Nepal new 500-rupee note confirmed

500 rupees (US$6.50)
Like Pick 65, but without rhododendron printed atop watermark (unknown; presumably not King Gyanendra), and new signature (Deependra Bahadur Chhettri). Introduced 20.09.2009. Reportedly printed in France.

A new 1,000-rupee note is expected in December. Presumably it will be like Pick 66, but again without the rhododendron printed atop watermark.

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Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Shankar Shrestha.