According to an AP report dated 2 July 2017, the Central Bank of Syria introduced a 2,000-pound note depicting President Bashar Assad on front and the back depicts the People’s Council of Syria inside the Parliament Building in Damascus, Syria. These notes appear to have been printed by Goznak
B631 (P116): 1,000 Syrian pounds (US$1.95) Green, purple, red, and yellow. Front: Arabic text; ancient Roman amphitheater in Bosra. Back: English text; tile mosaic of grape harvest from ancient Roman ruins in As-Suwayda; olive branches. 4-mm wide windowed holographic security thread with demetalized .س.ل ١٠٠٠ SP1000. Watermark: Electrotype eagle coat
A Washington Post article dated 15 November 2014 details the allegations of bribery behind Austria’s banknote printing firm, Oesterreichische Banknoten-und Sicherheitsdruck, and its efforts to win bids to produce currency for Azerbaijan and Syria.
Although recent reports of a 2,000-pound note featuring the portrait of Bashr al Assad have been exposed as obvious fakes, there is credible evidence that the Central Bank of Syria may be working on a 1,000-pound note. This video by the Bank Al-Maghrib in Morocco contains brief images of a