The Maldives - 5000 Rufiyaa Independence Commemorative Polymer
Five Thousand Rufiyaa (Polymer)
This is a new Commemorative denomination of 5000 Rufiyaa released on the 26.07.2015, celebrating the country's 50th Year of Independence from the British. This note is also called the "Minivan" note, a
Dhivehi/Maldivian word, meaning Independence. The printing and release of this new banknote was
first announced by the security printing firm, De La Rue on 12.05.2015. This note is printed on Safeguard Polymer substrate by DLR. The design for this note was opened to the locals, and won by Abdullah Nashaath. The country Maldives is comprises of a chain of 26 atolls and is situated
south of India. Maldives is the smallest Asian nation in both population (395,000+/-) and land area (298 km2). The country became a British protectorate on 16.12.1887 and was granted independence on 26.07.1965. In 1968 the country became a republic. Total quantity printed for this note is not cleared but only 3000 singles are released in a folder with an issue price of 7,500 Rufiyaa (US$490+/-) each. The note with serial number MF026765 (independence day) was presented to Mr Abdu Saththaar Moosa Didi who was involved in gaining independence from the British. The other note with serial number MF026715 (50th Anniversary) was presented to the country's President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayyoom.