Nigeria has unveiled designs for new 100-naira notes to mark the
centennial of its establishment as a united nation.
President Goodluck Jonathan unveiled the notes Nov. 12 during
ceremonies at the Central Bank of Nigeria, according to a bank news release.
The face of the new notes features a portrait of the late Chief
Obafemi Awolowo and a raised embossed line to assist visually impaired persons.
The back design has a Quick Recognition Code so when the
machine-readable matrix bar code QRC is scanned with a smartphone, it
will link users to a website to provide information about Nigeria’s history.
The new 100-naira notes will be placed into circulation in late
December 2014. The commemorative notes will co-circulate with the
current designs of 100-naira for a time. The older 100-naira designs
will be gradually withdrawn from circulation.
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