New polymer banknotes are greener and cheaper – T&T governor


The governor of the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago says its new polymer banknotes will lower the long-term cost of banknote issuance.

On October 27, Alvin Hilaire announced the release of new $5, $10 and $20 banknotes during an online press conference. The new notes will enter circulation on November 2 and have been printed on De La Rue’s Safeguard polymer substrate.

“These new polymer banknotes represent an upgrade for security and durability, lowering the long-term cost of banknote

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