Thursday, July 12, 2018
The Zero Euro is a souvenir banknote with authorised printing by the European Central Bank (ECB) on real euro banknote paper. The father of the concept is Richard Faille, creator of popular French currency souvenirs, who in 2015 decided to create euro banknotes promoting tourism. The banknotes share many of the same characteristics of a real euro banknote except that they are marked as “0”, i.e. their nominal value is zero. The front of all Zero Euro banknotes is the same. The reverse features the chosen motif.
Souvenir banknotes have become a collectors’ phenomenon in Slovakia.
We came across this concept at a collectors’ fair in Germany some years ago. Frenchmen were selling Zero Euros depicting various national monuments like the Eiffel Tower and castles. We were enthusiastic over their artistic design and the fact that they were, in terms of quality, identical to genuine euro banknotes. But contrary to classical nominal values, they featured a big zero. We bought some of them and offered them to collectors in Slovakia and they were interested.
Monday, July 9, 2018
Poland to issue a 20 Zlotych banknote on August 31, 2018 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Independence
Poland to issue a 20 Zlotych banknote on August 31, 2018 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Independence. The size of the note is 150 mm x 77 mm. Only 50,000 will be printed.
Front: Jozef Pilsudski (1867-1935), first chief of state of the newly independent Poland 1918-1922..
Back: Polish flag; coat of arms
Friday, July 6, 2018
Solomon Island has issued a 40 dollars banknote on July 5, 2018 to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Independence.
The new banknote was printed on polymer. It has a vertical format on the front and a horizontal format on the back.
Only 100,000 pieces were be issued.
Thursday, July 5, 2018
Hungary unveils a new 500 Forint banknote scheduled for circulation on February 1, 2019. The note is similar to previous issue but different color and improved security features.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
South African Reserve Bank unveils new banknotes to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela. The commemorative notes have the same front as the existing issues, but with a young Mandela on back. The notes will be issued on July 18, 2018, and will circulate in parallel with the exiting issues.
Sunday, May 27, 2018
A Chinese man who last week gave his girlfriend a huge bouquet of “flowers” made from more than 334,000 yuan (US$52,300) worth of banknotes.