Summary

1/8 Guilder, Issued by British Guiana (now Guyana), 1836
Minted by Royal Mint, London

Obverse Description

Head of the King facing right; around, GULIELMUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F:D:

Reverse Description

Within an open wreath of oak in two lines, 1/8 GUILDER; above, a crown; around, BRITISH GUIANA; below,1836

Edge Description

Plain

Significance

In 1831 Berbice was joined with Demerary and Essequibo to form the Colony of British Guiana although the coinage did not reflect this until this issue in 1836. The guilder coins went out of use after the dollar and its cent were adopted in 1839.

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