Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Brunei Issues New $1, $5 and $10 Polymer Banknotes
The issuance of the new polymer notes is in conjunction with the 65th Birthday of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan Negara Brunei Darussalam.
A. Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien mosque and the ceremonial barge form the complex clear window design incorporating a shadow image and vignette of ‘1’ numeral.
Lapau (Royal Cermonial Hall) forms the complex clear window design incorporating a shadow image and vignette of ‘5’ numeral.
Jame’ Asr Hassanil Bolkiah mosque forms the complex clear window design incorporating a shadow image and vignette of ‘10’ numeral.
B. His Majesty’s portrait, initials ‘HB’ and a section of the mosque or Lapau design will appear when the banknote is raised to the light.
C. Dynamic optical feature alternates between gold and blue when viewed at varying angles.
D. A flower design is formed through the combination of front and back printing in perfect registration when the note is held up to the light.
E. Complex fine line background security patterns in multiple rainbow print with fluorescing elements illuminate under ultra violet light.
F. Multicolour raised fine line printing of His Majesty’s portrait, red Crest of Brunei Darussalam, the flower design and surrounding text.
G. Raised printing of the Braille ‘1’, ‘5’ & ‘10’ for the visually impaired.
H. Vertical and horizontal serial numbers on the front are printed in varying sizes fluoresce yellow/green under ultra violet light.
Info courtesy of cleo phas.