$5 note (Sir Frank Worrell)

$5 note (Sir Frank Worrell)

5 Dollar Front 5 Dollar Back

Security Features for New Family of Banknotes


Portrait Watermark
Portrait Watermark

Sir Frank Worrell’s face appears on the left of the note when it is held up to light. The image is also visible in reverse when the note is viewed from the back.

Number Watermark
Number Watermark

The number “5” appears beneath the portrait watermark when the note is held up to light. The image is also visible in reverse when the note is viewed from the back.

Broken Trident
Broken Trident Broken Trident

The white areas of the broken trident become tinted with blue when the note is held up to the light. Viewed from the back of the note, the missing areas of the broken trident are filled in.

Wave-like Thread
Wave-like Thread Wave-like Thread

Highly reflective bars that weave in and out of the paper become a complete line when the note is held up to light. Small text within the thread reads “CBB $5”.

Hidden Number
Hidden Number

The number “5” appears on the top right of the note when the note is tilted at certain angles.

UV Reactive Ink
UV Reactive Ink

The broken trident and the waves behind the map of Barbados glow under UV light.

Invisible Fibres
Invisible Fibres

Invisible fibres embedded in the paper glow blue-yellow-blue under UV light.

Design Features for New Family of Banknotes


$5
Portrait

Sir Frank Worrell (1924-1967), one of the legendary 3Ws along with Sir Everton Weekes and Sir Clyde Walcott, is widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest cricketers to ever play the game and was even named Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1954.

His contribution to the game goes beyond his exploits with the bat and ball, however. In 1960, he became the first black man to be appointed as captain of the West Indies team, a position he held until his retirement in 1963. He has also been credited for encouraging sportsmanship and curbing insularity in the team.

After his retirement from cricket, he served as Warden of the University College of the West Indies and as a senator in Jamaica’s parliament.

In 1964, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his contribution to the game of cricket.

Sir Frank Worrell died of leukaemia on March 13, 1967 at the age of 42.

The championship trophy for the cricket series between the West Indies and Australia and one of the residences at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus are named in his honour

Raised dot

Raised dot to help the blind identify the denomination. Two dots equal $5.

The Coat of Arms of Barbados.

The Coat of Arms of Barbados.                                                                         

The map of Barbados

The map of Barbados with the location of the capital city, Bridgetown, highlighted.

The official launch date of the series

The official launch date of the series.                                                                         

The signature of the Governor

The signature of the Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, Dr. DeLisle Worrell.

3Ws Oval

3Ws Oval is a cricket facility located at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. The ground has been a part of the campus since the 1960s, but it was upgraded and renamed in honour of cricket legends Sir Frank Worrell, Sir Everton Weekes and Sir Clyde Walcott when the West Indies was chosen to host the 2007 Cricket World Cup. It hosted several warm-up matches during the tournament. 3Ws Oval is home to the CLR James Cricket Research Centre, the Sagicor High Performance Centre and the West Indies Cricket Walk of Fame.

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