The Right Excellent Charles Duncan O’Neal’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 “10” 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 brown 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 $10”.
The number “10” appears on the top right of the note when the note is tilted at certain angles.
The broken trident and the waves behind the map of Barbados glow under UV light.
Invisible fibres embedded in the paper glow blue-yellow-blue under UV light.
The Right Excellent Charles Duncan O’Neal (1879-1936), was a doctor and a member of the privileged class who agitated for the rights of the underprivileged. He fought against the racism that was rampant in the 1920s and 1930s, campaigned for improved conditions for women in the workplace and worked to obtain free education and dental care for children.
O’Neal founded the Democratic League, a grass-roots political party in 1924, and two years later established the Working Men’s Association. He also invested in a newspaper, The Herald, which he used to spread the message about the need for social reform and enfranchisement.
In 1932, O’Neal was elected to the House of Assembly and used that forum to continue his struggle on behalf of workers and to pressure for the abolition of child labour.
His work for the underprivileged is seen by many as the foundation upon which Sir Grantley Adams built.
The Right Excellent Charles Duncan O’Neal died on November 19, 1936.
The Charles Duncan O’Neal Bridge in Bridgetown is named in his honour, and he is one of Barbados’ 10 National Heroes.
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 dots to help the blind identify the denomination. Three dots equal $10.
The Coat of Arms of Barbados. .
The map of Barbados with the location of the capital city, Bridgetown, highlighted.
The official launch date of the series.
The signature of the Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, Dr. DeLisle Worrell.
Charles Duncan O’Neal Bridge is a bustling throughfare that stretches across the Careenage and connects the main area of Bridgetown to Bay Street and the south coast of the island.
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