• Today
    December 12

  • 10:37 PM

Small number of misprinted notes in circulation


Added 23 February 2018


A small number of notes are missing the hologram feature on the right.

The Central Bank of Barbados is advising the public that there are a small number of genuine $50 and $100 notes in circulation that are missing the holographic patch – the shiny foil on the right side of the note.

“As soon we learnt of the problem, we contacted our banknote printers, De La Rue, who then conducted an internal investigation,” said Octavia Gibson, deputy director, currency at the Central Bank. “Based on the samples we sent to them, they have confirmed that the missing holograms are the result of an error during printing.”

Gibson said that according to the report from De La Rue, the number of notes affected by this printing error is small. We encourage anyone who believes they have received one of the defective notes to bring it to the Central Bank. Once we confirm it is indeed one of these notes, we will replace it.”

Gibson also reassured the public that it is still possible to authenticate their money without the hologram feature.

“There are many other security features you can use to confirm that the note is real, including the watermark, which is the face that appears when the note is held up to the light; and the security thread, which for the $50 and $100 changes from red to green when you tilt the note,” she said, giving examples.

“But if you think you have one of the faulty notes, bring it in to us.” (PR)


Dos and Donts

Welcome to our discussion forum here on nationnews.com. We encourage lively debate, but we also urge you to take note of the following:

  • Stay on topic – This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.
  • Be respectful – Meeting differences of opinion with civil discussion encourages multiple perspectives and a positive commenting environment.
  • Do not type in capitals – In addition to being considered “shouting” it is also difficult to read.
  • All comments will be moderated – Given the volume of comments each day, this may take some time. So please be patient.
  • We reserve the right to remove comments – Comments that we find to be abusive, spam, libellous, hateful, off-topic or harassing may be removed.
  • Reproduction of comments – Some of your comments may be reproduced on the website or in our daily newspapers. We will use the handle, not your email address.
  • Do not advertise – Please contact our Advertising Department.
  • Contact our Online Editor if you have questions or concerns.
  • Read our full Commenting Policy and Terms of Use.
comments powered by Disqus


Do you think that trade unions have done enough to ensure retrenched workers are not disadvantaged?