The Central Bank of Sudan has confirmed (28th January) the production of the new 100-pound banknote denomination which is expected to be released into general use toward the end of February. This denomination, as well as two additional banknote values of 200 and 500 pounds, are being introduced in an effort to reduce the shortage of banknotes in circulation and to alleviate the need for greater amounts of smaller denominations in a single cash transaction.
The new 100-pound banknote is equal in exchange to
A revised series of banknotes were issued in 2011 that
The new 100-pound banknote is printed at a source within the country and is managed by the Central Bank. The note measures 148 by 66
The back includes selected illustrations of Sudan’s many dams, crucial to the management of the country’s water resources that also generates valuable energy. The images are
Security features include:
- Watermark: The image of a falcon’s head is seen when the banknote is held up against a light source.
- Latent image: A rectangular field is located to the left of the primary design when viewed from the face side, and, when tilted, the initials reveal CBS.
- Holographic strip: Shown on the face, a segmented holographic strip with the initials CBS appears to move and change
colourto reveal a geometric pattern when the note is tilted.
- Tactile application: To the far right side of the note is a series of raised dots that are used to identify the banknote for those who are visually impaired.
Colour-shiftingapplication: On the face side, a colour-shiftingapplication in the shape of a pyramid is seen just to the left of the field of raised dots. The pyramid changes colourwhen the note is tilted.
Sudanese media sources familiar with the Central Bank have confirmed the commencement of the printing of 200 and 500-pound banknotes. Unconfirmed reports from within the country have mentioned these two banknote denominations are scheduled for release in February and March, respectively. For additional information about Sudanese coins and banknotes, please visit the website of the Central Bank of Sudan.