Banknote Production

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]