Sunday, October 30, 2011
The notes are similar to the 2004 issue, except with the phrase "НБУ 20 років" (NBU - 20 years) printed in special ink on the front. When the banknote is held at different angles, the inscription changes color from golden to green.
The notes will have serial numbers from НБ0000001 to НБ0001000.
Pictures courtesy of Claudio Marana.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
All notes issued within the past 18 months were eligible for the competition.
This is the first time that a Central Bank wins both the Best series Award and the Best Note award.
According to Bank of Uganda Deputy Governor Louis Kasekende, Uganda beat stiff competition from the Philippines and Sri Lanka to win the coveted banking award that is intended to promote and recognize excellence in the currency industry. Kasekende says the banknotes were recognized for excellence in harmonizing aesthetics with security features.
This is the second international award the country receives for its banknotes coming shortly after winning the award for the Uganda 50,000 Shilling banknote as the Best banknote of the Year 2010 by the International Banknote Society. Kasekende says that this is the first time a central bank wins both honours.
The 2010 banknote series was designed along the dual themes of “Gifted by Nature” and “Uganda Through the Times” depicting Uganda’s unique natural endowment, cultural heritage and history. This was the first time Uganda’s banknotes were atheistically designed by indigenous artists.
Friday, October 14, 2011
Info and pictures courtesy of Claudio Marana.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
The Boulton and Watt £50 bank note is the first time that two portraits have appeared together on the back of a Bank of England bank note. It will also be the first bank note in circulation that is signed by Chris Salmon, who was appointed the Bank's Executive Director in April 2011.
The current £50 bank note, which features Sir John Houblon, the first Governor of the Bank of England, will circulate simultaneously with the Boulton and Watt note, but it will be withdrawn from circulation after an announcement in due course.