Demerara and Essequibo were two river colonies in the Guianas along the Northern coast of South America which is now part of the country of Guyana. It was a Dutch colony (known as Demerary) until 1815 and a county of British Guiana from 1838 to 1966 (known as Demerara). The Colony of Demerara-Essequibo was created on 28 April 1812, when the British combined the Dutch colony of Demerary with Essequibo into the larger colony of Demerara-Essequibo. They were officially ceded to Britain on 13 August 1814. On 20 November 1815 the agreement was ratified by the Netherlands. On 21 July 1831 Demerara-Esequibo united with Berbice as British Guiana. The colony continued to use Dutch denominations of currency even though under British control. The issued coins ranging from 3 bits up to 3 Guilder. These coins were minted with the colonies name on it and were minted from 1809 to 1835. The dollar was introduced in 1839.

ESSEQUIBO & DEMERARY COINS
ESSEQUIBO & DEMERARY CURRENCY || ESSEQUIBO & DEMERARY STAMPS

Obverse Reverse Prefix Inv Num Date Country Denom Topic Comments Fineness ASW Metal KM Grade Value $
FC 29592
1813 ESSEQUIBO & DEMERARY 1/2 Stiver George III       Copper Very Fine $15.00
FC 13514
1813 ESSEQUIBO & DEMERARY 1/2 Stiver George III       Copper Extremely Fine $45.00
FC 18709
1813 ESSEQUIBO & DEMERARY 1/2 Stiver George III       Copper Very Fine $15.00
FC 17771 1813 ESSEQUIBO & DEMERARY 1 Stiver George III       Copper 10 Net Extremely Fine $50.00
FC 25322
1813 ESSEQUIBO & DEMERARY 1 Stiver George III       Copper 10 Very Fine $15.00
FC 22100
1816 ESSEQUIBO & DEMERARY 1/2 Guilder Georgius III   0.820 0.1018 Silver 12 Very Fine $40.00
FC 22101
1832 ESSEQUIBO & DEMERARY 1/2 Guilder Gulielmus IIII   0.82 0.1018 Silver 18 Very Fine $37.50
Date of last update: 05/11/18