01/01/2020: Transition to Polymer Banknotes
Polymer banknotes were introduced in Guyana, enhancing the durability and security features of the Guyanese dollar.
03/02/2003: Redenomination of the Currency
The Guyanese dollar underwent a redenomination, with old banknotes replaced by new notes at a rate of 1,000 old dollars to 1 new dollar.
05/10/1992: Resumption of Banking System
The resumption of the banking system in Guyana significantly improved the stability and accessibility of the Guyanese dollar.
26/05/1966: Independence of Guyana
Following Guyana's independence from Britain, the currency was renamed from British Guiana dollar to Guyanese dollar.
12/09/1951: Currency Board Established
A Currency Board was established to manage the British Guiana dollar, ensuring its stability and convertibility.
06/08/1917: Currency Act of 1917
The British Guiana dollar was revalued at a rate of 4.80 dollars to 1 U.S. dollar, following the Currency Act of 1917.
18/01/1839: Introduction of the British Guiana dollar
British Guiana dollar introduced as the official currency of British Guiana, replacing the Spanish and Portuguese coins previously in circulation.