The dollar is the official currency in Barbados since 1935, when the Barbadian government-issued paper money denominated in dollars. This currency replaced the East Caribbean dollar, and notes were introduced in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 20 and 100 dollars. The 1 dollar was discontinued, and the 2 dollars note introduced in 1980, followed by a 50 dollars note in 1989. A new notes design was issued in 2013.
Currently are circulating banknotes with denominations of 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 dollars.
The 20 Dollars note front features Samuel Jackman Prescod (1806 – 1871), who was became the first person of African descent to be elected to the Parliament of Barbados in 1843. The reverse note side has the Parliament building, Bridgetown. This note is part of the 2013 – 2017 series and, its color is light and dark purple on multicolor underprint. (150 x 65 mm)
Text: Twenty Dollars, Central Bank Of Barbados, This Notes Are Legal Tender For The Payment Of Any Amount, $20 Twenty Dollars, Governor, Samuel Jackman Prescod, Parliament building, Bridgetown, De la Rue, Bridgetown, 20.