New additions week 21 - 2016

Steven Monday 30 May 2016 at 12:15 pm | | new additions | No comments

Somalia to print its own currency again?

Steven Sunday 29 May 2016 at 1:37 pm | | news | No comments
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Mountaineering on banknotes

Steven Wednesday 25 May 2016 at 10:58 am | | articles | Two comments

New banknote series in India?

Steven Tuesday 24 May 2016 at 11:50 am | | news | No comments
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Competing Central Banks in Libya

Steven Monday 23 May 2016 at 11:31 am | | links | Two comments
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Swiss won't abolish the 1,000-franc note

Steven Monday 23 May 2016 at 11:21 am | | links | No comments
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Scientist finds mistake on Turkish 5-lira banknote

Steven Monday 23 May 2016 at 11:05 am | | links | No comments
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Will Nellie McClung return on a Canadian banknote?

Steven Thursday 19 May 2016 at 10:30 am | | news | No comments
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Tea banknotes

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Steven Wednesday 18 May 2016 at 2:40 pm | | articles | Two comments
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Honduras: coins for low denomination banknotes?

Steven Wednesday 18 May 2016 at 2:14 pm | | news | No comments
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New Zealand issues last three notes of Series 7

Steven Monday 16 May 2016 at 10:20 am | | news | No comments
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Disney Dollars to be discontinued from 14 May 2016

Steven Friday 13 May 2016 at 09:37 am | | news | No comments
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Guyana presents commemorative 50-dollar note

Steven Friday 13 May 2016 at 09:20 am | | news | No comments
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Innovia Group buys Australian secure ink maker

Bloomberg reports that Innovia Group will buy Barroven, an Australian maker of secure inks. This move is seen as Innovia trying to secure the supply chain needed for making polymer substrate used for polymer banknotes.

Innovia is responsible for 99.9% of all polymer sheets used for making plastic banknotes. From its new facility in Wigton, Innovia will be manufacturing the new polymer banknote substrate for the Bank of England beginning with the £5 note due to be issued in September 2016 and the new £10 note in 2017.

Steven Wednesday 11 May 2016 at 1:43 pm | | links | No comments
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Lunar New Year brings new Macau banknotes

Steven Wednesday 11 May 2016 at 09:28 am | | news | No comments

Critique on plans for the US dollar redesign

Edward Rothstein, a critic working for The Wall Street Journal, has written a very interesting opinion piece on the proposed redesign of the US dollar notes. If you recall, the plans are for the 5-, 10- and 20-dollar notes to get a big makeover with several new faces added the notes, amongst them no less than 8 women who played a part in the abolishment of slavery, civil rights movement and women's right to vote. 

His critique is both directed at the choice and combination of people ("a potpourri of portraits") but also the incoherent imagery the dollars will get.

"Alexander Hamilton, the founding father of America’s economic system, stays on the $10 bill, but the institution on the back—the U.S. Treasury—will now appear as a backdrop for the 1913 Women’s Suffrage Parade, accompanied by images of almost a century of suffrage leaders (...) The Treasury is on the back of Alexander Hamilton’s bill because he was the first Treasury secretary and helped shape conditions for the prosperity and power that the building represents. Now that structure will be the backdrop for an event that has nothing to do with Hamilton or the monetary system."

It's a very interesting observation in my opinion. I for one am very curious how the designers of the new note will deal with all the different images they want to show. 

© www.theatlantic.com

Photo: German actress Hedwig Reicher wears the costume of "Columbia" with other suffrage pageant participants standing in background in front of the Treasury Building in Washington, District of Columbia, on March 3, 1913. The performance was part of the larger Suffrage Parade of 1913.

Steven Sunday 08 May 2016 at 09:20 am | | links | No comments
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Bolivia issues tender for new banknote family

Steven Friday 06 May 2016 at 9:38 pm | | news | No comments
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Women on banknotes

In light of the recent announcement of the return of women on US banknotes, data analysts from Statista have done research which countries have women on currently circulating banknotes. The map below is the result of this investigation. 

Infographic: Women On Banknotes Are A Rarity | Statista

Statista

Steven Friday 06 May 2016 at 9:19 pm | | links | One comment
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Zimbabwe to reintroduce its own currency

Steven Friday 06 May 2016 at 8:57 pm | | news | No comments
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500-euro note discontinued after 2018

Steven Friday 06 May 2016 at 8:49 pm | | news | No comments
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'Banknoteable' women for next Canadian banknote

Steven Monday 02 May 2016 at 6:53 pm | | news | No comments
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