Guyana new signature 100-dollar note (B114e) confirmed

Like B114d, but new signatures. Prefix B/81.

Courtesy of Numisnota (

Guyana enhanced security 1,000-dollar note (B120) confirmed introduced 04.03.2019

According to an article in the Guyana Times dated 10 February 2019, the Bank of Guyana plans to introduce a 1,000-dollar note with enhanced security features on 4 March 2019. The design is like the current note (B117), but the holographic stripe is replaced by a 6-mm wide blue RAPID security thread with the denomination and the Victoria Regia Lily, the national flower. Furthermore, the windowed security thread on the back of the existing note is replaced by a solid security thread.


Courtesy of Richard Miranda and Numisnota (

Guyana new signature 500-dollar note (B116b) confirmed

Like B116a, but new signature. Prefix AM.

Courtesy of Jean-Michel Engels.

Guyana new sig 20-dollar note (B108i) confirmed

Like B108h, but new signatures. Prefix C/51.

Courtesy of Jérôme (

Guyana new sig 5,000-dollar note (B118b) confirmed

Like B118a, but new signatures. Prefix AQ - AR. Replacement notes: Prefix begins with Z.

Courtesy of Richard Miranda.

Guyana new signature 20-dollar note (B108h) confirmed

B108h: Like B108g, but new signature and new imprint (DE LA RUE). Prefix C/35 - C/37.

Courtesy of Chris Twining (Page's Coins and Currency).

Guyana new signature 100-dollar note (B114d) confirmed

B114d: Like B114c, but new signatures (Gobind Ganga and Ashni Singh). Prefix B/60.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Guyana new 50-dollar commemorative note (B119) confirmed

According to an article in Guyana Chronicle dated 12 May 2016, the Bank of Guyana is commemorating the nation's 50 years of independence by issuing a new 50-dollar banknote as well as new 2,000- and 5,000-dollar coins struck by the Mint of Norway.

B119 (PNL): 50 dollars (US$0.25)
Brown, tan, red, and green. Front: Silhouettes of standing people in line; bank logo; map; 50th Independence Anniversary logo with jaguar. Back: National flower, Victoria amazonica (giant waterlily); tree branch; map on flag; doves in flight. Windowed security thread with demetalized GUYANA. Watermark: Red Macaw parrot head and electrotype 50. Printer: (TDLR). 156 x 65 mm.
a. 2016. Signature 15. Prefix AA. Intro: 12.05.2016.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana, Hemmy Bhola, Alex Zlotin, and Arnoldo Efron (Monetary Research Institute).

Guyana new 50-dollar commemorative note reported for early 2016 introduction

According to a Caribnewsdesk article dated 23 November 2015, the Bank of Guyana intends to introduce a new 50-dollar note in April or May of 2016 to commemorate the nation's 50th independence anniversary on 26 May 2016.

Guyana new 5,000-dollar note confirmed


On 9 December 2013, the Bank of Guyana introduced a 5,000-dollar banknote with the following features:

  • 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
  • 156 x 65 mm
Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (, Alex Zlotin, and Thomas Augustsson.

British Guiana scans needed for The Banknote Book

If you have any of the notes listed below, please email 300-dpi, 100% actual size, 24-bit color scans of the front and back of these notes, saved as uncompressed JPEG, BMP, or TIFF. Please click here to download and follow these detailed scanning instructions.

I am looking for 300-dpi images of the following banknotes of British Guiana:

Pick 1: 1 dollar dated 1916 or 1918
Pick 2: 2 dollars dated 1916 or 1918
Pick 1A: 1 dollar dated 1920 or 1924
Pick 2A: 2 dollars dated 1920 or 1924
Pick 6: 1 dollar dated 1936
Pick 13: 2 dollars dated 1937
Pick 17: 100 dollars dated 1942

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Thanks in advance for your participation!

Guyana cabinet supports introduction of 5,000-dollar note

According to a Stabroek News article dated 28 June 2012, Head of the Presidential Secretariat Dr. Roger Luncheon announced that cabinet has given its support for the Bank of Guyana to introduce a 5,000-dollar (US$25) banknote. “The $1000 bank note [BOG B11 (P33)] that currently exists as the higher denomination was introduced in 1996 and will be supplemented by a higher denomination,” he said, according to the Government Information Agency.

Guyana new 100-dollar note watermark variety confirmed

100 dollars (US$0.50), no date. Like BOG B14 (P36), but electrotype watermark changed from map of Guyana to 100. The series started at B/30 000001 and was introduced on 25 January 2012.

Courtesy of Murtaza Azeez.

Guyana chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

The Guyana chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale and as a free download to subscribers.

This 8-page catalog covers notes issued by the Bank of Guyana from 1965 to present. Revised 21 June 2016.

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  • Sharp color images of note’s front and back without overlap
  • Face value or date of demonetization if no longer legal tender
  • Specific identification of all vignette elements
  • Security features described in full
  • Printer imprint reproduced exactly as on note
  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Red stars highlight the many notes missing from the SCWPM
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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Guyana new 500- and 1,000-dollar notes confirmed

In “the coming months” (by December 2011, but maybe sooner if supplies of existing notes run out), the Bank of Guyana will issue a new 500-dollar (US$2.47) banknote with new security features, including the denomination added to the watermark as an electrotype element, a holographic stripe with a colorful macaw at right on the front, a new registration device, vertical serial numbers at left, and a windowed security thread now visible from the back, not the front. Furthermore, the notes bear a new printer imprint (Giesecke & Devrient instead of DE LA RUE). They remain undated and are signed by Lawrence Williams and Ashni Singh.

A new 1,000-dollar note will also be released with the same set of changes.

Courtesy of Thomas Krause and Murtaza Azeez.

Guyana new 20-dollar variety confirmed

20 dollars (US$0.10), no date. Like P30, but new signatures, new printer imprint (CANADIAN BANK NOTE COMPANY, LIMITED), and the serial number font at lower left has been changed and no longer matches the novel serial number font at upper right.

Courtesy of Murtaza Azeez.

Guyana new signature variety confirmed

This 20-dollar note (Pick 30) from Guyana shows Lawrence Williams signing as GOVERNOR (ag) on a note with prefix B/57, followed by a prefix B/64 note with the title as GOVERNOR. As far as I know, the Williams/Kowlessar signature combination appears only on the $20, $100, and $1,000 notes, although the GOVERNOR (ag) title has been confirmed on the $20 only. If anyone can provide scans of other notes with this signature combination, please do so.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Guyana new signature 20-dollar note confirmed

Two different new signature varieties of Pick 30 have been confirmed for Guyana’s 20-dollar note (US$0.10). The color differences seen below are due to the notes being scanned on different equipment.

Like Pick 30, but new signatures (Lawrence Williams, GOVERNOR; Saisnarine Kowlessar, MINISTER OF FINANCE). Printer: THOMAS DE LA RUE AND COMPANY LIMITED.

Like Pick 30, but new signatures (Lawrence Williams, GOVERNOR; Ashni Singh, MINISTER OF FINANCE). Printer: DE LA RUE.

The $100 and $1,000 notes have also been issued with the signature of Ashni Singh.

Courtesy of Murtaza Azeez.