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Guyana 500 Dollars banknote of 2002

22 Aug 2019  Thu

Guyana, a country on South America’s North Atlantic coast, is defined by its dense rainforest. English-speaking, with cricket and calypso music, it's culturally connected to the Caribbean region. Its capital, Georgetown, is known for British colonial architecture, including tall, painted-timber St. George’s Anglican Cathedral. A large clock marks the facade of Stabroek Market, a source of local produce.

With an area of 215,000 square kilometres, Guyana is the third-smallest sovereign state on mainland South America after Uruguay and Suriname. The main economic activities in Guyana are agriculture (production of rice and Demerara sugar), bauxite and gold mining, timber, shrimp fishing and minerals. The Guyanese dollar has been the unit of account in Guyana (formerly British Guiana) since 29 January 1839.

Private banknotes were introduced in the late 19th century by the British Guiana Bank and the Colonial Bank. Following Guyana’s independence in 1966, the Guyanese dollar was re-introduced. Today we are discussing a 500 Dollar banknote issued in 2002. The note specifications are as follows:

The obverse features the official Coat of arms in centre with the country’s map to right. The reverse depicts the Guyana Parliament building. This multi-coloured note has a Parrot as its watermark.

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