FRONT: On the front of this note you see the Ducan Dam. The Dam is made with bowed concrete and spans a half diameter of 120 M with a top length of 360 M at a width of 8.4 M. Its overall storage capacity is an astonishing 6.8 Billion cubic meters.
BACK: On the back you will see the statue of a Winged Bull. A colossal human-headed winged bull standing over 14 feet tall and weighing over 10 tons guarded the entrance to the palace of king Sargon II of Assyria in about 710 BC at his capital city, Khorsabad. The winged bull was called a "lamassu," which was believed to be a spiritual being with the head of a human, the body and ears of a bull, and the wings of an angel or bird. This winged bull has 5 legs to make it appear balanced from any angle. The mythical creatures were placed on each side of palace entrances to give magical protection against evil spirits.
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On October 15. 2003, the new Iraqi Dinar Banknote series in the denominations of 50, 250, 1000, 5000, 10000 & 25000 were launched by Central Bank of Iraq.500 Dinar denomination banknote was added in 2004. The new banknotes, printed in Britain, boast of the most up-to-date anti-counterfeit features, including watermarks, a security thread, raised letters, an optical variable ink and other variations to thwart counterfeiters. The new currency is one currency for the entire country of Iraq.
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ACCORDING TO IMF COUNTRY INFORMATION ON IRAQ:
"Iraq is estimated to have the world’s second-largest oil reserves, with reserves recently revised upward from 115 to 143 billion barrels, based on new geological surveys. By the 1970s, Iraq’s oil resources had enabled the country to reach middle-income status, with a modern infrastructure, and good education and healthcare systems. Since then, however, Iraq has suffered through three devastating wars, a long period of economic and financial mismanagement, and international sanctions imposed during the 1990s.... Nevertheless, Iraq’s longer-term outlook is strong as domestic and foreign investment in the hydrocarbon sector starts to bear fruit, and oil production and exports are projected to increase considerably in the years ahead."