Antigua and Barbuda 1 Dollar banknote of 1965

10 May 2019  Fri

Antigua and Barbuda is an independent Commonwealth country comprising its 2 namesake islands and several smaller ones. Positioned where the Atlantic and Caribbean meet, it's known for its reef-lined beaches, rainforests and resorts. Its English Harbour is a yachting hub and the site of historic Nelson's Dockyard. In the capital, St. John's, the national museum displays indigenous and colonial artefacts.

Lined with picturesque beaches, tourism dominates the country’s economy and accounts for more than half of the GDP. Along with many other countries of the Caribbean, they use the East Caribbean dollar as their official currency, which was first brought into circulation in 1965 to replace the British West Indies dollar.

Today we are discussing a 1 dollar banknote issued in 1965. The obverse depicts an effigy of the HM Queen Elizabeth II to right with the map of the Eastern Caribbean to left and Angelfish in the centre. The reverse features a Coastal scene with boats and palm trees.

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