The European Central Bank has unveiled the new €20 banknote, the latest in the Europa series. The new note, which is the third to be released of the second series of euro banknotes, is to enter circulation on 25 November 2015. It has a number of new security features including an eye catching portrait window…Details
Have you ever wondered about that banknote in your wallet?
Where was it made? How old is it? How many times has it been used in transactions? What will happen to it in future?
To find out, watch this interesting film made by the European Central Bank about the life cycle of a euro banknote.Details
On Monday 16 February 2015 the Riksbank, the Central Bank of Sweden, introduced its new series of banknotes and coins. It is the first series to be launched in 30 years, and the new designs include a new denomination 200 krona banknote and 2 krona coin – the 2 krona coin was last issued in…Details
A press release from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) on 13 February 2015 advises that the next generation of Australian banknotes will include a tactile feature aimed at people with vision impairments to enable them to distinguish between banknote denominations more easily. The current series of polymer banknotes uses bright colours, large and bold…Details
Germany’s Central Bank, The Deutsche Bundesbank, has released their 2014 counterfeit banknote statistics which shows a large increase in comparison with 2013. The number of counterfeit banknotes removed from circulation during 2014 by banks, retailers and police authorities totaled 63,000 notes, with a nominal value of €3.3 million, a 63% rise compared to 2013. Though…Details
The European Central Bank (ECB) has released its banknote counterfeit figures for the second half of 2014, showing an increase in the number of fake banknotes withdrawn from circulation. 507 thousand counterfeit banknotes were removed, an increase of 53% compared to the first half of 2014 and an increase of 44% compared to the same…Details
From the 1st February 2015, the Central Bank of Cuba will issue new denomination banknotes, 200,500 and 1000 pesos, into circulation. The aim is for the new high denomination banknotes to ease economic transactions, as currently the highest denomination banknote is the 100 peso note. All three notes will have the same dimensions, 150 x…Details
The new year brings a new currency for Lithuanians, as, on the 1st January 2015, Lithuania became the 19th member of the euro currency area, replacing the previous Lithuanian litas currency to the Euro at an exchange rate of €1= LTL 3.45280. Lithuanians have 2 weeks to continue paying for items using Lithuanian litas, but…Details
According to a statement released by the National Bank of Ukraine, a new 100 hryvnia banknote will be released into circulation on March 9, 2015. The new banknote is the result of a long term project to replace the previous banknote series issued between 2003 and 2007. The new notes will run alongside the previous…Details
The European Central Bank (ECB) has announced that the €20, the next banknote from the Europa series of banknotes, will be unveiled on 24 February 2015. The new €20 is the third banknote to be released from the second series of Euro banknote, following the €5 and €10 issued in May 2013 and September 2014 respectively.…Details