The Bank of Namibia (BoN) has introduced a new polymer NAD 30 banknote to commemorate the country’s 30th anniversary of independence.

The once-off print commemorative banknote is the first of its kind to be issued by BoN.

In keeping with the established tradition of maintaining a unique currency that symbolises independence, national pride and national heritage, the front of the banknote captures the theme of three decades of independence, smooth transition of power between the three presidents Sam Nujoma, Hifikepunye Pohamba and Geingob, as well as peace, stability and progress.

(Bank of Namibia)

Notable features include:

  • Transparent dynamic-effect between the diamond-shaped window and the value 30 with gold ink.
  • Six clusters of raised dots in the top right corner which helps visually impaired and partially sighted people to identify the value of the note, similar with the current banknotes.
  • At the back of the note, there is a see-through window depicting the Black Namibian Rhino, which is facing extinction as one of the world’s most endangered species.
NAD 30 banknote (front)
NAD 30 banknote (back)

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