Myanmar new 5,000-kyat note (B117a) confirmed

According to an article on dated 19 September 2014, the Central Bank of Myanmar will issue a 5,000-kyat banknote with a new design and improved security features on 1 October 2014. Existing 5,000-kyat notes (B115a) remain legal tender.

B117 (P83): 5,000 kyats (US$3.25)

Purple. Front: Burmese text; walking elephant facing right. Back: English text; Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of the Union) legislature buildings in Zeya Theddhi Ward of Naypyidaw. Color-changing windowed security thread with demetalized Spw MYANMAR CBm. Watermark: Elephant and electrotype 5000. Printer: SECURITY PRINTING WAZI CBM. 150 x 70 mm. Paper.

a. No date. No sig. Prefix GN – HL. Intro: 01.10.2014.

Courtesy of Cleo Phas and Nin Cheun (Noteshobby on eBay).

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