The Right Excellent Sir Grantley Adams' 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 “100” 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 grey 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.
Wide bars that weave in and out of the paper change colour from red to green when the note is tilted. When the note is held up, the bars become an uninterrupted line that reads “CBB 100”.
The number “100” 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 green and yellow under UV light..
Invisible fibres embedded in the paper glow under UV light.
When the note is tilted, the dolphin on the hologram shifts, and the other images - Pride of Barbados flowers, broken tridents and the number “100” – appear and disappear.
The Right Excellent Sir Grantley Adams (1898-1971) is regarded as a hero of the social revolution in Barbados.
A lawyer by profession, he represented Clement Payne after the 1937 riots and used his oratorical skills and shrewd mind to advance the cause of the underprivileged.
He was instrumental in the formation of both the Barbados Progressive League (now Barbados Labour Party) in 1938 and the Barbados Workers Union in 1941.
He was involved in a number of social reforms that improved the lot of poor Barbadians:
Raised dots to help the blind identify the denomination. Six dots equal $100.
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.
Grantley Adams International Airport is Barbados’ only airport. Originally called Seawell Airport, it was renamed in honour of the Right Excellent Sir Grantley Adams in 1976. Between 2004 and 2006, the airport underwent substantial expansion and renovation to better equip the airport to handle the more than two million passengers that pass through it annually.
Central Bank Of Barbados
Tom Adams Financial Centre,
Tel: (246) 436-6870