Sierra Leone new note family reported for introduction in 2021

According to a 14 February 2018 article on Awoko, the Bank of Sierra Leone announced plans to introduce redesigned banknotes in 2021 to celebrate the country’s 60th anniversary of independence. The new notes will depict past presidents, including Ahmad Tejan Kabbah on the 5,000-leone note and Ernest Bai Koroma on the 10,000-leone note. No word on whether the bank will continue to produce 1,000- and 2,000-leone denominations, with face values of only US$0.15 and US$0.25, respectively.

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