Kuwait New Banknotes 20 Dinars bank note 2014 Central Bank of Kuwait
Obverse: State Emblem of Kuwait and vignette of the Seif Palace.
Reverse: Vignette of Al-Boom Traditional Kuwaiti Dhow and vignette of a Pearl Diver.
Dimensions: 160 mm x 68 mm
Dominant Colour: Blue
Watermark: Hold the Banknote up to the light and you will see the falcon watermark with brighter value of the banknote.
Ruling & the Sea; On the front side of the banknote appears the illustrious Seif Palace, a symbol of sovereignty and ruling power to all of Kuwait’s erstwhile rulers where the country’s affairs are administered. The Boom, the largest and most popular traditional Kuwaiti dhow, is featured on the backside of the banknote, an element that alludes to Kuwait’s modernization as well as its rich economic and commercial history that is linked to the deep blue seas. Another element included on the back is a pearl diver, one of the earliest professions that enabled Kuwaitis to earn a living before the discovery of oil.
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The Sixth Issue of the Kuwaiti Currency was unveiled at a celebration event on May 19, 2014, and was released into circulation on June 29, 2014. The sixth issue of the Kuwaiti Dinar banknotes employs a clear and elegant structure throughout the entire series, using visual representations of nationally significant elements and economic accomplishments that are all grounded on one unified background that is of the Kuwaiti flag. The banknotes feature iconic and culturally significant buildings on the front while the backside illustrates Kuwait’s accomplishments and economic milestones throughout history. The new banknotes were also designed with the visually impaired in mind. The banknotes’ values are larger in size and the raised print aids the visually impaired in distinguishing each banknote from the other.
The sixth issue of the Kuwaiti Dinar banknotes includes the most advanced security measures such as innovative printing processes, color changing features and visual elements that become visible upon tilting the banknote.