Monday, January 16, 2017

Notes

There are five currency notes issued by the Bank of Guyana. The denominations are as follows:

Twenty Dollar Note

Issued: November 15, 1965

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  • The Kaieteur Falls (front)
  • The Ferry Vessel Malali (back)
  • Ship Building (back)
  • Intaglio Print:  A distinctive raised feel
  • Security Thread:  An embedded plastic thread

Upgraded Issued: October 10, 1988

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  • Design and Security features same as Series (1) except for the Front and Back Register found at the far left and right of the note.

Revised: September 16, 1996

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  • Design and Security features remain the same as Series two (2) except the Novel Numbering is progressively larger on the right side of the note.

Fifty Dollar Note

Issued: May 11, 2016

  • 50th Independence logo to the right(front)
  • The crest of the Bank of Guyana in the centre(front)
  • The people of Guyana standing together as one on the left(front)
  • The National Flag and the Map of Guyana in the centre, with the National Motto, below(back)
  • Peace Doves on the right and the National Flower on the left(back)
  • The Watermark of a Macaw and the value of the note (50) will be seen when the note is held up to the light
  • Clear Text Widowed Security Thread: Text reads "Guyana 50"
  • Intaglico Print: A distinctive raised feel.
  • Novel Number: Progressively large numbers

One Hundred Dollar Note

Issued: October 10, 1988

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  • Bank of Guyana logo and the Map of Guyana (front)
  • St. George's Cathedral (back)
  • Watermark:  The Red Macaw
  • Intaglio Print: A distinctive raised feel
  • Front to Back Register:  Found on the far left & right side of the note
  • Security Thread: An embedded plastic thread

Issued: March 16, 1998

  • Design and Security features same as Series one (1) except for the Silver, clear text, de-metalised, windowed thread with the word "Guyana" in it. 

Issued: March, 2006

  • Design and Security features same as Series two (2) except for the addition of an Electrotype in the form of a map (Watermark) 

Revised: January 25, 2012

 

  • Design and Security features identical to Series three (3) except the Electrotype was replaced with the value of the note (100) horizontally.

  

  

Five Hundred Dollar Note

Issued: July 2, 1992

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  • Bank of Guyana logo and the Map of Guyana (front)
  • Praliament Buildings (back)
  • Watermark: The Red Macaw
  • Intaglio Print: A distinctive raised feel
  • Front to Back Register:  Found on the far left & right side of the note
  • Clear Text Windowed Security Thread:  Text reads "Guyana"

Issued: October 11, 1996

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        Design and Security features same as Series one (1) except for the following:

  • Silver, clear text, de- metalised, windowed thread with the word "Guyana" in it
  • Novel Numbering to the right of the note is progressively larger.

Issued: January 24, 2000

500 back

        Design and Security features same to Series two (2) except fot the following:

  • Large Numerals at the front
  • Wider clear text, windowed, de-metalised thread with the word "Guyana" in it.
  • Holographic patch in the shape of a Map.
  • Anti- copy lines.

Revised: November 4, 2011

        Design and Security features same to Series three (3) except fot the following:
  • The addition of the value of the note (500) horizontally- (Watermark)
  • The clear text, windowed, de-metalised thread with the word "Guyana" in it was moved to the back of the note.
  • The Novel Numbering to the right of the note was changed to vertical and the fraction was replaced.
  • Holographic patch in the shape of a Map was replaced with a Holographic Stripe

One Thousand Dollar Note

Issued: December 23, 1996

 
  • Bank of Guyana logo and the Map of Guyana (front)
  • Bank of Guyana Building(back)
  • Watermark: The Red Macaw
  • Intaglio Print: A distinctive raised feel
  • Front to Back Register: Found on the far left & right side of the note
  • Windowed colour shift  Security Thread: Thread changes colour between magenta and green. 
  • Novel Numbering: Progressively larger numbers

Issued: December 23, 1999

        Design and Security features same as Series one (1) except for the following:

  • Gold Map was replaced with a gold holographic crest.
  • Wider clear text, windowed,de-metalised thread with the word "Guyana" in it
  • Added colour to Intaglio Image:  Red colour found in the circle at the bottom of the note
  • $1000:  Enlarged Denomination

Issued: March, 2006

       Design and Security featues same as Series two (2) except  for the following:

  • Wider clear text, windowed, de-metalised thread with the word "Guyana" in it
  • The gold crest was replaced with a silver holographic crest
  • Addition of an Electrotype in the form of a Map (Wtaremark)
  • A Latent image in the form of the value of the note (1000) was added to the rosette  

Revised: November 22, 2011

       Design and Security featues same as Series three (3) except for the following:

  • Double digits replace the fractions to the right of the note
  • The Electrotype was replaced with the value of the note (1000) vertically.
  • The Holographic crest was replaced with a Holographic Stripe
  • The clear text, windowed, de-metalised thread with the word "Guyana" in it was moved to the back of the note
Five Thousand Dollar Note

Launched: November 15, 2013

To be issued: December 9, 2013

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  • Bank of Guyana logo and the Map of Guyana (front)
  • Guyana's Rainforest and National Bird (back)
  • Watermark: The Macaw and Value of the note (5000)
  • Spark: When tilted the colour of the value shifts from Magenta to green and the rolling bar moves up and down
  • Holographic Stripe: When tilted at an angle the image of a Jaguar can be seen.
  • See- through: The value of the note ($5000) appears when the note is held up to the light.
  • Latent Image: At a certain angle the value 5000 can be seen.
  • Blind Mark: Mark for the visually impaired and partially sighted. (Right of note)
  • Dual Track: Two track thread with optically variable and metallic print properties (Back)
  • Intaglio Print: A distinctive raised feel
  • Novel Numbering: Progressively larger numbers

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