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South Africa Unveils Mandela Banknotes

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

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

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

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New Argentinian Banknote Features Eva Perón

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

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

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 […]

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 […]

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