In 2013, the Central Bank introduced a new series of Barbadian banknotes, the first major redesign since it first issued the nation’s currency on December 3, 1973. The new series retains the size, colours, and portraits from previous series, but have a new layout and design motif as well as unique vignettes for each denomination. Individually, these images are closely linked to the person featured on the portrait, but collectively, they represent three aspects of Barbados: historic Barbados, modern Barbados and slice-of-life Barbados.

Counterfeit deterrence was also a key consideration during the redesign exercise, with several security features being upgrades and new ones being introduced.

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