Barbados new banknote series confirmed

According to a press release, "for the first time in 40 years, the Central Bank of Barbados is issuing redesigned banknotes. This new series, with its bold, modern design and vibrant hues, was launched on May 2, 2013.

"Like the 2007 series, the new notes are being issued in six denominations – $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 – and all denominations are 150mm x 65mm. The basic colours also remain the same.

"The Central Bank continues to honour those outstanding Barbadians previously featured on our banknotes, but the reverse image has been changed. The new vignettes are specific to the denomination and are now linked to the person featured on the portrait.

"To help the visually impaired and fully blind differentiate between denominations, tactile marks have been included on the new banknotes. The number of marks increases by one as the value of the note increases, from one dot for the $2 to six dots for the $100.

"In addition to the revamped design, the new series has both upgraded and new security features that will make the notes more difficult for counterfeiters to copy and easier for the public to authenticate.

"Remember that even with new-look notes in circulation, all notes issued by the Central Bank of Barbados – from 1973 to the present – remain legal tender and can and should continue to be used and accepted islandwide."

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CBB B32 (PNL): 2 dollars (US$1)
Blue. Front: Trident as registration device; coat of arms; map of Barbados; John Redman Bovell. Back: Morgan Lewis Windmill in St. Andrew; trident. Windowed security thread with negative demetalized CBB $2. Watermark: John Redman Bovell and electrotype 2. Printer: DE LA RUE. 150 x 65 mm.
a. 2 MAY 2013. Signature 6. Intro: 02.05.2013.

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CBB B33 (PNL): 5 dollars (US$2.50)
Green. Front: Trident as registration device; coat of arms; map of Barbados; Frank Worrell. Back: 3Ws Oval cricket facility at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus; trident. Windowed security thread with negative demetalized CBB $5. Watermark: Frank Worrell and electrotype 5. Printer: DE LA RUE. 150 x 65 mm.
a. 2 MAY 2013. Signature 6. Intro: 02.05.2013.

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CBB B34 (PNL): 10 dollars (US$5)
Brown. Front: Trident as registration device; coat of arms; map of Barbados; Charles Duncan O’Neal. Back: Charles Duncan O’Neal Bridge over the Careenage in Bridgetown; trident. Windowed security thread with negative demetalized CBB $10. Watermark: Charles Duncan O’Neal and electrotype 10. Printer: DE LA RUE. 150 x 65 mm.
a. 2 MAY 2013. Signature 6. Intro: 02.05.2013.

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CBB B35 (PNL): 20 dollars (US$10)
Purple. Front: Trident as registration device; coat of arms; trident; flying fish; Samuel Jackman Prescod. Back: Parliament Buildings in Bridgetown; trident. Red-to-green color-shifting windowed security thread with demetalized CBB $20. Watermark: Samuel Jackman Prescod and electrotype 20. Printer: DE LA RUE. 150 x 65 mm.
a. 2 MAY 2013. Signature 6. Intro: 02.05.2013.

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CBB B36 (PNL): 50 dollars (US$25)
Orange. Front: Trident as registration device; coat of arms; Errol Barrow; hologram patch with pelican, Pride of Barbados flowers, broken tridents, and 50. Back: Independence Square with statue of Errol Barrow in Bridgetown; trident. Red-to-green color-shifting windowed security thread with demetalized CBB $50. Watermark: Errol Barrow and electrotype 50. Printer: DE LA RUE. 150 x 65 mm.
a. 2 MAY 2013. Signature 6. Intro: 02.05.2013.

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CBB B37 (PNL): 100 dollars (US$50)
Brown, purple, and gray. Front: Trident as registration device; coat of arms; trident; flying fish; Grantley Adams; hologram patch with dolphin, Pride of Barbados flowers, broken tridents, and 100. Back: Grantley Adams International Airport; trident. Red-to-green color-shifting windowed security thread with demetalized CBB $100. Watermark: Grantley Adams and electrotype 100. Printer: DE LA RUE. 150 x 65 mm.
a. 2 MAY 2013. Signature 6. Intro: 02.05.2013.

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Courtesy of Cleo Phas and Hartmut Fraunhoffer (www.banknoten.de).