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Central Bank of Aruba to issue a new series of banknotes

The Central Bank van Aruba has held the official launch of the new 2019 series florin banknotes. It was said that the main theme of these banknotes will be “Life in Aruba”, containing elements of the Aruban flora, fauna, cultural heritage, monuments, and landmarks. These banknotes also will have the most advanced security features available on the market.

The CBA is aiming to maintain the confidence in the florin and hence contribute to promoting the uniqueness and beauty of Aruba’s flora, fauna, cultural heritage, monuments and landmarks. They are showing the importance of promoting the public awareness for the adequate preservation and conservation for future generations.

The timeline for the emission of the new 2019 series florin banknotes is as follows:
· June 3, 2019
Official emission of the new 2019 series florin banknotes
· June 4 – August 11, 2019
Co-circulation of the 2003 series and the new 2019 series florin banknotes (10 weeks)
· August 12, 2019
The 2003 series florin banknotes is taken out of circulation and is no longer legal tender
· June 4 – December 4, 2019
Exchange of the 2003 series for the new 2019 series florin banknotes only at the commercial banks
(6 months)
· December 5, 2019 – August 12, 2049
Exchange of the 2003 series for the new 2019 series florin banknotes only at the CBA (30 years)

CBA will be conducting extensive campaigns through various media and channels in the coming months in order to provide the public at large with important information on the new 2019 series florin banknotes.

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