Special series of 50th anniversary banknotes.

Special series of 50th anniversary banknotes.

The Bank of Jamaica (BoJ) officially launched its special series of 50th anniversary commemorative banknotes Wednesday June 19, in celebration of the country’s Golden Jubilee. Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, who spoke at the event, said the notes are not only being launched to celebrate the 50th year of Jamaica’s political independence, but “we are also witnessing the launch of a new generation of banknotes. These banknotes are not just decorated pieces of paper, but are important payment instruments that also symbolise our sovereignty, our nationhood, the natural diversity of our country and our people, and our journey as an independent country."

Meanwhile, in introducing the notes, BoJ Governor, Brian Wynter, said the bank has been issuing commemorative banknotes since 1973, when it issued a $2.00 note in commemoration of 25 years of the universal declaration of human rights. He also pointed out that in October 2010; a $50 note was issued to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Bank of Jamaica Act. “The 2012 commemorative banknote series consist of five denominations - $5,000, $1,000, $500, $100, and the $50 note, with modifications to their original design. The modified design includes the Jamaica 50 logo superimposed on the watermark on the front of each note,” he explained.

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