Costa Rica announces new polymer notes

The Banco Central de Costa Rica has announced that three denominations will get a polymer version in the coming months. The 2,000-, 5,000-, and 20,000-colon notes will go first, and the 10,000-colon notes will follow at a later (unspecified) date. 



Steven Friday 31 July 2020 at 7:31 pm | | news | No comments
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Two banks in Northern Ireland introduce new 20's

Two Northern Ireland banks have announced two new polymer 20-pound notes. The Danske Bank and Bank of Ireland have both issued press releases. 

The Bank of Ireland states: "The new £20 note will retain the iconic image of The Old Bushmills Distillery, in County Antrim, the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery.

The note will also include enhanced security features, including a holographic stripe and a clear window which can be seen from both the front and back of the note. As part of the security feature, the note will also include a shiny, iridescent area of ink which changes colour as you tilt it.

In addition to security elements, the £20 polymer note will incorporate a tactile feature with three arrangements of four dots in a square formation, enabling physical identification for the visually impaired.

The £20 polymer note features Bank of Ireland Group Chief Executive Officer Francesca McDonagh as the signatory."

About the Danske Bank 20-pound notes: "The introduction of the new £20 polymer note on July 20, is a natural follow on from the £10 polymer note Danske Bank launched in February 2019.

It will be slightly smaller than the paper version but will have a similar design and will still feature a portrait of Co Down born inventor Harry Ferguson.

There will be subtle colour and feature upgrades including a see-through section, holographic foil and a tactile feature to help blind and partially-sighted people identify the value."

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Oman issues 50-rials commemorative note

The Central Bank of Oman has issued a new 50-rials banknote to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the rise of the Modern Omani Renaissance and in commemoration of the memory of its founder, the late Sultan Qaboos bin Said bin Taymur who died 10 January 2020. 

This will be the first note in the sixth series and will begin circulating as legal tender in July, followed by all other denominations during the last quarter of 2020. The front of the note shows a portrait of the late Sultan Qaboos bin Said and his reign period: 1970 - 2020. Also depicted is the façade of the Central Bank of Oman building. The back of the note shows the the following buildings: the Council of Oman, the Supreme Court and the Ministry of Finance.

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China issues new 5-yuan note

The People's Bank of China has has issued a new 5-yuan banknote on 8 July 2020. The new note has enhanced security features, including the denomination "5" in SPARK.

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The Euro gets a new signature

The euro banknotes get a new signature from the new ECB President Christine Lagarde. This will be the 4th signature on the banknotes of the Eurozone since the introduction of the euro notes. 

Below an example of the new signature and at the bottom the previous three signatures from Duisenberg, Trichet and Draghi. 


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Angola presents new series of banknotes

The Banco Nacional de Angola (BNA) has presented the new series of banknotes whgich will be issued in 2020. The new notes feature a portrait of Agostinho Neto, the first president of Angola. The new family of notes commemorates the 45th anniversary of independence. 

The back of all the notes show natural wonders from Angola. On 30 July the first banknote will be issued which is the 200-kwanzas note. In September there will be the 500-kwanzas note, in October the 1,000-kwanzas note and in November the 2,000-kwanzas note. will enter into circulation. These first 4 notes will be made of polymer. The new 5,000-Kwanzas banknote will be made from cotton and will be available from January 2021.





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