Monday, November 2, 2015

Maldives issues new series of polymer banknotes

The Maldives Monetary Authority issues a new series of polymer banknotes dated 5 October 2015. The new notes feature different aspects of Maldivian lives.

10 RUFIYAA - OUR CULTURE

Front: Toddy tapper (Ruh’ erun); Group of men and women engaged in playing traditional music (Boduberu)

Back: The oldest drum displayed in the National museum (Boduberu)

20 RUFIYAA – OUR INDUSTRIAL AND ECONOMIC PROGRESS

Front: A fisherman carrying a skipjack tuna and a yellow fin tuna; The main airport in Maldives, Ibrahim Nasir International Airport

Back: A traditional sail boat (Dhoni)

50 RUFIYAA - OUR UNITY, AND ISLAMIC VALUES

Front: A boy reciting the Holy Quran; Activity of pulling boats from the beach onto the water (Dhoni beylun)

Back: The minaret of the Friday Mosque (Hukuru Miskiy)

100 RUFIYAA - NATIONALISM AND OUR NATIVE LANGUAGE

Front: Woman in one of the Maldivian traditional dresses (Libaas), working on the neckline threading (Hiru) of a similar dress; Group of locals in traditional attire

Back: The early Dhivehi scripture Dambidū Lōmāfānu

500 RUFIYAA - OUR ANCESTRAL CRAFTSMANSHIP

Front: The act of wood carving, wood worker fashioning an intricate design using mallet and chisel; Woman making ekels (Iloshi), traditionally used to make brooms (Iloshi fathii)

Back: Traditional hand carved vase with lacquer work detailing

1000 RUFIYAA - THE BEAUTY IN OUR SURROUNDING

Front: Green turtle (Chelonia mydas); A representation of a luxury resort

Back: Whale shark (Rhincodon typus)

Courtesy Maldives Monetary Authority

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