New Caledonia

New Caledonia, Tahiti, and Wallis and Futuna new notes to be issued in 2014

According to an article on Tahiti News dated 26 October 20112, the Institut d'Emission d'Outre-Mer will issue new notes denominated 500, 1000, 5000, 10000, and 20000 francs CFP in early 2014. The designs have not yet been revealed, but they will be smaller in size than the current notes, and the colors will be green for 500, yellow for 1000, blue for 5000, red for 10000, and purple for 20000 francs CFP.

New Caledonia, Tahiti, and Wallis and Futuna new notes to be issued

According to a press release dated 31 May 2012, the supervisory board of the Institut d'Emission d'Outre-Mer met in Paris, chaired by Mr. Didier Bruneel, representing the Governor of the Banque de France, and with Mr Nicolas de Seze, CEO. The Council made the three following decisions:
  • Renewal of the current family of notes denominated 500, 1000, 5000, and 10000 francs CFP.
  • Creating a new note of 20,000 francs CFP (US$210).
  • Fixing the release of the new notes towards the end of 2012 (subsequently set for 2014)

Courtesy of Jérôme Deschamps (www.banknoteslinks.com).

New Caledonia new banknote designs approved for 2013 intro

According to an article on CaledoSphere dated 24 April 2012, under the chairmanship of Harold Martin, the government of New Caledonia has validated final designs for 500-, 1,000-, 5,000-, and 10,000-franc banknotes, though for security reasons the images have not been made public. The final designs are based upon drawings by Sophie Eugene, winner of the competition held in New Caledonia in 2008, under the previous Martin government. If the Banque de France approves, the new notes will enter circulation in 2013.

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Courtesy of Jérome Deschamps.

New Caledonia new banknote designs approved

According to an article on Forex.fr, on 18 August 2010 the congress of New Caledonia approved, under the Noumea Accords, designs for new banknotes, a new currency, and a new anthem.

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