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    Aruban coin collectors?

    http://news.coinupdate.com/arbua-sho...-reality-1490/

    a new coin will be available in august.

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    Has anybody gotten this coin?

    i am interested in getting a few.

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    Andrea,
    While on the island from Sept. 9-24, i did purchase this coin. It is a 5 florin silver proof coin. The obverse side has the coat of arms of Aruba (not colored). The reverse side has the Shoco(owl) as the National symbol of Aruba. The owl is colored on this side. It's a nice looking coin and happy that I purchased it. The price for this coin is $65usd. I purchased it at the Central Bank of Aruba which is located across the street from The Tamarjin resort. It is gated so you have to tell the guard at the gate that you are there to purchase a coin and he will direct you to the proper entrance to the building

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    THANK YOU BOSJAY i had written to the central bank and never received a reply.
    I will go and follow your instructions.
    thanks!
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    Andrea,
    While on the island from Sept. 9-24, i did purchase this coin. It is a 5 florin silver proof coin. The obverse side has the coat of arms of Aruba (not colored). The reverse side has the Shoco(owl) as the National symbol of Aruba. The owl is colored on this side. It's a nice looking coin and happy that I purchased it. The price for this coin is $65usd. I purchased it at the Central Bank of Aruba which is located across the street from The Tamarjin resort. It is gated so you have to tell the guard at the gate that you are there to purchase a coin and he will direct you to the proper entrance to the building

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    cool, will be on my agenda for november....I do have one of the square 5 florin coins that have been discontinued....wonder how long it will take before it is worth anything ???
    Will probably have to give it to my great great great great......niece ( anyone know where the fountain of youth is .....)
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    Take a look at older coins. They are interesting. There had interesting names like "Dos Placa" (two cents) and Yotin. Yotin is a neat one. There was a coin that had had been cut into four pizza shapes so that you could make more use of the coin since they did not have smaller denominations. The shape looked like the blade of a guillotine blade. From there cam the nick-name Yotin. There was also one called "Ria." I used to have a ton of them until I was asked to donate them to the coin institute.
    Thought you might be interested.
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    did you save any of those YOTIN and Dos Placa coins? or did you donate them all?

    Quote Originally Posted by charles View Post
    Take a look at older coins. They are interesting. There had interesting names like "Dos Placa" (two cents) and Yotin. Yotin is a neat one. There was a coin that had had been cut into four pizza shapes so that you could make more use of the coin since they did not have smaller denominations. The shape looked like the blade of a guillotine blade. From there cam the nick-name Yotin. There was also one called "Ria." I used to have a ton of them until I was asked to donate them to the coin institute.
    Thought you might be interested.
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    I donated to most and gave the rest to Junior. Let me dig for you. If I find one I will save it.
    OK?
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    wow thanks charles.

    paul and i plan on heading to the CMB to purchase the owl.

    look forward to seeing you in a few weeks.

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    CMB ???? OWL ?????

    Whooooo?

    c

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    wow thanks charles.

    paul and i plan on heading to the CMB to purchase the owl.

    look forward to seeing you in a few weeks.
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