Central Bank of the Gambia introduced a new series of upgraded currency
notes for the D5, D10, D25, D50 and D100 denominations in July 1996.
The upgraded banknotes have the same sizes, watermark and generally
the same colours and appearance of those used at present.
The main difference between the new series of upgraded banknotes
and those currently in circulation is that each denomination bears
a new unique hand-engraved portrait, in place of that of the former
Head of State. In order to represent all Gambian citizens, the D5
note bears the portrait of a young Gambian girl, the D10 a young
Gambian boy, the D25 a Gambian man and the D50 a Gambian woman.
In order to ensure that our currency remains secure against the
technological advances, additional counterfeit deterrents have been
incorporated in to the upgraded banknotes using the latest technology.
Existing counterfeit deterrents will also be continued.