Enhanced Bank Notes
The Bank of Zambia is the sole authority mandated by law to issue banknotes and coins as legal tender for circulation in the Republic of Zambia. This is in accordance with Section 4 of the Bank of Zambia Act No. 43 of 1996. The Bank seeks to ensure that only high quality banknotes and coins circulate in order to maintain confidence in the Zambian Kwacha as a payment mechanism and a store of value. The Bank also ensures that the Zambian currency is adequately protected from counterfeiting. This is done by continually adopting new technology based security features that safeguard the integrity of the currency.
In 2018, the Bank of Zambia has launched enhanced banknotes with new security features to further protect the Zambian kwacha from counterfeiting. The enhanced banknotes' features are shown for each denomination in the video below.