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 (


South Africa: 50-Rand Note

Nominated by Roger Mah Poy, IBNS Member 12264

NoteB779 (PNL): 50 rand (US$3.55)
Predominant Colour(s)Maroon, olive green, and brown
FrontEnglish text; coat of arms; lion in circle as registration device; preamble to South Africa’s Constitution; Nelson Mandela; two lions in SPARK Live Truspin
BackText in English, Xhosa, and Venda; two lions; lion in circle as registration device
WatermarkLion and electrotype 50
Additional SecurityHolographic windowed security thread with coat of arms, SARB, lion, and 50
PrinterSouth African Bank Note Company
Size140 x 70 mm Paper
Information provided courtesy of The Banknote Book