The 5 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 sugar cane, a principal agricultural crop in Guyana and the denomination. This coin is part of the 1996 – 2005 series, its rim is fluted, and its color is bronze.
Text: 5 Dollars, Guyana, One people, One Nation, One Destiny, Bank of Guyana, Sugar Cane, 2002.