Maldives

Maldives announces design competition for new note series


According to a press release dated 3 September 2014, the Maldives Monetary Authority is calling for designs of a new note series with new designs and modern security features. The door is now open for all Maldivian nationals to submit sketches/designs for the new note series. The submission deadline is 30 October 2014.

Courtesy of AIdan Work.

Maldives new sig/date (02.01.2013) 100-rufiyaa note confirmed



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On 22 October 2013, the Maldives Monetary Authority issued a new 100-rufiyaa note like MMA B14, but with enhanced security features, including Cornerstone watermarks, electrotype 100 watermark, and 3-mm wide red-to-green color-changing windowed security thread with demetalized 100 MMA and decoractive pattern. The new notes bear the signature of Governor Dr. Fazeel Najeeb and the date 20 Safar 1434/2 January 2013. The bank's pamphlet describing this note indicates the denomination was last printed in 2004, but the only known dates are 1995/AH1416 and 2000/AH1421.

Courtesy of Alexander Petrov, Peter Cin, and Aidan Work.

Maldives new sig/date (2011) 5-rufiyaa note confirmed


5 rufiyaa (US$0.35), 2011. Like MMA B10 (P18), but new signature and new date.

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Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (www.banknoten.de).

Maldives new sig/date (2008) 50-rufiyaa note confirmed


50 rufiyaa (US$3.25), 2008. Like MMA B13 (P21), but new signature and new date.

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Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (www.banknoten.de).

Maldives chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

Maldives

The Maldives chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$4.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

This 8-page catalog covers every note (60 types and varieties, including 13 notes unlisted in the SCWPM) issued by the The Government of the Maldives from 1947 to 1980, and the Maldives Monetary Authority from 1983 to present day. Revised 23 September 2012.

Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and background information, full-color images, and accurate valuations. The Banknote Book also features:
  • Sharp color images of note’s front and back without overlap
  • Face value or date of demonetization if no longer legal tender
  • Specific identification of all vignette elements
  • Security features described in full
  • Printer imprint reproduced exactly as on note
  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Red stars highlight the many notes missing from the SCWPM
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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Maldives new date (29.12.2008) 20-rufiyaa note confirmed


20 rufiyaa (US$1.55), 2008/AH1430. Like Pick 20, but new date (29.12.2008) and new signature (unknown).

Courtesy of Rui Manuel Palhares.

Maldives new date (1998) 10-rufiyaa variety confirmed


The SCWPM lists two date varieties for the 10-rufiyaa from Maldives (Pick 19): 1998 and 2006. As it turns out, there are actually two varieties dated 1998. The difference is that the first variety has the printer imprint of DE LA RUE at bottom center on back, whereas the second variety is without the imprint, as is the 2006 note. The transition from with to without imprint appears to take place between serial number prefixes C and D, although this has not been confirmed.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Maldives new date (2000) 5-rufiyaa variety confirmed


The SCWPM lists three date varieties for the 5-rufiyaa from Maldives (Pick 18): 1998, 2000, and 2006. As it turns out, there are actually two varieties dated 2000. The difference is that the first variety has the printer imprint of DE LA RUE at bottom center on back, as does the 1998 note, whereas the second variety is without the imprint, as is the 2006 note. The transition from with to without imprint appears to take place between serial number prefixes E and F, although this has not been confirmed.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Maldives new date (01.07.2006) 5- and 10-ruffiyaa notes confirmed


5 rufiyaa (US$0.40), 1 July 2006/AH1427. Like P18, but new date, new signature (Qasim Ibrahim, Governor), and “DE LA RUE” imprint removed from back.


10 rufiyaa (US$0.80), 1 July 2006/AH1427. Like P19, but new date, new signature (Qasim Ibrahim, Governor), and “DE LA RUE” imprint removed from back.

Maldives new date (01.07.2006) 500-rufiyaa note confirmed


500 rufiyaa (US$39.05), 1 July 2006. Like P23, but new date, new signature (Qasim Ibrahim, Governor), Cornerstone watermark, 500 as electrotype watermark, windowed 3mm StarChrome security thread changes red to green. Printer: De La Rue.

As of May 10, 2007, all 500-rufiyaa notes issued on or before May 1, 1996 (P17 and 23) ceased being legal tender. The deadline for exchange was November 8, 2007.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.