- March 06, 2020
A few days ago, the Reserve Bank of Australia (Reserve Bank of Australia) unveiled the visuals for its AUD100 banknote of the new series. On the obverse is a portrait of Dame Nellie Melba, an internationally renowned soprano. It is taken from a photograph of Melba, illustrating a biography first published in 1909 and written by Agnes G. Murphy, the artist’s private secretary.
In the background is a photograph of Dame Nellie Melba in Rosina costume in Rossini’s Barber of Seville. It was taken by Leopold Emile Reutlinger in 1896.
The musical score is a small...
- October 06, 2019
Notgeld, or ‘emergency money’, from the early Weimar Republic, is a powerful illustration of the turbulent years during and after the First World War...
- July 07, 2019
On 5 June 2019, President Halimah Yacob launched a $20 banknote to commemorate Singapore’s Bicentennial. The commemorative note depicts Singapore’s journey to nationhood and...