The Central Bank of the Bahamas has released (24th January) their fourth banknote which is part of their current family of banknotes and incorporates CRISP technology. In keeping with its launch strategy for the CRISP Evolution (CE) family of banknotes which began in 2016 with the issue of the $10 denomination in 2016, the half dollar denomination was introduced into circulation and is the first complete re-design of this banknote denomination since 1984.
The predominantly grey note includes shades of green, blue, coral, lilac, and red, and measures 156 by 67
The back of the notes is designed
Security features include:
Watermark: The image of Queen Elizabeth II, as seen on the banknote, and numeral $½, are visible when the banknote is held against a light and are located towards the far left when viewed from the front side.
Solid security thread: A thread which appears as a solid line rather than just appearing on the surface of the note in segments, as it is shown on the reverse.
Iridescent print: There is a subtle, lustrous golden band across the back of the note which includes repeating images of the letters CBB, $1/2, and a basket weave pattern.
The Central Bank of the Bahamas has also announced they are preparing for the release of a new version of the $50 banknote in 2019. New versions of the $3 banknotes are also slated for issue in 2019. For additional information about this banknote and others issued by the Central Bank of the Bahamas, please visit their website.
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