Polymer Bank Notes of the World Stane Straus, Donald Ludwig, Marian Meyer, and Tigerson, 144 pages, soft cover, 297 x 212 mm, color illustrations, English, ISBN 9789619365908, €20 (plus shipping), kin2.orders@gmail.com Reviewed by Owen W. Linzmayer Polymer Bank Notes of the World is the definitive guide to one of theRead More…

, According to a BBC article dated 15 June 2014, the Royal Bank of Scotland has unveiled the design of a new 5-pound note commemorating the Ryder Cup. The notes will be available to ticket-holders of the golf tournament which takes place at Gleneagles in Perthshire from 23 – 28Read More…

According to a press release dated 1 May 2014, Fortress Paper announced that its Landqart mill’s Durasafe banknote paper (an innovative new composite paper-polymer-paper banknote substrate) has been confirmed as the substrate of the ninth series of the Swiss franc by the Swiss National Bank. Production problems have caused theRead More…

Like B545a, but new signature (Gillmore Hoefdraad), new date (1 APRIL 2012, vertical in blue), new printer imprint (Giesecke & Devrient), and new substrate (Hybrid). Like B549a, but new signature (Gillmore Hoefdraad), new date (1 APRIL 2012, vertical in blue), and new printer imprint (Giesecke & Devrient). Courtesy of HartmutRead More…

According to a Giesecke & Devrient press release, the Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan switched the printer and substrate for its 1- and 10-ngultrum notes dated 2013. These notes (B216b and B218b, respectively) are now printed by Giesecke & Devrient, not De La Rue, and are printed on a compositeRead More…