Varinian florin

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Varinian Florin
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Official users Flag of Varina.png Kingdom of Varina
Pegged to $0.40 (K0.20/t20)
Symbol ƒ
Code VAF
Plural Florins
Sub-unit Silver (1/20)
Copper (1/10^)
Coins 1c, 2c, 5c, 1s, 2s, 5s, 10s, ƒ1, ƒ2, ƒ5
Banknotes ƒ10, ƒ20, ƒ50, ƒ100, ƒ200, ƒ500, ƒ1,000, ƒ2,000
Central bank National Bank of Varina
Printer National Bank of Varina

The Varinian Florin is the national currency of the Kingdom of Varina. First introduced on April 16th, 2013, its purpose was to replace the former micronational currency used by Varina, the Ultamian Katane.[1] The Florin is divided into 20 Silver, which is then divided into 10 Copper. Unlike the Katane, the Florin is actually less valuable than the United States dollar, to which it is pegged at the value of 40 cents ($0.40), or 20 Taneda (K0.20). Additionally, the currency has eighteen instead of twelve denominations. These alterations are designed to make the trading of micronational goods easier. The Florin was declared the official currency of Varina on April 20th, 2013.

Design and format

An advertisement for currency exchange between USD and VAF made on April 17th, 2013.

Florin coins and bills are square and rectangular, respectively, and are composed of a white area, in a circular shape along the sides, on top of a background color corresponding to the denomination "group" of the bill. There are four groups of bills, Copper, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. While the Copper and Silver groups are derived directly from their subunit, Gold and Platinum are split at the 100 Florin note, which has a platinum background.

Each denomination has a certain background and color combination. This second color is found in a triangular shape along all four corners of the denomination, and has the purpose of easy identification in a stack or wallet. In a certain group, the lowest denomination has red. From there, the pattern is blue, green, yellow, purple, and orange.



Coins

Florin coins carry the denomination in the center, the coat of arms and bank on the top, and the minting year on the bottom. Unlike most coins, this face represents both sides of the coin.

Denomination Image Color Created Value (USD) Value (ULK)
1 Copper Varina1Copper2013.png Copper with red April 16th, 2013 $0.002 K0.001
2 Copper Varina2Copper2013.png Copper with blue April 16th, 2013 $0.004 K0.002
5 Copper Varina5Copper2013.png Copper with green April 16th, 2013 $0.01 K0.005
1 Silver Varina1Silver2013.png Silver with red April 16th, 2013 $0.02 K0.01
2 Silver Varina2Silver2013.png Silver with blue April 17th, 2013 $0.04 K0.02
5 Silver Varina5Silver2013.png Silver with green April 17th, 2013 $0.10 K0.05
10 Silver Varina10Silver2013.png Silver with yellow April 17th, 2013 $0.20 K0.10
1 Florin Varina1Florin2013.png Gold with red April 18th, 2013 $0.40 K0.20
2 Florins Varina2Florins2013.png Gold with blue April 18th, 2013 $0.80 K0.40
5 Florins Varina5Florins2013.png Gold with green April 18th, 2013 $2.00 K1.00

Bills

The background design of the bills is the white circle of the coin extended horizontally. The obverse carries the coat of arms and bank name along the top, denomination name in the center, a serial number on the left, and printing date at the bottom. The serial number, in the format #######, designates that that bill is the nth one of its denomination printed by that bank. Thus, the first 10 Florin bill ever printed by the National Bank of Varina, for example, will carry the serial number NBV-0000001. The reverse carries same denomination name, positioned left, with a black-and-white picture to the right with the national motto, Victoriam per lumen, arced above the denomination. Pictures to be used for the bills were taken on April 16th, 2013 and feature all three territories of Varina as well as King David I.

Denomination Obverse Reverse Color Created Value (USD) Value (ULK)
10 Florins Varina10Florins2013O.png Varina10Florins2013R.png Gold with yellow April 19th, 2013 $4.00 K2.00
20 Florins Varina20Florins2013O.png Varina20Florins2013R.png Gold with purple April 19th, 2013 $8.00 K4.00
50 Florins Varina50Florins2013O.png Varina50Florins2013R.png Gold with orange April 19th, 2013 $20.00 K10.00
100 Florins Varina100Florins2013O.png Varina100Florins2013R.png Platinum with red April 20th, 2013 $40.00 K20.00
200 Florins Varina200Florins2013O.png Varina200Florins2013R.png Platinum with blue April 20th, 2013 $80.00 K40.00
500 Florins Varina500Florins2013O.png Varina500Florins2013R.png Platinum with green April 20th, 2013 $200.00 K100.00
1000 Florins Varina1000Florins2013O.png Varina1000Florins2013R.png Platinum with yellow April 20th, 2013 $400.00 K200.00
2000 Florins Varina2000Florins2013O.png Varina2000Florins2013R.png Platinum with purple April 20th, 2013 $800.00 K400.00

References and notes

  1. The Varinian Post, "Varina Announces New Currency". April 16th, 2013.