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Guilder is the English translation of gulden, (old) Dutch for 'golden'. The gulden 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 English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Gold coins are one of the oldest forms of money. ... Florin may refer to this modern currency: Aruban florin. ...


One and a half guilder was called a daalder (see thaler); two and a half guilder was called a rijksdaalder. The daalder is nowadays still known as a Dollar. Examples of German and Austrian Thalers compared to a US quarter piece (bottom center) The Thaler (or Taler) was a silver coin used throughout Europe for almost four hundred years. ... The rijksdaalder was an 18th century Dutch coin worth 2½ gulden or 50 stuiver. ... United States one-dollar bill Canadian one-dollar coin (Loonie) One New Taiwan dollar Australian one-dollar coin 500 old Zimbabwean dollars The dollar (often represented by the dollar sign: $) is the name of the official currency in several countries, dependencies and other regions. ...


Former Currencies of the Netherlands:

Current gulden: ISO 4217 Code NLG User(s) The Netherlands Inflation 2. ... The gulden (currency code SRG) was the currency of Suriname until 2004. ...

Historical gulden: The gulden is the unit of currency in the Netherlands Antilles. ...

Historical guilder: The gulden was the currency of Austria-Hungary between 1754 and 1892. ... The gulden was the currency of Danzig (now Gdansk) between 1923 and 1939. ... The gulden was the currency of the states of southern Germany between 1754 and 1873. ...

Guilder and Florin are also two fictional nations in the book The Princess Bride. The guilder was the currency of British Guiana (initially known as Essequibo and Demerara) between 1796 and 1839. ... FicTioNaL is a Gaming Legend. ... The Princess Bride is a 1973 novel written by William Goldman and originally published in the USA by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. ...


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Calculator for Netherlands Antillean Guilder (ANG) Currency Exchange Rate Conversion (357 words)
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The Netherlands Antillean Guilder is the currency in Netherlands Antilles (AN, ANT).
The Netherlands Antillean Guilder is also known as the Netherlands Antillean Gulden.
Guilder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (507 words)
The guilder (Dutch gulden), represented by the symbol ƒ, was the name of the currency used in the Netherlands from the 15th century until 1999, when it was replaced by the euro (coins and notes were not introduced until 2002).
Two versions of the guilder are still in use in Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles, both Dutch dependencies.
In Hungary, the guilder was named the forint after the city of Florence, and it was used from the old times through today: it is still the currency in Hungary, but only until around 2010, when it is expected to be replaced by the euro.
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