Guyana 1996 10 dollars

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from the Acanthite collection
from the Acanthite collection

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 than with other South American nations. The coin shown is a ten dollars in nickel-plated steel. The obverse shows the coat of arms, the reverse shows an itinerant miner or 'porknocker' as they are locally known, using a pan to determine the occurrence of gold flakes in a slurry of gold-bearing mud.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: nickel-plated steel.

Catalog reference: KM 51.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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