The National Bank of Kazakhstan has announced it has issued the new 2000 tenge banknote as of 29 March 2013.
"The obverse side of the banknote is as follows: the prevailing colors are dark green and light green; the prevailing images are vertical. The key images: the monument "Kazak Eli" on the right side of the banknote and images of the flying doves in the bottomcenter. At the bottom of the banknote there is a figure of saiga antelope made with the colorshifting paint. In the upper part there are the images of the symbols of state of the Republic of Kazakhstan: national emblem and state flag. The digital notation of the nominal value is printed on the left side, above and below; on the left center there is a digital notation of the nominal value in the state language. The legend "KAZAKHSTAN ULTYK BANKI" is in the upper left corner; below there is a legend in the state language warning about responsibility for counterfeiting: "Banknottardy koldan zhasau zanmen kudalanady".
The reverse side is as follows: the prevailing colors are dark green and light green; the prevailing images are horizontal. The key image is an outline of Kazakhstan map contour with the image of Irtysh River. On the right side there is a holographic band of 13 mm wide with the image of nominal value, a stylized yurt and fragment of the state flag. Lower left, right top and lower right there is a digital notation of the banknote nominal value and in the bottom center there is a literalnotation of the nominal value in the Russian language. A legend is printed in the top middle; in the lower left corner, under the notation of the banknote nominal value, there is a legend “Counterfeiting is prosecuted under the law”.
The Bank of Canada has announced that they will reveal the new 5 and 10 dollar banknotes on 30 April 2013. From promotion clips of already issued banknotes in this series, you can derive that the main colours of the new banknotes will be blue for the 5 dollar and purple for the 10 dollar. No date of issue has yet been given but you can probably expect them later this year.
The Bank of Thailand has announced the release of a new 20 baht banknote for 1 April 2013. The front of the note has the portrait of King Rama IX in the Royal House of Chakri gown. The back has images of the royal statue of King Ramkhamhaeng the Great seated on the Manangkhasila Asana Throne, the invention of the Thai script, the Ramkhamhaeng stele, ancient Thai script Lai Sue Thai, the grievance hearing, the Bell of King Ramkhamhaeng, and Sangkhalok Wares. The date depicted on the note is 2 November 2012.
Wired reports about the problems facing the new US 100 dollar banknote and specifically the various new security features which provide all kinds of problems in production. Check out the full story here.
The Sveriges Riksbank reports: "The Riksbank has reached agreement with the copyright holders for the images and symbols that will be used on the new banknotes. In connection with this, the portrait of Dag Hammarskjöld on the 1000-krona banknote has been replaced. The issue of the new banknotes will begin in early October 2015. Today, the Riksbank is also publishing the texts that will form the basis for the mini- and micro-texts on the new banknotes. The mini- and micro-texts are interwoven with the banknotes' motifs and act as extra security features. The texts are linked to the individuals portrayed on the respective banknotes. The 20-krona banknote, for example, will contain a line from “Pippi Longstocking”, one of Astrid Lindgren's most famous books, while the 500-krona bank- note will have a text listing Birgit Nilsson's operatic roles. All the mini- and micro-texts are available on the Riksbank's website."
Libya will issue the new 20 dinar banknote on 31 March 2013 (press release in Arabic). The front of the note shows a school in Ghadames and the back shows the Al-Ateeq mosque in Oujlah.
Bangladesh will issue another new commemorative banknote (info on the previous issues from 2011, 2012 and 2013 can be found here). This time the banknote will be 100 taka in commemoration of 100 Years of Bangladesh National Museum. The date of issue is not yet known but is supposed to be soon.
(pictures from banknotenews.com)
Journalist Paul English (what's in a name?) tells his funny story on trying to spend the Scottish pound banknotes in London. Some accept the notes, others don't and some people supect it's a fake. No worries people, they're genuine!
>> Wikipedia on Scottish banknotes
Angola has finally presented its new banknote series. The series has denominations of 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000 and 5000 kwanza's. The illlustrations are the following:
- 50 kwanza's: Falls Cuemba (Bie)
- 100 kwanza's: Binga Falls (Kwanza Sul)
- 200 kwanza's: Falls Thiumbue (Lunda Sul)
- 500 kwanza's: Falls Andulo (Bie)
- 1000 kwanza's: Falls Kalandula (Malanje)
- 2000 kwanza's: Falls Dande (Bengo)
- 5000 kwanza's: Dam Kapanda (Malanje)
The notes will be issued fro March to June.
(images from banknotenews
Coin Update has an interesting interview with Ton Roos, Director of Banknotes at the European Central Bank. He of course talks about the forthcoming new Europa series of the euro banknotes. But he also addresses the possibility of a polymer future for the euro notes (tip: don't hold your breath for it) and the process of the new design.
The new Europa series will start with the 5 euro banknote which was revealed at the beginning of this year and which will be issued to the public on 2 May 2013.
As mentioned earlier this year Russia will issue a special 100 rouble banknote commemorating the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014. Details on the design have now been released to the public by the Central Bank of Russia.
The design of the banknote was revealed at a presentation at Krasnaya Poliana in Sochi. The banknote’s designer is a student of the Repin Institute of the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts, Pavel Bushuev , who won a contest to design the banknote. The banknote is vertically oriented.
The blue tinted banknote depicts a flying snowboarder on one side, and on the other - the Olympic Stadium and a firebird. As part of another innovation the banknote will be released in an original gift box. 10 million banknotes will be released into circulation in Russia.
The Central Bank of Russia will issue the commemorative 100 rouble note in October, a hundred days before the start of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.
News from Tunisia today: the banknotes of 20 dinars (1992), 30 dinars (1997) and 50 dinars (2008) will continue to be legal tender until 31 March 2013. Afterwards these may be redeemed at the branches of the Banque Centrale de Tunisie until 31 December 2017. Furthermore the Banque Centrale de Tunisie plans to issue new banknotes of 5 and 10 dinars dated 2012, and eventually withdraw from circulation the current ones. No dates have been yet established.
After the introduction of the 5 and 10 Somoni banknotes last year, the National Bank of Tajikistan has now introduced the new 20, 50 and 100 Somoni notes. According to this press release from 4 March 2013 the notes have been issued with enhanced security features.
Amongst those security features are a kinegram with a laser printed serial number in relief.
From Bloomberg.com: Iran’s Central Bank plans to issue banknotes with twice the value of the largest ones in circulation, Donya-e-Eqtesad reported, citing Majid Saniei, an official at the financial institution.
The bank will start printing 200,000-rial ($16) banknotes as soon as it receives permission from the Economy Ministry and will release the new notes into circulation in the Iranian new year starting March 21, the Tehran-based daily quoted Saniei, head of Iran’s security and minting organization, as saying.
The Central Bank is also seeking approval for 500,000-rial notes and plans to introduce these in two years’ time, Saniei said. Iran’s largest banknote at the moment is 100,000 rials.