Saturday, August 24, 2013

Mauritius issued new 25, 50 and 500 Rupees polymer banknotes

The Bank of Mauritius issued new 25, 50, and 500 Rupee banknotes printed on De La Rue's Safeguard polymer substrate.

The new polymer banknotes have almost the same design as the paper banknotes. They contain numerous security features, inter alia, a transparent window showing the image of the dodo, numbers printed with magnetic ink which become fluorescent under ultra violet light and swing features printed in iridescent ink, which change to a different color when observed in transparency or when tilted.

The polymer banknotes will be in circulation alongside the existing paper banknotes.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Israel to issue a new series of banknotes in 2014

The Bank of Israel has announced that the postponed issuance of the new 50 NIS and 200 NIS banknotes are scheduled to be released during the second half of 2014. The remaining two banknotes - 100 NIS and 20 NIS, respectively - will be issued a few months afterward.

Front: Citrus trees and fruit; Shaul Tchernichovsky; microprinted poem “Oh, My Land, My Homeland.”
Back: Capital of Corinthian column

Front: Fall leaves; Natan Alterman; microprinted poem “Eternal Meeting.”
Back: Moonlit flora