On Thu, 2 Aug 2001, Sander Pinkse wrote:
> At 02-08-2001, Ramiro Espinosa wrote:
> >Does anybody know why the Dutch National Bank is changing the great
> >Oxdenaar bank notes for the not-so-great Jaap Drupsteen designs?
> Oh, it's much worse. The Drupsteen designs have been used for years
> now, but they too will have to go. As of next year, we'll have to use
> euros. Not so bad in itself, but banknote design will be standardized
> across Europe as well. You can imagine what the resulting banknotes
> will look like.
Yes, that's what I was going to mention. As for the Drupsteen
designs, AFAIK, the Nederlandsche Bank had decided to introduce
new security features that were absent from the older Oxenaar
banknotes, so new designs had to be made, and Jaap Drupsteen won
the competition for them (though the Oxenaar 50 and 250 gulden
notes remained in circulation - both are masterpieces BTW).
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