Two souvenir coins issued by Bank of Guyana

The Bank of Guyana has issued two souvenir coins to mark the 250th anniversary of the Berbice Slave Rebellion and the 175th anniversary of Indian Immigration to Guyana.

A release from the Central Bank said that both commemorative coins have a face value of two thousand dollars and are made of cupro-nickel weighing 28g each.

The bank said that the reverse of the 1763 slave revolt coin was designed by Adrian Juman and depicts a slave rescued from his owner by Cuffy; his broken chains represent the dawn of a new day of freedom and liberation.

It said that the reverse of the 1838 Indian arrival coin was designed by Courtney Douglas and depicts the first two ships – Whitby and Hesperus – representing the beginning of the Indian Indentured System in British Guiana.

Both coins have the National Coat of Arms on the other side.

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