Guyana presents commemorative 50-dollar note

The Bank of Guyana has presented its 50-dollar commemorative banknote. The new note commemorates that 50 years ago on 26 May 1966, Guyana became an independent country. The note was announced in November last year.

As you would expect of a note commemorating such an occassion, the note is filled with national symbols. The front of the note shows the 50th Independence Anniversary logo to the right, the crest of the Bank of Guyana in the centre and the people of Guyana standing together as one on the left. The reverse side of the note portrays the national flag and the map of Guyana in the centre, peace doves on the right and the national flower (Victoria amazonica or giant waterlily) on the left.

As for security features: on the right hand side on the front is a windowed security thread which, when held up to the light, shows a complete thread. On the left of the note there is a watermark of a Macaw and the value of the note will be seen when the note is held up to the light.

There is no set date yet when the note will be issued to the public but I expect it in the next couple of weeks since the independence date is 26 May. I think this note looks very nice!

Steven Friday 13 May 2016 at 09:20 am | | news
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