Bahamas introduces new 10-dollar note

The Central Bank of the Bahamas has introduced a new 10-dollar note. This note is the first of the new CRISP Evolution series. CRISP is an acronym for Counterfeit Resistant Integrated Security Product. The description of the new note from the press release:

"Predominantly blue, with various shades of green and pink, the banknote measures 156 mm long and 67 mm wide, bearing on the front a portrait of Sir Stafford Sands, the series, and a signature of the Governor of the Central Bank of The Bahamas, together with the words "The Central Bank of The Bahamas. These notes are legal tender under the Central Bank of The Bahamas Act 2000 for the payment of any amount Ten Dollars". A watermark of Sir Stafford Sands with the numeral $10, a replica map of the Islands of The Bahamas, and the denominational value in words and figures appear on the left, with an image of a Yellow Elder flower in the centre. The back carries a vignette depicting a rendering of Hope Town Lighthouse, Abaco along with two flamingoes. The vignette is flanked above by the numeral $10, to the right by the words "Ten Dollars", and below by the Coat-of-Arms of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas along with the words "The Central Bank of The Bahamas".

The new banknote has been designed by De la Rue. They mention some of the new security elements in their press release:

"Using concept designs provided by the Bank, this note is a world first for a fully circulating banknote with De La Rue’s Active™ security thread and the first of a new family of banknotes that will be introduced over the next few years. (...) The new security thread also appears on the back of the note. When the note is tilted, the colours of the sand dollar and the number 10 in the thread switch from light on dark to dark on light. There is also a colour changing SPARK® Orbital™ ink in the butterfly on the front of the note."

Several people have mentioned this new note to me, so thank you all. And I agree with all of you: this is a beautiful new note which could be a serious contender for the Banknote of the Year Award


Steven Sunday 02 October 2016 at 9:22 pm | | news
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