Security Features of The New Banknotes

Move your mouse over the various features of the new banknote below
to explore the look, feel and tilt security features.

  • WATERMARK: An image of Nelson Mandela should appear on the left hand side.

    ANIMAL: The animal that is on the back of the note should appear within the circle.

    MICRO-PRINTING: The denomination numeral appears in micro-lettering in the animals to the left of the image of former President Nelson Mandela. This feature can only be seen using a magnifying glass. Micro-printing also appears on the back of the new banknote.

    LITTLE DOTS: These dots will be seen on the left-hand side of your banknotes.

  • UNIQUE NUMBERING: The unique serial numbers, consisting of letters and numbers, are printed on the back of all new banknotes. A vertical number is on the left-hand side and a horizontal number on the top right. The horizontal number is conical, that is, it grows in height from left to right.

    LITTLE DOTS: These dots will be seen on the right-hand side of your banknotes.