Kyrgyzstan new 2,000-som commemorative note (B233) confirmed introduced 17.11.2017

This note commemorates the 25th anniversary of the introduction of the national currency, the Kyrgyzstan som. The original design reflects the history of the formation of Kyrgyz statehood: from ancient times to the present day.

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Courtesy of Vladimir Buravlev, Arsentij Khonin, and Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

The Gambia reportedly to issue reprinted notes in February 2018

After a contested presidential election in 2016, long-time incumbent President Yahya Jammeh eventually stepped down on 21 January 2017, to be replaced by Adama Barrow as The Gambia's third president. According to an article in The Point dated 24 November 2017, the governor of the Central Bank of The Gambia, Bakery Jammeh, indicates that in February 2018 the bank will begin replacing notes featuring the portrait of former President Jammeh (B228 - B234) with reprints of the preceding issues, the so-called "Family" notes bearing images of typical Gambians. These notes will be used throughout 2018, giving the bank time to design and print an entirely new series of notes with the latest security features. Ironically, history seems to be repeating itself. Following the overthrow of President Jawara in a coup d’état led by then Lieutenant Jammeh on 22 July 1994, the bank replaced notes featuring Jawara's portrait (B201 - B212) with the original "Family" notes (B213 - B216) in 1996.

Israel new 20-new shekel note (B442) confirmed

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Courtesy of Yigal Arkin.

Armenia unveils new designs for notes to be introduced 22.11.2018

On 22 November 2017, the central bank unveiled the following designs for the third family of notes, to be introduced into circulation one year later, on the 25th anniversary of the dram, the national currency. These notes were designed by Edward Kurginyan, Vardan Vardanyan, and Suren Simonyan, but considerable changes are likely to be appear on the actual notes printed by Giesecke & Devrient, Germany. The new notes will continue to circulate in parallel with the existing notes. No new 100,000-dram note is planned.

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Armenia new 500-dram commemorative note (BNP301) reportedly introduced 22.11.2017

According to a press release dated 22 November 2017, Armenia will introduce a new 500-dram note commemorating Noah’s Ark, the vessel that supposedly saved Noah’s family and the all the world’s animals from a biblical flood before coming to rest atop Mount Ararat in modern day Armenia. 300,000 notes were packaged in brochures and sold for 1,700 dram each.



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BNP301 (PNL): 500 ԴՐԱՄ (dram) (US$1.05)
Yellow, gray, brown, and blue. Front: Armenian text; cabinet with Noah’s Ark relic in green-gold Kinegram; Etchmiadzin Cathedral building; back side of Mount Ararat; flying dove with olive branch in beak. Back: Armenian text; Mount Ararat; animals and birds flanking Noah’s family; flying eagle. Windowed security thread. Watermark: Noah’s Ark and electrotype 500. Printer: (Giesecke & Devrient). 140 x 76 mm. Hybrid.

Courtesy of Cleo Phas.

Kazakhstan new 500-tenge note (B148) reportedly introduced 22.11.2017

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Like B147, but revised front/back, reduced in size, and new date (2017). Prefix AA. Intro: 22.11.2017.
Russian press release.

Courtesy of Wonsik Kang, Arsentij Khonin, Ömer Yalçinkaya, and Albert Vokhmin.

Kazakhstan new no-signature 5,000-tenge note (B149) confirmed

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Like B139b, but no signature at upper left back. Prefix BЛ.

Courtesy of Denis Orlov and Arsentij Khonin.

Vanuatu new 500-vatu note (B210) confirmed introduced 27.10.2017

According to an article in the Vanuatu Daily Post, on 27 October 2017 the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu introduced a new 500-vatu polymer note (B210) that completes the new note family.

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Courtesy of Aidan Work and Harry Lin (林琳斌).

Syria chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 43-page catalog covers notes issued by the Banque de Syrie (Bank of Syria) from 1919 to 1920, the Banque de Syrie et du Grand-Liban (Bank of Syria and Greater Lebanon) from 1925 to 1939, the Banque de Syrie et du Liban (Bank of Syria and Lebanon) from 1939 to 1950, the Republique Syrienne (Syrian Republic) from 1942 to 1945, the Institut d’Emission de Syrie (Issuing Institute of Syria) from 1950 to 1955, and the Banque Centrale de Syrie (Central Bank of Syria) from 1957 to present. Revised 17 November 2017.

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Pakistan new date (2017) 20-rupee note confirmed

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Like B233m, but new date (2017). Prefix JM.

Courtesy of Muhammad Zeeshan Yameen.

China new prefix format 1-yuan note (B4109d) confirmed

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Like B4109c, but prefix format X###X.

Courtesy of 嘉瑞 and Mark Irwin.

Turkey new signature 200-lira note (B305c) confirmed

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Like B305b, but new signature 60. Prefix C009.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Romania new date (2017) 5-leu note confirmed

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Like P118, but new date (2017).

Courtesy of Krassy Dimitrov.

North Korea new 5,000-won commemorative note (B360) confirmed

This note is overprinted to commemorate the 100th birthday of Kim Jong Suk, the first wife of Kim Il-Sung.

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Overprinted on B357.

Courtesy of 小小草.

Pakistan new signature 10-rupee note (B231p) confirmed

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Like B231o, but new signature (Tariq Bajwa).

Courtesy of Muhammad Zeeshan Yameen.

Lebanon chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 45-page catalog covers notes issued by the Banque de Syrie et du Grand-Liban (Bank of Syria and Greater Lebanon) from 1925 to 1939, the Banque de Syrie et du Liban (Bank of Syria and Lebanon) from 1939 to 1964, the République Libanaise (Lebanese Republic) from 1942 to 1950, and the Banque du Liban (Bank of Lebanon) from 1964 to present. Revised 10 November 2017.

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Veneuela new 100,000-bolivar note confirmed introduced 03.11.2017

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Like 100-bolivar note dated 2007-2015, but new color, new denomination, new date (07.09.2017), and new signature.

Courtesy of Alex Zlotin, Dario Silva, Alex Klark, José Daniel Fernández, Antje Bird, and Francisco Bassano.

Mauritius new date (2016) 1,000-rupee note (B429c) confirmed

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Like B429b, but new date (2016). Prefix BP.

Courtesy of Michael Lang.

Trans-Dniester new 1- and 5-ruble commemorative notes (B221, B222) reportedly introduced 03.11.2017

On 3 November 2017, the Trans-Dniester Republican Bank introduced 1- and 5-ruble banknotes commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution. 2,983 pieces of each denomination were issued into circulation. 2,017 pieces of each denomination were sold as numismatic products.

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Courtesy of Albert Vokhmin, Dmitry Nevmyvako, and Vadim Tislenko.

Mexico new date (12.07.2016) 500-peso note confirmed

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Courtesy of Alberto Rios.