A new series of banknotes all issued on 05.12.2016. All notes are dated 2016. The theme of this new series is Seychelles biodiversity with key endemic species ranging from amphibians and reptiles to fish and birds. All notes are printed by De La Rue. New security features are incorporated into the new designs. The 500 Rupees is the largest denomination and is printed with Optiks security thread (Hybrid). All notes bear the Governor's signature Caroline Abel.
Another Hybrid note made available to collectors. This is a new series Lesotho 200 Maloti Hybrid note. This series was first released in 2010, comprises of 10, 20, 50 and 100 Maloti, but this is the first time a 200 Maloti denomination is introduced since then. This note has a year date of 2015 but released in 2016. Watermark: The head of King Morena Moshoeshoe l.
This is a Suriname $5 note with the year date of 2012. This note has been reported as a Hybrid note presumably introduced in 2014. I do not have any other information to confirm this or to tell you how you can identify this as a Hybrid note. So far I have only sighted one prefix GA and judging by the serial numbers, I would say a maximum print of 10 million pieces however I do not believe this is the case as the 2010 print also has GA prefix too. However whether the serial numbers range have any indication on this note or the signature, I can't tell. I believe the signature on this note belongs to the Central Bank President - Gillmore A Hoefdraad. I believe the previous 2010 issue has the Bank President's signature of Andre E Telting (tenure 1994-1996 and 2000-2010). This note has a watermark of the country's Central Bank building and the imprinter is Giesecke & Devrient which is also printed on back of the note.
I am not an expert on the topic of Hybrid banknotes nor I want to be one. The information posted on this site has not been thoroughly checked and as such may not be accurate. My main purpose is to promote the collection of Hybrid banknotes and I hope you enjoy viewing my collections. Please contact me if you have spotted any errors. Any offer for exchange is most welcomed.