Northern Ireland’s Ulster Bank today announced that it will release a limited edition £5 (US$8) note featuring legendary football (soccer) star George Best. The bank plans to issue one million commemorative notes in November to coincide with the first anniversary of the death of the celebrated Northern Irishman and ManchesterRead More…

This note commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian revolution and war of independence. B580 (P194): 500 forint (withdrawn 01.11.2019) Orange and brown. Front: Hungarian text; bank monogram in OVI; crowned coat of arms; Prince Francis II Rákóczi from a painting by Ádám Mányoki. Back: Hungarian text; flag with hole;Read More…

, 100 dinar, 2006. Issued October 20, 2006. Like Pick 41, but with new coat of arms and signature (Radovan Jelasic, guverner) on back. Blue, green, and ochre-yellow. Scientist Nikola Tesla, magnetic induction calculation formula, electrical discharge, and Tesla’s electric induction device. Tesla (from the photograph of Nikola Tesla fromRead More…

BNP812 (P178): 50 złotych (US$12) Blue, brown, and green. Front: Polish text; coat of arms with crowned eagle; world map; John Paul II holding crucifix-topped staff; Peter’s keys. Back: Polish text; Peter’s keys; inauguration of John Paul II with cardinal Stefan Wyszynski; quotation from Letter to Poles; Jasna Góra MonasteryRead More…

5 lats, 2006. Issued 12 October 2006. Like B230a, but new date, new signature (Rimsevics, Governor), and new security features, including two relief inscriptions of the nominal value imprinted above the oak-leaf registration device, parallelagram of “LATVIJAS BANKA” microprinting beneath large “5” in OVI at left. Starting serial number suffixRead More…

B853 (P124): 500 гривень (hryven) (US$19) Beige, brown, green, blue, and pink. Front: Ukrainian text; violin; philosopher, poet, writer, pedagogue, and musician Hryhorii Skovoroda; coat of arms; fountain; denomination as registration device. Back: Ukrainian text; equilateral triangle with eye at center; Mohyla Academy building in Kiev; academy seal. Solid securityRead More…

B848 (P119A): 10 гривень (hryven) (US$0.40) Pink. Front: Ukrainian text; coat of arms; Cossack Hetman Ivan Mazepa. Back: Ukrainian text; bank logo; Cathedral of the Assumption in Kiev; quill in inkwell, books, kobza, candle, and tambourine. Solid security thread with demetalized 10 ГРН and trident. Watermark: Ivan Mazepa and electrotypeRead More…

, 20 dinar, 2006. Issued July 18, 2006. Green, ochre-yellow, and black. Signature: Radovan Jelasic, guverner. Petar II Petrovi Njego, with a line sketch of the Cetinje monastery at right. Figure of Petar II Petrovi Njego, detail from the decorative miniature featured on the first Slavic Octoechos, printed in CetinjeRead More…