Barbados banknotes 5 dollars banknote of 1939, King George VI.

Barbados currency 5 dollars banknote British West Indies Dollars
Barbados 5 dollars banknote, King George VI
BARBADOS 5 dollars
Bank notes of Barbados
Government of Barbados 5 dollars banknote, 1938 - 1943 issue
5 British West Indies Dollars = 1 Pound and 10 pence
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Obverse: Portrait of His Majesty King George VI in military uniform at right, Colonial Badge at left.

The Barbadian dollar has been the currency of Barbados since 1935. The first currency denominated in dollars to be issued in Barbados was in the form of private banknotes introduced in 1882. No subdivisions of the dollar were issued and these notes circulated alongside sterling, together with 1 pound notes issued by the government in 1917. From 1920, some of the private banknotes also carried a denomination in sterling, with 1 dollar = 4 shillings 2 pence.

Colonial Badge - British King in royal robes, and a trident in his hand; sitting in a shell chariot being drawn by two sea horses through foaming waters.