Swaziland issues new 100- and 200-emalangeni notes

These 100- and 200-lilangeni notes were issued to commemorate the 40th birthday of King Mswati III (born 19.04.1968). They are the first notes in the world to use intaglio halftone technology, creating photo-like portraits.



100 emalangeni (US$10)
Brown. Front: Shield and spears; King Mswati III; Parliament House building in Lobamba; coat of arms with lion, shield, and elephant; The King’s 40th Birthday text. Back: Bank seal; rock formation; 40th Independence Anniversary text. Holographic stripe. Solid security thread with demetalized CENTRAL BANK OF SWAZILAND. Watermark: Shield and spears. Printer: GIESECKE & DEVRIENT - GERMANY. 157 x 70 mm. 19.4.2008. Signature 10b. Introduced 05.09.2008.


200 emalangeni (US$20)
Green. Front: Shield and spears; King Mswati III; Parliament House building in Lobamba; coat of arms with lion, shield, and elephant; THE KING’S 40TH BIRTHDAY text. Back: Bank seal; straw huts; 40TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY text. Holographic stripe. Solid security thread with demetalized CENTRAL BANK OF SWAZILAND. Watermark: Shield and spears. Printer: GIESECKE & DEVRIENT - GERMANY. 160 x 70 mm. 19.4.2008. Signature 10b. Introduced 05.09.2008.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.