East Caribbean States

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
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  • 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
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East Caribbean States chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

East Caribbean States cover

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.