is the English
translation of the Dutch gulden
— from Old Dutch for 'golden'. The guilder originated as a gold coin
(hence the name) but has been a common name for a silver or base metal coin for some centuries. The name has often been interchangeable with florin
The Guilder in the Netherlands was replaced by the Euro on January 1, 2002.
One-and-a-half guilder was called a daalder (see thaler); two-and-a-half guilder was called a rijksdaalder. The word daalder/thaler is the origin of dollar.
Former currencies of the Kingdom of the Netherlands:
Historical guilders or guldens:
Guilder and Florin are also two fictional nations in the book The Princess Bride.
Other coin names that are derived from the gold of which they were once made: