BZD is the ISO code for the he Belize Dollar is the currency of Belize. It uses either $ or BZ$ as it's symbol. BZ$ is used to distinguish it from other dollar based currencies, especially the US Dollar. Like most dollars, the BZD is subdivided into 100 cents. The Belize Dollar was introduced in 1976, at which time it replaced the British Honduras Dollar. This occurred not long after Belize ceased being called British Honduras and instead gained the name of Belize. Belize ceased being a British colony in 1981. The BZD is pegged to the USD at a rate of BZ$2 to US$1.