Wednesday, August 02, 2006
The Dutch Gulden, commonly called Guilder in English, was the currency of the Netherlands from the 15th Century through 2002, when it was replaced by the Euro. Surniname also used to call its currency the Guilder, but in 2004 started to call its currency the Dollar in 2004. In the Dutch Antilles they still use Gulden, but those Gulden were not tied to the Dutch Guilder.
At various times, other coins derived from the guilder emerged. Among them were the daalder of one and a half gulden (30 stuivers) and the rijksdaalder of two and a half gulden (50 stuivers). The names were derived from the German thaler.
Why are we posting information on Dutch Guilders on the blog? Stay tuned for more!!!!