The current family of banknotes in Botswana was launched on August 21, 2009. The banknotes family structure comprises five banknote denominations of P10, P20, P50, P100, and P200.

All banknotes, except the P200 banknote, which was introduced in 2009, retain the basic designs, colour and layout as the earlier banknotes.

On February 22, 2021, the Bank issued into circulation the third emission of the P10 banknote. The P10 banknote features the portrait of His Excellency the President Dr Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi, and the signatures of the then Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Dr Thapelo Matsheka and Governor, Moses Dinekere Pelaelo.

All banknotes show a rampant zebra watermark as a key security feature.

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The banknote is purple and depicts the artwork of a woman teaching pupils. The concept is intended primarily to underscore the contribution of women in the country's development through education. The reverse side features the picture of a herd of zebras at a waterhole.

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