South Africa announces commemorative series

The South African Reserve Bank has issued a press release regarding a new commemorative banknote set celebrating the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth.

From the press release: "The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) will this year launch a set of commemorative South African banknotes in honour of what would have been Nelson Mandela’s centenary. These notes will cover all denominations - R10, R20,  R50, R100  and R200. At the same time, the South African Mint, a subsidiary of the SARB, will issue a new R5 circulation coin celebrating Mandela’s birth centenary.

The existing Mandela series of banknotes as well as the existing R5 coin in circulation will remain legal tender and will continue to be issued. This means that the new commemorative banknotes and coin will circulate alongside the existing banknotes and coin. It is expected that the commemorative banknotes and coin will be introduced into circulation from July 18. Further details will be communicated to the public closer to the time."

I wonder what they will design. Could it perhaps be something like the Bank of Thailand did for their late King with images from his life on the back of their commemorative series?

Steven Wednesday 14 February 2018 at 1:36 pm | | news | No comments

Sri Lanka issues commemorative banknote

As predicted at the beginning of the year, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka has started issuing 5 million commemorative banknotes on 4 February 2017 celebrating the 70th anniversary of its independence.

The note has the same design as the current 1,000-rupee notes but with an addition on the front in the form of a Celebrating Diversity logo at the lower left, new vignettes in the center of the front, a new date and serial numbers ranging from S70/1 000001 to S70/5 1000000.

photo from banknotenews.com
photo from banknotenews.com

Steven Wednesday 14 February 2018 at 1:14 pm | | news | No comments
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Czech Republic announces updated banknotes

The ?eská Národní Banka, or Czech National Bank, has announced that new versions of its 100- and 200-korun banknotes will be issued later this year. These new banknote versions will have enhanced protection against counterfeiting and will enable easier processing using technical equipment.

The currently circulating versions of the 100- and 200-korun notes will remain legal tender. The overall appearance of these banknotes will remain unchanged. More details will be revealed to the public in May 2018.

The current 100- and 200-korun notes:


Steven Wednesday 14 February 2018 at 1:02 pm | | news | No comments
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New additions week 5 - 2018

This was a good week for new banknotes since I got a few new ones. One of the best was a banknote from my own country of the Netherlands which has been on my radar for a long time featuring the great-great-grandmother of our current King.

  • Denmark - 100 kroner (P61c)
  • Morocco - 100 dirham (P70)
  • Czech Republic - 100 korun (P18)
  • Scotland - 1 pound (P336a)
  • The Netherlands - 5 gulden (P90a)
  • The Netherlands - 20 gulden (P54a)

Steven Thursday 01 February 2018 at 2:14 pm | | new additions | No comments