11 February 2021

This week South Sudan’s Central Bank introduced a 1,000 Pound banknote in a move to ease transactions.  

The Central Bank governor Dier Tong, introduced the new note saying that the country needed banknotes that are convenient, high quality, secure, and cost effective.

The Central Bank will soon embark on a nationwide public campaign on the key security features of the new denomination.

The 1,000 Pound banknote has a feature for the partially sighted, a watermark, disappearing value, and is a gold-coloured iridescent banknote. It also has a watermark portrait of Dr John Garang De Mabior with the dominant maroon colour and a colour changing holographic security strip, among other distinct features.

Before the introduction of the 1,000 Pound banknote, the South Sudanese Pound had seven denominations – 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 500 pounds which was introduced in 2019.

Adapted from original source: ANA



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