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5 Dollars 2013, Barbados

in Krause book Number: 74
Years of issue: 02.05.2013
Edition: 2 504 306
Signatures: Governor: Dr. DeLisle Worrell (2009 - 2017)
Serie: 2013 Issue
Specimen of: 02.05.2013
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 150 x 65
Printer: De la Rue currency,Loughton

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Sir Frank Mortimer Maglinne Worrell, denomination 5 and cornerstones.

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Frank Worrell

Sir Frank Mortimer Maglinne Worrell (1 August 1924, Saint Michael, Barbados – 13 March 1967, Kingston, Jamaica), sometimes referred to by his nickname of Tae, was a West Indies cricketer and Jamaican senator. A stylish right-handed batsman and useful left-arm seam bowler, he became famous in the 1950s as the first black captain of the West Indies cricket team. Along with Everton Weekes and Clyde Walcott, he formed what was known as "The Three Ws" of the West Indian cricket. He was the first of the two batsmen to have been involved in two 500-run partnerships in first-class cricket, the latter being Ravindra Jadeja.

coat

In top left corner is the coat of arms.

The coat of arms of Barbados was adopted on 14 February 1966 by royal warrant of Queen Elizabeth II. The coat of arms of Barbados was presented by the Queen to the President of the Senate, Sir Grey Massiah. Like other former British possessions in the Caribbean, the coat of arms has a helmet with a national symbol on top, and a shield beneath that is supported by two animals.

The arms were designed by Neville Connell, for many years curator of the Barbados Museum, with artistic assistance by Hilda Ince.

The national symbol found on top of the helmet for Barbados is the fist of a Barbadian holding two stalks of sugar cane, that are crossed to resemble St. Andrew's Cross. This is representative of the importance of the sugar industry as well as Barbados celebrating its national independence day on St. Andrew's Day.

The shield is gold in colour. Upon it are a pair of the national flower, known as the Pride of Barbados, and a single bearded fig tree (Ficus citrifolia). The shield is supported by a dolphin fish and a pelican. They stand for the fishing industry and Pelican Island, respectively.

At the bottom is Barbados' national motto ("Pride and Industry") on a scroll.

On background and as seen-through image are the tridents.

The trident symbol was taken from Barbados' colonial badge, where the trident of Poseidon is shown with Britannia holding it. The broken lower part symbolizes a symbolic break from its status as a colony. The three points of the trident represent the three principles of democracy: 1) government of the people, 2) government for the people, and 3) government by the people.

map

On background is the map of Barbados.

Denominations in numerals are in top left and lower right corners, in words centered.

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3Ws Oval

The 3Ws Oval is named in memory of three great Barbadian and West Indian cricketers - Sir Frank Worrell, Sir Clyde Walcott and Sir Everton Weekes.

Being one of the latest additions to Barbados' cricket grounds, local and regional matches along with warm up matches for touring teams are hosted here. Four warm up matches in the 2007 World Cup were also held here, since the sporting facility was developed to international standards.

The state-of-the-art facility can hold approximately 700 seated spectators and also features an indoor cricket school with practice nets.

On the eastern end of the ground (up a slight incline) is the West Indies Cricket Walk of Fame. This leads to the gravesites of Sir Frank Worrell and Sir Clyde Walcott and a lifelike bust of Sir Frank.

An imposing statue of cricket stumps with bails overlooks the Oval and leaves no-one in doubt as to the purpose of this ground. When a match is playing the Oval is alive with excitement however it can also be a very quiet and peaceful place, especially in the early morning and when classes are not in session. Then, it is a place for reflection on the lives of three great cricketers and gentlemen and reminds us of the importance of the game of cricket to Barbados and to all the people of the West Indies.

The 3Ws Pavilion is a two-story building which compliments the lush grounds of the Oval, housing players, dignitaries and other spectators. Upon entering the facility, persons are greeted with various photos of historical cricketing moments decorating the walls.

On the ground floor, cricketers take advantage of two spacious, fully-equipped dressing rooms which include lockers and bathrooms, and can sit comfortably as they encourage their teammates. A capacity of approximately 80 persons can be accommodated in the standard fold-out plastic seating downstairs and a bit more in the balcony just above.

Upstairs, the Pavilion features a secretariat, a bar and kitchenette for entertaining guests and an open air-conditioned space which can be used for press conferences or as a dance floor for social events. The open area leads out to a breezy balcony which was named after Floyd Reifer for his contribution to UWI Cricket. (www.cavehill.uwi.edu)

Denominations in numerals are in top corners, in words - at the bottom.

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