Guyana Currency
What's In Your Wallet?

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:


  • Cent

  • Penny (Jill or Gill)

  • Five Cent

  • Ten Cent

  • 25 Cent, and...

  • 50 Cent (no relationship to the rap singer Curtis James Jackson III).

Notes (bills):

  • One Dollar

  • Five Dollar

  • 10 Dollar, and...

  • 20 Dollar

Now, ‘This time na lang time,’

Times have changed and so has the currency.

So, what do we have now?


-  Guyana dollar (GYD) is the official currency of Guyana

-  Subunits: 1/100 cents *

-  Coins available: $1, $5, and $10

-  Banknotes available: $20, $100, $500, $1000, and $5000

-  Central Bank:  Bank of Guyana

* 1 dollar = 100 cents

Guyana Currency Now In Circulation:

Well, for starters, the coins now in circulation come in three denominations:

  • $1

  • $5, and…

  • $10

These began circulating on May 26, 1996.  So if you haven’t visited Guyana since, then these would be new to you.

The Notes Include:

  • Twenty Dollars

  • One Hundred Dollars

  • Five Hundred Dollars

  • One Thousand Dollars


Hold on to your jaw!  I’m doing a Mike Myers as 'Dr. Evil ' impersonation by placing my little finger near my mouth...

  • Five Thousand Dollars

Whoa Nelly! 

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 don't you turn that dial!

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