Solomon Islands released a new $10 note banknote at the end of last year featuring crocodile and shark images in the security thread. It was the fourth issue in the new family of banknotes for the nation. The first issue in the new series was a revised $50 banknote that was released in 2013. After that, new $20 and $100 banknotes have also been issued.
Designs for the new family of banknotes are based on the traditions and cultures of the country. Obverse design of the new $10 note features the national flag of Solomon Islands, coat of arms, and an abstract pattern using geometrical designs, symbolising movement of fishes. The reverse features traditional forms of currency.
Printed by De La Rue, the notes feature a colour-shifting StarChrome security thread with letters CBSI and a numeral 10. When the note is held against light one can see Crocodile and shark images. The colour of security thread on the obverse changes from red to green upon tilting.