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 Saturday 24 August 2019 at 6:57 pm | | news | No comments

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 Monday 05 August 2019 at 09:47 am | | news | No comments
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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 Monday 05 August 2019 at 09:32 am | | news | No comments