Guyana 1986 5 cents

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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Guyana began its numismatic life as the Dutch-held colony of Essequibo & Demerary, which later became British Guiana. Independence was gained in 1966. Guyana gravitates toward relations with English-speaking Caribbean island nations such as Trinidad and Tobago rather than with other South American nations. This type was struck 1967, 1972-92.

Recorded mintage: 4,000,000.

Specification: 2.50 g, nickel brass, 19.5 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 32.


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

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