Old R200 Notes Re-circulating – Be Aware

Various outlets in uMhlanga Rocks have started noticing newly printed “old” R200 notes being used again. Please be aware that these old notes are not to be accepted.

In 2010 these notes were recalled by the South                                             R200
African Reserve Bank as a result of an irregular
circulation of the old series of notes. These old
series notes are not fake,
but by now most
South African public are aware of the problems
with R200 notes and should not resist when their
OLD R200 notes are not accepted.

If you are unaware of the difference between the New Series and Old Series, please see below:

Old Series – Front of note

  • Has Afrikaans translation for South African Reserve Bank on the top middle of the note and Afrikaans translation for Two Hundred Rand on top left corner of the note.
  • Has a white ‘200’ printed on the orange strip below the leopard on the tree.
  • Has the old logo with “R” on the right hand bottom corner with 5 dots underneath.
  • Has “Mboweni” signature not underlined, Red in colour and with the title President Governor underneath
  • Some of the old series have the older governor “CL Stals” signature, which is underlined, Red in colour and with the title President Governor underneath.

Old Series – Back of note

  • Has Afrikaans translation for South African Reserve Bank on the top middle of the note and Afrikaans translation for Two Hundred Rand on top left corner of the note.
  • Has the old logo with “R” on the right hand bottom corner
  • There is no space at the top & bottom of the note

New Series – Front of note

  • Has South African coat of arms on top left hand corner
  • Has “200” printed on front left hand corner
  • Has “Mboweni” signature underlined, Green in colour, with the title being Governor only
  • Has a diamond shape on Orange strip below the leopard on the tree with 5 diamonds underneath.
  • Has a purple metallic ‘200’ on front right hand corner
  • Has a brown ‘200’ under the South African Reserve Bank

New Series – Back of Note

  • Has a maroon ‘200’ on back left hand corner
  • Has isiZulu translation of South African Reserve Bank on top middle of note
  • Has seSotho translation of South African Reserve Bank on bottom middle of note.
  • Has ‘200’ printed on back right hand corner.
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