2nd May 2019


Burundi Issues New Banknotes Featuring RAPID® Security Features and ENDURANCE™ Durable Paper

The Bank of the Republic of Burundi today introduced a new set of revised banknotes of 500, 2,000, 5,000, and 10,000 Burundi francs. The new notes are like the preceding issues, but with improved paper substrate and security features from Crane Currency.


The improved substrate is Crane Currency’s ENDURANCE™ durable banknote paper. 


The improved security features include the RAPID® micro-optic security thread on all four denominations.


The micro-optic feature displays fluid and highly visible movement behind the letters ‘BRB’ and the head of a cow, a respected symbol of wellness and beauty recognized throughout Burundi. With only a slight tilt of the banknote, the bands in the RAPID feature move up and down behind the static letters ‘BRB’ as the face of the cow shimmers.


Click here for more information in French about the new banknote and its security features.