Saturday, July 26, 2014

Poland to Issue New 20 Zlotych Polymer Commemorative Banknotes

On August 5, 2014, the National Bank of Poland will issue a 20 Zlotych polymer banknote to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Polish Legions. Up to 50,000 notes will be packaged in a folder and sold at a premium for collectors.

The front of the banknote features the image of Marshal Józef Piłsudski.

The back of the banknote depicts images of the Grand Cross (with Star) of the Order of Virtuti Militari awarded to Marshal Józef Piłsudski, as well as the badge of the First Brigade of the Polish Legions and the eagle badge of the Polish Legions.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Central Bank of Syria put in circulation new 500 Syrian pounds banklnotes on Sunday. The old notes will be gradually withdrawn from the market.

The new banknotes have different color, size and the pictorial designs, showing Syrian Opera House in the front and a mosaic of the first music note in the world in the back.

What characterizes the new banknotes in terms of security is the high-precision micro-perforation featuring 500 SYP that becomes quite visible when the banknotes are viewed through light. Another notable characteristic is that of flexographic presses that enable people with special needs to recognize the banknotes.

The Bank also announced that a new 1000 Pounds banknote will be released in two months.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Uganda Issued New Date (2013) 5000, 10000 and 50000 Shilling Bank Notes

Uganda issued new 5000, 10000 and 50000 Shilling bank notes. The notes are similar to the previous issue except dated 2013.


Front: World War II Memorial, Kampala
Back: Weaver birds with nest


Front: Independence monument (Kampala), waterfall
Back: Banana trees, monument


Front: "Stride" or "Commonwealth" monument, Kampala
Back: Gorillas

These notes can be purchased from Ricardo Castedo's ebay store: 5000 Shilling, 10000 Shilling and 50000 Shilling