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1 Gulden 1970, Netherlands Antilles

in Krause book Number: 20
Years of issue: 08.09.1970
Edition: 1 140 000
Signatures: Minister of Finance Mr. F.J. Tromp
Serie: Series 1970 - 1980
Specimen of: 08.09.1970
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 154 x 65
Printer: Joh. Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem

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1 Gulden 1970




1 Gulden 1970

dry dock dry dockAerial view of the harbor of Curacao (dry dock).

The coordinates of dry dock are 12°07'17.9"N, 68°55'01.9"W. This is the home place of ship repair company "Curacao Drydock Company Inc."

Denominations are on the right side and in all corners.


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Coat of arms is centered.


The coat of arms of the Netherlands Antilles consisted of a shield, a crown and the motto. The shield itself showed five blue stars on a golden background, within a red border. These five stars stood for the five islands of the Netherlands Antilles and also were represented in the flag. The crown atop the shield was that of the Dutch sovereign. Under the shield was a ribbon with the motto "Libertate Unanimus" ("United in Freedom"). The ultimate coat of arms was adopted on 1 January 1986, the day that Aruba separated from the Netherlands Antilles and acquired a status "aparte" within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. This coat of arms replaced the previous version, which had been in use since 23 October 1964 and contained six stars: again one for each island including Aruba.

Denominations are in top right and lower left corners, large one centered.


Interesting fact:

Curacao - the main and the largest island the Lesser Antilles. According to one legend, on the way to the coast of South America, Spanish explorer Alonso de Ojeda left on the island some sailors suffering from scurvy, but they miraculously healed, and he named the island as Curacao (from the word "cure" - healing).