A new $10 note, the fourth in the Solomon Islands’ new family of bank
notes, entered circulation in the Pacific Ocean island nation at the
end of last year. The $20, $50 and $100 denominations were launched
previously, starting with the $50 note in 2013.
The theme of the series is island traditions and things that are
culturally important. The face of the red $10 note has the national
flag, coat of arms, and an abstract pattern work based on geometrical
designs representing the movement of shoals of fish. Images on the
back portray four traditional forms of currency
What coin struck in the second half of the 20th
century has a doubled die obverse, dates of two sizes and an
RPM? John Wexler explains.
Also inside this issue, Joel Orosz checks out what was in the
first “superstar” collection’s auction catalog.
The note was printed by De La Rue, which says the predominant
security feature is a color-shifting StarChrome security thread, that
has the letters CBSI and a numeral 10. Crocodile and shark images can
be seen in the thread when the note is held against the light. This
thread appears in intervals on the surface of the note’s face and
changes from red to green as it is tilted.
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De La Rue claims that the StarChrome security thread is the
best-selling premium security thread in the world.