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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]