The Eastern Caribbean Central Union (ECCU) council members voted in a historic decision to remove Queen Elizabeth II’s image from the Eastern Caribbean Dollar, bringing an end to a decades-long era.
The decision was made at the 105th Monetary Council Meeting on July 21, 2023, in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
The ECCU emblem will now replace the late Queen’s image, which has been a symbol on British banknotes and coins for years. This shift, however, will not be instantaneous. The ECCB has announced a thorough public consultation process that will span through December 31, 2023.
The ECCB will encourage members of the public to offer their thoughts and views on the plan to replace Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait with their logo during this time. Other recommendations are also welcome by the institution.