Aruba unveils new notes (B121 - B125) to be introduced 03.06.2019

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

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Courtesy of Marco Pache and Areez Habib.

Aruba new banknote family reported for June 2019 introduction

According to a press release dated 12 April 2019, the Centrale Bank van Aruba confirmed that it is “working on a project to issue a new series of florin banknotes to replace the current series. The new series florin banknotes will have a complete new design and contain the latest security features. To realize this important project the CBA has worked closely with local artists, local and international experts, and the internationally renowned banknote producer Crane Currency, and thereby meet as much as possible the high international standards. On May 2, 2019 the CBA will inform the Aruban public about the new series of banknotes in order to prepare for its introduction, which will take place during the month of June 2019.”

Aruba new sig/date (01.12.2012) 10- and 25-florin notes confirmed

10 florin, 1 december 2012. Like CBA B16, but new date and new signature 6.

25 florin, 1 december 2012. Like CBA B17, but new date and new signature 6.

Courtesy of Patrick Plomp (www.patrickp.nl).

Aruba new sig/date (01.12.2012) 100-florin note confirmed

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100 florin, 1 december 2012. Like CBA B19, but new signatures and date.

Courtesy of Steffen Simon.

Aruba chapter of The Banknote Book is now available


The Aruba chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale and as a free download to subscribers.

This 8-page catalog covers notes issued by the Centrale Bank van Aruba from 1986 to present. Revised 09.09.2018.

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  • Face value or date of demonetization if no longer legal tender
  • Specific identification of all vignette elements
  • Security features described in full
  • Printer imprint reproduced exactly as on note
  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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Aruba new date (01.07.2008) notes confirmed


Centrale Bank van Aruba has issued 10-, 25-, 50-, and 100-florin notes dated 1 juli 2008 with the new signature combination of Jeanette R. Semeleer as DIRECTEUR and Hassanali Mehran as PRESIDENT. Aside from the date and signature, everything else about the notes appears unchanged from the preceding issues of 2003, except the demetalized text on the windowed security thread is slightly different.

The 500-florin denomination was apparently not updated, but I am awaiting confirmation from the central bank.

Courtesy of Wally Myers.