Joh. Enschedé sells its banknote printing equipment

Do you have an empty garage? And has it always been your dream to print your own money? Don't wait any longer and grab your chance now!

Last December I wrote about the renowned Dutch banknote printer Royal Joh. Enschedé who would stop printing banknotes. Well, they will now sell their inventory to the highest bidder. The auction contains "...paper cutting machines, counting lines, collection/sealing machines, binding machines, cutting lines, varnish coater, light authenticity tester, laboratory and testing equipment, hydraulic ink mixer, rolling stock and office inventory etc. due to the closure of the banknotes department of Royal Joh. Enschede B.V, in Haarlem, The Netherlands."

You can find the auction here, but be warned: it's a bit of a sad sight... :-(.

Steven Friday 08 September 2017 at 3:15 pm | | links | No comments
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São Tomé e Príncipe announce new banknote series

The Banco Central de Sao Tome e Principe has announced that 6 new banknotes will be issued from 1 January 2018. The banknotes are of 5-, 10-, 20-, 50-, 100- and 200-dobras. I don't really keep up with all the economic and monetary developments of São Tomé but it appears to me that the banknotes will have a redenomination compared to the current banknotes? This was first hinted at in July 2016 but apparently I missed the announcement. 

The concept banknotes in the article from July 2016 look a lot like the banknotes which have now been announced but there are some differences. One of the biggest differences to me is that the 500-dobras note seems to cancelled. All banknotes have been designed and produced by De la Rue

From the press release by De la Rue: "The new notes celebrate wildlife endemic São Tomé e Príncipe, and include innovative features to make them secure against counterfeiting.

The top four note values showcase a range of security features including De La Rue’s globally renowned Depth ™ Image Hologram and StarChrome® Colour Shift Thread.

The two lowest note values, 5 and 10 Dobras are on De La Rue’s Safeguard® polymer material, making them very durable whilst ensuring they are highly counterfeit resistant."

Steven Friday 08 September 2017 at 2:54 pm | | news | No comments

Georgia has issued its new 5-lari note

As previously announced the National Bank of Georgia has issued a new banknote of 5 lari on 1 September 2017. The front of the note features the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University and a portrait of historian and linguist Ivane Javakhishvili himself. 

On the back we can see the painting "Fisherman in a Red Shirt" by Niko Pirosmani as well as the painting "Threshing Yard. Evening".

Steven Friday 08 September 2017 at 2:42 pm | | news | No comments
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100 years Bank of China in Hong Kong (part 2)

According to this article the Bank of China Hong Kong will issue a commemorative note in September 2017, celebrating the opening of the first branch of the bank in Hong Kong in 1917. There were rumours about this note circulating last year but it seems they might have had the issue date wrong, since the 100th anniversary is being celebrated this year.

"Bank of China Hong Kong will offer three types of notes (single notes, three-in-one uncut notes and 30-in-one uncut notes) (...) the number of notes to be issued will be a record high – substantially more than the two million HSBC issued two years ago."

Update 28-09-2017: finally pictures!

Steven Friday 25 August 2017 at 10:02 am | | news | No comments
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Suriname announces banknotes with new signature

The Centrale Bank van Suriname has announced on 21 August 2017 it will issue new banknotes of 50- and 100-dollars. The notes will get a new signature of current Bank President Glenn Gersie on them (shown on the right).

The new notes will replace the damaged old notes of the same value. Old notes which are still good and have the signatures of former bank presidents, will remain legal tender for now.

Steven Thursday 24 August 2017 at 2:56 pm | | news | No comments
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Uzbekistan issues new 50,000-som note

The Central Bank of Uzbekistan has announced that from 22 August 2017 a new 50,000-som note has been issued.

The watermark has the form of the National Emblem of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the number "50000".The front shows the national emblem of Uzbekistan and the top of the "Ezgulik" ark in Independence Square in Tashkent. The back of the note shows the Palace of International Forums (Anjumanlar Saroyi) in Tashkent.

The new note is 144 x 78 mm and is the highest denomination in Uzbekistan.


 

Steven Thursday 24 August 2017 at 2:27 pm | | news | No comments
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India sets date for new 200-rupees note

The Reserve Bank of India has confirmed that a new 200-rupees note will be issued from 25 August 2017. There were already rumours circulating about the new note but there wasn't any confirmation yet. The accompanying picture was thought to be a photoshopped fake and the image that is now being shown confirms that.

Below an image of the actual new 200-rupees note: 

Steven Thursday 24 August 2017 at 2:18 pm | | news | No comments
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India ready to issue new 50-rupees note

The Reserve Bank of India has announced that a new 50-rupees note is on the way. We can see the usual face of Gandhi on the front and the note is fluorescent blue. The signature on the note of Dr. Urjit R. Patel, Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. The new denomination has a motif of Hampi with Chariot on the reverse, depicting the country’s cultural heritage. 

The note will be issued 'shortly' according to the RBI. 


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Maldives issue new 5-rufiyaa note

On 10 August 2017 the Maldives Monetary Authority has issued the new polymer 5-rufiyaa note. The new note was designed by Abdulla Nashaath who also designed the current 'Randhiha Faheh' series which has been in circulation since 2016.

The new note has the same design theme and is the same size as the other notes in the series. It has a rendering of popular Maldivian footballer Ali Ashfaq (nicknamed Dhangadey) without his face on the front of the note.


Steven Friday 11 August 2017 at 12:09 am | | news | No comments
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Vanuatu issues new 5,000-vatu note

The Reserve Bank of Vanuatu (RBV) has issued its new 5,000-vatu note. This is the first of two new notes this year. At the end of this year we will also get a new 500-vatu note. These are the last two notes from the new polymer series of which the first notes were issued in 2014. 

The front of the note shows the Vanuatu emblem. The back of this beautiful new note shows some children on a boat, swimming and a fish. 

Steven Thursday 10 August 2017 at 11:44 pm | | news | No comments
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Poland will issue new commemorative note sooner

The Narodowi Bank Polski (National Bank of Poland) has issued a press release stating that from 21 August 2017 a new commemorative note will be issued. The 20-zlotych note will celebrate the "300th Anniversary of the Coronation of the Image of Our Lady of Czestochowa". 

This new note was previously announced for September 2017 but it seems we can get the note a few weeks sooner. For those who don't know the subject of this note: the icon was formally crowned in 1717 but the original icon is said to have been painted by the apostle St. Luke using a table top from the house of the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus. The icon is considered to be the Queen of Poland and many legends about sightings of Mary are associated with it.

Some more information on the note: It has been designed by Justyna Kopecka and its dimensions are 150 mm x 77 mm. The note are manufactured by the Polish Security Printing Works and a total of 55,000 pieces of the new note will be issued. 

BTW: isn't it rather strange that they haven't included an image of the actual icon on the note?

Steven Thursday 10 August 2017 at 11:02 pm | | news | No comments
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Swaziland has issued redesigned 100-lilangeni note

The Central Bank of Swaziland has started with the issuing of its new 10-lilangeni note. The new note is slightly different from the old 10-lilangeni note which was blue of color. The problem was however that it got easily mixed up with the blue 100-rand note from South Africa. The new note has green as its main color and has the text VISION 2022 added on the front and the back. The rest of the design of the new note is similar to the existing note. 

So now the note won't be mixed up with the 200-rand note but the 200-lilangeni note is also green. How are they going to solve that? Well, the 200-lilangeni note will also be redesigned, as will the 100-lilangeni note. Both these new notes will be issued from 1 January 2018. 

source www.banknotenews.com
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Steven Thursday 10 August 2017 at 10:43 pm | | news | No comments
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