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Countdown for British Paper Banknotes

Over the last years the Bank of England has introduced new polymer £20 and £50 banknotes. The replaced paper-printed denominations will soon loose their legal tender status. Michael Alexander explains what this means if you are still keeping old paper banknotes at home.

The New Banknote Yearbook for British Banknotes

The 11th edition of the British Banknote Yearbook has been published. The price guide to banknotes of the British Isles has been fully updated and contains all newly issued notes of the past four years.

Bank of England Talk: The British £50 Note Through Time

The Bank of England regularly offers Online Talks. Curator Kirsty Parsons will take you on a journey as she explores the £50 note through time.

Bank of England Unveils New Turing £50 Banknote

The Bank of England unveiled the design for the new £50 banknotes featuring computer pioneer Alan Turing. Along with many security features and other benefits comes a slight change in dimensions.

A Former Slave Instead of a Slave Owner? – News in the Case of...

In 2016 it was decided that Harriet Tubman is to replace Andrew Jackson on the American $20 banknote. But then Trump came, and nothing changed. Under the Biden administration, things are now to move forward. However, the case has become a hotly debated issue.

Bank of England Museum: Smartified and Online

The Bank of England Museum is offering a lot of activities while it has to stay closed during the Covid-19 pandemic: virtual talks, tours and educational resources. The museum presents its collections now also through tours in the Smartify app.

Saudi Arabia’s Commemorative Banknote Sparks Diplomatic Disagreement With India

A serious diplomatic dispute came up in the context of the G20 Summit. However, the problem wasn’t due to any controversial comments made but by a banknote issued on 25 October 2020 by The Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency as Michael Alexander reports.

IACA Sustainability Award Goes to Louisenthal

The paper mill Louisenthal has received a sustainability award by the International Association of Currency Affairs for their longlasting research on the production of ecofriendly banknotes.

Argentina’s Central Bank Museum Recovered Stolen Paper Money Sketches

In 2018, handmade paper money sketches disappeared from the Central Bank Museum of Argentina. The sketches of prototypes were about to be auctioned off in the USA. However, they were identified and repatriated.

30 Years of Monetary Union

On 1 July 1990 the financial union between the Federal Republic of Germany and the GDR took effect, requiring a large quantity of Deutsche Mark banknotes to be produced in a very short time. Half of this additional demand was produced by Giesecke+Devrient.
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