Images of peace and happiness adorn the front and back of this 2013 banknote of Libya. The banknote, the 1st new issue since the Gadaffi era, was issued February 17, 2013, the 2nd anniversary of the Libyan revolution.
The people’s jubilation is unmistakable. The flags the people are flying are the clue to the people’s celebration. The tricolor red black and green bearing the white star and crescent was the original flag of Libyan independence, and once again, after 42 years, was their flag, the flag of Libya, their country.
1951 – 1969 The flag of The Kingdom of Libya from 1951 independence until the 1969 coup d’etat that brought Gadaffi to power.
1969 – 1972 The flag of the Libyan Arab Republic from 1969 – 1972 under Gadaffi.
1972 – 1977 The flag of the Federation of Arab Republics 1972 – 1979 under Gadaffi.
1977 – 2011 Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya under Gadaffi.
1977 – 2011 Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya under Gadaffi (the flag has a revised aspect ratio)
2011 – present Libya after the Arab Spring.