Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Sketch of the 200-krone banknote, 2009 series

Denmark National Bank
June 28, 2010

The 200-krone banknote, will be issued 19 October 2010, depicts Knippelsbro and Langstrup Belt Plate. The pictures shown below are not the final printed banknotes.

Sketch of new 200-krone banknote, serie 2009. Format 145 mm x 72 mm.

Knippelsbro (Knippels Bridge) links Slotsholmen to Christianshavn in Copenhagen. The first bridge on this site was built from 1618 to 1620 by King Christian IV, whereas the present Knippelsbro, the fifth in the series, dates back to 1937. When ships need to pass under the 115-metre-long bridge, the bascule leaves of the bridge are raised, providing a horizontal clearance of 35 metres.

Langstrup Belt Plate
The belt plate from Langstrup in North Zealand was found before 1880 in a bog together with two spiral bangles and a bronze knife. It is the largest, fully preserved belt plate known to come from the early Bronze Age, approximately 1400 BC. The decoration, which comprises circular grooves and spirals, was stamped into a wax mould before casting. The centre is decorated with a point that is 5 cm long. Belt plates like these were worn by wealthy women on the front of their belts.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Iran Unveils New 100,000 Rial Banknote

Press TV
June 23, 2010

The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) has unveiled a new bank note worth 100,000 rials which is double the value of the country's former largest note of 50,000 rials.

The 100,000-rial bill comes with new security features, which would allow CBI experts to distinguish it with special equipment at an advanced level.

The banknote bears the three-dimensional image of the late founder of the Islamic Revolution of Iran, Imam Khomeini, as watermark. A strip bearing a hologram depicting CBI headquarters is another security feature of the new banknote.

According to a CBI official, Mahmoud Ahmadi, the bank has so far printed 10 million 100,000-rial banknotes and is scheduled to print a total of 200 million more by March, 2011.

The 100,000-rial banknote is made of cotton and bears the color olive green.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Russia to Issue Revised 1000 Ruble Bankenote in 2010

By Nutmegcollector
June 15, 2010

The Bank of Russia plans to issue a revised 1000 Ruble note in the second half of 2010. The note will be similar to the previous issues except with improved
anti-counterfeiting features, including a SPARK patch, rainbow moire, and the color of Yaroslav the Wise changing from green to gray.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Unique NJ Banknotes Stolen 2 Years Ago Returned to Owner at Long Beach Coin Expo

By Expos Unlimited
Monday, June 7, 2010

A unique six-note uncut sheet of $5 New Jersey National Currency notes stolen two years ago was returned to its grateful owner at the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo during dealer set up on June 2, 2010. The sheet was taken in an October 2008 burglary from the offices of dealer Kevin Lipton of Beverly Hills, California, and is the only item recovered so far.

“It’s the only thing stolen from my office that I ever cared anything about,” said Lipton who gratefully gave a $5,000 reward to the part-time dealer who recovered and returned the sheet.

“The notes are from Branchville, New Jersey, and that’s the town where I went to summer camp as a child. I bought the sheet at a Christie’s auction in 1982, and they were framed and displayed in my office for years. The notes are reminiscent of my youth,” explained Lipton.

The sheet is the only known six-note uncut sheet of Series 1929 Type II National Currency $5 notes from The Branchville Bank in Branchville, New Jersey. The notes are consecutively numbered, A000001 through A000006.

It was recovered unframed by Virgel Nickell of Santa Ana, California who describes himself as “a dabbler” in National bank notes. Nickell was at a swap meet in Huntington Beach, California in early May when he was approached by a young man who wanted to sell the notes.

“He wanted $500 for it. I figured it was a common sheet, but my reaction was that it was good buy at $500. But when a friend and I researched it on the Internet we learned it was not only rare, it was not mine,” said Nickell.

“I knew I couldn’t keep it. I had to return this to its owner, so I brought the sheet to Long Beach because I thought Kevin would be there. I wasn’t expecting anything in return. I cried when he gave me money for it. I wasn’t expecting that.”

“I couldn’t believe it when he showed me the notes. They’re the only thing taken that I cared about,” Lipton reiterated.

Long Beach Expo General Chairman Ronald J. Gillio was at Lipton’s table as the notes were being returned.
“Kevin was ecstatic. He was so excited, his face was just beaming,” Gillio said.