Maldives new 5,000-rufiyaa independence commemorative polymer note (BNP201a) confirmed

According to the Maldives Monetary Authority press release dated 26 July 2015, the MMA has introduced a 5,000-rufiyaa note (US$330) commemorating the 50th anniversary of independence. This is the first denomination in a new family of seven banknotes printed on DLR’s Safeguard polymer substrate. The other circulating denominations—10, 20, 50, 100, 500, and 1,000 rufiyaa—will follow from October 2015 onwards (the existing 5-rufiyaa note will be replaced by a coin).


BNP201 (P25): 5,000 rufiyaa (US$325)

Light blue and gold. Front: Maldivian text; combination of people, trees, buildings, and boats symbolizing growth and development of the northern seashore of the capital city of Male’ over 50 years. Back: English and Maldivian text; Large central 50 inside of which is depicted the signing ceremony in which Maldives officially gained independence on 26 July 1965; interwoven background signifying the uniqueness, craftsmanship, heritage, and Islamic customs retained by Maldivians. No security thread. Watermark (shadow image): Unknown. Printer: (De La Rue). 165 x 80 mm. Polymer (Safeguard).

a. 2015/AH1436. Sig. 4: Gayoom/Adam. Prefix MF. Intro: 26.07.2015.

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