Laos withdraws new 1,000-kip note (B515)

We’ve received confirmation from the Bank of the Lao PDR that in November it began withdrawing the 1,000-kip (US$0.10) note which it had introduced just this past October. The bank representative stated only that it was done at “the government’s discretion,” because the note depicts three actual people based upon photographs, not an artist’s rendering of representative women. This low-cost note is not likely to become a modern rarity, but you may want to pick one up for your collection while supplies last and prices are low.

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