This commemorative note, issued for the first time in the history of Maldives, marks the 50th anniversary of the day Maldives gained independence.
Obverse: This side of the note symbolises the growth and development of the country over 50 years, from 1965 to 2015. Two images of the northern seashore of the capital city of Male’, taken approximately 50 years apart, are used to portray the transition and progress.
Reverse: This side of the note illustrates the ceremony in which Maldives officially gained independence, on 26 July 1965. It signifies the peaceful approach taken by the country in obtaining independence. The design around the illustration signifies the uniqueness, craftsmanship, heritage, and Islamic customs retained by Maldivians over the centuries.
Courtesy Maldives Monetary Authority, July 26, 2015