Guyana 1970 dollar

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen is the first coin issued by Guyana as part of the F.A.O. series and the first Guyanan coin of that denomination. Guyana, the only English speaking region of South America, was a British colony until 1966 and has suffered frequent coups since.

Recorded mintage: 500,000 plus 5,000 proofs.

Specification: copper-nickel, 35.5 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 36.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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