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East caribbean dollar

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  • Saint Kitts and Nevis, Federation
  • East caribbean dollar
  • Basseterre
  • of 269 sq. km
  • English (state)
  • KN (KNA) 659

The East caribbean dollar is in use in 7 countries entering into the Organization of the East Caribbean states (OECS). It - Antigua and Barbuda , Dominica, Grenada , Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and more on island Anguilla. The East caribbean dollar is equal to 100 cents. In circulation there are notes in nominal value 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 dollars.

The East caribbean dollar is entered on October, 6th, 1965 instead of West India dollar on a parity 1:1. The West India dollar was manufactured by originally private business banks, and since 1951 - Management of monetary circulation of the British Caribbean territories for Barbados, Guiana British, Trinidad and Tobago, Windward and Leeward Islands and had a solid parity with pound sterling - 4,80 West India, and after an east caribbean dollar for 1 pound sterling.

the Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis the Map of Saint Kitts and Nevis
the Arms of Saint Kitts and Nevis

Because on Trinidad and Tobago and in Guiana British (since 1966 - an independent state Guyana) have been created own issuing houses and currencies, in October, 1965 Management of monetary circulation of the British Caribbean territories has been reorganised in the East Caribbean management of monetary circulation. The east caribbean dollar gold content has been fixed IMF on October, 6th, 1965 in 0,518391 g of pure gold.

On March, 31st, 1974 from the East Caribbean management of monetary circulation There was Barbados. Since July, 7th, 1976 the solid parity is entered 2,7 east caribbean dollars = 1 US dollar. Since October, 1st, 1983 The East Caribbean management of monetary circulation is transformed in The East Caribbean central bank into which functions enters, besides issue of token moneys, rapprochement of a monetary policy of all exhibiting countries of the Caribbean community.

Face side of 5 east caribbean dollars
the Back of 5 east caribbean dollars

The Last letter in a note order number designates the country for which the this denomination has been printed:

A Antigua and Barbuda D Dominica
G Grenada K Saint Kitts and Nevis
L Saint Lucia M Montserrat
U Anguilla V Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Face side of 100 east caribbean dollars
the Back of 100 east caribbean dollars

It is updated 05.2012


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