Suriname new 20- and 50-dollar notes confirmed

On 22 November 2010, the Central Bank of Suriname issued new 20- and 50-dollar (US$7.25 and $18.20, respectively) notes dated 1 SEPTEMBER 2010 with the following improved security features:

  • The notes now have a holographic strip at right front.
  • An electrotype CBvS has been added to the watermark.
  • The signature of the previous president of the Central Bank, Andre Telting, is no longer on the bottom but on top of the note, just below the serial number.
  • The serial number itself is more up and moved more toward the center.
  • The bank logo at upper right front has been added as a registration device.
  • A color-shifting windowed security thread with demetalized SRD.
  • A protective varnish to increase durability.
  • The denomination numerals on the back are shaped differently.


20 dollars
Blue and purple. Front: Coat of arms; bank headquarters building at the Waterkant in Paramaribo; Passiflora edulis (passion fruit) flowers; bank logo registration device. Back: Bank logo registration device; Rhizophora mangle (red mangrove) tree; Voltzberg dome mountain with waterfalls. Holographic stripe. Windowed security thread with demetalized SRD. Watermark: Bank headquarters and electrotype CBvS. Printer: Unknown. 140 x 70 mm.


50 dollars
Brown and green. Front: Coat of arms; bank headquarters building at the Waterkant in Paramaribo; bougainvillea flowers; bank logo registration device. Back: Bank logo registration device; Ceiba pentandra (Java cotton or kapok) tree; Mount Kasikasima. Holographic stripe. Windowed security thread with demetalized SRD. Watermark: Bank headquarters and electrotype CBvS. Printer: Unknown. 140 x 70 mm.

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Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Richard Castedo.