Press release 2023-015
CBCS Calls on Community to Boost Circulation of Change
WILLEMSTAD/PHILIPSBURG – The CBCS has observed that the circulation of smaller denominations of Netherlands Antilles coins (5, 10, and 25 cents) is low. One contributing factor is the substantial amount of change kept in containers (piggy banks). This situation is putting a strain on the CBCS's coin supply. Additionally, considering the substantial lead time required for coin production and the upcoming introduction of the Caribbean Guilder along with entirely new coins and banknotes by the end of 2024, any newly minted coins prior to that would have a quite limited period of circulation. As such, the CBCS kindly urges the community to cooperate by utilizing any stored coins for cash payments or by exchanging them.