Bank of Scotland reveals two versions of 20-pound note

The Bank of Scotland has unveiled two versions of its new 20-pound note. The regular version has the familiar image of Sir Walter Scott on the front and the red Forth Bridge on the back (which was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in July 2015).

There is also a commemorative version which has the same front, but the Queensferry Crossing over the Firth of Forth on the back. "Measuring 139 x 73 mm – compared to the current 149 x 80mm – the two notes are slightly smaller than existing paper £20 notes in circulation but are consistent with a new size to be issued by the Bank of England and other UK banks in 2020." This special issue can also be recognized by its serial number which has QF and QC as prefix.

Both notes will be printed by De La Rue on polymer (Guardian) substrate. The notes are expected to enter circulation early 2020. 


Steven Wednesday 13 November 2019 at 11:39 am | | news | No comments

Cambodia issues 15,000-riels commemorative note

The National Bank of Cambodia has issued a new commemorative note with the unusual denomination of 15,000 riels. The note commemorates the 15th anniversary of the coronation of the King Norodom Sihamoni.

The note has its main colors purple, lavender and blue. The front shows a portrait of King Norodom Sihamoni. The back of the note depicts a picture taken with his parents (former King Norodom Sihanouk and former Queen Norodom Monineath Sihanouk) which has been used on more banknotes.

At the bottom on the back of the note, it reads: "Congratulations the 15th Anniversary of the Coronation of His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneth NORODOM SIHAMONI (29 October 2004 - 29 October 2019".

Steven Thursday 07 November 2019 at 1:54 pm | | news | No comments

Ukraine issues new 1,000-hryvnia banknote

The National Bank of Ukraine has issued a new 1,000-hryvnia banknote on 25 October 2019. The new note shows an image of Volodymyr Vernadsky on the front. "Volodymyr Vernadskyi, one of Ukraine’s most famous scientists, was one of the few polymaths of the last century, both a thinker and a natural scientist."

Steven Thursday 07 November 2019 at 1:37 pm | | news | No comments
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