• Costa Rica 10,000 colon note
    Oct 18, 2021, 09:00 AM

    Costa Rica finishes note conversion to new polymer series

    With the 1,000- and 10,000-colón bank notes entering circulation Oct. 15, Costa Rica completes the transition of all its five note denominations from cotton paper to polymer in less than 12 months.

  • Zimbabwe artist using money for creation
    Oct 17, 2021, 09:00 AM

    Zimbabwean artist uses nation’s old notes in visual art

    A Zimbabwean artist repurposes hyperinflated currency notes abandoned in 2009, a residue of corruption under former President Mugabe, as a medium for creating vibrant art.

  • Hashemite kingdom of Jordan banknote
    Oct 16, 2021, 09:00 AM

    Notes of Jordan among November auction highlights

    A collection of bank notes from Jordan, virtually complete by Pick numbers 1949 to 2002, is among the offerings in the Nov. 4 sale of world currency by World Banknote Auctions of California.

  • 2021 Bahamas 100-dollar note
    Oct 12, 2021, 09:00 AM

    Bahamas completes rollout of its new family of bank notes

    The final note in the Central Bank of the Bahamas series redesign begun in 2016 is the $100 note, with new coloring and a new portrait, the late Arthur Dion Hanna on the face instead of Queen Elizabeth II.

  • North Korea voucher
    Oct 12, 2021, 08:00 AM

    North Korea issues new foreign currency vouchers

    New foreign currency exchange vouchers, for use mainly by visitors and the country's elite at places where the North Korean won is not accepted, are appearing sparingly in North Korea.

  • Souvenir card 40th anniversary
    Oct 11, 2021, 09:00 AM

    Special souvenir card marks society’s 40th anniversary

    The only national organization dedicated to the souvenir card hobby is celebrating 40 years in existence with the creation of a special souvenir card, a free premium for all new members.

  • Mexico 20-peso note
    Oct 7, 2021, 10:00 AM

    Bank of Mexico expands use of polymer with latest note

    The new 20-peso bank note celebrating the bicentennial of national independence in Mexico is distinctive, with vertical back and horizontal face formats and several security elements.

  • paper Money of the United States 22nd edition
    Oct 5, 2021, 08:00 AM

    ‘Paper Money of the United States’ now in its 22nd edition

    The long-running standard reference "Paper Money of the United States" is updated and presented in an easier to read format with significant additions and revisions in its 22nd edition, now available.

  • World currency
    Oct 3, 2021, 09:01 AM

    Paper or plastic for world’s bank notes?

    Crane Currency's marketing director weighs in on the positives of physical cash and the cotton-linen substrate for notes, and compares its environmental impact to polymer notes.

  • Macerated currency cat
    Oct 2, 2021, 08:00 AM

    Heritage auction focuses on macerated currency

    Heritage Auctions offered over 200 pieces formed of macerated currency, from two of the genre's major collectors, including a wide variety of shapes that drew interest from collectors.

  • Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
    Sep 27, 2021, 08:00 AM

    Report finds cash usage declines as hoarding grows

    A study issued through the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia concluded that cash usage is targeted for smaller purchases and household hoarding may have a direct impact on existing circulation.

  • Money is the One True God video
    Sep 26, 2021, 09:00 AM

    Animator’s video explores ‘true god’ through bank notes

    A project born from the restrictions of the global pandemic has materialized as director and animator Lachlan Turczan created a video about the human perception of money through time.

  • eSwatini notes
    Sep 25, 2021, 09:00 AM

    Bank notes of eSwatini finally get the nation’s new name

    An African nation got a new name at the behest of its king, but it took time for the old name to be removed from the nation's currency and the new name to take its place on its bank notes.

  • BEP schedule release graphic
    Sep 20, 2021, 08:00 AM

    OIG report on BEP includes update on redesign schedule

    A report by the Office of the Inspector General indicates that soonest production in the next redesign of U.S. paper money, the Catalyst series, is scheduled for 2026 starting with the $10 note.

  • Koenig & Bauer Laika Series notes
    Sep 19, 2021, 08:00 AM

    Security printer creates house notes to showcase product development

    Koenig & Bauer Banknote Solutions, a branch of a security printing equipment manufacturer, produced its own house notes, the Laika Series, to showcase its bank note development philosophy.

  • 2024 Japan 10,000 yen note
    Sep 18, 2021, 08:00 AM

    Japan unveils new 10,000-yen note for 2024

    Japan's new 10,000-yen note, with a change in imagery and increased anti-counterfeiting security measures, is in print, though only for money handling devices. Circulation begins in 2024.

  • São Tomé and Príncipe  notes
    Sep 17, 2021, 10:32 AM

    São Tomé and Príncipe reverts to cotton for new bank notes

    As the islands' climate inflicts too much wear and tear on polymer notes, São Tomé and Príncipe is shifting its notes back to a cotton substrate, issuing new 5-, 10-, and 200-dobra notes in August.

  • Palestine National Bank note from 1902
    Sep 6, 2021, 08:00 AM

    National bank note from Texas a surprise discovery

    A previously unknown national bank note from the Palestine National Bank (Texas) turned up in Vermont and will be part of a Heritage auction in October. The note is only the third from the bank.

  • Venezuela digital bank note 100-bolivar
    Sep 5, 2021, 08:00 AM

    Venezuela planning a digital currency by Oct. 1

    The central bank in Venezuela will become one of the first in the world to implement a digital currency with plans to have the "digital bolivar" operational by Oct. 1 as a hedge against inflation.

  • Argentina counterfeit seizure
    Sep 4, 2021, 09:00 AM

    Argentina shuts down counterfeit note printing operation

    After a long investigation, an international note counterfeiting ring in Argentina was interrupted, with 20 raids, 16 arrests, and the seizure of quantities of fake and real U.S. and South American notes.