Czechoslovakia chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 38-page catalog covers notes issued by the Republika Československá (Czechoslovak Republic) from 1919 to 1962, the Národní Banka Československá (National Bank of Czechoslovakia) from 1926 to 1946, and the Státní Banka Československá (Czechoslovak State Bank) from 1950 to 1989. Published 28 April 2017.

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
  • 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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Samoa new signature 50-tala note (B120b) confirmed

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B120b: Like B120a, but new signatures. Prefix RE.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Samoa new signature 100-tala note (B119b) confirmed

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B119b: Like B119a, but new signatures. Prefix JD.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Maldives reportedly to introduce new 5-rufiyaa note in May 2017

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According to a teaser graphic on its web site, the Maldives Monetary Authority appears ready to introduce a new 5-rufiyaa polymer banknote in May 2017. This denomination was supposed to be replaced by a coin after the bank introduced its new note family on 26 January 2016, but apparently the bank has reversed its decision and will issue a new note instead.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

India new signature 10-rupee note (B286j) confirmed

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B286j: Like B286i, but new signature, novel serial number, and inset letter L. Previously assigned B286j dated 2017 has been renumbered as B286k.

Courtesy of Mohamed Ibrahim.

Nigeria new date (2017) 200-naira note (B227w) confirmed

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B227w: Like B227v, but new date (2017). Prefix D/76.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Somaliland new date (2015) 1,000-shilling note (B123d) confirmed

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B123d: Like B123c, but new date (2015). Prefix HG.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Somaliland new date (2015) 5,000-shilling note (B124c) confirmed

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B124c: Like B124b, but new date (2015). Prefix BT.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Vietnam new date (2016) 200,000-dong note (B347h) confirmed

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B347h: Like B347g, but new date (2016). Prefix KE.

Courtesy of Don Ludwig and Stane Štraus (www.polymernotes.org).

Vietnam new date (2017) 10,000-dong note (B343j) confirmed

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B343j: Like B343i, but new date (2017). Prefix NC.

Courtesy of Don Ludwig and Stane Štraus (www.polymernotes.org).

Pakistan new date (2016) 20-rupee note (B233m) confirmed

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B233m: Like B233l, but new date (2016). Prefix JC.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Uzbekistan new 10,000-som note (B214) confirmed

According to a press release dated 3 March 2017, on 10 March 2017 the Central Bank of Uzbekistan Republic introduced a new 10,000-som note (B214), double the value of the previous largest denomination in the country, yet still worth only US$2.95 at present exchange rates.

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Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online) and Vadim Tislenko.

Cayman Islands new sig/date (2014) 1-dollar note (B218b) confirmed

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B218b: Like B218a, but new date (2014) and new signatures. Prefix D/4.

Courtesy of Tomasz Jazwinski.

Fiji new 7-dollar commemorative note (B531) unveiled 20.04.2017

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 are introduced into circulation on 21 April 2017.

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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.

Papua New Guinea new 5-kina note (B155) confirmed

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B155: Like B135, but physically smaller (130 x 70 mm), new date (2016), and new signatures. Prefix AA - AF.

Courtesy of Stane Štraus (www.polymernotes.org) and Igor Tereshkov.

Romania new date (2017) 50-leu note confirmed

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Like P120, but new date (2017).

Courtesy of Mihai Cristian Vulpe and Marius Rosca.

Solomon Islands new signature 50-dollar note (B221b) confirmed

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B221b: Like B221a, but new signatures (Denton Hehenoro Rarawa and Fred Fakarii). Prefix A/5.

Courtesy of Alberto Fochi.

French Equatorial Africa chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 16-page catalog covers notes issued by the Gouvernement Général de l’Afrique Equatoriale Française (Government General of French Equatorial Africa) from 1917 to 1940, Afrique Française Libre (Free French Africa) in 1942, the Caisse Centrale de la France Libre (Central Bank of Free France) from 1943 to 1944, the Caisse Centrale de la France d’Outre-Mer (Central Bank of Overseas France) from 1944 to 1952, and the Institut d’Emission de’Afrique Equatoriale Française et du Cameroun (Issuing Institute of French Equatorial Africa and Cameroon) in 1957. Published 14 April 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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Bangladesh new sig/date (2016) 100-taka note (B352e) confirmed

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B352e: Like B352d, but new date (2016) and new signature (Fazle Kabir).

Courtesy of Dennis Zammit.

Ukraine central bank governor resigns

According to a press release dated 10 April 2017, Valeria Gontareva has tendered her resignation as governor of the National Bank of Ukraine, effective 10 May 2017.

Courtesy of Aidan Work.