According to an article on Trend.com dated 13 September 2011, banks in Libya are withdrawing 50-dinar banknotes from circulation because they feature a large portrait of Muammar Gaddafi, who has recently been ousted from power but whose location remains uncertain. “The banks have agreed to collect the notes and
B542 (P78A): 10 dinars (US$7.30) Green. Front: Arabic text; crescent moon and star; Omar El Mukhtar; Jasper hologram. Back: English text; crowd and hilltop fortress in Sabha. DualTrack windowed security thread with demetalized 10 and Arabic characters. Watermark: Omar El Mukhtar and electrotype 10. Printer: (François-Charles Oberthur Fiduciaire). 156
The United Nations has approved the release of 1.86 billion (US$1.5 billion) worth of Libyan dinar banknotes printed by De La Rue. The notes had been held in the UK under sanctions imposed on the Gaddafi regime, but will now be delivered to the Central Bank of Libya. Courtesy of
There’s an interesting article on MailOnline about Britain’s successful ploys to prevent Gaddafi from taking possession of new Libyan banknotes worth 1.8 billion dinars. Although it is unnamed in the article, the printer of these notes is De La Rue.
B538 (P74): 20 dinars (US$15) Purple and tan. Front: Arabic text; Depth Image hologram; map of GMMR project (Great Man-Made River). Back: Arabic text; map of Africa; Organization of African Unity leaders. Windowed security thread with demetalized 20 and Arabic characters. Watermark: Omar El Mukhtar, electrotype 20, and Cornerstones. Printer:
These notes, all issued 3 March 2009, are like the preceding issues of the same denominations (and are of the same physical sizes), but with reworked designs and enhanced security features. The 20-dinar note is said to have been officially introduced on the same date, but is not yet widely
B539 (P75): 50 dinars (withdrawn 15.03.2012) Brown and tan. Front: Arabic text; Muammar Qaddafi. Back: Arabic text; Gardabia Martyrs monument in Sirt. Holographic stripe. Windowed security thread with demetalized 50 and Arabic characters. Watermark: Muammar Qaddafi, electrotype 50, and Cornerstones. Printer: (De La Rue). 174 x 83 mm. Paper. a.