Thursday, February 2, 2012

Currency Today : Kenya 02

More about Kenya.
I posted the coins before, and want to show some of the banknotes currently in use (2012).

In Kenya banknotes of 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 shilling are in use.
1000 Kenyan Shilling is at this moment more or less 12 USD / 9 EUR.

The design of the notes are mainly the same. On the front we see the face of Jomo Kenyatta.
Kenyatta was prime minister after the independency in 1963 and became the first president when Kenya became a republic in 1964. He remained president until his death in 1978. He is considered the founding father of Kenya.
Many schools, hospitals, two universities, numerous streets and even the national airport is named after Jomo Kenyatta.
In the future however, his face might dissapear from Kenyan notes, as the new constitution decided that there should no longer be portraits of persons on any of Kenya's banknotes.

50 Kenyan Shilling (front)
50 Kenyan Shilling (back)
2 different printing dates
100 Kenyan Shilling (front)
100 Kenyan Shilling (back)
200 Kenyan Shilling (front)
200 Kenyan Shilling (back)

 to be continued ...

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