Guyana announces new 5000 dollar note

Guyana decided last year that a new banknote of 5000 dollar would be introduced. The current highest denomination is 1000 dollar. Now the Bank of Guyana has announced the date the new note will be issued: 9 December 2013. 

Bank of Guyana Deputy Governor, Dr Gobin Ganga said that an awareness campaign would be launched before the note goes into circulation. The Bank of Guyana said the new note would significantly reduce the number of notes that it would be required to process in the fast approaching holiday season.

Some of the features of the new note:

  • 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
Steven Maandag 18 November 2013 at 2:21 pm | | news
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