SOUTH AFRICA 10 Rand Banknote
The South African Reserve Bank issued South African Rand banknotes in 9 different denominations, including this 10 South African Rand banknote (Rhino type 2005). They are part of the withdrawn South African Rand banknotes series. The South African Reserve Bank started issuing these 10 South African Rand banknotes in 2005. They were withdrawn from circulation in 2012.
Whilst similar to the earlier 1999 issue R10 banknote, the 2005 green and white 10 rand note can be distinguished by the national coat of arms of South Africa on the obverse, and the presence of Omron rings on the reverse. These are the patterns of small yellow circles, also known as the eurion constellation, that have been used as an anti-counterfeiting measure in many banknotes worldwide since the mid 1990s.
Obverse: White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum); Stylised diamond. Reverse: Agriculture: ram’s head,
cattle, old style wind turbine, stylised sunflowers. Signature: Dr. Christian Lodewyk Stals (President Governor,
in office from 8 August 1989 to 7 August 1999). Watermark: Head of a White Rhinoceros.