Madagascar new note family to be introduced July/September 2017

Banky Foiben'i Madagasikara intends to introduce a new family of notes with the following denominations: 100, 200, 500, 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, and 20,000 ariary. The four larger denominations will be issued in July 2017, followed by the four smaller denominations in September 2017. The theme will remain “Madagascar and its Riches,” including economic activities, biodiversity, culture, and tourist sites. All the notes will have tactile geometric features for the sight-impaired, zebu head watermarks, security threads, and iridescent stripes.

According to a decree:

The 100-ariary note measures 114 x 60 mm and depicts the Cathédrale d’Ambozontany.

The 200-ariary note measures 119 x 63 mm and depicts the Amber mountains waterfall.

The 500-ariary note measures 124 x 66 mm and depicts the site of Ambohimanga.

The 1,000-ariary note measures 129 x 69 mm and depicts the Kamoro bridge.

The olive green 2,000-ariary note measures 134 x 72 mm and depicts a lemur on front, and a tropical pitcher plant on back.

The red 5,000-ariary note measures 139 x 75 mm and depicts a waterfall in Ranomafana Park on front, and a humpback whale on back.

The brown-yellow 10,000-ariary note measures 144 x 78 mm and depicts the port of Ehoala on front, and Valiha and Zafimaniry carved wooden objects on back.

The blue 20,000-ariary note measures 149 x 81 mm and depicts the nickel processing plant at Ambatovy on front, and vanilla, rice, and lychees on back.

Courtesy of Jérémy Pureur.