The Central Bank of the Republic of Guinea (BCRG) has released the new 500 GNF banknote into circulation on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. The new note is resized with a new design that boasts of improved security features.
The design, texture, and patterns are based on the 2015 series. One side of the note depicts a young Guinea woman and the Coat of Arms of the Republic at the center. The reverse depicts a mining operation and a hat of Bassari to denote the industrial revolution and the cultural heritage.
The security features of the note are improved, modern with visible and invisible to prevent counterfeiting. The note is also covered with varnish for more durability.