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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

Launch of the Commemorative Fifty-Dollar Coin for the 50th Anniversary of Guyana-China Diplomatic Relations

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.

Five Thousand Dollar Note updated

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

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