The Central Bank of Syria put in circulation new 500 Syrian pounds banklnotes on Sunday. The old notes will be gradually withdrawn from the market.
The new banknotes have different color, size and the pictorial designs, showing Syrian Opera House in the front and a mosaic of the first music note in the world in the back.
What characterizes the new banknotes in terms of security is the high-precision micro-perforation featuring 500 SYP that becomes quite visible when the banknotes are viewed through light. Another notable characteristic is that of flexographic presses that enable people with special needs to recognize the banknotes.
The Bank also announced that a new 1000 Pounds banknote will be released in two months.