Guyanese Dollar

Guyanese Dollar

The Guyanese dollar (currency sign: $, G$ and GY$; ISO: GYD) has been the unit of account in Guyana (formerly British Guiana) since 29 January 1839. Originally it was intended as a transitional unit to facilitate the changeover from the Dutch guilder system of currency to the British pound sterling system. The Spanish dollar was already prevalent throughout the West Indies in general, and from 1839, the Spanish dollar unit operated in British Guiana in conjunction with British sterling coins at a standard conversion rate of one dollar for every four shillings and twopence. In 1951 the British sterling coinage was replaced with a new decimal coinage which was simultaneously introduced through all the British territories in the Eastern Caribbean. When sterling began to depreciate in the early 1970s, a switch to a US dollar peg became increasingly attractive as an anti-inflationary measure and the Eastern Caribbean Currency Authority (of which Guyana was a member) made the switch in October 1975. The Guyanese dollar is normally abbreviated with the dollar sign $, or alternatively G$ to distinguish it from other dollar-denominated currencies.

US Dollar

US Dollar

The United States dollar (sign: $; code: USD; also abbreviated US$ and referred to as the dollar, U.S. dollar, or American dollar) is the official currency of the United States and its territories per the United States Constitution since 1792. For most practical purposes, it is divided into 100 smaller cent (¢) units, but is occasionally divided into 1000 mills (₥) for accounting purposes. The circulating paper money consists of Federal Reserve Notes that are denominated in United States dollars (12 U.S.C. § 418). Since the suspension in 1971 of convertibility of paper U.S. currency into any precious metal, the U.S. dollar is, de facto, fiat money. As it is the most used in international transactions, the U.S. dollar is the world's primary reserve currency. Several countries use it as their official currency, and in many others it is the de facto currency. Besides the United States, it is also used as the sole currency in two British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean: the British Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands. A few countries use the Federal Reserve Notes for paper money, while still minting their own coins, or also accept U.S. dollar coins (such as the Sacagawea or presidential dollar). As of June 27, 2018, there are approximately $1.67 trillion in circulation, of which $1.62 trillion is in Federal Reserve notes (the remaining $50 billion is in the form of coins).

209 Guyanese Dollar to US Dollar exchange rates chart

209 GYD to USD exchange rates graph
209 GYD to USD Spot rate – This is known more formally as the ‘interbank’ rate. It is the rate banks or large financial institutions charge each other when trading significant amounts of foreign currency. In the business, this is sometimes referred to as a ‘spot rate’. It is not the tourist rate and you cannot buy currency at this rate, as you are buying relatively small amounts of foreign currency. In everyday life it is the same as the difference between wholesale and retail prices. The rates shown in financial newspapers and in broadcast media are usually the interbank rates.

209 GYD to USD exchange rates table

Exchange GYD to USD
209 Guyanese Dollar = 0.999 US Dollar
418 Guyanese Dollar = 1.998 US Dollar
1045 Guyanese Dollar = 4.996 US Dollar
2090 Guyanese Dollar = 9.992 US Dollar
Exchange Guyanese Dollar to US Dollar
209 Guyanese Dollar to US Dollar Cross rate – This is the rate we give to customers who want to exchange currencies that do not involve the local currency. For example, if you want to exchange Australian dollars into US dollars.

209 GYD to USD exchange rates news

Exxon confirms discovery of more than four billion oil-equivalent barrels at Stabroek Block

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The ExxonMobil-controlled Stabroek Block offshore Guyana...

5 days conditional positive
Six injured as Fly Jamaica aircraft makes emergency landing in Guyana

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – Six passengers on a Fly Jamaica flight were injured this morning...

about 1 month imperative positive
Guyana considers removal of obeah and witchcraft from law books

Guyanese nationals may soon be free to practice obeah and witchcraft. This, as the Government seeks to rid the nation's law books of Colonial-era laws. Among the cr

about 1 month conditional neutral
Jamaican dollar dips more than $1 against US in a day

The Jamaican dollar depreciated by $1.08 against the US dollar on Thursday, according to the trading summary from the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ). It closed at $130.65 again

5 days indicative negative
U.S. dollar closes higher on Taipei forex market | Economics | FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ENGLISH NEWS

Taipei, Jan. 11 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Friday, gaining NT$0.020 to close at NT$30.802.

5 days indicative positive
Dollar Slides As US Consumer Inflation Falls

CANBERA (Alliance News) - The US dollar was lower against its most major counterparts in the ...

5 days conditional positive

209 GYD to USD currency converter