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04 February, 2015
Trinidad and Tobago - 2014 $50 Polymer Banknote
This is the first polymer note issued by the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago. This note was released on the 13.12.2014 celebrating the Golden Jubilee (1964-2014) of the country central bank, the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago. The bank was established by an Act of Parliament on the 12.12.1964. An interesting story about the $50 denomination of this tiny nation. The $50 (together with the $100) was first introduced on 6 June 1977. A shipment of the $50 was then stolen in transit to Trinidad and Tobago. This forced the government to suspense the circulation of $50 banknotes and not until 2012, it was then reintroduced by the former Bank Governor Ewart S Williams with the released of a new $50 to celebrate the country's 50th Year of Independence. A circulating version of the note was also released but without the commemorative text of the $50 commemorative note. This new polymer note bears the Governor's signature of Jwala Rambarran.