Guilder is the English translation of the Dutch gulden, meaning "golden". The guilder used to be a gold coin, but has been a used for silver or metal coins for some centuries. The name is also called florin. The guilder was used most in the Netherlands (as the Dutch guilder), until it was replaced by the euro on 1 January 2002. The Netherlands Antillean guilder is currently the only guilder officially in use, though the Netherlands no longer accepts the currency in their banks.
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- "World Currency List: Dutch Guilder is no longer in use". http://www.jhall.demon.co.uk/currency/by_abbrev.html#n. Retrieved 29 December 2010.
- "Holland Tour: Dutch Money Matters". http://hollandtour.org/dutch-money-matters.html. Retrieved 29 December 2010.
- "Curaçao Legal Portal: Dutch Banks No Longer Accept Antillean Guilder". http://www.curacaolegalportal.com/Constitutional-News/Dutch-banks-no-longer-accept-Antillean-guilder.html. Retrieved 29 December 2010.