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August 2011 Postings

August 26, 2011 - Brunei BR1 (P22). Since the released of the BR1 in 1996, only two reprints have been issued, in 2007 and 2008. It appears that a large quantity of these were initially printed in 1996. Given the recent release of the new BR1 note "D" Series (together with the BR5 and BR10), I believe this 2008 could be the last print of this "C" series.

August 23, 2011 - Nothing special here. I have added the Singapore $5 polymer note to the post. This S$5 note was issued recently and it has a tiny little dot on the back, just under the words - Garden City. Five denominations have been released with a single dot on the back of the note. These are the $2, $5 and $10, all polymer, and the other two are the $50 and $100, both paper notes.

August 19, 2011 - Cayman Islands 1996 prints. Here I have posted 3 notes with denominations of $1, $25 and $100. This series was printed with prefix of B over 1. Missing are the $5 and $10 notes. The $50 note was not printed for this series.

August 15, 2011 - Hungary 500 and 2000 Forint. Both notes are dated 2008. The Forint currency was first introduced on 1.8.1946. Hungary became a member of the European Union in 2004 but still issuing it's own currency. I am sure won't be long, it will too be converted from Forint into Euro. The expected date of conversion, the earliest, is in 2020. 

August 10, 2011 - Gibraltar 100 Pounds. This is a Hybrid note and is dated 1.1.2011. This note was released for circulation on 11.5.2011. This is the highest denomination banknote currently in circulation in the tiny British colony of Gibraltar. In 2010, Gibraltar issued a new series of banknotes with denomination of 10 and 50 pounds. In May, it released the rest of the series with the 5, 20 and 100 Pounds. All notes issued with letter prefix of A/AA.

August 6, 2011 - Once again the Australia (20)10 prints are out. For 2010, only three denominations are printed, $20, $50 and $100. All notes are signed by the Governor Glen Stevens and Dr Ken Henry, the Secretary to the Treasury. It should be noted that Dr Ken Henry resigned from the Treasury in February 2011 and has been replaced by Martin Parkinson. Needless to say, we expect his new signature to be on the notes printed for 2011, if any, are scheduled to be released next year.

August 3, 2011 - Guinea 2006 to 2008. Four notes of 500, 1000, 5000 and 10000 Francs. All notes uncirculated. A very colourful set.


August 1, 2011 - Singapore $50 (P5b) and $100 (6a). I received these two notes few days ago from Singapore, and I thought I posted them here and share it with my viewers. There is a story to tell on these two notes. These notes came from a customer of a bank, who just wanted to exchange them to current currency. Total amount exchanged was about S$1,000 and I managed to get hold of $250 worth of notes ($50 x 1 and $100 x 2) via a close source at face value. The condition of these two notes are still very good. Both notes have a very light and soft fold in the center but no graffiti. Such fold for circulated notes is expected given that these are fairly large size notes. These notes are very beautiful designed and full credit to the designer(s). I understand that they are still plenty of these Orchard notes available in Singapore but it's fun getting them this way. Thank you for reading this story. I hope you have similar good stories to tell too. By the way, I have yet to pay for these notes. IOU is just fine!

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