Albania presents new series

The Banka e Shqiperise (Bank of Albania) has presented its new banknote series. The new notes look like the existing notes but with a refreshed design and of course updated security features. The new 200-lek note will be made of polymer. 

The schedule for introduction of the new notes is as follows:

  • 200 lek and 5,000 lek: from 30 September 2019
  • 10,000 lek and 1,000 lek: from 2020
  • 2,000 lek from 2021
  • 500 lek from 2022




Steven Monday 16 September 2019 at 4:19 pm | | news | No comments
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Mexico issues new 200-pesos banknote

The Banco de México has issued a new 200-pesos banknote, part of the new family of banknotes announced a year ago. 

Each banknote shows a different period of Mexico’s history, its flora and fauna and areas that have been declared "Natural Patrimony of Humanity" by UNESCO. For the 200-pesos banknote that means it shows the Independence War period, portraits of Miguel Hidalgo and José María Morelos, an eagle, a saguaro cactus, El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar

Courtesy of Todor Minkov.

Steven Friday 06 September 2019 at 1:35 pm | | news | No comments

Ulster Bank reveals new 20-pound note

The Ulster Bank from Northern Ireland has revealed what the design of the new 20-pound note will look like. After the introduction of the 5- and 10-pound notes earlier this year, this new note is again in vertical format and made of polymer.

Building on the design theme of 'Living in Nature', which was developed by a panel of experts and people from across Northern Ireland, the £20 vertical note focuses on Northern Ireland as a 'dwelling place'. (...)

The twenty pound note will feature street entertainers and their appreciative audience, reflecting local music and culture, as well as tiles, brickwork and patterns inspired by NI’s ubiquitous red-brick tenement buildings. Other elements of the note are drawn from the ornate decoration found on and in famous public buildings, corporate architecture and domestic homes in Derry, Belfast and other cities in Northern Ireland.

The note is also incorporating Derry~Londonderry’s much-loved Hallowe’en celebrations into the security features of the note – under a UV light, skeletons and Leisler’s bat – the largest type of bat in Ireland – can be seen. (...)

In continuity with the bank’s other polymer notes, the note will contain advanced security features. It will feature elements from the natural world, including the Hawthorne flower and a transparent outline of Lough Neagh. The note will also feature its famous eels, a key catch for local fishermen, which spawn in the Sargasso sea before travelling hundreds of miles across rivers, waterfalls and dams and reside in Northern Ireland." (source)

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Switzerland ready for new 100-franc banknote

The Swiss National Bank (SNB) will issue the final banknote of its 9th series on 12 September 2019: the 100-franc note. The 100-franc note focuses on Switzerland’s humanitarian tradition, represented by the key motif of water.

As in all the other denominations, the hand and the globe are core design elements on the 100-franc note.


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