In this Banknote News we see new upcoming banknotes that’s been released or yet to release this November

1) Bahamas new 20-dollar banknote 27.09.2018

Bahamas new 20-dollar banknote 27.09.2018

Bahamas new 20-dollar banknote 27.09.2018

Bahamas new 20-dollar banknote 27.09.2018

According to a press release dated 26 September 2018, the Central Bank of the Bahamas has introduced a new 20-dollar note (B351) and is going to be printing the ½- and 3-dollar denominations as part of the CRISP Evolution family.

2) Norway new 50-krone Banknote introduced 18.10.2018

According to the Norges Bank, the new 50-krone note was introduced on 18 October 2018. The preceding issue will circulate in parallel for one year before being withdrawn.

Norway new 50-krone Banknote introduced 18.10.2018

Norway new 50-krone Banknote introduced 18.10.2018

Norway new 50-krone Banknote introduced 18.10.2018

Norway new 50-krone Banknote introduced 18.10.2018

Green. Front: Norwegian text; SPARK Orbital rectangle; seagull in flight; Utvær lighthouse in Sogn og Fjordane, Norway’s westernmost point. Back: Norwegian text; lighthouse on the horizon (pixel motif); 1.6 metres per second (cubic pattern); light breeze and gentle waves (organic pattern); Ursa Major constellation; nautical chart showing the classification of lighthouses. Windowed security thread with holographic anchor chain and solid security thread with demetalized NB 50. Watermark: Atlantic puffin head in profile with electrotype 50. Printer: (Oberthur Technologies). 126 x 70 mm.

3) Norway new 500 krone Banknote introduced 18.10.2018

Norway new 500 krone Banknote introduced 18.10.2018

Norway new 500 krone Banknote introduced 18.10.2018

Norway new 500 krone Banknote introduced 18.10.2018

Norway new 500 krone Banknote introduced 18.10.2018

Orange. Front: Norwegian text; SPARK Orbital rectangle; Colin Archer’s rescue vessel, RS 14 “Stavanger;” Atlantic puffin. Back: Norwegian text; oil platform on the horizon (pixel motif); 13.9 metres per second (cubic pattern); high wind with sea heaps up, white foam from breaking waves (organic pattern); North Sea gas pipeline network; ammonite fossil shell. Windowed security thread with holographic anchor chain and solid security thread with demetalized NB 500. Watermark: Atlantic puffin head in profile with electrotype 500. Printer: (Oberthur Technologies). 147 x 70 mm.

4) Honduras new 500-lempira Banknote introduced 13.08.2018

Like P102, but new date (28 DE DICIEMBRE DE 2016), new signatures, and denomination in OVI at lower left front. Prefix A

5)Australia new 50-dollar Banknote (B233a)introduced 18.10.2018

Australia new 50-dollar Banknote (B233a)introduced 18.10.2018

Australia new 50-dollar Banknote (B233a)introduced 18.10.2018

Australia new 50-dollar Banknote (B233a)introduced 18.10.2018

Australia new 50-dollar Banknote (B233a)introduced 18.10.2018

6) Bolivia new 50 boliviano Banknote introduced 15.10.2018

Bolivia new 50 boliviano Banknote introduced 15.10.2018

Bolivia new 50 boliviano Banknote introduced 15.10.2018

Bolivia new 50 boliviano Banknote introduced 15.10.2018

Bolivia new 50 boliviano Banknote introduced 15.10.2018


Coins found near Ribe in Jutland in August have proved to be part of a collection of 252 pieces of Viking silver.

The discovery of the first coins led to an archaeological investigation of the area, resulting in the coins now being in the hands of the Museum of Southwest Jutland, DR Syd reports.

The ninth-century coins are extremely rare, according to experts, with only 11 such coins previously found anywhere in the world.

“Coins of this type are ridiculously rare. The ones that have been found are very well-preserved. More than we normally see with this period,” Museum of Southwest Jutland curator Claus Feveile told Ritzau.

The August discovery was made by a man with a metal detector walking in a wetland area.

After the first 16-18 coins had been turned up, the man contacted Museum of Southwest Jutland, where experts could immediately see a special find had been made.

“That on its own was a treasure – it was more than the total number of coins we already knew of,” Feveile said.

“So we were aware that this was big. It has turned out to be even bigger,” he added.

The wet conditions in which the coins were buried helped to preserve the metal, enabling archaeologists to study markings and learn more about the Viking rulers of the time.

Feveile said that the coins were used for trade at Ribe’s market.

“Not that it should be imagined that everyone was walking around with coins like these in their pockets. If that was the case, we’d have found them in many other places too,” he said.

The coins will be displayed for a limited period at the Ribe’s Vikings Museum before being transferred to the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen.


Royal Bank of Scotland has unveiled the design of its first £20 polymer note, which will mark the first time a woman other than the Queen has appeared on the front of a Scottish £20 banknote.

The new note, which features the image of historic Scottish entrepreneur Kate Cranston, was revealed at her iconic tearoom in Glasgow, Mackintosh at the Willow, the original interior of which was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

The note was designed in partnership with a number of Scottish arts organisations and designers, including Graven Images, Nile, Stucco, Timrous Beasties, O’Street and the Glasgow School of Art.

The £20 is the third in a series of ‘Fabric of Nature’ themed notes made from a De La Rue’s Safeguard polymer material. It will also contain a variety of new security features, which RBS said makes it difficult to counterfeit but easy to authenticate.

In designing the new notes, RBS launched the People’s Money programme and engaged with thousands of people across Scotland through workshops, online communities and polling surveys.

Aa result, ‘Fabric of Nature’ was chosen as the theme. The choice of Kate Cranston to feature on the £20 note was taken by the RBS Scottish Board.

Speaking at the launch, Royal Bank of Scotland’s Scottish board chair, Malcolm Buchanan, said: “At Royal Bank of Scotland, we feel that a banknote’s value is more than just the figure printed across its front – it is our symbol which lives in people’s pockets and touches everyday lives.

“Kate Cranston’s legacy touches so many aspects of Scottish life that we, as a nation, are justifiably proud; entrepreneurialism, art, philanthropy and dedication.

“Choosing the design of the £20 note was an important decision for it is Royal Bank of Scotland’s biggest circulating note, with £736m currently in circulation.

“As such, it is fitting that such a figure as Kate Cranston will be celebrated on the face of our most popular note.”

In keeping with the Fabric of Nature theme, the new £20 features illustrations of red squirrels on its reverse and the blaeberry fruit. It also includes extracts from 16th century Scottish poet Mark Alexander Boyd’s work, Cupid and Venus.

The new note will carry the same exclusive weave pattern developed by textile designers Alistair McDade and Elspeth Anderson for the £5 and £10 polymer notes.

The red squirrels on a tree illustration for the £20 follow mackerel in the sea on the £5, to otters on the shore for the £10.

Jeni Lennox of design agency, Nile HQ, coordinated the development of the design. She said: “The People’s Money project continues to deliver delight with the design release of the third note in the series.

First scottish £20 Polymer banknote released

First scottish £20 Polymer banknote released

“It celebrates the resurrection of the icon of Scottish design in Mackintosh’s original tearoom, the foresight and ingenuity of the enterprising Kate Cranston and the cheeky indigenous survivor in our red squirrel.”

Kate Cranston, from Glasgow, made her mark for her series of tearooms across the city. Her flagship venue at 217 Sauchiehall Street, is celebrated by architects and designers due to the interior designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

The tearooms made a cultural impact during her life due to offering venues where women could enter unchaperoned. Following her death in 1934, her fortune was left to support the poor and the homeless in the city.

Commenting at the launch, Celia Sinclair, Chair of the Willow Tea Room Trust, said: “We are delighted that the image of Kate Cranston is on the Royal Bank of Scotland £20 note. She was a very interesting and intelligent woman, an excellent businesswoman who changed attitudes. The Salon de Luxe, the centrepiece of Mackintosh at the Willow, was a symbol of social change in Glasgow where women began to socialise outside the home.”

RBS has been issuing banknotes since 1727 and has an average of £1.5bn worth of notes in circulation on a single day. The £20 note is the bank’s biggest circulating note, with £736m currently in circulation.

The polymer £20 note is set for issue in 2020 and will follow the £5 polymer note, which was launched in 2016 and features poet Nan Shepherd, and the £10 polymer which was launched in 2017 and includes the portrait of scientist Mary Somerville.

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A farmer digging his field stumbled upon a priceless historical treasure in Darbhanga district. The four-foot-high idol that Gaurikant Jha found in Ghanshyampur village, around 200km northeast of the state capital, is attracting experts and common people alike due to its beauty. It is estimated to be around 800 years old, a relic from the time of the Sena dynasty.

Gaurikant Jha was digging in his orchard to plant a sapling. His spade hit something hard and he called out to other villagers to help him dig. The idol was unearthed and pulled out carefully.

“I was digging to plant a sapling on October 12 when we discovered the idol,” Gaurikant said. “A huge crowd of people gathered as we lifted the idol out of the ground. Everybody was surprised over the find, though a Ganesh idol was found a few months ago in the nearby orchard of my brother. Some burnt mud bricks have also been discovered in the area.”

Bihar Heritage Development Society (BHDS) executive director Bijoy Kumar Choudhary identified the statue as of the Sun God as it displays the god’s wives, Usha and Pratyusha, and has seven horses at its base.

“The idol is so beautiful that the best museums in the world would be happy to display it,” Choudhary said. “The discovery of a Ganesh statue and burnt bricks indicate that an ancient temple is buried there under the ground.”

Patna University professor Jaidev Mishra, an expert in iconography, said the idol is made of black basalt stone and has all the art traits of having been made during the period of the Sena dynasty, which had its capital at Nabadwip in present-day Nadia district of Bengal around 123km north of Calcutta. “The Sena dynasty succeeded the Pala dynasty and ruled between 1070 AD and 1230 AD,” Mishra explained. “Its influence spread up to Darbhanga or ancient Dwar Banga region in Bihar. Going by the style, the statue could be of the time of Lakshmana Sena, who ruled during the late 12th century AD.”

Mishra said records and inscriptions of the Sena dynasty rulers have revealed that they belonged to the Saur sect and were devotees of the Sun God.

According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica’s online edition, Lakshmana Sena was “a great patron of literature; the poets Jayadeva and Dhoyi wrote at his court at Nadia”.

At Ghanshyampur, villagers have kept the statue in a temple and have started worshipping it with gusto, about which the BHDS executive director had a note of caution.

“Pouring water and milk applying ghee and vermilion on the idol shortens its life. We need to involve the community to protect it for the coming generations,”said Choudhary.

Shashibodh Mishra, a retired government servant and resident of Ghanshyampur, said the villagers wanted that the statue should be safe and prayers should also continue.

The government, he added, should explore the area to ascertain what else could be buried in the village.


People just think they are another duck until they see one, says Tracey Hickman, Genesis Energy’s executive general manager for generation and wholesale.

She’s talking about the blue duck, now more commonly referred to as the whio, which makes its home on many of the rivers on which power generator Genesis has power stations.

Hickman saw her first whio 15 years ago, and was immediately struck by the realisation they were not just another duck.

“They were remarkable in terms of their colour, and their ability to sit still on fast-flowing water.”

DUCK BLUES

Calling whio blue does them a disservice, as did their drab image on the old $10 banknote.

But in 2015, the new “brighter banknotes” put a much truer image of the whio into the nation’s wallets and purses capturing the subtle colours of their plumage running through blue, grey and russet.Tracey Hickman from Genesis recalls her first glimpse of the 'remarkable" whio 15-odd years ago.

And they are an active creature of the wild, thriving in rivers where water runs fast. These days, they are doing best in rivers where humans are actively trapping to rid the banks of the stoats and other predators that eat whio eggs, and kill their young.

Whio cope with remarkably fast-flowing water.

But whio have lacked the cache of other, better-known species of native birds, and even some more recent feathered arrivals to these shores.

In the 15 years Forest and Bird has been running its Bird of the Year competition, Kea, kōkako (on the $50 banknote), Bar-tailed Godwit, Fairy Tern, Mohua (on the $100 note), New Zealand Falcon (on the $20), kākāriki, Kiwi, Kakapo, Grey Warbler, Fantail and Tui carried off the honour. Even the humble Pukeko, which introduced itself from Australia, was named bird of the year in 2011.

But the whio has never won enough public votes to get to the top of the list. This year, the public ranked it 8th.

GENESIS OF WHIO FOREVER

The bird has become a symbol of Genesis, which has been involved with it since the early 2000s when the time came for the power generator to get many of its power schemes re-consented.

“We first formed a mitigation relationship, but it rapidly evolved from there,” Hickman said.

Staff at Genesis embraced the whio, but it became quickly apparent that mitigating the impact of power generation on a species that was teetering on the brink of extinction was not enough.

Whio numbers were perilously low, and the focus on sustaining the current situation wasn’t the right thing to do, according Geoff Ensor, the Department of Conservation’s director of commercial partnerships.

“We don’t think that sustainability has worked very well,” Ensor said.

That’s breeding pairs on the protected rivers.

There are whio elsewhere, but the scale of the achievement can be judged against the 2009/19 whio action plan from DoC, when the target was to establish 400 breeding pairs at eight “security” sites by 2014, a number the Genesis project managed, and since surpassed.

Whio were starting from a very low base in 2011, and Ensor described the Genesis project, which the power company backs with funding as well as manpower, as making a “significant contribution”.

The project was also driving digital innovation.

Trapping predators like stoats, which take whio eggs and fledglings, has required a lot of human labour.

But an investment in digital technology, where traps are monitored for activity, is make its possible to trap along greater lengths of river.

WHIO PRIDE

Hickman said initially, Genesis was quite coy about the whio project, but since it moved beyond mitigation, and the numbers of whio have risen, the company had been speaking more openly about it, and speaking with pride.

Former Genesis chair Dame Jenny Shipley took a moment before facing her second day of cross-examination in the Mainzeal civil damages claim last week to reminisce about the whio project.

Shipley and her fellow Mainzeal directors are being sued for up to $75 million over the collapse in 2013 of the construction company by the liquidators, who are seeking money to pay to creditors.

But she was happy to spend a few minutes before taking the stand discussing what she dubbed “double the duck”, the pride it had created for Genesis, and how it had evolved through the passion of people in Genesis.

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Long-time Dubai resident Ram Kumar Tolani, 63, is exhibiting his massive collection of coins and banknotes bearing the image of Mahatma Gandhi to commemorate 150th birth anniversary of India’s ‘Father of the Nation’.
On dsiplay at his private gallery in the heart of Dubai, Tolani’s Gandhi collection includes the very first Rs10 coin with Gandhi’s face on it. The Reserve Bank of India issued this commemorative coin to mark the birth centenary of Gandhi in 1969.

Commemorative postal stamps, post cards and inland letter cards bearing a variety of images of Gandhi issued by the Indian government are also part of his collection. These include first day covers of Gandhi centenary stamps of Rs5, Re1, 75paise and 20paise.
He has also collected stamps and coins released by other countries on the same occasion.
A commemorative stamp of Gandhi as a law student in London, which was released with a value of 2 cents by Mauritius, stands out among them.

Gandhi is also featured in gold and silver medallions minted by B.H. Mayer’s Mint in Germany.
Only 9,999 pieces of these medallions commemorating the Indian revolutionaries were issued in 2007.
The Gandhi series of notes may not enthuse Indian expats who have used them back home since its introduction in 1996 to replace the Lion Capital series that was in circulation post-independence.
However, Tolani has collected one bundle of each note in the series. These include the Re1 and Rs2 notes that were removed from circulation in 1995 and Rs500 and Rs1000 notes that were demonetised in 2016.
Two commemorative coins of the 75th anniversary of Dandi march (the Salt March, a non-violent civil movement against the British led by Gandhi) are also part of the collection.
The silver coin catches the attention with Rs100 denomination, 4.4cm diameter and 35g weight.
A special edition floating fountain pen from the Eternal Gandhi initiative of Aditya Birla Group is also in the collection. The black and silver coloured pen is named Ahimsa (Non-violence). It features Gandhi’s face on the cap’s finial and the caption ‘Non-violence-bravery at its peak’ on the barrel.
“We Indians have a lot of sentimental attachment towards anything with Gandhi’s face on it because we have respect towards what he has done for the country,” said Tolani.
It is part of the traditions in some parts of India for people to wear banknote garlands on special occasions like weddings. So, Tolani said, he made a small collection of such decorative garlands also.
“Some of the note garlands were bought from bridegrooms after their wedding ceremonies and some from priests at temple events in India.”
Tolani’s business card also carries a quote from Mahatma Gandhi, among those of three other world leaders: ‘The future depends on what we do in the present.’
However, he has a piece of advice for those stacking up notes with Gandhi’s images. “Let us not keep money hiding. Let it be in circulation, and spend it wisely.”
Located in Building 12 in Bay Square at Business Bay, the Goodwill Gallery is housed in the office room [No. 501] of Tolani’s Goodwill World Group of Companies.
Exhibition for charity
Tolani has offered to hold exhibitions of his huge collection of coins and notes of various countries to raise funds for charity through Dubai Municipality.
Tolani told Gulf News that he has proposed to the municipality that runs the Currency Charity Bank, where people can donate foreign currencies for charity, to use his collection to hold currency exhibitions and donate the proceeds from the sale of tickets to charity.
He said he was awaiting positive response from the civic body’s officials.
Tolani said he has a total collection of over 20,000 banknotes.
“I had counted the coins up to 280,000. After that I stopped counting.”
If weighed together, he claimed, the coins in his collection would weigh almost one tonne.
“I am focusing on limited edition coins, some of which cannot be seen anywhere else in the world.”
He said he had spent around $2.5 million (Dh9.17 million) to buy the collectables in his gallery within one year.
That was when his son Dr Sanjay Tolani, a well-known financial advisor, coach and author, encouraged him to pursue his childhood dream of becoming a collector of rare things.
“That was his way of helping me overcome the health issues I developed following a brain stroke exactly 10 years back. This hobby has helped me get back to normal life following the illness.”
He said he was also willing to help non-profit organisations to hold exhibitions of his collection.


There is New Banknotes that will be out soon in Banks, This are really Beautiful and coolest Banknotes that will be Released by the end of November 2018, This Banknotes anticipated among the collectors, This Banknotes are Creatively Designed and the Colors are too Vibrant here we list out some really cool Upcoming Banknotes.

1)  Uruguay new 50 peso Uruguayo polymer note 

On 3 May 2017, a resolution authorized the Banco Central del Uruguay to introduce up to 10 million new 50-peso uruguayo polymer notesto commemorate the 50th anniversary of the bank. When these notes were introduced on 14 September 2018, the bank indicated that it intends to use polymer substrate for other lower denominations in the future, with the physical size of the notes increasing according to their denominations.

2) Venezuela new 100 Bolívar Banknote

3) Macau new dog and pig zodiak commemorative 10 Pataca Banknote

3) Bahamas new 20-dollar note

the Central Bank of the Bahamas has introduced a new 20-dollar note (B351) and is going to be printing the ½- and 3-dollar denominations as part of the CRISP Evolution family

4) Maldives new 100 Rufiyaa banknote

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