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British America thematic catalog of The Banknote Book is now available

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The British America thematic catalog of The Banknote Book is now available for sale at US$39.99, a 60% discount off the normal cost of puchasing the component chapters separately.

This 204-page catalog covers notes of British America (Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Caribbean Territories, British Guiana, British Honduras, Cayman Islands, East Caribbean States, Falkland Islands, Jamaica, Leeward Islands, Saint Lucia, and Trinidad and Tobago). Published 14 March 2014.

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  • 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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Barbados new banknote series confirmed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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).

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

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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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].

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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).

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.