Stuiver

Stuiver

[stahy-ver]

The stuiver was a coin used in the Netherlands until the Napoleonic Wars. It was worth 16 penning or 8 duit. Twenty stuivers equalled a gulden.

After decimalisation of Dutch currency, the name "stuiver" was preserved as a nickname for the five-cent coin until the introduction of the euro; to this day, the name is still often used to refer to the five euro cent coin, which has almost exactly the same size and shape.

The English denomination name stiver is derived from stuiver.

Five Cent Coins

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