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IBNS Journal 57-1

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Madagascar's 20,000 Ariary Note

Nominated by Arpit Bhargava IBNS Member 11772-R

MDG-20000-Front
MDG-20000-Back
 
NoteB339 (PNL): 20,000 ariary (US$6.40)
Predominant Colour(s)Blue, yellow, brown, red, and green
FrontMalagasy text; butterfly as registration device; outline of Madagascar map; flower in SPARK Orbital; nickel processing plant at Ambatovy; turtle; two birds in flight
BackFrench and Malagasy text; vanilla, lychees, and rice; butterfly
WatermarkZebu cattle head and electrotype 20000
Additional Security4-mm wide green-to-gold RollingStar Cube windowed security thread with demetalized BFM 20000
PrinterGiesecke & Devrient
Size149 x 81 mm Louisenthal Hybrid substrate
Introduced17/07/2017
Information provided courtesy of The Banknote Book