Fiji issues new commemorative rugby sevens note!

The Reserve Bank of Fiji has issued a very cool new commemorative banknote. The 7-dollar note has the national Rugby sevens team and their victory at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio as its subject. The note is printed by Oberthur Fiduciaire and is printed in a limited number of 2 million copies. An unknown amount will be sold as a special numismatic product. The note is expected to be sold out very quickly. 

This note ticks a lot of boxes for me: I like the unusual amount on the banknote, I like the images used on the note and I happen to like rugby a lot! This sounds like a must-have for me. 

Steven Saturday 22 April 2017 at 4:05 pm | | news | No comments

Canada reveals stunning commemorative note

The Bank of Canada has revealed what their new commemorative 10-dollar banknote will look like. I expected an epic banknote and they absolutely delivered!

The front of the banknote celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada celebrates 4 leaders from the past: Sir John A. Macdonald, Sir George-Étienne Cartier, Agnes Macphail and James Gladstone (Akay-na-muka). The names of all of Canada’s provinces and territories and the dates when they entered Confederation are repeated in English and French across the top and bottom of the large window. To the left is the Memorial Chamber Arch. This arch is located inside the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill. The Memorial Chamber was dedicated in 1927 to all Canadians who died in military service during the First World War. The chamber has since come to honour all Canadian men and women who gave their lives in service to their country. In the back we can see the Hall of Honour. The Hall of Honour is the central corridor of the Centre Block on Parliament Hill

The back of the note celebrates the natural features of Canada: the coast mountains, the prairies, the Canadian Shield and the Atlantic coast. In the background are the Nothern lights. Several cultural references have been added as well: the assomption sash (a pattern important to the Métis people), an owl's bouquet designed by the Inuit artist Kenojuak Ashevak, thirteen maple leaves which are linked by their stems represening each of Canada’s provinces and territories and of course the Maple Leaf, the Canadian flag and Canada's Coat of Arms. The banknote will be issued from 1 June 2017.

All in all: in my humble opinion the most beautiful banknote I've seen this year and top contender for Banknote of the Year 2017 as far as I'm concerned. 

Steven Sunday 09 April 2017 at 10:00 am | | news | No comments

Canada set to unveil its new commemorative banknote

The Bank of Canada has announced it will unveil the new commemorative banknote celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada at a special press conference on 7 April 2017 at 10:15 am local time (that's 16:15 CET).

The event will be live broadcasted on the Bank’s website and YouTube channel.

I don't know about you but I'm pretty excited about this note, maybe because it's only the fourth commemorative banknote in the history of the Bank. For some reason I expect nothing less than an epic banknote! The new polymer note should be issued from 1 July 2017.

Steven Wednesday 05 April 2017 at 3:32 pm | | news | No comments

ECB issues new 50-euro note

The European Central Bank (ECB) has introduced the new 50-euro banknote on 4 April 2017. This 4th note in the new Europa series has the same color scheme as the old note and also keeps the renaissance themed bridge.

Like the 20-euro note from the second series, the 50-euro also has a portrait window as a new security feature. You can find more information on the new note at the official website Our Money from the ECB.

Steven Wednesday 05 April 2017 at 3:23 pm | | news | No comments
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