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Notable News (April 30-May 6, 2024)

Published May 6, 2024 | 1 min read

By Darcie Graybill

This week’s headlines include the 2024 Numismatic Literary Guild competition, a new Australian $10 bill, and a controversial Nepalese bank note.

The Numismatic Literary Guild has announced its annual awards competition for 2024. Eligible entries must have been published, released, or posted between May 1, 2023 and April 1, 2024. Entries are due no later than Monday, June 24.

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Australia has released a new $10 bank note with enhanced counterfeit technology. The note will feature a top-to-bottom clear window with rolling color that is difficult to replicate. It depicts two famous Australian writers, Dame Mary Gilmore and AB “Banjo” Paterson. The new notes will enter circulation in September.

Photo: Reserve Bank of Australia

On May 3, President Joe Biden awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 19 people of diverse backgrounds, including former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, former Vice President Al Gore, astronomer Jane Rigby, and actor Michelle Yeoh.

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Nepal has announced a new NPR 100 currency note that depicts territories claimed by India, reigniting a border dispute between the two nations. The redesigned note shows Lipulekh, Kalapani, and Limpiyadhura as being within Nepal’s borders.

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