Barbados dollar

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Barbados dollar

The Barbados dollar, symbol "$" or "Bds $", is the national currency of Barbados. Your ISO 4217 code is "BBD". One dollar is divided into 100 cents (¢).

The Barbados dollar was created after the establishment of the Central Bank of Barbados (CBB), founded by Order of the Barbados Parliament in May 1972.

Prior to this, Barbados and other islands in the eastern Caribbean were under the authority of the East Caribbean Currency Authority (ECCA), whose currency was the Eastern Caribbean dollar.

Many of the coins in circulation in Barbados have been minted by the Royal Canadian Mint.

 

Barbados dollar banknotes and coins in circulation

The banknotes in circulation are 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 dollars.

As for the coins, you can find 1, 5, 10 and 25 cents and 1 dollar.

 

Did you know?

  • Barbados was Spanish from the Discovery of America, but in the seventeenth century, it passed into English hands, it has been independent since 1966, although the Head of State continues to be Queen Isabel II.
  • Barbados has baobab trees brought from Africa.
  • One of the most famous tourist destinations in Barbados is the Harrison's Cave, one of the geological wonders of the island born by the erosion of water in the middle of limestone rock.
  • In 2006 the smallest snake in the world was discovered on the island, with the finesse of a spaghetti and only 10 centimeters in length that reaches its adult age.

Symbol:

$, Bds

ISO:

BBD

Date of issue:

1972

Authority:

Central Bank of Barbados

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