Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Macao to issue new banknotes for Beijing Olympic Games

The Bank of China, Macao Branch, plans to issue 4 million 20 Patacas notes in commemoration of the 29th Olympic Games that will be held in Beijing this August.

Front: Bank of China Building, the architecture representing the location of the torch relay of the ancient Olympic Games, as well as the emblem of the Beijing Olympic Games and a vertical line that reads “In Commemoration of the 29th Olympic Games” in both Chinese and Portuguese.

Back: Beijing Olympic Stadium (also known as the “Bird’s Nest”), Macau’s Golden Lotus symbol, and the same bi-lingual print as on the right hand side.

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