As the first notes within the Caribbean-Latin America region to be issued on Landqart’s Durasafe® composite substrate, incorporating micro-optics technologies from Crane Currency, the new Bahamas $50 and $100 also represent world firsts. Casting a challenge to the industry, the Central Bank of The Bahamas set the bar high, asking for a novel combination of state-of-the-art technologies. Deceptively simple in concept, the solutions for each note were not intuitive, committing all parties involved to close collaboration and development. The end result has demonstrated the remarkable versatility of the Durasafe® platform to exploit individual features to their full potential. Benefitting the central bank with a unique approach to elevating both security and durability, the new designs also reward cash handlers with intuitive, simple, and reliable authentication.