This 1,000-vatu note (overprinted on B210) commemorates the 40th anniversary of independence. Unlike with preceding issues wherein the first two digits of the serial number represent the last two digits of the year of printing, the 40 on these notes represents the 40th anniversary. Courtesy of Pratham Vyas.
According to a press release dated 7 July 2020, the Banco Nacional de Angola is intoducing a new family of notes to commemorate the 45th anniversary of independence, declared on 11 November 1975 by Agostinho Neto, the first president of Angola, whose portrait appears on the front of the notes.
On 21 March 2020, the Bank of Namibia unveiled a new 30-dollar polymer note to commemorate the 30th anniversary of independence. The theme of the note is “3 Decades of Peace and Stability,” represented by the smooth transition of power between the three presidents since independence. According to a press