Solomon Islands new 2- and 100-dollar notes (B215a and B220a) confirmed

On 2 September 2006, the Central Bank of Solomon Islands issued the nation’s first ever $100 note, as well as a revised $2 note. The $100 note honors the country’s rural sector, according to a speech given by CBSI governor Rick Hou. The $2 note is like B213a, but is now printed on paper, polymer having proven to be disappointing in regards to color retention. B215a: 2 dollars (US$0.25), ND (2006). Issued September 2, 2006. Like B213a, but printed on paper, no commemorative seal, flag and pole added to left of center, and novel serial numbers. 140 x 70 mm.

B220a: 100 dollars (US$13.10), ND (2006). Issued September 2, 2006. Light brown, red, and peach. Falcon head wmk, flag, windowed security thread, coat of arms, holographic security emblem, and registration device. Coconut harvesting, palms, ray on back. 160 x 72 mm.

Courtesy of Morris Lawing.

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