Suriname 5 Guilder 2000 banknote front (2), featuring the Suriname Coat of Arms
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Suriname – Beautiful Banknotes

Suriname 5 Guden Banknote, Year 2000 – Face and Back
Suriname 5 Guden Banknote, Year 2000 front, featuring red necked woodpecker bird
Suriname, 5 Guden banknote, front, year 2000
closeup detail from Suriname 5 Guden Banknote, Year 2000 front, featuring red necked woodpecker bird

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.

closeup detail from Suriname 5 Guden Banknote, Year 2000 front, featuring artist rendering of forests of Suriname
Detail from front of 5 Gulden banknote of Suriname

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

closeup detail from Suriname 5 Guden Banknote, Year 2000 front, featuring butterflies
Detail from front of 5 Gulden banknote of Suriname


Butterflies decorate the front of the 5 Gulden banknote…

closeup detail from Suriname 5 Guden Banknote, Year 2000 front, featuring bat in flight


… and Vampire bats.

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.

closeup detail from Suriname 5 Guden Banknote, Year 2000 front, featuring coat of arms
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.

Suriname 5 Guden Banknote, Year 2000 back, featuring passionflowers passiflora blooms
5 Gulden banknote of Suriname, Back.
closeup detail from Suriname 5 Guden Banknote, Year 2000 back, featuring passionflowers passiflora blooms
Detail from back of 5 Gulden banknote of Suriname
closeup detail from Suriname 5 Guden Banknote, Year 2000 back, featuring bat in flight
Detail from back of 5 Gulden banknote of Suriname
closeup detail from Suriname 5 Guden Banknote, Year 2000 back
Detail from back of 5 Gulden banknote of Suriname