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Official country name: Co-operative Republic of Guyana

The Guyanese Dollar is the official currency of Guyana, a sovereign state on the northern coast of South America. It is culturally identified with the English-speaking islands of the Caribbean because it was one of the territories, known as British Guiana, of the British West Indies.

1 Dollar = 100 Cents; ISO code = GYD 328

19th October 2020, 1 USD = 209.25 guyanese dollars; 1 Euro = 243.39 guyanese dollars

Withdrawn from circulation

  • 1 dollar
  • 5 dollars
  • 10 dollars

 

1 Dollar P-21; B-101 Color: Red Dimensions: 156 x 65 mm

Front: Bank logo; Kaieteur Falls.
Back: Black Bush Polder, rice harvesting.
Security thread: Solid.
Watermark: None.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited (England) - TDLR.
Date: ND (1966-1992) Intro: 15.11.1965.
a. Prefix:     A/1 - A/6. Sign 1.
b. Prefix: A/18 - A/26. Sign 2.
c. Prefix: A/28 - A/30. Sign 3.
d. Prefix: A/34 - A/42. Sign 4.
e. Prefix: A/49 - A/79. Sign 5.
f.  Prefix: A/81 - A/96. Sign 6 Intro: 1983.
g. Prefix:   B/1 - B/35. Sign 7 Intro: 1989.
h. Prefix: B/36 - B/41. Sign 8 Intro: 1992.
i.  Prefix: B/42 - B/51. Sign 9.

Signatures:

1.   2.     3.
Horst Bockelman & Peter S. D’Aguiar                     William P D’Andrade & Ptolemy Alexander Reid    William P D’Andrade & Hugh Desmond Hoyte

4.   5.   6.
William P D’Andrade & Frank E. Hope                    Patrick Elliott Matthews & Frank E. Hope               Patrick Elliott Matthews & Hugh Desmond Hoyte

7.    8.       9.
Patrick Elliott Matthews & Carl B Greenidge            Archibald Livingston Meredith & Carl B Greenidge    Archibald Livingston Meredith & Asgar Ally

 

5 DollarS P-22; B-102 Color: Green Dimensions: 156 x 65 mm

Front: Bank logo; Kaieteur Falls.
Back: Cane sugar cutting, conveyor.
Security thread: Solid.
Watermark: None.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited (England) - TDLR.
Date: ND (1966-1992) Intro: 15.11.1965.
a. Prefix: A/1 - A/3. Sign 1.
b. Prefix: A/7. Sign 2.
c. Prefix: A/10. Sign 3.
d. Prefix: A/12. Sign 4.
e. Prefix: A/15 - A/23. Sign 5.
f.  Prefix: A/24 - A/26 Intro: 1983. Sign 6.
g. Prefix: A/27 - A/36 Intro: 1989. Sign 7.
h. Prefix: A/39 Intro: 1992. Sign 8.
i.  Prefix: A/39 - A/42. Sign 9.

Signatures:

1.   2.     3.
Horst Bockelman & Peter S. D’Aguiar                     William P D’Andrade & Ptolemy Alexander Reid    William P D’Andrade & Hugh Desmond Hoyte

4.   5.   6.
William P D’Andrade & Frank E. Hope                    Patrick Elliott Matthews & Frank E. Hope               Patrick Elliott Matthews & Hugh Desmond Hoyte

7.    8.       9.
Patrick Elliott Matthews & Carl B Greenidge            Archibald Livingston Meredith & Carl B Greenidge    Archibald Livingston Meredith & Asgar Ally

 

10 Dollars P-23; B-103 Color: Brown Dimensions: 156 x 65 mm

Front: Bank logo; Kaieteur Falls.
Back: Bauxite mining, alumina plant.
Security thread: Solid.
Watermark: None.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited (England) - TDLR.
Date: ND (1966-1992) Intro: 15.11.1965.
a. Prefix: A/1. Sign 1.
b. Prefix: A/4. Sign 2.
c. Prefix: A/5. Sign 3.
d. Sign 4.
e. Prefix: A/9 - A/12. Sign 5.
f.  Prefix: A/13 - A/14. Intro: 1983. Sign 6.
g. Prefix: A/16 - A/20. Intro: 1989. Sign 7.
h. Intro: 1992. Sign 8.
i.  Prefix: A/22 - A/26. Sign 9.

Signatures:

1.   2.     3.
Horst Bockelman & Peter S. D’Aguiar                     William P D’Andrade & Ptolemy Alexander Reid    William P D’Andrade & Hugh Desmond Hoyte

4.   5.   6.
William P D’Andrade & Frank E. Hope                    Patrick Elliott Matthews & Frank E. Hope               Patrick Elliott Matthews & Hugh Desmond Hoyte

7.    8.       9.
Patrick Elliott Matthews & Carl B Greenidge            Archibald Livingston Meredith & Carl B Greenidge    Archibald Livingston Meredith & Asgar Ally

Rare in circulation

  • 20 dollars
  • 100 dollars
  • 500 dollars
  • 1000 dollars

 

20 Dollars (US$0.10; €0.08) P-24; B-104 Color: Purple Dimensions: 156 x 65 mm

Front: Bank logo; Kaieteur Falls.
Back: Ship building, Ferry vessel "Malali".
Security thread: Solid.
Watermark: None.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited (England) - TDLR.
Date: ND (1966-1989) Intro: 15.11.1965.
a. Prefix: A/1 - A/2. Sign 1.
b. Prefix: A/3 - A/6. Sign 2.
c. Prefix: A/7. Sign 3.
d. Prefix: A/7 - A/11. Sign 4.
e. Prefix: A/13 - A/26. Sign 5.
f.  Prefix: A/28 - A/42. Intro: 1983. Sign 6.
g. Prefix: A/42 - A/64. Sign 7.

   

20 Dollars (US$0.10; €0.21) P-27; B-105 Color: Brown Dimensions: 156 x 65 mm

Security thread: Solid with printed GUYANA.
Date: ND (1989) Intro: 10.10.1988.
a. Prefix: A/70 - A/76. Sign 7.
b. Prefix: A/79 - A/87. Sign 8.

Signatures:

1.   2.     3.
Horst Bockelman & Peter S. D’Aguiar                     William P D’Andrade & Ptolemy Alexander Reid    William P D’Andrade & Hugh Desmond Hoyte

4.   5.   6.
William P D’Andrade & Frank E. Hope                    Patrick Elliott Matthews & Frank E. Hope               Patrick Elliott Matthews & Hugh Desmond Hoyte

7.    8. 
Patrick Elliott Matthews & Carl B Greenidge            Archibald Livingston Meredith & Asgar Ally

   

100 Dollars (US$0.48; €0.41) P-28; B-106 Color: Purple, blue Dimensions: 156 x 65 mm

Front: Bank logo. Map.
Back: St. George's cathedral, Georgetown.
Security thread: Windowed with demetalized GUYANA.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited (England) - TDLR.
Watermark: Red Macaw parrot head.
Date: ND (1989) Intro: 10.10.1988.
a. Prefix: A/1 - A/40. Sign 1.
b. Prefix: A/40 - A/47. Sign 2.

   

P-31; B-109.
Date: ND (1999-2005) Intro: 16.03.1998.
a. Prefix: A/49 - A/51. Thin security thread. Sign 3.

   

b. Prefix: A/52 - A/67. Wide security thread. Sign 4.
c. Prefix: A/75 - A/92. Sign 5.

Signatures:

1.      2.      3.
Patrick Elliott Matthews & Carl B Greenidge             Archibald Livingston Meredith & Carl B Greenidge    Archibald Livingston Meredith & Bharrat Jagdeo

4.                       5.
Dolly Sursattie Singh & Bharrat Jagdeo                           Dolly Sursattie Singh & Saisnarine Kowlessar

   

500 Dollars (US$2.39; €2.05) P-29; B-107 Color: Purple Dimensions: 156 x 65 mm

Front: Bank logo. Map.
Back: Parliament House, Georgetown.
Security thread: Solid security thread with printed GUYANA.
Watermark: Red Macaw parrot head.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited (England) - TDLR.
Date: ND (1992) Intro: 02.07.1992.
a. Prefix: A/1 - A/6. Sign 1.
b. Prefix: A/10 - A/27. Sign 2.

   

P-32; B-110.
Security thread: Windowed with demetalized GUYANA.
Date: ND (1996) Intro: 11.10.1996.
a. Prefix: A/28 - A/32. Sign 3.

   

P-34; B-112.
Front: Bank logo; map; holographic map patch.
Security thread: Wide windowed with demetalized GUYANA.
Printer: De La Rue, London (England) - DLR.
Date: ND (2000) Intro: 24.01.2000.
a. Prefix: A/33 - A/40. Sign 4.
b. Prefix: A/41 - A/48. Sign 5.

Signatures:

1.           2.           3.
Archibald L Meredith & Carl Barrington Greenidge        Archibald L Meredith & Asgar Ally                              Archibald L Meredith & Bharrat Jagdeo

4.                            5.
Dolly Sursattie Singh & Bharrat Jagdeo                          Dolly Sursattie Singh & Saisnarine Kowlessar

   

1 000 Dollars (US$4.78; €4.11) P-33; B-111 Color: Pink and purple Dimensions: 156 x 65 mm

Front: Bank logo. Map, OVD map.
Back: Bank of Guyana, Georgetown.
Security thread: Windowed.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Companhia, Lda. (England) - TDLR.
Watermark: Red Macaw parrot head.
Date: ND (1996)
a. Prefix: A/1 - A/20 Intro: 23.12.1996. Sign 1.

   

P-35; B-113
Front: Bank logo. Map, holographic crest patch.
Printer: De La Rue, London (England) - DLR.
Date: ND (2000-2005)
a. Prefix: A/22 - A/32 Intro: 16.12.1999. Sign 2.
b. Prefix: A/40 - A/62. Sign 3.

Signatures:
1.          2.           3.
Archibald L Meredith & Bharrat Jagdeo                   Dolly Sursattie Singh & Bharrat Jagdeo               Dolly Sursattie Singh & Saisnarine Kowlessar

Current banknotes

  • 20 dollars
  • 100 dollars
  • 500 dollars
  • 1000 dollars
  • 5000 dollars

   

20 Dollars (US$0.10; €0.08) P-30; B-108 Color: Brown Dimensions: 156 x 65 mm

Front: Bank logo. Kaieteur Falls.
Back: Ship building, Ferry vessel "Malali".
Security thread: Solid with printed GUYANA.
Watermark: None.
Intro: 16.09.1996.
Dates: ND (1996-2018)
a. Prefix: A/89 - A/98. GOVERNOR (ag). Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited (England) - TDLR. Sign 1.
b. Prefix: B/6 - B/24. Sign 2.
c. Prefix: B/26 - B/50. Sign 3.
d. Prefix: B/54 - B/60. Sign 4.
e. Prefix: B/64 - B/79. GOVERNOR. Sign 4.
f.  Prefix: B/79 - B/85. Printer: De La Rue, London (England) - DLR. Sign 5.
g. Prefix: B/88 - B/93, C/03 - C/07. Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company (Canada) - CBNC. Sign 5.
h. Prefix: C/36. Printer: De La Rue, London (England) - DLR. Sign 6.
i.  Prefix: C/51. Sign 7.

Signatures:

1.        2.               3.
Archibald L Meredith & Bharrat Jagdeo                 Dolly Sursattie Singh & Bharrat Jagdeo                   Dolly Sursattie Singh & Saisnarine Kowlessar

4.     5.    6.
Lawrence T Williams & Saisnarine Kowlessar       Lawrence Theodore Williams & Ashni Singh            Bobind Ganga & Ashni Singh

7.
Bobind Ganga & Winston Jordan

   

100 Dollars (US$0.48; €0.41) P-36; B-114 Color: Purple, blue Dimensions: 156 x 65 mm

Front: Bank logo. Map.
Back: St. George's cathedral, Georgetown.
Security thread: Windowed with demetalized GUYANA.
Printer: De La Rue, London (England) - DLR.
Date: ND (2005-2016).
Watermark: Red Macaw parrot head with map (1).
a. Prefix: A/94. Sign 1.
b. Prefix: B/12 - B/16. sign 2.
Watermark: Red Macaw parrot head with 100 (2).
c. Prefix: B/30 - B/31. Sign 2.
d. Prefix: B/60 - B/62. Sign 3.
e. Prefix: B/77 - B/81. Sign 4.

(1)      (2)

Signatures:

1.     2.    3.
Lawrence T Williams & Saisnarine Kowlessar       Lawrence Theodore Williams & Ashni Singh            Bobind Ganga & Ashni Singh

4.
Bobind Ganga & Winston Jordan

   

500 Dollars (US$2.39; €2.05) P-37; B-116 Color: Lilac and purple Dimensions: 156 x 65 mm

Front: Bank logo. Map.
Back: Parliament House, Georgetown.
Security features: Holographic stripe with bank logo, macaw, and BOG. Windowed security thread with demetalized GUYANA.
Printer: Giesecke & Devrient (Germany) - G&D.
Watermark: Red Macaw parrot head and electrotype 500.
Date: ND (2011-2019).
a. Prefix: AA - AE Intro: 11.2011. Sign 1.
b. Prefix: AM - AN. Sign 2.

Signatures:

1.    2.
Lawrence Theodore Williams & Ashni Singh            Bobind Ganga & Winston DaCosta Jordan

   

1 000 Dollars (US$4.78; €4.11) P-38b; B-117 Color: Pink and purple Dimensions: 156 x 65 mm

Front: Bank logo. Map.
Back: Bank of Guyana, Georgetown.
Security features: Holographic stripe with bank logo, macaw and BOG. Windowed security thread with demetalized GUYANA 1000.
Printer: Giesecke & Devrient (Germany) - G&D.
Watermark: Red Macaw parrot head and electrotype 1000.
Date: ND (2011) Prefix: AA - AV Intro: 22.11.2011. Sign 1.

   

P-38b; B-120a
Security features: 6-mm wide blue RAPID security thread with the denomination and the Victoria Regia Lily (national flower). Solid security thread.
Printer: Crane Currency (Sweden) - CC.
a. Prefix: BC - BD. sign 2

   

P-39; B-B115
Security features: Windowed security thread with demetalized GUYANA 1000.
Printer: De La Rue, London (England) - DLR.
Watermark: Red Macaw parrot head, electrotype map and Cornerstones.
Date: ND (2005-2009).
a. Prefix: A/64 - A/81 Intro: 29.03.2006. Sign 3.
b. Prefix: A/83 - A/104. Intro: 2009. Sign 1.

Signatures:

1.    2.      3.
Lawrence Theodore Williams & Ashni Singh            Bobind Ganga & Winston DaCosta Jordan                     Lawrence T Williams & Saisnarine Kowlessar

   

5 000 Dollars (US$23.90; €20.54) P-40; B-118 Color: Green Dimensions: 156 x 65 mm

Front: Spark giving value and changing colour from magenta to green at upper left.  BOG logo and map of Guyana.
Back: Rainforest and national bird Hoatzin.
Security features: Holographic stripe showing a jaguar, BOG logo, initials and multiply value "5000" at front; optically variable and metallic dual-track security thread at back.
Watermark: Red Macaw with electrotype showing value "5000" vertically.
Dates: ND (2011-2018)
a. Printer: Oberthur Technologies (France) - OT Prefix: AA – AT Intro: 09.12.2013. Sign 1.
b. Printer: Francois-Charles Oberthur Fiduciaire (France) - FCOF Prefix: AQ – AV Intro: 2018. Sign 2.

Signatures:

1.    2.
Lawrence Theodore Williams & Ashni Singh            Bobind Ganga & Winston DaCosta Jordan                     

Commemorative issues

 

  • "50 Years of Guyana's Independence"

   

50 Dollars (US$0.24; €0.21) P-41; B-119 Color: Brown and red Dimensions: 156 x 65 mm

Front: Arms, map.
Back: National flower Victoria amazonica (giant waterlily), tree branch, map on flag, doves in flight.
Security thread: Windowed with demetalized GUYANA.
Printer: De La Rue, London (England) - DLR.
Watermark: Red Macaw parrot head and electrotype 50.
Date: 2016 Prefix: AA Intro: 12.05.2016.
Signatures: Dr. Bobind Ganga & Winston Jordan.

  • In the 1800s, like other British West Indies territories, British Guiana used regular British coins, along with 2 and 4 pennies.
  • The Guyanan Dollar shares the history of currency with other territories in the British West Indies, with a few exceptions: British Guiana continued to use the four-pence coin mill when other territories abandoned it, and used Dollar accounts in public and private sectors exclusively from 1839 (whereas other territories used a mix of accounts in Dollars and the British Pound until 1951).
  • Between 1891 and 1916, four-cent coins were issued specifically for “British Guiana and the West Indies,” and between 1917 and 1945 for “British Guiana”.
  • In 1916, paper money was first issued by the Government of British Guiana, in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 20 and 100 dollars.
  • Guyana gained independence from United Kingdom on May 26, 1966, and became a republic on February 23, 1970.
  • Banknotes were introduced in 1966 in denominations of 1, 5, 10 and 20 Guyanese Dollars. A second series was issued between 1989 and 1992 in denominations of $20, 100 and 500. The 1996-1999 series added a $1,000 bill. New $100 and $1,000 bills were issued in 2005 with added safety features.

Currency Import regulations:
Local currency (Guyana Dollar-GYD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions. However, amounts over USD 10,000.- (or equivalent) must be declared.

Currency Export regulations:
Local currency (Guyana Dollar-GYD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions. However, amounts over USD 10,000.- (or equivalent) must be declared.