Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Bahamas launched new CRISP Evolution 10 Dollar banknote


The Central Bank of The Bahamas launched its newest family of banknotes, CRISP Evolution (Counterfeit Resistant Integrated Security Product). The CRISP Evolution family will be released into circulation one denomination at a time, beginning with the issuance of CE $10 on Wednesday, September 28, 2016.

The front bears a portrait of Sir Stafford Sands, the series, and a signature of the Governor of the Central Bank of The Bahamas, together with the words “The Central Bank of The Bahamas. These notes are legal tender under the Central Bank of The Bahamas Act 2000 for the payment of any amount Ten Dollars”. A watermark of Sir Stafford Sands with the numeral $10, a replica map of the Islands of The Bahamas, and the denominational value in words and figures appear on the left, with an image of a Yellow Elder flower in the center.

The back carries a vignette depicting a rendering of Hope Town Lighthouse, Abaco along with two flamingoes. The vignette is flanked above by the numeral $10, to the right by the words “Ten Dollars”, and below by the Coat-of-Arms of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas along with the words “The Central Bank of The Bahamas”.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Great Britain issued first polymer banknote

The Bank of England issued a 5 Pound polymer banknote featuring Winston Churchill on September 13, 2016. This is the first of a new series of polymer banknotes. A 10 Pound note featuring Jane Austen is scheduled for mid-2017, and a 20 Pound note featuring J.M.W. Turner is expected in 2020.


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Ukraine issued a new 20 hryven commemorative banknote

The National Bank of Ukraine issued a new 20 Hryven banknote on September 1, 2016 to commemorate the 160th birthday of the Ukrainian writer Ivan Franko. One million notes were printed. 20,000 notes were packaged in souvenir folders and sold to collectors for 31 Hryven each.