Iran issues new 5,000-rial note (B281a) confirmed

On 19 July 2009, the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran introduced a new 5,000-rial (US$0.50) banknote with images of Omid, Iran’s first domestically-produced research and telecommunications satellite, which was launched into space on February 3. “In order to commemorate its achievements in space sciences the government has given permission to the central bank to use pictures of the Omid satellite and its rocket launcher on both banknotes and coins,” the Abrar newspaper said.

B281 (P150): 5,000 rials (US$0.20)

Brown, olive green, and orange. Front: Farsi text; flowers; Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Back: English and Farsi text; Omid satellite and globe with Iran highlighted. Windowed security thread with demetalized 5000 RLS and Farsi text. Watermark: Ruhollah Khomeini. Printer: (TAKAB). 154 x 75 mm. Paper.

a. No date. Sig. 29: Bahmani/Hosseini.
Intro: 19.07.2009.

Courtesy of Ali Nasseri.

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