We are pleased to announce that the Bank of Tanzania is issuing a new legal tender Aurum® note this month. The 1000 Shilling Lake Tanganyika Catfish gold note is the fifth legal tender issue using Valaurum’s patented, proprietary Aurum® technology.
Each note contains 1/1000th oz of 24k gold and incorporates advanced security features throughout the artwork for a secure and verifiable way to invest in gold. As with all of our Aurum® products, 24k gold is visible throughout each note from edge-to-edge and is fully recoverable using standard fire assay techniques.
Both sides of this unique note include aquatic colors, themes, and shapes. A large Cuckoo Catfish (Synodontis Multipunctatus) found exclusively in Lake Tanganyika, is depicted in detail on the obverse. The reverse showcases a Dhow, a traditional sailing vessel used for both fishing and transportation on Lake Tanganyika. Additional elements include aerial silhouettes of Lake Tanganyika and Tanzania as well as the outline of several catfish. The border includes patterning drawn from local textiles and prints in addition to a second, central band that incorporates a repeating motif of the Tanzanian Coat of Arms.
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