Ghana new sig/date (04.08.2017) 10-cedi note (B147g) confirmed

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Like B147f, but new date (4th AUGUST 2017) and new signature. Prefix UG.

Courtesy of George Provencal.

Guadeloupe chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 27-page catalog covers notes issued by Banque de Prêt (Loan Bank) from 1848 to 1851, Guadeloupe et Dépendances, Trésor Colonial (Guadeloupe and Dependencies, Colonial Treasury) from 1854 to 1884, Banque de la Guadeloupe (Bank of Guadeloupe) from 1860 to 1945, and Caisse Centrale de la France d’Outre-Mer (Central Bank of Overseas France) from 1944 to 1960. Published 13.07.2018.

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  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
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Romania new coat of arms/date (2018) 50-leu note confirmed

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Like P120, but new date and new coat of arms.

Courtesy of Marius Rosca (Pecunia Auctions/www.ebancnote.ro).

India new sig/date (2018) 1-rupee note confirmed

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Like P117, but new date (2018) repositioned on back, and new signatures. Inset letter L.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

West African States new sig/date (2016) 5,000-franc note (B123Tp) confirmed

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Like B123To, but new date (2016) and new signatures.

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.



Poland new 20-złoty commemorative note (BNP822) reported for 31.08.2018 introduction

According to a press release dated 5 July 2018, the National Bank of Poland plans to introduce 50,000 new 20-złoty commemorative notes on 31 August 2018 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of independence.

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Courtesy of Jan Boguś.

Poland new sig/date 50-złoty note reported for 16.07.2018 introduction

According to a press release dated 5 July 2018, the National Bank of Poland plans to introduce a revised 50-złoty note on 16 July 2018. It appears this is merely a signature and date variety of B861, not a new type.

Courtesy of Jan Boguś.


Solomon Islands new 40-dollar commemorative polymer note (B226) reportedly introduced 05.07.2018

According to a Central Bank of the Solomon Islands press release dated 5 July 2018 as well as a De La Rue press release of the same date, on 7 July 2018, the Central Bank of Solomon Islands introduced a new legal tender 40-dollar polymer banknote and 2-dollar colored coin to commemorate the 40th anniversary of independence. 100,000 notes were printed by De La Rue, and the coins were minted by the Royal Australian Mint. The theme of the note is a celebration of independence with the phrase “A call to the nation to come together as one and move forward.”

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Solomon Islands $40 notes

Courtesy of Thomas Krause, Paul Nahmias, and Aidan Work.

Jordan new sig/date (2018) 5-dinar note (B230g) confirmed

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Like B230f, but new signatures and new date (2018 ٢٠١٨).

Courtesy of Dennis Zammit.

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Tunisia chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 39-page catalog covers notes issued by Dar-el-Mal in 1846, Banque de l’Algérie (Bank of Algeria) from 1904 to 1948, Banque de l’Algérie et de la Tunisie (Bank of Algeria and Tunisia) from 1949 to 1952, Régence de Tunis (Regency of Tunis) from 1918 to 1943, and Banque Centrale de Tunisie (Central Bank of Tunisia) from 1958 to present. Revised 02.07.2018.

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  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
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Hungary unveils new 500-forint note (B587.5) scheduled for introduction 01.02.2019

According to a press release dated 3 July 2018, the new 500-forint notes will enter circulation on 1 February 2019, although they were declared legal tender from 4 July 2018.

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Like B581, but new color scheme and improved security features.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Ilkka Malmi.




Malaysia names new central bank governor

On 6 June 2018, the Cabinet accepted Muhammad bin Ibrahim’s offer to step down as governor of Bank Negara Malaysia. Expect new signature varieties now that Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus has been named as the replacement according to a press release dated 22 June 2018.


Courtesy of Aidan Work and Liew Siang Ping.

Bolivia new 20-boliviano note reportedly unveiled

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Courtesy of Antje Bird.

Jamaica new date (01.06.2016) 1,000-dollar note (B241j) confirmed

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Like B241i, but new date (01.06.2016). Prefix DY.

Courtesy of Denis O'Reardon.

Congo Democratic Republic new 500-, 1,000-, and 5,000-franc notes reported for August 2018 introduction

According to a press release dated 30 June 2018, in an effort to combat counterfeiting, the Banque Centrale du Congo intends to introduce new 500-, 1,000-, and 5,000-franc notes in August 2018, with larger denominations to follow in 2019. Existing notes will continue to circulate in parallel.


Iran new signature 20,000-rial note (B286c) confirmed

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Like B286b, but new signatures. Prefix 37/33.

Courtesy of Jean-Michel Engels.



Jersey new signature 1-pound note (B127b) confirmed

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Like B127a, but new signature (Richard W. Bell). Prefix HE. Intro: 2018.

Courtesy of Sabine Leuenberger () and Dennis Zammit.

Jersey new signatue 50-pound note (B131b) confirmed

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Like B131a, but new signature (Richard W. Bell). Prefix AD. Intro: 2018.

Courtesy of Sabine Leuenberger () and Dennis Zammit.

Algeria chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 40-page catalog covers notes issued by Banque de l’Algérie (Bank of Algeria) from 1851 to 1961, Banque de l’Algérie et de la Tunisie (Bank of Algeria and Tunisia) from 1949 to 1960, Banque Centrale d'Algérie (Central Bank of Algeria) from 1964 to 1984, and Banque d'Algérie (Bank of Algeria) from 1992 to present. Revised 29.06.2018.

Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and background information, full-color images, and accurate valuations. The Banknote Book also features:
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  • Face value or date of demonetization if no longer legal tender
  • Specific identification of all vignette elements
  • Security features described in full
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  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Red stars highlight the many notes missing from the SCWPM
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
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  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
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Sudan new 50-pound note (B412) confirmed introduced 06.06.2018

According to a Reuters article dated 6 June 2018, the Central Bank of Sudan has begun replacing existing 50-pound notes (B411) with a new design to thwart counterfeiting of the nation's largest denomination.

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Courtesy of Aidan Work, Antje Bird, John Miskell, Igor Nosenko.