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5 Florin 1990, Aruba

in Krause book Number: 6
Years of issue: 01.01.1990
Edition: --
Signatures: Directeur Mr. Johannes H.G. Driessen, . President :Mr. Emile Den Dunnen
Serie: 1990 Issue
Specimen of: 01.01.1990
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 147 х 66
Printer: Joh. Enschede Security Printing BV, Haarlem

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5 Florin 1990




Caesalpinia coriaria - symbol of Aruba.

Caesalpinia coriariaCaesalpinia coriaria is a leguminous tree or large shrub native to the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, and northern South America. Common names include Divi-divi, Cascalote, Guaracabuya, Guatapana, Nacascol, and Watapana (Aruba).

C. coriaria rarely reaches its maximum height of 9 m. (30 ft.) because its growth is contorted by the trade winds that batter the exposed coastal sites where it often grows. In other environments it grows into a low dome shape with a clear sub canopy space. Leaves are bipinnate, with 5-10 pairs of pinnae, each pinna with 15-25 pairs of leaflets; the individual leaflets are 7 mm. long and 2 mm broad. The fruit is a twisted pod 5 cm. (2.0 in.) long.

The Divi-divi is one of the more well known species of Caesalpinia; it is the national tree of Curaçao. It is also very common and popular on Aruba.

Tannins are extracted from Divi-divi pods for use in leather production.

Among the molecules isolated is corilagin, whose name comes from the specific epithet of the plant.


5 Florin 1990

Chelonia mydasTortuga Blanco - The green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), also known as the green turtle, black (sea) turtle, or Pacific green turtle, is a large sea turtle of the family Cheloniidae. It is the only species in the genus Chelonia. Its range extends throughout tropical and subtropical seas around the world, with two distinct populations in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The common name comes from the usually green fat found beneath its carapace. There are two major subpopulations, the Atlantic and the eastern Pacific subpopulations. Each population is genetically distinct, with their own set of nesting and feeding grounds within the population's known range. The green turtle was commonly used for turtle soup in the United States.

Denominations in numerals are in top left and lower right corners.


5 Florin 1990

Geometric shapes of Aruban prehistoric art.

Denominations in numerals are in lower left corner and on right side.


On the reverse of each note there is a pattern in iridescent ink. This pattern changes color if the real note is tilted. The pattern is similar to the symbol, located as viewed through image in the lower right corner of the reverse.

Designer: Evelino Fingal.

Interesting facts about the flag of Aruba:

1) White border stars on the flag of Aruba symbolizes honesty and purity of hearts of Aruba citizens.

2) A star with four rays on the flag of Aruba indicates four main languages ​​spoken by the locals: Dutch, Papiamento, Spanish and English.