Central Banking

New Jamaican banknotes mark 50 years of country’s independence


A new series of banknotes, including one denomination printed on a hybrid substrate, has become legal tender in Jamaica to mark 50 years of political independence, which the country celebrates today (August 6).

The Commemorative Series of Banknotes was introduced at the end of July, with the aim being to increase the durability of the Jamaican currency. The governor of the central bank, Brian Wynter, said in a speech in June that due to the tropical climate and the high use of cash, "Jamaican ba

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