The Bahamas introduce new 1/2-dollar note

As predicted on 27 September 2018 the Central Bank of the Bahamas issued its new 1/2 dollar banknote in the CRISP Evolution series on 24 January 2019. Good news for collectors of 'unusual' denominations!

From the press release: "Predominantly grey, with shades of green, blue, coral, lilac and red, the banknote measures 156 mm long and 67 mm wide bearing on the front a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, the series, and the signature of the Governor of the Central Bank of The Bahamas, together with the words "Central Bank of The Bahamas. These notes are legal tender under the Central Bank of The Bahamas Act 2000 for payment of any amount Fifty Cents". A watermark of Queen Elizabeth II and numeral $½, a replica map of the islands of The Bahamas, and the denominational value in words and figures appear on the left, with an image of a Strongback flower in the center. The back features a vignette of Sister Sarah in the Straw Market. The vignette is flanked above by the numeral $½ that appears in the upper left and lower right corners, while the words "Fifty Cents" are in the upper right quadrant. Just below the vignette of Sister Sarah is the Coat of Arms of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas along with the words "Central Bank of The Bahamas"."

Steven Saturday 26 January 2019 at 09:37 am | | news | No comments
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Bolivia issues new 100-bolivianos note

The Banco Central de Bolivia has issued the new 100-bolivianos note on 15 January 2019, as part of the new family of banknotes. The new notes are printed by Oberthur Fiduciare SAS

The front of the beautiful new note shows Juana Azurduy De Padilla, Alejo Calatayud, Antonio José de Sucre and the Casa de la Moneda on the front. The back of the note shows the Arcoiris Falls, the heliconia rostrata and the blue-throated macaw. 

Steven Saturday 19 January 2019 at 3:42 pm | | news | No comments
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Mongolia announces new 5,000-tögrög banknote

The Central Bank of Mongolia has announced a new 5,000-tögrög banknote for Q1 of 2019. 

The new note will be "using the latest technology elements. This new element is virtually impossible or too costly to imitate.

With the introduction of the 3-dimensional technology and the Spark Inkjet element, the Soyombo on the real currency will have a distinctive feature, which changes color with the movement, from the counterfeit currency."

The current 5,000-tögrög notes will remain valid. New notes of 10,000- and 20,000-tögrög will be issued later this year. 

Steven Saturday 19 January 2019 at 3:25 pm | | news | No comments
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Tajikistan issues update versions of its banknotes

The National Bank of Tajikistan has introduced new versions of its 10-, 20-, 50-, 200- and 500-somoni notes. 

The updated notes look like the previous issues, but have a few differences: a new latent image on shield, a repositioned registration device, a new holographic stripe without laser-etched digits, a new color-changing windowed security thread and a smaller repositioned flag at the back upper right. 





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Steven Thursday 10 January 2019 at 4:34 pm | | news | No comments
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Iran shows new 500,000-rial note

The Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran has made the design of the new 500,000-rial note public, according to the Iran Front Page. The new note has a few changes comapred to the one issued in 2014: its main color is now orange, the vignettes on the front have been repositioned and on the back we can see Mount Damavand.

One striking element of this note, is the 50 on the front. This might be an clue that Iran might lop off 4 zeroes of its banknotes. "The government had announced in 2016 it is planning to cut four zeroes off the currency, in an effort to keep up with rampant inflation that has hit the Iranian economy for decades." 

Steven Thursday 10 January 2019 at 4:22 pm | | news | No comments
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Happy New Year!

From all of us at stevenbron.nl (so, just me :-)): best wishes for 2019 and happy collecting! As the first post of this new year I would like to take a look back at 2018 and mention my favorite banknote of last year and my nomination for the Banknote of the Year award: the Swiss 200-francs note. 

Steven Tuesday 01 January 2019 at 12:01 am | | site info | No comments

Armenia issues last three banknotes

The Central Bank of Armenia has issued the last three notes of its new series on 25 December 2018. These are the 1,000-, 2,000- and 5,000-dram notes featuring portraits of Paruyr SevakTigran Petrosyan and William Saroyan

With these notes the new series has been completely issued.

Steven Friday 28 December 2018 at 11:01 am | | news | No comments
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Sudan announces three banknotes for Q1 of 2019

In October 2018 the Central Bank of Sudan announced that the printing process for new banknotes of 100-, 200- and 500-pounds had begun and we might see the new notes before the end of the year. 

That date has now shifted to next year it seems. The 100- and 200-pound notes will be issued in January 2019 and  the 500-pound note will be issued in February of 2019, according to alnilin.com.

Update 19-01-2019: here's what the new 100-pounds will look like:

Steven Friday 28 December 2018 at 10:52 am | | news | No comments
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China issues commemorative 50-yuan note

The People's Bank of China will issue a commemorative banknote of 50 yuan today. The note commemorates the 70th anniversary of the issuance of the renminbi (RMB), China's national currency. 

The front of the note shows the tree ring and the first to fifth sets of representative parts of the RMB. At the top left is the national emblem pattern, the name of the "People's Bank of China", and the words "The 70th Anniversary of RMB Issuance" and "1948-2018".

The back of the note shows the People's Bank of China Building, supplemented by Peony, the former site of the People's Bank of China, the first set of RMB distribution notices and the silhouette of the city building. In the upper left corner of the ticket is the denomination number "50", the Chinese Pinyin alphabet of the People's Bank of China and the words and denominations of the "People's Bank of China" in the four national languages ​​of Mongolia, Tibet, Victoria and Zhuang. 

Steven Friday 28 December 2018 at 10:42 am | | news | No comments
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Kyrgyzstan gives last two banknotes an update

The National Bank of Kyrgyzstan is updating its current banknotes with new security features and design elements. On 20 December 2018 they introduced updated versions of their 20- and 5,000-som banknotes.

With these two notes, the complete series has been updated. 


Steven Friday 28 December 2018 at 10:36 am | | news | No comments
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Argentina issues 100-pesos note

The National Bank of Argentina has issued the last banknote of the Flora and Fauna series. This violet 100-pesos note was issued on 19 December 2018 and features an image of the taruca on the front and as its watermark. The back shows the Northwest region of Argentina where the animal lives. 

With this note the Flora and Fauna series is now complete. 

Steven Friday 28 December 2018 at 10:21 am | | news | No comments
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Mujand releases new series: Evshlohogi

We've come to the U-series already from fantasy banknote creator Mujand. This time we visit the islands of Evshlohogi in the Blissdane Naive universe (other lands and stories can be found here). There are four banknotes in this series, with the Queen and three princesses on the front and part of a partial image on the back... When you combine the four backsides you get a cool larger image of the complete Staal holding up Blissdane Naive (as seen below). 

But that's not the only nice thing about the notes, oh no... On some of the notes you can find a hidden secret... I've promised not to reveal where or what it is but it really ties the notes and story of the Evshlohogi Islands together. 

If you're from the Netherlands you may also find another 'secret' on the 5-dubre note. Doesn't the Queen look rather familiar...?

Again lots of hidden gems and secrets to be found on this new series from the ever entertaining and surprising Mujand. This and other series can be bought directly from the source.  





Disclaimer: these notes were sent for review purposes. The text is entirely mine and was not paid for or asked for in any way.

Steven Saturday 22 December 2018 at 08:56 am | | new additions | No comments
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