, According to a French-language decree 145-2014 dated 2 June 2014, the Banque Central de Mauritanie introduced a new 500-ouguiya note like B116, but dated 28.11.2013, without the holographic patch at right front, reduced in size to 138 x 65 mm, with electrotype 500 added to the watermark, a windowed
, B122 (PNL): 5,000 ouguiya (US$18)Olive and ochre. Front: The Great Mosque Ibn Abbas in capital, Nouakchott; holographic patch with denomination in Arabic numerals (٥٠٠٠). Back: Unloading iron ore in the port of Nouadhibou; diesel train. Solid security thread printed BANQUE CENTRALE DE MAURITANIE. Watermark: Bearded man. Printer: (G&D). 150
, 100 ouguiya (US$0.35), 28.11.2011. Like preceding issue (B114), but new date, new signatures, windowed security thread, and other minor changes to the overall design, including removal of second horizontal serial number on front and added OVI denomination at lower right on back. Courtesy of Marian Klubert and Orocondor.
, According to an article on Agence Mauritanienne d’Information, on 1 February 2012, the Banque Centrale de Mauritanie introduced a new 2,000-ouguiya (US$6.80) note that is smaller than the preceding issue (B118), and includes several new anti-counterfeiting elements, including a ClearText windowed security thread with demetalized BCM 2000, holographic stripe,
The Mauritania chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale and as a free download to subscribers. This 10-page catalog covers notes issued by the Banque Centrale de Mauritanie (Central Bank of Mauritania) from 1973 to present. Revised 8 December 2015. Each chapter of The Banknote Book
Today’s challenge is to identify the following man whose face appears as the watermark on all of Mauritania’s notes since 1974. If you can precisely identify the name of this man—or have a lead which you think might be useful—please post a comment, preferably including a URL which links to
, 5,000 ouguiya (US$17.35)Olive and ochre. Front: The Great Mosque Ibn Abbas in Nouakchott. Back: Unloading iron ore in the port of Nouadhibou; diesel train. Solid security thread printed BANQUE CENTRALE DE MAURITANIE. Watermark: Bearded man. Printer: (G&D). 150 x 70 mm. 28.11.2009. Signature 11. Intro: 08.08.2010. Courtesy of Thomas
The note dated 28.11.1981 is a recently-discovered unissued 1,000-ouguiya specimen, apparently printed by G&D without imprint. Taking into consideration that the new SCWPM lists another unissued specimen dated 1977-6-26 by TDLR (Pick 3A), it appears plausible that Banque Centrale de Mauritanie had put out a tender for security printers to