Guyanese Dollar (GYD) Profile

$, or G$

1/100,  cent
G$1, G$5, G$10
G$20, G$100, G$500, G$1000
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The Guyanese Dollar (GYD) is the official currency of Guyana. It is the legal tender used for all transactions within the country.


The Guyanese Dollar was first introduced in 1839, replacing the Spanish dollar, after Guyana became a British colony.

Guyana is the only English-speaking country in South America and is known for its diverse culture and natural resources.

Coins and Banknotes:

The Guyanese Dollar is subdivided into 100 cents, although cent coins are not commonly used nowadays.


Coins currently in circulation are 1, 5, 10, 25, and 50 cents, as well as 1, 5, and 10 dollars.


The most commonly used banknotes are 20, 100, 500, 1000, and 5000 dollars.

Each banknote typically features important cultural, historical symbols, and landmarks of Guyana.