CENTRAL BANK LAUNCHES A NEW $50 CURRENCY NOTE
On Wednesday 20
June, the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago launched a new $50
currency note. The introduction of this note comes at a time when the country is celebrating its
50th Anniversary of Independence and to commemorate this milestone, a limited number of
notes carry the words “Celebrating 50 Years of Independence, 1962-2012” around the Coat of
The occasion was marked with the unveiling of the new Note by the Honorable Minister of
Finance, Mr. Winston Dookeran and Governor Ewart S. Williams.
The Bank worked with De La Rue Currency, the suppliers of the country’s currency notes, in the
introduction of the new note. This new $50 currency note has the following features:
It maintains the look and feel of the other denominations in the suite of notes.
Its colour is olive green and the bird represented is that of the “Red-Capped Cardinal”
whose colours are those of our national flag.
The note has a square-shaped hologram which shows an image of the Red-Capped
Cardinal and other design features when held against the light.