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Serbia - 2003 120th Year of Banknotes issued by the National Bank of Serbia Commemorative

This is a commemorative note issued in 2003 (P41a) to celebrate the 120th Year of Banknotes Issued by the National Bank in Serbia since 1884. The note depicts the image of Serbian famous son, inventor Nikola Tesla. Tesla was an Austrian Serb but was born in Smiljan (Croatia) in 1856 and died in New York USA in 1943 as a naturalised American citizen. He is famously known for his study and invention of the electromagnetic induction engine (if only I know what I am talking about here) and went on to design an induction motor. An induction motor is whereby no electrical connections are required to operate the rotor. As this is a commemorative note, it also printed with commemorative texts on the back of the note. Subsequent issue (2004 P41b) does not have these texts.

One Hundred Dinara
Dated 2003, P41a
Reverse

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