The florin is the official currency in Aruba since 1986, replacing the Netherland Antillean guilder. The Central Bank of Aruba issued coins in denominations of 5, 10, 25 and 50 cents and 1 and 2 ½ florin but later, the last one was discontinued. In 2005, the 5 florin square coin was substituted by a gold-round coin.
The 5 Aruban Cents coin front design features the National Coat of Arms (consists of an aloe plant, the Hooiberg Hill, two dexter hands shaking each other fesswise, a cogwheel, a lion and a pair of laurel branches) with Aruba on top. The reverse coin design has the denomination with a lines pattern. This coin is part of the 1986 – 2019 series, its rim is plain, and its color is silver.
Text: Aruba, 5c, 2001.