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    Switzerland Becomes Two-Time Winner of IBNS Banknote of the Year Award

    After a close vote, the Swiss 10 franc was announced banknote of the year.

      Each year the International Bank Note Society (IBNS) holds its prestigious “Bank Note of the Year Award.” In 2017 alone, there were over 170 new banknotes issued and released worldwide. Out of these banknotes, almost a third were eligible to compe...

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    How Today's Currency Symbols Originated

    Today's currency symbols have more unique stories than you may have thought.

      From dollars to euros to pounds, every currency we use has a symbol unique to it. Ever wonder how these symbols came to be? We’ve got a few stories that explain the origins of these common symbols. The U.S. Dollar We can trace the dollar b...

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    Bank of England Introduces New Fiver

    Say hello to the cleaner, safer, and stronger five pound banknote.

      The Bank of England has finally released the new five pound banknote into circulation today. It is now printed on polymer, which is a thin flexible plastic. On the front of the bill you will still see the Queen. On the back it now f...

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    Currency Market Trend Analysis: July 5, 2016

    Here are the market highlights for some major foreign currencies.

    p{ text-align: justify; } GBP - Great British Pound After the United Kingdom officially decided to leave the EU on June 24, the pound hit its lowest point with a rate against the US dollar at 1.3641. Falling to a record low the country has not...

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    Weekend Wanderlust

    Top social media posts our fans love from June 23 - 30.

      Twitter: Bank of England Introduces New Fiver The countdown is on, in a couple of months a new five pound banknote will be introduced. In a recent press release, the Bank of England announced it’s scheduled to release it later this year on Sep...

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    How Will Brexit Affect the British Pound

    A new prediction from George Soros on the pound has many on edge.

      The United Kingdom faces a tough decision on Thursday to decide if they should leave or stay in the European Union. In the meantime, one of the world’s most famous currency speculator, George Soros gives his opinion on the situation. ...

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    11 Things You Should Absolutely Never Do In London

    Make sure you don’t do any of these things on your next trip to London.

      No matter what part of the world you're from, you've likely seen the iconic red telephone booths that adorn many of London's bustling streets, and heard the 'posh' accents that many of its locals possess. There's s...

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