Central Bank Issues 50th Anniversary Note

By Central Bank of Barbados …..
 

To celebrate the island’s golden jubilee, the Central Bank of Barbados is issuing a $50 banknote that features the official 50th anniversary logo.

Barbados 2017 $50 commemorative banknote. Image courtesy Central Bank of Barbados

“We felt it was important to recognize this milestone in our nation’s history with a commemorative note,” said Octavia Gibson, Deputy Director, Currency at the Central Bank. “We consider the choice of the $50 apt, not only because of the denomination, but also because it bears the portrait of the Father of Independence, the Right Excellent Errol Barrow.”

The back of the note also carries a shot of Independence Square in Bridgetown.

Gibson assured the public that while the commemorative note carries the “Barbados 50” logo in the upper right corner of the front of the note, the security features have not changed.

“You will see the same watermark, the ghost image of Errol Barrow, when you hold the note up to the light. The bars near the centre of the note still shift from red and green when the note is tilted and then become a complete strip when it is held up, and there is still the holographic foil patch on the right side. The features that people use to authenticate their notes have not changed.”

Gibson also revealed that the note is only one of the ways the Bank is marking the jubilee.

“We have commissioned two limited-edition 50th anniversary coins, one in silver and the other in silver with areas that are gold plated; and we also have paperweights that have the commemorative note encapsulated in transparent acrylic. Both of these make excellent souvenirs for this historic occasion.”

The special 50th anniversary notes will go into circulation from Monday, November 21.

At the time of publication, one Barbadian Dollar (BBD) trades for approximately $0.50 USD.

Kyrgyz Republic Issues Modified Banknotes

By National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic …..
 

The National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic informs that, in accordance with the Resolution of the Board of the National Bank “On the Issue of Modified Banknotes of Series IV of the National Currency of the 2016 Model”, dated November 30, 2016 (No. 47/18), the Bank has introduced into circulation banknotes as of March 1 the series IV modified notes with denominations of 50 and 100 soms in the 2016 issue.

Modified series IV banknotes with denominations of 50 and 100 soms (2016) feature clearly pronounced portraits made by the classical method.

Kyrgyzstan 2017 modified Series IV 100 som banknote. Image courtesy National Bank of Kyrgyz Republic

Front, Kyrgyzstan 2017 modified Series IV 50 som banknote. Image courtesy National Bank of Kyrgyz Republic

The newly modified banknotes will circulate along with previously issued banknotes of 1, 10, 50 tyiyn, 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1,000 and 5,000 soms of the national currency of the Kyrgyz Republic.

All banknotes of the national currency have legal tender status within the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic and are subject to mandatory acceptance as a means of payment regardless of the year of issue.

Back, Kyrgyzstan 2017 modified Series IV 100 som banknote. Image courtesy National Bank of Kyrgyz Republic

Back, Kyrgyzstan 2017 modified Series IV 50 som banknote. Image courtesy National Bank of Kyrgyz Republic

At the time of publication, one Kyrgyzstani Som (KGS) trades for approximately $0.01 USD.
 


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