Paraguay new 20,000-guaraní note confirmed

BCP B60 (PNL): 20,000 guaraníes (US$4.50)
Blue and green. Front: Circle symbol for blind; BCP registration device; round coat of arms with star; round emblem with lion and cap La Mujer Paraguaya (Paraguayan woman) holding vase. Back: Modern Banco Central del Paraguay headquarters building in Asunción. Motion windowed security thread with star in circle pattern. Watermark: La Mujer Paraguaya and electrotype 20 MIL. Printer: Joh. Enschedé. 157 x 67 mm.
a. 2013. Signature 21. Prefix E.

Like preceding issues, but with the denomination at upper left front in OVI, new date, and new printer imprint.

Courtesy of Wally Myers.

Thailand to issue commemorative 100-baht note 02.04.2015

According to a press release dated 31 March 2015, on 2 April the Bank of Thailand intends to introduce a 100-baht note to commemorate "Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s 5th Cycle Birthday Anniversary."

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Scotland's Clydesdale Bank new 5-pound polymer commemorative confirmed

According to a post on dated 23 March 2015, the Clydesdale Bank has begun issuing the first of two million 5-pound polymer banknotes to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Forth Bridge. The polymer note is physically smaller (125 x 65 mm) than the paper note (137 x 70 mm) of the same denomination.

Courtesy of Max Keller, Clea Phas, Claudio Marana, Aidan Work, and James Cadman.

Singapore new symbol (two stars) 1,000-dollar note confirmed

1,000 dollars, no date. Like MAS B7f, but with two stars below GOVERNMENT on back. Prefix 4AD.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Bin Hao.

India new date (2015) 100-rupee note confirmed with inset letter L

100 rupees, 2015. Like P105, but new date. Inset letter L.

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Courtesy of Mohamed Ibrahim.

Ghana new sig/date (01.07.2014) 50-cedi note confirmed

50 cedis, 1st JULY 2014. Like BOG B51a, but new date and new signature (Henry Kofi Wampah). Prefix XH.

Courtesy of Merjim Groen.

Nigeria new sig/date (2015) 50-naira note confirmed

50 naira, 2015. Like CBN B36, but new date and signatures (Godwin Emefiele and Olufemi Fabamwo).

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Colombia new sig/date (22.08.2012) 10,000-peso note confirmed

10,000 pesos, 22 DE AGOSTO DE 2012. Like P453, but new date and new signatures.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Switzerland new sig/date (2013) 10-franc note confirmed

10 francs, (20)13. Like P67, but new date and new signatures (Jean Studer and Jean-Pierre Danthine).

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Colombia new sig/date (23.08.2012) 20,000-peso note confirmed

20,000 pesos, 23 DE AGOSTO DE 2012. Like P454, but new date and new signatures.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Venezuela new sig/date (27.10.2013) 100-bolívare note confirmed

100 bolívares, 27 DE OCTUBRE DE 2013. Like P93, but new date and new signatures. Prefix Z.

Courtesy of José Daniel Fernández.

Argentina new 100-peso note unveiled

According to an article on dated 26 March 2015, Argentina's president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, unveiled a new 100-peso note to commemorate the mothers of those "disappeared" by the military in the Dirty War in 1976. It's unclear when the new note will enter circulation.

Courtesy of Cleo Phas.

Argentina new 50-peso note confirmed

The Banco Central de la República Argentina has issued a 50-peso note in tribute to the defense of national sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands (Falklands), South Georgia, and South Sandwich and the surrounding maritime spaces. If you know the name of the graveyard and/or warship depicted on the back of the note, please contact me.

PNL: 50 pesos (US$10)
Blue, green, pink, and yellow. Front: Lighthouse as registration device; sun gold-to-green SPARK patch with denomination; plants; bird; maps of Malvinas Islands and South America. Back: Antonio “El Gaucho” Rivero holding Argentine flag atop rearing horse; graveyard with crosses and flowers; modern warship; coat of arms; lighthouse. Holographic windowed security thread with demetalized BCRA $50 and Malvinas Islands. Watermark: Malvinas Islands and electrotype IM. Printer: S.E. CASA DE MONEDA. 155 x 65 mm.
a. No date. Signatures: Alejandro Vanoli and Dominguez. Suffix A. Intro: March 2015.

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Courtesy of David Murcek (The Monetary Unit).

Haiti new date (2014) 50-gourde note confirmed

50 gourdes, 2014. Like BRH B47, but new date (now printed in purple). Prefix S.

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Courtesy of David Murcek (The Monetary Unit).

United Arab Emirates new 50-dirham note reported

50 dirhams, 2014 and ١٤٣٤ (AH1434). Like CBA B33, but new date, new signatures, tactile horizontal bars at front left and right, plus the coat of arms in OVI.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Dennis Zammit.

Bank of Scotland new sig/date (01.08.2011) 100-pound note confirmed

100 pounds, 1st AUGUST 2011. Like P128, but new date and new signatures (António Horta-Osório and Philip Grant). Prefix AB.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Peter Mosselberger.

Northern Ireland's Ulster Bank new date (01.01.2014) 10-pound note confirmed

10 pounds, 1st JANUARY 2014. Like P341, but new date. Prefix K.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Cambodia new date (2014) 1,000-riel note confirmed

1,000 រៀល (riels), បោះពុម្ពឆ្នាំ ២០១៤ (Printed 2014) at lower right on back. Like NBC B21, but new date.

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Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Nin Cheun (Noteshobby).

South West Africa chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 10-page catalog covers notes issued by the Barclays Bank from 1931 to 1958, the Standard Bank of South Africa Limited from 1931 to 1959, and the Volkskas Beperk / Volkskas Limited (People’s Bank) from 1949 to 1959. Published 20 March 2015.

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  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
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Bank of Scotland new sig/date (19.01.2009) 5-pound note confirmed

5 pounds, 19th JANUARY 2009. Like P124, but new date and new signatures.

Courtesy of Alberto Fochi.