Sixth Issue

The Sixth Issue of the Kuwaiti Currency was unveiled at a celebration event on May 19, 2014, and was released into circulation on June 29, 2014. The sixth issue of the Kuwaiti Dinar banknotes employs a clear and elegant structure throughout the entire series, using visual representations of nationally significant elements and economic accomplishments that are all grounded on one unified background that is of the Kuwaiti flag. The banknotes feature iconic and culturally significant buildings on the front while the backside illustrates Kuwait’s accomplishments and economic milestones throughout history. The new banknotes were also designed with the visually impaired in mind. The banknotes’ values are larger in size and the raised print aids the visually impaired in distinguishing each banknote from the other.

The sixth issue of the Kuwaiti Dinar banknotes includes the most advanced security measures such as innovative printing processes, color changing features and visual elements that become visible upon tilting the banknote.

To explore the new Kuwaiti banknotes click on the images below, and to learn more about the security and design features, click here

Quarter KD Note

Details

Value Quarter KD Note
Description Kuwait’s Liberation & Heritage; The striking Liberation Tower, a massive 372-meter structure that is one of the main landmarks in Kuwait City as well as one of the tallest buildings in the world, appears on the front side of the banknote as a symbol of Kuwait’s independence since its erection in 1996. The banknote’s backside portrays a traditional wooden Kuwaiti door, a plaster carving and the first Kuwaiti coin used locally.
Dimensions 110mm x 68mm
Dominant Colour BROWN
Principal Subjects (Front) Vignette of the Liberation Tower
Principal Subjects (Back)
  • Vignette of Traditional Wooden Kuwaiti Door
  • Vignette of the First Kuwaiti Coin

  • OV_OVI (Optical Variable Ink)
  • SM_Spectrum
  • WM_Watermark
  • TD_Thread
  • SH_See Through
  • RI_Raised Ink
  • UV_Ultraviolet
Visible On: 
Front
  -
Back

  • When tilted, waves shape changes colour.

  • When tilted, you will see circles in the solid art print.

  • Hold the Banknote up to the light and you will see the falcon watermark with brighter value of the banknote.

  • Tilt the Banknote and you will see the security thread changes colour.

  • Hold the Banknote up to the light and you will see the incomplete shapes that combine to form the banknote value.

  • Feel the raised ink of the numeral on the front and the back of the banknote. In addition, you can feel the raised ink of the visually impaired symbols.

  • Under a UV lamp, fluorescent elements became visible.

  • Click the left side menu to view details

Half KD Note

Details

Value Half KD Note
Description Kuwaiti Icons and its Environment; Arguably the most familiar and iconic Kuwaiti landmark, the Kuwait Towers are illustrated on the banknote’s front as they soar mightily into the sky. The banknote’s backside alludes to Kuwait’s marine life and the significance of preserving it such as the endangered hawksbill sea turtle and the silver pomfret (Al Zubaidi), Kuwait’s most popular fish.
Dimensions 120mm x 68mm
Dominant Colour GREEN
Principal Subjects (Front) Vignette of Kuwait Towers
Principal Subjects (Back)
  • Vignette of a Hawksbill Sea Turtle
  • Vignette of a Silver Pomfret

  • OV_OVI (Optical Variable Ink)
  • SM_Spectrum
  • WM_Watermark
  • TD_Thread
  • SH_See Through
  • RI_Raised Ink
  • UV_Ultraviolet
Visible On: 
Front
  -
Back

  • When tilted, waves shape changes colour.

  • When tilted, you will see circles in the solid art print.

  • Hold the Banknote up to the light and you will see the falcon watermark with brighter value of the banknote.

  • Tilt the Banknote and you will see the security thread changes colour.

  • Hold the Banknote up to the light and you will see the incomplete shapes that combine to form the banknote value.

  • Feel the raised ink of the numeral on the front and the back of the banknote. In addition, you can feel the raised ink of the visually impaired symbols.

  • Under a UV lamp, fluorescent elements became visible.

  • Click the left side menu to view details

One KD Note

Details

Value One KD Note
Description Kuwait’s History and Islam; A superb illustration of the Grand Mosque, the largest mosque in the country as well as a symbol of Kuwait’s Islamic identity, is portrayed on the banknote’s front. The backside of the banknote displays a real-life illustration of an ionic column, one of the many influences of ancient Greek civilization that swept across and settled in Kuwait’s island of Failaka.
Dimensions 130mm x 68mm
Dominant Colour Grey
Principal Subjects (Front) Vignette of the Grand Mosque
Principal Subjects (Back) Vignette of a Real-Life Illustration of Many Influences of Ancient Greek Civilization in Kuwait’s Island of Failaka

  • OV_OVI (Optical Variable Ink)
  • SM_Spectrum
  • WM_Watermark
  • TD_Thread
  • SH_See Through
  • RI_Raised Ink
  • UV_Ultraviolet
Visible On: 
Front
  -
Back

  • When tilted, waves shape changes colour.

  • When tilted, you will see circles in the solid art print.

  • Hold the Banknote up to the light and you will see the falcon watermark with brighter value of the banknote.

  • Tilt the Banknote and you will see the security thread changes colour.

  • Hold the Banknote up to the light and you will see the incomplete shapes that combine to form the banknote value.

  • Feel the raised ink of the numeral on the front and the back of the banknote. In addition, you can feel the raised ink of the visually impaired symbols.

  • Under a UV lamp, fluorescent elements became visible.

  • Click the left side menu to view details

Five KD Note

Details

Value Five KD Note
Description Economy, Finance and the Oil Industry; With its powerful pyramid steel structure, the Central Bank of Kuwait’s newly constructed building portrayed on the banknote’s front side represents the Bank’s objectives of ensuring resilience, stability and a sound monetary policy. The back of the banknote shows off one of Kuwait’s oil refineries and a tanker as a testament to Kuwait’s precious source of prosperity.
Dimensions 140mm x 68mm
Dominant Colour Purple
Principal Subjects (Front) Vignette of the New Central Bank Building
Principal Subjects (Back)
  • Vignette of an Oil Refinery
  • Vignette of an Oil Tanker

  • SP_Spark
  • SM_Spectrum
  • WM_Watermark
  • TD_Thread
  • SH_See Through
  • RI_Raised Ink
  • UV_Ultraviolet
Visible On: 
Front
  -
Back

  • When tilted, waves shape changes colour with orbital effect (front only).

  • When tilted, you will see circles in the solid art print.

  • Hold the Banknote up to the light and you will see the falcon watermark with brighter value of the banknote.

  • Tilt the Banknote and you will see the security thread changes colour.

  • Hold the Banknote up to the light and you will see the incomplete shapes that combine to form the banknote value.

  • Feel the raised ink of the numeral on the front and the back of the banknote. In addition, you can feel the raised ink of the visually impaired symbols.

  • Under a UV lamp, fluorescent elements became visible.

  • Click the left side menu to view details

Ten KD Note

Details

Value Ten KD Note
Description Democracy & the Desert; The glorious Kuwait National Assembly Building, a symbolic pillar of Kuwait’s democratic constitution, is beautifully illustrated on the front side of the banknote. Kuwait’s diverse desert life takes over on the banknote’s backside; a captivating illustration of a falcon oversees a seated camel dressed regally in a traditional sadu saddle.
Dimensions 150mm x 68mm
Dominant Colour Reddish Orange
Principal Subjects (Front) Vignette of Kuwait National Assembly Building
Principal Subjects (Back)
  • Vignette of a Falcon
  • Vignette of a Seated Camel Dressed in Sadu Saddle

  • SP_Spark
  • SM_Spectrum
  • WM_Watermark
  • TD_Thread
  • SH_See Through
  • RI_Raised Ink
  • UV_Ultraviolet
Visible On: 
Front
  -
Back

  • When tilted, waves shape changes colour with orbital effect.

  • When tilted, you will see circles in the solid art print.

  • Hold the Banknote up to the light and you will see the falcon watermark with brighter value of the banknote.

  • Tilt the Banknote and you will see the security thread changes colour.

  • Hold the Banknote up to the light and you will see the incomplete shapes that combine to form the banknote value.

  • Feel the raised ink of the numeral on the front and the back of the banknote. In addition, you can feel the raised ink of the visually impaired symbols.

  • Under a UV lamp, fluorescent elements became visible

  • Click the left side menu to view details

Twenty KD Note

Details

Value Twenty KD Note
Description Ruling & the Sea; On the front side of the banknote appears the illustrious Seif Palace, a symbol of sovereignty and ruling power to all of Kuwait’s erstwhile rulers where the country’s affairs are administered. The Boom, the largest and most popular traditional Kuwaiti dhow, is featured on the backside of the banknote, an element that alludes to Kuwait’s modernization as well as its rich economic and commercial history that is linked to the deep blue seas. Another element included on the back is a pearl diver, one of the earliest professions that enabled Kuwaitis to earn a living before the discovery of oil.
Dimensions 160mm x 68mm
Dominant Colour Blue
Principal Subjects (Front) Vignette of the Seif Palace
Principal Subjects (Back)
  • Vignette of Al-Boom Traditional Kuwaiti Dhow
  • Vignette of a Pearl Diver

  • SP_Spark
  • SM_Spectrum
  • WM_Watermark
  • TD_Thread
  • SH_See Through
  • RI_Raised Ink
  • UV_Ultraviolet
Visible On: 
Front
  -
Back

  • When tilted, waves shape changes colour with orbital effect.

  • When tilted, you will see circles in the solid art print.

  • Hold the Banknote up to the light and you will see the falcon watermark with brighter value of the banknote.

  • Tilt the Banknote and you will see the security thread changes colour.

  • Hold the Banknote up to the light and you will see the incomplete shapes that combine to form the banknote value.

  • Feel the raised ink of the numeral on the front and the back of the banknote. In addition, you can feel the raised ink of the visually impaired symbols.

  • Under a UV lamp, fluorescent elements became visible.

  • Click the left side menu to view details

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