Marina Burke is a walking history book and her home a most intriguing museum — but few things in her Harmony Hall, St. John home caught our attention like this Barbados dollar dated 1949.
A call for former Central Bank of Barbados PRO Carl Moore revealed it was one of the first $1 notes issued by the Colonial Bank, later Barclays Bank, after the island stopped using “pounds, shillings and pence”. One year later, however, the British Caribbean Currency Board came into being and started issuing its own notes in 1954. So, apparently, the retired nurse has a “true collector’s item”, one of hundreds of trinkets that would rival any commercial museum.
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