Paper Money Book

Celebration of the 60th birthday of King Letsie III

The 200 Maloti (US$11.68; €10.04) banknote, P-31; B-232, features a vibrant orange color and has dimensions of 160 x 69 mm.

On the front of the banknote, you’ll find the following elements:

  • A Basotho hat (mokorotlo) as a registration device.
  • An image of King Letsie III against a backdrop of a rock formation.
  • Commemorative text.
  • The national coat of arms with a crocodile on a shield, flanked by Basotho horses.
  • A Basotho hat (mokorotlo) with a demetalized “60” in Optically Variable Ink (OVI).

Turning to the back of the banknote, you’ll see:

  • An illustration of a man on horseback.
  • Another depiction of the Basotho hat (mokorotlo).

For security features, the banknote incorporates a windowed security thread with a demetalized interlocking flower pattern. In terms of watermarking, the banknote features a watermark of King Moshoeshoe I wearing a top hat, along with the electrotype “200” and a Basotho hat. Additionally, you can find cornerstones on the banknote.

The banknote was introduced on July 17th, 2023, with an initial release date of July 13th, 2023. The signatures on the banknote belong to Letete. A total of 5,000,000 of these banknotes were produced.

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