Fifty Kina Polymer note

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Fifty Kina Front

The K50.00 banknote
The K50.00 banknote

The main design elements on the front are the Parliament House and the National Crest of Papua New Guinea, which is a stylised Bird of Paradise sitting on a Kundu (drum) and a Spear.

The K50.00 banknote incorporates advanced security features to help protect the currency from counterfeiting.The polymer note still retains many of the original design elements of the previous K50.00 banknotes.Please take a moment to familiarise yourself with the security features detailed below.

Fifty Kina Back

The K50.00 banknote
The K50.00 banknote

The main design elements on the back are a portrait of Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare and masks from Bainings (East New Britain Province), the Orokolo (Gulf Province), the Huli (Southern Highlands Province) and the Tubuan (East New Britain Province). Also featured are a Malagan mask (New Ireland Province), a Karkar shield, totem poles and artists interpretations of Tapa from Oro, Central and Morobe provinces.

1. Complex Clear Window

Complex clear window incorporating a vignette of the Bank of Papua New Guinea logo.

2. Shadow Image

Shadow image of the Bank of Papua New Guinea logo, which is visible when raised to the light.

3. G-Switch™ Feature

G-Switch™is a dynamic optical feature that changes colour when the banknote is tilted under a light source.

4. Emboss

The numeral ’50’ is embossed in the secondary clear window.

5. Offset

Complex background security patterns in multiple rainbow print.

6. Intaglio

Multi-colour raised keyline printing of main design elements on the front and back of the banknote.

7. Iridescent Feature

Bird of Paradise in full flight on the back provides a colour change when the banknote is tilted.

8. Serial Number

Black serial number fluoresces yellow/green under ultra violet light.

9. Signatures

Black signatures of the Governor and the Secretary, Department of Treasury fluoresce yellow/green under ultra violet light.

10. ICE Feature

The Bird of Paradise is printed with a red intaglio ink on a highly reflective gold background. The contrast is enhanced when the banknote is tilted.

11. DOE™ Feature

Image of ’50’ is visible when viewing through the window towards a point light source.

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