Suriname Guilder

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Suriname Guilder

The former currency of Suriname. Originally pegged to the Dutch guilder, it changed its peg to the U.S. dollar during World War II. It began to suffer from high inflation at the beginning of the 1990s and, because of this, the currency was discontinued and replaced with the Surinamese dollar in 2004.
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Several years ago, the country eliminated its deteriorating currency, the Surinamese guilder, knocking off three zeros and replacing it with the Surinamese dollar, currently worth 2.
The government thinks it is the right time to join the Caribbean by changing over from the Surinamese guilder to the Surinamese dollar," President Ronald Venetiaan said.
The government alleged that BHP Billiton Suriname, owned by Australia's BHP Billiton, logged a US$20 million profit when it converted its 1994 books from Surinamese guilders to U.