XCD – East Caribbean Dollar

Monetary System

1965: 1 East Caribbean dollar (XCD) = 100 cents

East Caribbean Currency Authority

Established in 1965, the East Caribbean Currency Authority (ECCA) was the successor to the British Caribbean Territories Currency Board. Over the years, the members have varied, a fact reflected by the different lists of countries/territories surrounding the watermark area on the back of the notes.

2019 – 2020 Issues

On 5 September 2018, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank announced plans to introduce a new family of notes beginning in mid-2019. The new family retains the same denominations and color schemes as preceding issues, but with vertical orientation and new designs on polymer substrate for improved durability and security. They feature holographic windows and embossed tactile geometric shapes to allow the visually impaired to distinguish between denominations.

Description: 5.00 XCD – East Caribbean Dollar Size: 145 x 70 mm

Green. Front (vertical): English text; fish; sea turtle; green-throated carib bird and flowers; Queen Elizabeth II wearing Grand Duchess Vladimir’s tiara and Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee necklace; Central Bank headquarters building. Back (vertical): English text; Trafalgar Falls in Dominica; map of islands; Admiral’s House in Antigua and Barbuda. No security thread. Watermark: None. Printer: (De La Rue). 145 x 70 mm. Polymer (Safeguard).

Description: 10.00 XCD – East Caribbean Dollar Size: 145 x 70 mm

Blue. Front (vertical): English text; fish; sea turtle; green-throated carib bird and flowers; Queen Elizabeth II wearing Grand Duchess Vladimir’s tiara and Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee necklace; Central Bank headquarters building. Back (vertical): English text; Admiralty Bay in St. Vincent & The Grenadines; map of islands; The Warspite schooner in Anguilla; brown pelican. No security thread. Watermark: None. Printer: (De La Rue). 145 x 70 mm. Polymer (Safeguard).

Description: 20.00 XCD – East Caribbean Dollar Size: 145 x 70 mm

Violet. Front (vertical): English text; fish; sea turtle; green-throated carib bird and flowers; Queen Elizabeth II wearing Grand Duchess Vladimir’s tiara and Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee necklace; Central Bank headquarters building. Back (vertical): English text; Government House building in Montserrat; map of islands; nutmeg. No security thread. Watermark: None. Printer: (De La Rue). 145 x 70 mm. Polymer (Safeguard).

Description: 50.00 XCD – East Caribbean Dollar Size: 145 x 70 mm

Brown. Front (vertical): English text; fish; sea turtle; green-throated carib bird and flowers; Queen Elizabeth II wearing Grand Duchess Vladimir’s tiara and Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee necklace; Central Bank headquarters building. Back (vertical): English text; Brimstone Hill fortress in St. Kitts; map of islands; former ECCB Governor, Sir K. Dwight Venner. No security thread. Watermark: None. Printer: (De La Rue). 145 x 70 mm. Polymer (Safeguard).

Description: 100.00 XCD – East Caribbean Dollar Size: 145 x 70 mm

Olive green. Front (vertical): English text; fish; sea turtle; green-throated carib bird and flowers; Queen Elizabeth II wearing Grand Duchess Vladimir’s tiara and Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee necklace; Central Bank headquarters building. Back (vertical): English text; Les Pitons (volcanoes) in St. Lucia; map of islands; St. Lucian economist, Sir William Arthur Lewis. No security thread. Watermark: None. Printer: (De La Rue). 145 x 70 mm. Polymer (Safeguard).

Outmoded Notes

2012 – 2015 Issues

On 24 April 2012, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank issued these Series 7 banknotes with tactile features in an effort to provide notes which are easier for blind and visually impaired persons to use.
The raised tactile characters on the upgraded notes feature a cricket theme in the form of stumps, bails, and balls. These characters have been added to the 10-, 20-, 50-, and 100-dollar notes. All the other features of the notes, including the watermark of Queen Elizabeth II, the security features and the images, remained the same as preceding issues until 10 April 2015, when Series 8 notes were introduced with 3-mm wide color-shifting StarChrome windowed security threads.

The windowed security thread on 2012 issues is hard to see , but is much more clearly visible on 2015 issues.

Description: 10.00 XCD – East Caribbean Dollar Size: 145 x 70 mm

Blue, green, orange, yellow, and red. Front: English text; fish; tactile cricket stump, bail, and ball; Central Bank headquarters building; sea turtle; Queen Elizabeth II wearing Grand Duchess Vladimir’s tiara and Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee necklace; green-throated carib bird and flowers; rectangular foil fish patch. Back: English text; Admiralty Bay in St. Vincent & The Grenadines; map of islands; silver compass rose; The Warspite schooner in Anguilla; brown pelican; fish. Security thread varieites. Watermark: Queen Elizabeth II, electrotype ECCB, and Cornerstones. Printer: DE LA RUE. 145 x 70 mm. Paper.

Description: 20.00 XCD – East Caribbean Dollar Size: 145 x 70 mm

Violet, blue, yellow, and orange. Front: English text; fish; tactile cricket stumps, bail, and ball; Central Bank headquarters building; sea turtle; Queen Elizabeth II wearing Grand Duchess Vladimir’s tiara and Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee necklace; green-throated carib bird and flowers; rectangular foil butterfly patch. Back: English text; Government House building in Montserrat; map of islands; silver compass rose; hands harvesting nutmeg in Grenada; fish. Security thread varieites. Watermark: Queen Elizabeth II, electrotype ECCB, and Cornerstones. Printer: DE LA RUE. 145 x 70 mm. Paper.

Description: 50.00 XCD – East Caribbean Dollar Size: 145 x 70 mm

Blue, green, red, and yellow. Front: English text; fish; tactile cricket stumps, bails, and ball; Central Bank headquarters building; sea turtle; Queen Elizabeth II wearing Grand Duchess Vladimir’s tiara and Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee necklace; green-throated carib bird and flowers; rectangular foil flower patch. Back: English text; Brimstone Hill fortress in St. Kitts; map of islands; silver compass rose; Les Pitons (volcanoes) in St. Lucia; sooty tern bird; fish. Security thread varieites. Watermark: Queen Elizabeth II, electrotype ECCB, and Cornerstones. Printer: DE LA RUE. 145 x 70 mm. Paper.

Description: 100.00 XCD – East Caribbean Dollar Size: 145 x 70 mm

Olive green, black, blue, and brown. Front: English text; fish; tactile cricket stumps and bails; Central Bank headquarters building; sea turtle; Queen Elizabeth II wearing Grand Duchess Vladimir’s tiara and Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee necklace; green-throated carib bird and rectangular foil flower patch. Back: English text; St. Lucian economist, Sir William Arthur Lewis; map of islands; silver compass rose; Central Bank headquarters building and fountain; Lesser Antillean Swift birds; fish. Security thread varieites. Watermark: Queen Elizabeth II, electrotype ECCB, and Cornerstones. Printer: DE LA RUE. 145 x 70 mm. Paper.

2008 Issues

These Series 6 notes are like the preceding issues, but they do not have the bar codes or country code suffixes. Additionally, the fish at lower left front are intaglio printed and the serial number prefixes on the upgraded notes have two alpha characters instead of one. Finally, Cornerstone watermarks have been added.

Description: 5.00 XCD – East Caribbean Dollar Size: 145 x 70 mm

Green, violet, and yellow. Front: English text; fish; Central Bank headquarters building; sea turtle; Queen Elizabeth II wearing Grand Duchess Vladimir’s tiara and Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee necklace; green-throated carib bird and flowers; rectangular foil fish patch. Back: English text; Admiral’s House in Antigua and Barbuda; map of islands; silver compass rose; Trafalgar Falls in Dominica; fish. Solid security thread and 2.0-mm wide Facet windowed security thread with demetalized ECCB 5. Watermark: Queen Elizabeth II, electrotype ECCB, and Cornerstones. Printer: DE LA RUE. 145 x 70 mm. Paper.

Description: 10.00 XCD – East Caribbean Dollar Size: 145 x 70 mm

Blue, green, orange, yellow, and red. Front: English text; fish; Central Bank headquarters building; sea turtle; Queen Elizabeth II wearing Grand Duchess Vladimir’s tiara and Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee necklace; green-throated carib bird and flowers; rectangular foil fish patch. Back: English text; Admiralty Bay in St. Vincent & The Grenadines; map of islands; silver compass rose; The Warspite schooner in Anguilla; brown pelican; fish. Solid security thread and 2.0-mm wide Facet windowed security thread with demetalized ECCB 10. Watermark: Queen Elizabeth II, electrotype ECCB, and Cornerstones. Printer: DE LA RUE. 145 x 70 mm. Paper.

Description: 20.00 XCD – East Caribbean Dollar Size: 145 x 70 mm

Violet, blue, yellow, and orange. Front: English text; fish; Central Bank headquarters building; sea turtle; Queen Elizabeth II wearing Grand Duchess Vladimir’s tiara and Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee necklace; green-throated carib bird and flowers; rectangular foil butterfly patch. Back: English text; Government House building in Montserrat; map of islands; silver compass rose; hands harvesting nutmeg in Grenada; fish. Solid security thread and 2.0-mm wide Facet windowed security thread with demetalized ECCB 20. Watermark: Queen Elizabeth II, electrotype ECCB, and Cornerstones. Printer: DE LA RUE. 145 x 70 mm. Paper.

Description: 50.00 XCD – East Caribbean Dollar Size: 145 x 70 mm

Blue, green, red, and yellow. Front: English text; fish; Central Bank headquarters building; sea turtle; Queen Elizabeth II wearing Grand Duchess Vladimir’s tiara and Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee necklace; green-throated carib bird and flowers; rectangular foil flower patch. Back: English text; Brimstone Hill fortress in St. Kitts; map of islands; silver compass rose; Les Pitons (volcanoes) in St. Lucia; sooty tern bird; fish. Solid security thread and 2.0-mm wide Facet windowed security thread with demetalized ECCB 50. Watermark: Queen Elizabeth II, electrotype ECCB, and Cornerstones. Printer: DE LA RUE. 145 x 70 mm. Paper.

Description: 100.00 XCD – East Caribbean Dollar Size: 145 x 70 mm

Olive green, black, blue, and brown. Front: English text; fish; Central Bank headquarters building; sea turtle; Queen Elizabeth II wearing Grand Duchess Vladimir’s tiara and Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee necklace; green-throated carib bird and rectangular foil flower patch. Back: English text; St. Lucian economist, Sir William Arthur Lewis; map of islands; silver compass rose; Central Bank headquarters building and fountain; Lesser Antillean Swift birds; fish. Solid security thread and 2.0-mm wide Facet windowed security thread with demetalized ECCB 100. Watermark: Queen Elizabeth II, electrotype ECCB, and Cornerstones. Printer: DE LA RUE. 145 x 70 mm. Paper.

2003 – 2004 Issues

These Series 5 notes are like the preceding issues, but with 2.0-mm wide Facet windowed security threads that fluoresce yellow-green under UV light, the addition of a solid security thread, and new rectangular foil patches at upper right front.

Description: 5.00 XCD – East Caribbean Dollar Size: 145 x 70 mm

Green, violet, and yellow. Front: English text; fish; bar codes; Central Bank headquarters building; sea turtle; Queen Elizabeth II wearing Grand Duchess Vladimir’s tiara and Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee necklace; green-throated carib bird and flowers; rectangular foil fish patch. Back: English text; Admiral’s House in Antigua and Barbuda; map of islands; silver compass rose; Trafalgar Falls in Dominica; fish. Solid security thread and 2.0-mm wide Facet windowed security thread with demetalized ECCB 5. Watermark: Queen Elizabeth II and electrotype ECCB. Printer: DE LA RUE. 145 x 70 mm. Paper.

Description: 10.00 XCD – East Caribbean Dollar Size: 145 x 70 mm

Blue, green, orange, yellow, and red. Front: English text; fish; bar codes; Central Bank headquarters building; sea turtle; Queen Elizabeth II wearing Grand Duchess Vladimir’s tiara and Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee necklace; green-throated carib bird and flowers; rectangular foil fish patch. Back: English text; Admiralty Bay in St. Vincent & The Grenadines; map of islands; silver compass rose; The Warspite schooner in Anguilla; brown pelican; fish. Solid security thread and 2.0-mm wide Facet windowed security thread with demetalized ECCB 10. Watermark: Queen Elizabeth II and electrotype ECCB. Printer: DE LA RUE. 145 x 70 mm. Paper.

Description: 20.00 XCD – East Caribbean Dollar Size: 145 x 70 mm

Violet, blue, yellow, and orange. Front: English text; fish; bar codes; Central Bank headquarters building; sea turtle; Queen Elizabeth II wearing Grand Duchess Vladimir’s tiara and Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee necklace; green-throated carib bird and flowers; rectangular foil butterfly patch. Back: English text; Government House building in Montserrat; map of islands; silver compass rose; hands harvesting nutmeg in Grenada; fish. Solid security thread and 2.0-mm wide Facet windowed security thread with demetalized ECCB 20. Watermark: Queen Elizabeth II and electrotype ECCB. Printer: DE LA RUE. 145 x 70 mm. Paper.

Description: 50.00 XCD – East Caribbean Dollar Size: 145 x 70 mm

Blue, green, red, and yellow. Front: English text; fish; bar codes; Central Bank headquarters building; sea turtle; Queen Elizabeth II wearing Grand Duchess Vladimir’s tiara and Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee necklace; green-throated carib bird and flowers; rectangular foil flower patch. Back: English text; Brimstone Hill fortress in St. Kitts; map of islands; silver compass rose; Les Pitons (volcanoes) in St. Lucia; sooty tern bird; fish. Solid security thread and 2.0-mm wide Facet windowed security thread with demetalized ECCB 50. Watermark: Queen Elizabeth II and electrotype ECCB. Printer: DE LA RUE. 145 x 70 mm. Paper.

Description: 100.00 XCD – East Caribbean Dollar Size: 145 x 70 mm

Olive green, black, blue, and brown. Front: English text; fish; bar codes; Central Bank headquarters building; sea turtle; Queen Elizabeth II wearing Grand Duchess Vladimir’s tiara and Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee necklace; green-throated carib bird and rectangular foil flower patch. Back: English text; St. Lucian economist, Sir William Arthur Lewis; map of islands; silver compass rose; Central Bank headquarters building and fountain; Lesser Antillean Swift birds; fish. Solid security thread and 2.0-mm wide Facet windowed security thread with demetalized ECCB 100. Watermark: Queen Elizabeth II and electrotype ECCB. Printer: DE LA RUE. 145 x 70 mm. Paper.

2001 Issues

These Series 4 notes are like the preceding issues, but with 1.2-mm wide Cleartext windowed security threads and foil patches on front, plus an abbreviated printer imprint and no frames at left on the back. Furthermore, the Central Bank building on the front of all denominations—as well as the back of the 100-dollar note—has been redesigned, and an electrotype ECCB has been added to the watermark, which now depicts a forward-facing Queen Elizabeth II instead of a profile.

Description: 5.00 XCD – East Caribbean Dollar Size: 145 x 70 mm

Green, violet, and yellow. Front: English text; fish; bar codes; Central Bank headquarters building; sea turtle; Queen Elizabeth II wearing Grand Duchess Vladimir’s tiara and Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee necklace; green-throated carib bird and flowers; foil fish patch. Back: English text; Admiral’s House in Antigua and Barbuda; map of islands; silver compass rose; Trafalgar Falls in Dominica; fish. 1.2-mm wide Cleartext windowed security thread with demetalized ECCB. Watermark: Queen Elizabeth II and electrotype ECCB. Printer: DE LA RUE. 145 x 70 mm. Paper.

Description: 10.00 XCD – East Caribbean Dollar Size: 145 x 70 mm

Blue, green, orange, yellow, and red. Front: English text; fish; bar codes; Central Bank headquarters building; sea turtle; Queen Elizabeth II wearing Grand Duchess Vladimir’s tiara and Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee necklace; green-throated carib bird and flowers; foil fish patch. Back: English text; Admiralty Bay in St. Vincent & The Grenadines; map of islands; silver compass rose; The Warspite schooner in Anguilla; brown pelican; fish. 1.2-mm wide Cleartext windowed security thread with demetalized ECCB. Watermark: Queen Elizabeth II and electrotype ECCB. Printer: DE LA RUE. 145 x 70 mm. Paper.

Description: 20.00 XCD – East Caribbean Dollar Size: 145 x 70 mm

Violet, blue, yellow, and orange. Front: English text; fish; bar codes; Central Bank headquarters building; sea turtle; Queen Elizabeth II wearing Grand Duchess Vladimir’s tiara and Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee necklace; green-throated carib bird and flowers; foil butterfly patch. Back: English text; Government House building in Montserrat; map of islands; silver compass rose; hands harvesting nutmeg in Grenada; fish. 1.2-mm wide Cleartext windowed security thread with demetalized ECCB. Watermark: Queen Elizabeth II and electrotype ECCB. Printer: DE LA RUE. 145 x 70 mm. Paper.

Description: 50.00 XCD – East Caribbean Dollar Size: 145 x 70 mm

Blue, green, red, and yellow. Front: English text; fish; bar codes; Central Bank headquarters building; sea turtle; Queen Elizabeth II wearing Grand Duchess Vladimir’s tiara and Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee necklace; green-throated carib bird and flowers; foil flower patch. Back: English text; Brimstone Hill fortress in St. Kitts; map of islands; silver compass rose; Les Pitons (volcanoes) in St. Lucia; sooty tern bird; fish. 1.2-mm wide Cleartext windowed security thread with demetalized ECCB. Watermark: Queen Elizabeth II and electrotype ECCB. Printer: DE LA RUE. 145 x 70 mm. Paper.

Description: 100.00 XCD – East Caribbean Dollar Size: 145 x 70 mm

Olive green, black, blue, and brown. Front: English text; fish; bar codes; Central Bank headquarters building; sea turtle; Queen Elizabeth II wearing Grand Duchess Vladimir’s tiara and Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee necklace; green-throated carib bird and foil flower patch. Back: English text; St. Lucian economist, Sir William Arthur Lewis; map of islands; silver compass rose; Central Bank headquarters building and fountain; Lesser Antillean Swift birds; fish. 1.2-mm wide Cleartext windowed security thread with demetalized ECCB. Watermark: Queen Elizabeth II and electrotype ECCB. Printer: DE LA RUE. 145 x 70 mm. Paper.

1998 Issues

This note is like the preceding issue, but with a 1.2-mm wide Cleartext windowed security thread and gold foil flower on front, plus an abbreviated printer imprint and no frame at left on the back.

Description: 100.00 XCD – East Caribbean Dollar Size: 145 x 70 mm

Olive green, black, blue, and brown. Front: English text; fish; bar codes; Central Bank headquarters building; sea turtle; Queen Elizabeth II wearing Grand Duchess Vladimir’s tiara and Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee necklace; green-throated carib bird and gold foil flower patch. Back: English text; St. Lucian economist, Sir William Arthur Lewis; map of islands; silver compass rose; Central Bank headquarters building and fountain; Lesser Antillean Swift birds; fish. 1.2-mm wide Cleartext windowed security thread with demetalized ECCB. Watermark: Queen Elizabeth II. Printer: DE LA RUE. 145 x 70 mm. Paper.

1994 Issues

These Series 3 notes are like the preceding issues, but the backgrounds have been redesigned behind the denomination numerals and names on the front and back to make them stand out more clearly.

Description: 5.00 XCD – East Caribbean Dollar Size: 145 x 70 mm

Green, violet, and yellow. Front: English text; fish; bar codes; Central Bank headquarters building; sea turtle; Queen Elizabeth II wearing Grand Duchess Vladimir’s tiara and Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee necklace; green-throated carib bird and flowers. Back: English text; Admiral’s House in Antigua and Barbuda; map of islands; silver compass rose; Trafalgar Falls in Dominica; fish. Solid security thread with printed ECCB. Watermark: Queen Elizabeth II. Printer: THOMAS DE LA RUE AND COMPANY LIMITED.145 x 70 mm. Paper.

Description: 10.00 XCD – East Caribbean Dollar Size: 145 x 70 mm

Blue, green, orange, yellow, and red. Front: English text; fish; bar codes; Central Bank headquarters building; sea turtle; Queen Elizabeth II wearing Grand Duchess Vladimir’s tiara and Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee necklace; green-throated carib bird and flowers. Back: English text; Admiralty Bay in St. Vincent & The Grenadines; map of islands; silver compass rose; The Warspite schooner in Anguilla; brown pelican; fish. Solid security thread with printed ECCB. Watermark: Queen Elizabeth II. Printer: THOMAS DE LA RUE AND COMPANY LIMITED. 145 x 70 mm. Paper.

Description: 20.00 XCD – East Caribbean Dollar Size: 145 x 70 mm

Violet, blue, yellow, and orange. Front: English text; fish; bar codes; Central Bank headquarters building; sea turtle; Queen Elizabeth II wearing Grand Duchess Vladimir’s tiara and Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee necklace; green-throated carib bird and flowers. Back: English text; Government House building in Montserrat; map of islands; silver compass rose; hands harvesting nutmeg in Grenada; fish. Solid security thread with printed ECCB. Watermark: Queen Elizabeth II. Printer: THOMAS DE LA RUE AND COMPANY LIMITED. 145 x 70 mm. Paper.

Description: 50.00 XCD – East Caribbean Dollar Size: 145 x 70 mm

Blue, green, red, and yellow. Front: English text; fish; bar codes; Central Bank headquarters building; sea turtle; Queen Elizabeth II wearing Grand Duchess Vladimir’s tiara and Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee necklace; green-throated carib bird and flowers. Back: English text; Brimstone Hill fortress in St. Kitts; map of islands; silver compass rose; Les Pitons (volcanoes) in St. Lucia; sooty tern bird; fish. Solid security thread with printed ECCB. Watermark: Queen Elizabeth II. Printer: THOMAS DE LA RUE AND COMPANY LIMITED. 145 x 70 mm. Paper.

Description: 100.00 XCD – East Caribbean Dollar Size: 145 x 70 mm

Olive green, black, blue, and brown. Front: English text; fish; bar codes; Central Bank headquarters building; sea turtle; Queen Elizabeth II wearing Grand Duchess Vladimir’s tiara and Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee necklace; green-throated carib bird and flowers. Back: English text; St. Lucian economist, Sir William Arthur Lewis; map of islands; silver compass rose; Central Bank headquarters building and fountain; Lesser Antillean Swift birds; fish. Solid security thread with printed ECCB. Watermark: Queen Elizabeth II. Printer: THOMAS DE LA RUE AND COMPANY LIMITED. 145 x 70 mm. Paper.