Sunday, May 27, 2018

Chinese man gives his girlfriend a US$50,000 banknote bouquet

A Chinese man who last week gave his girlfriend a huge bouquet of “flowers” made from more than 334,000 yuan (US$52,300) worth of banknotes.

Photographs shared online showed the woman, from the southwestern megacity of Chongqing, standing in front of the heart-shaped floral display of precisely 3,344 100-yuan bills during her birthday celebration at a hotel

The display had been created by workers from a local florist.
The arrangement took seven people more than 10 hours to complete.

Courtesy the star online

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Ulster Bank to put vertical bank notes into circulation

The pound is taking a turn in a new direction with vertical notes.
Ulster Bank will print the UK's first portrait - rather than landscape - shaped notes that will enter circulation in Northern Ireland next year.
All four of the banks in Northern Ireland have traditionally issued their own money.
The polymer £5 and £10 notes are based on the theme "living in nature".
Ulster Bank, which is part of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), has released the designs of its new notes, which will replace its paper currency.

Rose shrubs

The £5 note features Strangford Lough in County Down and Brent Geese.
Its £10 denomination shows Lough Erne in County Fermanagh, the Irish hare and Guelder-rose shrubs.
The bank announced last year that it would be following the Bank of England by printing plastic money.
However, Ulster Bank is going a step further with the new format.

Courtesy Julian O'Neill, BBC News  

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Azerbaijan issues a new 200 Manats banknote

Azerbaijan issues a new 200 Manats banknote on May 23, 2018.