Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Monday, April 16, 2018
£50 (series D)
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Bolivia plans to issue a new series of banknotes starting from April 2018.
10 Bolivianos - April 2018
20 Bolivianos - July 2018
50 Bolivianos - October 2018
100 Bolivianos - January 2019
200 Bolivianos - April 2019
These notes bear the country's official name, Estado Plurinacional de Boliva, to reflect the multiculturalism of the country and all of its citizens.
The sizes of the notes are the same as the current issue: 140 mm x 70 mm.
Both the new and current issues will circulate simultaneously.
Friday, April 6, 2018
The International Bank Note Society (IBNS) announces that its voting membership has selected the Swiss National Bank to again receive its prestigious "Bank Note of the Year Award" for 2017. With over 170 new banknotes released worldwide during 2017, almost a third were of sufficiently new design to be eligible for nomination. In the closest vote ever the Swiss 10 Franc polymer/hybrid note narrowly edged out runners-up from the Royal Bank of Scotland (£10 with female scientist), Canada ($10 with 4 politicians and regions), Fiji (unique $7 featuring their first Olympic gold medal and rugby “7’s” team), Norway (100 Kroner Viking long ship), and Djibouti (40 Franc whale shark). This is the fourth consecutive hybrid / polymer note to win the coveted IBNS Bank Note of the Year Award.
Switzerland won the 2016 Bank Note of the Year award for the 50 Franc note of the same series.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
A design featuring Taiwanese wildlife has won a contest to replace the current Taiwan dollar appearance
The first place winner of the contest was Formosa - The Beautiful Island, which featured Taiwan's indigenous wildlife and Taipei 101, designed by Lin Yujun. Lin's design garnered 13,248 votes, the second place winner, which also featured wildlife, received 10,358 votes and the third place design featuring both natural and man-made landmarks, gained 1,770 votes.
The prize for first place was NT$100,000, while second place was NT$80,000, and third place was NT$60,000. There were also awards for the most creative group, with first place being NT$50,000, second place NT$40,000 and third place NT$30,000, for a total of NT$360,000 in cash prizes.
Explaining his inspiration for the design, Lin said, "Taiwan's original national treasured animals have always been an important part of our focus, as they represent the existence of a source of life in Taiwan. Taipei 101 represents a new generation and the inheritance and interaction between old and new, which is also a close and inseparable relationship."
The Reserve Bank of Australia plans to issue a $50 banknote of the new polymer series in October 2018. The new note follows Australia's existing $50 note with Aboriginal writer and inventor David Unaipon in the front, and the first female member of any Australian parliament Edith Cowan in the back.
The $5 and $10 notes of this series were issued in 2016 and 2017 respectively.