This week we are featuring a banknote from the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic is located in the Caribbean and shares an island with Haiti. This Caribbean nation was the first permanent European settlement in the Americas. With its beautiful beaches and rainforests, it has become a popular tourist destination.

Our banknote this week is Dominican Republic 1 Peso p126e 1988. This is a paper note with Spanish text. On the front of the note are Mahogany flowers, bank seal, and Juan Pablo Duarte. The back of the note displays a sugar refinery, trucks, ships at Rio Haina, and the coat of arms. This banknote does not have a watermark.

Juan Pablo Duarte image can be seen on the front of this banknote. He was a writer, military leader and politician. He was one of the founding fathers of the Dominican Republic, and was given the name Father of the Nation. He also designed the Dominican Republic’s flag. Duarte along with a few other military leaders led the revolt against Haiti in 1844 which led to the Dominican Republic claiming its independence. After Duarte refused to become president, one of the other military leaders gained control of the Dominican Republic, and Duarte was sent into exile. Duarte died in exile in 1876, but his body was exhumed and brought back to the Dominican Republic in 1884 and given a burial with full honors.

The Dominican Republic’s coat of arms shows a shield that is quartered similar to the colors of the flag. In the center of the shield is a bible with a golden cross above it. Surrounding the shield on the left is a laurel branch, and on the right is a palm frond. Above the shield is a ribbon with the words “Dios, Patria, Libertad” which mean “God, Motherland, Liberty.” Below the shield is a banner that says “Republica Dominicana” that translates to the “Dominican Republic.” Additionally, the coat of arms can be seen on the Dominican Republic’s flag.

This nice looking 1 Peso banknote is from 1988. It displays flowers, Juan Pablo Duarte, sugar refinery, and coat of arms. This banknote is our current featured note and will be offered at a discounted price for a limited time. The current price for this note is $5.95, but it is subject to change. To see more about this note or other notes like it, head to our website.

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Country: Dominican Republic
Denomination: 1 Pesos
Pick #: 126e
Banknote Book #: 647e
Year: 1988
Grade: UNC
Other Info: Prefix/Suffix H/U to M/T (please check if you need specific letters on this pick)
Coloration: Brown
Depictions: JP Duarte; Sugar Refinery; Ships
Note Size: 6″ x 2 3/4″
Continent: North and Central America
Watermark: None Discernible