The Bahamas introduce new 1/2-dollar note

As predicted on 27 September 2018 the Central Bank of the Bahamas issued its new 1/2 dollar banknote in the CRISP Evolution series on 24 January 2019. Good news for collectors of 'unusual' denominations!

From the press release: "Predominantly grey, with shades of green, blue, coral, lilac and red, the banknote measures 156 mm long and 67 mm wide bearing on the front a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, the series, and the signature of the Governor of the Central Bank of The Bahamas, together with the words "Central Bank of The Bahamas. These notes are legal tender under the Central Bank of The Bahamas Act 2000 for payment of any amount Fifty Cents". A watermark of Queen Elizabeth II and numeral $½, a replica map of the islands of The Bahamas, and the denominational value in words and figures appear on the left, with an image of a Strongback flower in the center. The back features a vignette of Sister Sarah in the Straw Market. The vignette is flanked above by the numeral $½ that appears in the upper left and lower right corners, while the words "Fifty Cents" are in the upper right quadrant. Just below the vignette of Sister Sarah is the Coat of Arms of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas along with the words "Central Bank of The Bahamas"."

Steven Saturday 26 January 2019 at 09:37 am | | news | No comments
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Bolivia issues new 100-bolivianos note

The Banco Central de Bolivia has issued the new 100-bolivianos note on 15 January 2019, as part of the new family of banknotes. The new notes are printed by Oberthur Fiduciare SAS

The front of the beautiful new note shows Juana Azurduy De Padilla, Alejo Calatayud, Antonio José de Sucre and the Casa de la Moneda on the front. The back of the note shows the Arcoiris Falls, the heliconia rostrata and the blue-throated macaw. 

Steven Saturday 19 January 2019 at 3:42 pm | | news | No comments
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Mongolia announces new 5,000-tögrög banknote

The Central Bank of Mongolia has announced a new 5,000-tögrög banknote for Q1 of 2019. 

The new note will be "using the latest technology elements. This new element is virtually impossible or too costly to imitate.

With the introduction of the 3-dimensional technology and the Spark Inkjet element, the Soyombo on the real currency will have a distinctive feature, which changes color with the movement, from the counterfeit currency."

The current 5,000-tögrög notes will remain valid. New notes of 10,000- and 20,000-tögrög will be issued later this year. 

Steven Saturday 19 January 2019 at 3:25 pm | | news | No comments
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Tajikistan issues update versions of its banknotes

The National Bank of Tajikistan has introduced new versions of its 10-, 20-, 50-, 200- and 500-somoni notes. 

The updated notes look like the previous issues, but have a few differences: a new latent image on shield, a repositioned registration device, a new holographic stripe without laser-etched digits, a new color-changing windowed security thread and a smaller repositioned flag at the back upper right. 





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Steven Thursday 10 January 2019 at 4:34 pm | | news | No comments
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Iran shows new 500,000-rial note

The Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran has made the design of the new 500,000-rial note public, according to the Iran Front Page. The new note has a few changes comapred to the one issued in 2014: its main color is now orange, the vignettes on the front have been repositioned and on the back we can see Mount Damavand.

One striking element of this note, is the 50 on the front. This might be an clue that Iran might lop off 4 zeroes of its banknotes. "The government had announced in 2016 it is planning to cut four zeroes off the currency, in an effort to keep up with rampant inflation that has hit the Iranian economy for decades." 

Steven Thursday 10 January 2019 at 4:22 pm | | news | No comments
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Happy New Year!

From all of us at stevenbron.nl (so, just me :-)): best wishes for 2019 and happy collecting! As the first post of this new year I would like to take a look back at 2018 and mention my favorite banknote of last year and my nomination for the Banknote of the Year award: the Swiss 200-francs note. 

Steven Tuesday 01 January 2019 at 12:01 am | | site info | No comments