Somalia new variety of 1,000-shilling note confirmed

A new variety of Somalia’s 1,000 shilling-note dated 1996 has been reported (above, top). This new notes differs from the previously reported Pick 37a (above, bottom) and 37b in that it uses different font for the serial numbers.

Furthermore, please note the most recent Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, Volume III, 12th edition fails to mention that the left-hand signature of the bank chairman on Pick 37a (1990) differs from that on Pick 37b (1996).

For a detailed examination of all the signature varieties and different fonts used on Somali currency, visit Peter Symes’ excellent Reference Site for Islamic Banknotes.

Courtesy of Jose Manuel Peso (IBNS member 8180).