Archive for June, 2012

Congo To Issue New Banknotes

The Democratic Republic of Congo announced it would release three new higher denomination banknotes next month. Currently, the highest denomination in circulation is the 500 Congolese franc. The new bills will introduce denominations of 1,000, 5,000, and 10,000 francs. According to an article published by Reuters, the announcement of these new denominations was cause for […]

Jamaica Introduces New Banknotes

In celebration of the country’s Golden Jubilee, the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) introduced a special series of 50th anniversary commemorative banknotes this week. The series will consist of the five denominations currently in circulation: the $5000, $1000, $500, $100 and $50 and will feature the national logo for the 50th anniversary of independence. The notes […]

Belarus To Eliminate Br10 and Br20 Banknotes

The National Bank of Belarus announced this week that it will begin the process of eliminating both the Br10 and Br20 banknotes. The bank will stop issuing the notes in September 2012, and expects them to be removed entirely from circulation by April 2014. The decision to eliminate the notes comes on the heels of […]

Diamond-Wearing Queen Hologram Graces British Banknotes

A holographic portrait of Queen Elizabeth II that depicts her wearing a real diamond diadem will appear on new British banknotes and stamps. The hologram was created by artist Chris Levine in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, a celebration of Her Majesty’s 60th year as the head of the British monarch. Partnering with Asprey […]

Banknote Security Features Helped Pound “Regain Strength” Says Central Bank

Lebanon’s latest series of banknotes featuring increased security features have helped the Lebanese pound regain value, according to Riad Salameh, Governor of the country’s central bank. “The trust in Lebanese currency is not only because of the strength in financial accounts but is also due to the banknote itself,” he said at an international conference […]