EC Polymer Five Dollar Note By End March

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The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) is projecting that the polymer five-dollar note will be released by the end of March.

The ECCB launched its family of EC polymer notes in May 2019 with the new $50. The $100, $20 and $10 have since been issued. The release of the five-dollar, which was initially projected for September 2020, has been delayed due to a decrease in demand for the note.

The Acting Director of the Currency Management Department Rosbert Humphrey, says that although five-dollar notes are in circulation more than any other denomination, it is the least demanded note.

Humphrey further explains that the polymer five-dollar notes may not be issued in all of the ECCB member countries at the same time, as the commercial banks in each country have a different level of stock which would determine when the new notes are released.

Humphrey also encourages the public to continue to take care of the EC polymer banknotes. He advises against creasing, crumpling and applying heat, as these actions can compromise the features of the polymer banknotes. “It’s your money, take care of it,” Humphrey says.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. What is wrong with these new money designers? Why don’t they update the picture of the Queen??? She is a 90 something year old lady, not a 45 or 50 year old as she is depicted. I’m serious. This is dumb. Who do dat?

    • Take a look at the queen on U.K. money… The photo is from 1990 even on new printed polymer notes.

      It’s not a Facebook profile picture she’s updating, doesn’t need to show a 94 year old woman lol.

  2. ….. Waiting for the the first comment to read

    “We nah want no queen a England on our money”

    Pending….

  3. Then we should put the Chinese leader on our paper money.Soon to come.For they would be your present day Colonizers.

  4. @chubblesum: The newly expected US$ 25,000,000.00 loan from China is going to help stop the spread.It would surely buy more ramens,vienna sausages, canned corned beef and white flour.

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