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Angola Reserve Bank unveils new currency series

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. […]

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