Botswana's new 100-pula note defective


On 3 September 2009, the Bank of Botswana acknowledged that a small number of the new 100-pula (US$14.95) notes have been issued with a thin plastic layer over the holographic stripe. The plastic, which should have been removed by the printer during manufacturing, can be peeled off the note, removing part of the word Botswana in the process. The affected banknotes remain legal tender.