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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 11, March 16, 2008, Article 26

BAHRAIN INTRODUCES NEW BANKNOTES

The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) announced today that new
Bahrain banknotes in all denominations will come into
circulation from 17th March 2008.

The new banknotes are being issued in the existing
denominations of BD20, BD10, BD5, BD1 and BD1/2. No change
is being made to the coins in circulation.

The new family of Bahrain banknotes feature brand new designs
as well as new and improved security features. All five
denominations of banknotes are of uniform size (measuring
154mm x 74mm), which is slightly larger than the existing
banknotes.

'People do not need to rush out and exchange existing
currency for the new. The existing banknotes will continue
to be accepted as money for at least one year, and they
will remain redeemable by the CBB for a further period of
time after being withdrawn from circulation,' he said.

Most of the existing banknotes have been in circulation for
over a decade. The full set of banknotes was last changed
in 1993, although the BD20 banknote underwent some changes
in 1998.

In addition to the security features, the new banknotes
also incorporate, for the first time, a feature to enable
the visually-impaired to easily recognize the value of each
note. The feature comprises a series of short, raised lines,
which appear at the top right on the front face of the note.
The BD1/2 has one line; BD1 has two lines and so on, up to
BD20, with five lines.

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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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