Tuesday, April 25, 2017

2016 Bank Note of the Year

 

The International Bank Note Society (IBNS) announced that its voting membership has selected Switzerland 50 Franen for the 2016 "Bank Note of the Year Award". With almost 120 new banknotes released worldwide during 2016, over half were of sufficiently new design to be eligible for nomination.

The Switzerland 50 Franc note is the first new design the Swiss National Bank has released in 20 years. Printed by Orell Fussli Security Printing Ltd., this note from the new 9th series features wind and national experiences. Incorporating the latest technological security standards, future notes will depict time, light, water, matter and language. Using three layer substrate Durasafe® technology, the bright green vertical banknote depicts dandelion seeds, a paraglider aloft in the mountains and a strikingly playful human hand. Slightly smaller than U.S. banknotes, this is the first hybrid note to win the coveted IBNS banknote award.

 

 

 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Fiji unveiled a new 7 dollar commemorative banknote

 

The Reserve Bank of Fiji has unveiled a new 7-dollar banknote commemorating Fiji Rugby sevens gold medal win at the 2016 Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 5-21, 2016. The notes will be issued on April 21, 2017.

 

 

 

Front: Captain Osea Kolinisau with an inset picture of their English coach Ben Ryan

Back: Team posing with their gold medals after the final

 

 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Canada unveiled a new 10 Dollar banknote commemorating the 150th Anniversary of Confederation

 

The Bank of Canada has unveiled a new commemorative $10 bank note to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation - and it will mark the first time a Canadian woman and an indigenous Canadian have been featured on the country's currency.

It is also just the fourth time in Canada's history that a special, commemorative bank note has been produced.

The new polymer note will be available June 1, 2017 when 40 million go into circulation.

 

 

The front of the bill depicts the faces of four federal political figures who helped shape the country: Sir John A. Macdonald, Sir George-Etienne Cartier, Agnes Macphail and James Gladstone.

On the back, a range of images capture the country's diverse landscape, including the "Lions" or "Twin Sisters" mountains overlooking Vancouver, a Prairie wheat field, the Canadian Shield in Central Canada, Cape Bonavista on the East Coast and the Northern Lights.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Kittens in China 100 Yuan banknote?

 

Do you see 3 kittens or it's only my imagination? The figure looks like two kneeling kittens with a third gazing with its mouth open in the center. The design appears on each side of Mao Zedong.

 

 

A leading banknote and coin expert has denied they are kittens. He said the design of Chinese banknotes adopt advanced anti-forgery technology that is a state secret. The figures in the banknote combine traditional elements and modern cartoon patterns.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Stolen 200-year-old bank note returned 33 years later

 


The banknote had been missing from the museum's collection since 1984

 

A 200-year-old bank note stolen from a museum 33 years ago has been returned anonymously after being posted from the Caribbean.

The £1 bank note, from 1819, was stolen from Padstow Museum in Cornwall in 1984.

It has been returned to the museum by airmail without any explanatory note or return address but bearing stamps from St Lucia.

Museum chairman John Buckingham said the tale was "worthy of a TV drama".

"I was very surprised," Mr Buckingham said. "It's just the length of time it's been since it went missing.

"It's a real puzzle. Who's had it all that time?

"It's not hugely valuable, but it's valuable from a local history point of view. I'm just very pleased that the note is back at the museum."

The note had been issued by the Padstow Bank of Thomas Rawlings - a wealthy merchant in the town in the early 1800s, who set up his own bank.

The 1984 museum ledger lists the banknote as "stolen".

 


Thomas Rawlings lived in the mansion Saunders Hill when the banknote was issued

 


The former site of Saunders Hill is now home to the Lawn Car Park

 

The Rawlings family lived in a mansion Saunders Hill, which is where Lawn Car Park is now, close to Padstow Social Club.

"It marked the pinnacle of the Rawlings family fortunes which seem to have collapsed in 1820 when Thomas Rawlings died aged 62," Mr Buckingham said.

 

 

Courtesy BBC News 7 March 2017

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Uzbekistan plans to issue a 10,000 Sum note

 

Uzbekistan plans to issue a 10,000 Sum note on March 10, 2017. The highest denomination currently in circulation is 5000 Sum. The size of the new note is 144 x 78 mm.

 

 

Front: Coat of Arms

Back: Uzbek Senate building

Friday, March 3, 2017

The Bank of Ghana plans to issue a 5 Cedi banknote commemorating its 60th anniversary

 

The Bank of Ghana plans to issue a 5 Cedi banknote commemorating its 60th Anniversary on March 7, 2017.

 

 

 

Front: Dr James Kwegyir Aggrey (1825-1927), intellectual, missionary, and teacher

Back: Seaborne oil-drilling rig