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Front side 20 Namibia dollars Back side 20 Namibia dollars

The first series note

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134 mm


70 mm

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The 20 dollar banknote was first printed by the Bank of Namibia in 1993. A second note bearing a different design was issued on May 15, 2012.


The first Namibian 20 dollar note was first issued in 1993, and was subsequently printed in 2002, 2007, and 2009. The initial 1993 issue was red-orange in color, but the notes that followed it were brown in color. It measured 134 millimeters in width by 70 millimeters in height. Former Namaqua chief, Hendrik Witbooi, the Tintenpalast, and the Namibian coat of arms were displayed on the note's obverse, while five hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus) and the nation's flag were printed on the reverse.

On May 15, 2012, the Bank of Namibia introduced a second series of banknotes, which included a redesigned 20 dollar note. It retains the original dimensions of the first note and is bright orange in color. Former Namibian president, Sam Nujoma is depicted on the note's obverse along with the Tintenpalast. Three standing hartebeest are displayed on the note's reverse, with the Namibian coat of arms printed above, and the head of a hartebeest to the right. For security, the 2012 issue is equipped with glossy printing, two watermarks, color-changing features, raised print, two relief marks, and a security thread. All of the 2012 notes bear the signature of current governor of the Bank of Namibia, Ipumbu Shiimi.


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