In December 2022, the Central Bank of Barbados will introduce a new series of banknotes, only the second major redesign since it first issued the national currency in 1973. The new series will also be the first generation of Barbadian banknotes printed on polymer. The decision to switch to polymer was made with enhanced security and durability in mind.

The new notes will retain several of the features of previous series such as the denominations, colours, and portraits, however the overall design will change, and with the move to a new substrate, Barbados’ national currency will have a distinctly different look and feel.

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