Drulli Guilder (ð)

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Gulden

The Guilder (gulden) became the currency of Drull Free State after several periods of hyperinflation had made three consecutive currencies of the Drull Free State worthless and forced the goverment to adopt a more stable currency, in this case a "fixed" currency. Over time, the economy stabalized and the currency was unfixed, becoming the national currency to this day.

The Guilder is divided into 100 cents since 1803, before that time the guilder was divided into 20 stuivers, each of 8 duiten or 16 penningen. So in Drulli documents from before 1803 one can find prices like ƒ5-16-6-1, or 5 guilders, 16 stuivers, 6 duiten and 1 penning.

Name

The full, official name, Drullische Gulden (Drulli Guilder), is used mainly in formal contexts and when it is necessary to distinguish the Druilli currency from other currencies that bear the name Guilder. Otherwise the name Gulden (Guilder) is normally used.

The name Gulden is derived from the material from which the coins were originally made. The Gulden, meaning golden, was made of gold from 1252 untill the great monetary reforms of 1803 under King Adriaen IV.

The currency sign for the Drulli Guilder is ð. The symbol is derived from the name Drull; in early international trade ð was used as a shorthand for Drulli, to denote in documents that a certain payment was made in Drulli currency.

The ISO currency code is FOG.

History

Coins

All the coins, except for the tiengulden and the kroongulden, bear the coat of arms of the Drull Free State on one side and an en profil image of the ruling monarch on the other. The halve gulden, gulden, rijksdaalder, vijfgulden, tiengulden and kroongulden all have the proverb God zij met ons (God be with us) on the sides of the coins, while the lesser denominations have a shaped edge with fine scallops. The stuiver is made of bronze, while the dubbelstuk, kwartstuk, halve gulden, gulden and rijksdaalder are made of a nickel-copper alloy.

The tiengulden and kroongulden are commemorative coins that can be used as legal tender, but are normally only used as collectors items. The tiengulden is a silver commemorative coin. Up to four different tiengulden coins can be designed and minted by the Royal Mint each year. These coins can celebrate (former) monarchs, famous politicians and artists, commemorate treaties, battles and other historic events or bring an ode to historic buildings, monuments or nature. The kroongulden is a golden commemorative coin. Only one design is minted each year, and usually commemorate a royal event or an other event of national importance.

Forrintian coins since 1803
Decimal system: 1 guilder = 100 centen
Worth
(guilder)
Worth
(cent)
Name introduced withdrawn
ƒ 0,005 0,5 Halfje 1803 1960
ƒ 0,01 1 Cent 1803 1995
ƒ 0,025 2,5 Vierduitstuk 1803 1960
ƒ 0,05 5 Stuiver 1803 -
ƒ 0,10 10 Dubbelstuk 1856 -
ƒ 0,25 25 Kwartstuk 1803 -
ƒ 0,50 50 Halve Gulden 1856 -
ƒ 1 100 Gulden 1803 -
ƒ 2,50 250 Rijksdaalder 1803 -
ƒ 5 500 Vijfgulden 1803 1916
ƒ 10 1000 Tiengulden 1856 1916
1956 -
ƒ 50 5000 Kroongulden 1960 -

Banknotes

Forrintian Banknotes since 1856
Decimal system, Goldstandard untill 1916
Worth
(guilder)
Design changes latest design front latest design reverse introduced withdrawn
ƒ 5 1916, 1956, 1995 Nicolaas Peterszoon Huysinck Market square of Westmonde 1916 -
ƒ 10 1916, 1956, 1995 admiral Hugo de Roode Fortress of Rubenshaven 1916 -
ƒ 25 1916, 1956, 1995 Rorik van Wilgenbosch Oude Kerk (Wilgenbosch) 1916 -
ƒ 40 1856, 1883, 1906 Ram of Meriland Meriland silvermines 1856 1916
ƒ 50 1890, 1906, 1916, 1956, 1995 Amélia Palace of Parliament 1890 -
ƒ 100 1856, 1883, 1906, 1916, 1956, 1995 Floris the Peacebringer University of Leeuwhoven 1856 -
ƒ 250 1890, 1916, 1956, 1995 Ruben the Great Rubensburg Palace 1890 -
ƒ 500 1856, 1883, 1906, 1916, 1956, 1995 Floris the Great Hessau Castle 1856 -
ƒ 1000 1890, 1916 Floris XIV Rijksbank 1890 1956

Production and Control

All coins are minted by the Royal Mint in Drull. Before the great monetary reforms of 1803 under King Adriaen IV almost every province had its own mint, but in 1803 it was decided that the minting of coins had to be centralized.

Popular names for coins and banknotes

Some coins and banknotes were given nicknames by the people of Drull. These nicknames are often used in daily live and are sometimes more common than the official names.

Coins

  • Cent: Spie
  • Dubbelstuk: Dubbeltje, Duppie, Beissie
  • Kwartstuk: Kwartje, Heitje
  • Halve Gulden: Halfje,
  • Gulden: Piek, Pegel, Ruiter
  • Rijksdaalder: Knaak, Riks, Karrenwiel
  • Vijfgulden: Vijfje, Bas, Dikke Stuiver, Gebroken Rug

Banknotes

  • 5 Gulden: Vijfje, Prentje
  • 10 Gulden: Tientje, Joetje, Admiraal
  • 50 Gulden: Vijftigje, Bram, Meisje, Meissie
  • 100 Gulden: Honderdje, Meier, Bankje, Student
  • 500 Gulden: Vijfhondertje, Vader, Stulpje
  • 1000 Gulden: Duizendje, Rooie Rug