Nigeria unveils designs for commemorative note to mark its centennial as a nation

Notes revealed Nov. 12 during ceremonies at the Central Bank of Nigeria
By , Coin World
Published : 11/30/14
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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 The older 100-naira designs will be gradually withdrawn from circulation.

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