Friday, December 3, 2010
Laos new 100,000-kip commemorative Banknote
On 15 November 2010, the Bank Of the Lao PDR introduced a new 100,000-kip (US$12.45) banknote and several coins to commemorate the 450th anniversary of the capital, Vientiane, and the 35th anniversary of the establishment of the Lao PDR. Further details are available in this press release, currently available in Lao only, as well as this article from Vientiane Times.
Blue. Front: Naga; statue of King Setthathilat; frangipani, national flower; Wat That Luang stupa in Vientiane; naga. Back: Frangipani flowers; Ho Phra Keo temple in Vientiane. Holographic security thread printed with Lao text. Watermark: Kaysone Phomvihane. Printer: (Goznak). 159 x 68 mm.