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- Haiti, Republic
- of 27 400 sq. km
- the French (state), Creole
- HT (HTI) 332
Leading world currency of a monetary system of Haiti is the gourde which makes 100 centimes. In circulation there are denominations of denomination in 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500 and 1000 gourdes. Total of modifications of denominations various
Nominal values has practically reached 40. Out-of-date modifications are not manufactured any more and by degrees withdrawn from
Circulations Central bank because of unfitness to use. Notes 1, 2, 5 gourdes seldom enough meet in circulation.
In 1860 with transferring from silver to a gold standard as monetary unit the gourde to equal 5 francs France is entered. The term
" " occurs from the Spanish word gordo that is transferred as " ". French
Colonizers used this term for a designation of peso or circles (sectors) cut out from it,
Representing 1/5 of all coin. Similar money was in circulation in all French colonies
In monetary circulation in territory of Haiti there are notes of two series, 1989 and devoted to the independence 200 anniversary - 2004. On denominations of an old series the historical figures who have kept the powerful investment in development of the country, on the back of these notes - the State Emblem of Haiti are represented. On face side of memorable notes of 2004 fighters for freedom and independence, on undersides - ancient forts and citadels are represented.
Despite the fact that what on denominations of Haiti the plotting with the Antiamerican subjects, for example a portrait is seated
One of chiefs of insurgent movement, on territory of the country the American dollars also are in
The universal circulation. The country native currency does not differ stability, it is restrictedly convertible and out of the country not
Represents to almost any value.
Informally the Haitian dollar which is a standard unit acts on territories of the country also. One
The Haitian dollar is equated to 5 gourdes. Despite the fact that what the Haitian dollar falls into with the conditional
To currencies, it has started to act since 1912, and now the prices for many goods are indicated in this
To monetary unit.
It is updated 05.2012