The Central Bank of Tunisia has issued a new 20 dinar banknote, containing a variety of modern anti-counterfeit security features.
The new banknote was reportedly first issued on the 21 December 2017.
The design of the banknote continues to use a predominantly red colour scheme and has dimensions of 153mm by 76mm as seen in its predecessor issued in 2011, but includes new illustrations and modern security features.
An illustration of Tunisian trade unionist Farhat Hached is featured on the front of the banknote, whilst the reverse contains an image of the amphitheatre of El Jem.
Security and Durability
According to local news reports, the banknote includes a 4.5mm wide RAPID® lenticular security thread, a key security feature produced by Crane Currency. An optically variable ink feature is also included, reported to be SICPA’s SPARK® Live. Other level one security features include a watermark, microlettering, iridescent ink, whilst level two features include ultraviolet and infrared imagery.
The paper banknote is coated with varnish to increase its longevity whilst in circulation.