- UNITED KINGDOM:
- New £5 and £10 polymer notes unveiled - 25 April 2016
"The Royal Bank of Scotland has today unveiled the designs for its new £5 and £10 polymer notes.
It also announced that the Scottish novelist and poet Nan Shepherd will feature on the £5 note when it comes into circulation later this year."
- New £50 note released with increased security features - 2 November 2011
"Today a new £50 note will enter circulation, featuring images of Matthew Boulton and James Watt, leading figures of the Industrial Revolution. But the biggest change comes in the form of new security measures introduced by the Bank of England to deter counterfeiters."
New £50 note: which old banknote do you miss most? - 11 photos
"The Bank of England has issued a new-style £50 note which features the renowned 18th century business partnership of entrepreneur Matthew Boulton and engineer James Watt. For the first time a range of enhanced security features have been incorporated into the design.
The new £50 - for the first time there are two portraits on the back."
Pour marquer l’événement, la Royal Mint a frappé des pièces de monnaie à l’effigie du couple.
Money.Money.Money - PowerPoint Presentation sent by Hortense de la Roche (Ac. Versailles)
of the pound sterling
of the pound sterling
- The pound
Sterling "(symbol: £; ISO code: GBP [Great Britain Pound]), "commonly known as the pound, is the official currency of the United Kingdom, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, the British Antarctic Territory, and Tristan da Cunha. It is subdivided into 100 pence (singular: penny, abbreviated: p). A number of nations that do not use sterling also have currencies called the pound. At various times, the pound sterling was commodity money or bank notes backed by silver or gold, but it is currently fiat money, backed only by the economy in the areas where it is accepted. The pound sterling is the world's oldest currency still in use and which has been in continuous use since its inception...."
- Banknotes of the pound sterling
Money - with pictures
"We've tried to list them all in the chart ..., with their conversions into today's post-1971 decimal system noted in italicized parentheses
and their old (pre-1971) equivalencies listed in non-italicized text."
- Federal Reserve note , $100 - description
- THE EURO:
- The euro (sign: €; code: EUR) "is the official currency of the eurozone, which consists of 19 of the 28 member states of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain. The currency is also officially used by the institutions of the European Union and four other European countries, as well as unilaterally by two others, and is consequently used daily by some 337 million Europeans as of 2015. Outside of Europe, a number of overseas territories of EU members also use the euro as their currency..."
Euro banknotes as of 2015
- Introducing the
- The Euro origin - The debate