Zambia new 50-kwacha independence commemorative note (B158a) confirmed


According to a Zambia Daily Mail article dated 23 October 2014, the Bank of Zambia has unveiled a new 50-kwacha note commemorating the 50th anniversary of independence (24 October 1964). The commemorative note depicts the portraits of the five heads of state—founding President Kenneth Kaunda, former presidents Frederick Chiluba, Levy Mwanawasa and Rupiah Banda, and the incumbent President Michael Sata—and has “50th Independence Anniversary” wording.

The new note is legal tender and bears the same security features as the current note of the same denomination, and the two will circulate in parallel.

B158 (P55): 50 kwacha (US$8.20)
Blue. Front: Coat of arms; dove; fish eagle; fig tree in Kabwe; fish eagle perched on branch. Back: Presidents Frederick Jacob Titus Chiluba, Rupiah Bwezani Banda, Kenneth David Kaunda, Michael Chilufya Sata, and Levy Patrick Mwanawasa; Bank of Zambia building; Freedom Statue in Lusaka. Holographic LEAD stripe. Windowed security thread. Watermark: Fish eagle and electrotype 50 plus fish eagle. Printer: Giesecke & Devrient. 145 x 70 mm.
a. 2014. Signature 13. Prefix EH/12. Intro: 23.10.2014.

Courtesy of Olexandr Danishenko (lembergzp on eBay).

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