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BERMUDA Banknotes, 1880's - Present Issues

BERMUDA

History: GBR colony 22.3.1612; self-government 8.6.1968; independence referendum defeated 15.8.1995
GBR currency until 1914; CAN Halifax Merchant Bank from 1883-89 ; BMU 1914 to present
The first banknotes attributable to Bermuda were thought to be issued in 1880's

FOREIGN BANK ISSUES

Copyrighted Image Protected - Write For Permission
N.1, P.UNL  £1 1 Shilling on 5 Dollars

ND( 1880's) old date 1.7.1880
   AB
Copyrighted Image Protected - Write For Permission
Back   [CAN  P.S1184] 1
Imprint: American Bank Note Co. N.Y. (ABNC)

Bermuda Government


N.5P, P.UNL  1 Pound Hamilton 2.11.1914 Series D
Unadopted design or colours
   AB
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Back   Unadopted Colour
Imprint: American Bank Note Company Ottawa, Canada
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N.7P, P.UNL  1 Pound Hamilton 2.12.1914
Unadopted Colours
   AB
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Back   Unadopted Colour
Imprint: American Bank Note Company Ottawa, Canada

N.10P, P.1P  1 Pound Hamilton 2.12.1914
Proof on Card, adopted colours    AB

Back
Adopted colours

N.10, P.1  1 Pound Hamilton 2.12.1914
 No. 002942
   AB

Back
 

N.10, P.1  1 Pound Hamilton 2.12.1914
No. 004474
   AB

Back
 
P.2  2 Shillings 6 Pence 1.8.1920 Images Needed

P.3b  5 Shillings ND(1935)

Imprint: Thomas de la Rue - London (TdlR)   AB

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P.4  10 Shillings 1920, 1935 Images Needed
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P.5  1 Dollar 30.9.1927
Imprint: Waterloo & Son - London (W&S)   AB
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P.6 - P.7 Images Needed
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P.8a  5 Shillings 12.5.1937    BV
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P.9 Images Needed
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P.10b  10 Shilling 12.5.1937    PNC
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P.11  1 Pound 12.5.1937
Imprint: Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co. (BWC)   AB
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P.12 - P.13 Images Needed
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P.14  5 Shillings 17.2.1947    BV
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P.15 Images Needed
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P.16  £1 17.2.1947    BV
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P.17 Images Needed
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P.18a  5 Shillings 20.10.1952 *   CL1
Imprint: Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co. (BWC)
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P.19b  10 Shillings 1.5.1957    BV
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P.20a  1 Pound 20.10.1952
Prefix E/I  *   CL1
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Imprint: Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co. (BWC)
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P.20c  £1 1.5.1957
Prefix L/2     BV
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P.21 - P.22  £5 - £10 1952-56 Images Needed
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'P.23a  1 Dollar 6.2.1970    TH
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P.24 - P.27  $5 - $50  6.2.1970 Images Needed

Bermuda Monetary Authority

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P.32as  50 Dollars 1.5.1974   AB
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P.33 - P.77  $20 - $100  1982-89 Images Needed
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P.38  50 Dollars 20.2.1989    OY
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P.39 - P.42  $10 - $100  1989-97 Images Needed
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P.43b  20 Dollars 13.5.1999    OY
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P.44 - P.54  $5 - $100  1992-2000 Images Needed
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P.55a  100 Dollars 24.5.2000    OY
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P.55 - P.56  $100 - $50  2000-03 Images Needed
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P. New  50 Dollars 7.5.2007    OY
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Commemorative Issues

This series features local scenes, flora and fauna with a new hibiscus watermark. The notes celebrate the 400th anniversary of Bermuda’s settlement by Sir George Somers as well as the 40th anniversary of the Bermuda Monetary Authority.
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P.57  2 Dollars 1.1.2009 *  vertical display   CL1
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Back  vertical display
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P.58  5 Dollars 1.1.2009 *  vertical display   CL1
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Back   vertical display
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P.59  10 Dollars 1.1.2009 *  vertical display   CL1
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Back   vertical display
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P.60  20 Dollars 1.1.2009 *  vertical display   CL1
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Back   vertical display
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P.61  50 Dollars 1.1.2009 *  vertical display   CL1
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Back   vertical display
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P.62  100 Dollars 1.1.2009 *  vertical display   CL1
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Back   vertical display
Later Issues Images Needed
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BACKGROUNDER
1   The Merchant Bank was founded in Canada in 1864 and later chartered as The Merchant Bank of Halifax in 1869.
It began operating an agent branch in Hamilton, Bermuda starting in March 1882. N.A. Butterfield & Son acted as the banks agent in Bermuda from 1882 until 1889 when the operation was sold to The Bank of Bermuda, Ltd.

During the period of operation it is known that Canada P.S1184  5 Dollars was overprinted for use in Bermuda and valued at 1 Guinea. No other foreign banknote issues have been reported and only SPECIMENS are known.

The Merchant Bank of Halifax became the Royal Bank of Canada in 1901.

Bermuda modern issues (1970 on) are displayed with the addition of the words SPECIMEN in black as required by the central bank.

This designation does not indicate that these notes are SPECIMEN's as normally known by collectors but is required to conform to the permission letter we received from the central bank, The Bermuda Monetary Authority.

Banknotes with red SPECIMEN overprints are normal SPECIMEN notes as known by collectors.


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

CL1  We gratefully acknowledge collector CL1 for these images.

AB   We gratefully acknowledge AB for these images.
 

 TH    We gratefully acknowledge Tod Hunt  for submitting these images.
 

OY  We gratefully acknowledge Ömer Yalcinkaya for providing these images.

PNC    We gratefully acknowledge the P. Neumann Collection for these images.

BV 
  We gratefully acknowledge BV for these images.