Belize’s Currency

The Belize dollar is the official currency of Belize and is pegged at BZ$2 = US$1.


The Central Bank of Belize Act gives the Bank the sole right to issue notes and coins in Belize. Therefore, only such notes and coins issued by the Central Bank of Belize are legal tender in Belize.

The Bank protects the integrity of the Belize currency notes and is committed to continuous review and enhancement of the design and security features so that the notes remain strong and secure against counterfeiting threats, particularly, changing technologies. The notes are designed so that they are difficult to reproduce and at the same time, allow the public to readily distinguish between genuine and counterfeit notes.

Learn about Belize’s currency system:

Currency Notes
Five different issues of notes are in circulation in Belize. Browse images and descriptions of each note.

Security Features
Security features are distinctive, recognizable features incorporated in the banknotes enabling persons to recognize a genuine note and to deter counterfeiters.

Seven denomination of coins are in circulation in Belize. Browse images and descriptions of each coin.

Collectible Coins
View gallery of historic and for-sale collectible coins.

Damaged Currency
Find out if your damaged or mutilated note is exchangeable at the Central Bank of Belize.

Counterfeit Currency
Learn how to deal with counterfeit currency.

Demonetized Currency
View historic currencies of Belize.