Officials of the Central Bank of Kuwait report the June 29 launch
into circulation of redesigned Kuwait bank notes went smoothly.
The six denominations of notes of the sixth series display
sophisticated anti-counterfeiting devices including a falcon
watermark; optically variable inks and images that appear to move when
the notes are tilted; and fluorescent elements and raised print to
help the visually impaired identify the denomination.
“Every new banknote has a unique background design that is inspired
from Islamic art, an element that asserts a sense of originality and
familiarity, both of which further the new banknotes’ aesthetically
pleasing design and innovation,” according to an informational
brochure issued by the bank.
Each note’s theme dictates its color. For example, the 20-dinar
note’s color is blue because the featured theme includes elements of
Kuwait’s marine life.
The redesigned bank notes, printed by De La Rue, will co-circulate
with the older, fifth issue, notes until the older notes are removed
Bank officials said the older bank notes lack sophisticated
anti-counterfeiting security features reflecting the fact that those
notes were first released in 1994.
For more information about the new bank notes, visit the bank’s website.