Central Banking

Bank of Botswana issues warning over counterfeit notes


The Bank of Botswana on August 9 released a statement alerting the public to the existence of some poor-quality counterfeit banknotes in circulation in the country.

The central bank said the fakes were photocopies of a genuine 200 pula note, carrying the serial number AB3139104.

In an effort to make the currency seem more realistic, a "silver coloured substance" has been applied to the note in place of the holographic stripe. However, the state-of-the-art windowed security thread appears only as

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