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Curaçao reaal
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Years circulated

17991828

Subunit

stuiver

Coins

1, 7, 9 stuiver, ¼, 1, 3, , 5 reaals

The Curaçao reaal was the currency of the Dutch colony of Curaçao from 1799 to 1828. It was subdivided into 6 stuiver, with 20 stuiver equaling 1 Dutch gulden.

HistoryEdit

From 1799 to 1815, 12 reaal were equal to Spanish dollars (8 reales). This number was later increased to 15 reaal from 1815 to 1828. Many of the coins of Curaçao from the time period were produced from overstamping or cutting Spanish or Spanish colonial coins. The reaal was officially replaced by the Dutch gulden at a rate of 3⅓ reaal = 1 gulden in 1828.

CoinsEdit

The first coins of the Curaçao reaal were 7 stuiver coins produced in 1798. Nine stuiver coins followed in 1801, made by stamping the number "9" on Spanish colonial 1 real coins. In 1810, quarter cut 8 real coins from Spain were stamped with a five-petalled flower to produce 3 reaal coins. Third and fifth cut 8 real coins were then used for producing 3 reaal pieces in 1815, 1818, and 1819, and for 5 reaal coins in 1818. A 3½ reaal coin was also produced in 1814. Silver ¼ and 1 reaal coins were struck for the colony in 1821, and were followed by 1 stuiver coins the following year. After the Dutch gulden was introduced on Curaçao, the 1 stuiver coins were struck again in 1840 and 1841 (carrying the same dates) and circulated as 2 cent pieces.

A series of token coins denominated at 1 stuiver was issued by Jesurun, Leyba, and Naar around 1880. Such coins did not circulate as official medium on the island.

ReferencesEdit

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Curaçao reaal
Coins 1 s7 s9 s¼ R1 R3 R3½ R5 R1 s6 P8 P
Miscellaneous Countermarked coinDutch guldenJesurunLeybaNaarReaalSpanish dollarSpanish realStuiverToken coin

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