Lebanon new 20,000-pound note (B535a) confirmed

According to a press release (in Arabic only) by the Central Bank of Lebanon, a new 20,000-pound (US$13) note has been issued on 28 September 2012, and is dated 17 June 2012. It appears to have a Motion windowed security thread, cedar tree watermark with electrotype denomination numerals in Arabic, latent image, embossed BDL, and braille dots.

B535 (P93): 20,000 livres (pounds) (US$13)

Violet, brown, and tan. Front: Arabic text; cedar tree; geometric series design. Back: Arabic and French text; geometric series design; cedar tree; stylized staircase. Windowed Motion security thread. Watermark: Cedar tree and electrotype ‮٢‬‮٠٠٠٠‬. Printer: (Goznak). 130 x 72 mm. Paper.

a. ‮٢٠١٢‬‭ ‬(17.06.2012).
Sig. 12: Charafeddine/Salamé.
Prefix C/01, C/02. Intro: 28.09.2012.

Courtesy of Claude Akl (dekeneh on eBay), Claudio Marana, and Abdullah Beydoun.

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