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100 Dollars 2011, Jamaica

in Krause book Number: 84
Years of issue: 15.01.2011
Edition: 66 800 701
Signatures: Governor: Mr. Brian Winter
Serie: 2003 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 2011

Description

Watermark:

watermark

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

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100 Dollars 2011

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.

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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.

Comments:

The signature on banknote belongs to:

governor

Governor of the Bank of Jamaica Mr. Brian Winter.

Brian Wynter, was appointed Governor of the Bank of Jamaica as of 23 November 2009. As Governor, he is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank.

Born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1959, Mr. Wynter graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 1981 with a BSc (Economics) honours degree. He received the Graduate Diploma in Law from The City University, London and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1983 after completing the professional qualifying examinations at the Inns of Court School of Law, London. He was enrolled as an attorney in the Supreme Court of Judicature, Jamaica in 1990. Mr. Wynter is also the holder of a masters degree specialising in international economics from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, New York, which he received in 1985.

Before returning to Jamaica in 1988, Mr. Wynter worked with Chase Investment Bank and Schroder Wertheim International Company, both in New York. In Jamaica, he first worked with National investment Bank of Jamaica (NIBJ) as Director of Investment, next with Mutual Security Merchant Bank as Senior General Manager before moving in 1991 to Citibank, NA, where he spent the next four years as Vice President.

Mr. Wynter was Deputy Governor of the Bank of Jamaica, with responsibility for Banking and Market Operations, from September 1995 until his appointment as Technical Advisor to the Minister of Finance in November 1999. In August 2001, Mr. Wynter was appointed the first Executive Director of the then newly-established Financial Services Commission and served in that capacity until December 2007 when he left to join the Caribbean Regional Technical Assistance Centre (CARTAC) in Barbados as Capital Markets/Financial Sector Advisor.