The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), consisting of six Arab states — Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates — plans to issue a unified currency in 2010.
,, The Bank of Korea (BOK) announced that newly-designed 1,000- and 10,000-won notes with strengthened anti-forgery features will begin circulating on January 22, 2007. For more information, read this The Korea Times article and this one. The Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation has been delivering the new W1,000 notes
Treasury Secretary “Hank” Paulson visited the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) in Washington, DC on October 23, 2006, for the unveiling of the first paper currency with his signature. The signature, which he provided to the BEP on his first day in office this past July, uses his formal
, 20 rupees (US$0.30), ND (2006). Issued October 20, 2006. Like Pick 47, but text at center in different location and slightly reworded, plus signature 16 (Bijay Nath Bhattarai, Governor). Courtesy of Sagar Man Shrestha.
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 B580 (P194): 500 forint (withdrawn 01.11.2019) Orange and brown.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;
, 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 from
Officials at the National Bank of Kazakhstan admit that there’s a problem with the new series of notes issued on November 15. The word “bank” on some of the new notes is misspelled with an alternate Kazakh form of the letter K (above, top), not the Cyrillic version (above, bottom),
B120 (P121): 2,000 rupees (US$11) Light rose and brown. Front: English, Sinhala, and Tamil text; elephant procession; Sigiriya (Lion’s Rock) castle ruins in Matale District; Sesatha (ceremonial flag). Back (vertical): English, Sinhala, and Tamil text; Sigiriya fresco. Red-to-green 4-mm StarChrome windowed security thread with demetalized SRI LANKA RS 2000 and
Like B118d, but new signatures (Rajapaksa/Mendis) and new date (2005-11-19). Also, red-to-green 3-mm StarChrome windowed security thread with RS 500 and butterfly. Wmk: Lion holding whip with electrotype sword, and Cornerstones. Prefix H/112 – H/167. Intro: 17.10.2006.
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 Monastery