North Korean banknotes no longer feature Kim Il-Sung

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In October 22, 2014
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sources: BBC News:, The Guardian:, Deutsche Welle:

North Korea has dropped Kim Il-sung from its highest-denomination banknote.

A new 5,000-won note, introduced at the end of July 2014 no longer features current leader Kim Jong-un’s grandfather.  Instead, it now has a picture of what North Korea officially regards as his birthplace – Mangyongdae – on the front, and a Pyongyang museum that displays gifts from foreign leaders (International Friendship Exhibition building, Myohyang-san) on the back of the note.


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