Suriname Dollar - SRD

DEFINITION of 'Suriname Dollar - SRD'

The currency abbreviation for the Suriname dollar (SRD), the currency for Suriname. The Suriname dollar is made up of 100 cents and is presented with the symbol $. The coins of this currency are denominated in cents based on the previous currency, the guilder, which was also made up of 100 cents.

BREAKING DOWN 'Suriname Dollar - SRD'

The Suriname dollar was introduced as the official currency of Suriname in 2004, when it replaced the guilder at a rate of 1,000:1. The old coins continued to be used, but were worth a fraction of a dollar instead of a fraction of a guilder. With the exchange rate of 1,000:1, coins became 1,000 times more valuable overnight.