Found in the southern Caribbean Sea is the Island nation- Trinidad and Tobago. Trinidad was originally inhabited by indigenous people and later became a colony for Spain. Trinidad and Tobago have two main islands and 21 smaller islands. Something fun I learned about this country is that it is the birthplace of the game of Limbo.

The note this week is Trinidad and Tobago’s 1 Dollar pnew BNB236a 2021. This is a red colored polymer banknote with English text. On the front are images of two Scarlet ibis birds and the coat of arms. The back shows Eric Williams Financial Complex and Red House which is the parliament building. This banknote does not have a watermark.

Trinidad and Tobago’s coat of arms was adopted in 1962. The shield shows two hummingbirds above three sailing ships. Above the shield is a golden helmet with a golden ship’s wheel. Behind them is a coconut palm and a wreath. On the sides of the shield are two birds supporting. On the right is a Cocrico which is the national bird of Tobago, and on the left is a Scarlet ibis, the national bird of Trinidad. At the bottom is the motto: Together we aspire, Together we achieve.”

As the name suggests, Scarlet ibis birds are a bright red color. Juvenile birds have a grey and brown color, but their diet of red crustaceans changes their coloring. It is a medium sized shorebird and has been given a protected species status. The Scarlet Ibis is about two feet tall and has a rather long beak that helps them forage for food. These tropical birds call the Caribbean and South America their home.

This brightly colored banknote displays Trinidad and Tobago’s coat of arms, Scarlet ibis birds and the parliament building in the Port of Spain. The current price for this note is $1.75, 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: Trinidad and Tobago

Denomination: 1 Dollar

Pick #: New

Banknote Book #: 236a

Grade: UNC

Year: 2020

Coloration: Red

Depictions: Two Scarlet Ibis Birds; Crest; Eric Williams Financial Complex in Port of Spain: Red House (Parliament building)

Note Size: 6 1/4″ x 2 1/2″

Continent: North and Central America

Watermark: Polymer window