Tag: World Currency

Woman of Color, Civil Rights Pioneer Viola Desmond Chosen as Woman on New $10 Canadian Banknote

Woman of Color, Civil Rights Pioneer Viola Desmond Chosen as Woman on New $10 Canadian Banknote

By Bank of Canada …..   Governor Stephen S. Poloz, Minister of Finance Bill Morneau and Minister of Status of Women Patty Hajdu today announced that Viola Desmond will be featured on a new $10 bank note, expected in late 2018. This will mark the first time that a portrait of a Canadian woman will […]

By December 8, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Bank of Canada, Finance Minister to Reveal Woman on Latest Banknote

Bank of Canada, Finance Minister to Reveal Woman on Latest Banknote

By Bank of Canada …..   On Thursday, 8 December 2016, Bank of Canada Governor Stephen S. Poloz, Minister of Finance Bill Morneau and Minister of Status of Women Patty Hajdu will reveal which iconic Canadian woman will be featured on the next regularly circulating bank note. Topic: The announcement of a Canadian woman to […]

By December 7, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

CoinWeek News Wire for December 2, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for December 2, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for December 2, 2016 Current Events 1.) Zimbabwe police fire tear gas at bank note protest “We are not going to embrace bond notes,” Hardlife Mudzingwa, a spokesman for Tajamuka, told AFP. “They are being used to mop up the US dollars that people have in their accounts so […]

By December 2, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
World Banknote News – Barbados, Colombia Introduce New Bills

World Banknote News – Barbados, Colombia Introduce New Bills

Central Bank of Barbados Marks 50 Years of Independence with Commemorative $50 Banknote By De La Rue, plc….   De La Rue is delighted to have designed and produced a commemorative banknote for the Central Bank of Barbados to celebrate 50 years of independence Based on the fully circulating banknote that has a bright hologram […]

By December 1, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
World Currency News – India Demonetizes 500 & 1,000 Rupee Banknotes

World Currency News – India Demonetizes 500 & 1,000 Rupee Banknotes

There was more than one surprise on election night… By CoinWeek Staff Reports ….   While much of the world–and certainly much of the world’s press–was otherwise occupied on election day, shortly before midnight on Tuesday, November 8, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the Indian 500 rupee (Rs 500, or ₹500) and 1,000 […]

By November 30, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
World Banknote News – Zimbabwe Introduces Bond Notes

World Banknote News – Zimbabwe Introduces Bond Notes

By Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe …..   The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe is pleased to advise the nation of the introduction of bond notes with effect from Monday, 28 November 2016. The bond notes will be released into the market through normal banking channels in small denominations of $2 and $5 to fund export incentives […]

By November 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Women on Money: Five Finalists Chosen for Canada’s Newest Banknote

Women on Money: Five Finalists Chosen for Canada’s Newest Banknote

By Bank of Canada…….   On Thursday, 8 December 2016, the Minister of Finance and the Governor of the Bank of Canada will reveal which iconic Canadian woman will be featured on the next regularly circulating bank note, expected in 2018. In advance of that announcement, the Bank today published the short list from which […]

By November 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
World Currency News – Meet Norway’s New Banknotes

World Currency News – Meet Norway’s New Banknotes

By Norges Bank …… On Tuesday, November 22, Norway’s new banknotes were on public display for the first time. The first denominations will be put into circulation in summer 2017. In recent years, a number of our neighboring countries have issued new and more secure banknotes. Fortunately, only a very small proportion of banknotes in […]

By November 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
World Currency News – Seychelles to Release New Family of Banknotes, Coins

World Currency News – Seychelles to Release New Family of Banknotes, Coins

By Central Bank of Seychelles….   The Central Bank of Seychelles will launch a new family of banknotes and coins to commemorate 40 years of Seychelles’ Independence, with the theme “Seychelles’ Unique Biodiversity – the backbone of our economy”. The project which started in 2012 is in its final stage and the issuance is scheduled […]

By November 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek News Wire for November 25, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for November 25, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for November 25, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Q&A: Erik Goldstein Erik J. Goldstein is the senior curator of mechanical arts and numismatics at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and has been in this position since 2002. A student of military history and numismatics, he has lectured widely and instructs a […]

By November 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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 18, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for November 18, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for November 18, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The priceless legacy of P.L. Gupta We owe a great debt to coin collector P.L. Gupta, whose career continues to shape the study of the monetary and numismatic history of India… 2.) A Brief History of the Racketeer Nickel [T]he Deadwood nickel is […]

By November 18, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Macedonia to Issue New 200 & 2,000 Denar Banknotes

Macedonia to Issue New 200 & 2,000 Denar Banknotes

By National Bank of Macedonia …..   200 Denar Front The design on the front of the 200 denar banknote is representative of Christian terracotta icon or relief depictions of the Old Testament warriors Joshua and Caleb, the original of which dates to the sixth or seventh century and belongs to a famous group of […]

By November 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek News Wire for November 11, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for November 11, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for November 11, 2016 Current Events 1.) Some Central Florida toll booths not registering $1 coins Central Florida Expressway Authority officials said they weren’t aware of the problem until Channel 9 brought it to their attention… Under the Radar 2.) Commemorative Singapore Botanic Gardens coin unveiled A commemorative coin showcasing iconic features of […]

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World Banknotes – Colombia to Issue New Five Thousand Peso Note

World Banknotes – Colombia to Issue New Five Thousand Peso Note

By Central Bank of Colombia ……   In 2016, Banco de la República (Central Bank of Colombia) will release a new family of banknotes composed of six denominations: $2,000, $5,000, $10,000, $20,000, $50,000, and $100,000. On Wednesday, November 9, 2016 the Central bank will enter into circulation the new 5,000 peso bill, the fourth note […]

By November 7, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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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Argentina Central Bank Puts New $200 Note into Circulation

Argentina Central Bank Puts New $200 Note into Circulation

By Central Bank of Argentina ….   The Central Bank of Argentina (BCRA) put into circulation from October 26 the $ 200 pesos with the image of the Southern Right Whale. It is the second of the new family “indigenous animals Argentina”, which introduces the vertical design on the obverse of the note and also […]

By November 3, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By October 31, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
World Currency News – Zimbabwe Bond Notes Plan Criticized

World Currency News – Zimbabwe Bond Notes Plan Criticized

By Steven Cochran for Gainesville Coins ……   Zimbabwe’s shattered economy and massive trade deficit have caused a dollar shortage which has paralyzed the nation. The government hopes to reduce the current cash shortage by introducing the first domestic paper money since the collapse of the Zimbabwean dollar in 2009. The public reaction was what […]

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 […]

By October 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Coinweek Cool Currency! 2016 Episode 4 – 4K Video

Coinweek Cool Currency! 2016 Episode 4 – 4K Video

CoinWeek’s popular Cool Currency! series returns with our fourth episode this season. We look at two popular American notes and two important and rare world notes. Featured in this Episode: Alex Delatola, APD Currency – 1896 $1 Silver Certificate Henrik Christensen, Holt Paper Money – Ming Dynasty Banknote from 1366-1399 Tom Surina, Tom Surina, LLC […]

Daniel Frank Sedwick’s The Cob Report – What You Can’t Live Without in Treasure Auction #20 (Pt. 1)

Daniel Frank Sedwick’s The Cob Report – What You Can’t Live Without in Treasure Auction #20 (Pt. 1)

By Cori Sedwick Downing – Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC ……   Our upcoming Sedwick Treasure, World, U.S. and Paper Money Auction #20 has something for everyone, and I’ll outline some highlights in upcoming blogs. First off, let’s show off our paper money section, a collectible that we haven’t been able to offer in great amounts […]

CoinWeek News Wire for October 21, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for October 21, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for October 21, 2016 Brain Food 1.) What is the Average Lifespan of a Coin? Coins are tough little devils. Over the course of a coins’ lifespan, they will be dropped, kicked, stepped on, possibly run over by a vehicle, or involved in some children’s experiment to discover just […]

By October 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By October 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By October 7, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
World Currency – Bahamas Launches New Banknote Family with $10 Bill

World Currency – Bahamas Launches New Banknote Family with $10 Bill

Central Bank Launches First Denomination of New Family By De La Rue, plc….   De La Rue congratulates The Central Bank of The Bahamas on the occasion of the launch of the new $10 banknote, the world’s first circulating note with its Active™ security thread. The new $10, launched today, has been designed and printed […]

By October 6, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
World Money – New Swedish Banknotes and Coins Introduced

World Money – New Swedish Banknotes and Coins Introduced

By Sveriges Riksbank ……   On October 3, 2016, the new 100- and 500-krona banknotes–together with new 1-, 2- and 5-krona coins–were introduced. This means that it is now possible to make payments using all of the new Swedish banknotes and coins, and that the work of collecting all the older banknotes and coins is […]

By October 4, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By September 30, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
World Paper Money News – Exchange Money for a Garbo and New Coins Oct. 3

World Paper Money News – Exchange Money for a Garbo and New Coins Oct. 3

By Sveriges Riksbank ….   It will soon become possible to make payments with the new 100- and 500-krona banknotes, together with the new 1-, 2- and 5-krona coins. On the same day, between 2:00 and 5:00 pm, members of the public will be able to exchange money for the new 100-krona banknote and the […]

By September 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
 
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