PVV issues 100 Gulden banknotes (update)

We had election night in the Netherlands. The PVV (Freedom Party) distributed banknotes amongst their supporters picturing their leader Geert Wilders on an old 100 gulden banknote. This in support of their wish to leave the euro and return to our former currency, the gulden. The banknotes were made by Benny Wezenberg, a transport company owner and PVV supporter. A spokesperson of the Dutch Central Bank said they were monitoring the action to see if the public wouldn't be confused in thinking it was real money.

Confusion over a banknote with Wilders on it?? Rrrright… Later the spokesperson said it is the duty of the Central Bank to monitor all money being used in the Netherlands and to make sure no fake money enters the system. If it doesn't then they would regard this 'new' note as a joke.

By the way, the stunt had little effect on the results which can be viewed here.

Update: How nice! I tweeted NOS reporter Ron Fresen who was there on election night asking him if he can get a Wilders banknote for me and he will try to send me one!

Update 2: Yes! The banknote has arrived and is added as a fantasy note to my collection.

The Wilders Gulden:

The original 100 Gulden:

Steven Thursday 13 September 2012 at 09:09 am | | news, new additions | No comments
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New banknotes for South Africa

Yesterday the South African Reserve Bank started the campain to inform the public on the new banknotes. Before the end of 2012 the new series will enter circulation. On the front of all the new banknotes will be former president Nelson Mandela. The reverse shows one of the Big Five animals which are already on all current South African banknotes.

I really like the new designs and I give them a good chance to compete in the next Banknote of the Year election. If you want to add this set to your own collection: a 100 Rand equals about 10 euro at the moment. So for just 36 euro the whole set could be yours.

Steven Thursday 06 September 2012 at 1:46 pm | | news | Three comments
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