Burundi new 5,000-franc note (B244a) confirmed introduced 07.06.2023

B244 (PNL): 5,000 francs (US$2.85)

Light purple and ochre. Front: French and Kirundi text; fish as registration device; cape buffalo; coat of arms; dancers with drums on heads; flag; shield; green-to-gold Spark Orbital basket with embossed BRB. Back: French and Kirundi text; map outline of Burundi; man walking on road through forested mountain; fish; bank logo. Pearlescent stripe on front with vertical 5000. Pearlescent overprint on back with flag and 5000 / BRB. Windowed security thread with demetalized head of heifer, stars, and BRB. Watermark: President Melchior Ndadaye and electrotype BRB. Printer: (Oberthur Fiduciaire). 138 x 69 mm. Paper.

a. 07-11-2022. Sig. 33: Musharitse/Murengerantwari. Intro: 07.06.2023. 

Courtesy of Andrew Roberts, Alex Zlotin, Antje Bird, and Petr Šebek.

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