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.
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
According to an 8 January 2008 article on China View, “The Cambodian National Bank has issued a new 2,000-riel bank note to refresh currency supplies and simplify cash payments, the Cambodia Daily newspaper said Tuesday. Roughly equivalent to half a U.S. dollar, the new note depicts an image of the
Orange, brown, and blue. Front: English text; sand dollar as registration device; gold foil galleon; map; Columbus statue; Cecil Wallace-Whitfield. Back: English text; Junkanoo dancers; coat of arms. Solid security thread and 3-mm windowed security thread with demetalized BAHAMAS. Watermark: Cecil Wallace-Whitfield with electrotype 5 and Cornerstones. Printer: DE LA