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The Central Bank of Oman announced today that it will issue this month a new banknote of 50 rials of the Sixth Series (OMR50.5) to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the rise of the Modern Omani Renaissance, and in memory of its founder, the late His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said bin Taymur.
The Central Bank will complete the Sixth Series in the last quarter of the year with the release of the following denominations:
100 baisa (OMR0.100.5), ½ rial (OMRo.500.5), 1 rial (OMR1.7), 5 rials (OMR5.7), 10 rials (OMR10.7) and 20 rials (OMR20.6).
The new note measures 173 x 76 mm, is dated 1441 A.H. – 2020 C.E.,and depicts the portrait of the late Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who reigned from 1970 to 2020, and the façade of the Central Bank of Oman building.
In the back it shows the buildings of the Council of Oman, the Supreme Court and the Ministry of Finance.
The security features are:
1. A golden security patch window on the right side of the banknote depicting:
- The main entrance the Central Bank of Oman building.
- CBO name in both Arabic and English.
- The numeral 50 in Arabic.
- The numeral 50, LASER-engraved in English, revealed under any light source.
- A blue-inked window revealed under any light source.
2. A shiny, multicolored security patch on the left side in the form of the numeral 50, depicting moving elements of color shifting gradually from green to gold when the banknote is tilted.
3. Three watermarks on the left, which includes a portrait of the late His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, and the numeral 50 printed in Arabic twice; both revealed under any light source.
4. An ornamental pattern in seven repetition with intaglio printing on the left and right sides; aids the blind and the visually impaired to recognize the value.
5. The printing of the coloured Khanjar on the back of the note completes the image of the white Khanjar on the front side of the note when viewed against the light.
- A Shiny, multicolored, and magnetic security thread, parts of which are visible while others are intertwined within the banknote on the right side.
- Shiny ink inspired by the belt of the Omani dagger, depicted in yellow and green on the middle of the banknote, and the center depicts the numeral 50 printed in English.
- A reflection of the watermark image depicted on the front design of the banknote with the same characteristics.
- An identical match for the golden security patch depicted on the front design of the banknote on the left side.
- The printing of the coloured dagger on the back completes the image of the white dagger on the front when viewed against the light.
Courtesy: Cleophas Schockem, Paul;-Henri Longuet.
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