Iran issues commemorative 50,000-rial note

It was expected earlier this year but the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran has finally released the new commemorative 50,000-rial banknote. The note features the familiar portrait of ayatollah Khomeini on the front which we've seen on other notes from Iran.

The back is more interesting I think. It shows a tree next to the entrance to Teheran University. In the back we can make out the famous double-helix structure of DNA. The poem reads: "Capable is / the one who is wise / Knowledge makes / the old heart young" by Ferdowsi and we see the planet Saturn. I like this theme very much and I think it makes for a nice contrast between a religious leader on the front and the celebration of knowledge and science on the back. 

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Steven Monday 02 November 2015 at 7:17 pm | | news
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