Malawi new 5,000-kwacha note (B165a) confirmed

B165 (PNL): 5,000 kwacha (US$6.13)

Purple, yellow, and green. Front: English text; Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda; Malawi map; SPARK Live fish; fishermen in boat; Malawi map as registration device. Back: English text; Malawi map; silhouette of two people; bank logo; Malawi map; Reserve Bank of Malawi branch office in Blantyre. Micromirror LEAD foil holographic stripe. 4-mm wide green-to-gold Galaxy windowed security thread. Watermark: Hastings Kamuzu Banda and electrotype 5000. Printer: (Giesecke & Devrient). Dimensions unknown. Paper.

a. 1st OCTOBER 2021. Sig. 14: Banda. Intro: 24.02.2022. 

In 2022, this note won the “Best New Banknote” award at the High Security Printing EMEA Conference.

Courtesy of Alex Zlotin.

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