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Banknotes In the 20th century, its pound notes were issued in all denominations (and the only coins used were UK ones). In 1970, the government introduced dollar notes in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 dollars. From 1974, the Bermuda Monetary Authority took over paper money production, introducing 100 dollar notes in 1982 and 2 dollars in 1988, when the 1 dollar was replaced by a coin. 1970 dollar notes are all printed with Bermuda Government across the top. Later notes substitute Bermuda Monetary Authority. All of the "legacy" banknotes were withdrawn from circulation on 1 January 2014, but still able to be exchanged for new banknotes for 10 years.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> Including the original 1970 series, all horizontal-style banknotes will be phased out in favor of the vertical, 2009 series.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=pressrelease |type=Press release }}</ref>

2000 series
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Image Value Dimensions<ref name="BMA 1992">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation CitationClass=web

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Obverse Reverse Obverse Reverse Watermark First printing Withdrawal
50 [1] [2] $2 140 × 68 mm Blue and green on multicolour Elizabeth II and seahorse Map of Bermuda and Royal Naval Dockyard Tuna fish 24 May 2000 1 January 2014
51 [3] [4] $5 Purple and burgundy on multicolour Elizabeth II and Conch shell St. David's Lighthouse and town of St. George's
52 [5] [6] $10 Dark blue and mauve on multicolour Elizabeth II and Oleander flowers Flatt's Inlet, cahow, and seashell
53 [7] [8] $20 Green and red on multicolour Elizabeth II and Burnaby House Ely's Harbour and Somerset Bridge
54 100px $50 Bluish black, red and brown on multicolour Elizabeth II and Commissioner's House Map of Bermuda and Scuba divers exploring shipwreck
55 [9] [10] $100 Red-orange and brown on multicolour Elizabeth II and Bermudiana flowers House of Assembly of Bermuda and Camden House
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Commemorative series
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Image Value Dimensions<ref name="BMA 1992"/> Main colour Description<ref name="BMA 1992"/>{{#invoke:Footnotes|sfn}} Date of
Obverse Reverse Obverse Reverse Watermark Printing Withdrawal
40 [11] [12] $50 140 × 68 mm Multicolour Elizabeth II and Commissioner's House
Christopher Columbus Quincentenary 1492–1992
Map of Bermuda and scuba divers exploring shipwreck Tuna fish 12 October 1992 1 January 2014
46 [13] [14] $100 Elizabeth II and Bermudiana flowers
25th Anniversary Bermuda Monetary Authority 1969–1994
House of Assembly of Bermuda and Camden House 20 February 1994
47 [15] [16] $20 Elizabeth II and Burnaby House
To commemorate the opening of the 'Burnaby House' by the Bermuda Monetary Authority
Ely's Harbour and Somerset Bridge 17 January 1997
56 [17] [18] $50 Elizabeth II and Commissioner's House
To Commemorate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II 1953–2003
Map of Bermuda and scuba divers exploring shipwreck 2 June 2003
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Redesign

In 2008, it was announced that banknotes would be redesigned in celebration of Bermuda's 400th anniversary, the first redesign since the launch of the dollar.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> The new designs were described as "distinctly Bermudian",<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }} </ref> with Queen Elizabeth II being relegated to a minor position,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> using a royal effigy by Machin.<ref>Julia Lee, Stamp Magazine #75-11, November 2009, page 28, confirmed by pictures of the notes reproduced on "Bermuda issues new note series", Banknote News, March 28, 2009, retrieved October 7, 2009.</ref> They feature themes and scenes of maritime Bermuda, and like their predecessors are coloured by value. The serial number prefix on the first million notes is that of a Bermuda onion; subsequent notes will bear a conventional prefix. The series was issued on 9 March 2009.<ref name="release">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=pressrelease |type=Press release }}</ref> The Bermuda Monetary Authority was awarded "Bank Note of the Year" by the International Banknote Society for the design of the new $2 banknote.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> The 2009-series $50 banknote was modified in August 2012 to depict the correct species of longtail native to Bermuda.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref>

2009 series
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Image Value Dimensions{{#invoke:Footnotes|sfn}} Main Colour Description{{#invoke:Footnotes|sfn}} Date of
Obverse Reverse Obverse Reverse Watermark First printing Issue
57 [19] [20] $2 140 × 68 mm Turquoise Bluebird (Sialia sialis) Dockyard Clock Tower and statue of Neptune Hibiscus flower 1 January 2009 9 March 2009<ref name="release"/>
58 [21] [22] $5 Pink Blue marlin (Makaira nigricans) Horseshoe Bay Beach and Somerset Bridge
59 [23] [24] $10 Purple Blue angelfish (Holacanthus bermudensis) Deliverance and Commissioner's House
60 [25] [26] $20 Green Whistling frog Gibbs Hill Lighthouse and St. Mark's Church
61 [27] [28] $50 Yellow Longtail (Phaethon) St. Peter's Church
62 [29] [30] $100 Red Red cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) House of Assembly of Bermuda
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Originally depicted the red-billed tropicbird erroneously, changed to the indigenous white-tailed tropicbird in 2012.
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