banknotes

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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 […]

Banknote Company Hired To Upgrade Ontario Bingo Facilities

The company that helped the Bank of Canada design its latest series of polymer banknotes is undertaking a new project that will see them help the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. (OLG) modernize bingo halls throughout the province. The Canadian Bank Note Co. (CBN) recently signed an eight-year contract with OLG create more up-to-date technology […]

Old Banknote Series Re-Emerges As Fake In NS

The “Scenes of Canada” banknote series hasn’t been printed in over 30 years, but RCMP in Halifax, Nova Scotia say counterfeit bills mimicking the old series have been popping up recently. The counterfeit notes were predominately $50 bills, though counterfeit $20 bills from the old series have also been reported his week. Const. Tammy Lobb […]

Setting The Stage For The Greek Drachma

With recent election results demonstrating many Greeks want to back out of the country’s Eurozone agreement, financial analysts say the drachma could return to Greece soon. Following three years of economic struggle and several bailouts totally nearly $800 billion, Greece could reinstitute its old currency should they pull out of the Eurozone. Hartmut Grossman, an […]

Sweden Unveils Look At New Banknotes

Nearly a year after Sweden’s central bank announced the country’s banknotes would be changing design, Sveriges Riksbank unveiled the first glimpse of the new notes. The new notes will span all the denominations – 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 & 1,000 kronor – and the design will feature famous Swedes such as film director Ingmar […]

Sweden Hints At World’s First QR Banknotes

On the heels of coins embedded with QR codes released by the Royal Dutch Mint last year, Sweden unveiled a glimpse at what could be the world’s first banknotes embedded with QR codes. QR codes – also known as Quick Response codes – play the role of an enhanced barcode. The pattern consists of black […]