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Plastic banknotes being implemented in U.K.

London - After centuries of paper-based bank notes, the U.K. will gradually introduce plastic notes. This begins in September 2016 with the £5 note. The notes are designed to be cleaner and stronger.

ECB unveils new 10-euro notes featuring mythic Europa

Frankfurt - The European Central Bank unveiled its new 10-euro banknotes on Monday, sturdier and less susceptible to counterfeiting, that will come into circulation from late September.

'Dirty money' - how our banknotes are covered with pathogens

The phrase “dirty money” may have different meanings, but in terms of microbiology, a surprisingly high percentage of bank notes carry high numbers of pathogenic bacteria.

Nelson Mandela honored on South African banknotes

Since last Monday, South Africa has started circulating banknotes featuring former President and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela.

Brits Being Warned Of Fake Banknotes With Homer Simpson Instead Of Queen

£20 banknotes were meant as a novelty item and were being sold out of the trunk of a car in Gateshead on Tyneside when authorities came and confiscated hundreds of the fake money by the seller. Officers will be searching for more such sellers in the area

Hong Kong Prints Its First Plastic Money

By mid-2007, Hong Kong will introduce its new HK$10 bills. Said to be far more durable and longer lasting, the new banknotes will be made of polymer (plastic).

Cocaine on '100% of Irish euros'

A new study has found that all of the banknotes in Ireland carry traces of cocaine.

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Canadian polymer currency: The new polymer banknotes are highly secure  durable  and innovative.
Canadian polymer currency: The new polymer banknotes are highly secure, durable, and innovative.
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