Austria-Hungary chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

Austria-Hungary cover
The Austria-Hungary chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$9.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

This 14-page catalog covers notes issued by the Oesterreichisch-Ungarische Bank (Austro-Hungarian Bank) from 1880 to 1918. Published 19 May 2017.

Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and background information, full-color images, and accurate valuations. The Banknote Book also features:
  • Sharp color images of note’s front and back without overlap
  • Face value or date of demonetization if no longer legal tender
  • Specific identification of all vignette elements
  • Security features described in full
  • Printer imprint reproduced exactly as on note
  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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Denmark new date (2016) 50-krone note (B935f) confirmed

B935f: Like B935e, but new date (2016).

Courtesy of Frede Hansen.

Iraq new sig/date (2015) 10,000-dinar note (B354b) confirmed

B354b: Like B354a, but new date (٢٠١٥ - ١٤٣٦) and new signature. Prefix ن/١٤٦.

Courtesy of Wally Myers.

Iraq new sig/date (2015) 25,000-dinar note (B355b) confirmed

B355b: Like B355a, but new date (٢٠١٥ - ١٤٣٦) and new signature. Prefix ن/١٤٦.

Courtesy of Wally Myers.

West African States new sig/date (2015) 1,000-franc note (B121Bo) confirmed

B121Bo: Like B121Bn, but new date (2015) and new signature.

Courtesy of Wally Myers.

Trinidad and Tobago new signature 10-dollar note (B231b) confirmed

B231b: Like B231a, but new signatures. Prefix DP.

Courtesy of Richard Miranda.

Maldives unveils new 5-rufiyaa note (B223) to be introduced in July 2017

According to a press release, the Maldives Monetary Authority plans to introduce a new 5-rufiyaa polymer banknote in July 2017. This denomination was supposed to be replaced by a coin after the bank introduced its new note family on 26 January 2016, but the bank has reversed its decision and will issue a new note instead.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Igor Nosenko.

Nigeria new date (2017) 5-naira note (B234i) confirmed

B234i: Like B234h, but new date (2017). Prefix DQ.

Courtesy of Felix Ohmberger.

Switzerland unveils new 20-franc note (B356) to be introduced 17.05.2017

According to a press release dated 10 May 2017, the Swiss National Bank has unveiled the design of the new 20-franc note to be introduced on 17 May 2017. This is the second denomination in a new family to be released, following the 50-franc note which recently won the IBNS Bank Note of the Year 2016 award. Existing notes remain legal tender.


"The 20-franc note focuses on Switzerland’s creativity – expressed by light, the note’s key motif. Core design elements in the new series are the hand and the globe, which appear on every denomination." The new note remains red, but is reduced in size for easier handling.

The next denomination due for release is the 10-franc note slated for 18 October 2017. The remaining notes in the series will be issued subsequently at half-yearly or yearly intervals.

Courtesy of Christof Zellweger, Thomas Krause, Igor Nosenko, and Claudio Marana.

South Sudan new sig/date (2016) 10-pound note (B110b) confirmed

B110b: Like B110a, but new date (2016) and new signatures. Prefix AS.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Sri Lanka new sig/date (04.07.2016) 50-rupee note (B124c) confirmed

B124c: Like B124b, but new date (2016-07-04) and new signatures (Ravi Karunanayake and Indrajit Coomaraswamy). Prefix V/167.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Sri Lanka new sig/date (04.07.2016) 500-rupee note (B126c) confirmed

B126c: Like B126b, but new date (2016-07-04) and new signatures (Ravi Karunanayake and Indrajit Coomaraswamy). Prefix T/132.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Uganda new sig/date (2017) 1,000-shilling note (B154e) reported

According to a press release dated 17 February 2017, the Bank of Uganda has introduced a 1,000-shilling note like B154d, but with new date (2017) and new signatures. Prefix CK.


Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Fiji new 7-dollar commemorative note (B531) confirmed

According to a press release dated 18 April 2017, the Reserve Bank of Fiji has unveiled a new 7-dollar note and 50-cent coin commemorating Fiji Rugby 7s gold medal win at the 2016 Summer Olympics (XXXI) held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 5 August to 21 August 2016.

Despite the odd denomination, the note is legal tender. Two million notes were printed by Oberthur Fiduciaire and one million coins were struck by the Royal Canadian Mint. The notes and coins were introduced into circulation on 21 April 2017.

B531 (PNL): 7 dollars (US$3.40)
Blue. Front (vertical): English text; Fijian flag; Olympic coach Ben Ryan sitting on Sigatoka Sand Dunes; Olympic captain Osea Kolinisau running with ball; gold medal and RBF logo in OVI; coat of arms. Back: English text; Fiji Rugby 7s Gold Olympians with Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama and team officials; domodomo; bank logo. 2-mm wide STARsheen windowed security thread with demetalized FIJI 7s GOLD OLYMPIANS. Watermark: Savenaca Rawaca running with ball. Printer: (Oberthur Fiduciaire). 140 x 67 mm.
a. No date. Sig. 4. Prefix AU. Intro: 21.04.2017.

Courtesy of Kai Hwong, Aidan Work, and Aditya Kulkarni.

Sierra Leone new date (04.08.2013) 10,000-leone note (B128b) confirmed

B128b: Like B128a, but new date (4th AUGUST 2013). Prefix EA.

Courtesy of Vygandas Kadzys.

Moldova new date (2015) 500-leu note (B123) confirmed


Courtesy of Volodymyr Nakonechnyy ().

Turkey new signature 5-lira note (B306b) confirmed

B306b: Like B306a, but new signatures (Murat Çetinkaya and Erkan Kilimci). Prefix C054.

Courtesy of Paul Nahmias.

Turkey new signature 10-lira note (B301c) confirmed

B301c: Like B301b, but new signatures (Murat Çetinkaya and Murat Uysal). Prefix C121.

Courtesy of Paul Nahmias.

Madagascar new signature 2,000-ariary note (B327c) confirmed

B327c: Like B327b, but new signature. Prefix/suffix C/C.

Courtesy of Richard Miranda.

Honduras new sig/date (12.06.2014) 1-lempira note confirmed

Like P96, but new date (12 DE JUNIO DE 2014) and new signatures. Prefix FA.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.