Editorial Staff
3 months ago

Editorial Staff
3 months ago

New EC $2 note now in circulation and in high demand

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By Zaya Williams

 

As of December 6, the recently introduced EC $2 note is now accessible to the public, and reports indicate that it is swiftly moving out of local banks.

In celebration of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank’s 40th anniversary just a few days ago, the note was unveiled, featuring the image of Sir Vivian Richards, the sole living national hero of Antigua and Barbuda.

The bank has declared the note as legal tender and specified that it can be acquired from commercial banks, excluding their ATMs.

Merely a day after the release of the new currency, which is slightly smaller than other EC polymer notes, it has been observed that the notes are quickly being acquired.\

Reports suggest that only one batch has been made available to all jurisdictions.

The EC$2 commemorative note is noteworthy for not only bearing the image of a legendary cricketer but also for  introducing a combination of reflective silver ink, gold iridescent ink, and holographic blue foil on a banknote for the first time.

This represents an innovative approach to global currency design and security.

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