The Netherlands Antillean gulden is the official currency in Curaçao and Sint Maarten. The Dutch gulden circulated the Netherland Antilles since the 18th century. After the Netherlands Antilles’ dissolution, Curaçao and Sint Maarten are planning to replace the gulden with a Caribbean gulden, but the project is still running. The name “Nederlandse Antillen” showed up first time in 1952. Coins with denominations of 1 and 2 ½ cents were issued in 1979, followed by 1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 cents, 1 and 2 ½ gulden in 1989. The 5 gulden coin were introduced in 1998.
The 1 Netherlands Antillean Cent coin front design features the National Coat of Arms (consisted of a shield, a crown and the motto “United in Freedom”). The reverse coin design has the denomination and six stars that stood for the Netherlands Antilles’ six islands. This coin is part of the 1979 – 1985 series, its rim is plain, and its color is silver.
Text: Nederlandse Antillen, Libertate Unanimus, 1 Cent, 1983.