Eritrea 5 Nakfa Note 1997

Eritrea banknotes 5 Eritrean nakfa note
Currency of Eritrea 5 Nakfa Note
Currency of Eritrea 5 Nakfa Note, Bank of Eritrea 1997 Issue

Obverse: Young boy, young man, and older man at center, flag raising at left, OVD (Optically Variable Device) Kinegram® vertical foil at left
Reverse: Cattle grazing under huge Jacaranda tree at center right.
The notes depict Eritrean fighters raising the (Eritrea People’s Liberation Front) EPLF flag — Very reminiscent to American soldiers raising the flag on Iwo Jima. The Bank of Eritrea logo is depicted on the back of each note.
Watermark: Camel head.
Printer: Giesecke & Devrient, Germany
Size: 140 x 70 mm
Issue Date: 24 May 1997
The nakfa is the currency of Eritrea. It was introduced on 8 November 1997 to replace the Ethiopian birr at par. Named after the town of Nakfa, it is divided into 100 cents. The nakfa banknotes were designed by Clarence Holbert of the United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing in 1994.
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