Burundi new 2,000-franc note (B243a) confirmed

B243 (PNL): 2,000 francs (US$1.15)

Pink. Front: French and Kirundi text; fish as registration device; leaping Roan antelope; coat of arms; pineapple plants; flag; green-to-gold OVI pineapple with embossed BRB. Back: French and Kirundi text; map outline of Burundi; farmers in field; fish; bank logo. Pearlescent stripe on front with vertical 2000. Pearlescent overprint on back with flag and 2000 / BRB. Windowed security thread with demetalized head of heifer, stars, and BRB. Watermark: Prince Louis Rwagasore and electrotype BRB. Printer: (Oberthur Fiduciaire). 132 x 66 mm. Paper.

a. 11-09-2023. Sig. 33: Musharitse/Murengerantwari.

300-dpi scans requested.

Courtesy of Alex Zlotin.


  1. Hello Owen,
    is there any difference to the 2018 version, other than Date/signature? I am just curious why it received a new number B243a, and not B238c.

    1. Author

      It appears to be mostly a signature/date change, but I don’t have the note itself to examine more closely. It has been assigned a new catalog number so that all denominations are represented in the new family of notes.

  2. Hi, are there any specific difference with the previous issue ?? (signs and date apart)


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