Aruba
 

 
Aruba is an island in the southern Caribbean Sea, located about 1,600 kilometers (990 mi) west of the Lesser Antilles and 29 kilometres (18 mi) north of the coast of Venezuela. It measures 32 kilometers (20 mi) long from its northwestern to its southeastern end and 10 kilometers (6 mi) across at its widest point. Together with Bonaire and Curaçao, Aruba forms a group referred to as the ABC islands. Collectively, Aruba and the other Dutch islands in the Caribbean are often called the Netherlands Antilles or the "Dutch Caribbean".
 
                     c.1502  Discovered and claimed for Spain by Alonso de Ojeda and
                              named Oro Hubo.

                       1526  First recorded mention as Aruba.
                10 May 1636  Aruba a Dutch colony (subordinate to Curaçao).
         1636 - 1792         Under Dutch West India Company administration.
         1647 - 1664         Part of New Netherland colony (under New York).
                30 Jan 1648  Spain recognizes Dutch possession of Aruba.
                   Oct 1804  (1 week) British occupation.
  12 Feb 1805 - 20 Nov 1805  British occupation.
  10 Apr 1806 - 15 Apr 1806  Occupied by Venezuelan revolutionary Francisco de Miranda.
  19 Aug 1806 - 25 Sep 1806  Re-occupied by Francisco de Miranda.
     Jan 1807 - 11 Mar 1816  British occupation.
                       1828  Bonaire, Aruba, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten
                              and Dutch Guiana united as the Dutch West Indies; with
                              the governor of Dutch Guiana as the governor-general
                              (under Suriname).
                27 Jan 1848  Islands united under the name of Curaçao and Dependencies
                              (from 20 Sep 1948, renamed Netherlands Antilles.
                29 Dec 1954  Netherlands Antilles an autonomous part of the Netherlands.
  11 May 1940 - 11 Feb 1942  Allied occupation (French to 6 Jul 1940, then British),
                              Dutch administration continues.
  11 Feb 1942 - 1945         U.S. occupation, Dutch administration continues.
                25 Mar 1977  Referendum Aruba 82% of voters support independence and
                              withdrawal from the Netherlands Antilles.
                12 Mar 1983  Autonomy granted; to be followed by independence within ten
                              years.
                01 Jan 1986  Separation from Netherlands Antilles, Aruba an autonomous
                              country of The Netherlands.
                   Jun 1990  Movement toward full independence (that was to occur on
                              01 Jan 1996) halted at Aruba's request.
 

Aruba, formerly a part of the Netherlands Antilles, achieved on Jan. 01, 1986 a special status, “status aparte” was the third state under the Dutch crown, together with the Netherlands and the remaining five islands of the Netherlands Antilles. On Dec. 15, 1954 the Netherlands Antilles were given complete domestic autonomy and granted equality within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The separate constitution put in place for Aruba in 1986 established it as an autonomous government within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. In 1990 Aruba opted to remain a part of the Kingdom without the promise of future independence. The second largest island of the Netherlands Antilles, Aruba is situated near the Venezuelan coast. The island has an area of 74-1/2 sq. mi. (193 sq. km.). Capital: Oranjestad (1780-1824 Paardenbaai; 1636-1780 Commandeursbaai), named after the Dutch royal family. Aruba was important in the processing and transportation of petroleum products in the first part of the twentieth century, but today the chief industry is tourism.
Aruba is now one of the four constituent countries that form the Kingdom of the Netherlands, along with the Netherlands, Curaçao and Sint Maarten. The citizens of these countries all share a single nationality: Dutch. Aruba has no administrative subdivisions, but, for census purposes, is divided into eight regions. Capital: Oranjestad (1780-1824 Paardenbaai; 1636-1780 Commandeursbaai). National Anthem: Aruba Dushi Tera (Aruba, Precious Country).
 
 
  • Spain.................................................1499 - 1634
  • The Netherlands.......................................1634 - date
  • Commanders
  • Johannes van Walbeeck.........................................1636
  • Hendrik Martens...............................................1660?
  • N. Williams...................................................1667?
  • Josephus Flaccius (1st time)..........................1676? - 21 Dec 1680
  • Willem Kien (acting)..........................................1680
  • Johannes "Hans" Bontemantel...........................1680? - 1681
  • Josephus Flaccius (2nd time)...........................1681 - Oct 1715
  • Hermanus Koolman......................................1717? - 1719
  • Willem Palmers.........................................1719 - 1721
  • Pieter Pietersz van Kempen.............................1721 - 1722
  • Willem Jansz (1st time)................................1722 - 1726
  • Isaak Obbens...........................................1726 - 1730
  • Willem Jansz (2nd time)................................1730 - 1739
  • Daniel Nieuwkerk.......................................1739 - 1754
  • Lourens Croes (acting).................................1754 - 1756
  • Jan van der Biest I....................................1756 - 10 Oct 1768
  • Gilles Poppe (acting to 1772)..........................1768 - 1780
  • Harmen van der Biest...................................1780 - 1791
  • Jacobus Pellicorne Porrier.............................1791 - 1792
  • Borchard Specht........................................1792 - 1803
  • British commander
  • Edward Hamilton....................................Sep 1799 - Oct 1799
  • Henry Anderson................................................May 1800
  • Watkins.......................................................Sep 1800
  • Commanders
  • Pieter Specht..........................................1803 - 1804
  • British commander
  • Mahling [Maling] (1st time)...................................one week in Oct 1804
  • The British occupied Curacao 1803-1805, 1807-1816, and Bonaire 1807-1814.
  • Commanders
  • Johan Craneveldt.......................................1804 - 1805
  • Bruin Govertsz Quant (1st time)........................1805 - 08 Oct 1805
  • British Lt. governor
  • W. Doran........................................08 Oct 1805 - 20 Nov 1805
  • Commanders
  • Patrick Balfour................................................20 Nov 1805
  • Pedro Luis Brión (acting)......................................Nov 1805
  • Bruin Govertsz Quant (2nd time).....................Nov 1805 - 15 Jan 1806
  • British commander
  • Mahling [Maling] (2nd time)......................12 Feb 1805 - 20 Nov 1805
  • Commanders
  • Joseph Franke (acting)...........................15 Jan 1806 - 1806
  • Commissioner
  • Samuel Bartholomeus van den Broek (1st time - acting)..........1806
  • Commanders
  • Jan van der Biest II (1st time)................................1806
  • Commissioner
  • Samuel Bartholomeus van den Broek (2nd time - acting)...1806 - 18..
  • Venezuela Military Commander
  • Francisco de Miranda (1st time)..................10 Apr 1806 - 15 Apr 1806
  • Francisco de Miranda (2nd time)..................19 Aug 1806 - 25 Sep 1806
  • Commanders
  • John Harrison Church.............................10 Nov 1810 - 181.
  • Hartmann?......................................................181.
  • British civil commander
  • I. van der Biest........................................181. - 11 Mar 1816
  • Commanders
  • Lodewijk Christoph Boyé..........................11 Mar 1816 - 01 Jul 1819
  • Jan van der Biest II (2nd time - acting)................1819 - 01 Jan 1822
  • Jacob Thielen I..................................01 Jan 1822 - 1826
  • Simon Plats.............................................1826 - 14 Aug 1827
  • Johan Frederik Waters Gravenhorst (acting to 1829)......1827 - 1833
  • Directors (gezashebber)
  • Johan Frederik Waters Gravenhorst (continued)...........1833 - 1837
  • Gerard Jan van Spall...........................................1837
  • Jacobus Jarman, Jr. ....................................1839 - 1848
  • Lieutenant governors (gezaghebber)
  • Jacobus Jarman, Jr. (continued).........................1848 - 1859
  • Borchard Specht (acting).......................................1859
  • Michaël de Veer (1st time - acting)............................1859
  • Herman François Gerardus Wagner.........................1859 - 1860
  • Michaël de Veer (2nd time)..............................1860 - 1863
  • Edouard Dénis Ernest van den Bossche....................1863 - 1866
  • Jan Helenus Ferguson....................................1866 - 1871
  • Willem Melanchton Bennebroek Gravenhorst................1871 - 1876
  • Jan Hendrik Rudeloff Beaujon............................1876 - 1883
  • David Gäerste Willemszoon...............................1883 - 1888
    • acting for Willemszoon
    • E.L. Zeppenfeldt..........................................1885
    • P.J.C. Lampe.......................................1885 - 1886
  • Jacob Thielen II (1st time).............................1888 - 1897
  • J.G. Lampe (acting)............................................1897
  • Johannes Adriaan de Veer................................1897 - 1899
  • Jacob Thielen II (2nd time - acting)....................1899 - 1901
  • Gerard Raven Zeppenfeldt................................1901 - 1909
  • Hendrik Johannes Beaujon................................1911 - 1920
  • Jan Frederik Quast......................................1920 - 1928
  • Isaac Wagemaker.........................................1928 - 1945
    • acting for Wagemaker
    • J.N. van der Veen Zeppenfeldt.............................1931
    • J.H. Perret Gentil........................................1934
    • M.B. Bartels Daal.........................................1938
  • Lindoro Cristoffel Kwartsz..............................1945 - 1957
    • acting for Kwartsz
    • A.M. Schütte..............................................1947
    • Herman Bernard Cornelis Schotborgh........................1948
    • Hendrik Anthonius Hessling.........................1949 - 1950
    • Fr.A. Jas.................................................1951
    • P.G. Hooghoudt............................................1952
  • P. Croes (acting)..............................................1957
  • K.H. de Boer (acting)...................................1957 - 1958
  • E. Arends (acting)......................................1958 - 1959
  • Oscar Siegfried Henriquez (1st time - acting)..................1959
  • Otto R.A. Beaujon (acting).....................................1959
  • Frederik J.C. Beaujon...................................1959 - 1964
  • Oscar Siegfried Henriquez (2nd time)....................1964 - 1973
  • Francisco J. "Jossy" Tromp..............................1973 - 1979
  • Francisco D. Figaroa....................................1979 - 1982
  • Remy R. Zaandam (acting).......................................1982
  • Euladio D. Nicolaas (acting)...................................1982
  • Pedro Bislip............................................1983 - 04 Oct 1985
  • Frans Wernet (acting)...................................1985 - 31 Dec 1985
  • Governors
  • Felipe B. Tromp..................................01 Jan 1986 - 12 Mar 1992
  • Olindo Koolman...................................12 Mar 1992 - 11 May 2004
  • Fredis Jose Refunjol.............................11 May 2004 - 31 Dec 2016
  • Juan Alfonso Boekhoudt...........................01 Jan 2017 - date
 
 
Currency: Aruba Florin (AWG) = 100 cents.
The Florin is the currency of Aruba. It is subdivided into 100 cents. The Florin was introduced on January 01, 1986, replacing the Netherlands Antillean guilder at par. The currency has maintained the peg inherited from the gulden of 1.79 Florin per 1 US Dollar. Due to this fact, and also because of a growing amount of American tourism, US Dollars are often used as the de facto currency instead of Aruban Florins at many businesses, especially in the hotel and resort areas of the island.
In 1986, coins were introduced in denominations of 5, 10, 25 and 50 cents, 1 and 2½ Florin. Later, the 5 Florin note was replaced by a square coin and the 2½ Florin coin was discontinued in 1995. 2½ Florin coin is produced since 1996 in Proof sets only. 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 an alloy of copper and other metals. The 50 cent is the only square-shaped coin remains. 1 cent coin is known as Sen, 2½ cent as Plaka, 5 cents as Locha (Stuiver), 10 cents as Dubbeltje (Depchi), 25 cents as Kwartje (Dies Plaka), 50 cents as Yotin (Groot Stuiver) and 2½ Florin as Fuerte (Rijksdaalder).
Various privy mint marks at the left top side of the emblem, can be seen on these coins in the following years:
  • 1986-1988: anvil.
  • 1989-1999: bow and arrow.
  • 2000: bow and arrow with star.
  • 2001: wine tendril with grapes.
  • 2002: wine tendril with grapes & star.
  • 2003-2016: sails of a clipper.
  • 2016: sails with star.
 
 
Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard coinage (1986-2013)
 
1986
 

KM#6 2 ½ Florin. Year: 1986. Weight: 10.30g [10.30g]. Metal: Nickel bonded Steel. Edge: Lettered: "GOD * ZIJ * MET * ONS *" (GOD BE WITH US). Diameter: 30.00 mm. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Utrecht. Obverse: "ARUBA" written at the top between two lines. Emblem in the center right side. Date at the center left side. Value "2 ½ FLORIN" written at the center right side. Horizontal line at the bottom.

Reverse: Queen Beatrix's portrait in the center left adjusted position between two horizontal lines. "Beatrix" written at the center right adjusted side. "KONINGIN DER NEDERLANDEN" written at center bottom right adjusted side. Mintage: 106,200. Minted Years: 1986-2013 (From 1996 onwards only available in sets). Engravers: Evelino Fingal (both sides).

Note: My coin has readable edge when Date side is on the top.

 
1990
 

KM#1 5 cents. Year: 1990. Weight: 2.02g [2.00g]. Metal: Nickel bonded Steel. Edge: Plain. Diameter: 16.00 mm. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Utrecht. Obverse: "ARUBA" written at the top between two lines. Emblem in the center right side. Date at the bottom left side. Horizontal line at the bottom.
Reverse: Geometric design. Numeral "5" at the top. "c" on the top right side. Mintage: 612,000. Minted Years: 1986-2016. Engravers: Evelino Fingal (both sides).
 
1991
 

Same as KM#1 mentioned above, but...

Year: 1991. Weight: 1.99g [2.00g]. Mintage: 412,000.  

 
1992
 

Same as KM#1 mentioned above, but...

Year: 1992. Weight: 1.99g [2.00g]. Mintage: 810,500.  

 
1994
 

Same as KM#1 mentioned above, but...

Year: 1994. Weight: 2.02g [2.00g]. Mintage: 709,100.

 
1995
 

Same as KM#1 mentioned above, but...

Year: 1995. Weight: 2.01g [2.00g]. Mintage: 808,500.

KM#3 25 cents. Year: 1995. Weight: 3.50g [3.50g]. Metal: Nickel bonded Steel. Edge: Plain. Diameter: 20.00 mm. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Utrecht. Obverse: "ARUBA" written at the top between two lines. Emblem in the center right side. Date at the bottom left side. Horizontal line at the bottom.
Reverse: Geometric design. Numeral "25" at the top. "c" on the top right side. Mintage: 608,500. Minted Years: 1986-2016. Engravers: Evelino Fingal (both sides).
 
1997
 

Same as KM#1 mentioned above, but...

Year: 1997. Weight: 1.98g [2.00g]. Mintage: 535,500.

 
1998
 

Same as KM#1 mentioned above, but...

Year: 1998. Weight: 1.99g [2.00g]. Mintage: 920,000.

 
2000
 

Same as KM#1 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2000. Weight: 2.03g [2.00g]. Mintage: 886,500.

KM#2 10 cents. Year: 2000. Weight: 2.98g [3.00g]. Metal: Nickel bonded Steel. Edge: Reeded. Diameter: 18.00 mm. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Utrecht. Obverse: "ARUBA" written at the top between two lines. Emblem in the center right side. Date at the bottom left side. Horizontal line at the bottom.
Reverse: Geometric design. Numeral "10" at the top. "c" on the top right side. Mintage: 759,500. Minted Years: 1986-2016. Engravers: Evelino Fingal (both sides).

Same as KM#3 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2000. Weight: 3.47g [3.50g]. Mintage: 330,500.

KM#4 50 cents. Year: 2000. Weight: 5.04g [5.00g]. Metal: Nickel bonded Steel. Edge: Plain. Diameter: 20.00 mm. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Utrecht. Obverse: "ARUBA" written at the top between two lines. Emblem in the center right side. Date at the bottom left side. Horizontal line at the bottom. Reverse: Geometric design. Numeral "50" at the top. "c" on the top right side. Mintage: 54,500. Minted Years: 1986-2016. Engravers: Evelino Fingal (both sides).

KM#5 1 Florin. Year: 2000. Weight: 8.37g [8.50g]. Metal: Nickel bonded Steel. Edge: Lettered: "GOD * ZIJ * MET * ONS *" (GOD BE WITH US). Diameter: 26.00 mm. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Utrecht. Obverse: "ARUBA" written at the top between two lines. Emblem in the center right side. Date at the center left side. Value "1 FLORIN" written at the center right side. Horizontal line at the bottom.
Reverse: Queen Beatrix's portrait in the center left adjusted position between two horizontal lines. "Beatrix" written at the center right adjusted side. "KONINGIN DER NEDERLANDEN" written at center bottom right adjusted side. Mintage: 295,500. Minted Years: 1986-2013. Engravers: Evelino Fingal (both sides).

Note: My coin has readable edge when Date side is on the top.

 
2001
 

Same as KM#2 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2001. Weight: 3.02g [3.00g]. Mintage: 1,006,900.

Same as KM#4 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2001. Weight: 5.01g [5.00g]. Mintage: 506,900.

Same as KM#5 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2001. Weight: 8.39g [8.50g]. Mintage: 406,900.

Note: My coin has readable edge when Queen Beatrix side is on the top.

 
2002
 

Same as KM#1 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2002. Weight: 2.03g [2.00g]. Mintage: 1,006,000.

Same as KM#2 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2002. Weight: 2.97g [3.00g]. Mintage: 1,006,900.

Same as KM#3 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2002. Weight: 3.50g [3.50g]. Mintage: 806,000.

 
2003
 

Same as KM#1 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2003. Weight: 2.01g [2.00g]. Mintage: 1,104,100.

Same as KM#2 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2003. Weight: 2.95g [3.00g]. Mintage: 1,004,000.

 
2004
 

Same as KM#1 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2004. Weight: 2.03g [2.00g]. Mintage: 502,500.

Same as KM#2 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2004. Weight: 2.97g [3.00g]. Mintage: 402,500.

 
2005
 

Same as KM#1 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2005. Weight: 2.00g [2.00g]. Mintage: 602,500.

Same as KM#2 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2005. Weight: 2.98g [3.00g]. Mintage: 402,500.

 
2006
 

Same as KM#2 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2006. Weight: 2.97g [3.00g]. Mintage: 452,500. 

Same as KM#3 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2006. Weight: 3.46g [3.50g]. Mintage: 302,000.

Same as KM#5 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2006. Weight: 8.46g [8.50g]. Mintage: 402,000.

Note: My coin has readable edge when Date side is on the top.

 
2007
 

Same as KM#1 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2007. Weight: 1.99g [2.00g]. Mintage: 1,152,000.

Same as KM#2 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2007. Weight: 2.98g [3.00g]. Mintage: 1,102,000.

Same as KM#5 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2007. Weight: 8.48g [8.50g]. Mintage: 502,000.

Note: My coin has readable edge when Date side is on the top.

 
2008
 

Same as KM#1 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2008. Weight: 2.03g [2.00g]. Mintage: 1,152,000.

Same as KM#2 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2008. Weight: 2.94g [3.00g]. Mintage: 1,442,000.

Same as KM#3 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2008. Weight: 3.49g [3.50g]. Mintage: 202,000. 

Same as KM#4 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2008. Weight: 5.00g [5.00g]. Mintage: 302,000.

 
2009
 

Same as KM#1 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2009. Weight: 2.00g [2.00g]. Mintage: N/A.

Same as KM#2 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2009. Weight: 2.96g [3.00g]. Mintage: N/A.

Same as KM#3 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2009. Weight: 3.55g [3.50g]. Mintage: N/A.

 
2010
 

Same as KM#1 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2010. Weight: 2.02g [2.00g]. Mintage: N/A.

 
2012
 

Same as KM#1 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2012. Weight: 2.01g [2.00g]. Mintage: N/A.

Same as KM#2 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2012. Weight: 2.96g [3.00g]. Mintage: N/A.

Same as KM#3 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2012. Weight: 3.51g [3.50g]. Mintage: N/A.

Same as KM#4 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2012. Weight: 5.12g [5.00g]. Mintage: N/A.

Same as KM#5 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2012. Weight: 8.38g [8.50g]. Mintage: N/A.

Note: My coin has readable edge when Date side is on the top.

Same as KM#5 with same Date as mentioned above, but this coin has opposite edge reading when Date side is on the top. Weight: 8.35g [8.50g]. Mintage: N/A.

KM#38 5 Florin. Year: 2012. Weight: 8.47g [8.40g]. Metal: Aluminium-Bronze. Edge: Security and Lettered: "GOD * ZIJ * MET * ONS *" (GOD BE WITH US). Diameter: 23.45 mm. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Utrecht. Obverse: "ARUBA" written at the top between two lines. Emblem in the center right side. Date at the center left side. Value "5 FLORIN" written at the center right side. Horizontal line at the bottom.
Reverse: Queen Beatrix's portrait in the center left adjusted position between two horizontal lines. "Beatrix" written at the center right adjusted side. "KONINGIN DER NEDERLANDEN" written at center bottom right adjusted side. Mintage: 295,500. Minted Years: 2005-2013. Engravers: Evelino Fingal (both sides).

Note: My coin has readable edge when Date side is on the top.

 
2013
 

Same as KM#2 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2013. Weight: 2.99g [3.00g]. Mintage: N/A.

Same as KM#3 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2013. Weight: 3.54g [3.50g]. Mintage: N/A.

Same as KM#4 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2013. Weight: 5.14g [5.00g]. Mintage: N/A.

Same as KM#5 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2013. Weight: 8.44g [8.50g]. Mintage: N/A.

Note: My coin has readable edge when Queen side is on the top.

Same as KM#38 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2013. Weight: 8.32g [8.40g]. Mintage: N/A.

Note: My coin has readable edge when Queen side is on the top.

 
 
Willem-Alexander Claus George Ferdinand coinage (2014-date)
 
2014
 

Same as KM#2 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2014. Weight: 2.98g [3.00g]. Mintage: N/A.

Same as KM#3 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2014. Weight: 3.57g [3.50g]. Mintage: N/A.

Same as KM#4 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2014. Weight: 5.15g [5.00g]. Mintage: N/A.

1 Florin. Year: 2014. Weight: 8.45g [8.50g]. Metal: Nickel bonded Steel. Edge: Lettered: "GOD * ZIJ * MET * ONS *" (GOD BE WITH US). Diameter: 26.00 mm. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Utrecht. Obverse: "ARUBA" written at the top between two lines. Emblem in the center right side. Date at the center left side. Value "1 FLORIN" written at the center right side. Horizontal line at the bottom.
Reverse: Willem-Alexander's portrait in the center facing right in the center. "WILLEM-ALEXANDER KONING DER NEDERLANDEN" written around the portrait clockwise. Mintage: N.A. Minted Years: 2014-2016. Engravers: N/A (both sides). Note: My coin has opposite readable edge when Date side is on the top.

5 Florin. Year: 2014. Weight: 8.37g [8.40g]. Metal: Aluminium-Bronze. Edge: Security and Lettered: "GOD * ZIJ * MET * ONS *" (GOD BE WITH US). Diameter: 23.45 mm. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Utrecht. Obverse: "ARUBA" written at the top between two lines. Emblem in the center right side. Date at the center left side. Value "5 FLORIN" written at the center right side. Horizontal line at the bottom.
Reverse: Willem-Alexander's portrait in the center facing right in the center. "WILLEM-ALEXANDER KONING DER NEDERLANDEN" written around the portrait clockwise. Mintage: N.A. Minted Years: 2014-2016. Engravers: N/A (both sides). Note: My coin has opposite readable edge when Date side is on the top.

5 Florin. Year: 2014. Weight: 8.29g [8.40g]. Metal: Aluminium-Bronze. Edge: Security and Lettered: "GOD * ZIJ * MET * ONS *" (GOD BE WITH US). Diameter: 23.45 mm. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Utrecht. Obverse: "ARUBA" written at the top between two lines. Emblem in the center right side. Date at the center left side. Value "5 FLORIN" written at the center right side. Horizontal line at the bottom.

Reverse: King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima portraits facing right in the center. "REY WILLEM - ALEXANDER | REINA MÁXIMA" (King Willem-Alexander | Queen Máxima) written around the portraits clockwise. Coloured flag of Aruba at the bottom with a small crown below it. Mintage: 2,500 (Special Hartberger coinholder). Minted Years: One year type. Engravers: Evelino Fingal (Emblem side) and Elles Kloosterman (portraits side). Subject: First Year Anniversary of Kingship. Note: My coin has opposite readable edge when Date side is on the top.

 
2015
 

Same as KM#1 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2015. Weight: 1.98g [2.00g]. Mintage: N/A.

Same as KM#2 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2015. Weight: 3.02g [3.00g]. Mintage: N/A.

Same as KM#3 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2015. Weight: 3.53g [3.50g]. Mintage: N/A.

Same as KM#4 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2015. Weight: 4.87g [5.00g]. Mintage: N/A.

Same as Willem-Alexander Florin mentioned above, but...

Year: 2015. Weight: 8.66g [8.50g]. Mintage: N/A.

Note: My coin has opposite readable edge when Date side is on the top.

Same as Willem-Alexander 5 Florin mentioned above, but...

Year: 2015. Weight: 8.38g [8.40g]. Mintage: N/A.

Note: My coin has opposite readable edge when Date side is on the top.

 
2016
 

Same as KM#1 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2016. Weight: 1.94g [2.00g]. Mintage: N/A.

Same as KM#2 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2016. Weight: 3.05g [3.00g]. Mintage: N/A.

Same as KM#3 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2016. Weight: 3.57g [3.50g]. Mintage: N/A.

Same as KM#4 mentioned above, but...

Year: 2016. Weight: 4.99g [5.00g]. Mintage: N/A.

Same as Willem-Alexander Florin mentioned above, but...

Year: 2016. Weight: 8.46g [8.50g].

Note: My coin has readable edge when Date side is on the top.

2 ½ Florin. Year: 2016. Weight: 10.29g [10.30g]. Metal: Nickel bonded Steel. Edge: Lettered: "GOD * ZIJ * MET * ONS *" (GOD BE WITH US). Diameter: 30.00 mm. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Utrecht. Obverse: "ARUBA" written at the top between two lines. Emblem in the center right side. Date at the center left side. Value "2 ½ FLORIN" written at the center right side. Horizontal line at the bottom. Reverse: Willem-Alexander's portrait in the center facing right in the center. "WILLEM-ALEXANDER KONING DER NEDERLANDEN" written around the portrait clockwise. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 2014-2016 (2014 only available in sets). Note: My coin has readable edge when Date side is on the top.

Same as Willem-Alexander 5 Florin mentioned above, but...

Year: 2016. Weight: 8.36g [8.40g]. Mintage: N/A.

Note: My coin has opposite readable edge when Date side is on the top.

 
 
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