If you notice new Lebanese pound notes around soon, don’t worry – they aren’t fake. The Central Bank of Lebanon is set to release a new design for the LBP 100,000 note, which will come into in circulation on April 10.
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The new notes feature a smoother and more minimalistic design that will keep the classic Lebanese symbol of a cedar tree at the top right corner of the note’s front. But one new feature of the design is that the tree is outlined by a green circle that appears to spin when the paper is tilted. Cool, right?
On the back, the note has a serial code in both Arabic and Latin letters and numbers, which is quite a drastic change given that Latin wasn’t included before.
But don’t worry, if you still have the old bills, they’ll still be accepted in Lebanon.
The Central Bank also recently announced the introduction of new LBP 250 coins, but these will look the same as before.