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Switzerland - 200 Francs 2018 Hybrid

Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft / Confédération suisse / Confederazione Svizzera / Confederaziun svizra / Swiss Confederation

Swiss National Bank

The is the fourth note of the ninth series of banknotes, first issued in 2016. As per all previous issues, this note is also issued with 3-signature varieties. Like those previously issued, this note is also printed on Hybrid materials.

The main signature is the President of the Bank Council and each note is counter signed by a member of the Bank's Governing Board.

Front - The fingers of the hand describe three axis coordinates, representing the spatial dimensions in which matter expands, Over the globe, the earth’s land masses during the late Cretaceous period are shown;
Back - The particle collision expresses the key motif of the note and highlights the international importance of Swiss scientific activities, and the depiction of a particle detector represents Switzerland as a research hub.

These notes were released on 22/08/2018

Two Hundred Francs (Jean Studer / Andréa Michaela Maechler)
Two Hundred Francs (Jean Studer / Fritz Zurbrugg)
Two Hundred Francs (Jean Studer / Thomas Jordan)

Scotland Bank of Scotland - £10 Dated 2016 Polymer Experiment/Test Note

Alba / Scotland - Bank of Scotland

This note dated 01.06.2016 was first issued on 10.10.2017 for general circulation. The note posted below has a special prefix of XX. I believe this note was printed for experience/testing purposes including ATM dispensing, washing, soiling etc. However I have no confirmation on this and therefore I could be wrong. Only the bank can tell us why.

Ten Pounds
Dated 2016, Prefix XX

Guernsey - £20 End of the First World War 100th Year Anniversary 1918-2018

Bailiwick of Guernsey

This is a Commemorative note released on 08/11/2018, commemorating 100 Years of the End of the First World War 1918 - 2018.

The first world war started on 28/07/1914, 31 days following the assassination of the crown prince of Austro-Hungarian Empire, Archduke Franz Ferdinand (b 18/12/1863) and his wife Sophie (b 01/03/1868) in Sarajevo by Gavrillo Princip during their official visit on 28/06/1914. War was declared against the Kingdom of Serbia (1882-1918) by the Austrian-Hungary empire after it received assurance from Germany's support. The war then went on for 4 years, 3 months and 2 weeks and ended at 11.00 am on 11/11/1918.

The design of this note is basically the same as those previously issued since 1996 but with additional text/features added to the design. Below are some of these features;

1) Commemorative text: The Great War 1914-1918; 100 Years Commemoration;
2) A police panic whistle with string is added to the design just under the commemorative text;
3) The security hologram has been replaced by an image of a silver poppy;
4) Leaf wreath surrounding the gold seal of Guernsey has been replaced by at least 29 poppies;
5) Special prefix TG/W (The Great War);
6) The signature title has been reverted back to States Treasurer. Previously it was Chief Accountant; 
7) On the reverse, the flowers on the lower left hand corner have been replaced by two large poppies;
8) The words, "St. Sampson's Church" is printed in black/dark brown instead of red. 

The note is signed by Bethan Haines, who has been signing on Guernsey banknotes since 2009. A total of 500,000 pieces printed for this special commemorative. This note posted here comes from the first bundle.

Watermark: Queen Elizabeth The Second
Imprinter: De La Rue

Twenty Pounds
Dated 2018

Hungary - 2017 Prints


Posted here are the two notes both printed with the year date of 2017.

1000 Forint - This is a new design but very similar with its predecessor. This note maintain the main features of the previous issue but with new design elements and security features added. For a start, the metallic security strip has been replaced by an embedded security thread. a new holographic foil strip is added to the far left of the note. One of the most noticeable changes is a bird printed with optically variable colour ink which can changed from purple to green when the banknote is tilted. On the back of the note, it has incorporated a hidden latent image of the central bank's initial and an iridescent ink stripe.

20000 Forint - This redesigned note was first issued in 2015.

One Thousand Forint
Dated 2017
Five Thousand Forint (missing)

Twenty Thousand Forint
Dated 2017