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100 Dollars 2009, Jamaica

in Krause book Number: 84d
Years of issue: 15.01.2009
Edition: 28 429 627
Signatures: Governor: Mr. Derick Milton Latibeaudiere
Serie: 2009 Issue
Specimen of: 15.01.2003
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 145 х 68
Printer: TDLR (Thomas de la Rue & Company), London

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100 Dollars 2009




Sir Donald Burns Sangster with the flower of Jacaranda mimosifolia and denomination 100.



100 Dollars 2009

Sir Donald Burns Sangster

Sir Donald Burns Sangster (26 October 1911 - 11 April 1967) was a Jamaican solicitor, politician and the second Prime Minister of Jamaica.

After graduating from Munro College, the outstanding sportsman began studies as a solicitor, but entered the field of politics before finishing his studies. After completing his studies in law, he was admitted to the Court of Judicature in August 1937. Sangster was elected a member of the House of Representatives in 1949 and the following year became Minister of Social Welfare under the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP). In that same year, Sangster became the party's first Deputy Leader and in 1953 was appointed Minister of Finance. When Jamaica became independent in 1962, Donald Sangster was again named Minister of Finance. In 1964, when Sir Alexander Bustamante, the then Prime Minister fell ill, Donald Sangster was asked to act in that position. He eventually led his party to win the general elections and in February 1967, became Prime Minister. Sangster's tenure as Prime Minister was, however, short-lived as he passed away two months later, on 11 April. During his political career, Sir Donald made considerable contribution to the Commonwealth, race relations and the principles of parliamentary government.

Centered, a little to the right, is the coat of arms of Jamaica.

coat of arms

The coat of arms was first granted to Jamaica in 1661. Designed by William Sandcroft, the then Archbishop of Canterbury, it shows a male and female Taino Indian standing on either side of the shield, which bears a red cross with five golden pineapples superimposed on it. The crest is a Jamaican crocodile surmounting the royal helmet and mantlings. The original Latin motto Indus Uterque Serviet Uni was changed to one in English: "Out of Many, One People" in 1962, the year of Jamaica's independence.

Jacaranda mimosifolia

In center are the map of Jamaica and Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia).

The Jacaranda family, native to South America, consists of more than fifty species, of which the J. mimosifolia is the most widely planted and admired. This deciduous tree grows very fast and likes fertile, sunny areas. It does not thrive well in heavy wet soils. The Jacaranda produces vivid lilac/purple-blue clusters of trumpet-shaped blossoms, which appear in the summer. The ferny leaves of the tree are reminiscent of those of the mimosa, thus its botanical name.

Blind feature: Two vertical lines on right side of note.

Blighia sapida

On the right side is the ackee, also known as achee, ackee apple or akee (Blighia sapida) is a member of the Sapindaceae (soapberry family), as are the lychee and the longan. It is native to tropical West Africa in Cameroon, Gabon, São Tomé and Príncipe, Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.

The scientific name honours Captain William Bligh who took the fruit from Jamaica to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, England in 1793 and introduced it to science. The common name is derived from the West African Akan akye fufo.

The fruit was imported to Jamaica from West Africa (probably on a slave ship) before 1778. Since then it has become a major feature of various Caribbean cuisines, and is also cultivated in tropical and subtropical areas elsewhere around the world.

Denominations in numerals are in all corners. Centered in words.


100 Dollars 2009

Dunn's River Falls

Dunn's River Falls is a famous waterfall near Ocho Rios, Jamaica and a major Caribbean tourist attraction that receives thousands of visitors each year.

Dunn’s River Falls are fed by spring water, which is rich with calcium carbonate and is depositing travertine. Such waterfalls are described by geologists as "a living phenomenon" because they are continuously rebuilt by the sediments in spring water.

They were used for location footage in the first James Bond film "Dr. No", in 1962, where Bond (played by Sean Connery) and Honey Ryder (Ursula Andress) are in the river.

On the left side is again the ackee.

Denominations in numerals are in all corners. Centered, lower, in words.


The signature on banknote belongs to:

Derik Milton Latibeaudiere

Governor of the Bank of Jamaica Mr. Derik Milton Latibeaudiere.

Hon. Derick Milton Latibeaudiere, OJ is the former governor of Jamaica's central bank, the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ). He took office as governor of the bank on 1 April 1996 and is the first member of the Bank' s staff to have been appointed to this position. Latibeaudiere also serves as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Bank of Jamaica and is Jamaica's Alternate Governor to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He resigned as governor on 30 October 2009.

In August 2008 information surfaced that Governor Latibeaudiere borrowed 51 million Jamaican dollars from the central bank to construct a house and furnish and landscape the grounds. The scandal began when it was brought to light that there was no evidence that the loan had been properly collaterised.

Latibeaudiere also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Sugar Company of Jamaica (SCJ)[3] and its subsidiary companies. He is a member of the Board of the Jamaica Deposit Insurance Corporation (JDIC) and was appointed Special Advisor on Racing to Jamaica's Minister of Finance and Planning. Latibeaudiere also served as director of the country's national airline, Air Jamaica.