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  1. The Guyanese dollar (currency sign: $, G$ and GY$; ISO: GYD) has been the unit of account in Guyana (formerly British Guiana) since 29 January 1839.Originally it was intended as a transitional unit to facilitate the changeover from the Dutch guilder system of currency to the British pound sterling system.

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    The his­tory of the Guyanese dol­lar should not be con­sid­ered in iso­la­tion of the wider pic­ture sur­round­ing the his­tory of cur­rency in the British West In­dies as a whole. ( See Cur­ren­cies of the British West In­dies ). The as­pects of that his­tory that are pe­cu­liar to British Guiana are the con­tin­ued use of the four pence groat coin when all other ter­ri­to­ries had aban­doned it, and also the use of dol­lar ac­counts in both the pub­lic and pri­vate sec­tors since 1839. In the other East­ern Caribbean ter­ri­to­ries, there was a mix­ture of dol­lar and ster­lingac­counts until the year 1951. The Dutch ter­ri­to­ries of Es­se­quibo, De­mer­ara, and Berbice on the north coast of South Amer­ica, cre­ated in early 17th cen­tury, came under the con­trol of the British dur­ing the Napoleonic wars. These ter­ri­to­ries were for­mally ceded to the United King­dom in 1815 and united to be­come the colony of British Guiana in 1831. At first, the British in­tro­duced a Britis...

    After the in­tro­duc­tion of the dol­lar, reg­u­lar British coins cir­cu­lated, to­gether with 2 and 4 pence coins also is­sued else­where in the British West In­dies. The 2 pence coins is­sued in 1838, 1843 and 1848 were of the stan­dard Maundy money type, whilst the 4 pence coins bore an image of Bri­tan­nia. Be­tween 1891 and 1916, 4 pence coins were is­sued specif­i­cally for "British Guiana and West In­dies" and be­tween 1917 and 1945 for "British Guiana". 1916 also saw the first issue of paper money by the Gov­ern­ment of British Guiana, in de­nom­i­na­tions of 1, 2, 5, 20 and 100 dol­lars. In 1967, coins were in­tro­duced in de­nom­i­na­tions of 1-, 5-, 10-, 25 and 50 cents. The 1 and 5 cents were struck in Nickel-brass, with the other de­nom­i­na­tions struck in cupro-nickel. In 1996, high in­fla­tion caused the in­tro­duc­tion of 1, 5 and 10 dol­lars coins. The 1 and 5 dol­lars are struck in cop­per-plated steel, whilst the 10 dol­lars is struck in nickel-plated steel and h...

    Pri­vate ban­knotes were in­tro­duced in the late 19th cen­tury by the British Guiana Bank and the Colo­nial Bank. Both is­sued 5, 20 and 100 dol­lars. The British Guiana Bank is­sued notes until 1907, with the Colo­nial Bank is­su­ing notes until 1917. The Colo­nial Bank was taken over by Bar­clays Bank, which is­sued notes in de­nom­i­nates of 5, 10, 20 and 100 dol­lars be­tween 1926 and 1941. In 1909, the Royal Bank of Canadain­tro­duced 100 dol­lars notes, fol­lowed in 1913 by 5 and 20 dol­lars notes. From 1920, the notes also bore the de­nom­i­na­tion in ster­ling. 100 dol­lars were is­sued until 1920, with the 5 and 20 dol­lars is­sued until 1938. Paper money pro­duc­tion specif­i­cally for British Guiana ceased in 1942 and local notes were re­placed by BWI$ notes in 1951. In 1955, the BWI$ was dec­i­mal­ized and coinage was is­sued in the name of the "British Caribbean Ter­ri­to­ries, East­ern Group". In 1965, the East Caribbean dol­lar (EC$) re­placed the BWI$ and cir­cu­lat...

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  3. The Guyanese dollar (currency sign: $, G$ and GY$; ISO: GYD) has been the unit of account in Guyana (formerly British Guiana) since 29 January 1839.Originally it was intended as a transitional unit to facilitate the changeover from the Dutch guilder system of currency to the British pound sterling system.

  4. Jul 23, 2021 · The Guyanese dollar ( currency sign: $, G$ and GY$; ISO: GYD) has been the unit of account in Guyana (formerly British Guiana) since 29 January 1839.Originally it was intended as a transitional unit to facilitate the changeover from the Dutch guilder system of currency to the British pound sterling system.

  5. In some of the Eastern Caribbean territories, notes were issued by various private banks, denominated in dollars equivalent to 4 shillings 2 pence. See Antigua dollar, Barbadian dollar, Dominican dollar, Grenadian dollar, Guyanese dollar, Saint Kitts dollar, Saint Lucia dollar, Saint Vincent dollar and Trinidad and Tobago dollar.

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