The Central Bank of Iraq has issued its second edition of banknotes with enhanced designs and modern security features aimed at reflecting the nation’s heritage and diversity.
Five of the denominations from the current series have been upgraded, namely the 25,000, 10,000, 1,000, 500 and 250 dinar notes. They will circulate alongside the previous banknote designs first introduced in 2003.
Changes to the design of the notes include the name of the central bank Governor rather than his signature, as well as the issuing date of “2018” instead of the Hijri date of 1440 used previously.
The 1,000 dinar banknote will reportedly feature a symbol of what appears to be an Assyrian star, replacing the symbol of the Ikhlas Surah from the Quran. The note will also feature the words “Enlisting the marshes and heritage of Southern Iraq on world heritage list” in reference to the inclusion of Iraq’s endangered marshlands in UNESCO’s list of Wolrd Heritage sites in 2016.
Read more at the Central Bank of Iraq website.