- Title: IRAQ: NEW IRAQI MONEY ARRIVES AT BANKS.
- Date: 13th October 2003
- Summary: (W5) BAGHDAD, IRAQ (OCTOBER 13, 2003) (REUTERS) 1. INTERIOR OF WAREHOUSE FOR THE NEW IRAQI CURRENCY 2. SECURITY AND IRAQI WORKERS INSIDE THE STORE 3. WORKERS LOADING BOXES OF NEW BANK NOTES ON A VEHICLE 4. IRAQI STAFF TALKING ABOUT THE VEHICLE CARGO 5. VEHICLE LOADED WITH CURRENCY LEAVING THE WAREHOUSE AT BAGHDAD AIRPORT 6. U.S. SOLDIERS OUTSIDE THE RAFIDAIN BANK / VEHICLE CARRYING THE NEW BANK NOTES ARRIVING 7. IRAQI POLICEMAN ON THE TOP ROOF OF THE BANK AND TANK CANNON 8. U.S. TANK 9. IRAQI WORKERS UNLOADING BOXES OF THE BANK NOTES FROM THE VEHICLE 10. WORKERS CARRYING BOXES OF BANK NOTES 11. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) BANK MANAGER MUHANAD AL-QEISI SAYING: "The process of changing the currency is very important because the old currency was subject to counterfeit, while the new currency was designed with anti-counterfeiting features." 12. CUSTOMERS QUEUING INSIDE BANK 13. OLD MONEY BEING HANDED AT COUNTER 14. OLD MONEY BEING COUNTED ON ELECTRONIC MACHINE 15. OLD MONEY PILED UP Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 28th October 2003 12:00
- Location: BAGHDAD, IRAQ
- Country: Iraq
- Reuters ID: LVA2KVYZ9ZQ19ZJCZ20QRBCTW4ER
- Story Text: New Iraqi money starts to be delivered to banks.
Boxes loaded with new notes of Iraqi dinar left the
warehouses of Baghdad airport and were taken under heavy
security on Monday (October 13) to be delivered to banks in
the capital Baghdad.
The new notes introduced by the U.S-led administration
will go into circulation on Wednesday (October 15).
Bank manager Muhamnad Al-Qeisi welcomed the
introduction of the new dinar which will replace the old
notes which carried symbols reminiscent of the regime of
toppled Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.
"The process of changing the currency is very important
because the old currency was subject to counterfeit, while
the new currency was designed with anti-counterfeiting
features," Al-Qeisi said.
Iraqis were told by the provisional authorities that
they have three months to exchange the old notes with the
new bank notes at the same rate of one to one.
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