B423 (P60): 20,000 រៀល (riels) (US$4.95) Violet and purple. Front: Khmer text; naga, mythical snake; King Norodom Sihamoni. Back: French and Khmer text; aerial view of Angkor Thom; face sculpture at Bayon temple of Angkor Thom. Holographic stripe. Solid security thread with demetalized *NBC*. Watermark: Bayon sculpture. Printer: (Unknown). 150
5 tala (US$1.95) Red. Front: English and Samoan text; beach. Back: English and Samoan text; Robert Louis Stevenson’s former house (current residence of head of state) in Vailima; coat of arms. Windowed security thread with demetalized CBS. Watermark: Malietoa Tanumafili II, electrotype CBS, and Cornerstones. Printer: (De La Rue). 139
According to a Reuters report dated 29 March 2008, Somalia’s central bank plans to revamp the country’s currency because of a flood of fake notes printed by warlords and businessmen. Addressing donors meeting in neighbouring Kenya, the bank’s director general, Sharif Mohamed Hassan, said “greedy” individuals had pumped counterfeit cash
According to a Panapress article dated 4 April 2008, with inflation running wild at 165,000%, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe introduced 25- and 50-million dollar bearer cheques on April 3. 50,000,000 dollars, 2nd April 2008. Expires 30th June 2008. Issued April 3, 2008. Purple. RBZ logo, signature (Dr. G. Gono,
B144 (P53): 1,000,000 dollars Brown. Front: English text; RBZ logo. Back: English text; village huts; two women pounding maize with poles. Solid security thread with demetalized RBZ. Watermark: Zimbabwe bird Type C and electrotype RBZ. Printer: (Fidelity Printers). 148 x 74 mm. Paper. a. 1st January 2008. Sig. 5: Gono.
In early 2008, the Central Bank of Nicaragua received approval to produce new banknotes. The 10-, 20-, and 200-córdoba notes are to be printed on polymer, whereas the 50-, 100-, and 500-córdoba notes will be printed on paper. Courtesy of Roberto Cacciamani.
B230 (P88): 100 krooni (US$7.10) Blue. Front: Estonian text; poet and playwright Lydia Koidula; nightingale bird from Koidula’s “Emajõe Ööbik” (The Nightingale of the Emajõgi River); bank logo. Back: Estonian text; lines from Koidula’s “Unenägu” (Dream); stormy waves crashing against a limestone cliff. Holographic stripe. Wide solid security thread with