Lebanon new 50,000-pound bank commemorative note confirmed

This 50,000-pound note commemorates the 50th annivesary of the Banque du Liban. “With vibrant colors and imagery, the new note uses the latest technology as protection against counterfeiting. The clear ‘window’ area in the banknote shows an image of the Cedar of Lebanon in a bright, eye-catching blue/green ink which changes color as the note is tilted and which can be seen from both sides of the note. The banque is proud to be the first issuing authority in the region to use this color changing ink in the clear window of the banknote. De La Rue’s Sales Director Ruth Euling commented: ‘De La Rue is honored that the Banque du Liban has selected our Safeguard polymer for their banknotes and included the SPARK Orbital feature which provides a dynamic, high impact public recognition feature. We congratulate the banque on being the first issuer in the region to adopt the new technologies.”

B539 (P97): 50,000 livres (pounds) (US$33)

Blue, purple, orange, red, and green. Front: Arabic text; Banque du Liban headquarters building in Beirut; cedar tree in blue/green SPARK Orbital on clear window. Back: Arabic and French text; cedar tree in blue/green SPARK Orbital on clear window; Banque du Liban building. No security thread. Watermark: None. Printer: (De La Rue). 140 x 77 mm. Polymer (Safeguard).

a. ‮٢٠١٤‬‭ ‬/ 2014. Sig. 12: Charafeddine/Salamé.
Prefix D00. Intro: 15.05.2014.

Courtesy of Claude Akl (dekeneh on eBay).

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