Currency Rates for Haitian Gourde
Bank Exchange Rates for Haiti - HTG - Haitian Gourde - G. The foreign exchange rates for Haiti also known as the ISO code HTG or the Haitian Gourde currency and as a symbol G.
Banknotes are in circulation in denominations of 10, 25, 50, 100, 250 and 500 gourdes. 1, 2, 5 and 1,000 gourde notes exist, but they are rarely used and are no longer issued. Send Money Transfer to Haiti.
1 gourde is worth 100 centimes and coins are available in denominations of 5, 10, 20 and 50 centimes and 1 and 5 gourdes.
The Haitian Gourde is used in the country of Haiti. The abbreviation or the symbol of the Gourde is HTG. One Gourde is made up of 100 Centimes and is represented with the alphabet G. Despite the change in valuation, five Haitian Gourdes are sometimes referred to as one Haitian Dollar. One Gourde is subdivided into 100 Santim or Centimes.
The first Haitian Gourde was introduced in 1816 and it replaced the old Livre at the rate of one Gourde is equal to eight Livre and five Sous. Gourde has evolved in three phases. The Gourde was devalued in 1870 and 1872. It was connected to the Franc in 1880 and the United States Dollar in 1913. The three currencies were discontinued in 1990 and Haitian Gourde is now a floating currency.
2. Coins and Banknotes:
The first Haitian coins were the silver ones of 6, 12 and 25 Santims. 1, 2, 50 and 100 Santims were also introduced in 1827 and 1828 respectively. Bronze Gourdes produced by the Birmingham Mint was issued in 1863. The government of the country of Haiti issued paper currency in the denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 Gourdes. While the coins are issued in the denominations of 5, 10, 20 and 50 Centimes and 1 and 5 Gourdes.
3. Second and Third Gourdes:
In 1871, the Haitian Gourde was devalued at a rate of 10 to 1. Only bank currency was issued for the second Gourde, with the Central Bank issuing banknotes of 10 and 25 Gourdes. The Gourde was devalued again in 1872 at the rate of 300 to 1. In 1980, the Bank of the Republic of Haiti was founded and it replaced the National Bank as the currency issuing authority. A 1000 Gourdes banknote was introduced in 1999 to commemorate the anniversary of founding the national capital, Port-au-Prince. A 20 Gourdes banknote was issued in 2001 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of its national constitution. The Bank of Haiti released a series of banknotes to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Haiti.
The one, two and five Gourdes notes are no longer in circulation.
GBP to HTG
The currently used gourde is the third incarnation of the currency, having been revalued twice since being introduced in 1813, first at a rate of ten to one, then at a rate of 300:1. Bank Exchange Rates for Haiti . The foreign exchange rates for Haitian Gourde also known as the ISO code HTG. Send money transfer online with us with the cheapest options.