The Transition of the EC dollar is expected to take effect in May/June of this year beginning with new fifty dollar notes.

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), said in a release that the move from cotton paper to polymer has a range of benefits, the EC dollar will be almost impossible to counterfeit.

Following the release of the new polymer fifty dollar notes in May/June, new tens, twenties, and hundreds will be issued in August/September and new fives will follow in 2020.

Some major changes to the new EC polymer notes include a portrait orientation instead of the landscape orientation of the paper notes and the addition of modernized images and landmarks from the Eastern Caribbean.

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