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Banknotes from Lesotho

Lesotho, officially the Kingdom of Lesotho, is a land-locked country, the only one in the world outside of the Italian peninsula, within the border of South Africa. It is just over 30,000 km² (11,583 square miles) in size and has a population of about 2,2 million. Its capital and largest city is Maseru. It was previously a British Colony called Basutoland, but it declared independence from the United Kingdom on 4 October 1966. Today it is a UN Member and a sovereign State and part of the Commonwealth of Nations, as well as the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The name translated means "the land of the Basotho people who speak Sesotho". The country issued some coins in 1966 and 1969, but the current circulation coinage was introduced in 1979. The main currency is Loti (plural Maloti after the Sotho name for the Drakensberg) divided into 100 Lisente (singular Sente). The currency is fixed at 1:1 with the South African Rand, and the Rand is accepted as legal tender in Lesotho. The current Monarch is King Letsie III and serves a ceremonial function only as the country has an independently elected government.
Wikidata: Q1013

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Loti (1980-date)

100 Lisente = 1 Loti

2 Maloti
1981

Standard banknote
P# 4
5 Maloti
1981

Standard banknote
P# 5
10 Maloti
1981

Standard banknote
P# 6
Available for swap 2 Maloti
1989

Standard banknote
121 × 57 mm
P# 9
Available for swap 5 Maloti
1989

Standard banknote
128 × 64 mm
P# 10
10 Maloti
1990

Standard banknote
133 × 70 mm
P# 11
10 Maloti
2000-2009

Standard banknote
128 × 70 mm
P# 15
Available for swap 10 Maloti
2010-2013

Standard banknote
132 × 70 mm
P# 21
Available for swap 20 Maloti
1994-2009

Standard banknote
128 × 70 mm
P# 16
Available for swap 20 Maloti
2010-2013

Standard banknote
135 × 70 mm
P# 22
Available for swap 50 Maloti
1991-2009

Standard banknote
138 × 70 mm
P# 17
Available for swap 50 Maloti
2010-2013

Standard banknote
139 × 70 mm
P# 23
100 Maloti
1999-2009

Commemorative note
140 × 70 mm
P# 19

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