Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago new sig/date (2006) 20-dollar note confirmed

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20 dollars, 2006. Like CBTT B24, but with raised horizontal bars at upper left and right front to assist the visually impaired distinguish between denominations.

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

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.

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Courtesy of Monetary Research Institute.

British America thematic catalog of The Banknote Book is now available

 The Banknote Book British America cover
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.

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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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.

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

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.

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

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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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.

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.

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.