AWG – Aruba Florin

Monetary System

01.01.1986: 1 Aruban florin (AWG) = 100 cents

Central Bank of Aruba
Banco Central di Aruba

Banco Central di Aruba(Papiamento: Central Bank of Aruba, CBA) started its operations on 1 January 1986, when Aruba obtained its status as an autonomous country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Prior to this period, Aruba formed part of the Netherlands Antilles.
The bank is a legal entity sui generis (Latin: in itself ) with an autonomous position within Aruba’s public sector. With the inception of the bank, the Aruban florin was brought into circulation, pegged to the US dollar.

2019 Issues

The main theme of these banknotes is “Life in Aruba,” containing elements of the Aruban flora, fauna, cultural heritage, monuments, and landmarks. Preceding issues circulated in parallel for 10 weeks, and can be exchanged for new notes for 30 years.

Description: 10.00 AWG – Aruba Florin Size: 148 x 74 mm

Blue. Front (vertical): Dutch text; bird head OVI; Chelonia mydas (green sea turtle); Lactophrys bicaudalis (spotted trunkfish); Gorgonia ventalina (common sea fan) coral. Back (vertical): Dutch text; ruins of stone building at Bushiribana Gold Mill; green sea turtle. Motion Surface windowed security thread. Watermark: Owl head and electrotype bank logo. Printer: (Crane Currency). 148 x 74 mm. Paper.

Description: 25.00 AWG – Aruba Florin Size: 148 x 74 mm

Orange. Front (vertical): Dutch text; bird head OVI; Icterus icterus (Venezuelan troupial) bird perched on a branch; Athene cunicularia arubensis (burrowing owl); Passiflora foetida (passion flower). Back (vertical): Dutch text; broken pottery; Venezuelan troupial. Motion Surface windowed security thread. Watermark: Owl head and electrotype bank logo. Printer: (Crane Currency). 148 x 74 mm. Paper.

Description: 50.00 AWG – Aruba Florin Size: 148 x 74 mm

Red. Front (vertical): Dutch text; bird head OVI; crab; lizard; Sesuvium portulacastrum (shoreline purslane). Back (vertical): Dutch text; Willem III Tower and cannon at Fort Zoutman in Oranjestad; crab. Motion Surface windowed security thread. Watermark: Owl head and electrotype bank logo. Printer: (Crane Currency). 148 x 74 mm. Paper.

Description: 100.00 AWG – Aruba Florin Size: 148 x 74 mm

Green. Front (vertical): Dutch text; bird head OVI; Iguana iguana (iguana); Anolis lineatus (striped anole) lizard; Aloe barbadensis (aloe) plant. Back (vertical): Dutch text; dancing women with ribbons; iguana. Motion Surface windowed security thread. Watermark: Owl head and electrotype bank logo. Printer: (Crane Currency). 148 x 74 mm. Paper.

Description: 200.00 AWG – Aruba Florin Size: 148 x 74 mm

Brown. Front (vertical): Dutch text; bird head OVI; Caracara cheriway (crested caracara) bird standing; Chrysolampis mosquitus (ruby-topaz hummingbird) in flight; Opuntia caracassana (prickly pear cactus). Back (vertical): Dutch text; musical instruments; crested caracara. Motion Surface windowed security thread. Watermark: Owl head and electrotype bank logo. Printer: (Crane Currency). 148 x 74 mm. Paper.

2003 – 2012 Issues

In December 2003, a revised series of notes, which includes several new security features, was printed in the Netherlands, and put into circulation on 1 February 2004, replacing the 1990 and 1993 series. By year’s end, Centrale Bank van Aruba had replaced 92.8% of the total banknotes in circulation with the new 2003 series, and it will continue to exchange old 1990 and 1993 notes until 31 January 2034.
This family is similar to the 1993 series, but contains new signatures (Jeanette R. Semeleer, DIRECTEUR; Anthony Richard Caram, PRESIDENT), Omron rings on both sides, the image caption in mixed case, a windowed security thread with repeating CBA, a triangular silver foil patch with partial overprint, repeating iridescent patterns on back, and the bank logo added as an electrotype watermark to the divi-divi tree watermark.

Description: 10.00 AWG – Aruba Florin Size: 147 x 67 mm

We accept 2003 or newer notes. The 10 note MUST have silver segmented security thread. Please note: Similar 1990 and 1993 notes without the silver seal are out of circulation- WE DO NOT BUY THEM.

Blue and green. Front: Dutch text; Calco indjan-melongena melongena (conch). Back: Dutch text; Pre-Columbian pottery motifs. Triangular foil patch. Windowed security thread with demetalized CBA. Watermark: Divi-divi (watapona) tree and electrotype bank logo. Printer: joh. enschedé en zonen imp. 147 x 67 mm. Paper.

Description: 25.00 AWG – Aruba Florin Size: 147 x 67 mm

We accept 2003 or newer notes. The 25 note MUST have silver segmented security thread. Please note: Similar 1990 and 1993 notes without the silver seal are out of circulation- WE DO NOT BUY THEM.

Brown and gold. Front: Dutch text; Cascabel-crotalus durissus unicolor (rattlesnake). Back: Dutch text; Pre-Columbian pottery motifs. Triangular foil patch. Windowed security thread with demetalized CBA. Watermark: Divi-divi (watapona) tree and electrotype bank logo. Printer: joh. enschedé en zonen imp. 147 x 67 mm. Paper.

Description: 50.00 AWG – Aruba Florin Size: 147 x 67 mm

We accept 2003 or newer notes. The 50 note MUST have silver segmented security thread. Please note: Similar 1990 and 1993 notes without the silver seal are out of circulation- WE DO NOT BUY THEM.

Red and orange. Front: Dutch text; Shoco-speotyto cunicularia arubensis (owl). Back: Dutch text; Pre-Columbian pottery motifs. Triangular foil patch. Windowed security thread with demetalized CBA. Watermark: Divi-divi (watapona) tree and electrotype bank logo. Printer: joh. enschedé en zonen imp. 147 x 67 mm. Paper.

Description: 100.00 AWG – Aruba Florin Size: 147 x 67 mm

We accept 2003 or newer notes. The 100 note MUST have silver segmented security thread. Please note: Similar 1990 and 1993 notes without the silver seal are out of circulation- WE DO NOT BUY THEM.

Green and tan. Front: Dutch text; Dori-pleurodema brachyops (Colombian Four-Eyed frog). Back: Dutch text; Pre-Columbian pottery motifs. Triangular foil patch. Windowed security thread with demetalized CBA. Watermark: Divi-divi (watapona) tree and electrotype bank logo. Printer: joh. enschedé en zonen imp. 147 x 67 mm. Paper.

Description: 500.00 AWG – Aruba Florin Size: 147 x 67 mm

We accept 2003 or newer notes. The 500 note MUST have silver segmented security thread. Please note: Similar 1990 and 1993 notes without the silver seal are out of circulation- WE DO NOT BUY THEM.

Blue, red, and brown. Front: Dutch text; Mero-epinephelus morio (grouper). Back: Dutch text; Pre-Columbian pottery motifs. Triangular foil patch. Windowed security thread with demetalized CBA. Watermark: Divi-divi (watapona) tree and electrotype bank logo. Printer: joh. enschedé en zonen imp. 147 x 67 mm. Paper.