Guyana announces new 1,000-dollars note

The Bank of Guyana has announced that an improved 1,000-dollars note will be issued next month with two significant changes. 

"These changes are part of the Bank’s commitment to the continuous upgrade of Guyana’s currency notes. The upgraded $1000 note will be released on March 4, 2019, and will circulate alongside the existing notes of the same denomination. The announcement was made by the BoG in an advertisement published in today’s edition of Guyana Times.

According to the Bank, this upgraded currency note kept most of the elements of the previous note with only two significant changes to the front and back of the bill.

The first change is the replacement of the holographic stripe at the front of the note with a RAPID® micro-optic security feature. The six millimetre-wide, blue micro-optic feature displays fluid and highly visible movement behind the national flower – the Victoria Regia Lily, which is also represented in the print on the edges of the note. With only a slight tilt of the banknote, the BoG added, the bands in the RAPID feature move up and down behind the static numerals "1000" as the flower petals shimmer in blue and white.

Meanwhile, the second change is the replacement of the windowed security thread at the back of the currency note with an embedded plastic thread, which is visible when held against the light.

Guyana’s $1000 note was upgraded in 2011 when improved security features were introduced. At the time, the $500 bill was also upgraded. Among the changes made then to both notes were a “holographic stripe” and an upgraded watermark among other features."

Steven Monday 11 February 2019 at 3:26 pm | | news | No comments
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Algeria presents new 500- and 1,000-dinars notes

The Banque d'Algérie has finally presented its new banknotes of 500- and 1,000-dinars which were announced last year. 

The 500-dinars has as its main motif Science and Technology and shows the technological advancement of Algeria over the years. The note shows the satellite AllcomSat1, the world globe and the map of Algeria. The wide holographic band show a portrait of Berber King Amazigh Jughurta. 

The 1,000-dinars note has National Traditions and Customs as its motif and shows the Great Mosque of Algiers. The wide holographic band show the portrait of Prince Abdul Qadir.

The new notes will be issued later this month. 

Update 22-03-2019: Pictures!


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Rwanda introduces new 500- and 1,000-francs notes

The National Bank of Rwanda has issued two new banknotes of 500- and 1,000-francs today. The new notes have modernized security features and are made of more durable material. The main color of the new 500-francs note has changed to brown. 


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Czech Republic issues two commemorative notes

The Czech National Bank has issued two new commemorative banknotes of 100 korun. The first 100-korun note commemorates the 100th anniversary of the currency separation. This occasion is marked with an additional print on the regular 100-korun note.

This first note has been issued on 30 January 2019.

The second commemorative banknote of 100 korun was issued on 31 January 2019. This note was the result of a competition. All in all 15 artists, who submitted a total of 17 graphic designs, participated in the competition. The first prize and recommendation for realization was won by designer Eva Hašková for an excellent artistic level, mastering the specifics of the banknotes, a concise portrait and the beautiful harmony of both sides of the proposed note. The note commemorates the establishment of the Czechoslovak koruna and it's a beauty...

Courtesy of Tomas Majer.

Steven Saturday 02 February 2019 at 2:50 pm | | news | No comments

Sudan issues new 100- and 200-pound note

The Central Bank of Sudan has issued its new 100-pounds banknote. The theme for this note is 'Civilization' and its main color is brown.

The new 200- and 500-pounds notes will be issued later this year. 

Update 5-2-2019: and here's the 200-pound as well!

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