The 10 Dollars coin front design features the National Coat of Arms (which includes the Crown of the Cacique, two diamonds, a helmet, two jaguars holding a beak, sugar cane and a rice stalk, a shield decorated with the Victoria amazonica lily, the national flower of Guyana, three blue lines representing the three rivers. Guyana’s main birds and the national bird, the hoatzin. Finally, the national motto, “One People, One Nation, One Destiny,” appears below the shield). The reverse coin design has a “porknocker” (freelance Guyanese prospectors who mine for diamonds and gold) engaged in traditional small-scale mining and the denomination. This coin is part of the 1996 – 2018 series, its rim is fluted, and its color is silver.
Text: 10 Dollars, Guyana, One people, One Nation, One Destiny, Bank of Guyana, Traditional Gold Mining, 1996.