Malta paper money 10 Maltese Lira banknote 1979

Malta currency 10 Maltese liri banknote
10 Maltese lira
Malta currency  10 liri pounds banknote
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Malta currency 10 liri - 10 pounds banknote 1979 Central Bank of Malta
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Obverse: Statue of "Justice" at center. Map of Malta is on top left. Coat of Arms of Malta from 1975 to 1988 is in top right corner. In lower right corner is the butterfly Papilio machaon. In particular, her Maltese subspecies Papilio machaon melitensis, opened in 1936. Top, right, three dots of Braille for the visually impaired. Denominations in numerals are in all corners. In center in words.
Reverse: Aerial view of Malta dry docks. On the left side is a freshwater crab Potamon fluviatile. In top right corner is the Central Bank of Malta Logo. Denominations in numerals are in lower left and top left corners, also on the right side. In lower right corner in words.
Watermark: Allegorical head of Malta.
Printed by Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited, London.

Malta banknotes - Malta paper money
   In March1979, the Central Bank of Malta embarked on its third series of currency issue, keeping the same £m1, £m5, and £m10 denominations as in the previous 1973 and 1975 issues. This issue, which commemorated Malta’s new status of neutrality and the termination of military facilities for foreign powers in 1979, included the new circular emblem of Malta, which had replaced the armorial bearings in 1975.
   The £m1 note, in brown and grey, had a map of the Maltese Islands and an inscription GĦALL ĠID TAL-MALTIN ĠIEĦ IR-REPUBBLIKA, but the most prominent feature on this note was the gardjola. The £m5 note had various shades of violet portraying a statue symbolizing culture by Antonio Sciortino. The £m10 note was grey and pink and showed a statue symbolizing justice.
   In 1981, the Bank withdrew from circulation the £5 note issued in 1968 and the £1 note issued in 1969 while the green £m1 note of 1973 was called in 1982, followed by the £m5 note, which stopped being legal tender in 1983.
   In 1982, the Central Bank of Malta issued currency notes with special features to help the blind distinguish authenticity and one denomination from another. The £m10 note had three 5mm dots embossed above the emblem of the Republic of Malta on the obverse, the £m5 note had two dots while the £m1 had one dot.

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Potamon fluviatile
Potamon fluviatile is a freshwater crab found in or near wooded streams, rivers and lakes in Southern Europe. It is an omnivore with broad ecological tolerances, and adults typically reach 50 mm (2 in) in size during their 10–12 year lifespan. They inhabit burrows and are aggressive, apparently outcompeting native crayfish.
   Potamon fluviatile has been harvested for food since classical antiquity, and is now threatened by overexploitation. Many of the island populations are particularly vulnerable, and the Maltese subspecies has become a conservation icon. A population in Rome may have been brought there before the founding of the Roman Empire.
   On the island of Malta, Potamon fluviatile is rare and restricted to a few locations in the west of the island. On Gozo, there is a single population which inhabits a stretch of river only 700 metres (770 yd) long.

Papilio machaon
The Old World swallowtail (Papilio machaon) is a butterfly of the family Papilionidae. The butterfly is also known as the common yellow swallowtail or simply the swallowtail (a common name applied to all members of the family, but this species is the 'original', first to go by the name). It is the type species of the genus Papilio and occurs throughout the Palearctic region in Europe and Asia; it also occurs across North America, and thus, is not restricted to the Old World, despite the common name.
The Maltese Islands are home to another endemic subspecies, Papilio machaon melitensis.