IBNS Journal 62-3

includes articles on George Duval, Banknote Designer; Romanian Heraldry; China Puppet Banknote Vignettes; World Heritage On Banknotes.
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Banknote of 2023 Nominations

Latest Nominations for the Banknote of 2023 are United Arab Emirates: 1000-Dirham Note, Argentina: 2000-Pesos Note, Kyrgyzstan: 500-Som Note, South Africa: 50-Rand Note and Jamaica: 1000-Dollar Note

Do you know of a banknote that will be issued to the public that should be nominated for the Banknote of 2023?  Send your nominations to the Banknote of the Year Co-Ordinator (


Malawi's 5000 Kwacha Note

Nominated by Adam Spikes, IBNS Member 12493

NoteB165 (PNL): 5,000 kwacha (US$6.13)
Predominant Colour(s)Purple, yellow, and green
FrontEnglish text; Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda; Malawi map; SPARK Live fish; fishermen in boat; Malawi map as registration device
BackEnglish text; Malawi map; silhouette of two people; bank logo; Malawi map; Reserve Bank of Malawi branch office in Blantyre
WatermarkHastings Kamuzu Banda and electrotype 5000
Additional SecurityMicromirror LEAD foil holographic stripe
PrinterGiesecke & Devrient
Size135 x 66mm Paper
Information provided courtesy of The Banknote Book