Following the 1 August 2009 death of former president Corazon “Cory” Aquino, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is considering adding her portrait to the 500-piso (US$10.50) note which has featured a portrait of her husband and former Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. since 20 August 1987. If approved, the newRead More…

On 19 July 2009, the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran introduced a new 5,000-rial (US$0.50) banknote with images of Omid, Iran’s first domestically-produced research and telecommunications satellite, which was launched into space on February 3. “In order to commemorate its achievements in space sciences the government hasRead More…

B538 (P74): 20 dinars (US$15) Purple and tan. Front: Arabic text; Depth Image hologram; map of GMMR project (Great Man-Made River). Back: Arabic text; map of Africa; Organization of African Unity leaders. Windowed security thread with demetalized 20 and Arabic characters. Watermark: Omar El Mukhtar, electrotype 20, and Cornerstones. Printer:Read More…

This 50-baht (US$1.45) specimen with commemorative overprint was issued on 1 November 2004 to commemorate the inauguration of the Note Printing Works. The banknote comes in a blue folder. This note exists only as a specimen; there is no regular issue with this overprint (shown below broken into two linesRead More…