Solomon Islands releases a new and improved $20 note
- Published: Feb 4, 2017, 3 AM
The Central Bank of the Solomon Islands and bank note printer De La Rue have jointly announced the release on Jan. 23 of a $20 note. It follows the release of $50 and $100 notes in the nation’s new bank note series that made its debut in 2013 with the objectives of improving durability and deterring counterfeiting.
The 140- by 66-millimeter note is predominantly purple with a color-shifting red and green security thread. The face has an abstract pattern that De La Rue says is based on a geometric design and is meant to represent “the swirling movement of shoals of fish.” The back shows islanders in traditional garb dancing and playing a native wind instrument known as a panpipe.
Del La Rue said that this year is the 100th anniversary of the firm’s relationship with the Solomon Islands, which gained its independence from the United Kingdom in 1978.
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