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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Commemorative Jersey Note Features Queen Elizabeth Hologram

The States of Jersey unveiled a special commemorative banknote that features a holographic portrait of Queen Elizabeth this week. Available June 1, the £100 banknote is a special edition note that marks the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. In order to manufacture the note, a law dating back to 1959 that limited the maximum denomination of any […]

Thailand Introduces New Banknote Series

The Bank of Thailand introduced the first banknote in their new series this week. The new 50-Baht note remains similar in size and colour to the old version, but like the rest of the notes that will be released over the next several years, it also contains increased security features. Among existing features, the new […]

Bank Of England Gives Public Tips On Authenticating New Banknotes

The new £50 banknote was released into circulation this week in the UK, but the Bank of England said consumers should be aware of all the new security features on the note in order to avoid any fakes. Some simple measures for verifying the authenticity of the new notes include: – checking for the unique […]

BSP Launches Campaign To Detect Bogus Bills

When a country redesigns their banknotes to update the series or enhance their security features, part of the process typically includes finding ways to inform the public of coming changes. From posters, to commercials, to online videos, central banks take on the responsibility of educating currency users of coming changes. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas […]

Gibraltar Issues New £5, £20 and £100 Banknotes

The British territory of Gibraltar issued new £5 and £20 banknotes this month, and – for the first time ever – the country has introduced £100 banknotes into circulation. The new notes were part of a series introduced in two phases. The first new notes – the £10 and the £50 – were issued in […]

Cayman Islands Introduces New Banknote Series

For the first time since introducing a local currency nearly 40 years ago, the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) is introducing a complete redesign of the region’s banknotes. All six denominations – the $1, $5, $10, $25, $50, and $100 banknotes – have been redesigned. Each bill now carries new images, new patterns and, in […]