Kuwait P-24c / 1/2 Dinar 1994 – UNC
|Issued by||Central Bank of Kuwait|
|Issue||L. 1968 (1994-2014) “We Seek God’s Assistance” Issue|
|Size||120 x 68 mm|
|Printer||Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited (England) – TDLR|
|Security features||Security Thread: A shiny silver metallic thread that appears as a series of vertical disconnected dashes at the front. When the banknote is held against light, the thread appears as a solid line.
Microlettering: A micro-text line in which the title of ‘Central Bank of Kuwait’ is repeated in Arabic at the front, and in English at the back of the banknote.
Latent Image: Vignette of a Kuwaiti Coffee Pot is used as supporting ornament to carry the latent image which represents the Value Numeral “1/2”. It becomes visible when the note is held up to the light and is tilted up and down at an acute angle at eye level.
|Signatures||S.A. al-Sabah = Y.H. al-Ibrahim|
|Obverse||Kuwaiti coffee pot. Kuwaiti money changers’ stalls (Souk shops). Kuwaiti Emblem depicting a golden falcon (Hawk of Quraish) and a Boom sailing ship (dhow)|
|Reverse||Young boys playing traditional game with marbles|
|Comment||One interesting aspect to the notes of this issue is the inclusion of the words ‘We seek God’s Assistance’ above the title of the issuing authority in Arabic on the front and English on the back of the notes. It is to be supposed that this inclusion may be due to the upheaval and distress caused by the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq|