May 24, 2019
During World War Two, the Bank created the Foreign Exchange Control Board (FECB). One of its major tasks was to find as many US dollars as possible to pay for American imports.
May 15, 2019
Economic bubbles continued to pop up regularly throughout history, and still do today.
April 1, 2019
How on earth did an “S” with a line or two through it come to represent a dollar? Any ideas? No? That’s OK, you’re in good company.
March 8, 2019
The printing firms’ design teams went to work and came back with a surprising result: vertical notes.
February 19, 2019
The life expectancy of a two-dollar paper note was about a year. But coins can last for more than 10 years.
February 8, 2019
Successfully counterfeiting a bank note in the mid-19th century required an engraver with reasonably high talent and very low ethics.
January 30, 2019
Instead of bragging about our visitor statistics and the popularity our programming (both great!), we’ll talk about what’s coming up for early 2019.
January 24, 2019
As in any siege, Mafeking quickly began to run short of most things, not the least of which was cash.
November 2, 2018
We would like to present some of history’s great moustaches—as seen on bank notes.
October 31, 2018
Have you ever seen eyes in the bark of trees? Wolves in the clouds? How about spooky things in bank notes?