As part of its commitment to the continuous upgrade of the Guyana currency notes, the Bank of Guyana will issue an upgraded $5,000 note on Tuesday, December 20, 2022.  

This upgraded currency note keeps most of the elements of the previous note but with three significant changes to the front and back of the note:

For more details please Notes  and Security Features

The Bank is pleased to collaborate with the Ministry of Foreign affairs on the issuance of a 50-dollar coin to commemorate 50 years of diplomatic relations between Guyana and the People’s Republic of China. This is a fitting tribute as Guyana was the first nation in the English-speaking Caribbean to establish relations with the People’s Republic of China.


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The design of the coin on the reverse has around the border the words, “Fifty years of Friendship and Cooperation” written in both English and Chinese. The centre graphic, rendered in bold colours of green and red is the number 50 –reflecting years of collaboration and cooperation that have brought about widespread development gains and a strong foundation for advancing peace, prosperity and security for all. When the fifty is turned upside down, it shows a conjoined C and G, tied together by the flags of our two nations. The dates of our partnership are inscribed on the inner ring of the coin. On the obverse is Guyana’s Coat of Arms and the issuing authority Bank of Guyana.

This is our third colour coin which adds to our numismatic collection. We are grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this momentous occasion in the minting of this commemorative coin. Please see for more on the presentation of the coin.

This coin was produced by Osbourne Mint and is struck on a silver-plated base metal.  It will be on sale for $6,500.

The Regional Financial Stability Coordinating Council (FRSCC) is pleased to announce the release of the 2020 Regional Financial Stability Report. This edition of the Regional Financial Stability Report (RFSR) was produced in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The economic, financial and social fallout from the pandemic and the policy responses to address the ongoing crisis have defined the efforts of the monetary and regulatory authorities to maintain financial stability in the Caribbean. The pandemic is still unfolding and continues to cause global economic and financial disruptions. The 2020 Report covers several areas that are required to comprehensively assess the stability of the financial system in the Caribbean.

The 2020 Regional Financial Stability Report can be accessed on the Caribbean Economic Research Team (CERT) website at

The Bank of Guyana is pleased to launch a $2000 note to commemorate and celebrate the country’s 55th Independence Anniversary. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, the note could not have been issued earlier. The note will circulate with the Bank’s other family of notes and will provide more efficient intermediation in the settling of transactions.

(a) The face side carries the Map of Guyana with its natural resources on the right, the Crest of the Bank is in the Centre and a Clear Complex Window with an image of a jaguar as well as the value of the note is on the left.

The words “BANK OF GUYANA” are printed above the Crest and “These notes are legal tender for payment of any amount” are printed below. The signatures of the Governor of the Bank of Guyana and the Vice President also appear below the Crest. The serial numbers are horizontal on the top right and vertical on the left.

The value ($2000) is imprinted at the top left and bottom right corners. Printed to the left of the Clear Complex Window is “55th Independence Anniversary” along with the slogan “One Guyana”.

(b) The reverse side of the note has the slogan “One Guyana” surrounded by the faces of children representing Guyana’s six ethnicities.

The words “BANK OF GUYANA” are printed in the top left corner. A Wai Wai pattern is on the left corner. A Secondary Window is at the right of the Wai Wai pattern. The National Motto is printed below the Wai Wai pattern and at the top right side. 

(c) The size of the note is 156 x 65mm.

(d) The note is multi-coloured.


Please see this page for more information on the notes

The Bank of Guyana issued a $100 circulation coin and a $10,000 commemorative coin in observance of Guyana's 55th Independence Anniversary on July 19, 2021. The coins were officially launched by Governor Dr Gobind Ganga.

The circulation coin which has a face value of $100 it is the second coloured coin to be issued by the Bank. The $10,000 commemorative coin is struck in 99.99 pure silver with selective gold plating and has a selling price of $18,000. The $100 coin was minted by the Royal Canadian Mint while the $10,000 coin was minted by Osborne Mint.