Korean ten-won coins have recently found favour as decorative pendants - a development that has the Bank of Korea worried.
Euro banknotes already account for 50% of the total in circulation in both Malta and Cyprus, the two Mediterranean islands that adopted the single currency on Tuesday.
Gold sales by the 16 signatories to the Central Bank Gold Agreement between 27 September 2006 and 26 September 2007 amounted to 475.75 tonnes, 24.25 tonnes shy of the 500 limit, the Bank for International Settlements said on Wednesday.
The Venezuelan Central Bank will launch a nationwide campaign to familiarise consumers with its new notes and coins, which will come into circulation at the start of next year.
Nick Carver looks on the development of a viable alternative to paper banknotes
Slovenia has entered the final phase of preparations for the launch of the euro on New Year's Day, and is ready for the switchover, a central bank official said Thursday 14 December.
Just five weeks after phasing out the old coins, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand has now written to the country's retail banks warning them there will be a shortage of the new 20 cent pieces in the lead up to the busy Christmas period.
Prabir Biswas explains how the Reserve Bank of India has stepped up risk management in the provision and distribution of cash
The chairman of the Swiss National Bank discusses the central banks profits, monetary policy and independence as it approaches its 100th year
According to this article published on The New Zealand Herald's website on Wednesday 2 August, the amount of counterfeit currency discovered in the 12 euroland countries is now running at 600,000 notes a year - roughly the same as before the single…
Smaller, lighter 50, 20, and 10 cent coins were released Monday 31 July in New Zealand. The new coins retain the same "heads" and "tails" designs but the 10 cent coin is copper-coloured, the RBNZ said.
On 31 July the current 50, 20, and 10 cent coins will be replaced with smaller and lighter coins, and the 5 cent coin will begin to be phased out, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand said on Monday 10 July.
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand on Monday 3 July released a third edition of its popular Explaining Currency booklet. The booklet takes readers through the history of New Zealand's currency, describes the banknote and coin designs, and how banknotes and…