Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Macedonia to issue it's first polymer banknotes


Macedonia plans to replace the existing 10 and 50 Denari paper notes with new polymer notes on May 15, 2018.





Thursday, April 19, 2018

Karl Marx €0 bills are red hot



It turns out €0 bills are a hot item right now.

The German city of Trier is selling thousands of souvenir bank notes with a face value of zero euros in honor of Karl Marx, revolutionary, political philosopher and author of "The Communist Manifesto."

The city's tourism department is selling the bills for €3 each to mark Marx's 200th birthday on May 5.
Marx was born in Trier in 1818 and went to high school in the city before leaving to study at university.
The first run of 5,000 bills sold out after going on sale on Monday. The city is now printing 20,000 more to meet demand from buyers around the world, including Australia, Brazil and the United States.


The Special Series of 0 Euro Souvenir notes authorized by the European Central Bank and printed on the same paper as Euro notes with the same security features such as watermark, security strip and features visible under UV.  Size 135 mm x 74 mm

"The souvenir plays on Marx's criticism of capitalism," said Norbert Kaethler, managing director of Trier's tourism and marketing office.
Marx wrote about revolutionary ideas related to class struggles, the flaws of capitalism and human labor.
"Money is the estranged essence of man's work and his existence, and this alien essence dominates him and he worships it," he wrote in "Das Kapital" in 1867.
His writings were borrowed, interpreted and adopted by political movements around the world, in countries such as Russia, Cuba and China.
Marx published "The Communist Manifesto" with Friedrich Engels in 1848, considered the most famous pamphlet in the history of the socialist movement.
Article courtesy  CNN Money April 19, 2018

Monday, April 16, 2018

How many of these old (Bank of England) banknotes do you remember?


In the past year or so we've lost the paper five and ten pound notes, both gone for good to make way for their newer, plastic versions.
But they are by no means the only notes to have been lost in recent years.
Even before the polymer tenners and fivers came in, paper notes would regularly disappear as newer versions were introduced.
So here, from information supplied by the Bank of England, are 14 banknotes which may jolt a few memories - whether it's the old £1 note, the Duke of Wellington fiver from the 70s and 80s, or even the classic ten-bob note.

£50 (series D)




Featuring: Sir Christopher Wren
Size: 169mm x 95mm
Date first issued: 1981
Date last issued: 1994
Date ceased to be legal tender: 1996

£1 (series D)




A revised version was issued in 1981. From 1983 onwards, this note was gradually replaced by the £1 coin.
Featuring: Sir Isaac Newton
Size: 135mm x 67mm
Date first issued: 1978
Date last issued: Unknown
Date ceased to be legal tender: 1988



£10 (series D)



Featuring: Florence Nightingale
Size: 151mm x 85mm
Date first issued: 1975
Date last issued: 1992
Date ceased to be legal tender: 1994

£5 (series D)

Featuring: Duke of Wellington
Size: 145mm x 78mm
Date first issued: 1971
Date last issued: 1990
Date ceased to be legal tender: 1991

£20 (series D)


Featuring: William Shakespeare
Size: 160mm x 90mm
Date first issued: 1970
Date last issued: 1991
Date ceased to be legal tender: 1993

£10 (series C)


Featuring: The Queen. This was the first Bank of England £10 note to carry a portrait of the monarch.
Size: 150mm x 93mm
Date first issued: 1964
Date last issued: 1975
Date ceased to be legal tender: 1979

£5 (series C)




Featuring: The Queen. This was the first Bank of England £5 note to carry a portrait of the monarch.
Size: 140mm x 85mm
Date first issued: 1963
Date last issued: 1971
Date ceased to be legal tender: 1973

10 Shilling (series C)

Featuring: The Queen. This was the first (and only) Bank of England 10 Shilling note to carry a portrait of the monarch.
Size: 140mm x 67mm
Date first issued: 1961
Date last issued: 1969
Date ceased to be legal tender: 1970

£1 (series C)

Featuring: The Queen. This was the first Bank of England £1 note to carry a portrait of the monarch.
Size: 151mm x 72mm
Date first issued: 1960
Date last issued: 1978
Date ceased to be legal tender: 1979

£5 (series B)


Featuring: A helmeted Britannia.
Size: 158mm x 90mm
Date first issued: 1957
Date last issued: 1963
Date ceased to be legal tender: 1967

10 Shilling (series A)




There were three different issues of this note, in 1928, and two in 1948. The note above is from the third issue.
Featuring: n/a
Size: 138mm x 78mm
Date first issued: 1928
Date last issued: Unknown
Date ceased to be legal tender: 1962

£1 (series A)


There were three different issues of this note, in 1928, and two in 1948. The note above is from the third issue.
Featuring: n/a
Size: 151mm x 85mm
Date first issued: 1928
Date last issued: Unknown
Date ceased to be legal tender: 1962

10 Shilling (Emergency Wartime Issue)




The ten-shilling note is the smallest denomination note to be issued by the Bank of England.
Featuring: n/a
Size: 138mm x 78mm
Date first issued: 1940
Date last issued: Unknown
Date ceased to be legal tender: 1962

£5 (white)



Featuring: n/a
Size: 211mm x 133mm
Date first issued: 1945
Date last issued: 1957
Date ceased to be legal tender: 1961

Article Courtesy David Whitfield April 15, 2018 Nottingham Post






Thursday, April 12, 2018

Bolivia plans to issue a new series of banknotes starting from April 2018

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Bolivia plans to issue a new series of banknotes starting from April 2018.
10 Bolivianos - April 2018
20 Bolivianos - July 2018
50 Bolivianos - October 2018
100 Bolivianos - January 2019
200 Bolivianos - April 2019
These notes bear the country's official name, Estado Plurinacional de Boliva, to reflect the multiculturalism of the country and all of its citizens.
The sizes of the notes are the same as the current issue: 140 mm x 70 mm.
Both the new and current issues will circulate simultaneously.


 




Friday, April 6, 2018

Switzerland Winner of IBNS 2017 Bank Note of Year Award

 

The International Bank Note Society (IBNS) announces that its voting membership has selected the Swiss National Bank to again receive its prestigious "Bank Note of the Year Award" for 2017. With over 170 new banknotes released worldwide during 2017, almost a third were of sufficiently new design to be eligible for nomination. In the closest vote ever the Swiss 10 Franc polymer/hybrid note narrowly edged out runners-up from the Royal Bank of Scotland (£10 with female scientist), Canada ($10 with 4 politicians and regions), Fiji (unique $7 featuring their first Olympic gold medal and rugby “7’s” team), Norway (100 Kroner Viking long ship), and Djibouti (40 Franc whale shark). This is the fourth consecutive hybrid / polymer note to win the coveted IBNS Bank Note of the Year Award.

Switzerland won the 2016 Bank Note of the Year award for the 50 Franc note of the same series.