2003 Issue

The Central Bank of Belize enhances the security features of its banknotes to make them more secure against advancing technologies.

In 2003 the Central Bank of Belize upgraded its family of banknotes. In this issue, three security features were enhanced to make the notes more secure against advancing technologies and more easily recognizable as genuine.  One such feature, the "periwinkle intaglio overprint", only appears on the $100 note.  The other enhancements, such as the wider security thread and the denominational electrotype (under the watermark), appear on all denominations.