Mexico issues new 100-pesos banknote

The Banco de México announced a new family of banknotes back in 2018. On 13 November 2020 the new 100-pesos note has been issued. The note symbolizes the Colonial Era. It features Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, a Monarch butterfly and Pine and holm trees. This beautiful new note is printed on polymer substrate.


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Costa Rica announces last two polymer notes for 2021

The Banco Central de Costa Rica announced new 2,000-, 5,000-, and 20,000-colon notes earlier this year.

Now new 1,000- and 10,000-colon notes have also been announced. They will be issued at some moment in 2021. 


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Ethiopia issues new banknotes

The National Bank of Ethiopia has issued new 10-, 50-, 100- and 200-birr banknotes. The 5-birr note will be replaced by a coin. "The currency change is aimed at gathering currency circulating informally and outside of financial institutions; curb corruption and contraband and support financial institutions confront currency shortage."

ANother interesting piece from the press release: "While Ethiopia has never had a symbol to represent its currency, a new symbol has been designed and will be soon unveiled to symbolize the Birr."




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Czech Republic shows new commemorative note

Back in 2019 I wrote that the Czech National Bank announced it would issue a new commemoratove banknote in 2022. The note will feature a portrait of Karel Engliš (1880 - 1961), the most important financier of the First Republic. 

Engliš was the first rector of Masaryk University in Brno and from 1947 to 1948 rector of Charles University in Prague. Together with Alois Rašín (who featured the first commemorative Czech banknote), he was instrumental in the Czechoslovak currency reform after the First World War as Minister of Finance. From 1934 to 1938 he was governor of the Czechoslovak National Bank.

Now in November 2020 the design of this new note has been chosen. A total of 20,000 notes will be sold at a premium in folders.

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Saudi Arabia issues commemorative 20-riyals note

The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority has issued a commemorative 20-riyal banknote commemorating the G20-summit which will be held from 21-22 November. 

Controversy has broken out regarding the back of the note. Both India and Pakistan claim the world map doesn't represent the true territory of their country. You guessed it: this is about Kashmir. The fact that world leaders chose a country like Saudi Arabia to discuss important financial topics might be a more interesting topic, but that's just my opinion. 


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Azerbaijan reveals new banknotes for next year

The Central Bank of Azerbaijan has announced it will issue new versions of its 1-, 5- and 50-manat banknotes. The design wil be slightly different from the existing versions. The new banknotes will be available from 1 January 2021. 



Courtesy of Amraan Amjad. 

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Fiji issues nice commemorative banknote

The Reserve Bank of Fiji has issued a commemorative 50-dollar note on 8 October 2020 to commemmorate Fiji’s 50th anniversary of independence.

The  note is made of ploymer and to be honest: this is one of the most fun notes I've seen issued in a long time! I really like the design as well, which is different from the usual banknote designs. 

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Saudi Arabia issues polymer 5-riyals note

The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority has issued a new version of its 5-riyal banknote on 5 October 2020. The design is the same as the previous note but the banknote itself will now be made of polymer. 

On the front is King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the Shaybah oil field. On the back are flowers of Saudi Arabia. 

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Uruguay issues two polymer 20- and 50-peso notes

The Banco Central del Uruguay has issued two updated versions of its 20- and 50-peso notes. The design looks a lot like the issues from 2017 but the new notes are made of polymer and look pretty good to be honest!

One little pet peeve though: on the back of the 50-peso note, the man in the tranparent window looks in the 'wrong' direction in my opinion. I think it would have been nicer if he looked towards the note, instead of 'away' from the note. 


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Nicaragua issues commemorative banknote

The Banco Central de Nicaragua has issued a new 5-córodoba commemorative banknote on 1 October 2020. The note is made of ploymer and commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Central Bank. 

The new note measures 126 x 67 mm. 

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The Bahamas issue new 5-dollar banknote

The Central Bank of the Bahamas has issued a new 5-dollar note. This is the seventh instalment in its CRISP Evolution family of banknotes. 

From the press release: "The new $5 banknote is predominantly yellow, with shades of red, lilac, green, and blue, maintaining the same dimensions of existing banknotes. On its front, the note bears a portrait of the late Sir Cecil Wallace-Whitfield and an image of a hibiscus in the center, while the back features a vignette depicting Bahamian Artist Delton Barrett’s likeness of a Junkanoo cowbeller in full costume."

This banknote is printed on Giesecke + Devrient’s durable HybridTM substrate. 

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Trinidad and Tobago issue new notes of polymer series

The Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago has issued the rest of the new series of banknotes after the introduction of the new 100-dollar note back in December 2019. This was the first note of the new polymer series. 





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