Grenada 10 Dollars banknote of 2003

17 Apr 2019  Wed

Grenada is a Caribbean country comprising a main island, also called Grenada, and smaller surrounding islands. Dubbed the “Spice Isle,” the hilly main island is home to numerous nutmeg plantations. It’s also the site of the capital, St. George’s, whose colourful homes, Georgian buildings and early-18th-century Fort George overlook narrow Careenage Harbour. To the south is Grand Anise Beach, with resorts and bars.

Grenada's economic picture is soured by a heavy external debt problem. Grenada is a globally important producer of several different spices. The Eastern Caribbean dollar is the currency of Grenada which is a part of all seven full members and one associate member of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).

In 1965, the Eastern Caribbean Currency Authority issued banknotes in denominations of 1, 5, 20 and 100 dollars, all featuring the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. Today we are discussing a 10 dollar banknote issued in 2003. The obverse features the portrait of the queen to right along with turtle and green-throated carib to left and center. The reverse depicts the Admiralty Bay in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Map of the Caribbean; the Warspite sailing ship, Anguilla; Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis); and fish. This green-blue note has the Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II as the watermark.

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