Tuesday, April 25, 2017

2016 Bank Note of the Year

 

The International Bank Note Society (IBNS) announced that its voting membership has selected Switzerland 50 Franen for the 2016 "Bank Note of the Year Award". With almost 120 new banknotes released worldwide during 2016, over half were of sufficiently new design to be eligible for nomination.

The Switzerland 50 Franc note is the first new design the Swiss National Bank has released in 20 years. Printed by Orell Fussli Security Printing Ltd., this note from the new 9th series features wind and national experiences. Incorporating the latest technological security standards, future notes will depict time, light, water, matter and language. Using three layer substrate Durasafe® technology, the bright green vertical banknote depicts dandelion seeds, a paraglider aloft in the mountains and a strikingly playful human hand. Slightly smaller than U.S. banknotes, this is the first hybrid note to win the coveted IBNS banknote award.

 

 

 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Fiji unveiled a new 7 dollar commemorative banknote

 

The Reserve Bank of Fiji has unveiled a new 7-dollar banknote commemorating Fiji Rugby sevens gold medal win at the 2016 Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 5-21, 2016. The notes will be issued on April 21, 2017.

 

 

 

Front: Captain Osea Kolinisau with an inset picture of their English coach Ben Ryan

Back: Team posing with their gold medals after the final

 

 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Canada unveiled a new 10 Dollar banknote commemorating the 150th Anniversary of Confederation

 

The Bank of Canada has unveiled a new commemorative $10 bank note to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation - and it will mark the first time a Canadian woman and an indigenous Canadian have been featured on the country's currency.

It is also just the fourth time in Canada's history that a special, commemorative bank note has been produced.

The new polymer note will be available June 1, 2017 when 40 million go into circulation.

 

 

The front of the bill depicts the faces of four federal political figures who helped shape the country: Sir John A. Macdonald, Sir George-Etienne Cartier, Agnes Macphail and James Gladstone.

On the back, a range of images capture the country's diverse landscape, including the "Lions" or "Twin Sisters" mountains overlooking Vancouver, a Prairie wheat field, the Canadian Shield in Central Canada, Cape Bonavista on the East Coast and the Northern Lights.