The Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago has introduced a new $100 bill as legal tender.

The bank says the new banknote is based on a polymer substrate and has significantly enhanced security features.

The objectives were to improve the durability of the Caribbean country’s banknotes, upgrade the capacity to protect against forgery, and allow for easier tactile recognition by the visually impaired.

(Photo: The Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago)

The Central Bank says it intends to expand the range of polymer notes to the other denominations in 2020.

The new polymer $100 note will co-circulate with the existing paper-based $100 note remaining as legal tender until further notice.

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