The guilder is presently the currency
of two of the five islands which until 2010 formed the Netherlands Antilles. The ISO 4217 code (currency abbreviation) for the Netherlands Antillean guilder is ANG (is derived from AN
ulden). It is subdivided into 100 cents. The guilder was replaced by the US dollar
on 1 January 2011 on the other former islands of the Netherlands Antilles: Bonaire, Saba and Saint Eustatius. On Curaçao and Sint Maarten, the Netherlands Antillean guilder will be replaced by the newly created Caribbean guilder on 1 January 2012.
Summary information about Netherlands Antillean guilder
- ISO 4217 Code:
- Currency sign:
- NAƒ, NAf, ƒ or f
- Curaçao, Sint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles, Caribbean Netherlands
- 1 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 25 cent, 50 cent, 1 guilder, 2½ guilder, 5 guilder
- 5 guilder, 10 guilder, 25 guilder, 50 guilder, 100 guilder, 250 guilder
- Central bank:
- Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten
In the 18th century, the Dutch guilder circulated in the Netherlands Antilles. This was supplemented in 1794 by an issue of coins specific for the Dutch holdings in the West Indies. At this time, the guilder was subdivided into 20 stuiver.
Between 1799 and 1828, the reaal circulated on the islands, with 1 reaal = 6 stuiver or 3⅓ reaal = 1 guilder. The Dutch guilder was reintroduced in 1828, now subdivided into 100 cents. When currency began once more to be issued specifically for use in the Netherlands Antilles, it was issued in the name of Curaçao, with the first banknotes and coins, denominated in the Dutch currency, introduced in 1892 and 1900, respectively. The name „Netherlands Antilles” was introduced in 1952.
In 1940, following the German occupation of the Netherlands, the link to the Dutch currency was broken, with a peg to the U.S. dollar of 1.88585 guilders = 1 dollar established. The peg was adjusted to 1.79 guilders = 1 dollar in 1971.
In 1986, Aruba gained a status aparte and thereby left the Netherlands Antilles. Shortly after that, Aruba began to issue its own currency, the Aruban florin, which replaced the Netherlands Antillean guilder at par.
In 1794, silver coins were issued for use in the Dutch West Indies in denominations of 2 stuiver, ¼, 1 and 3 guilders. After the reintroduction of the Dutch guilder in 1828, some 1 guilder coins were cut into quarters and stamped with a 'C' in 1838 to produced ¼ guilder coins.
In 1900 and 1901, silver 1⁄10
and ¼ guilder coins were introduced which circulated alongside Dutch coins. Following the German occupation of the Netherlands and the separation of the Netherlands Antillean currency from the Dutch, a bronze 1 cent coin was introduced in 1942, followed by a cupro-nickel 5-cent coin in 1943. Bronze 2½ cent and silver 1 and 2½ guilders were introduced in 1944. The coinage of 1941-44 was minted in the United States and carries „P” or „D” mintmarks, and for most denominations a small palm tree. This money was also intended for use in Suriname. The alternate Dutch names for some of these coins are: 5 cent--stuiver; 10 cent--dubbeltje; 25 cent--kwartje; and 2½ guilders--rijksdaalder.
From 1952, the name „Nederlandse Antillen” appeared on the coins. In 1970, nickel replaced silver, although the 2½ guilder coin was not reintroduced until 1978. Aluminium 1 and 2½ cents were introduced in 1979. In 1989, aluminium 5 cent, nickel-bonded-steel 10, 25 and 50 cents, and aureate-steel 1 and 2½ guilders were introduced. Aureate-steel 5 guilder coins followed in 1998.
In 1892, the Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten
introduced notes in denominations of 25 and 50 cents, 1 and 2½ guilders. This was the only issue of the cent denominations. Notes for 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 250 and 500 guilders followed in 1900. The 1 and 2½ guilder notes were suspended after 1920 but reintroduced by the government in 1942 as muntbiljet.
From 1954, the name „Nederlandse Antillen” appeared on the reverse of the notes of the Curaçaosche Bank and, from 1955, the muntbiljet (2½ guilders only) was issued in the name of the Nederlandse Antillen. In 1962, the bank's name was changed to the Bank van de Nederlandse Antillen. In 1970, a final issue of muntbiljet was made in denominations of both 1 and 2½ guilders. The 500 guilder note was not issued after 1962.
ANG banknotes pictures gallery
|Banknote of 10 guilder has dimensions 147x66 mm and main colors are khaki, cinereous, platinum and ash grey.|
Obverse side of the 10 guilder is showing a hummingbird (kolibrie)
Reverse side of the 10 guilder is showing the logo of Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten
|Banknote of 25 guilder has dimensions 147x66 mm and main colors are cordovan, pale chestnut, platinum and rose gold.|
Obverse side of the 25 guilder is showing a flamingo
Reverse side of the 25 guilder is showing the logo of Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten
|Banknote of 50 guilder has dimensions 147x66 mm and main colors are antique brass, pale gold, platinum and light taupe.|
Obverse side of the 50 guilder is showing a rufous-collared sparrow
Reverse side of the 50 guilder is showing the logo of Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten
|Banknote of 100 guilder has dimensions 147x66 mm and main colors are tan, pastel brown, dark gray, platinum and shadow.|
Obverse side of the 100 guilder is showing a banana-quit
Reverse side of the 100 guilder is showing the logo of Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten
- About Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten:
- Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten
- List of currencies:
- Security features of ANG banknotes:
- Bank Notes
- ANG currency on Wikipedia:
- Netherlands Antillean guilder
- Official Website of Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten:
- Commemorative coins:
- Commemorative Coins