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Angola Reserve Bank unveils new currency series

by on Feb 20th, 2013

The Angola Reserve Bank unveiled its new currency series this week, which includes new banknotes and coins. Officials from the Reserve Bank say the new notes are equipped with new security features that will help prevent counterfeiting. “The bills bear codes of high standards of trust and more durability,” AllAfrica.com reported. The new notes are […]

ECB Unveils New 5 Euro Banknote

by on Jan 22nd, 2013

Officials from the European Central Bank (ECB) unveiled their new €5 banknote this week at a ceremony in Germany. The €5 banknote is the first in a new series that will be launched over the coming years. As with many new series, the focus of the new euros will be on increased security features to […]

South Africa Circulates Mandela Notes, Canada Circulates New Twenties Next Week

by on Nov 8th, 2012

Both South Africa and Canada are getting set to release their latest banknotes next week. The Reserve Bank of South Africa will be introducing an entirely new series of notes spanning five denominations, while the Bank of Canada will be introducing a new $20 note – the third in its new polymer series. The new […]

Libya Withdraws 5 and 10 Dinar Banknotes

by on Oct 29th, 2012

The Central Bank of Libya announced this week that it would be withdrawing five-dinar and ten-dinar bank notes from circulation as of Thursday, November 1. The notes are part of the fourth and fifth series released by the country. “The bank said it had decided to withdraw the notes ahead of issuing newly-designed five and […]

Bank of Canada Set To Release New $20 Note

by on Oct 23rd, 2012

The Bank of Canada will continue with its new polymer banknote series by releasing the new $20 bill in less than a month. The new banknote – set for release on November 7 – is the third bill in Canada’s new polymer series. The $50 and $100 bills were released earlier this year. Polymer notes […]

Iran May Not Be Able to Print Enough Rials

by on Oct 23rd, 2012

A few days ago, the New York Times reported that due to Western economic sanctions imposed on Iran over its disputed nuclear program have severely depressed the value of their national currency, the rial, resulting in higher inflation and forcing Iranians to carry larger quantities of banknotes to purchase daily items. At a time of […]

Zambia Reveals New Banknote Features

by on Oct 9th, 2012

The Bank of Zambia revealed the first look at its new banknotes this week, complete with enhanced security features. The new notes come on the heels of a decision made by the Zambian government in January to rebase the national currency – the kwacha – after an extended period of inflation. The banknotes will come […]

Cellulose structures make colors that never fade

by on Sep 21st, 2012

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have discovered a way to capture the intense, no-fade colour in a particular plant that could be replace pigments used in industry with natural plant extracts in products. The Pollia condensata plant (sometimes called the marble berry)- a species that grows wild the forests of Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania and other African […]

QR Codes Could Reduce Counterfeiting Say Researchers

by on Sep 14th, 2012

Researchers at the University of South Dakota and the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology published a report this week that suggests QR codes could be used on banknotes to prevent counterfeiting. According to the report, published in IOP Publishing’s journal Nanotechnology, the QR code “will add an increased level of security over existing […]

Südafrika führt neue Banknoten ein

by on Sep 7th, 2012

Der Staat Südafrika hat eine neue Serie von Geldscheinen vorgestellt, die das Abbild des früheren Staatspräsidenten Nelson Mandela tragen. “Wir sind sehr erfreut, diese neue Gruppe von Banknoten einzuführen. Sie spiegelt den Stolz unseres Landes wider und zollt auch Tribut an eine weltweit überaus geschätzte Persönlichkeit,” sagte der Gouverneur der südafrikanischen Reserve Bank, Gill Marcus. […]

South Africa Unveils Mandela Banknotes

by on Sep 7th, 2012

The central bank of South Africa unveiled a new series of banknotes featuring the image of former president Nelson Mandela. “We are pleased to issue this new series of banknotes which reflects South Africa’s pride as a nation and pays tribute to a much-loved world icon,” said Reserve Bank Governor Gill Marcus. The banknotes series […]

Interior BC Sees Spike In Fake Banknotes

by on Aug 16th, 2012

The RCMP British Columbia has asked businesses to be on the lookout for counterfeit banknotes after a recent spike in fake bills hit communities in interior BC this month. According to a report published by the Vernon Morning Star, the RCMP have received 23 complaints of counterfeit currency in communities such as Lake Country, Salmon […]

Costa Rica Introduces New Banknotes

by on Aug 9th, 2012

The Central Bank of Costa Rica announced this week that it would begin circulating new ₡5,000, ₡10,000, and ₡50,000 banknotes on August 27. All new banknotes display images of former presidents on the front: The ₡5,000 note is yellow and has the image of Alfredo González Flores, the green ₡10,000 bill shows three-time President José […]

FORTRESS PAPER ANNOUNCES SECOND QUARTER 2012 RESULTS

by on Aug 7th, 2012

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New Argentinian Banknote Features Eva Perón

by on Jul 31st, 2012

Argentina unveiled a new 100-peso banknote this week featuring the image of Eva Perón, the country’s former first lady. At a ceremony in which the design of the note was revealed, current Argentina President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said the note was a fitting tribute to Perón. “It’s a homage that we don’t just owe […]

Malaysia To Issue New Banknotes Next Week

by on Jul 13th, 2012

Bank Negara is set to release a new series of Malaysian banknotes next week equipped with “the latest banknote technology to enhance security features.” The series will include banknotes in the RM1, RM5, RM10, RM20 and RM100 denominations. The new series marks the reintroduction of the RM20 note to Malaysia and introduces RM1 and RM5 […]

Angola To Release New Banknote Series In 2013

by on Jul 4th, 2012

The Angola Reserve Bank (BNA) announced this week they would release a new banknote series “early in 2013.” The decision to issue a new series was approved by the National Assembly and passed into law by a majority vote of 155 to 15. According to AngolaPress, one of the biggest selling points for the new […]

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