“It’s my money and I want it now!”


The Belize dollar (BZD) is Belize’s national currency and is pegged at the U.S. dollar at 2 BZ$ to 1 US$ since the 1980s. U.S. dollars are generally accepted throughout Belize because of this peg. It is considered a waste of time to exchange USD to BZD. Belize dollars are also easily accepted in towns outside but close to the border of Belize.

The 1 dollar note has an underwater scene printed on the back side and a stork on the front. The 2 dollar note shows the Mayan ruins of Belize and a fauna. The 5 dollar shows the medallion of Christopher Columbus and St. George’s Caye. The 10 dollars shows buildings of Belize. The 20 dollars shows the animals of Belize as well as a jaguar. The 50 dollar note shows bridges of Belize, a boat and a fish.

The Belize dollar and all coins of Belize are printed at Thomas De La Rue Ltd. All banknotes of Belize feature Queen Elizabeth II; Belize being a member of the British Commonwealth; the Queen being the Head of State.

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