals, international airport, nursing home and school were named after her.

  • 50, 25, 10 and 5 cents

Coat of Arms is a unique family crest designed with shield, surcoat, and tabard.  The design is a very unique symbol for an individual or family, corporate or state.

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