$200 commemorative coin to mark the 200th Anniversary of the Demerara Revolt.

The Bank of Guyana announces the release of a $200 commemorative coin on March 18, 2024, to mark the 200th Anniversary of the Demerara Revolt.

The Demerara Revolt of 1823, in which over 10,000 enslaved persons participated, was the largest uprising against slavery in Guyana. The Revolt and the consequent deaths of over 250 enslaved, and an English priest sympathetic to the uprising, drew the attention of the English populace and parliament to the dehumanizing conditions of slavery, contributing significantly to the enactment of the Slavery Abolition Act and the abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire in August 1834.

The coin is a Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) struck in bronze alloy.

It bears the National Coat of Arms on the obverse side and the 1823 Demerara Revolt Monument on the reverse. The Monument features a bronze sculpture of a male African Slave wielding a machete and a chain with a cross attached to the end.

The coin is minted by the Osborne Mint in the USA and is set in a black box.

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