Design Features for New Family of Banknotes


$10
Portrait

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.

Raised dot

Raised dots to help the blind identify the denomination. Three dots equal $10.

The Coat of Arms of Barbados.

The Coat of Arms of Barbados.                                                                         

The map of Barbados

The map of Barbados with the location of the capital city, Bridgetown, highlighted.

The official launch date of the series

The official launch date of the series.                                                                         

The signature of the Governor

The Governor's signature.                                                                         

3Ws Oval

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.

Security Features for New Family of Banknotes


Portrait Watermark
Portrait Watermark

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.

Number Watermark
Number Watermark

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.

Broken Trident
Broken Trident Broken Trident

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.

Wave-like Thread
Wave-like Thread Wave-like Thread

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”.

Hidden Number
Hidden Number

The number “10” appears on the top right of the note when the note is tilted at certain angles.

UV Reactive Ink
UV Reactive Ink

The broken trident and the waves behind the map of Barbados glow under UV light.

Invisible Fibres
Invisible Fibres

Invisible fibres embedded in the paper glow blue-yellow-blue under UV light.

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$2 note (John Redman Bovell)
$5 note (Sir Frank Worrell)

$10 note (Charles Duncan O'Neal)

$20 note (The Right Excellent Samuel Jackman Prescod)

$50 note (The Right Excellent Errol Barrow)

$100 note (The Right Excellent Sir Grantley Adams)

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