New signature on banknotes: 2019/20

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New signature on banknotes: 2019/20

Post by lmviterbo » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:17 am

Now that the next ECB president is being talked about ⁽¹⁾, I wonder when will the new Europa notes start being issued with this new signature.

Does anyone remember when notes with JCT and MD signatures showed up for the first time? Is it expectable to have new signatures already in the last months of 2019?

¹ There is now a good chance that Mario Draghi will be succeeded by Jens Weidmann in October 2019. Check for example the latest articles on the subject on Reuters or Handelsblatt.

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Re: New signature on banknotes: 2019/20

Post by Montgomery Burns » Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:58 pm

Draghi's tenure began on 1 November 2011. First sightings of his sig. in March of 2012 (in tenners and above denoms.):

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=36265&hilit=draghi

Draghi was interesting because the Europa fiver was already scheduled to be introduced when he took office. The decision was made not to include his signature in the remaining production of 2002 fivers. I think it's a pity, it would have been quite a rare note. :)

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Re: New signature on banknotes: 2019/20

Post by lmviterbo » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:54 pm

Montgomery Burns wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:58 pm
Draghi's tenure began on 1 November 2011. First sightings of his sig. in March of 2012 (in tenners and above denoms.):

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=36265&hilit=draghi
Thanks, excellent information. So I guess we should expect notes with the new signature to start circulation around March or April 2020.
Montgomery Burns wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:58 pm
Draghi was interesting because the Europa fiver was already scheduled to be introduced when he took office. The decision was made not to include his signature in the remaining production of 2002 fivers. I think it's a pity, it would have been quite a rare note. :)
On the other hand, the only Trichet Europa fiver that was put in circulation is the most rare of all the plate combinations.



Now here's a signature that might be on the Europa notes from 2020:
The attachment Jens Weidmann signature.png is no longer available

I know it looks like Jim Carmen but, believe me, it's Jens Weidmann.
Jens Weidmann signature.png
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source: "International Central Banking Courses 2018" — seminar brochure

Mind you that Mario Draghi's signature used to be a big "Mario" and a much smaller "draghi" (here, linked on the EBT Italian forum months before the signed notes appeared), before he decided to sign MDraghi on the euro banknotes. So, even if Jens Weidmann is confirmed as the new president, the signature on the notes might differ from this one.

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