The Governor of the Bank of Angola (BNA) has announced that the new kwanza banknotes will go into circulation in the first half of the year. He said recommendations were made by the members to improve the image of the first President of the Republic, Agostinho Neto, and to keep the figure of the “thinker” ( a symbol of Angolan culture).
The introduction of the new notes called “2020 series” will be gradual and the new notes, of values from 200, 500, 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, and 10,000 kwanzas, have images depicting the natural wonders of Angola on them.
The natural wonders on the denominations are:
200 kwanza – the Pedras Negras de Pungo a Ndongo (Malange)
500 kwanza – Fenda de Tundavala (Huila)
1,000 kwanza – Cordillera of the Central Plateau (Huambo)
2,000 kwanza – the Serra da Leba ( Huila)
5,000 kwanza – the ruins of the Cathedral of Sao Salvador do Congo (Zaire)
10,000 kwanza – the Caves of Zenzo (Uige)