ECCU Currency to get a major overhaul

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has advised that the material which the currency notes are made with will be changed from cotton to polymer.

Polymer notes generally have greater longevity and durability over paper based notes. They also facilitate advanced security features like the use of metameric inks. Polymer notes, however require higher upfront production costs.

The ECCB expects the first notes will be printed in 2019.

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The Caribbean Association of Banks, Inc. is the representative body and recognized voice for banks and other financial institutions in the Caribbean. We seek to influence policies and legislation which impact the sector by advocating on our members’ behalf and participating in the global network of similar institutions.

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