Let's share our newest additions to the collections !
Mine are these two recent Maldive Islands notes from the 2nd Series. I'll have to think about spending the money on the 500 Rupee note, it seems overpriced, but these two have a nice design and pleasant colors. The lateen-rigged Indian Ocean dhow is central to the history of the Maldives. The archipelago was colonized by explorers from southern India around 400 B.C., and thrived until the 12th Century A.D., when it was Islamized by the Arabs, who arrived in their characteristic dhows seen on the notes.
A 3rd Series of notes was recently issued, containing colorful local designs.