Aruba is a tiny Dutch Caribbean island off the coast of Venezuela. It has dry, sunny weather, blond beaches, and gentle surf. Constant trade winds bring cool breezes and cause the divi-divi trees to slope south-westerly. The architecture around the country shows a rich European influence that features Dutch gables painted in tropical pastels. It’s also evident in language, with English, Dutch, and Spanish spoken alongside the local tongue, Papiamento.
Aruba has one of the highest standards of living in the Caribbean region. There is a low unemployment rate. The florin is the currency of Aruba. It is subdivided into 100 cents. The florin was introduced in 1986, replacing the Netherlands Antillean guilder at par. The Central Bank of Aruba introduced banknotes in denominations of 5, 10, 25, 50 and 100 florins and dated January 1, 1986.
Today we are looking at a 5 florin banknote issued in 1986, one of the first issues of the country. The note boasts a simple design in green with the view of Aruba on the obverse in the center and the flag to left; the reverse has the official Coat of Arms in the center along with denominational value.
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