Libya new 5- and 10-dinar notes (B544a and B545a) confirmed



According to a Libya Herald article dated 8 December 2015, on 13 December the Central Bank of Libya introduced the following new 5- and 10-dinar notes.


Curiously, these notes are different than those shown in the following photograph which appeared in photographs in various news sources in early 2013. All denominations except for the 5- and 10-dinar notes shown below were eventually issued that year. In October 2013, gunmen stole 55 million dinars worth of notes from a bank van. If the unissued notes were part of the loot, it’s possible that the bank decided to change the designs to make the haul worthless.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson and Ahmed Elturki.

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