Swaziland new 100- and 200-emalangeni confirmed


B36 (PNL): 100 emalangeni (US$14.70)
Brown. Front: King Mswati III; coat of arms with lion, shield, and elephant; green-to-blue OVI shield and spears. Back: Elephant, rhinoceros, lion, flowers, and bird; bank seal. Green-to-pink windowed security thread with demetalized CENTRAL BANK OF SWAZILAND. Watermark: King Mswati III and electrotype 100. Printer: GIESECKE & DEVRIENT - GERMANY. 157 x 70 mm. 6.9.2010. Signature 10b. Intro: 01.11.2010.


B37 (PNL): 200 emalangeni (US$29.40)
Green. Front: King Mswati III; coat of arms with lion, shield, and elephant; green-to-blue OVI shield and spears. Back: Straw huts; two goats; warrior; rock formation; bank seal. Green-to-pink windowed security thread with demetalized CENTRAL BANK OF SWAZILAND. Watermark: King Mswati III and electrotype 200. Printer: GIESECKE & DEVRIENT - GERMANY. 160 x 70 mm.
6.9.2010. Signature 10b. Intro: 2011.

Central Bank of Swaziland Governor, Mr. Martin G. Dlamini has announced that the new series of banknotes with upgraded security features will be released to the public on the 1st November 2010.

The Governor stated that although all the banknotes have been upgraded (E10, E20, E50, E100 and E200), the denominations will be released at intervals of six months, starting with the E100 (One Hundred Emalangeni).

“It is important to clarify from the onset that the new banknotes will be used together with the old notes,” he said.

The Governor further explained that banknote security technology had advanced significantly since the issuing of the current series of notes in 1999. “In addition to ensuring that these banknotes are produced with the best technology in line with the highest international standards, we have also ensured that the new notes are a creative expression of our heritage as a nation,” he said. “We gave a lot of thought to making our new printed currency one that we can all identify with as a reflection of our own lives.”

The Governor appealed to the public to familiarize themselves with the new notes by paying close attention to the security features. “We encourage you to know and understand your money so that you can trust it,” he said.

Click here to download the bank’s official brochure describing these two new notes.

Courtesy of Ny Andry Ranaivosolo, Hermann Huber, and Leszek Porowski.