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Denmark Issues New 500-Krone Banknote

By National Bank of Denmark (Dansmarks Nationalbank) …… On November 17, 2020, the National Bank of Denmark issued new, updated 500-krone banknotes. The new banknotes are very similar to existing banknotes, but there are slight differences because several new security features have been added. The existing banknotes are still valid and in circulation, so it […]

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Trinidad & Tobago Launches Further Polymer Banknote Denominations

By De La Rue, plc ….. The Central Bank of Trinidad & Tobago announced that new $5, $10 and $20 denominations on De La Rue’s SAFEGUARD® polymer substrate entered circulation on November 2. The design of the new polymer notes is consistent with the new $100 and retains familiar themes from the previous cotton series […]

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Saudi Arabia Issues Its First Polymer Banknote

By CCL Security ….. The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority has issued the Kingdom’s first polymer banknote. The new 5 Riyal banknote uses Guardian™ polymer substrate by CCL Industries (Innovia) that is already used in over 160 denominations and commemorative banknotes around the world. Polymer was chosen, say the Saudi authorities, because it’s distinguishable for its […]

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World Banknote News: Brazil Launching New $200 Real Banknote

A new denomination of the real will begin to be produced in August and will feature the maned wolf (Concept Image above,Not actual design) 200 Real World Banknote By Central Bank of Brazil (Banco Central do Brasil) …… The Central Bank is launching the newest denomination for the second family of the real: the R […]

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World Paper Money – Euro Banknote Counterfeiting Remained Low in 2nd Half 2019

By European Central Bank ……   308,000 counterfeit euro banknotes were withdrawn from circulation in the second half of 2019 Over 70% of those counterfeits were €20 and €50 banknotes Euro banknotes continue to be a trusted and safe means of payment All euro banknotes can be verified using the “feel, look and tilt” method […]

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World Paper Money – Euro Banknote Counterfeiting Decreased Further 1st Half 2019

By European Central Bank …… 251,000 counterfeit euro banknotes were withdrawn from circulation in the first half of 2019 Over 80% of those counterfeits were €20 and €50 banknotes Euro banknotes continue to be a trusted and safe means of payment All euro banknotes can be verified using the “feel, look and tilt” method Some […]

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Paper Money – What Are The World’s 15 Highest Denominations Ranked by GDP

Paper Money Denominations Updated by Coinweek Staff July 24, 2018 ……. Ever wonder what the highest-denomination paper money banknotes are in the world’s top-producing nations based on GDP? At a time when terrorism and other criminal activities increasingly have the attention of international police and regulatory agencies, there is greater pressure on authorities to eliminate the […]

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South Africa Releases Designs for Coins, Currency Commemorating Nelson Mandela

By South African Reserve Bank ……   The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) will be launching its first commemorative banknote series, in celebration of the first democratically elected president Nelson Mandela’s birth centenary. These notes will cover all denominations – R10, R20, R50, R100 and R200. As part of the celebrations, the South African Mint, […]

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World Currency News – Bank of Botswana Introduces New Polymer Banknote

A new 10 Pula designed in collaboration with De La Rue on their Safeguard® polymer substrate entered circulation February 1 By De La Rue, plc …..   Front, Botswana 10 Pula banknote. Image courtesy De La Rue The Bank of Botswana announced their decision to introduce a new 10 Pula on polymer to help increase […]

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World Paper Money – Euro Banknote Counterfeiting Remains Low 2nd Half 2017

By European Central Bank ….. 363,000 counterfeit euro banknotes were withdrawn from circulation in the second half of 2017 Around 85% of the counterfeits were €20 and €50 banknotes All euro banknotes can be verified using the “feel, look and tilt” method Euro banknotes continue to be a trusted and safe means of payment Some […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for December 15, 2017: Christmas Gold Coins, Bitcoin News, Greek Coins

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for December 15, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Ancient Jewish Coins – Fame, Fortune and Fakes Did you get gelt? No, not the chocolate kind but honest-to-goodness gelt. Maybe you were lucky to receive a genuine Judaean coin for Chanukah. Or a medallion from the early years from the State […]

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World Paper Money – Bank of Philippines Releases New Generation of Banknotes

By Central Bank of the Philippines ….. Pursuant to its mandate of preserving the integrity of Philippine currency, the Central Bank of the Philippines (Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas or BSP) release its New Generation Currency (NGC) banknotes with enhanced design on December 5. The enhancements aimed to highlight significant moments in the nation’s history, as […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 23, 2017: Bitcoin Nyet, and Speaking of Crime…

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for November 23, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Patriotic collectors boost market for ancient Chinese artefacts Following the fashions to buy western art and classic wristwatches, historical Chinese artefacts are now the must-have item for the country’s wealthy collectors who are snapping up maps, books and other objects that […]

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New Russian 200 Ruble Banknote Features Crimean Landmarks

For the second time in as many years, the Bank of Russia has released a new banknote featuring prominent symbols and landmarks from Crimea to almost immediate controversy By CoinWeek News Staff …. On October 12, the Bank introduced two new denominations of Russian currency, a 200-ruble note and a 2,000-ruble bill. And while the […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for October 13, 2017: Swiss 10 Franc, Money Monopoly

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for October 13, 2017:  Brain Food 1.) Silver dollar artist: Orem sculptor designs WWI commemorative coin The most common mistake beginners make, contest officials told LeRoy Transfield, is adding too much detail. So the Orem sculptor meticulously planned every detail of his 8-inch plaster masterpiece: a soldier with a […]

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World Paper Money – New Australian $10 Banknote Enters Circulation

By Reserve Bank of Australia ….. The new Australian $10 banknote entered general circulation on Wednesday, September 20, following the release of the new $5 banknote last year. Philip Lowe, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, said: “The launch of the new $10 banknote is a milestone in our program to deliver Australians banknotes […]

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India Introduces 50 and 200 Rupee Banknotes in New Mahatma Gandhi Series

By Reserve Bank of India ….   The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued ₹ 50 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, bearing signature of Dr. Urjit R. Patel, Governor, Reserve Bank of India. The new denomination has motif of Hampi with Chariot on the reverse, depicting the country’s cultural heritage. The […]

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Central Bank of São Tomé & Príncipe Celebrates 25th Anniversary with New Banknote Series

By De La Rue, plc …..   The Central Bank of São Tomé and Príncipe (Banco Central de São Tomé e Príncipe) has today unveiled a new currency series. The launch is part of the bank’s 25th Anniversary celebrations and consists of six new banknotes and five new coins. The banknotes have been designed and […]

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Scotland’s Clydesdale Bank to Launch New £10 on Safeguard® Polymer

Clydesdale Bank has announced its second polymer banknote will be issued into circulation on 21 September 2017 By De La Rue, plc ….. De La Rue worked closely with Clydesdale Bank on the design of the new £10 note which will continue to feature Robert Burns, the world famous Scots poet. The design also includes […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for June 30, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for June 30, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Making Cents of Currency’s Ancient Rise Objects that occurred rarely in nature and whose circulation could be efficiently controlled emerged as units of value for interactions and exchange. These included shells such as mother-of-pearl that were widely circulated in the Americas and […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for June 30, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for June 30, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Making Cents of Currency’s Ancient Rise Objects that occurred rarely in nature and whose circulation could be efficiently controlled emerged as units of value for interactions and exchange. These included shells such as mother-of-pearl that were widely circulated in the Americas and […]

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Bank of Canada Museum Unveiled Ahead of July 1 Public Opening

By Bank of Canada ….. On June 20, Governor Stephen S. Poloz welcomed special guests from the government, business and the tourism sectors for a preview of the Bank of Canada Museum, which is opening soon. Located at the corner of Bank and Wellington, in the Bank’s head office complex in downtown Ottawa, the re-designed […]

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Iraqi 10,000 Dinar Note Mosque Destroyed by ISIS

By CoinWeek News Staff ….. On July 21, 2017, retreating ISIS fighters detonated a series of explosive charges that destroyed the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in the heart of Mosul overlooking the Tigris River. The 12th-century structure was built by Nur ad-Din Zangi, a Turkish noble, in the closing decades of the great Seljuk Empire. […]

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Bank of Norway Introduces New 100, 200 Krone Banknotes

  By Bank of Norway (Norges Bank) …… The first two denominations in Norway’s new banknote series were put into circulation on May 30, 2017. “This is an important milestone in the work to issue new banknotes. The notes … are the product of highly advanced graphic design that will function as a secure and […]

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World Banknotes – Georgia to Issue New 5 Lari Note

By National Bank of Georgia …… At a press conference on Wednesday, June 7, the National Bank of Georgia announced that, from September 2017, the Bank will put into circulation new banknotes in the denomination of 5 lari. It is a continuation of the Bank’s currency upgrade process; the 20-, 50- and 100-lari banknotes have […]

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Could a Joke Rename Australia’s Currency?

By Everett Millman – Gainesvillecoins.com …… There’s that saying about how “a great deal of truth is said in jest”. It’s true that sometimes comedy can reveal some important point that has been overlooked or under-appreciated. This is probably not the case with the joke that appeared on a 1995 episode of The Simpsons that, […]

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Could an Old Simpsons Joke Rename Australia’s Currency?

Australia’s currency may just get the name change it logically deserves… By Everett Millman – Gainesvillecoins.com ……   There’s that saying about how “a great deal of truth is said in jest”. It’s true that sometimes comedy can reveal some important point that has been overlooked or under-appreciated. This is probably not the case with […]

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World Currency- Maldives Launches New 5 Rifiyaa Polymer Banknote

By De La Rue, plc…. The Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA) has issued the final banknote in their new family of Safeguard® banknotes. To facilitate financial transactions for all their citizens, the MMA has now issued the final note in the new series, the Rufiyaa 5. As with the rest of the new family that was […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for May 19, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for May 19, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Defacing coins like a suffragette Have you ever tried to get into the mind of a suffragette? British Museum curator Tom Hockenhull has… and not in the way you might expect from a numismatist… The Future Is Now 2.) How the Royal […]

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US & World Currency – PMG Grading On-Site at International Paper Money Show

PMG will be at the International Paper Money Show in Kansas City, Missouri June 8 – 11, 2017. Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) will be accepting early submissions for on-site grading on Thursday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon by appointment only. To set up an appointment, please e-mail Mauricio Escobar or Chad Greenbach. […]

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Swiss National Bank Releases New 20 Franc Note

Second ninth-series note showcases Switzerland’s creativity By Swiss National Bank …… The Swiss National Bank (SNB) will begin issuing the new 20-franc note on 17 May 2017. It is the second of six denominations in the new banknote series to be released. The current eighth-series banknotes will remain legal tender until further notice. The inspiration […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for April 28, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for April 21, 2017 Brain Food 1.) The Hidden Science Of The New British Pound Coin There is however one security feature that the Royal Mint are being particularly cagey about, and that is the feature that they deem to make the coins the most difficult ever to forge. […]

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Fiji Issues Circulating Banknotes, Coins to Commemorate 2016 Olympic Gold Medal Win

By Reserve Bank of Fiji …… The Reserve Bank of Fiji announces that a commemorative circulation banknote and coin commemorating Fiji Rugby 7s gold medal win at the Rio 2016 Olympics was officially unveiled by Honorable Prime Minister and Minister for i-Taukei Affairs, Sugar Industry and Foreign Affairs, Rear Admiral (Retired) Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama at […]

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World Paper Money – New €50 Note Now in Circulation

By European Central Bank ….. Fourth new banknote in ‘Europa Series’ Enhanced security features to offer better protection against counterfeits Notes can be checked using Feel, Look, Tilt method The new €50 banknote is now in circulation across the euro area as of 4 April. The note is the fourth in the ‘Europa series’ of […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for April 14, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for April 7 2017 Brain Food 1.) Test How Much You Know About Bitcoin As the world’s monetary systems teetered on the edge in late 2008, some computer whizzes sought a digital solution. As Lehman Brothers lay dying, a math-based, completely digital means of exchange known as bitcoin was […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for April 14, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for April 14 2017 Brain Food 1.) Test How Much You Know About Bitcoin As the world’s monetary systems teetered on the edge in late 2008, some computer whizzes sought a digital solution. As Lehman Brothers lay dying, a math-based, completely digital means of exchange known as bitcoin […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for March 10, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for March 10, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Switzerland ranked world’s worst currency manipulator The Economist magazine placed Switzerland first in a recent ranking of currency manipulators. According to the analysis, China, commonly thought of as the world’s champion at keeping its currency’s value artificially low, appears to be doing […]

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World Paper Money – Uzbekistan to Issue New 10,000 Som Banknotes

By Central Bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan …..   On March 10, 2017 the Central Bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan will issue new banknotes in the denomination of 10,000 som made on the protected paper size of 144 x 78 mm. On the wide white box on the right side of the banknote […]

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World Paper Money – Solomon Islands Launches Third Denomination in New Banknote Family

By De La Rue, plc….   A new $20 designed and printed in close collaboration with De La Rue has been launched by the Central Bank of Solomon Islands. This is the third denomination of the new family of notes following the $50 and $100 launched previously. The overall theme of the note is the […]

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World Paper Money: Bank of Poland Issues New 500-Zloty Banknote

By Polish National Bank ….   The banknote with the image of King John III Sobieski ensures the uninterrupted circulation of cash and a reduction in the cost of issuing currency; the 500 złoty banknote has some of the most advanced security features in the world. The National Bank of Poland (Narodowy Bank Polski) has […]

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World Paper Money – National Bank of Poland Issues New 500-Zloty Banknote

By Polish National Bank …. The banknote with the image of King John III Sobieski ensures the uninterrupted circulation of cash and a reduction in the cost of issuing currency; the 500 złoty banknote has some of the most advanced security features in the world. The National Bank of Poland (Narodowy Bank Polski) has put […]

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World Paper Money – Next Generation of Banknotes: $10 Design Reveal

By Reserve Bank of Australia ….. Signature side, Australian 2017 $10 banknote featuring AB ‘Banjo’ Paterson. All images courtesy Reserve Bank of Australia The Reserve Bank of Australia has today revealed the design of the new $10 banknote that will be issued into circulation from September 2017. The images show the basic design artwork on […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for February 17, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for February 17, 2017 Brain Food 1.) A walk through the coinage of ancient India “The first known coins of India, the silver bent bars of the Gandhara Janapada region (Afghanistan, which was part of India), were punch marked coins with symbols of flowers on each side dated 2500 […]

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Bhutan Releases Design of New Commemorative Banknote Honoring The Gyalsey’s 1st Birthday

NU. 100 denomination commemorative banknotes celebrate the first birth anniversary of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey By Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan ….. The Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan (RMA) is pleased to launch the design of the Commemorative Banknotes of Nu.100 denomination to celebrate the First Birth Anniversary of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey, […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for February 10, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for February 10, 2017 Brain Food 1.) The “Scandalous” Quarter Protest That Wasn’t Some accounts even claimed that famous anti-vice crusader Anthony Comstock had personally led the attack against the coin. The only problem with that story? Comstock died in 1915… 2.) Minting history “The world of coins is […]

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Bank of Israel Preparing to Launch New Series NIS 20 and 100 Banknotes

By Bank of Israel…. Since the launch of the new NIS 50 banknote in September 2014, almost 90 percent of the banknotes in circulation have been replaced with Series C banknotes. Since the launch of the new NIS 200 banknote in December 2015, more than half of the banknotes in circulation have been replaced with […]

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New World Banknotes from Switzerland, Solomon Islands, Guatemala

Date Announced for Issue of New Swiss 20-Franc Note By Landqart AG ….. The second note of the ninth series of Swiss Franc banknotes, printed on Landqart’s Durasafe® substrate, the CHF 20, will be released this year. The note will be formally presented to the public at a press conference on Wednesday, 10 May 2017, […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 13, 2017

  By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for January 13, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Collector has passion for ancient coins Borland turns to the register and takes out a handful of quarters. “See this?” he says. “That’s not money.” He drops the coins back in the register. “They’re tokens,” he says. “I know what money […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Design Moments: Irish Free State coins c. 1928 By 1926 the newly-minted Irish Free State was ready to get its own coinage and by the time the Coinage Act was enacted in 1927 a design competition was under way… 2.) Stories […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Design Moments: Irish Free State coins c. 1928 By 1926 the newly-minted Irish Free State was ready to get its own coinage and by the time the Coinage Act was enacted in 1927 a design competition was under way… 2.) Stories […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Design Moments: Irish Free State coins c. 1928 By 1926 the newly-minted Irish Free State was ready to get its own coinage and by the time the Coinage Act was enacted in 1927 a design competition was under way… 2.) Stories of […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for December 30, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for December 30, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The medal detective Few things mean as much to soldiers as their medals. But if the medals get lost, how do they find their way home? That’s where Major Zachariah Fike comes in… 2.) All India coin in India-1940-1965 3.) Falkirk’s […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for December 9, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for December 9, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Plough uncovers major hoard of Roman coins A WONDERFUL collection of 120 Roman Imperial coins was unearthed in the Isle of Axholme. The so-called Owston Ferry Hoard was discovered in 1952 by Mr. A. T. Pitchfork. Ploughing a field in the village, […]

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Woman of Color, Civil Rights Pioneer Viola Desmond Chosen as Woman on New $10 Canadian Banknote

By Bank of Canada ….. Governor Stephen S. Poloz, Minister of Finance Bill Morneau and Minister of Status of Women Patty Hajdu today announced that Viola Desmond will be featured on a new $10 bank note, expected in late 2018. This will mark the first time that a portrait of a Canadian woman will be […]

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Bank of Canada, Finance Minister to Reveal Woman on Latest Banknote

By Bank of Canada ….. On Thursday, 8 December 2016, Bank of Canada Governor Stephen S. Poloz, Minister of Finance Bill Morneau and Minister of Status of Women Patty Hajdu will reveal which iconic Canadian woman will be featured on the next regularly circulating bank note. Topic: The announcement of a Canadian woman to be […]

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Controversy Over Animal Fat Used to Manufacture New UK 5 Pound Note

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …. Tallow: The white nearly tasteless solid rendered fat of cattle and sheep used chiefly in soap, candles, and lubricants. –Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary Tallow. Probably not a word we or any other numismatic authors and journalists have to use much, but it’s at the heart of the […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for December 2, 2016

  By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for December 2, 2016 Current Events 1.) Zimbabwe police fire tear gas at bank note protest “We are not going to embrace bond notes,” Hardlife Mudzingwa, a spokesman for Tajamuka, told AFP. “They are being used to mop up the US dollars that people have in their accounts so […]

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World Banknote News – Barbados, Colombia Introduce New Bills

Central Bank of Barbados Marks 50 Years of Independence with Commemorative $50 Banknote By De La Rue, plc…. De La Rue is delighted to have designed and produced a commemorative banknote for the Central Bank of Barbados to celebrate 50 years of independence Based on the fully circulating banknote that has a bright hologram and […]

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World Currency News – India Demonetizes 500 & 1,000 Rupee Banknotes

There was more than one surprise on election night… By CoinWeek Staff Reports …. While much of the world–and certainly much of the world’s press–was otherwise occupied on election day, shortly before midnight on Tuesday, November 8, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the Indian 500 rupee (Rs 500, or ₹500) and 1,000 rupee […]

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World Currency News – India Demonetizes 500 & 1,000 Rupee Banknotes

There was more than one surprise on election night… By CoinWeek Staff Reports …. While much of the world–and certainly much of the world’s press–was otherwise occupied on election day, shortly before midnight on Tuesday, November 8, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the Indian 500 rupee (Rs 500, or ₹500) and 1,000 rupee […]

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World Banknote News – Zimbabwe Introduces Bond Notes

By Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe ….. The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe is pleased to advise the nation of the introduction of bond notes with effect from Monday, 28 November 2016. The bond notes will be released into the market through normal banking channels in small denominations of $2 and $5 to fund export incentives of […]

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Women on Money: Five Finalists Chosen for Canada’s Newest Banknote

By Bank of Canada……. On Thursday, 8 December 2016, the Minister of Finance and the Governor of the Bank of Canada will reveal which iconic Canadian woman will be featured on the next regularly circulating bank note, expected in 2018. In advance of that announcement, the Bank today published the short list from which the […]

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World Currency News – Meet Norway’s New Banknotes

By Norges Bank …… Today, Norway’s new banknotes will be on public display for the first time. The first denominations will be put into circulation in summer 2017. In recent years, a number of our neighboring countries have issued new and more secure banknotes. Fortunately, only a very small proportion of banknotes in Norway are […]

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World Currency News – Seychelles to Release New Family of Banknotes, Coins

By Central Bank of Seychelles…. The Central Bank of Seychelles will launch a new family of banknotes and coins to commemorate 40 years of Seychelles’ Independence, with the theme “Seychelles’ Unique Biodiversity – the backbone of our economy”. The project which started in 2012 is in its final stage and the issuance is scheduled for […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 25, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for November 25, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Q&A: Erik Goldstein Erik J. Goldstein is the senior curator of mechanical arts and numismatics at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and has been in this position since 2002. A student of military history and numismatics, he has lectured widely and instructs a three-year […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 18, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for November 18, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The priceless legacy of P.L. Gupta We owe a great debt to coin collector P.L. Gupta, whose career continues to shape the study of the monetary and numismatic history of India… 2.) A Brief History of the Racketeer Nickel [T]he Deadwood nickel is […]

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Macedonia to Issue New 200 & 2,000 Denar Banknotes

By National Bank of Macedonia ….. 200 Denar Front The design on the front of the 200 denar banknote is representative of Christian terracotta icon or relief depictions of the Old Testament warriors Joshua and Caleb, the original of which dates to the sixth or seventh century and belongs to a famous group of terracotta […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 11, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for November 11, 2016 Current Events 1.) Some Central Florida toll booths not registering $1 coins Central Florida Expressway Authority officials said they weren’t aware of the problem until Channel 9 brought it to their attention… Under the Radar 2.) Commemorative Singapore Botanic Gardens coin unveiled A commemorative coin showcasing iconic features of the Singapore […]

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World Banknotes – Colombia to Issue New Five Thousand Peso Note

By Central Bank of Colombia …… In 2016, Banco de la República (Central Bank of Colombia) will release a new family of banknotes composed of six denominations: $2,000, $5,000, $10,000, $20,000, $50,000, and $100,000. On Wednesday, November 9, 2016 the Central bank will enter into circulation the new 5,000 peso bill, the fourth note of […]

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World Banknotes – Colombia to Issue New Five Thousand Peso Note

By Central Bank of Colombia ……   In 2016, Banco de la República (Central Bank of Colombia) will release a new family of banknotes composed of six denominations: $2,000, $5,000, $10,000, $20,000, $50,000, and $100,000. On Wednesday, November 9, 2016 the Central bank will enter into circulation the new 5,000 peso bill, the fourth note […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 4, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for November 4, 2016 Canada 150 1.) Royal Canadian Mint unveils its 2017 Canada 150 circulation coin series The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled its 2017 Canada 150 circulation coin series featuring the work of five Canadians selected by popular vote to design the tails side of the […]

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Argentina Central Bank Puts New $200 Note into Circulation

By Central Bank of Argentina …. The Central Bank of Argentina (BCRA) put into circulation from October 26 the $ 200 pesos with the image of the Southern Right Whale. It is the second of the new family “indigenous animals Argentina”, which introduces the vertical design on the obverse of the note and also a […]

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Argentina Central Bank Puts New $200 Note into Circulation

By Central Bank of Argentina ….   The Central Bank of Argentina (BCRA) put into circulation from October 26 the $ 200 pesos with the image of the Southern Right Whale. It is the second of the new family “indigenous animals Argentina”, which introduces the vertical design on the obverse of the note and also […]

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World Banknotes – Royal Bank of Scotland Issues New £5 Polymer Note

By De La Rue, plc…. On Thursday, October 27, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) issued its new £5 note, which has been produced by De La Rue on its Safeguard polymer substrate. As the 21st Safeguard note to be issued, this marks the coming of age of this novel substrate. Following a widespread public […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for October 28, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for October 28, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Is It Illegal to Deface US Currency? While this video may be ridiculously awesome, because Bill Murray is super cool, have you ever wondered if it is illegal to deface or alter a U.S. bank note? 2.) 7 Tips For Surviving Your First […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for October 21, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for October 21, 2016 Brain Food 1.) What is the Average Lifespan of a Coin? Coins are tough little devils. Over the course of a coins’ lifespan, they will be dropped, kicked, stepped on, possibly run over by a vehicle, or involved in some children’s experiment to discover just how […]

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Spink Helps People Delve Deep for Charity Banknote Auction

On Monday, October 3, many witnessed a wonderful sight in Spink’s London auction room; an entirely non-profit auction of the brand-new Bank of England notes. The auction began at 5pm and continued till 8pm with a jam-packed room and voracious bidding on the phones and internet. The auction started with the Chief Cashier of the […]

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World Currency – Bahamas Launches New Banknote Family with $10 Bill

Central Bank Launches First Denomination of New Family By De La Rue, plc…. De La Rue congratulates The Central Bank of The Bahamas on the occasion of the launch of the new $10 banknote, the world’s first circulating note with its Active™ security thread. The new $10, launched today, has been designed and printed by […]

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Sweden Introduces New Coins & Banknotes

By Sveriges Riksbank …… On October 3, 2016, the new 100- and 500-krona banknotes–together with new 1-, 2- and 5-krona coins–were introduced. This means that it is now possible to make payments using all of the new banknotes and coins, and that the work of collecting all the older banknotes and coins is continuing. “It’s […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for September 30, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for September 30, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The evolution of money in its many forms In his new book The Curse of Cash, which was released on September 7, the Harvard University economist Kenneth Rogoff argues for the near-total abolition of paper money, on the grounds that technology has […]

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World Paper Money News – Exchange Money for a Garbo and New Coins Oct. 3

By Sveriges Riksbank …. It will soon become possible to make payments with the new 100- and 500-krona banknotes, together with the new 1-, 2- and 5-krona coins. On the same day, between 2:00 and 5:00 pm, members of the public will be able to exchange money for the new 100-krona banknote and the new […]

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Bank of Indonesia to Issue Banknotes, Coins Commemorating National Heroes

By Bank of Indonesia ….. After the issuance of Presidential Decree Number 31 of 2016 on the Use of Images of National Heroes as the Main Picture on the Front Part of the New Print Banknotes and Coins of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia, the Bank of Indonesia will issue Rupiah NKRI […]

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Bank of Indonesia to Issue Banknotes, Coins Commemorating National Heroes

By Bank of Indonesia …..   After the issuance of Presidential Decree Number 31 of 2016 on the Use of Images of National Heroes as the Main Picture on the Front Part of the New Print Banknotes and Coins of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia, the Bank of Indonesia will issue Rupiah […]

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World Banknote News – New British 5 Pound Note Issued Today

By Bank of England ….. The Bank of England’s first polymer note – the new £5 featuring Sir Winston Churchill – enters circulation today, Tuesday 13 September. We have printed 440 million New Fivers and they will begin to be available from many cash machines and bank counters across the UK from today. You can […]

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Next Generation Australian $5 Banknote Enters Circulation

By Reserve Bank of Australia …..   Australia’s new $5 banknote entered circulation on September 1. Issuance is being supported by an information campaign to ensure that the Australian public is able to identify the new banknote and its security features. The Reserve Bank’s Governor Glenn Stevens said: “The new $5 banknote has a range […]

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Gibraltar Issues New £100 Banknote with Holographic Foil

By De La Rue plc …. HM Government of Gibraltar has issued a new £100 banknote, designed and printed by De La Rue on its Safeguard® polymer substrate, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Sir Joshua Hassan, Gibraltar’s first Chief Minister. This banknote is the first in the world to have a […]

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National Bank of Ukraine Presents New Banknote Commemorating Famous Writer

By National Bank of Ukraine ….. On August 26, 2016, the National Bank of Ukraine presented a new commemorative 20-hryvnia (₴20 or UAH 20) banknote dedicated to the 160th anniversary of the famous Ukrainian writer Ivan Franko. Participating in the press briefing on the presentation of the banknotes were Deputy Chairman of the National Bank […]

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Thailand to Issue Commemorative Banknote for Queen’s Birthday Aug. 12

By Bank of Thailand …. Mr. Veerathai Santiprabhob, Governor of the Bank of Thailand (BOT), unveiled a 500-Baht commemorative banknote to celebrate the Auspicious Occasion of Her Majesty the Queen’s 7th Cycle Birthday Anniversary 12 August 2016. The BOT will issue 20 million commemorative banknotes to celebrate this auspicious occasion. The color, size, and the […]

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World Paper Money – Liberia to Issue New Bank Notes

By Central Bank of Liberia ….. The Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) wishes to inform the general public that in keeping with its statutory mandate to at all times ensure that the integrity of the Liberian Dollar is uncompromisingly maintained, the CBL will shortly introduce a new series of banknotes into the Liberian economy. This […]

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World Paper Money News – Belarusian Ruble Redenominated July 1, 2016

By National Bank of the Republic of Belarus ….. Beginning on July 1, 2016, the legal tender of the Republic of Belarus – the Belarusian ruble – has been redenominated. A corresponding decision was taken by Edict of the President of the Republic of Belarus (No.450 dated November 4, 2015). The redenomination was carried out […]

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World Paper Money – Euro Banknote Counterfeiting Declines 1st Half 2016

By European Central Bank …..   331,000 counterfeit euro banknotes were withdrawn from circulation in the first half of 2016 Around 80% of the counterfeits were €20 and €50 banknotes All euro banknotes can be verified using the “feel, look and tilt” method Euro banknotes continue to be a trusted and safe means of payment […]

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World Paper Money: European Central Bank Unveils New €50 Banknote

  By European Central Bank ….. New €50 banknote will start circulating on 4 April 2017 €50 is the most widely used euro banknote New secure banknotes underline Eurosystem’s commitment to cash The European Central Bank (ECB) today unveiled the new €50 banknote, which will enter into circulation on 4 April 2017. The introduction of […]

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Bank of Thailand to Launch Commemorative Banknote Honoring King’s 70 Years on Throne

By Bank of Thailand ….   Mr. Veerathai Santiprabhob, Governor of the Bank of Thailand (BOT), recently unveiled a 70-baht commemorative banknote to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of His Majesty’s Accession to the Throne, which takes place on June 9, 2016. The BOT will issue 20 million commemorative banknotes to celebrate this auspicious occasion. The […]

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World Paper Money – PMG: Belarus to Release Seven New Banknotes

Beginning in July 2016, seven new denominations of banknotes and eight denominations of coins will be issued by Belarus. The notes will include 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, and 500 rubles. Also, the denominations of 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 kopeks and 1 and 2 rubles will be introduced as new coinage on July […]

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Britain to Debut J.M.W. Turner £20 Banknote in 2020

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek ……. The Bank of England announced it will release a new £20 banknote featuring artist J.M.W. Turner in 2020. The new £20 pound note will be printed on polymer, as will the next series of £5 and £10 British banknotes. The selection of J.M.W. Turner to appear on the £20 […]

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National Reserve Bank of Tonga Launches New Series of Banknotes

By De La Rue, plc….   The National Reserve Bank of Tonga is launching an upgraded family of six banknotes that have been printed by De La Rue. The notes bear the portrait of the new king and are issued to mark the coronation of His Majesty King Tupou VI. On Monday, June 29, the […]

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Rare Chinese Banknotes to be Sold at May 24 Hong Kong Auction

By Archives International Auctions….   Fort Lee, N.J.-based Archives International Auctions (AIA) will offer over 500 lots of rare Chinese and Asian banknotes, plus scripophily rarities (stocks and bonds), in a public auction slated for Sunday, May 24th. The event will be held at the offices of Kelleher & Rogers, Fine Asian Auctions Ltd., in […]

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Burundi Issues New Banknote Series

By CoinWeek News Staff….   The Bank of the Republic of Burundi (BRB), having the exclusive right to issue bank notes and coins legal tender in Burundi, launched a new range of bills on April 29, 2015 in denominations of 500, 2000, 5,000 and 10,000 Burundian francs (BIF). Made with modern international security standards and […]

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Two Trans-Dniester Notes Issued to Commemorate 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II.

The Trans-Dniester Republican Bank commemorated the 70th Anniversary of the allied victory over the Axis Powers with the release of limited edition one and ten-ruble commemorative banknotes. The notes, issued on April 28, 2015, are similar in design to the Trans-Dniestrian issues of 2012, but feature a special ribbon on the bottom right side of […]

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