Morocco announces commemorative 20-dirham note

The central bank of Morocco, Bank Al-Maghrib, has announced it will issue a commemorative 20-dirham note in September 2019. The note celebrates the enthronement of King Mohammed VI 20 years ago.

The front of the polymer note has a vertical orientation with the face of the King on it. The back of the note shows several great projects developed under the rule of the King. For instance: the "Mohammed VI" Bridge, the "NOOR 3" Solar Power Plant, the "Mohammed VI" satellite and the "Al Boraq" High Speed ​​Line.

Update 26-10-2019:  the new note has been issued. Below are better photos and here's a video with more details.

Steven Zaterdag 24 Augustus 2019 at 6:57 pm | | news | Geen reacties
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New additions week 34 - 2019

Halló allir, hello everybody! My mother recently visited Iceland and gave me (besides a lot of jealous feelings for visiting my number one dream destination) some nice banknotes from this beautiful country (the 500 krónur P58a3 and the 1,000 krónur P59a6). Now to get enough of these beauties to buy a vacation to Eyjafjallajökull, Brennisteinsfjöll and Bárðarbunga and other magical places with impossible names...

Steven Maandag 19 Augustus 2019 at 10:06 pm | | new additions | Geen reacties
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Romania announces new 20-lei for 2020

The Banca Nationala a Romaniei will issue a new 20-lei banknote in 2020. The new note features the image of Ecaterina Teodoroiu. 

Ecaterina Teodoroiu (1894-1917) was a female Romanian soldier who fought against German forces during the First World War. A biography of her can be found here.

Steven Maandag 05 Augustus 2019 at 09:47 am | | news | Geen reacties
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Eastern Caribbean Central Bank issues 50-dollar note

From the press release by De la Rue: "The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has issued into circulation the $50 polymer banknote, the first of the new family designed and printed by De La Rue.

All of the new series have been produced on De La Rue's Safeguard® polymer with the other denominations being issued over the coming months. The $100, $20 and $10 are due for release August – September 2019, with the $5 dollar note at the same time next year.

The design of the new series will be in a vertical orientation instead of the traditional horizontal orientation of paper banknotes. The $50 features a new image of the late Hon. Sir K Dwight Venner, previous Governor of the Central Bank. The $50 also has a holographic foil strip over the clear window to aid public recognition and includes a number of machine detectable security features to ensure authenticity."

Steven Maandag 05 Augustus 2019 at 09:32 am | | news | Geen reacties