Caribbean

Dominican Republic new 2,000-peso dominicano note confirmed

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2,000 pesos dominicanos, 2014. On 2 October 2014, the Banco Central de la República Domincano issued a new family of notes dated 2014 with enhanced security features and redesigned images. According to a press release, the notes are printed by De La Rue.

This denomination is very similar in color to the new 500-peso dominicano note of the same family. I would not be surprised if one of these is reissued in a more distinct color because it's very confusing to the public when two notes are visually so similar.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Trinidad & Tobago new 50-dollar polymer note reported

According to the Central Bank of Trinidad & Tobago, this redesigned 50-dollar note printed on polymer substrate reflects “the beauty of our people and the diversity off our flora.” It replaces the preceding 50-dollar paper note issued in 2012, which failed to gain public acceptance because it was similar in color to other denominations and the misperception that it was a commemorative note. Both notes will circulate in parallel, though the paper notes will be slowly withdrawn as they are returned to the central bank. If the polymer note is warmly received, the bank intends to issue other denominations on polymer substrate in the future.



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CBTT B34 (P50): 50 dollars (US$8)
Gold, brown, purple, red, and green. Front: Coat of arms; red hibiscus flower; SPARK Orbital hibiscus; red-capped cardinal bird in flight. Back: Red-capped cardinal in flight; Eric Williams Financial Complex in Port of Spain; female masquerader in Carnival costume. No security thread. Watermark: None. Printer: (TDLR). 156 x 66 mm. Polymer.
a. 2014. Signature 9. Prefix AA. Intro: 15.12.2012.

Netherlands Antilles new date (01.02.2014) 10-guilder note confirmed

10 gulden (guilders), 1 februari 2014. Like BNA B25, but new date.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Dominican Republic new sig/date (2013) 1,000-peso dominicano note confirmed

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1,000 pesos dominicanos, 2013. Like P186, but new date and new signatures (Héctor Valdez Albizu and Simón Lizardo Mézquita). Prefix GU.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (www.banknoten.de).

Aruba new sig/date (01.12.2012) 10- and 25-florin notes confirmed

10 florin, 1 december 2012. Like CBA B16, but new date and new signature 6.

25 florin, 1 december 2012. Like CBA B17, but new date and new signature 6.

Courtesy of Patrick Plomp (www.patrickp.nl).

Trinidad and Tobago new 50-dollar polymer note to be issued 15.12.2014

According to a post on the web site of the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago, a redesigned 50-dollar note will be unveiled on 13 December 2014, and introduced into circulation on 15 December. The note will be printed on polymer substrate, be gold in color, and "reflect the beauty of our people and the diversity off our flora."

Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Cleo Phas,

Dominican Republic new 50, 100, and 500-peso dominicano notes confirmed

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On 2 October 2014, the Banco Central de la República Domincano issued a new family of notes dated 2014 with enhanced security features and redesigned images. To date only the 50, 100, and 500 pesos dominicanos denominations have been confirmed. According to a press release, the notes were all printed by De La Rue.

Courtesy of Tomasz Jazwinski, Cedrian Lopez-Bosch, and Manuel Rodriguez Cassanello.

Dominican Republic to issue new family of notes in 2014

According to an article on Entorno Inteligente dated 8 September 2014, the Banco Central de la República Dominicana plans to introduce a new family of banknotes in 2014, with denominations of 50, 100, 200, 500, 1,000 and 2,000 pesos dominicanos. The notes will be dated 2014 and have new designs and new security features. Current notes will continue to circulate in parallel.

Courtesy of Cleo Phas.

Barbados new date (02.05.2012) 50-dollar note confirmed

50 dollars, 2 MAY 2012. Like CBB B29, but new date. Prefix J27.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Suriname new 5-, 10-, and 100-dollar notes confirmed

On 20 December 2010, the Central Bank of Suriname issued new 5-, 10-, and 100-dollar (US$1.50, 3.05, 30.30, respectively) notes dated 1 SEPTEMBER 2010 with the following improved security features:

  • The notes now have a holographic strip at right front.
  • An electrotype CBvS has been added to the watermark.
  • The signature of the previous president of the Central Bank, Andre Telting, is no longer on the bottom but on top of the note, just below the serial number.
  • The serial number itself is more up and moved more toward the center.
  • The bank logo at upper right front has been added as a registration device.
  • A color-shifting windowed security thread with demetalized SRD.
  • A protective varnish to increase durability.
  • The denomination numerals on the back are shaped differently.


5 dollars
Orange, red, brown, green, and blue. Front: Coat of arms; Central Bank van Suriname headquarters building at the Waterkant in Paramaribo; nymphaea missouri (missouri waterlily) flower; bank logo registration device. Back: Bank logo; cocos nucifera (coconut palm) tree; forest and rapids near Gran-Rio in Sula. Holographic stripe. Windowed security thread with demetalized SRD. Watermark: Bank headquarters and electrotype CBvS.. Printer: Unknown. 140 x 70 mm.



10 dollars
Green, purple, and brown. Front: Coat of arms; Central Bank van Suriname headquarters building at the Waterkant in Paramaribo; zingiber spectabile (golden sceptor) flower; bank logo registration device. Back: Bank logo; tabebuia serratifolia (yellow lapacho or yellow poui ) tree; forest and Suriname river. Holographic stripe. Windowed security thread with demetalized SRD. Watermark: Bank headquarters and electrotype CBvS. Printer: Unknown. 140 x 70 mm.


100 dollars
Brown, red, and green. Front: Coat of arms; Central Bank van Suriname headquarters building at the Waterkant in Paramaribo; heliconia humilis (lobster claw) flower; bank logo registration device. Back: Bank logo; pterocarpus officinalis (dragonsblood tree) tree; Aruba-tabbetje, Marowijne rivier (tributary flowing from forest into river). Holographic stripe. Windowed security thread with demetalized SRD. Watermark: Bank headquarters and electrotype CBvS. Printer: Unknown. 140 x 70 mm.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer and Thomas Augustsson.

Cuba new date (2013) 10-peso note confirmed

10 pesos, 2013. Like BCC B6, but new date. Prefix DO.

Courtesy of Yigal Arkin.

Cuba new date (2012) 5-peso note confirmed

5 pesos, 2012. Like BCC B5, but new date. Prefix EM.

Courtesy of Yigal Arkin.

Jamaica new 50-dollar Hybrid note confirmed as issued 24.03.2014

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According to a press release dated 17 March 2014, the Bank of Jamaica will issue a 50-dollar note printed on Hybrid substrate on 24 March 2014. The new note is like the preceding regular issue note on paper substrate (BOJ B38), but is dated 01.06.2013, signed by Governor Brian Wynter, bears the printer imprint of Giesecke & Devrient, and the serial number at right appears in a "wave pattern with the last three digits set against a blue background." I believe these serial numbers are an example of G&D's LOOK (Laser Originated Optical Key), a security feature that creates laser-induced effects in the substrate. The BOJ first used Hybrid on the 2012 commemorative 100-dollar note.

Courtesy of André Chin and Sean Morrison.

Dominican Republic new sig/date (2012) 50-peso dominicano note confirmed

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50 pesos dominicanos, 2012. Like unlisted note dated 2011, but new date, signatures, printer imprint (OBERTHUR technologies), and screen traps.

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Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (www.banknoten.de).

Dominican Republic new sig/date (2013) 100-peso dominicano note confirmed

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100 pesos dominicanos, 2013. Like unlisted note dated 2012, but new date and new signatures.

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Courtesy of Nin Cheun (Noteshobby).

Trinidad and Tobago new 1-dollar note confirmed

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1 dollar, 2006. Like CBTT B21, but new signature (Jwala Rambarran, who took over as governor from Ewart S. Williams on 13.07.2012) and raised horizontal bars at upper left and right front to assist the visually impaired distinguish between denominations. Intro: November 2013.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (www.banknoten.de), and Claudio Marana.

Turks & Caicos Islands chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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The Turks & Caicos Islands chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$0.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

This 4-page catalog covers notes issued by the Government of the Turks & Caicos Islands from 1903 to 1928. Published 11 April 2014.

Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and background information, full-color images, and accurate valuations. The Banknote Book also features:
  • Sharp color images of note’s front and back without overlap
  • Face value or date of demonetization if no longer legal tender
  • Specific identification of all vignette elements
  • Security features described in full
  • Printer imprint reproduced exactly as on note
  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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Netherlands Antilles new date 25-, 50-, and 100-guilder notes confirmed

25 gulden (guilders), 1 februari 2014. Like BNA B26, but new date.

50 gulden (guilders), 1 december 2013. Like BNA B27, but new date.

100 gulden (guilders), 1 december 2013. Like BNA B28, but new date.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Radoslaw Dlouhy.

Haiti new 20-gourde variety confirmed

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20 gourdes, 2001. Like BRH B44a, but with sans serif prefix font and one 9-digit serial number at left instead of two 6-digit serial numbers flanking laurels at left and right.

Courtesy of Frede Hansen.

Aruba new sig/date (01.12.2012) 100-florin note confirmed

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100 florin, 1 december 2012. Like CBA B19, but new signatures and date.

Courtesy of Steffen Simon.

Trinidad and Tobago new 100-dollar note confirmed

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100 dollars, 2006. Like CBTT B25, but new signature (Jwala Rambarran, who took over as governor from Ewart S. Williams on 13.07.2012) and raised horizontal bars at upper left and right front to assist the visually impaired distinguish between denominations. Intro: March 2014.

Dealers interested in buying these notes in quantity can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Monetary Research Institute.

Dominican Republic new sig/date (2013) 500-peso dominicano note confirmed

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500 pesos dominicanos, 2013. Like unlisted note dated 2012, but new date and new signatures (Héctor Valdez Albizu and Simón Lizardo Mézquita).

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Curaçao and Saint Maarten new 25-guilder notes bear "future" date

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According to an article on Curaçao Chronicle dated 17 January 2014, the new 25-guilder notes are intentionally dated 1 februari 2014. Even though this date is in the future, they are still valid and were issued early because the Centrale Bank van Curacao en Sint Maarten ran out of notes of this denomination with earlier dates.

Dominican Republic new 200-peso dominicano note confirmed

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200 pesos dominicanos, 2013. Like 2009-dated unlisted note denominated in pesos oro, but new date, new signatures, new currency, and new color scheme.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributors by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (www.banknoten.de) and Manuel Rodrigez (orocondor).

Dominican Republic issues warning about 2,000-peso notes dated 2013

According to a press release from the Banco Central de la República Dominicana dated 6 November 2013, 2,000-peso notes dated 2013 (similar to P181) have not been issued and are not legal tender. Notes of this denomination which carry other dates remain legal tender.

According to various other Spanish-language news reports, the French banknote printer Oberthur Fiduciaire misplaced 8,403 of these new notes which apparently had unspecified production flaws. Oberthur claims that French police have recovered approximately 2,300 such notes, yet some of the remainder (162 reported as of 7 November) have found their way into circulation in the Dominican Republic. The bank refuses to pay for the printing of these notes and is seeking compensation from Oberthur for damages caused by the problem.

Courtesy of Cedrian López Bosch Martinea.

Haiti chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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The Haiti chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$9.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

This 17-page catalog covers notes issued by the Banque de la République d’Haïti (Bank of the Republic of Haiti) from 1979 to present day. Published 4 October 2013.

Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and background information, full-color images, and accurate valuations. The Banknote Book also features:
  • Sharp color images of note’s front and back without overlap
  • Face value or date of demonetization if no longer legal tender
  • Specific identification of all vignette elements
  • Security features described in full
  • Printer imprint reproduced exactly as on note
  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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Dominican Republic new sig/date (2012) 2,000-peso dominicano note confirmed

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2,000 pesos dominicanos, 2012. Like unlisted note dated 2011, but new date, new signatures, new printer imprint (OBERTHUR technologies), and new screen traps.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Dominican Republic new sig/date (2012) 1,000-peso dominicano note confirmed

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1,000 pesos dominicanos, 2012. Like unlisted note dated 2011, but new date, new signatures, and new printer imprint (OBERTHUR technologies).

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Haiti new sig/date (2010) 500-gourde note confirmed

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500 gourdes, 2010. Like P277, but new date and signatures. Prefix D.

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Courtesy of David Murcek (http://www.themonetaryunit.com).



Saint Lucia chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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The Saint Lucia chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for as a free download to all.

This 2-page catalog covers notes issued by The Government of St. Lucia in 1920. Published 5 July 2013.

Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and background information, full-color images, and accurate valuations. The Banknote Book also features:
  • Sharp color images of note’s front and back without overlap
  • Face value or date of demonetization if no longer legal tender
  • Specific identification of all vignette elements
  • Security features described in full
  • Printer imprint reproduced exactly as on note
  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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Turks & Caicos Islands images and info sought

I am looking to complete the Turks & Caicos Islands chapter of The Banknote Book and would greatly appreciate it if anyone who owns any of the government-issued notes would please send me scans of same. There appear to be several unlisted date and signature varieties which I would like to properly document.

Furthermore, it's my understanding that the British Commonwealth paper money collection of Bill Pheatt of Berkley, Michigan, was sold in London by Christies on 2 October 1986. If anyone has the catalog for this auction, please send me scans of the pages concerning the Turks & Caicos Islands issues.

Cuba chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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The Cuba chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$9.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

This 18-page catalog covers notes issued by Banco Nacional de Cuba (National Bank of Cuba) from 1949 to 1995, and Banco Central de Cuba (Central Bank of Cuba) from 1997 to present day. This chapter does not yet cover foreign exchange certificates. Published 21 June 2013.

Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and background information, full-color images, and accurate valuations. The Banknote Book also features:
  • Sharp color images of note’s front and back without overlap
  • Face value or date of demonetization if no longer legal tender
  • Specific identification of all vignette elements
  • Security features described in full
  • Printer imprint reproduced exactly as on note
  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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Cuba new date (2013) 50-peso note confirmed

50 pesos, 2013. Like P123, but new date.

Courtesy of Raul Perez-Alejo Neyra.

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.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

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

Cuba new date (2013) 50-peso note confirmed

50 pesos, 2013. Like P123, but new date.

Courtesy of Raul Perez-Alejo Neyra.

Dominican Republic new sig/date (2012) 100- and 500-peso dominicano notes confirmed

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100 pesos dominicanos, 2012. Like the preceding issue dated 2011 and printed by DE LA RUE, but new date (2012), signatures (Héctor Valdez Albizu and Daniel Toribio), printer imprint (OBERTHUR technologies), and screen trap.

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500 pesos dominicanos, 2012. Like the preceding issue dated 2011 and printed by DE LA RUE, but new date (2012), signatures (Héctor Valdez Albizu and Daniel Toribio), printer imprint (OBERTHUR technologies), and screen trap.

Courtesy of Christof Zellweger and Peter Mosselberger (www.banknote.ws).

Haiti new date (2010) 100-gourde note confirmed

100 gourdes, 2010. Like P275, but new date.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of David Murcek (www.themonetaryunit.com).

Bermuda new sig 20-dollar note variety confirmed

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20 dollars, 1 JANUARY 2009. Like BMA B33a, but new signatures (Alan C. Cossar and L. Anthony Jaoquin), prefix A/1, and flowers and butterflies on back now green, not purple.

Courtesy of Richard Miranda.

Haiti new sig/date (2012) 10-gourde note confirmed

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10 gourdes, 2012. Like P272, but new date and signatures.

Courtesy of Alexander Petrov.

Dominican Republic new 2,000-pesos dominicanos note confirmed

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2,000 pesos dominicanos, 2011. Like P181, but new date, signatures (Albizu and Bengoa), printer imprint (DE LA RUE), screen trap, currency name of pesos dominicanos, and Spark patch on watermark area at left front.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Haiti new date (2010) 250-gourde note confirmed

250 gourdes, 2010. Like P276, but new date.

Courtesy of Alexander Petrov.

Barbados new date (02.05.2012) 2-, 5-, and 10-dollar notes confirmed

2 dollars ($1), 2 MAY 2012. Like CBB B25b (P66), but new date.

5 dollars ($2.50), 2 MAY 2012. Like CBB B26b (P67), but new date.

10 dollars ($5), 2 MAY 2012. Like CBB B27b (P68), but new date.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Nikolajs Cerps.

East Caribbean States chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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The East Caribbean States chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$9.99, and as a free download to subscribers. Also available in print.

This 23-page catalog covers every note (356 types and varieties, including 10 notes unlisted in the SCWPM) issued by the East Caribbean Currency Authority from 1965 to 1983, and the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank from 1985 to present day. Published 22 February 2013.

Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and background information, full-color images, and accurate valuations. The Banknote Book also features:
  • Sharp color images of note’s front and back without overlap
  • Face value or date of demonetization if no longer legal tender
  • Specific identification of all vignette elements
  • Security features described in full
  • Printer imprint reproduced exactly as on note
  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Red stars highlight the many notes missing from the SCWPM
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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East Caribbean States new 100-dollar note with braille features confirmed

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According to a press release dated 24 April 2012, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank has issued a series of banknotes with braille features in an effort to provide notes which are easier for blind and visually impaired persons to use.

The raised braille characters on the upgraded notes feature a cricket theme in the form of balls and stumps. These characters have been added to the 10-, 20-, 50-, and 100-dollar notes. All the other features of the notes, including the profile watermark of Queen Elizabeth II, the security features and the images, remain the same.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (www.banknoten.de) and Steffen Simon.

Dominican Republic new 200-peso note confirmed

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On 1 October 2012, the Central Bank of Dominican Republic issued a 200-peso (US$5.10) note with portions of the design changed in color from gray to green to avoid confusion with the existing 50-peso note.

The new note is like P178, but dated 2009. It carreis the same signature combination, the DE LA RUE imprint, and the denomination spelled out as PESOS ORO.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Shibu Paul & Ashley Alexander (www.ebanknoteshop.com).

East Caribbean States new 50-dollar note with braille features confirmed

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According to a press release dated 24 April 2012, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank has issued a series of banknotes with braille features in an effort to provide notes which are easier for blind and visually impaired persons to use.

The raised braille characters on the upgraded notes feature a cricket theme in the form of balls and stumps. These characters have been added to the 10-, 20-, 50-, and 100-dollar notes. All the other features of the notes, including the profile watermark of Queen Elizabeth II, the security features and the images, remain the same.

The 10-, 20-, and 50-dollar notes with the braille features are now in circulation and are available at the commercial banks in the ECCB member countries . The 100-dollar note will be issued on demand. The 5-dollar note is not scheduled to be revised with braille.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Shibu Paul & Ashley Alexander (www.ebanknoteshop.com).

Dominican Republic new 1,000-peso dominicano note confirmed

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1,000 pesos dominicanos (US$25), 2011. Like P180, but new signature, new date, denominated in pesos dominicanos, SPARK patch at left on front, and printed by Giesecke & Devrient with imprint on back.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Yuri111.

Netherlands Antilles new date (01.06.2012) notes confirmed

10, 25, 50, and 100 gulden notes (BNA B25, B27, and B28, respectively) have been confirmed dated 1 juni 2012 with the same signature combination as the preceding issues (Jerrald M. Hasselmeyer and Emsley D. Tromp). These notes are rather unusual in that they bear the issuer name as the Bank van de Nederlandse Antillen, even though the Netherlands Antilles was dissolved as a unified political entity on 10 October 2010, and the old bank became the Centrale Bank van Curaçao en St Maarten which had plans to introduce a new common currency, the Curaçao St Maarten guilder (CMG) in 2012.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Barbados new signature 50-dollar note confirmed

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50 dollars (US$25), 1 MAY 2007. Like CBB B29 (P70), but new signature (DeLisle Worrell).

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Yuri Minkin (myworld.ebay.com/yuri111).

East Caribbean States new 10- and 20-dollar notes with braille features confirmed

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According to a press release dated 24 April 2012, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank has issued a series of banknotes with braille features in an effort to provide notes which are easier for blind and visually impaired persons to use.

The raised braille characters on the upgraded notes feature a cricket theme in the form of balls and stumps. These characters have been added to the 10-, 20-, 50-, and 100-dollar notes. All the other features of the notes, including the profile watermark of Queen Elizabeth II, the security features and the images, remain the same.

The 10- and 20-dollar notes with the braille features are now in circulation and are available at the commercial banks in the ECCB member countries . The other two notes will be issued on demand. The 5-dollar note is not scheduled to be revised with braille.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Chris Twining, Nazir Rahemtulla, and TDS.

Dominican Republic new 200-peso note issued 01.10.2012

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According to an article on Noticias Sin dated 16 September 2012, the Central Bank of Dominican Republic will issue a 200-peso (US$5.10) note with portions of the design changed in color from gray to green on 1 October to avoid confusion with the existing 50-peso note. The existing 50-peso (PNL) and 200-peso (P178) notes are shown above. The video accompanying the article shows the new note dated 2009, with DE LA RUE imprint, and the denomination spelled out as PESOS ORO. This is curious because the bank has issued three other notes dated 2011 denominated in PESOS DOMINICANOS, and apparently the Constitution of 26 January 2010 mandated the change of the name of the monetary unit.

Courtesy of Thomas Krause.

Leeward Islands chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

Leeward Islands

The Leeward Islands chapter of The Banknote Book is now available as a free download.

At the time of initial publication, this 2-page catalog covers every note (7 types and varieties, including 5 notes unlisted in the SCWPM) issued by the Government of the Leeward Islands in 1921.

Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and background information, full-color images, and accurate valuations. The Banknote Book also features:
  • Sharp color images of note’s front and back without overlap
  • Face value or date of demonetization if no longer legal tender
  • Specific identification of all vignette elements
  • Security features described in full
  • Printer imprint reproduced exactly as on note
  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Red stars highlight the many notes missing from the SCWPM
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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Barbados chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

Barbados

The Barbados chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$9.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

At the time of initial publication, this 13-page catalog covers every note (97 types and varieties, including 23 notes unlisted in the SCWPM) issued by the Government of Barbados from 1915 to 1949, and the Central Bank of Barbados from 1973 to present day.

Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and background information, full-color images, and accurate valuations. The Banknote Book also features:
  • Sharp color images of note’s front and back without overlap
  • Face value or date of demonetization if no longer legal tender
  • Specific identification of all vignette elements
  • Security features described in full
  • Printer imprint reproduced exactly as on note
  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Red stars highlight the many notes missing from the SCWPM
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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Trinidad and Tobago new 50-dollar regular and commemorative notes confirmed

According to an article in Trinidad Express Newspapers dated 14 June 2012 and an official press release, on 20 June 2012, the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago unveiled a new 50-dollar (US$7.80) note to commemorate the nation's 50th independence anniversary. The notes entered circulation in August 2012.

The press release indicates that only a limited number of notes carry the following red text around the coat of arms at center front: CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE 1962-2012. According to my contacts at the bank, both the overprinted and regular $50 notes entered circulation at face value as legal tender (i.e. they are not sold at a premium as numismatic products).

Also of interest is the press release indication, "Each note has a series of raised bars at the top left and right sides. These are to facilitate recognition by the visually impaired and will be introduced on all denominations in due course." It appears collectors can look forward to new varieties of existing designs with intaglio printed bars.

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CBTT B27 (PNL): 50 dollars (US$8)
Gold and olive green. Front: Red-capped cardinal bird on branch; red CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE 1962-2012 overprint around coat of arms; red-capped cardinal as registration device; Depth Image holographic patch. Back: Red-capped cardinal; Eric Williams Financial Complex in Port of Spain; Red House (Parliament building). 2-mm wide windowed security thread with demetalized CBTT50. Watermark: Red-capped cardinal, electrotype 50, and Cornerstones. Printer: (TDLR). 152.4 x 69.85 mm.
a. Series 2006; 2012 on overprint. Signature 8. Intro: August 2012.

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CBTT B28 (PNL): 50 dollars (US$8)
Gold and olive green. Front: Red-capped cardinal bird on branch; without overprint around coat of arms; red-capped cardinal as registration device; Depth Image holographic patch. Back: Red-capped cardinal; Eric Williams Financial Complex in Port of Spain; Red House (Parliament building). 2-mm wide windowed security thread with demetalized CBTT50. Watermark: Red-capped cardinal, electrotype 50, and Cornerstones. Printer: (TDLR). 152.4 x 69.85 mm.
a. Series 2006. Signature 8. Intro: August 2012.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned here on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of Phil Martin, Richard Miranda, Marcus Jansson, and NUMISCONDOR.

Barbados new 20-dollar commemorative note confirmed

This 20-dollar note was issued to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Central Bank of Barbados.

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CBB B31 (PNL): 20 dollars (US$10)
Purple. Front: Pelican as registration device; 40 years anniversary logo; coat of arms; trident; flying fish; Samuel Jackman Prescod. Back: House of Assembly buildings and careenage at Trafalgar Square in Bridgetown; pelican. Windowed security thread with demetalized CBB $20. Watermark: Map, electrotype Pride of Barbados flower, and Cornerstones. Printer: DE LA RUE. 150 x 65 mm.
a. 2 MAY 2012. Signature 6. Prefix [D79].

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned here on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of TDS and NUMISCONDOR.

Barbados new signature 100-dollar note confirmed

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100 dollars (US$50), 1 MAY 2007. Like CBB B32a (P71), but new signature (DeLisle Worrell).

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Yuri Minkin (myworld.ebay.com/yuri111).

Jamaica new 2012 commemorative notes confirmed

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According to an article on the Jamaica Information Service dated 19 June 2012, the Bank of Jamaica has unveiled a new family of banknotes commemorating the country's Golden Jubilee. Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, said the notes are not only being launched to celebrate the 50th year of Jamaica’s political independence, but “we are also witnessing the launch of a new generation of banknotes.

“The 2012 commemorative banknote series consist of five denominations - $5,000, $1,000, $500, $100, and the $50 note, with modifications to their original design. The modified design includes the Jamaica 50 logo superimposed on the watermark on the front of each note,” he explained.

Meanwhile, the unique image, which is normally on the reverse side of each note, has been replaced by a photograph of a group of children from Central Branch Primary School, from 1962. “That serves to depict the national motto, out of many one people. It formally appeared on the back of the $2.00 note, which was in circulation from 1969 to 1994,” Mr. Wynter said.

He added that the integrity of the commemorative banknotes has been protected, as the security features are the same as those on the regular banknotes. The new notes will circulate alongside the old notes, and both series are legal tender. “We expect the public to accept them with the same level of confidence that is associated with the regular banknotes,” the Governor said.

The notes bear the signature of the Governor of the Bank of Jamaica, Brian Wynter, are dated 06.08.2012, and will be released into general circulation on 23 July 2012. Currently, Jamaican banknotes are printed on a cotton material which has a relatively short useful life in the country’s tropical climate and other circulation conditions, but the new notes will come on enhanced substrates.

$100 on Hybrid
The 100-dollar (US$1.15) banknote, the most widely-used denomination, is printed on a material known as Hybrid, made by the German security paper manufacturer, Louisenthal, a subsidiary of the Munich-based technology company, Giesecke and Devrient GmbH. Hybrid is a combination of protective polyester film layered around a cotton fibre core. The cotton core will continue to be embedded with the usual security features, such as the watermark and security thread, to ensure that the banknote remains secure against counterfeiting. The combined weight and thickness of the finished material is the same as that of conventional banknote paper, that is, 95 grams per square metre. The polyester film in Hybrid makes banknotes more durable and the notes stay clean longer and remain firm even in extreme circulation conditions. Hybrid therefore, improves soiling resistance while continuing to give the same touch and feel as notes printed on only cotton.

Varnished Cotton for $1000, $500 and $50
To enhance the durability of these denominations, the $1000, $500 and $50 notes are printed on a varnished cotton substrate, that is, the traditional cotton treated with a varnish after the notes have been printed. Varnishing creates a moisture -proof layer to protect the banknotes against surface soiling and reduces the extent to which they will absorb moisture, contaminant particles and microorganisms.

$5000
The $5000 (US$57) denomination remains on regular cotton substrate as the main security thread, Optiks, is compatible only with the cotton-based material.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana and TDS.

Leeward Islands rare 10-shilling note #1 sold for $18,000

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Lockdales, Eastern England's premier coin dealers and auctioneers of collectables, sold a Leeward Islands 10-shilling note on Saturday 14 July 2012 for £10,000 (US$18,000, including buyer's premium). There are only two denominations for the Leeward Islands, both dated 1st January 1921. Rare in any form, this note is unique in that it is prefix A/1 serial number 00001.

Chris Elmy of Lockdales said: “Its current owners are descendants of former Auditor General of Antigua, William Douglas Auchinleck,” whose fascimile signature appears on this note, along with that of Francis W. Griffiths, both signing as COMMISSIONERS OF CURRENCY. On the back of the note "Issued 6 - 7 - 21" is written in pencil.

Curacao and St. Maarten delays purchase of new banknotes

According to a Today newspaper article dated 2 July 2012, the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten revealed that it cannot buy more banknotes because its board has yet to take a decision on the proposal from management to buy new notes.

Jamaica new sig/date (15.01.2011) 500-dollar note confirmed

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500 dollars (US$5.80), 15.01.2011. Like BOJ B40 (P85), but new date and signature (Brian Wynter).

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Nin Cheun (Noteshobby).

Jamaica new date (15.01.2011) 1,000-dollar note confirmed

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1,000 dollars (US$11.70), 15.01.2011. Like BOJ B41 (P86), but new date. Signature: Brian Wynter.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Colombia 1,000-peso note does not depict Fidel Castro

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Rumors recently surfaced in a Colombia Reports article dated 2 April 2012 that the back of Colombia’s 1,000-peso (US$0.55) note (Pick 450 and 456)—first issued in 2001—contains an image of Cuba’s former leader, Fidel Castro, as a young student in the crowd behind Colombian presidential candidate Jorge Eliécer Gaitán Ayala. However, in a follow-up article, the banknote’s designer, Jose Antonio Suarez, denies that he inserted Castro into the crowd and insists the likeness is merely a coincidence. According to the article, Banco de la República de Colombia plans to replace the 1,000-peso note with a coin in October.

Courtesy of Christof Zellweger.

Trinidad and Tobago chapter of The Banknote Book is now available



The Trinidad and Tobago chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$9.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

At the time of initial publication, this 14-page catalog covers every note (120 types and varieties, including 21 notes unlisted in the SCWPM) issued by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago from 1905 to 1949, and the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago from 1964 until present day.

Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and background information, full-color images, and accurate valuations. The Banknote Book also features:
  • Sharp color images of note’s front and back without overlap
  • Face value or date of demonetization if no longer legal tender
  • Specific identification of all vignette elements
  • Security features described in full
  • Printer imprint reproduced exactly as on note
  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Red stars highlight the many notes missing from the SCWPM
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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Netherlands Antilles new date (01.06.2011) notes confirmed

10, 25, and 50 gulden notes (BNA B25, B26, and B27, respectively) have been confirmed dated 1 juni 2011 with the same signature combination as the preceding issues (Jerrald M. Hasselmeyer and Emsley D. Tromp). These notes are rather unusual in that they bear the issuer name as the Bank van de Nederlandse Antillen, even though the Netherlands Antilles was dissolved as a unified political entity on 10 October 2010, and the old bank became the Centrale Bank van Curaçao en St Maarten which plans to introduce a new common currency, the Curaçao St Maarten guilder (CMG) in 2012.

Courtesy of Michael Kovac.

Netherlands Antilles chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

Netherlands Antilles cover

The Netherlands Antilles chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$9.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

This 10-page catalog covers every note (92 types and varieties, including 8 notes unlisted in the SCWPM) issued by the Nederlandse Antillen (Netherlands Antilles) from 1955 to 1970, and the Bank van de Nederlandse Antillen (Bank of the Netherlands Antilles) from 1962 to present day. Revised 26 January 2013.
Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and background information, full-color images, and accurate valuations. The Banknote Book also features:
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  • Face value or date of demonetization if no longer legal tender
  • Specific identification of all vignette elements
  • Security features described in full
  • Printer imprint reproduced exactly as on note
  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Red stars highlight the many notes missing from the SCWPM
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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Jamaica new sig/dates (2009, 2010, and 2011) 100-dollar notes confirmed


100 dollars (US$1.20). 15.01.2009. Like BOJ B39 (P84), but new date.


100 dollars (US$1.20). 15.01.2010. Like BOJ B39 (P84), but new date and signature.


100 dollars (US$1.20). 15.01.2011. Like BOJ B39 (P84), but new date and signature.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned on BanknoteNews.com.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (www.banknoten.de) and Bill Stubkjaer.

Barbados new signature 20-dollar note confirmed


20 dollars (US$10), 1 MAY 2007. Like P69, but new signature (DeLisle Worrell).

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Jamaica chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

Jamaica

The Jamaica chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$9.99, and as a free download to subscribers. Also available in print.

This 26-page catalog covers every note (288 types and varieties, including 75 notes unlisted in the SCWPM) issued by the Government of Jamaica from 1918 to 1960, and the Bank of Jamaica from 1961 to present day. Revised 20 June 2012.

Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and background information, full-color images, and accurate valuations. The Banknote Book also features:
  • Sharp color images of note’s front and back without overlap
  • Face value or date of demonetization if no longer legal tender
  • Specific identification of all vignette elements
  • Security features described in full
  • Printer imprint reproduced exactly as on note
  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Red stars highlight the many notes missing from the SCWPM
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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Dominican Republic new 500-peso dominicano note confirmed


500 pesos dominicanos (US$13), 2011. Like the preceding issues, but new date, signatures (Albizu and Bengoa), printer imprint (DE LA RUE), screen trap, currency name of pesos dominicanos, and Spark patch on watermark area at left front.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned on BanknoteNews.com.

Courtesy of Shibu Paul & Ashley Alexander (www.ebanknoteshop.com).

Jamaica new sig/date (15.01.2010) 5,000-dollar note confirmed


5,000 dollars (US$60), 15.01.2010. Like P87, but new date and new signature (Brian Wynter).

Courtesy of Jan Ove Larsen.

Cuba new sig/date (2009) 20-peso note variety confirmed


20 pesos, 2009. Like P122, but new date and signature.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned on BanknoteNews.com.

Courtesy of David Murcek (www.themonetaryunit.com).

Dominican Republic new 50- and 100-peso dominicano notes confirmed

These notes are like the preceding issues, but have new dates, signatures (Albizu and Bengoa), printer imprints (DE LA RUE), screen traps, and currency name of pesos dominicanos.


50 pesos dominicanos (US$1.30), 2011.


100 pesos dominicanos (US$2.60), 2011.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Jamaica new date (15.02.2009) 500-dollar note confirmed


500 dollars (US$5.78), 15.01.2009. Like P85, but new date.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Haiti new date (2009) 1,000-gourde note confirmed


1,000 gourdes (US$24.80), 2009. Like P278, but new date and new signatures (Charles Castel, Philippe W. Lahens, Marc Hébert Ignace)

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Dominican Republic announces features of new 2011-dated banknotes


According to a press release dated 26 September 2011, the Banco Central de la Republica Dominciana has announced that all banknotes dated 2011 will be denominated in pesos dominicanos instead of pesos oro. Additionally, the 100-peso dominicano note will have color-shifting ink. The 500-, 1,000-, and 2,000-peso dominicano notes will have the bank seal in a new position, SPARK patches at left front, and the watermark with pixelated denominations. There is no word yet on when these notes will be issued.

Additional information and images are requested so that this report can be confirmed.

East Caribbean States new 1-dollar variety confirmed


1 dollar (US$0.37), no date. Like P21, but with V suffix, the country code for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Courtesy of TDS.

Dominican Republic preparing new notes denominated in pesos Dominicanos

According to a post on the MRI Guide web site dated 15 July 2011, “The Constitution of January 26, 2010 mandated the change of the name of the monetary unit from "peso oro" to "peso Dominicano". To comply with this change the Banco Central de la República Dominicana is preparing a new family of notes. It has been proposed that the national flower, the Rose of Bayahibe and the national tree, The Mahogany should be pictured in the new notes.”

French Antilles chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

French Antilles

The French Antilles chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$4.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

At the time of initial publication, this 5-page catalog covers every note (28 types and varieties, including 6 notes unlisted in the SCWPM) issued by the Institut d’Emission des Départements d’Outre-Mer from 1960 to 1962, and the Institut d’Emission des Départements d’Outre-Mer République Francaise from 1962 to 1967.

Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and background information, full-color images, and accurate valuations. The Banknote Book also features:
  • Sharp color images of note’s front and back without overlap
  • Face value or date of demonetization if no longer legal tender
  • Specific identification of all vignette elements
  • Security features described in full
  • Printer imprint reproduced exactly as on note
  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Red stars highlight the many notes missing from the SCWPM
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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Cayman Islands new 1- and 50-dollar notes enter circulation

According to a CaymanNewService article dated 7 July 2011, the 1- and 50-dollar notes in the new D series are now entering circulation. The entire D series was introduced on 4 April 2011, but only the 5- and 25-dollar notes were actually released to the public at that time. No date has yet been set for the issuance of the remaining 10- and 100-dollar denominations.

Bahamas new 20-dollar note confirmed


20 dollars (US$20), 2009.
This note is like the preceding issues (P74), but the map of the islands at center front has been altered, the $20 at lower left front is no longer two-tone, and there is a new printer imprint (Giesecke & Devrient instead of FCOF) at lower right back.

Courtesy of Monetary Research Institute.

Dominican Republic revised 100-, 500-, 1,000-, and 2,000-peso oro notes confirmed



All of these notes are like the preceding issues of the same denominations, but are dated 2010, signed by Héctor Valdez Albizu and Vicente Bengoa, have printer imprint of OBERTHUR technologies, and feature a new screen trap background pattern.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Barbados new signature 10-dollar note confirmed


10 dollars (US$5), 1 MAY 2007. Like P68, but new signature (DeLisle Worrell).

Courtesy of Monetary Research Institute.

LANSA web site has been revamped

The Latin American Paper Money Society was established in 1973 and is popularly known as LANSA. Current president Arthur C. Matz recently sent me this announcement which I am happy to share with visitors to BanknoteNews.com:

“Since 1973, LANSA has been dedicated to the enjoyment of collecting the paper money of Latin America. Please visit our new web site at www.latinamericanpapermoneysociety.org. You will see a totally new look. Thanks to our webmaster, Garry Saint, we now have a web site that will prove enjoyable and worthwhile to visit often. Click the Login link in the upper right corner of the home page, then click the Register link to create a free account which will grant you access to the entire site and all the features offered. There are no membership dues or fees of any kind. Just log in and enjoy!”

Haiti new date (2008 and 2010) varieties confirmed


10 gourdes (US$0.25), 2010. Like P272, but new date and signatures: Charles Castel, Philippe W. Lahens, and Marc Hébert Ignace.


50 gourdes (US$1.25), 2010. Like P274b, but new date.


250 gourdes (US$6.20), 2008. Like P276, but new date and signatures.

All three denominations also have Cornerstone watermarks, indicating they were printed by DLR without imprint.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Thomas Krause.

British Caribbean Territories chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

British Caribbean Territories cover

The British Caribbean Territories chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$4.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

At the time of initial publication, this 6-page catalog covers every note (103 types and varieties, including 35 notes unlisted in the SCWPM) issued by the British Caribbean Currency Board from 1950 until 1964.

Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and background information, full-color images, and accurate valuations. The Banknote Book also features:
  • Sharp color images of note’s front and back without overlap
  • Face value or date of demonetization if no longer legal tender
  • Specific identification of all vignette elements
  • Security features described in full
  • Printer imprint reproduced exactly as on note
  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Red stars highlight the many notes missing from the SCWPM
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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Aruba chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

Aruba cover

The Aruba chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$4.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

At the time of initial publication, this 7-page catalog covers every note (29 types and varieties, including 4 notes unlisted in the SCWPM) issued by the Centrale Bank van Aruba from 1986 until present day.

Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and background information, full-color images, and accurate valuations. The Banknote Book also features:
  • Sharp color images of note’s front and back without overlap
  • Face value or date of demonetization if no longer legal tender
  • Specific identification of all vignette elements
  • Security features described in full
  • Printer imprint reproduced exactly as on note
  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Red stars highlight the many notes missing from the SCWPM
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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Cayman Islands chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

Cayman Islands cover

The Cayman Islands chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$9.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

At the time of initial publication, this 12-page catalog covers every note (64 types and varieties, including 9 notes unlisted in the SCWPM) issued by the Cayman Islands Currency Board from 1971, and the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority from 1998 until present day.

Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and background information, full-color images, and accurate valuations. The Banknote Book also features:
  • Sharp color images of note’s front and back without overlap
  • Face value or date of demonetization if no longer legal tender
  • Specific identification of all vignette elements
  • Security features described in full
  • Printer imprint reproduced exactly as on note
  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Red stars highlight the many notes missing from the SCWPM
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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Cayman Islands new family of notes confirmed


CIMA B18 (PNL): 1 dollar (US$1.20)
Violet, sea blue, and orange. Front: Angel fish; map; coat of arms; Queen Elizabeth II. Back: Nautilus shell; The Bluff on Cayman Brac. 1.4-mm wide windowed security thread with demetalized CAYMAN ISLANDS. Watermark: Turtle, electrotype CIMA, and Cornerstones. Printer: DE LA RUE. 156 x 66 mm. 2010. Signature Cindy Scotland and McKeeva Bush. Intro: 04.04.2011.


CIMA B19 (PNL): 5 dollars (US$6.10)
Green. Front: Hawksbill turtles; map; coat of arms; Queen Elizabeth II. Back: Conch shell; Cayman parrots. 1.4-mm wide windowed security thread with demetalized CAYMAN ISLANDS. Watermark: Turtle, electrotype CIMA, and Cornerstones. Printer: DE LA RUE. 156 x 66 mm. 2010. Signature Cindy Scotland and McKeeva Bush. Intro: 04.04.2011.


CIMA B20 (PNL): 10 dollars (US$12.20)
Red, violet, and dark gray. Front: Landcrabs; map; coat of arms; Queen Elizabeth II. Back: Shell; wild banana orchid flower. 1.4-mm wide windowed security thread with demetalized CAYMAN ISLANDS. Watermark: Turtle, electrotype CIMA, and Cornerstones. Printer: DE LA RUE. 156 x 66 mm. 2010. Signature Cindy Scotland and McKeeva Bush. Intro: 04.04.2011.


CIMA B21 (PNL): 25 dollars (US$30.50)
Dark brown, light brown, and orange. Front: Scallop shells; map; coat of arms; Queen Elizabeth II. Back: Scallop shell; Hawksbill turtle, fish, and coral. Holographic stripe. 0.75-mm wide solid security thread. Watermark: Turtle, electrotype CIMA, and Cornerstones. Printer: DE LA RUE. 156 x 66 mm. 2010. Signature Cindy Scotland and McKeeva Bush. Intro: 04.04.2011.


CIMA B22 (PNL): 50 dollars (US$61)
Purple. Front: Stingrays; map; coat of arms; Queen Elizabeth II. Back: Shell; stingray. Holographic stripe. 0.75-mm wide solid security thread. Watermark: Turtle, electrotype CIMA, and Cornerstones. Printer: DE LA RUE. 156 x 66 mm. 2010. Signature Cindy Scotland and McKeeva Bush. Intro: 04.04.2011.


CIMA B23 (PNL): 100 dollars (US$122)
Orange, brown, and red. Front: Cayman Schooner boats; map; coat of arms; Queen Elizabeth II. Back: Conch shell; Financial Centre in George Town. Holographic stripe. 0.75-mm wide solid security thread. Watermark: Turtle, electrotype CIMA, and Cornerstones. Printer: DE LA RUE. 156 x 66 mm. 2010. Signature Cindy Scotland and McKeeva Bush. Intro: 04.04.2011.

According to a CayCompass.com article dated 23 March 2011, the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority introduced the above redesigned family of banknotes on 4 April 2011. Read about the notes in this brochure.

Courtesy of Simon Biddlestone, Thomas Krause, Leszek Porowski, and James Huang.

Cuba devalues convertible peso to match US dollar

According to a BBC report dated 14 March 2011, Cuba is devaluing the convertible peso by approximately 8% to place it at par with the US dollar in an effort to boost exports and local production, and to make travel to Cuba more affordable to tourists.

Courtesy of Aidan Work.

Barbados 30th anniversary 5-dollar commemorative confirmed


This 5-dollar note bears an overprint “To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Central Bank of Barbados” over the watermark area at left front, as well as a large gold foil 30 at center front. It was issued in a folder with the following text:

$5 Commemorative Banknote
A limited edition of this $5 note is being issued in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Central Bank of Barbados. Established by Act of Parliament on May 2, 1972, the Bank is charged with managing the countly's foreign reserves, regulating the money supply, maintaining the soundness of the financial system and generally implementing policies conducive to economic development.
The Bank issued the first national currency of Barbados during December 1973. It included notes in $1, $5, $10, $20 and $100 denominations and lc, 5c, lOc, and 25c coins. In 1979, the $1 note was replaced by a $1 coin while a $2 note and $50 note were introduced, respectively, in 1980 and 1989.
Over the years, the Bank has had a rich numismatic programme which has been sensitive to domestic culture and history as well as to social and economic trends at the international level. The 30th anniversary note is distinguished by the large print "30" in gold foil on the face of the note and the words "to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Central Bank of Barbados". This note bears the effigy of Sir Frank Worrell, a well-known Barbadian cricketer who died in 1967.

March 20 2002
Marion Williams
Governor

The overprint text on this $5 is similar to that which appears on the $100 note (Pick 53) commemorating the bank’s 25th anniversary, which makes me wonder if that note was issued for circulation, or if it also was issued in a folder, sold at a premium, and therefore rightly classified as a numismatic product. Does anyone have additional information about these two commemorative notes?

Courtesy of Tom Reid.

Jamaica new sig/date (15.01.2010) 50-dollar note confirmed


50 dollars (US$0.60), 15.01.2010. Like P83, but new date and signature (Brian Wynter).

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of Yuri Minkin.

Jamaica new sig/date (15.01.2010) 1,000-dollar note confirmed


1,000 dollars (US$11.70), 15.01.2010. Like P86, but new date and signature (Brian Wynter).

Courtesy of Kai Hwong.

Dominican Republic scans needed for catalog

I am working on a new catalog of world notes and I need all the help I can get. If you have any of the notes listed below, please email 300-dpi, 100% actual size, 24-bit color scans of the front and back of these notes, saved as uncompressed JPEG, BMP, or TIFF. Please download and follow these detailed scanning instructions.

I am looking for 300-dpi images of the following banknotes of Dominican Republic:

P6-P83
P88 cream paper
P90-P98
P100-106
P110-P115
P121-P125
P129
P130
P134
P137
P138
P142
P145
P162
P163
P173 dated 2003
P174 dated 2002

As a contributor, you will receive the satisfaction of taking part in creating something of excellence, your note will be immortalized as the plate note for the catalog, plus your name will appear in the Acknowledgements along with your email address or URL, if you wish.

Thanks in advance for everyone's cooperation!

Jamaica new date (15.01.2009) 50-dollar note confirmed


50 dollars (US$0.60). 15.01.2009. Like P83, but new date.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Cuba new date (2009) 1-peso note confirmed


1 peso, 2009. Like P121, but new date.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Jamaica 50-dollar commemorative confirmed



The Bank of Jamaica commemorated the 50th anniversary of its founding by issuing a new 50-dollar (US$0.60) note on 15 November 2010, even though the official anniversary celebrations aren't expected to begin until May 2011.

The front of the commemorative note is like the current note (P83) in design and security features, but the bank's logo printed in blue, with the words "50th anniversary and 1960-2010" printed above and below the logo. The back of the commemorative features the Bank of Jamaica headquarters building at Nethersole Place set against a medallion background of morning glory blossoms. This new vignette replaces the Doctors Cave Beach scene on the back of the current $50 note. Both new and old notes will circulate in parallel.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Cuba new sig/date (2010) 10-peso note confirmed


10 pesos, 2010. Like P117, but new date and new signature.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Cuba new 2005 dated 5- and 10-peso convertible notes confirmed




At first glance these two notes appear to be 2005-dated varieties of PFX44 and PFX45 (which are both dated 2004), respectively, but there are additional colors on front, with several items rendered in two tones, and the serial number placement and orientation is new, too.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Cuba new date (2009) 10-peso note confirmed


10 pesos (US$10), 2009. Like P117, but new date.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Cuba new date (2009) 50-peso note confirmed


50 pesos (US$50), 2009. Like P123, but new date.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Netherlands Antilles dissolved; new notes to be issued 2012

The Netherlands Antilles was dissolved as a unified political entity on 10 October 2010, and the five constituent islands attained new constitutional statuses within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Bonaire, Saba, and Sint Eustatius became special municipalities within the Netherlands and will adopt the US dollar on 1 January 2011. Curaçao and Sint Maarten became two new independent states within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, similar to Aruba. The old Bank van de Nederlandse Antillen became the Centrale Bank van Curaçao en St Maarten which plans to introduce a new common currency, the Curaçao St Maarten gulden (CMG) in 2012 at par with the Netherlands Antilles gulden, although the Antillean guilder will be maintained as legal tender for a transitional period.

Courtesy of Stein Langørgen.

Cuba new date (2001) 1-peso note confirmed


1 peso (US$1), 2001. Like P121, but new date.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Dominican Republic unlisted 1-peso commemorative of 1994 confirmed


1 peso oro (US$0.02), 1994. This note apparently commemorates the 150th anniversary of the constitution and is overprinted on the 1988 dated note (P126a).

If you have additional information about this note, please share.

Courtesy of TDS.

Dominican Republic 20-peso commemorative dated 2000 (P166) sought

If anyone has a copy of the Dominican Republic’s 20-peso note dated 2000 or 2001 with the printer imprint of BABN, I would very much appreciate it if you could please send me 300-dpi scans of same, front and back. There is some question as to whether this note actually exists. The SCWPM claims P166 has a special rendition of the date and commemorative text, but I’ve been unable to find any examples of this note. Thanks in advance for your help.

P.S. I’ve just been informed that this not does not exist as described, and that only P164, a 2,000-peso note, is available with a special 2000 NUEVO MILENIO logo. If anyone can refute this, let me know. Otherwise I will chalk it up as another error in the SCWPM.

Dominican Republic new date (2009) 500-peso note confirmed


500 pesos (U$13.55), 2009. Like P172, but new date. Signatures: Gobernador del Banco Central, Héctor Valdez Albizu; Ministro de Hacienda, Vicente Bengoa.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned here on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Bahamas new 10-dollar note confirmed



B74 (PNL): 10 dollars (US$10)
Dark blue, dark green, and maroon. Front: Sand dollar; blue foil patch; map; Stafford Sands. Back: Hope Town, lighthouse, Abaco with buildings and boats; coat of arms. Solid security thread and 3-mm windowed security thread with demetalized BAHAMAS. Watermark: Stafford Sands with electrotype 10 and Cornerstones. Printer: DE LA RUE. 156 x 67 mm. 2009. Signature Wendy Craigg. Intro: 2010.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned here on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Dominican Republic new 20-peso oro polymer note confirmed



According to a press release, on 1 July 2010 the Dominican Republic's Central Bank issued a new 20-peso oro (US$0.55) note that is like P169, but now printed on polymer. Signatures: Gobernador del Banco Central, Héctor Valdez Albizu; Ministro de Hacienda, Vicente Bengoa. More info can be found here.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned here on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana, Art Matz, and Hartmut Fraunhoffer.

New currency following dissolution of Netherlands Antilles?

The Netherlands Antilles are scheduled to be dissolved as a unified political entity on 10 October 2010, and the five constituent islands will attain new constitutional statuses within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Bonaire, Saba, and Sint Eustatius are to become a direct part of the Netherlands as special municipalities. These islands will adopt the US dollar in 2011. Curaçao and Sint Maarten will become two new independent states within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, similar to Aruba. These two islands plan to form a monetary union and introduce a new common currency, although the Antillean guilder will likely be maintained as legal tender for a transitional period.

Courtesy of Stein Langørgen.

Barbados new signature variety confirmed


The signature of Dr. DeLisle Worrell, governor of the Central Bank of Barbados since 2 November 2009, has been confirmed on 2- (P66) and 5-dollar (P67) notes. If anyone has notes of the other denominations bearing this new signature, please submit scans of same.

Courtesy of Art Matz.

Barbados new 100-dollar note dated 1 May 2007 confirmed


On 25 March 2009, the Central Bank of Barbados announced its plans to introduce a new 100-dollar note (US$50) with upgraded security features on 20 April 2009. "With the introduction of this $100 note we are completing the upgrades process that we began in 2007," explained Julia Weekes, director of banking, currency and investments at the CBB. "These features are intended to make the note more secure and are similar to those currently found in the $20 and $50 notes," she said.
Upgraded security features are:
• A small watermark-type image of the Pride of Barbados flower has been added to the right of the map of Barbados watermark.
• The windowed security thread is now wider and less reflective than the previous thread, and is demetalized CBB$100. Under UV light, the thread fluoresces blue and the text fluoresces yellow.
• The $100 numeral on the top left corner of the note is significantly raised above the surface of the paper, giving the paper a unique feel. This raised numeral will also allow the denomination to be more easily identified by the visually impaired.
• The coat of arms and the waves near the flying fish in the centre of the banknote fluoresce green and yellow under UV light.
In addition to the changes, several of the existing security features, including the highly reflective gold foil dolphin, can still be found on the upgraded $100 note.
Weekes revealed that the upgraded note will be in simultaneous circulation with older issues of the $100 note. “Both the new note and those we have issued previously will be legal tender and completely acceptable as payment for goods and services,” she stated.
Courtesy of Nazir Rahemtulla.

Bahamas to issue new 10-dollar note

The following is from a press release dated 30 April 2010:

The Government of The Bahamas wishes to advise the public that an updated series of $10 banknotes will be issued by the Central Bank bearing the image of Sir Stafford Sands, former Minister of Finance of The Bahamas and a principal architect of the modern Bahamian economy.

Sir Stafford’s image was first placed on the banknote on March 7th, 2000, when the series 2000 banknotes were released into circulation, replacing the image of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. In 2005 the government of the day determined to remove the image of Sir Stafford and to replace it with the image of Her Majesty the Queen.

Shortly after coming to office in 2007 the Government took the decision that when the 2005 series of banknotes bearing the image of the Queen expired the new series of $10 banknotes would again bear the image of Sir Stafford Sands. Now, given the expiration of the 2005 banknotes, the image of Bahamian Sir Stafford once again returns to the notes.

The Government is pleased to continue this effort of honouring Bahamians who make significant contributions to The Bahamas by placing their images on our local currency, an exercise that began in December 1993 when, for the first time, the portrait of a Bahamian, Sir Milo Butler was placed on the $20 banknote. Thereafter, the portraits of Sir Cecil was placed on the 1995 $5 banknote; Sir Roland on the $50 banknote in 2000 and Sir Lynden on the $1 banknote in 2001.

Dominican Republic new 50-peso oro confirmed


50 pesos oro (US$1.35), 2008. Front and back main vignettes like Pick 176, but decorative elements have changed substantially, and new date. This note is printed by DE LA RUE with imprint and is not to be confused with P176b also dated 2008 but printed by OBERTHUR TECHNOLOGIES (see below).

This new note has also been confirmed as a specimen with diagonal black ESPECIMEN / MUESTRA SIN VALOR overprint.



Courtesy of Jean-MIchel Engels and Bill Stubkjaer.

Dominican Republic new date (2009) 2,000-peso oro note confirmed



2,000 pesos oro (US$54.72), 2009. Like Pick 174, but new date.

Courtesy of Alberto Fochi.

Cuba new dates (2007 and 2008) 10-peso forex note confirmed


10 pesos (US$10), 2007 and 2008. Like PFX49, but new dates.

Courtesy of Stein Langørgen.

Cuba new date (2008) 5-peso forex note confirmed


5 pesos (US$5), 2008. Like PFX48, but new date.

Courtesy of Stein Langørgen.

Cuba new date (2007) 1-peso forex note confirmed


1 peso (US$1), 2007. Like PFX46, but new date.

Courtesy of Stein Langørgen.

Dominican Republic new date (2009) 100-peso oro note confirmed


100 pesos oro (US$2.75), 2009. Like Pick 177, but new date.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned here on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Bahamas issues new CRISP 100-dollar note dated 2009


On 16 December 2009 the Central Bank of The Bahamas introduced a more secure 100-dollar banknote. This is the sixth and final denomination issued in the new CRISP (Counterfeit Resistance Integrated Security Product) family of notes. The new notes will circulate in parallel with the old $100 notes, which will eventually be phased out of circulation.

The new note is purple, blue, green, and mauve. It features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the front, and a picture of a blue marlin on the back. The note has a new watermark of QEII, the numeral 100 on the front left, and a new registration device of a sand dollar. CRISP banknote paper is also coated with a new sizing agent to help prevent the chemical removal of inks from the paper.

100 dollars (US$100), 2009. Purple, blue, green, and mauve. Front: Sand dollar; map; hologram; Queen Elizabeth II. Back: Blue marlin fish; coat of arms. Solid security thread and 3-mm windowed security thread with demetalized BAHAMAS and sand dollar. Watermark: Queen Elizabeth II with electrotype 100. Printer: DE LA RUE. 156 x 67 mm.

Courtesy of Thomas Krause and TDS.

Trinidad and Tobago new 100-dollar CHOGM commemorative confirmed


The Central Bank of Trinidad & Tobago introduced a new 100-dollar (US$15.80) note to commemorate the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) that was held 27-29 November in the capital, Port of Spain.

The new notes is legal tender, circulating side-by-side with the current note of the same denomination (Pick 45). The commemorative note has all the security features of the current note, though there are two changes to the front:

  • 60 years of the Commonwealth 1949-2009
  • CHOGM logo in single color

On the reverse of the note are the following changes:

  • CHOGM logo in full color
  • Carnival sun image at the top of the note
  • The Port-of-Spain International Waterfront Centre and the view of the city of Port-of-Spain in the background
  • The oil rig has been shifted to the right of the note
  • Larger $100 numeral at the top right of the note
  • ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS in words at the bottom of the note.

Courtesy of Mark Allen and TDS.

Jamaica new date (15.01.2008) 50-, 500-, and 1,000-dollar notes confirmed


50 dollars (US$0.55). Like Pick 83, but new date (15.01.2008).


500 dollars (US$5.60). Like Pick 85, but new date (15.01.2008).


1,000 dollars (US$11.20). Like Pick 86, but new date (15.01.2008).

Anyone interested in buying these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw them mentioned here on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of Banknoteshop and Thomas Krause.

Jamaica new 5,000-dollar note confirmed


According to a 14 September 2009 press release, on 24 September the Bank of Jamaica issued its highest denomination ever, a new 5,000-dollar (US$56) note. The portrait of the late former Prime Minster of Jamaica, the Rt. Hon. Hugh Lawson Shearer, appears on the front of the note. The back features blossoms of the Frangipani and an aerial view of Highway 2000.

In addition to the standard security features on the existing banknotes—magnetic thread and ink, iridescence, florescence and watermark—the $5,000 banknote is protected against counterfeiting by Optiks, De La Rue's wide security thread for use on paper notes with a large oval window. The thread depicts the Jamaica coat of arms, and when held up to the light, the complete thread with “BOJ $5000” will become visible. The note also features a watermark of Shearer with electrotype 5000 and Cornerstone watermarks.

The new note is dated 15.01.2009, bears the signature of the Governor of the Bank of Jamaica, Derick Latibeaudiere, and has the DA LE RUE printer imprint.

Courtesy of Marcus Jansson and Frank van Tiel.

Haiti new date varieties confirmed


10 gourdes (US$0.25). Like Pick 272 but new date (2008) and new signatures (Charles Castel, Philippe W. Lahens, and Marc Hébert Ignace).


50 gourdes (US$1.25). Like Pick 273 but new date (2008) and new signatures.


100 gourdes (US$2.50). Like Pick 275 but new date (2008) and new signatures.


250 gourdes (US$6.30). Like Pick 276 but new date (2007) and new signatures (Raymond Magloire, Philippe W. Lahens, Charles Castel)

Anyone interested in buying these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw them mentioned here on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of Banknoteshop.

Aruba new date (01.07.2008) notes confirmed


Centrale Bank van Aruba has issued 10-, 25-, 50-, and 100-florin notes dated 1 juli 2008 with the new signature combination of Jeanette R. Semeleer as DIRECTEUR and Hassanali Mehran as PRESIDENT. Aside from the date and signature, everything else about the notes appears unchanged from the preceding issues of 2003, except the demetalized text on the windowed security thread is slightly different.

The 500-florin denomination was apparently not updated, but I am awaiting confirmation from the central bank.

Courtesy of Wally Myers.

Curacao new 1-guilden specimen confirmed


This note is a previously unlisted specimen of Pick 35a dated 1942.

Courtesy of Christoph Thomas.

Cuba new date (2008) 1-peso note confirmed


1 peso (US$1), 2008. Like Pick 121, but new date.

Courtesy of Dr. Manjunath P. Iyer.

Dominican Republic new date (2009) 1,000-peso oro note confirmed



1,000 pesos oro (US$27.80), 2009. Like Pick 173, but new date and new signatures.

If anyone can confirm the names of the signatories, please share that information.

Courtesy of Jean-Michel Engels.

Netherlands Antilles new date (01.01.2008) 100-guilder note confirmed


100 guilders (US$55.85)
Like Pick 31, but new date (1 januari 2008).

If anyone has the 10 or 50 guilder notes with this new date, please send scans of same.

Anyone interested in buying this note can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned here on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Dominican Republic new date (2006) 2,000-peso oro note confirmed


2,000 pesos oro (US$55.65), 2006. Like Pick 174a, but new date and new signatures.

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Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Jamaica to issue 5,000-dollar note in September 2009

According to a Jamaica Observer article dated 15 May 2009, the Bank of Jamaica plans to issue a 5,000-dollar banknote in September 2009, which will bear the image of late former prime minister, Hugh Lawson Shearer. Currently the highest Jamaican note in circulation is the $1,000 banknote (Pick 86). The new $5,000 banknote, which is almost 20% above the minimum wage of $4,070 per week, is equivalent to approximately US$56.



Derick Latibeaudiere, governor of the Bank of Jamaica, will officially launch the new banknote on May 18, 2009, at the central bank in downtown Kingston. "The launch will take the form of a presentation of a proof note, specially packaged, to Dr Denise Eldemire Shearer, widow of the late former prime minister of Jamaica, Hugh Lawson Shearer, whose portrait appears on the front of the note," said the central bank. Aside from Shearer's portrait, the new $5,000 note will also have pictures of various plants and a bird. The note is sand or khaki in color according to Observer sources. Shearer served Jamaica as prime minister from 1967-72, succeeding Sir Donald Sangster.

The note is printed by DLR and features an Optiks security thread and Cornerstone watermarks, among other anti-counterfeiting elements.

Barbados revised 100-dollar note from 2000 confirmed


A previously unreported $100 note from Barbados has recently been reported. As you can see, Pick 59 (top) bears the signature of Winston Cox, whereas the new note (middle) and Pick 65 (bottom) are both signed by Marion Williams, who took over as governor on 01.11.1999. Although the newly-discovered note bears black, not red, serial numbers like Pick 65, its registration device at left is not partially shaded. As such, this new note appears to straddle the two issues, with attributes of each.

Courtesy of Art Matz and Roland Schmittner.

Netherlands Antilles new date (01.01.2008) 25-guilder note confirmed


25 guilders (US$13.95)
Like Pick 29, but new date (1 januari 2008).
Red. Front: Flamingo bird. Back: Bank logo. No security thread. Watermark: Bank logo. Printer: joh. enschedé en zonen imp. 147 x 66 mm.

If anyone has the 10 or 50 guilder notes with this new date, please send scans of same.

Anyone interested in buying this note can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned here on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Bahamas issues new CRISP 1-dollar note dated 2008



1 dollar
Dark green, mint green, and brown. Front: Green foil fish; Sir Lynden O. Pindling. Back: Royal Bahamas Police Force Band. Violet-to-green windowed security thread with demetalized BAHAMAS. Watermark: Pindling with electrotype 1. Printer: OBERTHUR TECHNOLOGIES. 156 x 67 mm.

Courtesy of Thomas Krause and Tod Hunt.

Cuba new date (2007) 1-peso note confirmed


1 peso (US$1), 2007. Like Pick 121, but new date, security thread, and Celia Sánchez watermark instead of BCC.

Courtesy of Jarno Komulainen and Frank van Tiel.

East Caribbean States color varieties reported

A puzzling array of East Caribbean States color varieties has been reported. The backs of the notes are identical, but as you can see by examining the scans below—all provided by a single source and scanned using the same equipment and settings— the fish in the lower left corner on the front is printed in different colors on different notes. The standard color of brown/green switches to red, reddish brown, and green on these notes. Normally I might attribute this to ink variation over time, but the two rightmost notes are consecutive serial numbers and the fish color changes dramatically. All of these scans are of undated (2003) ECS $5 notes with the St. Vincent suffix V. If anyone can explain what’s going on here, or if there are similar color varieties in other denominations, please share that information.

East Caribbean States issues new notes

According to a press release dated March 31, 2008, “The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank is advising the public that upgraded EC notes of all denominations will be put into circulation from 1 April 2008. The upgraded notes do not bear the barcodes or country codes which form part of the serial number on current notes. Additionally, the fish in the area where the barcodes were, are made more prominent by intaglio ink and the serial numbers on the upgraded notes have two alpha characters instead of one as on previous issues of EC notes. All other existing security features remain unchanged: These are the see-through feature, security threads, watermark of Queen Elizabeth II, electrotype which reads ECCB, intaglio over foil which shows the denomination, silver metallic fluorescence and the iridescent print. The current notes in circulation will continue to be legal tender, and will be replaced in the normal way, through wear and tear, over time.”



5 dollars (US$1.90)
Like P42, but no barcodes nor country codes, enhanced intaglio printing, serial numbers with two alpha characters, and Cornerstone watermarks. Printer: DE LA RUE.
No date. Signature: Sir K Dwight Venner, Governor. Introduced 01.04.2008.

10 dollars (US$3.80)
Like P43, but no barcodes nor country codes, enhanced intaglio printing, serial numbers with two alpha characters, and Cornerstone watermarks. Printer: DE LA RUE.
No date. Signature: Sir K Dwight Venner, Governor. Introduced 01.04.2008.

20 dollars (US$7.65)
Like P44, but no barcodes nor country codes, enhanced intaglio printing, serial numbers with two alpha characters, and Cornerstone watermarks. Printer: DE LA RUE.
No date. Signature: Sir K Dwight Venner, Governor. Introduced 01.04.2008.

50 dollars (US$19.10)
Like P45, but no barcodes nor country codes, enhanced intaglio printing, serial numbers with two alpha characters, and Cornerstone watermarks. Printer: DE LA RUE.
No date. Signature: Sir K Dwight Venner, Governor. Introduced 01.04.2008.

100 dollars (US$38.25)
Like P46, but no barcodes nor country codes, enhanced intaglio printing, serial numbers with two alpha characters, and Cornerstone watermarks. Printer: DE LA RUE.
No date. Signature: Sir K Dwight Venner, Governor. Introduced 01.04.2008.
Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net and Frank van Tiel.

Dominican Republic revised 500-peso oro note (2004) confirmed


500 pesos oro (US$15.15), 2004 and 2006. Like P172, but new dates and new signatures. Printer: DE LA RUE.

Courtesy of Christof Zellweger.

Dominican Republic revised 50-peso oro note (2008) confirmed


50 pesos oro (US$1.55), 2008. Like P170 and note dated 2006, but new date, new background pattern, and new imprint. Printer: OBERTHUR TECHNOLOGIES.

Courtesy of Christof Zellweger.

Haiti new date (2007) 1,000-gourde note confirmed


1,000 gourdes (US$26.15), 2007. Like P278, but new date and names removed above signatures. Printer: DE LA RUE.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Haiti new date (2007) 500-gourde note confirmed


500 gourdes (US$13.10), 2007. Like P277, but new date and new signatures (Raymond Magloire, GOUVERNEUR; Philippe W. Lahens, GOUVERNEUR ADJOINT; Charles Castel, DIRECTEUR GENERAL).

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Haiti new date (2006) 25-gourde note confirmed


25 gourdes (US$0.65), 2006. Like P266, but new date, Cornerstone watermarks, and iridescent stripe on back. Printer: DE LA RUE.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Dominican Republic new 200-peso oro confirmed



200 pesos oro (US$5.95), 2007. First-ever RD$200 denomination. Issued October 2007. Magenta and gray. Portrait of three Mirabal sisters on front. Mirabal monument, tree, and national flag on back. Printer: De La Rue.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Haiti issues new 20-gourde note



20 gourdes (US$0.50), 2001. Issued December 2007. Like commemorative P271, but legal tender, straight black serial numbers, silver foils around center wreath, and different holographic strip at right.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Bahamas issues new CRISP 5-dollar note dated 2007



5 dollars (US$5), 2007. Issued December 17, 2007. Like P63, but fourth denomination in CRISP (Counterfeit Resistant Integrated Security Product) family with larger island names, 3-mm windowed security thread printed BAHAMAS, gold metallic foil galleon, 5 as electrotype watermark, THECENTRALBANK in microprinting, sand dollar in OVI, sand dollar as registration device, gold iridescent band with bank logo on back, signature (Wendy M. Craigg, Governor). Orange, brown, and blue. Sir Cecil Wallace-Whitfield as portrait and watermark. Junkanoo dancers on back. 156 x 67 mm.

Courtesy of the Central Bank of The Bahamas.

Jamacia new date varieties confirmed


100 dollars (US$1.45), 15.01.2007. Like P80, but new date.


500 dollars (US$7.30), 15.01.2007. Like P81, but new date.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Trinidad and Tobago new date (2006) 5-dollar note confirmed



5 dollar (US$0.80), 2006. Introduced 26.02.2007. Like Pick 42, but new date, watermark of blue crowned motmot, and blue vertical serial number.

Courtesy of Ronny Hick.

Trinidad and Tobago issue revised high denomination notes

Following a 26.02.2007 upgrade to its $1 and $5 notes, on 13.11.2007, the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago completed its upgrade of its higher denominations with new security features, changing from the use of the greater bird of paradise watermark on all notes to watermarks that match the bird found on the individual denominations, plus changing the color of the vertical serial number at right from red to blue. The size (152.4 x 69.85 mm), signature (Ewart Williams, GOVERNOR), and printer (De La Rue) remain unchanged.

Barbados issues notes with enhanced security features

On August 20, 2007, the Central Bank of Barbados issued 2-, 5-, 10-, 20-, and 50-dollar banknotes with enhanced security features. The $100 with upgraded security features will be issued at a later, undisclosed date. The upgraded notes listed below will circulate with older issues, which remain legal tender.

2 dollars (US$1), ND (2007). Issued August 20, 2007. Like SCWPM 60, but broken trident added to map wmk, windowed security thread with CBB repeating, numeral in top left corner intaglio printed. Printer: De La Rue.

5 dollars (US$2.50), ND (2007). Issued August 20, 2007. Like SCWPM 61, but broken trident added to map wmk, windowed security thread with CBB repeating, numeral in top left corner intaglio printed. Printer: De La Rue.

10 dollars (US$5), ND (2007). Issued August 20, 2007. Like SCWPM 62, but broken trident added to map wmk, windowed security thread with CBB repeating, numeral in top left corner intaglio printed. Printer: De La Rue.

20 dollars (US$10), ND (2007). Issued August 20, 2007. Like SCWPM 63, but Pride of Barbados flower added to map wmk, wide windowed security thread with CBB repeating, thread fluoresces blue and text fluoresces yellow, numeral in top left corner intaglio printed, coat of arms and waves near flying fish fluoresce green and yellow under UV light. Printer: De La Rue.

50 dollars (US$25), ND (2007). Issued August 20, 2007. Like SCWPM 64, but Pride of Barbados flower added to map wmk, wide windowed security thread with CBB repeating, thread fluoresces blue and text fluoresces yellow, numeral in top left corner intaglio printed, coat of arms and waves near flying fish fluoresce green and yellow under UV light. Printer: De La Rue.

Haiti new date (2006) 10-gourde note confirmed


10 gourdes (US$0.25), 2006. Like Pick 272, but new date and new signatures (Raymond Magliore, Gouverneur; Philippe W. Lahrens, Gouverneur Adjoint; and Charles Castel, Director General).

Courtesy of Garry Saint (www.numismondo.com).

Trinidad and Tobago new date (2006) 1-dollar note confirmed


1 dollar (US$0.15), 2006. Introduced 26.02.2007. Like Pick 41, but new date, narrower (1.2 mm vs. 2 mm) windowed security thread, watermark of sacred ibis, and blue vertical serial number.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Dominican Republic revised 50-peso oro note (2006) confirmed


50 pesos oro (US$1.55), 2006. Like Pick 170, but new date, new signatures, non-novel horizontal serial numbers, no watermark, and ClearText security thread instead of windowed thread.

Courtesy of Gary Snover.

Dominican Republic revised 100-peso oro note (2006) confirmed


100 pesos oro (US$3.15), 2006. Like Pick 171a, but new date, new signatures, non-novel horizontal serial numbers, and ClearText security thread instead of windowed thread.

Courtesy of Gary Snover.

Cuba revised, new date (2006) 20-peso note confirmed


20 pesos, 2006. Like Pick 118 (directly above), but new date, low-vision dots in upper right, and lower serial number now to right of signature, not in border.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Cuba new date (2003) 1-peso note confirmed


A new Cuban 1-peso note has been reported. At first glance, this appears to be just a new date (2003 versus 2002) variety of Pick 121. However, closer examination reveals subtle differences. On the front, the series letters (GD in example above) are green, not red. On the back, the yellow underprint is missing (compare P121 detail above left with that of 2003 issue above right). It is unclear as to whether this is an intentional design change or a printing error. Readers with other examples of the new note are encouraged to share their information.

Courtesy of Frank van Tiel.

Cayman Islands issues 50-dollar note with new prefix


50 dollars (US$61.00), 2003. Issued 2 January 2007. Like Pick 32a, but new C/2 prefix starting at 000001. Previous C/1 prefix spanned 500001 to 1000000.

Courtesy of Herbert Stein.

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Cuba issues new convertible peso series dated 2006

On 18 December 2006, the Banco Central de Cuba issued new convertible peso (CUC) notes. The front of each denomination remains similar to the previous family (Pick FX37 - FX45), which will be gradually withdrawn from circulation. Instead of the national shield which appeared on the backs of all denominations in the previous family, the new notes have individualized backs. Furthermore, an electrotype watermark of the denomination has been added to the watermark portrait of José Martí and BCC appears as a latent image. 150 x 70 mm.


1 convertible peso, 2006. Dark green, tan, and yellow. Monument to José Martí in Havana. Death of José Martí in combat atop horse at Battle of Dos Rios on back.


3 convertible pesos, 2006. Red, pink, and light green. Monument to Ernesto Che Guervara in Santa Clara. Battle of Santa Clara: tank, derailed train, and soldiers with grenade, machine gun, and rifle on back.


5 convertible pesos, 2006. Green, orange, and yellow. Monument to Antonio Maceo in Havana. Protesta de Baraguá: Cuban general Antonio Maceo Grajales and Spanish captain general Arsenio Martínez de Campos y Antón in hammocks on back.


10 convertible pesos, 2006. Brown, blue, and green. Monument to Máximo Gómez in Havana. Revolution Energetica: electric power plant, pick-up truck, and linesman on back.


20 convertible pesos, 2006. Dark blue, light blue, and yellow/green. Monument to Camilo Cienfuegos. Operation Miracle: eye doctors performing surgery and passengers deplaning a jet on back.


50 convertible pesos, 2006. Purple, orange, and yellow. Monument to Calixto García in Havana. Marchers carrying flags and banners that read “Trincheras de Ideas Valen Mas Que Trinchera De Piedra” and “La Batalla de Ideas” on back.


100 convertible pesos, 2006. Red, orange, and bright yellow. Monument to Carlos Manuel de Céspedes. Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA): satellite dish, map, woman and man reading, oil refinery on back.

Courtesy of Banco Central de Cuba.

Bahamas issues new CRISP 50-dollar note dated 2006


50 dollars, 2006. Issued December 13, 2006. Like Pick 66, but third denomination in CRISP (Counterfeit Resistant Integrated Security Product) family with larger island names, 3 mm windowed security thread printed BAHAMAS, solid security thread, 50 as latent image, THECENTRALBANK in microprinting, sand dollar in OVI, sand dollar as registration device, gold iridescent band with sand dollars on back. Orange, brown, and green. Signature: Wendy M. Craigg, Governor. Sir Roland T. Symonette as portrait and wmk, along with 50 as eletrotype wmk. Central Bank building on back. Printer: FCOF (with imprint). 156 x 67 mm.

Courtesy of the Central Bank of the Bahamas.

Bahamas issues new CRISP 20-dollar note dated 2006


20 dollars, 2006. Issued September 6, 2006. Like Pick 65, but second denomination in CRISP (Counterfeit Resistant Integrated Security Product) family with larger island names, 3 mm windowed security thread printed BAHAMAS, solid security thread, 20 as latent image, THECENTRALBANK in microprinting, sand dollar in OVI, sand dollar as registration device, gold iridescent band with sand dollars on back. Charcoal, red, and green. Signature: Wendy M. Craigg, Governor. Sir Milo B. Butler as portrait and wmk. Nassau Harbor in New Providence on back. Printer: FCOF (with imprint). 156 x 67 mm.

Courtesy of Morris Lawing.