New varieties for Croatia

The Croatian National Bank has announced that new varieties of the 10 and 20 Kuna will be issued on 18 March 2013. They will be the same as the current issues but with a new date (9 July 2012) and a new signature of Boris Vujcic.

The current 10 and 20 Kuna:

10 Kuna - P38

20 Kuna - P39

Steven Thursday 28 February 2013 at 12:41 pm | | news | No comments
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Vote now for Banknote of the Year 2012

Members of the IBNS can now cast their votes for the annual Banknote of the Year election. You can select a first, second and third preference which get 3, 2 and 1 points. Voting closes 23:59 GMT on 18 March 2013 and the winner will be announced at the annual meeting in Valkenburg in April. 

The nominees can be found here and are in no particular order:

My personal top 3:

1. South Africa's 200 Rand Note

2. Scotland's 10 Pound Note

3. Canada's 50 Dollar Note

Steven Thursday 21 February 2013 at 08:07 am | | news | No comments
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New banknotes Venezuela?

A website from Venezuela has shown banknotes of 200 and 500 bolivares which might be issued later this year. An exact date or confirmation of this news hasn't been given yet.

Below are images of these new banknotes, along with the current circulating banknotes in Venezuela.

Steven Wednesday 20 February 2013 at 08:16 am | | news | No comments
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Design of new banknote Iceland is finished

From the News of Iceland: "The development and design of a new Iceland bank note or bill, is finished. The 10 thousand ISK bill will be initiated this year, probably this spring. The first bills will come to Iceland this spring, around the same time as the Eurasian golden plover, a common bird in Iceland that will appear somewhere on the bill.

Graphic designer and artist Kristín Þorkelsdóttir developed the ten thousand ISK bank note. She says it was a lot of work, but that the bill will be beautiful. Kristin also designed the other Icelandic bills currently in use.

Jónas Hallgrímsson (1807-1845), natural scientist and poet will appear on the bill as well as the Eurasian golden plover. Jonas Hallgrimsson was interested in the plover and mentioned her in some of his poems."

Update 3 april 2013: there are reports that the new note won't be issued until the autumn or winter of 2013.

Steven Tuesday 19 February 2013 at 08:13 am | | news | No comments
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New commemorative note for the Philppines announced

According to this article the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has approved the proposal to use an image of San Pedro Calungsod on a commemorative 50 pesos banknote that will be circulated in April this year. The banknote will commemorate the canonization of Calungsod by Pope Benedict XVI on 21 October 2012 in Rome, Italy.

Calungsod was a teenaged catechist who joined the Jesuit missionaries in the Marianas islands with Diego de San Vitores. They were both killed by the natives on 2 April 1672, which is the feast day of the teenaged saint.

According to CBCP News online, Henrietta de Villa, the secretary general of the National Commission on the Canonization of Calungsod, announced that the commemorative bill will be circulated nationwide by 2 April 2013.

Steven Wednesday 06 February 2013 at 08:30 am | | news | No comments

New banknotes Libya announced. Again.

An article from the Libya Harald: "The Central Bank of Libya (CBL) has announced that it will launch the new Libyan banknotes on the second anniversary of the 17 February Revolution. It had earlier announced that it would start issuing new Libyan banknotes as of 31 January.

The new notes have values of one, five, ten, twenty and fifty dinars. Apparently, the LD 50 notes, previously shelved to try and control the black economy, will now be issued. The total value of the new banknotes is understood to be LD 116 billion. The Governor of the Central Bank, Saddek Elkaber, said yesterday that the new money had been printed in a record time of just ten months.

He added that the new banknotes had been modernised and improved, even including "a property that allows blind people to identify their financial value." He added that the new notes would reduce forgeries because of features such as security tags and the use of four  colours. Once the new banknotes have been issued, there will be a phased withdrawal of the old ones."

So another announcement in the neverending saga (1, 2, 3) from Libya. This time around though we also have pictures from the front of the notes!

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Steven Tuesday 05 February 2013 at 08:41 am | | news | No comments
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