China - 100 yuan

China - 100 yuan - 2015 - PNL

The front of the note depicts the Shenzhou 9 spacecraft docking with the Tiangong 1 space station, which occured on 18 June 2012. To the left we can see the Dongfanghong 1, China's first satellite launched in 1970. On the right side is the Chang'e 1 lunar-orbiting spacecraft. The back of the note shows a sort of ladder with the different stages of flight, starting at the bottom with a bird, above that an early plane by Chinese aviation pioneer Feng Ru. Next we have a fighter jet, then the future Tiangong 3 space station which will be launched in 2020 and at the top we see the Chang'e 1 lunar-orbiting spacecraft again.

Steven Monday 09 November 2015 at 8:51 pm | | space | No comments

Iran - 50,000 rial

Iran - 50,000 rial - 2015 - PNL


On the back it shows a tree next to the entrance to Teheran University. In the background we can make out the famous double-helix structure of DNA. The poem reads: "Capable is / the one who is wise / Knowledge makes / the old heart young" by Ferdowsi and we see the planet Saturn.

Steven Wednesday 04 November 2015 at 11:19 am | | space | No comments
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