TRINIDAD & TOBAGO WINS 2014 IBNS BANKNOTE OF YEAR AWARD

By user
In May 13, 2015
On NEWS
Comments off
1951 Views

Source:  International Bank Note Society (IBNS);  Central Bank of Trinidad & Tobago

The International Bank Note Society (IBNS) announces that its voting membership has for the first time ever selected the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago to receive it prestigious “Bank Note of the Year Award” for 2014. With over 130 new banknotes released worldwide in 2014, nearly 3 dozen were of sufficiently new design to be eligible for nomination.

The 2014 winning banknote was produced collaboratively by the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago and De La Rue Currency of England. It is the first Central Bank in the Caribbean to issue polymer currency.

TTD50 The Winner  (Image: CBTT)

Location TT Location of Trinidad and Tobago (image: The Global Reader)

The 50 Dollar polymer Trinidad and Tobago note was followed in voting by the 5000 Franc note from the French Pacific Territories (Tahiti) and the 10 Dinar bill from Kuwait.

CFP5t French Pacific Territories 5,000 Franc Note

KWD10 Kuwait’s 10 Dinar Note

Past “Bank Note of the Year” winners include Kazakhstan (2013, 2012, 2011), Uganda (2010), Bermuda (2009), Samoa (2008), Scotland (2007), Comoros (2006), Faeroe Islands (2005) and Canada (2004).

Now in its 54th year, the IBNS has over 2000 members worldwide. As a nonprofit educational organization its objectives are to promote, stimulate and advance the study, collection and dissemination of information related to paper money.