Coin of Raimondi Stela in Perú

martes, 30 de noviembre de 2010

The Central Bank put into circulation from today the third coin Nuevo Sol A coin series "Wealth and Pride of Peru", alluding to the Raimondi Stela.
By a circular issued today in the official gazette El Peruano, the Central Bank states that the currency is Alpaca alloy characteristics, with a weight of 7.32 grams and a diameter of 25.5 mm and chamfered edges.
On the front is a Coat of Arms and back the name and scenes from the Raimondi Stela is carved in one side represent the main deity of the Chavin culture.
This divinity is felinizada anthropomorphic type, standing, facing forward, with open arms, each arm holding a sort of staff. The hands and feet end in claws.
On the left side of Stela mark appears the National House of Money on a geometric design of vertical lines. The right side of the trail is the denomination, the name of the currency on undulating lines and a banner reading "Estela de Raimondi, S. VIII and V BCE. "
The issuance of this third coin is 10 million units and will circulate simultaneously with the current coins of A New Sun.

Bank of Nicaragua 50 anniversary coin

jueves, 25 de noviembre de 2010

The Central Bank of Nicaragua (BCN) officially launched commemorative coins alluding to the 50 anniversary of its creation as part of activities for the anniversary, and for the purpose of leaving a testimony of the event to the nation.
The three types of coins which were minted in gold, silver and nickel under the name of 50 cords, are 35 mm in diameter and weighs 31,103 grams.
At the top of the front it reads 50 Anniversary, at the right is the National Bird Guardabarranco with the year of issue 2010, the center four Sacuanjoche flowers at the bottom and the name 50 Cordobas, the reverse has the shield of the NCB .
The President of BCN, Antenor Rosales Bolanos said that with the issuance of the gold coin is to recognize the efforts of all Nicaraguans, as well as officers, employees, workers who have contributed valuable to fulfill its monetary authority fundamental objective to ensure price stability and the smooth functioning of the internal and external payments.
He added that with the silver seeks to represent the transparency and the Central Bank's continuing change in the 50 years since its establishment has appropriated the unique challenges of each period in the economic history of our country and the demands ointernational environment, promoting key actions for monetary policy, exchange and credit.In the case of nickel, a hard strong element, Rosales said it represents the institutional strength of the Central Bank in its 50 years of commitment to stability and economic development of the nation.
During the presentation ceremony in recognition of valuable contributions in the 50 years of institutional life, the 50 th Anniversary Gold Coin it was handed to the presidents of the national monetary authority of the period from 1960 to 2006.

Coin conmemorative 70 anniversary of the BCV

miércoles, 27 de octubre de 2010

The Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) will circulating a special coin of Bs 0.50, designed and minted by the Central Bank to celebrate its 70th anniversary.
It is of 5,000,000 pieces, which are distinguished from the current 0.50 per show Bs on the reverse the official logo of the 70 anniversary of the BCV, in the front are the same. These coins are legal tender, ie allow for payments for goods and services, but is expected to arouse the interest of collectors, since it is a finite issue: once you've put them all in circulation will be minted overwith the same characteristics.
The allocation of the coins will be the same as conventional ones.In the piping of the bags of 1,000 pieces with the name of Bs 0.50 be combined at random 200 pieces of the special edition.Therefore, will appear gradually and the possibility of finding them when conducting transactions with a single.

La Casa de la Moneda de Venezuela, minted coins with the steel and nickel alloy of the same denomination coins in circulation. With such measures the Central Bank intends to promote a culture of greater care and awareness about the heritage value of banknotes and coins.

Bicentennial coins Uruguay

miércoles, 13 de octubre de 2010

The Government sent to Parliament a proyect to enable the Central Bank to mint coins of 50 and 1,000 pesos to commemorate the bicentenary of the Emancipation East, which will be celebrated in 2011.
The bill continues the tradition of reflecting on their banknotes and coins, the most important milestones of national history. "
Will be ten million coins minted from 50 Uruguayan pesos will color "antique copper", a diameter of 28 mm and to 10.4 grams. In addition, another 5,000 units will be minted with a value of 1,000 Uruguayan pesos. "The coin is silver. A tolerance of 2% alloy.Have 25 grams and 37 mm in diameter Its shape is circular and fluted edge, "reports president.The ornamentation of the coin is at the discretion of the Central Bank.

Chile´s new 2000 pesos banknote

jueves, 7 de octubre de 2010

On November 17 will begin to circulate the new banknote of 2,000 pesos, which was presented by the Central Bank.

José DeGregorio, president of the Central Bank, said the first ticket will start circulation through commercial banks and then via ATMs.

This, like the current one, will be of polymer, but its design has some changes, such as favoring the face of Manuel Rodriguez, based on an engraving by Narciso Desmadryl of 1854, and eliminate riding a horse drawing, as well as the change registration position of the Central Bank of Chile, which was previously up and now goes to the bottom.

On its face, the new bill, which maintains the same color-has a more pronounced relief, while the transparent regions now incorporate details such as the face of Rodriguez.

It also incorporates the image of the heart of Copihue (national flower) and Antu (mapuche symbol) in the same position as the $ 5,000.

Meanwhile, the back has an image of the National Reserve Nalcas in the Araucanía Region, where the volcanoes and Tolhuaca Lonquimay.

In relation to security of the ticket, De Gregorio said that "there are more items tactabilidad and contains more elements of uniform design safety." Also maintained that "we have seen crude imitations, as these tickets are extremely complex to fake."
Facing some criticism from people about some of the new polymer banknotes, De Gregorio said to be "they are lifestyle changes that are occurring throughout the world regarding the use of polymer, which is the same as used in the $ 5,000 "Moreover, the BC announced that the $ 1,000, which will also be polymer begins to flow starting next year.

This is the fourth note of the "new family" of paper money in September 2009 began to replace the one that existed 30 years ago.

In 2011, with the introduction of the bill of $ 1,000, complete the reversal of tickets to the new family. According to the BCV, the day that a circular will be announced "in due course by the Central Bank, as has been done with the other denominations."

Peru with new coins of 2 and 5 Soles (sun)

miércoles, 6 de octubre de 2010

The Central Bank of Peru put into service two new bimetallic coins of S /. 2 and S /. 5 with new designs that will run simultaneously with the current coins of the same denomination. These coins are part of the coin series "Wealth and Pride of Peru"

The new coins have the following characteristics:

Core alloy: Copper / Aluminum / Nickel
Alloy Ring: Stainless Steel
Diameter: 2 soles: 22.38 mm to 5.62 grams. 5 soles: 24.38 mm to 6.64 grams.

On the front (label) both coins bear the coat of arms of Peru and the legend "Banco Central de Reserva del Peru" and the year of issue. The size of the Shield covers almost the entire core. The border or edge of the coin features a continuous striatum.

2 soles coin

On the back (side), the new coin has two suns the denomination in numbers and a motif alluding to the Nazca Lines, "The Hummingbird", reproduced in a composite of two overlapping dimensions covering both the core as part of ring.

At the top pre-Columbian iconography has geometric theme. In the bottom of the core notice the word NEW and in the ring SOLES word on a series of vertical lines.

5 soles currency

The new coin features five suns in the reserve's denomination in numbers and reason for alluding to the Nazca Lines, "The Frigate Bird," which plays covering both the core as part of the ring. At the top pre-Columbian iconography has geometric theme.

In the bottom of the core notice the word NEW and in the ring SOLES word below a horizontal line and a set of vertical lines.

Mexican coin is the most beautiful in 2010

viernes, 1 de octubre de 2010

The group of world Mints awarded the "The World's Most Beautiful Coin" to a Mexican silver coin commemorating the centenary of the Revolution and called "The Revolutionary Rail, said Thursday the Bank of Mexico and the Ministry of Finance.

Financial authorities said in a statement that this decision was taken during the World Conference XXVI Mint directors taking place in Canberra, capital of Australia "award that has previously acquired other Mexican currency."
The central bank said that this award was won in competition with 22 other currencies of countries like Germany, Austria, Australia, Canada, Korea, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, England, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa and Thailand.
He explained that after two-day exhibition of coins, the directors announced the decision to more than 300 suppliers and observers around the world.
The ten-peso Mexican coin is 48 mm and weighs 62.2 grams of pure silver, which accounts for two troy ounces with fluted edge.
Presents an image in relief "on a revolutionary four steel locomotive, carrying rifles and dressed in the fashion of the time, show the character of a nation moving forward and constantly strives for greatness", the sources said in a statement.
Mexican authorities recalled that in 2008 another Mexican currency with the image of the "Aztec Calendar" received the same award.
At the meeting, the directors of the mints agreed to hold the next conference in Mexico in 2014 in the Federal District and the city of San Luis Potosi, the state capital.
Besides the prize money, Mexico presented in this event other commemorative coins of the Bicentennial of Independence and the centenary of the Mexican Revolution.

The Segovia mint will open as a museum

The Mint of Segovia, will open its doors in spring of next 2011. This was just pointed out the mayor of Segovia, Pedro Arahuetes, and the director of museums in Segovia, Alonso Zamora, head of the museum project.

The Real Ingenio who built Felipe II in 1583, and in which some of the coins minted largest in Spain for four centuries, recover their numismatic value through a museum of history of the Currency, with recreations of the systems manufacturing coins. The museum will display the types of issue: a hammer, with rollers in the sixteenth century through the wheel presses (Baroque) and automatic faucets turbine.

Be "a walk in chronological order, starting in 1583 and completed in 1868, the date of the last coinage. More than 9 million euros have been invested in the rehabilitation, of which 6 million have been borne by the central government and the remainder equally between the Junta de Castilla y León and the city of Segovia.

"The rehabilitation works already cover 90% of the execution," said Arahuetes, welcomed the forthcoming opening in spring. Ingenio Royal Rehabilitation is an old project of the city yet, knowing the importance of the only mint that is still standing in Spain, has taken thirty years to return its importance.

The old currency Factory became the 50's of last century flour mill and the Consistory bought in the 80 to the last owner. Since then, the case has been fraught with difficulties, especially economic, given the scale of rehabilitation, conservation and difficulties along the river, the group of buildings declared BIC category of industrial monument.

As pointed out by archaeologists and historians to the site visit "The building itself is part of the machinery itself," says Jorge Soler, hence its size, huge, and its elongated shape, to introduce the machinery used for their other river as a power source in a time when transmission systems did not exist.

New banknote 2000 pesos in Chile, will perform next week

The Central Bank reported on Wednesday 6 October will unveil the design of the new $ 2,000, the room will be unveiled in the complete renovation of the national paper currency, which already has commercial movements of the new notes of $ 5,000, $ 10,000 and $ 20,000.
That day the central bank will also announce the date on which goes into circulation the new banknote.
As has happened with previous bills, retain the figure of the hero Manuel Rodríguez, but a new image, the modification in size, design and especially in security measures to prevent counterfeiting.
Likewise, in the reverse incorporate some landscape geography relevant Chilean Central Bank said in a statement.
The current replacement for the new bills is a gradual process that will include all denominations (1.000-2.000-5.000-10.000 and 20,000) which was launched in September last year with the introduction of the $ 5,000.
"This new banknote will have a modern payment method and developed with the latest technology that is now in circulation. The new notes are inclusive, incorporating elements of our identity (history, natural landscapes, roots) and also features will facilitate their identification for the blind, visually impaired and elderly, "said Central Bank.

New coin proposed in Mexico

Mexico's President Felipe Calderon sent to the Chamber of Deputies the initiative proposed by the minting of a coin called "Bicentenary of Start of National Independence Movement."

During the regular session in San Lazaro, there were two other initiatives where the federal Executive seeks 24 coins minted a series called "Numismatic Heritage of Mexico and other currencies with the title Fifth Anniversary of the Encounter of Two Worlds."

The Start shift to the Committee on Finance, note that the first coin "Bicentenary of Start of National Independence Movement" is to participate in the celebration of national festivals such ancestral tradition and preserve Mexican numismatics, strengthen issuance of commemorative coins, and promote the mining industry.

In nominal value of the currency shall be two hundred dollars in gold metal, circular in shape and will have the registration edge Independence and Freedom, as well as the national emblem in relief sculpture.

Regarding the 24 bimetallic coins commemorating the "Numismatic Heritage of Mexico", highlighting historical passages and Independence, La Republica, Colonia, Viceroyalty and Revolution, among others.

New 50 Cordobas at Nicaragua

viernes, 24 de septiembre de 2010

The Central Bank of Nicaragua, BCN, through its manager Dr. Antenor Rosales Bolanos announced yesterday that on Monday, September 20 will come into circulation next 50 Cordobas special tickets to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the issuing bank State.

Will be put into circulation banknotes 6 million new 50-cordobas and with the same validity of the ticket of the same name that runs in the country. Printed on polymer substrate is small and its features are vertical and not horizontal like the others of the same denomination. It's memorial for the 50 year anniversary of the NCB.

Is illustrated with images of what was the first building of the NCB, and the flower sacuanjoche Somoto Canyon.

Currently in circulation with the polymer substrate material notes of the denomination of 10, 20, 200 and 50 Cordobas. The fifty córdobas ticket is still valid, said the head of the issuing bank.

The Central Bank of Nicaragua, BCN, was created by Decree No. 525 of August 26, 1960, published in the Official Gazette No. 211, September 16, 1960.

The first president of the Central Bank of Nicaragua, BCN, Francisco Lainez, the famous and powerful once called "Czar" of the country's finances, was the current president of BCN, Antenor Rosales Bolanos, a commemorative exhibition of the new note of 50 cordobas .

Panama new coin

jueves, 2 de septiembre de 2010

The Board of Panama Viejo made the presentation of the new coin of fifty cents, alluding to the Convent of the Nuns of the Conception, the new currency will be distributed by the National Bank.

Centered on the obverse of the coin is the image of the Convent of the Nuns, in the upper contour of the monument's name and the year "2010" in the lower contour. On the back, in the center, is embodied the shield of the Republic of Panama, the phrase "Republic of Panama."

The Panamanian State through Law 73 of November 11, 2009 approved the minting of coins 3 million fifty cents, current movement, and memorial to the Monumental Complex of Panama Viejo.

During the presentation at the Convent of the Nuns of the Conception was released to the audience the new currency of fifty cents alluding to the image of the Convent of the Sisters, whose manor shall revert to the funds from the Board of Old Panama, for the restoration of historic Monumental.

This coining the Panamanian State has sought to highlight the value of the Monumental Complex of Panama Viejo, both for Panama and the rest of humanity.

To celebrate its entry into service, the Board of Panama Viejo organized an activity to show the collection of coins belonging to Carlos Henriquez, chairman of the Board of the National Bank.

Argentina new $2 pesos coin

martes, 31 de agosto de 2010

The Government of Argentina plans to launch by mid next year the $ 2 coin, which initially coexist on the same banknote of that denomination. The Central Bank of the Republic of Argentina (BCRA) has already launched the bid to cover the provision of 300 million with blanks that will be minted.
The BCRA is responsible for analyzing and deciding the acquisition of the blanks without mint-after checking the quality of materials and price, among other factors, and then refer them to the Mint, for its completion.
The determination, according to authorities, reflects an amount that is considered essential for consumers. Thus, accompany the existing $ 1 coins, $ 0.50, $ 0.25, $ 0.10 and $ 0.5.
The idea was also by the need to replace the banknotes for a nickel for extending the life of that value. It is estimated that due to the times that are handled in the bidding process, the coins might come into service in August or September of next year. The official rate of 300 million banknotes for metal parts will be implemented from November 2011.
While still not known with certainty what the national figure who will bring new money, nor the size of it, it is estimated that the colors will reverse the $1 (the nucleus is silver and the gold selvage).
The Central Bank had already conducted emissions commemorative coins with values of two pesos $: One was in 1999, to mark the centenary of Jorge Luis Borges. In this currency, setting out the writer's face engraved on one side and the other, the Labyrinth, which highlighted his work.
In 2002, the Central Bank launched an issue of commemorative coins of two pesos anniversary of the death of Eva Duarte de Peron, which occurred in 1952, and on the obverse the profile of the political leader of Argentina, and back a print that resembled a crowd in the traditional Plaza de Mayo.
A posteriori, in 2007, the national government issued one of two dollars, in this case to commemorate the centenary of the discovery of oil in Argentina. In this award, highlighting the image of the first oil well established in Comodoro Rivadavia.
Also commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Falklands War, the Central Bank launched a special issue of two million coins of two pesos, with the aim of paying tribute to the fallen combatants.
Even in 1994, the government of Carlos Menem issued a five-peso coin in commemoration of the "National Constitutional Convention" which amended the Constitution.

Community Currencies , proposed by President Chavez

The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez Frías, called upon the inhabitants of the commune in socialist construction Panal (Honeycomb) 2021, which includes seven community councils January 23 sector west of Caracas, to the creation of a communal currency through which concrete exchange of goods and services within the locality.
The Head of State said that the creation of community currencies is covered in the Constitution and the Draft Law for the Promotion and Development of Community Economic System, and urged other communities to initiate their use.
During inspection of a packer located in the Commune Sugar Honeycomb 2021, said that the implementation of the new currency will advance community improvement of barter, which strengthens the solidarity and community organization through trade.
"You can make a coin for it to work right here is why we have the mint that will facilitate special role for anyone to falsify," the Head of State.
He explained that the currency exchange would be worthless against a good and the community itself should determine in which locations could be effective implementation. Chavez said that it could be used as remuneration in voluntary work or to benefit the neediest families, but never paid formal employment.
"You will put the name you want, you can be comb 2021, or 23, as you decide." Chavez said. He invited people from 23 January to study in depth the laws that underpin the creation of community currencies to immediately start its implementation and progress in their development.
Currently the National Assembly (AN) prepares the report of the Draft Law for the Promotion and Development of Community Economic System, which provides for the use of barter and community currency in commercial transactions between communities, but not intended to substitute no means the lawful currency Venezuelan Bolivar.
The proposed social currency is also applied in countries such as Argentina, USA, Chile, Mexico and Brazil, as well as European nations.

New 500 pesos banknote at México

lunes, 30 de agosto de 2010

The Bank of Mexico (Banxico) announced the entry into service of the new banknotes with the face of muralist Diego Rivera and painter Frida Kahlo. The two figures are self-portraits of the artists themselves.

In the face of the note appears as the main reason a self-portrait of Diego Rivera, who formed the great triad muralist twentieth century Mexico with Jose Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros.Al side of his face plays the painting "Girl with Calla Lilies .

On the back of the banknote, the main image is a portrait of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Rivera's wife. Together with a reproduction of "Self Portrait of the Universe." The painter was noted for creating paintings in which she herself was the main theme, while others approached the surrealist movement.

Thus, the figure of General Ignacio Zaragoza, hero of the Battle of Puebla, was displaced.

With this banknote replacement program culminates with the family of banknotes announced on September 26, 2006 by the Mexican Central Bank on the occasion of celebration of 200 years of independence, and the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution.

The new banknotes will start circulating in parallel with the old, which will gradually be withdrawn from circulation as they are captured by the banking system, it said.

Bolivia comemorative coin

jueves, 12 de agosto de 2010

The Central Bank of Bolivia (BCB) was released the "commemorative coin of the principles and values of the new constitution" was promulgated on 7 February.
Were sent to develop 7000 units of commemorative coins to the Mint Royal House of Holland
The silver coin of 27 grams, will cost 200 Bolivianos and is sold in boxes of BCB and agencies of the Union Bank.
The coins are forged with a smooth edge composition of silver 933, high quality, weighing 27 grams, with a cylindrical shape with 32 mm in size.

"The Constitution provides that the State assumes and promotes as ethical and moral principles of society loves qhilla plural concepts, llulla loves, loves suwa (do not be lazy, do not lie, do not steal), sum qamaña (live well) Ñandereko (harmonious life), Teko kavi (good life), ivi maraei (land without evil) and Qhapaj nan (road or noble life), "argues the paper.

The first three concepts: llulla loves, loves and loves suwa keel, the effigy of President Evo Morales and his name is engraved on one side of the coin and in the other, the national emblem and the legend: State Plurinational Bolivia .

The Central Bank said that when the current Constitution was promulgated, the country launched a renewed phase of its history with the birth of the State Plurinational Bolivia and a new time-oriented principles and values recovered from ancient customs and social relations.

"In commemoration of the historic enactment of the Constitution and the validity of its principles and values, the Central Bank of Bolivia has issued a commemorative coin," justifies such an entity.

New 100 pesos in Mexico

lunes, 9 de agosto de 2010

The Bank of Mexico (Banxico) today put into circulation the new bill of 100 pesos.

The new 100-peso banknote is 66 mm high by 134 long, has the image of Nezahualcoyotl front and back the city of Tenochtitlan, also has security features to the touch, sight and movement .

As well as the wire with three-dimensional effect, which distinguishes the pre-Hispanic symbol of a snail associated with the god of wind, which seems to float and move horizontally and vertically.

It also contains the image of an ear, whose right side is printed with special ink that changes color, from brown to green when tilted at various angles and a watermark with the image of Nezahualcoyotl.

Manuel Galan, general manager of issue of Banxico, said that in the coming weeks will be announced the last ticket of the New Family, which started in 2006, which will be 500 pesos, which will have 148 mm long and will feature images of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo.

This piece is the fifth of the new family of banknotes which started in 2006, which are already running the 20, 50, 200 pesos.

The new notes will be 100 pesos to the public, like the pieces of the same name made of paper and polymer, which celebrate the centenary of the Mexican Revolution.

Stopped new 20,000 Colones of Costa Rica

sábado, 7 de agosto de 2010

The Central Bank of Costa Rica (BCCR) announced it would postpone the entry into service of new ¢ 20,000 banknote originally anticipated by 11 August.

Yesterday the bank announced in a press release, that next Monday will give details of moving the release date of the banknote bearing the image of the writer Maria Isabel Carvajal, Carmen Lyra.

It is assumed that a graphical error prompted the agency to stop the release of the new ticket.

Since June, the Central Bank gave notes ¢ 20,000 to financial institutions, companies that operate ATMs and casinos, among others, to conduct the adjustments to their teams with the technical specifications.

The Central Bank introduced last April the "new family" consisting of notes of ¢ 1000, ¢ 2000, ¢ 5000, ¢ 10,000 ¢ 20,000 to ¢ 50,000. It's called "family" as they all have items placed in the same position.

Each name refers to one of the six ecosystems that exist in Costa Rica and are printed on the front images worthy of the country.

The BCCR has 10 million items of note from ¢ 20,000 and the amount starts to circulate in the coming days will depend on demand.

The company that makes the new notes is Oberthur Technologies, whose facilities are located in Rennes, France.

Color Panama Coin

viernes, 6 de agosto de 2010

Panama will emit about 2 million Balboas to be minted in coins 25 cents, with Panama flag embossed color image superimposed on the "Palace of the Herons".

The minting of coins group corresponds to a $ 50 million authorized by Act No. 74 of November 11, 2009.

The economy minister, Alberto Vallarino, introducing the proposal to the National Assembly said that the minting of circulation coins, painted and alluding to our flag, positioned to Panama as one of the three countries that has innovated the numimática, minting coins color flow, using advanced technology that will allow durability of the painted image equivalent to the durability of the currency under regular use conditions.

The new currency does not include color any variation in the metal composition, diameter, weight, or magnetic signal, which ensures its use in any slot machine, whether public telephones, parking meters, dispensing food, gambling, including others.

New 200 Quetzales banknote at Guatemala

miércoles, 4 de agosto de 2010

The Bank of Guatemala has announced it will launch a new banknote of 200 quetzales (U.S. $ 25) on August 10, 2010 (originally scheduled for November 2009 and after March 2010) in response to high demand and the rate of falsifying the existing note Q100, which was published with improved security, November 6, 2009.
The Q200 is printed by the German company Giesecke & Devrient who won the tender in May 2009.
The tickets are over 20 security features, including special paper, UV ink, latent image, OVI, security thread, the patch holographic, and laser printing.

In October 2002, initiated the project of creation of the new ticket Q200, with the commission formed by then-Treasurer Banguat, Fernando Ramirez, Director of Administrative Services, Mynor Saravia, the General Counsel of Banguat, César Martínez and Charge Cultural Activities, Ricardo Martinez.

They should do everything necessary to meet the new design proposals and raise it to the Monetary Board and to Congress for approval.

At first proposals were submitted for the issuance of tickets Q200, Q500 and Q1, 000, being proposed as the main themes for these bilet: Marimba, Guatemala and National Heritage Literature (declared by UNESCO).

The commission sought and allegorical theme of the new ticket Q200, failed to reach an agreement to select the character from Guatemala who would mention the new ticket, so called well-known Guatemalan historians to submit their proposals, given their knowledge. This situation called Celso Lara, Miguel Alvarez, Fernando Urquizú and Haroldo Rodas, who together proposed more than 130 characters and themes, with the theme The Marimba as the chosen, leaving at once for issuing ticket Q200

In this process, it was decided to capture images of Guatemalans Sebastian Hurtado, Mariano Alcántara Valverde and Germain in the new ticket.

The next step was a public call for the design of the new ticket. Of the more than five hundred submissions received, the jury chose 134 of those were only the final six. After that, comes the stage of technical development (in a lengthy process) and choose the final drawings of the front and back, the dominant color and secondary colors, complementary design elements such as figures defined, geometric shapes, strips and frames side, the general safety items such as paper or base material, and printing inks, and then choose specific safety devices.

quetzal image is different. Q200 The new bill shows the national bird perched on his two legs, unlike the traditional image that shows the quetzal in flight.

Guatemala is the first bill that honors three outstanding people, having the image of them in front;

In the upper (middle right) of the ticket, is a blues band. This is the belt of Tecum Uman, a replica of the monument of the zone 13 in Guatemala City.

Another security measure is the hallmark of Tecum Uman coat of arms on the front of the ticket, right at the bottom center. It is a seal of water leaving view this image.

New Peru coin of Sarcophagus of Karajia

viernes, 23 de julio de 2010

The Central Bank of Peru (BCR) put into circulation the new currency of a sun alludes to the "Sarcophagus of Karajía" which is part of the series numismatic Wealth and Pride of Peru.

This becomes the second currency of that coin series because, as noted, the first to be marketed was the "Golden Tumi", launched on 29 March.

On the reverse of the coin (heads) is seen in the center one of the Sarcophagus of Karajía, formed by a capsule of the human aspect, which corresponds to a mortuary ritual of the Chachapoyas culture.

On the left side of the sarcophagus, it includes the mark of the National Mint on a geometric pattern of vertical lines, right next to the name in number, the name of the monetary unit of undulating lines and under the sentence Sarcophagus of Karajia, S. VII-XV d.C.

All this surrounded by an eight-sided polygon that forms the thread of the coin.

The obverse (Seal) is seen in the center the coat of arms of Peru and the words "Central Bank of Peru", the year of issue and a polygon
recorded eight sides that form the thread of the coin.

The BCR indicates that these coins are legal tender and will circulate simultaneously with the current coins of S /. 1.00.

He adds that this series coin "is intended, spread through a means of payment for mass use, the rich cultural heritage of our country and encourage the culture numismatics."

Characteristics of Currency

Title: S /. 1.00
Alloy: Alpaca
Weight: 7.32 g
Diameter: 25.5 mm
: Reeded
Mintage Year: 2010
Obverse: Coat of Arms
Reverse: Denomination and the reason for alluding to the Coffin
of Karajía
Issue: 10 million units

Spain World Champion Coins

martes, 20 de julio de 2010

The National Mint of Spain will mint a coin series to commemorate the World Championship won by the national soccer team in South Africa, the government said.

The coins, which will be EUR 20 and 10, whose retail price without tax will be 44 and 65 euros respectively.
On the obverse the effigy of King Juan Carlos and back two different images with the words' South Africa 2010 World Champions. "

At € 20 you will see a player with two balls representing the different continents. At 10 euros, will play the hands of an archer trying to tackle a ball pretending to be a globe.

The initial circulation will be 20,000 each, quantities that may increase depending on demand.
The coins will go on sale in the second half of the year at prices ranging from $ 57 to $ 10 and $ 85 to $ 20.

Argentina's coin of Fifa World Cup 2010

martes, 29 de junio de 2010

The board of Central Bank of Argentina (BCRA) authorized the participation of Argentina in the Commemorative Coin Program World Cup South Africa 2010 with the issuance of coins.
Invited by the FIFA, the Planning and Control of Central Bank Treasury was responsible for design and thus, the Andean country will be one of the few, along with Brazil, South Africa, Spain, France, Germany and Portugal, which will produce currencies at this time.
The BCRA only minted gold and silver pieces, these coins will generic reasons related to football, which makes them ideal for collectors.
The gold coin, whose face value says "10 dollars" - gives, in the main field, the soccer ball in the net. In the left arch reads "Argentina" and the year of issue "2010." You will have a diameter of 23 mm and a weight of 6.75 grams. 175 units will be struck, the value will be $ 1,900, the value will vary with the price of the metal.
The silver coin has, in the central mark, an effigy representing multiple swollen Argentina with the national flag. It reads "Argentina" and the year of issue "2010." The back of both pieces displayed at the central logo that identifies the South Africa World Cup 2010 and falls below the face value of "5 Pesos" (for silver). However, the real value is $ 230.

General De Gaulle Coin

martes, 15 de junio de 2010

A new two-euro coin, this time with the image of General Charles De Gaulle (1890-1970) to mark the 70th anniversary of his call to resistance to Nazi occupation, on June 18, 1940, which will be in circulation in France starting next Friday, June 18.

It issued 20 million units of the two-euro coin, said Christophe Beaux, chairman of the state company responsible for issuing coins in France.

"Every year, we are entitled to issue a specific piece," he said referring to the image of this coin, which was inspired by a picture of General de Gaulle in the studios of Radio London, from whose microphones launched the call for resistance.

The new coin was minted at the rate of one million copies a day in recent weeks. Then, these parts were delivered to the Bank of France, who will issue on Friday.

"Plastic" Banknote at Dominican Republic

lunes, 14 de junio de 2010

The Central Bank of the Dominican Republic issued on 1 July a new 20-peso banknote made of polymer plastic-like material.
Key Features Transparent window in the form of butterfly wings BCRD initials in the butterfly-shaped figure with ink that changes from purple to gold shaded image of the equestrian statue of the national hero Gregorio Luperon, observable only to the light for the blind microprint Brand Yarn Relief Intaglio security, touch antiescáner Medallion Fund and circular antifotocopia Bank The ticket is non-fibrous polymer or porous, so stand three to four times more than the paper ticket, making it more convenient to print small bills.
In addition, the polymer banknote is more hygienic because it absorbs less moisture, sweat and dirt, and modern technology which makes possible to incorporate new and more effective security measures that make it difficult to counterfeit.
The printing of this new bill RD $ 20.00 in polymer was authorized by the Honorable Monetary Board through its Eighth Resolution dated May 28, 2008, after the Committee on Contests for printing banknotes and minting coins carefully weigh the advantages of this technology for the manufacture of small bills.
On July 24, 2009, the impression was subject to international competitive bidding contest LR No. BC02-2009-B.

Chile with new $20000 banknote

jueves, 10 de junio de 2010

El Banco Central de Chile presentó la imagen del nuevo billete de 20.000, el tercero de la Nueva Familia de Billetes.

The Central Bank of Chile presented the image of the new ticket to 20,000, the third of the new family of banknotes. The President of the Central Bank, José De Gregorio, said the new bill of $ 20,000 will enter circulation on 28 July, through commercial banks and gradually, through ATMs, replacing used since 1998 within one year.
The new ticket will have a orange copper color and design allows us to appreciate more clearly the concept of family that all tickets will Chileans, according to a press release from the Central Bank.
According to De Gregorio said, we chose the new color "through the public try to choose an easily recognizable tone, unlike the current one that has several colors. The circulation of the new family of banknotes is a gradual process that includes all denominations and which began in September 2009 with the ticket of 5,000 pesos, followed by the introduction of the bill in March 2010.
A 10 000 During the year 2010, will join the 5,000, 10,000 and 20,000 pesos fourth name, the process culminating with the last ticket in 2011, when they enter into circulation the new notes of 1000 and 2000, which will be made of polymer. With the entry into service of this third title of the new family of banknotes, consolidating the representation of our natural beauty throughout the country: Central Area (Parque Nacional La Campana on the ticket of 5000), Southern Zone (Park Alberto de Agostini National ticket in 10,000) and Northern Chile (Natural Monument Salar de Surire on the ticket of 20,000). Just as happened with the ticket of 5000 and 10,000 pesos, 20,000 new ticket will coexist with the current ticket for about a year.
To fulfill this period, the Central Bank of Chile shorten the natural replacement process of note of this denomination, which is approximately three years. As data, De Gregorio said that "to keep inflation at 3% in 100 years more than 20,000 tickets will still be in circulation, because it will be equivalent to the current 1000 bill.
" This name corresponds to 10% of total circulation and is the fastest growing name among all the others, "what is normal in a process of further growth and greater purchasing power for people who demand large denomination bills," said Chairman of the Central Bank. "Within a year we plan to replace the 50 million tickets circulating $ 20,000 today," he added.
FEATURES The new 20,000 banknote paper is cotton, exclusive material for the manufacture of banknotes. This paper is an improved relative to the substrate that exists today, with a heavier weight and cotton thread, which gives it a texture more easily identified and can, in turn, make an impression with more relief for recognition. Also, the ticket will have a special symbol for blind people to identify it. It has elements of art security to facilitate the recognition of people and equipment using these payment methods. "Today we have tickets much safer than we are replacing, we have not seen fakes, only rough copies," said Jose de Gregorio. The obverse has a new portrait of Andrés Bello, based on a portrait by French artist Raymond Monvoisin (1790-1870) belonging to the University of Chile. Next to him, incorporating images of the heart of Copihue, national flower and Antu, Mapuche symbol representing the sun that fertilizes the soil. The reverse has an image of Salar de Surire Monument, located in northern Chile in the Region of Arica and Parinacota. It also contains the image of Chilean Flamingo, a bird that lives in shallow water areas, fresh and salt, along national level.As the whole concept of the family, the security measures between denominations of the same material are maintained, so as to make recognition easier for the public. Thus, the $ 20,000 bill has the same security measures of the ticket of $ 10,000, both made special cotton paper for the production of tickets. The new bill of $ 20,000 is among the safety features of an intaglio printing pronounced, a watermark more sophisticated, because together the portrait is added as an additional safety, the text 20 MIL, and incomplete picture in each one side, we can look back-supplementing the number 20,000.
It also has two security thread. One is visible only to the light and the other is a 3D Strip, within which there is a Antu, an icon that moves across the banknote is tilted. When tilted on the back, the number 20 000 will change color from green to a bright coppery orange.
DIMENSION One of the characteristics of the new family of banknotes that facilitates their identification is the difference of 7 millimeters in length between each of their names, in descending order of value. Therefore, the 20,000 tickets has measure 148 x 70 mm versus the 10,000 that measures 141 x 70 mm and 5000 with a size of 134 x 70 mm. The design of the new family of banknotes was awarded to the Swedish company AB Crane, while in production, the new family of banknotes was awarded to companies Note Printing Australia Ltd (Australia) and Crane AB (Sweden). The cost of developing each of them, in general, and depending on the exchange rate is between $ 50 and $ 100.

South Africa change 200 Rand banknote

martes, 1 de junio de 2010

Today is D-day for people who still have old series R200 notes.
The South African Reserve Bank is urging consumers to swop these notes for new ones at any bank around the country. This comes after the bank recalled the old R200 note in April because of concerns around counterfeit versions of it.The Reserve's Bank Hlengani Mathebula says the public only have until today to exchange the notes at their normal banks. He says banks are not allowed to charge for the exchange."People can return all the notes to any commercial bank in the country, it doesn't matter whether that they bank with that specific bank or not. "The banks will exchange the notes for them for free, they are not going to charge them either deposit fees or any charge of any kind." After today's cut-off Mathebula says consumers will have exchange the old notes at one of the Reserve bank's seven branches. The new series notes, in circulation since 2005, are still legal tender. They're easy to spot from the old notes, as they have the five diamond shapes on the bottom.

Yellowstone National Park quarter

Coin collectors and enthusiasts itching to get their hands on the new Yellowstone National Park quarter will have a golden — or, perhaps more accurately, copper and nickel — opportunity on Thursday.
The United States Mint is scheduled to introduce the Yellowstone quarter to the nation on Thursday, June 3, at a 10:30 a.m. event inside the park.
The introductory ceremony will take place in front of the Old Faithful Inn, a stone’s throw from the Old Faithful geyser. The geyser, along with a bison, is depicted on the tails side of the new quarter; the heads side of the coin features the familiar profile of George Washington.
The Yellowstone quarter is the second of 56 to be released over the next 12 years in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program. The tails side of each coin depicts a national site in each of the nation’s 50 states, the District of Columbia and the American territories.
Ed Moy, the director of the U.S. Mint, Yellowstone Superintendent Suzanne Lewis, historian and author Paul Schullery and Wyoming Tourism Board member Gene Bryan are scheduled to participate in Thursday’s roll-out ceremony of the Yellowstone quarter. The public is welcome to attend the event and children 18 years and younger will receive a Yellowstone quarter to commemorate the occasion.
Following the ceremony, folks may exchange their currency for $10 rolls of the Yellowstone National Park quarters. U.S. quarters are comprised of a copper/nickel alloy.
For those who can’t make it in person, the event will be broadcast live on the Internet at
The coins are being issued in the order the areas they depict came under federal protection. Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas, designated as a federal reservation in 1832, was released first, in April. Yellowstone National Park, established in 1872, follows.
Coins for Yosemite National Park in California, Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona and Mount Hood National Forest in Oregon are slated to be released later this year.Though the ceremony isn’t until Thursday, a U.S. mint spokeswoman said the Yellowstone quarters were scheduled to be released today (Tuesday) for general circulation.

China to issue new commemorative coins for 16th Asian Games

martes, 18 de mayo de 2010

The People's Bank of China, China's central bank, said Tuesday it will issue a second set of gold and silver coins to mark the 16th Asian Games to be held in southern China's Guangzhou Province in November.
In an announcement posted on its website, the central bank said the new commemorative series will consist of one gold coin and one silver coin which will be legal tender.
The coins will be issued from May 31.
The gold coin will have a diameter of 22 millimeters and the silver coin will have a diameter of 40 millimeters.
The gold coin will have a face value of 100 yuan and will contain one quarter of an ounce of gold. It will have a maximum circulation of 30,000.
The 40-mm silver coin will have a face value of 10 yuan and will contain an ounce of silver. It will have a maximum circulation of 60,000.
The central bank issued the Series I commemorative coins for the 16th Asian Games in July last year.
The 16th Asian Games will be held from Nov. 12 to 27 in Guangzhou, capital city of south China's Guangdong Province.
The Chinese capital city Beijing hosted the 11th Asian Games in 1990.

New coin exhibition opens in Athens

martes, 4 de mayo de 2010

People who have booked accommodation in Athens between now and December might find paying a visit to the city's Numismatic Museum and its new exhibition enjoyable.
Entitled Found underneath a tree root ... Ancient Greek Coin Hoards, the display features 21 separate coin piles from the gallery's collections dating from the 5th to the 1st century BC, reports.
In addition, it concentrates on the mythology surrounding these items, as well as the circumstances of their discovery and the reasons for their concealment, such as keeping savings during a time when there were no banks to look after money.
And those who do attend will be able to peruse medals, lead stamps, precious gems and books dedicated to history, archaeology and numismatics as well.
Another site of cultural significance is the Acropolis, which travel guide Spotted by Locals recently described as an "absolute must-see" for anyone on holidays in Athens.
It said this attraction will leave vacationers breathless and is most likely the greatest piece of historical evidence the world has to offer.

By Sarah Mutch

Costa Rica with new banknotes

miércoles, 28 de abril de 2010

The new bill of ¢ 20 000 will begin to circulate in early August.
This was announced last night the manager of the Banco Central de Costa Rica, Roy Gonzalez in the National Biodiversity Institute (INBio), where there were six new denominations of banknotes to replace the existing. According to Gonzalez, the second ticket will be out of ¢ 2,000 in September or October, and hopes that before the end of the year and circle the other denominations, except the ¢ 50,000, as assessed by first accepting the ticket of ¢ 20 000 .
Each note refers to one of the six ecosystems that exist in the country and are printed on the front to worthy of the country. The presentation was made to relatives of the characters of the tickets. In addition, the artist Manuel Obregón piano work played in Symbiosis. ¢ 20 000 banknote will be printed 40 million of formulas at a cost of $ 0.0594 (about ¢ 30).
The company that makes these notes is Oberthur Technologies, whose facilities are located in Rennes, France. A family. Marvin Alvarado, director of the Central Bank Treasury, explained that the new notes are called "family" as all items are placed in the same position.
Tickets are the same height but different width, in order to help the blind or visually impaired. Dario Negueruela, emission and safety director of the Bank of Spain, who attended the activity, stressed that the security measures of the ticket of ¢ 20,000 are the same as has the new $ 100 U.S..

Royal Mint unveils modern new Britannia coin

lunes, 19 de abril de 2010

Today, the Royal Mint launches its newly designed 2010 Britannia coin series, which depicts the famous icon of Britain and British coinage as an Amazonian-like warrior, with a protective and serene watch over modern Britain’s liberty and values. The new design has been launched to celebrate Britannia’s enduring presence as an important symbol of national identity in changing times.

Designer Suzie Zamit says: “Britannia is a really important British icon and I wanted to create a design that represents her as a symbol of British liberties and democracy. I felt it was important to portray Britannia as strong - almost Amazonian - and courageous, but not overly warlike, more peaceful and protective.”

The new 2010 Britannia coin series is launched in both gold and silver, available in an extended range of both individual coins and Proof sets. Suzie Zamit’s beautiful design is the first new Britannia design since 2008 and offers a fresh interpretation of the goddess, capturing the strong, courageous and watchful qualities of her spirit.

The new Britannia wears a Corinthian-style helmet, emphasising her warlike spirit and is accompanied by a lion to symbolise courage. However, Britannia’s serene gaze and the presence of an olive branch, also portrays the goddess as a protective defender of peace and modern British liberty and values. Her eastward looking gaze alludes to Britain’s role in the EU and its presence in Afghanistan.

Dave Knight, Director of Commemorative Coin at the Royal Mint, said: “Britannia is an enduring icon that has become an integral part of British coinage and heritage. She represents the strength of the British national identity and Suzie Zamit has captured this force in her new design. We are delighted to have created a coin that honours the history of British coins, whilst celebrating the future of modern Britain. Our 2010 Britannia Series is a great chance for us, along with the public, to celebrate this constant symbol of British success.”

BNR to issue commemorative gold collector coin

lunes, 12 de abril de 2010

On Monday, April 12, the National Bank of Romania will put into circulation, for numismatic purposes, a gold coin commemorating the 160th anniversary of the birth of poet Mihai Eminescu (1850-1889), BNR reports in a press release.

The round-shaped gold coin, 35 mm in diameter, has a face value of RON 500, weighing 31.103 g. On the obverse, in the upper half, is Romania’s coat-of-arms partially overlapping the face value – leu 500; below, an open book on a laurel wreath. The left page of the book features Eminescu’s portrait from 1869 and the right page show some of the poet’s signatures. The coat-of-arms and the book together with the laurel wreath superpose a double circle partially surrounding the elements of design.

The inscription ‘ROMANIA’ is engraved in a half circle on the lower outer side. On the reverse, in the middle, is the poet’s memorial house in Ipotesti, where the poet spent his childhood, and his portrait from 1885 surrounded by a double circle similar to that on the obverse. The inscriptions ‘MIHAI EMINESCU’ and ‘160 ANI DE LA NASTEREA POETULUľ are engraved in a half circle on the upper side and on the lower side respectively, and the years ‘1850′ and ‘2010′ on the left side and right side respectively.

Each coin is housed in a transparent plastic capsule and is accompanied by a leaflet featuring an overview of the numismatic issue in Romanian, English and French. The leaflet comes with a certificate of authenticity bearing the signatures of both the Governor and the Head Cashier of the National Bank of Romania. The numismatic issue comprises 500 coins. The selling price is leu 4,980, VAT exclude.

PBOC to Issue New Commemorative Coins for Shanghai Expo

The People's Bank of China (PBOC), the country's central bank, will issue a set of gold and silver commemorative coins this month to celebrate the upcoming World Expo 2010 Shanghai (Series II).

In an announcement posted on its website, the central bank said the new Shanghai Expo commemorative series, consisting of two gold and two silver coins, are China's legal tenders and the issuance will start as of April 22.

The set of new coin series includes two gold coins diametered at 23 and 60 millimeters respectively, and two silver ones with a diameter of 40 millimeters each.

The smaller gold coin, with a face value of 150 yuan, contains one third of an ounce of gold and has a designated maximum circulation of 60,000. The bigger and more expensive 2,000-yuan gold coin contains five ounces of gold with a maximum circulation of 1,000.

Each silver coin contains an ounce of silver with a maximum circulation of 80,000 for both.

The central bank issued the Series I commemorative coins for Shanghai Expo in June last year and the new coin series will be distributed by the China Gold Coin Incorporation through its branches across the country.

The Shanghai Expo, believed to be one of China's greatest events this year, is due in China's economic hub of Shanghai from May 1 to Oct. 31 this year

Coin to celebrate Queen Margrethe II birthday

miércoles, 7 de abril de 2010

Denmark. The 20 Krone commemorative coin has been issued to mark the 70th birthday of Queen Margrethe II on 16 April 2010. This is in keeping with the Danish tradition of issuing commemorative coins to mark special events in the royal family.
The motif of the obverse of the coin is a new portrait of the Queen. The new portrait is also to be used on the ordinary 10 and 20 Krone coins from 2011 onwards. The reverse was designed by Ronny Andersen, Royal Armorist, and shows the royal coat of arms.

In addition to the ordinary circulation coins, a very limited number of collector's coins, have been minted in the very fine PROOF quality. Furthermore, this Commemorative coin has also been issued as a 500 Kroner coin in fine silver (0.999 Ag, 1 Oz) and as a 1000 Kroner Gold coin.

The 20-krone coin is of aluminium bronze. The coin has a diameter of 27.0 mm, weighs 9.3 g, a thickness of 2,35 mm and has a rim with interrupted milling.

Sri Lanka to issue coin to replace note

martes, 6 de abril de 2010

Sri Lanka will issue a new ten rupee coin from April 05, to replace a note of a similar denomination now in circulation, the Central Bank said Monday.
The nickel plated coin has a diameter of 26.4 millimetres.
The obverse has the armorial ensign of Sri Lanka with a petal design on periphery. The reverse has a number 10, ten rupees and Sri Lanka in English, Sinhalese and Tamil languages.
The new coin would be handed over to Sri Lanka's president Mahinda Rajapaksa by central bank governor Nivard Cabraal Monday, the bank said in an advertisement.
A bi-metallic 10 rupee coins is already circulating in Sri Lanka
The ten rupee note is the smallest note that is regularly printed in Sri Lanka. A few older five and two rupee notes are also in circulation.

Philippinas will change their money

domingo, 4 de abril de 2010

The Bangko Sentral ng Philippinas (BSP) said that it will distribute the initial batch of "new money", or redesigned local banknotes, in December and the new coins starting 2012 as part of efforts to guard against counterfeiters.

Also, the BSP said it will launch a nationwide information campaign would be undertaken by monetary authorities to educate Filipinos on how to tell genuine banknotes from counterfeits.

In a primer on the launch of the new banknotes and coins, BSP said that they decided to upgrade the security features of all banknotes to make it easier for the public to detect fake money.

"As a matter of practice, central banks regularly change the designs of their money - whether coins or banknotes - to guard against counterfeiters. By making it very difficult and costly for counterfeiters to produce exact copies of our money, we protect the integrity of our currency against criminals," the BSP said.

The central bank said all six banknote denominations including P20, P50, P100, P200, P500, and P1,000 would have new designs while coins denominations such as one centavo, five centavos, 10 centavos, 25 centavos. P1, P5, and P10 would also have new designs.

But BSP has yet to divulge the new design. But the Numismatic Committee composed of central bank officials led by BSP deputy governor Diwa Guinigundo said that they decided to include natural wonders in the new banknotes and coins.

The new banknotes would pay tribute to Filipinos who played significant roles at various moments of our nation’s history and would also feature world heritage sites and iconic natural wonders of the Philippines.

Also. BSP earlier said that the new P500 bill would also include a portrait of the late President Corazon Aquino beside former Sen. Aquino.

The BSP added that the new coins would also feature national symbols.

There are currently six banknotes that are in wide circulation.

These include the blue-colored P1,000 bill which features World War II heroes Jose Abad Santos, Josefa Llanes Escoda and Gen. Vicente Lim introduced in 1991; the yellow P500 bill with the late Sen. Benigno Aquino introduced in 1987; and the green P200 with the late President Diosdado Macapagal and President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo issued in 2002.

There is also the purple P100 with President Roxas issued in 1987; the red P50 with President Osmena introduced in 1987; and the orange P20 with former President Quezon issued in 1986.

The brown P10 with Apolinario Mabini first issued in 1985; and the P5 bill with Emilio Aguinaldo are no longer being produced but are still legal tenders.

Last year, the BSP announced that it was contemplating a massive face lift for banknotes and coins that were circulated three decades ago to further enhance security features and improve durability.

Earlier, Guinigundo said the present banknotes would remain in circulation and would continue to be accepted as legal tender for at least three more years.

He explained that the BSP’s previous currency retirement or demonetization program would give enough time for the public to make a full transition to the new generation currency.

Coins in honor to Max Havelaar

jueves, 1 de abril de 2010

The Netherlands will issue coins of 10 and 5 euros in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Holland's most important book, Max Havelaar.
This book about colonial oppression in Indonesia was published in 1860
The 10 Euro coin minted in gold, with 6.72 g, 22.5 mm in diameter and as Proof.
Each coin will cost EUR 272, only 5500 coins issued
The currency of 5 Euros, will be silver with a weight 15.5g, diameter, 33mm, this coin will cost 33 euros and 15,000 pieces of coinage.

New coin at Peru

lunes, 29 de marzo de 2010

The Central Reserve Bank of Peru (BCR) has designed a limited edition coin a 1 Nuevo Sol (New sun).
This new coin has the design of a Golden Tumi front and back. Part of the coin series "Wealth and Pride of Peru", which seeks to highlight the cultural heritage of the Nation.
Be struck only once 10 million of these coins that will replace the current one which will continue to mint, so it will be collectible.
The President of Council of Ministers, Javier Velásquez Quesquén attending today March 29th at the presentation ceremony of the new currency, which will be held at 10.30 am at the headquarters of the BCV and will also have the presence of President of BCR, Julio Velarde, and the owner of the Numismatic Society of Peru, Pedro de la Puente.
The new currency will circulate simultaneously Tumi de Oro with the current of 1 Nuevo Sol.

Weight: 7.32g
Diameter: 25.5mm

Quarters to recognize national parks

miércoles, 24 de marzo de 2010

In a celebration of the USA's splendors, the U.S. Mint today unveils designs for the first five quarters in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program.

According to mint officials, the series will honor 56 national parks and other sites in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories.
The first coin, featuring Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas, will be available April 19. For more details on the coins, just double-click the image to the right.
Five quarters will be issued yearly through 2021 in the order in which the featured attraction was established as a national park or national site, the Mint says in a news release.
Dignitaries will unveil the new designs this morning at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
Said Mint Director Ed Moy: "Through America the Beautiful Quarters coins, we will be transported to national parks, forests and wildlife refuges, part of a vast public land legacy belonging to all Americans—natural and cultural treasures protected for our recreation, relaxation, education, inspiration and transformation."

Japan Mint to issue memorial coin in honor of samurai Ryoma Sakamoto

domingo, 21 de marzo de 2010

The Japan Mint has announced it will issue a memorial silver coin embossed with an image of legendary 19th-century samurai Ryoma Sakamoto.

The administrative agency has been issuing coins representing prefectures since 2008, in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the enforcement of the Local Autonomy Law.

The new 1,000-yen coin is themed on Kochi Prefecture, the birthplace of Sakamoto, a samurai who led the movement to overthrow the Tokugawa Shogunate and made a great contribution to the modernization of Japan. He has been featured in many films and TV dramas, including NHK's ongoing period drama "Ryomaden."

A total of 100,000 of the coins will be sold through mail order, at the price of 6,000 yen each. They will go on sale from late May.

For inquiries, call the Japan Mint at (050) 5548-8686

Canadian currency to go plastic next year

domingo, 7 de marzo de 2010

Paying with plastic will take on a whole different meaning next year as the Bank of Canada begins introducing plastic dollar bills.

The federal government announced in its budget yesterday that it is “taking steps to modernize Canada’s currency and protect against counterfeiting,” introducing a new currency printed on a polymer material.

Plastic bills have proven to be more durable than the current cotton-based money, reportedly lasting four times as long.

Polymer money has other benefits too: it is cleaner, cheaper to produce and harder to counterfeit than cotton-based paper bills.

The bills are also more green — because the money lasts longer, it will cause a lower impact on the environment, the federal government contends.

The plastic banknote was first introduced in Australia and several countries have since adopted the polymer money, including New Zealand, Mexico and Vietnam.

According to the federal budget, Canada’s loonies and toonies will also be undergoing a transformation in 2011, with a new composition that uses the Royal Canadian Mint’s cheaper “patented multi-ply plated steel technology.”

Snoopy coins

jueves, 4 de marzo de 2010

Japanese money commodity trader Taisei Coins' displays a 50 New Zealand dollar gold coin, a large 10 New Zealand dollar silver coin and three two New Zealand coins designed after popular cartoon character Snoopy for the celebration of the 60th anniversary of its publication, in Tokyo.

Ancient and medieval Armenian coins acquired by Princeton Numismatic Collection

miércoles, 3 de marzo de 2010

The Princeton University Numismatic Collection has acquired the Armenian Heritage Collection of ancient and medieval coins, adding a new area of specialized strength to the University's extensive numismatic research holdings.
The Armenian Heritage Collection was assembled over a period of decades by an expert collector, who sought to represent the various periods in the pre-modern age when Armenia produced its own coinage or made substantial contributions to the coinage of other powers, according to Princeton Curator of Numismatics Alan Stahl.
"The collection includes coins of three distinct periods, all of interest to the academic concerns of the University," Stahl said.
Stahl said the acquisition will provide scholars with access to significant materials to study early Armenian civilization, as well as provide new opportunities at Princeton to research ancient and medieval societies.
The earliest coins in the collection are those of the Artaxiad dynasty, which became the largest political power east of Rome in the first century B.C. The coins of most relevance to Princeton's existing holdings are those minted in the reign of Tigranes the Great, who ruled from the Seleucid capital of Antioch-on-the-Orontes from 95 to 55 B.C.
"The coins of Tigranes from Antioch hold special interest for Princeton because University scholars led the excavations of the site in the 20th century and the University holds more than 30,000 coins found there in our collection," Stahl said. "One of the great mysteries of the coins from these excavations is the lack of any in the name of Tigranes and the dearth of local municipal coins for the period of his reign."
Included in the collection are two large silver pieces of Tigranes the Great and 19 bronze coins in his name, as well as examples of rare coins featuring his successors. All of these coins follow the models of the Hellenistic world, with the portrait of the ruler on the front of the coin and a local deity on the back. The writing on the coins is in Greek.
"The acquisition of this interesting and uncommon collection will significantly broaden Princeton's resources for the study of both the history and the imagery of the classical world," said Michael Koortbojian, Princeton professor of art and archaeology. "Moreover, this new collection will not only allow students and faculty direct access to primary historical material, but, in the context of Princeton's broader numismatic holdings, it will provide an important body of material for research into the interactions between the various cultures and societies that comprised the ancient and medieval world."
The second group of coins in the Armenian Heritage Collection comprises gold solidi of the Byzantine Empire from the sixth through the 11th century.
"Armenians figured prominently in the government of Byzantium, including in the ranks of its important emperors. The addition of these magnificent gold solidi greatly strengthens our holdings of Byzantine coinage, which has constituted a major focus of acquisition in recent years," Stahl said.
The third component of the collection comprises coins of the medieval kingdom of Cilician Armenia, on the south coast of what is now Turkey. The kingdom, ruled by Roupenid family, had strong ties to its surrounding powers, Byzantine, Islamic and Crusader. These connections are illustrated by a large silver coin in the collection, equivalent to the European groat or the Islamic dirhem. The coin bears on its front an image of the king on horseback in European style, surrounded by a legend in Armenian characters, while on the back it bears writing in Arabic.
"The coins of Cilician Armenia in the new collection complement the Latin Orient Collection of Crusader Coinage that we acquired two years ago, giving us a fuller picture of the interplay of coinages in the medieval eastern Mediterranean," Stahl said.
The Armenian Heritage Collection was acquired by the Princeton University Numismatic Collection with funds from the Friends of Princeton University Library and matching funds provided by the University's Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund. The Numismatic Collection is part of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections in Princeton University's Firestone Library.


martes, 2 de marzo de 2010

The Bank of Ghana has decided to introduce a GH¢2 (Two Ghana Cedi) denomination in response to the need for an intermediary banknote between the GH¢1 and GH¢5 banknotes.
This follows a review of the cash cycle conducted by the Bank in 2009, which indicated that there was a lot of pressure on the GH¢1, resulting in the notes circulating too fast and being over-used. The worn-out state of the GH¢1 defeats the Bank’s Clean Note Policy, which seeks to ensure that only good quality banknotes remain in circulation.
The introduction of the new denomination will expand the series of banknotes in circulation, enhance exchangeability and facilitate transactions.
The general public will be informed and educated on the theme, colour, size, security and other features of the new denomination when the design is finalized.

Fillmore Presidential One Dollar Coins Available February 18

martes, 16 de febrero de 2010

On February 18, 2010, the United States Mint will release to the Federal Reserve Banks the first new Presidential $1 Coin of 2010, honoring former President Millard Fillmore. Beginning at noon Eastern Time (ET) the same day, the agency also will accept orders for rolls of Millard Fillmore Presidential $1 Coins at its online catalog, Each roll, priced at $35.95, contains 25 circulating quality $1 coins from either the United States Mint at Philadelphia or Denver. The coins are wrapped in specially designed packaging that displays the mint of origin (P or D), the face value of the contents ($25) and the genuine United States Mint logo.
Millard Fillmore was born in a log cabin on January 7, 1800, in Locke (now Summerhill), New York. After studying with a county judge, he began to practice law in 1823. In 1828, Fillmore entered politics, serving as a New York state assemblyman and later in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he chaired the powerful Committee on Ways and Means. While comptroller of New York, he was elected to serve as President Zachary Taylor's vice president in 1848. Upon Taylor's death in July 1850, Fillmore became President. After two unsuccessful bids for election to the presidency in his own right, Fillmore retired to Buffalo, New York, where he died on March 8, 1874.
Both the obverse (heads side) and the reverse (tails side) of the Millard Fillmore Presidential $1 Coin were designed and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart. The obverse design features Fillmore's dramatic portrait and the inscriptions MILLARD FILLMORE, IN GOD WE TRUST, 13TH PRESIDENT and 1850-1853. The reverse design-common to all Presidential $1 Coins-features a striking rendition of the Statue of Liberty, the coin's face value and the inscription UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. The inscriptions 2010, E PLURIBUS UNUM and the mint of origin are incused on the coin's edge.
Customers may order the Millard Fillmore Presidential $1 Coins by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers may call 1-888-321-MINT (6468). A shipping and handling fee of $4.95 will be added to all domestic orders. As an added convenience, customers may also sign up for the Presidential $1 Coin Two-Roll Set Subscription to receive future rolls of the coins as they are released.

United States Mint Launches Fifth Lincoln One-Cent Coin

jueves, 11 de febrero de 2010

United States Mint Director Ed Moy launched the 2010 Lincoln "Preservation of the Union" One-Cent Coin today during a special ceremony at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM). The coin's new reverse (tails side) design is emblematic of President Abraham Lincoln's preservation of the United States as a single and united country, as required by Title III of Public Law 109-145 (the Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005). Americans can expect to see the new coin in their change beginning this year.
"This one-cent coin honors the preservation of the union, which was Abraham Lincoln's ultimate achievement," said United States Mint Director Ed Moy. "Because of his presidency, despite bitter regional enmity and a horrific civil war, we remained the United States of America."
Guests at the event included Jan Grimes, ALPLM acting executive director, and Dr. James Cornelius, its curator. Elizabeth Wooley, WICS-TV News anchor, served as master of ceremonies. Following the ceremony, Director Moy and guests handed out new Lincoln cents to children 18 years and younger, while adults exchanged their currency for rolls of the new coin.
On the eve of the launch ceremony, Director Moy met with local coin enthusiasts at ALPLM, where he answered their questions and shared information about the United States Mint and its coin programs.
The reverse of the 2010 and beyond Lincoln cent was designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Associate Designer Lyndall Bass and executed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Joseph Menna. The design depicts a union shield with a scroll draped across and the inscription ONE CENT. The 13 vertical stripes of the shield represent the states joined in one compact union to support the federal government, represented by the horizontal bar above. The horizontal bar features the inscription E PLURIBUS UNUM — "out of many, one" — while the inscription UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is depicted along the upper rim of the coin.
The obverse (heads) continues to bear Victor David Brenner's likeness of President Lincoln that has appeared on the coin since 1909.
A digital image of the 2010 Lincoln cent is available at:
The 2010 Lincoln cent has a metallic content of 2.5 percent copper, with the balance being zinc. The coin will be issued for circulation in quantities to meet the demands of commerce. Numismatic (proof and uncirculated) versions will be included in the United States Mint's annual product offerings. The coin will also be available for sale in two-roll sets this spring.
A satellite feed of B-roll of the new Lincoln cent being produced will be available at the following times:
Thursday, February 11, 2:30-3:00 pm, Eastern Time, Galaxy 28C, Tr. 15, DL 4000V
Friday, February 12, 2:00-2:15 pm, Eastern Time, AMC 3C, Tr. 3, DL3760H
The United States Mint, created by Congress in 1792, is the Nation's sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage. Its primary mission is to produce an adequate volume of circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The United States Mint also produces proof, uncirculated and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver, gold and platinum bullion coins.

Adamson Coin Launched on behalf of Sierra Leone

Virginia McKenna, actress and founder of the Born Free Foundation, visited the Pobjoy Mint Jan. 27 to officially launch a coin to commemorate the centenary of the birth of Austrian naturalist and author Joy Adamson, who is most renowned for her work with Elsa, the lioness she raised from cub to independent female.
This year also marks the 50th anniversary of Adamson's book, Born Free, which was made into a film of the same name. McKenna and Bill Travers, who played Joy and George Adamson in the film, established the Born Free Foundation in 1984 to help save animals in captivity.
The $10 proof sterling silver coin, produced on behalf of Sierra Leone, depicts lions on the outer ring. A yellow-colored crystal with the etched image of a lioness is set into the center. The obverse features Sierra Leone's coat of arms. It is 38.60 mm in diameter, weighs 23.45 grams and has an issue limit is 5,000. Pobjoy is donating £1 for every coin sold to Born Free's efforts in Africa.

Khalifa Gold Coin to be Legal Tender?

DUBAI — There could hardly be a more enticing face value. Gold and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) keep everyone interested.
The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) has proposed to the UAE Central Bank a gold coin be introduced as legal tender. If approved, it will be the first of its kind in the Middle East.
Existing legal tender gold coins such as the Australian Nugget and the South African Krugerrand are popular as a vehicle to invest in pure gold.
The proposal says the coin will bear the cameo of the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on one side and world’s tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa, on the other.
“We are confident that this design represents the face of modern UAE and its aspirations,” DMCC Executive Chairman Ahmed bin Sulayem said in a statement on Wednesday.
Commemorative gold coins are not new to the region, but this is the first time it has been proposed to make it a legal tender. In September 2007, DMCC launched the ‘Visions of Dubai’ series. The first edition carried the cameo of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on one side and the iconic Burj Al Arab on the other.
A second series of the ‘Visions of Dubai’ coin in 24 carat gold carries the image of Shaikh Mohammed’s image on one side and Palm Jumeirah, the world famous island development.

Boy Scouts commemorative coin to be minted this year

In celebration of 100 years of Boy Scouting, a new commemorative Boy Scout coin will be circulated beginning Feb. 8 through Jan. 11, 2011.
Nebraska’s Senator Ben Nelson and Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) introduced legislation to create a $1 silver coin to recognize the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America.
Under the legislation, the U.S. Mint will produce 350,000 commemorative coins in honor of the anniversary. A share of the proceeds from the sale of the coins will be donated to further scouting activities in underserved areas of the country.
“My times as a Boy Scout were some of my most memorable and important as a young man,” said Nelson. “This coin serves as a memorial and a promise to the millions of the scouts in America, both young and old, that the Boys Scouts of America has and will continue to positively shape the lives of young men for many years to come.”
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law: to help people at all times, to keep one’s self physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
Since 1910, over 111 million youth have participated in scouting programs, making it the largest youth organization in the United States.
There are currently three million youth and one million adult leaders in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturing programs across the country, accounting for more than 6.5 million hours of community service and 75,000 community improvement projects in the past four years alone.
Congress granted the Boy Scouts of America a federal charter in 1916. Two hundred and forty-eight members of the 110th Congress have participated in Boy Scouts of America as scouts or adult leaders.
Designs for the coins reflect the 100 years of the Boy Scouts of America. The design chosen for the obverse features a Boy Scout, Cub Scout, and female Venturer saluting. An inscription above reads, “Continuing the Journey” and the centennial dates “1910 2010” are on the left of the image.
The reverse design of the silver dollar features the universal emblem of the Boy Scouts of America. Inscriptions surrounding the logo include “United States of America,” “Boy Scouts of America,” “Be Prepared,” “E Pluribus Unum,” and “One Dollar.”