FAQs

Issuer of Banknotes and Coins

What should I do if I have a counterfeit banknote or suspect a banknote to be counterfeit?

If you have determined that you have a counterfeit banknote, you should contact the Commercial Crime Section of the Criminal Investigation Department, Royal Bahamas Police Force at 322-4191. If you suspect a banknote to be counterfeit, you should contact the Cash Services Centre at the Central Bank of The Bahamas at telephone numbers: 302-2731 or 302-2732. A representative in that centre will route you to a banknote expert, who will help you determine if the banknote is counterfeit.


  1. Where are Bahamian banknotes and coins printed and minted?
  2. How is currency placed into circulation?
  3. What are the factors influencing the volume of banknotes in circulation?
  4. Can I reproduce a banknote for advertising or information purposes?
  5. Does the Bank still issue the $1/2 and $3 banknotes and the 15-cent coin?
  6. What should I do if I have a counterfeit banknote or suspect a banknote to be counterfeit?
  7. Can I be reimbursed for a counterfeit banknote?
  8. Are torn banknotes legal tender and, in addition to multilated banknotes, are they redeemable? If so, what should I do?


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