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1. the former standard monetary unit of the Netherlands, divided into 100 cents; replaced by the euro in 2002
2. the standard monetary unit of the Netherlands Antilles and Surinam, divided into 100 cents
3. any of various former gold or silver coins of Germany, Austria, or the Netherlands



(florin). (1) Monetary unit of the Netherlands, equal to 100 cents. It was introduced in 1816. One gulden contains 0.245489 g pure gold. According to the rate of exchange of the Gosbank (State Bank) of the USSR on Jan. 1, 1971, 100 gulden = 25 rubles.

(2) Gold, then silver, coin in some European countries from the 14th through the 19th century.