Rwanda to issue new banknotes

New 500 and 1,000 franc notes will have new security features and design elements

New Rwandan francs

The National Bank of Rwanda will replace the country’s two lowest-denomination banknotes on February 11 with updated versions, the central bank governor has announced.

Both the 500 and 1,000 franc ($1.12) notes will be replaced with new designs that integrate new security features. The current denominations will remain legal tender and continue to circulate.

“The design of the new series of banknotes incorporates the beauty of Rwandan culture and the country’s tourism promotion as one of the

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