Guinea issues new 20,000-francs note

Finally back from a short vacation in my own country with very nice temperatures for February. Last year we were freezing our hats off but exactly one year later we could sit in the sun in a t-shirt. Ah well, back to our beloved hobby!

The Central Bank of Guinea has issued a new banknote of 20,000 francs in the 2018-series. It is smaller in size than the current circulating (and still legal) 2015-series, and shows two pigeons, to symbolize Guinea’s opening to the world. The new banknotes have a varnish coat to improve their durability. The two mentioned pigeons are printed with an optical effect that produces a dynamic movement and changes its color when tilted. On the back the note shows an improved security stripe which changes from gold to green when tilted.

On 1 March 2019 the Central Bank has also issued new banknotes of 2,000- and 10,000-francs completing the new 2018-series.  The 2,000-francs note shows a Guinean man, with the mount Nimba in the back. 

Images from MRI Guide.

Steven Sunday 03 March 2019 at 3:39 pm | | news
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