The Central Bank of Iraq has released a statement confirming the release of a new 10,000 Dinar banknote, dated 7th August 2014.
The banknote will include new security features in addition to the ones incorporated in the previous banknote design. The Central Bank advises that this will also occur to other banknotes within its series in future.
The new note will include the following anti-counterfeit features:
- An optically variable, monogrammed security thread – as the banknote is tilted, the thread changes colour from gold to green
- SICPA‘s SPARK feature, changing from gold to green as the banknote is tilted
- A transparent window at the top-right of the banknote which shows an image of the Minaret of Samarra when the banknote is held against a white background, and the denomination (10,000) when the note is held against a dark background
- A metal stripe across the width of the banknote containing a palm tree and numbers of the banknote denomination (10,000), which changes colour as the banknote is tilted
- Anti-scan patterns to stop cloning [scanning] of the banknote
- Tactile features for those with visual impairments – two raised straight lines on the left hand side of the banknote
The Central Bank advises that all existing 10,000 Dinar banknotes with the previous design can continue to circulate as normal.
Source: Central Bank of Iraq Statement