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Guinean syli
syli guinéen (French)
2 sylis coin of 1971
2 sylis coin of 1971
User(s) Guinea
1/100 cauri
Coins 50 cauris, 1, 2, 5 sylis
Banknotes 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 500 sylis
Central bank Banque Centrale de la République de Guinée
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This infobox shows the latest status before this currency was rendered obsolete.

The syli was the currency of Guinea between 1971 and 1985. It was subdivided into 100 cauris. The word syli means "elephant", while cauri refers to the shells formerly used as currency. The syli replaced the Guinean franc at a rate of 1 syli = 10 francs.

Coins of 50 cauris, 1, 2 and 5 sylis were made of aluminium. Banknotes of the 1971 series were issued in denominations of 10, 25, 50 and 100 sylis. A second series of banknotes was issued in 1980, this time in different colours and with four additional denominations – 1, 2, 5 and 500 sylis notes.

The syli was replaced by the Guinean franc in 1985 at par.


1971 notes
Image Value Main Colour Obverse Reverse Date of issue
GuineaP16-10Sylis-1971-donated f.jpg 10 syilis Brown Patrice Lumumba People with bananas 1971
Gui017 f.jpg 25 syilis Dark brown Man smoking a pipe Man and cows
Gui018 f.jpg 50 syilis Green Bearded man at left Landscape with large dame and reservoir
GuineaP19-100Sylis-1971-donated f.jpg 100 syilis Violet Ahmed Sékou Touré Steam shovel and two dump trucks
1980 notes
Gui020 f.jpg 1 syili Olive green Matori Bangoura text "un syli" 1980
Gui021 f.jpg 2 syilis Orange King Mohammed V of Morocco text "deux sylis"
GuineaP22-5Sylis-1981 f-donated.jpg 5 syilis Blue Kwame Nkrumah People with bananas
Gui023 f.jpg 10 syilis Red Patrice Lumumba People with bananas
GuineaP24-25Sylis-1980-donated f.jpg 25 syilis Dark gren Man smoking a pipe Man and cows
GuineaP25a-50Sylis-1980-donated f.jpg 50 syilis Dark brown Bearded man Landscape with large dame and reservoir
GuineaP26a-100Sylis-1980-donated f.jpg 100 syilis Blue Ahmed Sékou Touré Steam shovel and two dump trucks
GuineaP27a-500Sylis-1980 f.jpg 500 syilis Dark brown Josip Broz Tito Modern building
For table standards, see the banknote specification table.




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