16 March, 2008

The New Bahraini Dinar: First look [pics]

[Note: I wrote this a couple of days back, but was sworn to secrecy until an official announcment. Now that the news is out, here it is]


A person I know (who shall remain nameless) had samples of the new Dinar. If you noticed, last week the newspapers had printed full page colour ads announcing these.
The new notes look rather interesting, I personally liked them but of course others had different opinions.
The notes are uniform in size and are much more secure than the previous ones. It has a transparent golden strip on the back (you can see it in the pictures), holograms and really tiny security texts. It even has special markings to help the blind identify them. His Majesty the King received the first notes (serial number 1) Sheikh Khalifa got serial 2 & Sheikh Salman got serial 3. The CBB will release them for the public next Monday.
I took several quick pictures for your viewing pleasure. The serial numbers of the notes are distorted upon the source's request.



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6 comments:

Yacoub said...

Lucky you! But don't you think that the 1/2 dinar is too similar to the 20 dinar note in colour?? It will be like the old 1/2 dinar and twenty dinar (when it was a dark purple)

I've heard so many stories of people giving beggers what they thought were 1/2 dinars and only realizing that it was actually a 20 dinar note from the 'WOOHOO!' reaction from the beggers themselves

Redbelt said...

Not really Yacoub, no. For one thing, if you are colour blind, there is always the picture of the king on the 20 and a hologram too. I think it'd be OK. I hope.

SillyBahrainiGirl said...

laaaaaaaaaaaa... not when I am away!!

Redbelt said...

Were we supposed to wait for you? Sould we have done that?
I tell you I have to plead ignorance on this. If some one would have told me this sort of thing was frownd upon...

Anonymous said...

I thought the 20 dinar was purple but in a news article it says it is peach. What colour is the existing 20?

santia said...

I like Dinar.and its revaluation of currency.
Dinar