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02.10.2015

The new MDL 1 banknote

The size and design elements of the newly upgraded banknote with the denomination of MDL 1, specimen of 2015, are identical with those of the banknote with the denomination of MDL 1, specimen of 2010.

 

Features: 

  • Size: 58 x 114 mm;
  • Dominant colours, front and back sides of the banknote: yellow, green brown and ochre;
  • Printed on special paper with a watermark that shows the portrait of Ştefan cel Mare, a metallized security thread embedded vertically in the paper and bi-fluorescent fibres.

Front side:  The Coat of Arms of the Republic of Moldova, inscriptions "REPUBLICA MOLDOVA" and "ȘTEFAN CEL MARE", the portrait of Ştefan cel Mare, a national multi-coloured ornament, two vertical decorative elements, the central rosette, nominal value printed in figures and words, the abbreviation "BNM", facsimile „GUVERNATOR, D. Drăguţanu", circle wording "PE-UN PICIOR DE PLAI, PE-O GURA DE RAI...", victory token - „V", the year of banknote issuance "2015", banknote number and series, the inscription „FALSIFICAREA ACESTOR BILETE SE PEDEPSEŞTE CONFORM LEGILOR".

Back side: The graphic image of Căpriana Monastery within a frame and under which the inscription „MĂNĂSTIREA CĂPRIANA”, nominal value in figures and words, two vertical decorative elements,the Coat of Arms of Ştefan cel Mare, stylised image of the Column of Traian, Column of Infinity and between them a crescent moon, inscription „BANCA NAŢIONALĂ A MOLDOVEI” and the NBM logo.

Security features:

  • Watermark: The watermark is placed on the right blank side of the banknote and represents the portrait of Ştefan cel Mare, directed towards the centre, which becomes visible against the light.

  • See-through printing feature: If you hold the banknote against the light, the outline of the image of the sun on the front side and outline of the image of the crescent moon on the back side should coincide, as well as the circle of the sun and the circle within which the crescent moon is depicted. The letter "V" on the front side and the Column of Traian and the Infinite Column depicted on the back side of the banknote should create the silhouette of letter "M" (Moldova) when viewed through the transparency and held against light.

 

New security features:

Know and Identify

- Interactive presentation of the new security features.

  • Security thread:  The metallized security thread and the inscription "BNM" are embedded in the paper on the left side of the banknote, between the portrait of Ştefan cel Mare and the central rosette, which produce a blue fluorescent colour if seen against the light.
  • Microlettering:  The microlettering "BNM" and "UN LEU" are printed at the top and bottom of the area between the two vertical decorative elements. The microlettering "BNM" is printed on the outline of the circle where the text „PE-UN PICIOR DE PLAI, PE-O GURA DE RAI... “ is placed.
  • See-through printing feature: On the blank right side of the banknote, the figure "1" is printed in the same place on the front and back side of the banknote, so that when viewed through transparency and held against light, the entire figure is seen.
  • Fluorescence under UV light: On the blank right side of the banknote, a rectangle is placed, which becomes green if held under UV light. The inscription „BNM“ and BNM logo are printed inside this rectangle. Two vertical decorative elements, a national multi-coloured ornament and a central rosette on the front side of the banknote appear green if held under UV light. The bi-fluorescent fibres will become green/blue and yellow/red if held under UV light.
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