According to a press release dated 27 October 2023, the Central Bank of Solomon Islands unveiled a new legal tender 10-dollar polymer banknote to commemorate the 17th Pacific Games held in Honiara from 19 November to 2 December 2023. 1,000,000 notes were printed by De La Rue.
Each note has a 6-digit serial number and fractional alphanumeric prefix. The prefix on each note is SI/23, for the Solomon Island’s Pacific Games in 2023.
B227 (PNL): 10 dollars (US$1.20)
Red. Front: English text; head of eagle; three paddles; Pacific Games logo; CBSI in Argentum patch; flag; fish carvings; coat of arms. Back: English text; athletes participating in rugby, basketball, weightlifting, soccer, running, and body building; three paddles; head of eagle. Security thread unknown. Watermark: None. Printer: (De La Rue). 135 x 66 mm. Polymer (SafeGuard).
a. 2023. Sig. 9: Forau/Dentana. Prefix SI/23. 1,000,000 notes. Intro: 27.10.2023.
Courtesy of Alex Zlotin.