On 1 August 2008, in an effort to simplify calculations in economic transactions, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe revalued its currency, striking ten zeros from the old Zimbabwe dollar. The move came just a week after the introduction of a 100 billion-dollar special agro-cheque—not enough to buy a loaf of
,,,,,,, On September 15, 2008, the Qatar Central Bank issued a new series of four notes—1, 5, 10, and 50 riyals—which have symbols along the left front edge that facilitate their use by the visually handicapped. Preceding note issues of the same denominations will remain legal tender, but will be
B707 (P125): 200 pesos (US$10) Green. Front: Spanish text; open book and quill in OVI; inkwell, quills, library window, and open book; writer, Juana de Asbaje y Ramírez de Santillana (Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz); map of Mexico as registration device. Back: Spanish text; map of Mexico; bank seal;
, B223 (P31): 200 dirhams (US$54)Tan and gold. Front: Arabic text; coat of arms; Sheikh Zayed Sports City and Judicial Department and Sharia Court buildings in Abu Dhabi. Back: English text; Saker falcon; UAE Central Bank headquarters building in Abu Dhabi. Holographic stripe with denomination. Windowed security thread. Watermark: Saker
100 pesos (US$2.30), 2008. Ten million notes introduced 20.06.2008, to commemorate the centennial of the University of the Philippines. Like B1046 but with overprint of the Oblation, an iconic concrete sculpture of a man with face up and arms stretched-wide symbolizing the selfless offering of service to one’s country.
, 50,000 guaraníes (US$12.35), 2007. Introduced 12.05.2008. Purple, peach, and green. D prefix. Portrait of guitarist and composer Agustín Pío Barrios (also known as Mangoré) on front. Guitar on back. Musical score in UV ink, guitar as registration device, watermark, novel serial numbers, signatures (Ramon Arréllaga, GERENTE GENERAL; Germán Rojas,
, 10 kina (US$3.60), (20)08. Introduced 18.04.2008. National Parliament and national crest on front. Tami bowl, bird of paradise feathers, a boar’s tusk from the Highlands, and Tambu shell money from East New Britain on back. Intaglio printing, clear window with 10 embossed, shadow image of bank logo, G-Switch, iridescent
, 5 kina (US$1.80), (20)08. Introduced 18.04.2008. National Parliament and national crest on front. Hombuli mask from Sepik, kina shell necklace, and shell necklace from New Ireland Province on back. Intaglio printing, clear window with 5 embossed, shadow image of bank logo, G-Switch, iridescent bird of paradise, signatures (Leonard Wilson
B234 (P47): 50 rupees (US$0.50) Purple, violet, and orange. Front: Urdu text; Mohammed Ali Jinnah wearing national dress (sherwani). Back: English text; bank logo; K2 peak in Karakorum Mountains between Pakistan and China. Solid security thread with printed STATE BANK OF PAKISTAN 50. Watermark: Mohammed Ali Jinnah and electrotype 50.
B230 (P53): 5 rupees (demonetized 01.01.2012) Greenish gray, blue, yellow, and red. Front: Urdu text; Mohammed Ali Jinnah wearing national dress (sherwani). Back: English text; bank logo; gantry cranes at Gwadar Sea Port. Solid security thread with printed STATE BANK OF PAKISTAN 5. Watermark: Mohammed Ali Jinnah and electrotype 5.