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10 Florin 2003, Aruba

in Krause book Number: 16a
Years of issue: 01.12.2003
Edition: --
Signatures: Directeur: Mrs. Jeanette R. Semeleer, President: Mr. Anthony R. Caram
Serie: 2003 Issue
Specimen of: 01.12.2003
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 147 х 66
Printer: Joh. Enschede Security Printing BV, Haarlem

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10 Florin 2003




Caesalpinia coriaria - symbol of Aruba.


Also an abbreviation of Centrale Bank van 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.


10 Florin 2003

Melongena melongenaMelongena melongena - common name the Caribbean crown conch, is a species of large sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Melongenidae, the crown conches and their allies. is a medium to large carnivorous gastropod with a low spire, large body whorl, and prominent vertical curved white spines on the shoulder of each whorl that give the species its common name. It has a glossy shell that is brownish-grey to purple with white to yellow-white spiral bands. The columella is thick and white, and the operculum is robust and horny.

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


10 Florin 2003

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.