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Image of Queen Elizabeth II to be Removed from Eastern Caribbean Dollar 

by Karen Rollins Aug 16, 2023

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New image for EC currency

The Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) is asking the public for input on the image that should replace the late Queen Elizabeth II on Eastern Caribbean currency. 

At its 105th meeting on 21 July in St Vincent and the Grenadines, the Monetary Council made the historic decision to remove the likeness of Queen Elizabeth II from ECCB banknotes and approved a proposal to use the logo of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) instead. 

In a statement, the ECCB said the logo was suggested because it features all eight member countries of the ECCU and is a “holistic reflection” of the union. 

The logo, which was originally designed by Dennis Richards from St Kitts and Nevis and later reproduced with added colour by Marijka Grey, shows the flags of the ECCU member countries encircling the logo of the ECCB.

The public is invited to comment on the new image and offer suggestions for alternatives or additional images for use on the EC currency. The consultation period will end on 31 December 2023. 

Recommendations can be sent by direct message to the ECCB Connects Facebook Page, or by email to [email protected]

The Monetary Council will make a final decision on the new look for the EC currency by February 2024.

Sources: ECCB-CentralBank.org and the Antigua Observer