New Money: Central Bank announces new RMB100 bills coming in November

By Andrew Chin, August 10, 2015

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To make it harder on the counterfeiters and easier for machines to read, the People’s Bank of China have announced that they’re issuing new RMB100 bank notes starting from November 12. It’s the first time the bill has been changed in a decade and the fifth set of bank introduced since 1999.

There’s a couple small changes in the design but the big differences comes with enhanced security features. However, the old versions of the bill will remain in circulation following the new bills release. Spot the difference in this photo, courtesy of China Daily.

New bills

For more, That's features on money, check out our feature on 5 Chinese women who'd look damn fierce on the RMB100 note and our Explainer on why Shanghai uses coins but Beijing is strictly all about their bills.

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