Security Features for New Family of Banknotes
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.
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.
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.
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”.
The number “5” appears on the top right of the note when the note is tilted at certain angles.
Design Features for New Family of Banknotes
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.
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
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.