Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Syria puts into circulation new 1,000-pound banknote


The Central Bank of Syria has put into circulation a new 1,000-pound banknote on June 30, 2015. The new note doesn't include the image of President Bashar Assad's father and the country's former president, Hafez Assad. Instead of the late president's image, the new note depicts an ancient Roman theater in the southern Daraa province.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Tonga Launched a New Series of Banknotes

The National Reserve Bank of Tonga launched an upgraded family of banknotes into circulation on June 29, 2015. The six denominations are similar to the previous issue but bearing the portrait of His Majesty King Tupou VI instead of his late Brother King Tupou V.

The 6 denominations – 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 pa’anga – have similar security features to the existing notes, with Optiks™ security thread on the 2 top value 50 and 100 pa’anga and color changing StarChrome® on the lower denominations. The new and old notes will co-circulate for a period of time until the older notes are withdrawn from circulation at the end of the year.

Info courtesy Claudio Marana

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Poland Unveiled New 200 Zlotych Banknote


The National Bank of Poland unveiled a new 200 Zlotych banknote on June 23, 2015. The note, to be issued in February 2016, is similar to the current issue but with minor redesign and improved security features.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

U.S. Treasury plans to add a 'notable woman' to the $10 bill

WASHINGTON — Alexander Hamilton will have to make room for a woman on the $10 bill.

The U.S. Treasury plans to add a “notable woman” to the bill’s design in 2020, the department announced.

“We have only made changes to the faces on our currency a few times since bills were first put into circulation, and I’m proud that the new 10 will be the first bill in more than a century to feature the portrait of a woman,” Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said in a statement.

The government hasn’t decided which woman they’ll add — and they’re soliciting input at the website thenew10.treasury.gov and on Twitter using the hashtag #TheNew10.

Lew promises that Hamilton’s image “will remain part” of the bill.

Activists have been fighting to add a woman to U.S. currency for months, though most efforts had focused on replacing Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.

Treasury says that the $10 bill was chosen to "address current and potential" counterfeit threats. The new bill's release will coincide with the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

Courtesy Cameron Joseph, New York daily News, June 17, 2015,