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Haiti Currency

ISO 4217 code
HTG
Central bank
Bank of the Republic
of Haiti
 Website
www.brh.net
User(s)
Haiti
Inflation
3.5%
 Source
Central Bank, October
2009
Subunit
 1/100
centime
Symbol
G
Coins
5, 10, 20, 50 centimes,
1, 5 gourdes
Banknotes
 Freq. used
10, 25, 50, 100, 250,
500 gourdes
rarely used banknotes
= 1, 2, 5, 1000 gourdes
The Gourde (French:
[ɡuʁd]) or Goud
(Haitian Creole: [ɡud]) is
the currency of Haiti. Its
ISO 4217 code is HTG
and it is divided into 100
centimes (French) or
santim (Creole).
First Gourde,
1813-1870
The first Gourde was
introduced in 1813 and
replaced the livre at a
rate of 1 gourde = 8
livres and 5 sous.
Coins
The first issues of
coins were silver pieces
of 6, 12 and 2centimes.
In 1827, 50 and 100
centimes coins were
introduced, followed by
1 and 2 centimes in
1828. In 1846 and 1850,
6¼ centimes coins
were issued as well as
6 centimes pieces. In
1863, bronze coins,
produced by the Heaton
mint of Birmingham,
were issued. These
were in denominations
of 5, 10 and 20
centimes and were the
last coins of the first
gourde.
Banknotes
The governments of
Haiti issued paper
money in denominations
of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50,
100, 500 and 1000
gourdes.


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