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Iceland chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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This 20-page catalog covers notes issued by the Landsbanki Islands from 1929 to 1958, Landsbanki Íslands-Sedlabankinn from 1960 to 1963, and Sedlabanki Islands (Central Bank of Iceland) from 1963 to present. Revised 9 December 2015.

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Iceland new 10,000-króna note confirmed

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SI B22 (PNL): 10,00 krónur (US$80)
Blue. Front: Poet, Icelandic scholar, essayist, and naturalist, Jónas Hallgrímsson; outlines of mountains Háafjall and Hraundrangi formed from Icelandic words coined by Jónas; floral pattern from cover of periodical “Fjölnir;” Jónas’ handwritten poem “Ferðalok” (Journey’s End); topographical outline of mountain Skjaldbreiður. Back: Plover birds; Jónas’ pencil drawing of mountain Skjaldbreiður; topographical outline of mountain Skjaldbreiður; Jónas’ handwritten poem “Fjallið Skjaldbreiður;” scallop shell. 18-mm wide Optiks security thread. Watermark: Jón Sigurđsson, electrotype 10000, and Cornerstones. Printer: (TDLR). 162 x 70 mm.
a. 22. MAÍ 2001. Prefix H. Signature 66. Intro: 24.10.2013.
Replacement notes: Prefix Z.
This note was designed by Kristín Þorkelsdóttir and Stephen A. Fairbairn.ice

Iceland new signature 500-króna note confirmed

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500 krónur, 22. MAI 2001. Like P58, but new signature (Már Guðmundsson).

Courtesy of Werner Kober.

Iceland new 10,000-króna note to be issued 24.10.2013


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On 25 September 2013 the Central Bank of Iceland (Seðlabanki Íslands) unveiled a new 10,000-króna (US$82) note to be issued 24 October 2013. The notes feature Jónas Hallgrímsson, scientist and poet, and the Eurasian golden plover and were designed by Kristín Þorkelsdóttir, who also designed Iceland's other denominations. The blue note measures 172 x 70 mm, and is protected by the following security features: a watermark of Jon Sigurdsson with electrotype 10000 and Cornerstones, 18-mm wide Optiks security thread, UV printing, intaglio printing, microprinting, and raised horizontal bars to assist the sight-impaired.

Courtesy of Werner Kober.

Iceland new 10,000-króna note reported for 2013 introduction

According to an article on News of Iceland dated 18 February 2013, the Central Bank of Iceland (Seðlabanki Íslands) will introduce a new 10,000-króna (US$77) this year, "probably this spring." The notes feature Jónas Hallgrímsson, scientist and poet, and the Eurasian golden plover and were designed by Kristín Þorkelsdóttir, who also designed Iceland's other denominations.

Iceland new 10,000-króna note reported for 2013

According to an article in Iceland Review Online dated 2 April 2012, Már Guðmundsson, governor of Sedlabanki Islands, Iceland's central bank, says the bank will issue a 10,000-króna (US$79) note in the autumn of 2013, double the largest denomination in use currently. The new 10,000-króna note will have improved safety features than older bank notes. It will have decorations related to national poet Jónas Hallgrímsson, as well as a picture of the golden plover.

Courtesy of Jay Mollindo and Richard Miranda.

Iceland new signature 500-króna note confirmed


500 krónur (US$4.25), 22. MAÍ 2001. Like P58, but new signatures (Davíð Oddsson and Ingimundur Friðriksson).

Courtesy of Werner Kober.

Iceland contemplating 10,000-króna banknote

According to an IceNews article dated 8 June 2011, Mar Gudmundsson, governor of Sedlabanki Islands (Central Bank of Iceland), believes the country needs a 10,000-króna (US$88) banknote following decades of inflation. Currently the 5,000-króna note (P58) is the largest denomination.

Icelandic banknote curator accused of stealing museum's notes

According to an IceNews article dated 21 May 2011, the curator of Islandsbanki’s old banknotes was arrested and accused of stealing notes from the bank’s museum and attempting to sell them to collectors.

Iceland new signature 1,000-króna notes confirmed


1,000 krónur (US$7.75), 22.MAÍ 2001. New signature combinations (top: Birgir Isleifur Gunnarsson and Eiríkur Guðnason) and (bottom: Finnur Ingólfson and Birgir Isleifur Gunnarsson).

Courtesy of Werner Kober.

Iceland new signature 50-króna note confirmed


50 krónur (US$0.40), 29. MARZ 1961. Like Pick 49, but new signatures of Guðmundur Hjartarson and Davíð Ólafsson (this pair’s signatures are assigned #42 in SCWPM, but these new ones are different enough to warrant a new variety, in my opinion).

Courtesy of George Provencal and Werner Kober.

Iceland new signature 1,000-króna note confirmed


1,000 krónur (US$7.85), 22.MAI 2001 (22.05.2001). Like P60, but new signatures (David Oddson and Eirikur Gudnason).

Courtesy of George Provencal and Stefan.

Iceland new date (22.05.2001) 1,000-króna note confirmed


1,000 krónur (US$7.85), 22.MAI 2001 (22.05.2001). Like P56, but new date and new signatures (Eirikur Gudnason and Finnur Ingolfsson).

Courtesy of Werner Kober and Stefan.

Iceland new date (22.05.2001) 500-króna note confirmed


500 krónur (US$3.90), 22.MAI 2001 (22.05.2001). Like P55, but new date and new signatures (Birgir Isleifur Gunnarsson and Eirikur Gudnason).

Courtesy of Werner Kober and Stefan.

Iceland new signature 1,000-króna varieties confirmed


1,000 krónur (US$7.75), 22.MAÍ 2001. Like P60, but new signatures. Top scan is of note with single signature of Svein Harald Øygard. Bottom scan has two signatures: Birgir Isleifur Gunnarsson and Jón Sigurðsson.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.