Tag: polymer notes

Controversy Over Animal Fat Used to Manufacture New UK 5 Pound Note

Controversy Over Animal Fat Used to Manufacture New UK 5 Pound Note

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Tallow: The white nearly tasteless solid rendered fat of cattle and sheep used chiefly in soap, candles, and lubricants. –Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary Tallow. Probably not a word we or any other numismatic authors and journalists have to use much, but it’s at the heart of […]

Conveying Wealth and Culture: Ships on World Banknotes

Conveying Wealth and Culture: Ships on World Banknotes

The junk and dhow are two ancient ship models that are prominently featured on banknotes in dozens of countries Images of national pride, of rich history and economic strength, of autonomy and cultural heritage have served to round out and embellish banknotes from all ages and corners of the world. The junk and dhow have […]

CoinWeek News Wire for November 4, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for November 4, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for November 4, 2016 Canada 150 1.) Royal Canadian Mint unveils its 2017 Canada 150 circulation coin series The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled its 2017 Canada 150 circulation coin series featuring the work of five Canadians selected by popular vote to design the tails side of the […]

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World Banknotes – Royal Bank of Scotland Issues New £5 Polymer Note

World Banknotes – Royal Bank of Scotland Issues New £5 Polymer Note

By De La Rue, plc ….   On Thursday, October 27, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) issued its new £5 note, which has been produced by De La Rue on its Safeguard polymer substrate. As the 21st Safeguard note to be issued, this marks the coming of age of this novel substrate. Following a […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for October 28, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for October 28, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for October 28, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Is It Illegal to Deface US Currency? While this video may be ridiculously awesome, because Bill Murray is super cool, have you ever wondered if it is illegal to deface or alter a U.S. bank note? 2.) 7 Tips For Surviving Your […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for October 14, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for October 14, 2016

By CoinWeek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for October 14, 2016 Brain Food 1.) A guide to valuing all your old Irish coins (PHOTOS) Between the formation of the Republic of Ireland, the shift towards decimalization, and the introduction of the Euro, Irish currency underwent a great number of changes over the past 100 years, resulting […]

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Gold & Silver PAC October 2016 e-Newsletter

Gold & Silver PAC October 2016 e-Newsletter

By Scott Barman for the Gold & Silver Political Action Committee …..   From the Political Coordinator Every four years we elect a president and vice president. By definition, elections are politically motivated exercises and candidates look to convince you to elect them and not their opponent. I used an opportunity to have a discussion […]

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Spink Helps People Delve Deep for Charity Banknote Auction

Spink Helps People Delve Deep for Charity Banknote Auction

On Monday, October 3, many witnessed a wonderful sight in Spink’s London auction room; an entirely non-profit auction of the brand-new Bank of England notes. The auction began at 5pm and continued till 8pm with a jam-packed room and voracious bidding on the phones and internet. The auction started with the Chief Cashier of the […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for September 30, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for September 30, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for September 30, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The evolution of money in its many forms In his new book The Curse of Cash, which was released on September 7, the Harvard University economist Kenneth Rogoff argues for the near-total abolition of paper money, on the grounds that technology […]

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Spink: Scottish Banknote Auction, Plus the Return of Pudsey

Spink: Scottish Banknote Auction, Plus the Return of Pudsey

Pudsey returns to Spink, and he’s bringing some Scottish Friends In addition to the mammoth World Banknotes auction, we have also managed to put together a sizable British Banknotes sale, the majority of which is made up of Scottish material. In fact, for the first time, we have even given Scotland pride of place at […]

By September 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
World Banknote News – New British 5 Pound Note Issued Today

World Banknote News – New British 5 Pound Note Issued Today

By Bank of England …..   The Bank of England’s first polymer note – the new £5 featuring Sir Winston Churchill – enters circulation today, Tuesday 13 September. We have printed 440 million New Fivers and they will begin to be available from many cash machines and bank counters across the UK from today. You […]

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Gibraltar Issues New £100 Banknote with Holographic Foil

Gibraltar Issues New £100 Banknote with Holographic Foil

By De La Rue plc ….   HM Government of Gibraltar has issued a new £100 banknote, designed and printed by De La Rue on its Safeguard® polymer substrate, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Sir Joshua Hassan, Gibraltar’s first Chief Minister. This banknote is the first in the world to have […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for August 26, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for August 26, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for August 26, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Rare coins in rare places While finding one or more rare coins in a totally unexpected location doesn’t happen very often, it does happen. Here are three stories about rare coins found in surprising spots… 2.) Some interesting facts about Indian […]

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Paper Money – Tactile Features Coming to United States Currency

Paper Money – Tactile Features Coming to United States Currency

Tactile features and more contrast will be added to the Federal Reserve Note in an effort to aid the blind and visually impaired in identifying different US currency denominations United States Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew’s recent announcement of changes to the $5, $10, and $20 Federal Reserve Notes (expected in 2020) heralds many […]

CoinWeek News Wire for June 10, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for June 10, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for June 10, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Found a rare coin? Beware, it could be a fake At a metal-detecting rally in 2009 near Linwood, a metal detectorist unearthed a small silver coin which on first glance looked like a half crown of William III (1697-1702). On closer […]

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World Paper Money – Clydesdale Bank’s £5 Polymer Banknote to Enter Full Circulation Sept. 15

World Paper Money – Clydesdale Bank’s £5 Polymer Banknote to Enter Full Circulation Sept. 15

By De La Rue plc….   The Clydesdale Bank has announced today that its new £5 polymer banknote, printed by De La Rue, will be put into circulation from 15 September. David Duffy, Chief Executive Officer of Clydesdale Bank, visited De La Rue’s Gateshead factory to view the £5 polymer banknotes in production. Designed and […]

Paper Money – The World’s 15 Highest Denominations

Paper Money – The World’s 15 Highest Denominations

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez and Coinweek Staff Reports …….   Ever wonder what the highest-denomination currencies are in the world’s top-producing nations? At a time when terrorism and other criminal activities increasingly have the attention of international police and regulatory agencies, there is greater pressure on authorities to eliminate the higher-value denominations of the world’s leading […]

New Zealand’s Brighter Money $20, $50 and $100 Notes Now in Circulation

New Zealand’s Brighter Money $20, $50 and $100 Notes Now in Circulation

By Reserve Bank of New Zealand ….   New Zealand’s new $20, $50 and $100 banknotes have entered public circulation, the Reserve Bank announced on Monday, May 16. The Reserve Bank’s Head of Currency, Property and Security, Steve Gordon, said the release of the remaining Brighter Money Series 7 notes is a significant milestone for […]

Candidates for 2018 Bank Note Featuring Iconic Canadian Woman Announced

Candidates for 2018 Bank Note Featuring Iconic Canadian Woman Announced

By The Bank of Canada ……   The Bank of Canada today announced that the 2018 bank note independent Advisory Council has narrowed to 12 names the list of iconic Canadian women who could be featured on the first bank note of the next series. The 12 prominent Canadian women, who were selected from the […]

World Paper Money – New Scottish £5 Banknote to Feature Female Author Nan Shepherd

World Paper Money – New Scottish £5 Banknote to Feature Female Author Nan Shepherd

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   The Royal Bank of Scotland has announced it will feature a portrait of author Nan Shepherd on a new polymer £5 note to be released later this year. Shepherd will become one of two women to be featured on circulating Scottish currency, with the other female figure a […]

Britain to Debut J.M.W. Turner £20 Banknote in 2020

Britain to Debut J.M.W. Turner £20 Banknote in 2020

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   The Bank of England announced it will release a new £20 banknote featuring artist J.M.W. Turner in 2020. The new £20 pound note will be printed on polymer, as will the next series of £5 and £10 British banknotes. The selection of J.M.W. Turner to appear on the […]

World Currency – New Australian $5 Banknotes Induce Spew of Negative Comments

World Currency – New Australian $5 Banknotes Induce Spew of Negative Comments

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   “Vomit-like” “Clown puke” These are just two of the appalling adjectives being thrown up at the colorful new 2016 Australian $5 banknote. The new $5 note, which incorporates an array of bold colors and “tactile” features (how “chunky” are they?), is designed with the visually-impaired in mind. But […]

World Banknotes – New Zealand to Issue New $20s, $50s and $100s in May

World Banknotes – New Zealand to Issue New $20s, $50s and $100s in May

By Reserve Bank of New Zealand ….   The new $20, $50 and $100 banknotes were revealed at Government House on April 11 by the Governor-General, Lt Gen the Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae. The banknotes were literally bought to life with the kārearea / New Zealand falcon, a feature of the $20 banknote, on […]

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World Banknotes – Bank of England to Unveil New £5 Note Design in June

World Banknotes – Bank of England to Unveil New £5 Note Design in June

By Bank of England …..   ​Victoria Cleland, the Bank of England’s Chief Cashier, has announced that the Bank will unveil the design of the new £5 banknote on Thursday 2 June 2016. In her speech at the Retail Business Technology Expo in London on March 10, Victoria outlined the benefits of polymer banknotes and […]

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World Coins – China Replaces 1 Yuan Note, Other Small Bills with Coins

World Coins – China Replaces 1 Yuan Note, Other Small Bills with Coins

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   The Chinese one-yuan note is about to fold as the new one-yuan coin replaces the paper currency. Many hail the replacement of the one-yuan note, as coins last longer in circulation than paper currency and are thus less expensive to produce over time. But others are concerned that […]

Bear Necessities of Banknotes in the Spink Sale

Bear Necessities of Banknotes in the Spink Sale

This December 8, Spink will be auctioning off a very special series of banknotes during the World Banknotes sale in London. Spink is honored and delighted to be chosen by Bank of Scotland to auction this very special limited-edition polymer £5 banknote in aid of the Children in Need Foundation. Spink is very excited to […]

By November 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Maldives Launches New Family of Polymer Banknotes

Maldives Launches New Family of Polymer Banknotes

By De La Rue, plc….   De La Rue congratulates the Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA) on the occasion of the launch of the exciting new Maldives family of Safeguard® banknotes. As previously announced, the new family of six banknotes – Rufiyaa 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 – launched on 1 November has been […]

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Nicaragua to Issue New Banknotes Oct. 26

Nicaragua to Issue New Banknotes Oct. 26

By Central Bank of Nicaragua….   The Central Bank of Nicaragua (Banco Central de Nicaragua) has announced that as of October 26, 2015, new banknotes will circulate in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 córdobas, in order to meet the demand for cash in circulation over the 2015-2017 period, replenish notes removed […]

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Bank of Scotland Reveals BBC Children in Need Commemorative £5 Banknote

Bank of Scotland Reveals BBC Children in Need Commemorative £5 Banknote

Bank of Scotland has revealed the design of the limited edition Safeguard® £5 note to be auctioned to raise money for Bank of Scotland’s Charity of the Year, BBC Children in Need By De La Rue plc….   As previously announced, De La Rue has worked closely with the Bank of Scotland to produce a […]

By October 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
New Zealand 2015 Series 7 $10 Bank Note

New Zealand 2015 Series 7 $10 Bank Note

Description: The Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s Series 7 bank notes were introduced in October 2015 with the release of the NZ$5 and $10 denominations (at the time of writing, $20, $50 and $100 notes are set for release in April 2016). Like Series 6 (originally issued in 1999), Series 7 notes are made of […]

By October 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
 
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