Currency fans, rejoice: the long-awaited 10,000 ISK bill has finally been revealed.
As reported, Central Bank chairman Már Guðmundsson revealed plans to put a 10,000 ISK bill in circulation last spring. The first pressing was reportedly due next month, Stefán Jóhann Stefánsson, a public relations official for the Central Bank, told reporters. He added that some “fine tuning” was still needed.
That fine tuning is apparently over, because Bank Notes News has unveiled the new money to the general public.
As can be seen, famed Icelandic poet Jónas Hallgrímsson graces the front of the bill, while plovers – birds associated with springtime in Iceland – adorn the reverse. As with previous bills, the 10,000 ISK bill was designed by Kristín Þorkelsdóttir.
This makes the first time since 1986 – when the 5,000 ISK bill was first pressed – that a new Icelandic bill was put into circulation. Whether or not most people will ever hold a 10,000 ISK bill themselves remains to be seen.