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.