World’s largest banknote displayed in Dubai

In celebration of the Philippines’ independence day on June 12, the world’s largest banknote—measuring 35.6 centimetres by 21.6 centimetres—was displayed at NumisBing in Deira, U.A.E.

A total of 1,000 of these large-sized commemorative notes were printed by the Philippine Central Bank in 1998 to mark 100 years of Philippine independence. Each note has a face value of 100,000 Philippine pesos (about $2,660 Cdn.); however, upon their release, the notes were sold for 180,000 pesos.

The note on display in Dubai is owned by Ram Kumar, head of the International Bank Note Society (IBNS) Dubai chapter. It depicts two separate revolutionary scenes from the late 19th century and is accompanied by a Guinness World Records certificate as well as certificate issued by the central bank.

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