Lebanon new 50,000-pound independence commemorative note (B538a) confirmed

This 50,000-pound note commemorates 70 years of independence for Lebanon. It was issued on 22 November 2013 (the anniversary of the end of French colonial rule in 1943) despite the fact that the French-language back spells independence as it is written in English, rather than the French independance. The Central Bank of Lebanon said it regretted the mistake, which it blamed on the printer.

B538 (P96): 50,000 livres (pounds) (US$33)

Blue, brown, red, and green. Front: Arabic text; Citadel of Independence in Rashaya; stylized flag of Lebanon. Back: Arabic and French text; map of Lebanon; flag of Lebanon with cedar tree. No security thread. Watermark: None. Printer: (De La Rue). 140 x 77 mm. Polymer (Safeguard).

a. ‮٢٠١٣‬‭ ‬(22.11.2013).
Sig. 12: Charafeddine/Salamé.
Prefix D/00. 50,000 notes. Intro: 22.11.2013.

Courtesy of Claude Akl (dekeneh on eBay).

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