Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

The Faroe Islands chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale and as a free download to subscribers.

This 14-page catalog covers notes issued by the Faerø Amt (Faroe County) in 1940 and the Føroyar (Faroes) from 1949 to present. Published 12 August 2016.

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Faroe Islands new note family confirmed

According to Danmarks Nationalbank, on 19 March 2012 an updated version of the Faroese banknote series with new security features was put in circulation. The notes are identical to the current issues, but with new Motion windowed security threads and perfect registration devices instead of holographic patches on the fronts, and mother-of-pearl threads and fluorescent colors added on the backs. Existing notes will circulate in parallel with the new notes.






Signators on all denominations are Dan M. Knudsen and Aksel V. Johannesen

Courtesy of Jan Skoalid (www.worldbanknotes.dk) and Jan Ove Larsen.