Thursday, July 25, 2013

Morocco to issue new banknotes

Bank Al Maghreb will issue a series of banknotes in denominations of 20, 50, 100 and 200 dirhams starting from August 15, 2013.

The new notes will be safer and more difficult to counterfeit.

The new banknotes reflect Morocco's cultural and geographic diversity by featuring cities of Casablanca and Rabat in the 20 dirhams note, the Argan tree of the Sous region and Ouzoud waterfalls of Azilal in the 50 dirhamsote, the sand dunes and desert life referring to the Moroccan Sahara in the 100 dirhams note and Tangier-Med port and Cape Spartel Lighthouse in the 200 dirhams note.

The 200 dirhams note will be circulated as soon as August 15, 2013 on the occasion of the Feast of the Throne, while the issue of the 100 dirhams is planned in conjunction with the celebration of Youth Day. As for the 50 dirhams note, it will be circulated on the occasion of the anniversary of the Green March. The last note of this series, the 20 dirhams will be issued on the occasion of the Independence Day.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Bank of England Unveiled New 10 Pounds Note Featuring Jane Austen

New Bank of England governor Mark Carney today unveiled the new design as a tribute to Jane Austen, one of the greatest writers in English literature. The Austen note will appear from 2017.

The move comes after the Bank faced criticism that a plan for Winston Churchill to feature on the new fiver meant there would not be a woman on any English note.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Belarus’ National Bank among winners of Watermark Banknotes Awards

Belarusian Telegraph Agency (BelTA)
July 7, 2013

The Br200,000-note of the National Bank of Belarus was recognized winner in the nomination "Best Design Showing the National Character” at the Watermark Banknotes Awards, BelTA learned from the information and public relations department of the National Bank of Belarus.

The National Bank of Angola became the winner in the nomination “The Best New Currency Series”. Banque du Liban was recognized best in the nomination “Harmony”. The diploma and commemorative medal were presented to a representative of the National Bank of Belarus during Watermark Conference, the fifth conference on secure printing, held in St. Petersburg in late June.

The contest was organized by the publishing house Water Mark and the Water Mark Journal (Russia). The council of experts evaluated the notes issued between 2011 and 2013 in three nominations: The Best New Currency Series, Harmony and The Best Design Showing the National Character.

The Br200,000-note of the National Bank of Belarus was issued into circulation on 12 March 2012. The front depicts the Mogilev Regional Art Museum. This building was constructed in the early 20th century. Originally it was the agrarian bank. The building has the features of modernism and classicism architecture styles. The back illustrates a decorative collage of architectural elements of the museum building.

“Design of all Belarusian banknotes is done by artists of the National Bank. Depicting the architectural landmarks and urban landscapes on banknotes has become traditional. We started with the architectural sites of Minsk, capital of Belarus. Then we turned to other regions of the country. The Br200,000-note shows the architecture of Mogilev Oblast. Now all regions of Belarus are represented on the Belarusian banknotes,” said the National Bank.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Guernsey issued new £1 commemorative Banknote

Guernseyman Thomas De La Rue's name is synonymous with the printing of money around the world. The State of Guernsey issued a new £1 banknote on July 4, 2013 to mark the 200th Anniversary of his first commercial venture.

The commemorative note is similar to the existing £1 note but is enhanced by a special design featuring Thomas De La Rue on the reverse of the note. It is also the first series of £1 notes to feature the signature of States Treasurer Bethan Haines.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Bangladesh to issue a new 100 Taka commemorative banknote

Bangladesh will release into circulation a new 100 taka banknote on July 9, 2013 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Bangladesh National Museum.