Caribbean Coast, South America, Suriname

Suriname – Beautiful Banknotes

Suriname, 5 Guden banknote, front, year 2000

Suriname, on the Caribbean Coast of South America, is a land of rivers.

The South, near latitude 1 degree North, borders Brazil and is dominated by highland rainforests.

The red necked woodpecker, featured on the beautiful banknote, thrives in these rainforests.

 

 

 

Detail from front of 5 Gulden banknote of Suriname

An artistic illustration of the beautiful forests of Suriname, home to our red necked woodpecker..

 

 

 

Detail from front of 5 Gulden banknote of Suriname

Butterflies decorate the front of the 5 Gulden banknote…

… and Vampire bats.

 

 

 

 

 

Detail from front of 5 Gulden banknote of Suriname

The Suriname Coat of Arms adorns the front of this 5 Gulden banknote.  The motto below reads Justice, Piety, Fidelity.

The two men lean upon the central oval shield and face two different directions.  They are Arawaks, indigenous people of Suriname.  The man on our left looks to the past, from whence ships, as illustrated on the left of the Oval, brought slavery.  The man on our right looks to the future, his arm resting on the half of the Oval with an illustration of the Royal Palm, the symbol of a Just Man.

 

 

 

5 Gulden banknote of Suriname, Back.

 

 

 

Detail from back of 5 Gulden banknote of Suriname

 

 

 

Detail from back of 5 Gulden banknote of Suriname

 

 

 

Detail from back of 5 Gulden banknote of Suriname

 

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