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Zambia unveils new currency features


The Bank of Zambia released the images and security features of new banknotes and coins on October 2, as part of a public awareness campaign promoting the country's rebased currency.

The Zambian government announced plans to rebase the national currency, the kwacha, in January, after a period of prolonged inflation.

The face of the banknotes will continue to depict Zambia's national symbol, the African fish eagle, which the central bank said embodied many of its own values.

"The fish eagle is

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