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Guilders

Guilder is the English translation of the Dutch gulden—from Old Dutch for 'golden'. The guilder originated as a gold coin (hence the name) but has been a common name for a silver or base metal coin for some centuries. The name has often been interchangeable with florin. The currency sign is ƒ.

The guilder was used most in the Netherlands (as the Dutch guilder) until it was replaced by the euro on 1 January 2002. The Netherlands Antillean guilder is currently the only guilder in use, which after the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles remained the currency of the new countries Curaçao and Sint Maarten and (until 1 January 2011) the Caribbean Netherlands.

A one-and-a-half guilder was called a dalder (see thaler); the two-and-a-half guilder was called a rijksdaalder. The word daalder/thaler is the origin of dollar.

Guilders

Current guilders:

Former currencies in the Kingdom of the Netherlands:

Proposed currency in the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Historical guilders or guldens:

Popular culture

See also

Other coin names that are derived from the gold of which they were once made:

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