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ECCB announces upgraded


The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank is advising the public that upgraded EC notes of all denominations have been put into circulation from 1 April 2008.{{more}}

The upgraded notes do not bear the barcodes or country codes which form part of the serial number on current notes. Additionally, the fish in the area where the barcodes were are made more prominent by intaglio ink and the serial number on the upgraded notes has two alpha characters instead of one as on previous issues of EC notes.

All other existing security features remain unchanged: These are the see-through feature, security threads, watermark of Queen Elizabeth II, electrotype which reads ECCB, intaglio over foil which shows the denomination, silver metallic fluorescence and the iridescent print.

The current notes in circulation will continue to be legal tender and will be replaced in the normal way through wear and tear, over time.