Indonesia celebrates 75 years of independence

The Bank Indonesia has issued a new 75,000-rupiah banknote commemorating 75 years of independence. Independence from my own country, The Netherlands, that is. So this banknote has more meaning to me than other commemorative notes. 

And a bonus: the note looks great!

Source: Reddit

Steven Monday 17 August 2020 at 7:55 pm | | news | One comment
Used tags: ,

Poland announces 20-zlotych commemorative note

The Narodowi Bank Polski (National Bank of Poland) will start selling a new 20-zlotych commemorative note from 11 August 2020. The note commemorates the Battle of Warsaw. The Battle of Warsaw was a decisive episode of the war against the Bolsheviks. 

The front of the banknote depicts Józef Pilsudski. The skyline of Warsaw is visible in the background. The back of the note presents the central fragment of Jerzy Kossak’s painting "The Miracle on the Vistula" under the Polish national colours. It depicts a symbolic scene of chaplain Ignacy Skorupka leading soldiers of the volunteer military formations to attack. 

To be honest, I think the design is pretty ugly and the note as a whole a monstrosity. But that's just my opinion. 

sty, siwy strój przywdziali strzelcy,kt

Steven Thursday 06 August 2020 at 8:26 pm | | news | No comments
Used tags: ,

Brazil announces new denomination

The Banco Central do Brasil has annnounced that a new denomination will be issued in August 2020. This new 200-reals note will have an image of a maned wolf on it but the final design hasn't been revealed yet. 

Steven Saturday 01 August 2020 at 8:09 pm | | news | No comments
Used tags:

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
Used tags: ,

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."

Steven Friday 31 July 2020 at 7:18 pm | | news | No comments
Used tags: ,

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.

Steven Friday 31 July 2020 at 09:10 am | | news | No comments
Used tags: ,

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.

Steven Thursday 30 July 2020 at 09:07 am | | news | No comments
Used tags: , ,

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. 


Steven Thursday 30 July 2020 at 08:49 am | | news | No comments
Used tags: , , ,

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.





Steven Thursday 30 July 2020 at 08:40 am | | news | No comments
Used tags:

Myanmar announces new series of banknotes

The Central Bank of Myanmar will issue new banknotes featuring the image of General Aung San. Myanmar reintroduced the image of Aung San on the 1,000-kyat banknotes earlier this year after a three-decade pause.

From the article: "Banknotes showing the father of State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi were first printed in 1958, 10 years after he was assassinated along with eight colleagues.

But the notes were gradually removed from circulation amid the rising popularity of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi as leader of the pro-democracy movement following the 1988 student uprising.

In the 1990s, the government began to print notes displaying pictures of lions. In 2009, an elephant was added to the 5,000-kyat note and in 2012, one was added to the 10,000-kyat note as well."

There is no issue date mentioned yet.

Steven Tuesday 30 June 2020 at 4:43 pm | | news | No comments
Used tags:

Sudan announces new 200-pounds note

The Central Bank of Sudan has announced that in the next couple of days, a new 200-pounds note will be issued. 

Steven Saturday 20 June 2020 at 2:06 pm | | news | No comments
Used tags:

Dominican Republic issues revised 500-pesos note

The Central Bank of the Dominican Republic has issued a new version of its 500-pesos banknote on 1 June 2020. The main difference with preceding issues is the new bank logo on the front of the note (top right). 

"In the upper right part of the main face, where the busts of Doña Salomé Ureña de Henríquez and Don Pedro Henríquez Ureña appear, the isotype or visual symbol of the BCRD is integrated, accompanied by the value of the denomination in numerical characters in vertical arrangement.

In addition, the isotype or visual symbol is printed with optically variable magnetic ink, which changes color from gold to green, and has a drop effect, giving the sensation of undulating sand.
"

Steven Saturday 20 June 2020 at 1:58 pm | | news | No comments
Used tags: