Thursday, March 16, 2017

Kittens in China 100 Yuan banknote?

 

Do you see 3 kittens or it's only my imagination? The figure looks like two kneeling kittens with a third gazing with its mouth open in the center. The design appears on each side of Mao Zedong.

 

 

A leading banknote and coin expert has denied they are kittens. He said the design of Chinese banknotes adopt advanced anti-forgery technology that is a state secret. The figures in the banknote combine traditional elements and modern cartoon patterns.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Stolen 200-year-old bank note returned 33 years later

 


The banknote had been missing from the museum's collection since 1984

 

A 200-year-old bank note stolen from a museum 33 years ago has been returned anonymously after being posted from the Caribbean.

The £1 bank note, from 1819, was stolen from Padstow Museum in Cornwall in 1984.

It has been returned to the museum by airmail without any explanatory note or return address but bearing stamps from St Lucia.

Museum chairman John Buckingham said the tale was "worthy of a TV drama".

"I was very surprised," Mr Buckingham said. "It's just the length of time it's been since it went missing.

"It's a real puzzle. Who's had it all that time?

"It's not hugely valuable, but it's valuable from a local history point of view. I'm just very pleased that the note is back at the museum."

The note had been issued by the Padstow Bank of Thomas Rawlings - a wealthy merchant in the town in the early 1800s, who set up his own bank.

The 1984 museum ledger lists the banknote as "stolen".

 


Thomas Rawlings lived in the mansion Saunders Hill when the banknote was issued

 


The former site of Saunders Hill is now home to the Lawn Car Park

 

The Rawlings family lived in a mansion Saunders Hill, which is where Lawn Car Park is now, close to Padstow Social Club.

"It marked the pinnacle of the Rawlings family fortunes which seem to have collapsed in 1820 when Thomas Rawlings died aged 62," Mr Buckingham said.

 

 

Courtesy BBC News 7 March 2017

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Uzbekistan plans to issue a 10,000 Sum note

 

Uzbekistan plans to issue a 10,000 Sum note on March 10, 2017. The highest denomination currently in circulation is 5000 Sum. The size of the new note is 144 x 78 mm.

 

 

Front: Coat of Arms

Back: Uzbek Senate building

Friday, March 3, 2017

The Bank of Ghana plans to issue a 5 Cedi banknote commemorating its 60th anniversary

 

The Bank of Ghana plans to issue a 5 Cedi banknote commemorating its 60th Anniversary on March 7, 2017.

 

 

 

Front: Dr James Kwegyir Aggrey (1825-1927), intellectual, missionary, and teacher

Back: Seaborne oil-drilling rig

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Iran plans to issue a new design 10,000 Rial banknote

 

The Central Bank of Iran plans to issue a new design 10,000 Rial banknote in June 2017. The new note is 140 mm X 71 mm, reduced in size from the previous issue.

 

 

 

Front: Ayatollah Seyyed Ruhollah Khomeini (1900-1989), spiritual leader of the 1979 Islamic Revolution

Back: Tomb of Hafez, Shiraz