Damaged Currency

Notes and coins that are impaired, diminished in size (otherwise than by fair wear and tear), mutilated, lightened, defaced by stamping, engraving, piercing, cutting or otherwise, are not legal tender. 

The Central Bank of Belize exchanges demonetized notes and other genuine Belize currency notes that are damaged or otherwise defective provided that:

  • The condition of the note is not as a result of deliberate action but by fair wear and tear
  • Notes are more than half of the original size with at least one serial number

Mutilated notes may be redeemed in person between the hours of 8:00am and 3:00pm Monday through Friday at the Central Bank of Belize. To redeem notes: