Venezuela plans to introduce 6 new notes starting 15.12.2016

According to a Spanish-language press release dated 7 December 2016, Banco Central de Venezuela intends to introduce six new banknotes (500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10000, and 20000 bolivars) and three coins (10, 50, and 100 bolivars). The denominations will be introduced in a staggered progression, starting with the 500-bolivar note on 15 December 2016, followed by the 5,000-bolivar note.


Courtesy of Cleo Has.

Colombia new 10,000-peso note reported for 07.12.2016 introduction

According to a press release, Colombia's Banco de la Repüblica plans to introduce a new 10,000-peso note on 7 December 2016, thereby completing the new family of notes.


Philippines new date (2016F) 100-peso note confirmed

Like P208, but new date (2016F). Prefix CY.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Kyrgyzstan modified 200-, 500-, and 1,000-som notes (B230-B232) reported for 01.01.2017 introduction

According to a Russian language press release dated 6 December 2016, the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic plans to introduce three new banknotes on 1 January 2017. These notes are like the preceding issues, but with revised portraits at left front, round ornament at center front that reveals hidden image of COM when viewed with backlighting (TDLR’s Mask security feature), and the year 2016 at lower right back.

According to an article on, the bank has awarded the contract to print modified notes of 20, 50, 100, and 5,000 som to Oberthur Technologies, a French company. No word yet on when these denominations will be issued.


Courtesy of Vladimir Buravlev and Cleo Has.

Seychelles new banknote family (B419-B422) introduced 05.12.2016

According to a press release dated 3 November 2016, in December 2016 the Central Bank of Seychelles will launch a new family of banknotes and coins to commemorate 40 years of Seychelles’ independence, with the theme “Seychelles’ Unique Biodiversity – the backbone of our economy.”





Courtesy of Alex Zlotin and Igor Tereshkov.

Venezuela announces six new banknotes to be introduced starting 15.12.2016

According to a Spanish-language press release, the Central Bank of Venezuela intends to gradually introduce six new banknotes and three coins beginning with a 500-bolívar note on 15 December 2016.

The circulation of the new notes of Bs. 500, Bs. 1,000, Bs. 2,000, Bs. 5,000, Bs. 10,000 and Bs. 20,000 is a decision of the monetary authority, in coordination with the National Executive, to optimize the Current monetary cone. The BCV conducted technical studies, which also employ other central banks, to determine the optimal set of denominations required by the national economy. The coins that will also begin to circulate during the indicated period are those of Bs. 10, Bs. 50 and Bs. 100.

The expansion of the monetary system will make the payment system more efficient, facilitate trade and minimize the costs of production, replenishment and transfer of monetary species, which will result in benefits for banking, trade and the general population.

The six new banknotes complement the current family and will coexist with those that are in circulation. They will be distributed progressively by the BCV, at its headquarters in Caracas and Maracaibo, and through the banking system throughout the country.

Courtesy of Dario Silva.

Dutch printer Joh. Enschedé to quit banknote production

According to reports, Dutch security printer Joh. Enschedé plans to quit banknote production due to overcapacity in the sector, and will instead focus on printing stamps and visa documents.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Philippines new date (2016G) 20-peso note confirmed

Like P206, but new date (2016G). Prefix M.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

India new 1,000-rupee note reported

Here is an image reportedly of the new Indian 1,000-rupee note. Some speculate that this is a modified image of the new 2,000-rupee note based upon the number of tactile lines at left and right front. Time will tell.

Courtesy of Shibu Paul.

Nicaragua new 1,000-córdoba commemorative note (B512) confirmed introduced 01.12.2016

According to a press release, a new 1,000-córdoba note was issued to ease high-value transactions. A commemorative design was introduced 1 December 2016 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of poet Rubén Darío, and a regular issue will be introduced 2 January 2017.


Courtesy of Cleo Has and Francisco Orozco.

Norway new date (2015) 50-krone note confirmed

Like P46, but new date (2015).

Courtesy of Janus Juraschek.

Venezuela new 500- and 5,000-bolívar note reported for January 2017 intro

According to an article on Bloomberg/Quint dated 1 December 2016, Venezuela will introduce new 500- and 5,000-bolívar notes mid-January 2017, with additional denominations of 1,000, 2,000, 10,000 and 20,000 bolívars to enter circulation in the first half of 2017. The exact timing of the introduction and the makeup of the denomination structure has been the subject of conflicting rumors as of late, but it's clear that Venezuela must do something to address the collapsing value of the currency.

Courtesy of Rok Jarc.

Norway new sig/date (2014) 100-krone note confirmed

Like P49, but new signatures (Øystein Olsen and Trond Eklund) and new date (2014).

Courtesy of Elazar Schachar ().

Sierra Leone new date (04.08.2013) 5,000-leone note (B127b) confirmed

B127b: Like B127a, but new date (4th AUGUST 2013). Prefix GC.

Courtesy of Jan De Roeck.

Sierra Leone new date (04.08.2013) 1,000-leone note (B125b) confirmed

B125b: Like B125a, but new date (4th AUGUST 2013). Prefix DY.

Courtesy of Jan De Roeck.

Colombia new 2,000-peso note confirmed

2,000 pesos
Blue. Front: Denomination in dark blue-to-light blue OVI; BRC as registration device; bird (from Pérez’s paiting “Las Monjas y El Cardenal”) as registration device; lechoso (Perebea xanthochyma) tree leaves and fruit in cooper-to-green OVI; 13 de junio; artist Débora Arango Pérez standing; La bailarina Guillermina; Débora Arango Pérez close-up. Back: Caño Cristales, the beautiful river of five colors, located in the Sierra de la Macarena; various birds in flight; text of an interview of Débora Arango Pérez from the book Débora en plural. Liberty head bank seal. Fuschia-to-green windowed security thread with demetalized BRC and birds. Watermark: Débora Arango Pérez and electrotype 2. Printer: IMPRENTA DE BILLETES — BANCO DE LA REPUBLICA. 128 x 66 mm.
a. 19 DE AGOSTO DE 2015. Signature Escobar/Buitrago. Prefix AA. Intro: 29.11.2016.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Norway new date (2015) 500-krone note confirmed

Like P51, but new date (2015).

Courtesy of Marius Rosca (IBNS 11437).

Kazakhstan new 1,000-tenge note (B146) confirmed

B146: Like B143, but without signature, and other minor modifications to the appearance of the bank’s name on front/back.

Courtesy of Ömer Yalçinkaya (eBay store).

Zimbabwe new 2- and 5-dollar bond notes introduced 28.11.2016

BBC News has a great video here showing the new bond notes in use by the public in Zimbabwe.

According to a press release dated 26 November 2016:

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe is pleased to advise the nation of the introduction of bond notes with effect from Monday, 28 November 2016. The bond notes will be released into the market through normal banking channels in small denominations of $2 and $5 to fund export incentives of up to 5% which will be paid to exporters of goods and services and diaspora remittances. The initial release of bond notes shall be in an amount of $10 million in denominations of $2 and $2 million in $1 bond coins. The features of the bond notes will be released simultaneously with the bond notes.
The use of bond notes within the multi-currency exchange system which are anchored to the US$200 million facility will operate along the same lines as bond coins. They are pegged 1:1 to the US dollar. The banking public is advised that no new accounts will be opened as the bond notes would be deposited into existing US dollar accounts.
In line with the Bank’s thrust to promote a less cash society through the use of plastic money, withdrawal limits of bond notes have been set at a maximum of $50 per day and a maximum of $150 per week. This measure is in tandem with the objective of the Bank to release bond notes into the market on a measured basis which is critical to mitigate against abuse of bond notes.
The Reserve Bank has engaged and agreed with the Retailers Association of Zimbabwe, fuel companies, representatives of the various business associations and the Consumer Council of Zimbabwe on the use and acceptability of bond notes as a medium of exchange in the country.
The Reserve Bank would like to request the public to report any form of malpractice and abuse of bond notes including but not limited to hoarding, defacing, disfiguring or unlawful use of notes and manipulation by person or banks or currency dealers or traders in connection with the use of bond notes.
Such malpractices should be reported to the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe on toll free numbers Telone – 08006009 and Econet – 08086770.
Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe 26 November 2016


Courtesy of Sherwin Wang.

Colombia new date (01.08.2014) 2,000-peso note confirmed

Like P457, but new date (1o DE AGOSTO DE 2014). Intro: 22.08.2016.

Courtesy of Andres Collazos.