Minister of the Treasury
Minister of the Treasury was a cabinet-level position in the government of Westarctica from 2005 - 2010.
Creation of office and duties
The position was created by Grand Duke Travis specifically for Jorge Fernandez Vidal in Jorge's capacity as head of the Central Bank of Westarctica. The primary function of the Minister of the Treasury was to design, mint, and distribute coins on behalf of the central government of Westarctica.
As a member of the Grand Ducal Cabinet, the Minister of the Treasury reported directly to the Grand Duke.
Disestablishment of office
Despite losing official permission to mint further coins, Jorge continued to mint coins under the banner of Westarctica and its territories until 2013.
Ministry of Finance
In 2015, the Ministry of Finance was created to serve as a successor cabinet ministry to the Ministry of the Treasury, but the appointed minister decided to focus exclusively on the economy of Westarctica and played no part in the creation of additional Westarctican coins.