The Guyana currency you may have been familiar with years ago may not be the currency now circulating in the country.
As kids we were accustomed to the following currency:
Now, ‘This time na lang time,’
Times have changed and so has the currency.
So, what do we have now?
Well, for starters, the coins now in circulation come in three denominations:
These began circulating on May 26, 1996. So if you haven’t visited Guyana since, then these would be new to you.
Hold on to your jaw! I’m doing a Mike Myers as 'Dr. Evil ' impersonation by placing my little finger near my mouth...
Seemingly lots of money to walk around with – don’t ya think?
In this Website I shall take you on periodic shopping tours and place all this money in perspective.
It may seem a bit overwhelming walking around with this vault, but when tied to the US, Canadian and British exchange rates, it is nothing to sneeze at.
Also, I shall walk you through the distinctive features of each coin and note, thus giving you an appreciation for the thought and planning behind these issues.
I shall be posting images of the various currencies later ...so don't you turn that dial!