Jamaica new date (01.06.2016) 500-dollar note (B240h) confirmed

B240h: Like B240g, but new date (01.06.2016). Prefix AY.

Courtesy of Gabriel Leichen.

Jamaica new date (01.06.2016) 100-dollar note (B250b) confirmed

B250b: Like B250a, but new date (01.06.2016). Prefix BBS.

Courtesy of Gabriel Leichen.

Philippines new date (2016) 500-peso note confirmed

Like P210, but new date (2016). Prefix A.

Courtesy of Jonathan See.

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

Like PNL, but new date (2016J). Prefix A.

Courtesy of Jonathan See.

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

Like P206, but new date (2016J). Prefix A.

Courtesy of Jonathan See.

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

Like P206, but new date (2016H). Prefix C.

Courtesy of Jonathan See.

Montenegro chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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The Montenegro chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$4.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

This 8-page catalog covers notes issued by the Kingdom of Montenegro from 1912 to 1914. Published 24 February 2017.

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Uzbekistan new 10,000-som note reported

According to press reports, the Central Bank of Uzbekistan plans to introduce a new 10,000-som note, although when remains a mystery. The back of the reported note features the statue of Amir Temur in Shahrisabz.

Currently the largest denomination is the 5,000-som note (B213) introduced in 2013, and worth only US$1.50.

Courtesy of Tom Chao.

Philippines new sig/date (2017) 50-peso note confirmed

Like P207, but new date (2017) and new signature. Prefix A.

Courtesy of Jonathan See.

Denmark new date (2015) 200-kroner note (B937e) confirmed

B937e: Like B937d, but new date (2015). Three signature varieties confirmed. Prefix A8.

Courtesy of Janus Juraschek.

Zimbabwe new 10- and 20-dollar bond notes reported

According to a News24 article dated 16 February 2017, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe is supposedly planning to introduce new 10- and 20-dollar "bond" notes. This same article incorrectly indicates that 1- and 2-dollar bond notes were introduced in November 2016. In reality, only the 2-dollar note was issued last year, and there is no 1-dollar bond note, though there is supposedly a 5-dollar bond note recently introduced but as of yet unconfirmed.

Mexico new 100-peso commemorative note confirmed introduced 05.02.2017

According to a press release, the Banco de México introduced a 100-peso note to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the enactment of the Mexican Constitution.

Courtesy of Alberto Rios and Ricardo Ramírez González.

Papua New Guinea new resized 5-kina note reportedly introduced 03.01.2017

According to a press release, on 3 January 2017 the Bank of Papua New Guinea reportedly introduced a new 5-kina note like B135, but smaller than 148 x 73 mm. Also, the bank intends to issue smaller 2-, 50-, and 100-kina notes in 2017 and 2018.

Courtesy of Alex Zlotin and Thomas Krause.

Paraguay upgrades security threads on 20,000-, 50,000-, and 100,000-guaraní notes

According to a press release dated 22 December 2016, the Banco Central del Paraguay introduced new 20,000-, 50,000-, and 100,000-guaraní notes on 23 December 2016. Each denomination is like the preceding issue, but the Motion threads have been replaced by 4-mm wide color-shifting windowed security threads.

Paraguay new thread 100,000-guaraní note (B864b) confirmed

B864b: Like B864a, but new 4-mm wide windowed security thread with demetalized 100MIL and star in circle. Prefix I. Intro: 23.12.2016.

Courtesy of Wally Myers.

Paraguay new sig/date (2015) 10,000-guaraní note (B858b) confirmed

B858b: Like B858a, but new date (2015), new signatures (Darío Rolando Arréllaga Yaluk and Carlos Gustavo Fernández Valdovinos), and without printer imprint. Prefix H.

Courtesy of Wally Myers.

Paraguay new sig/date (2016) 5,000-guaraní polymer note (B857b) confirmed

B857b: Like B857a, but new date (2016), new signatures (Darío Rolando Arréllaga Yaluk and Carlos Gustavo Fernández Valdovinos). Prefix H.

Courtesy of Wally Myers.

Australia unveils design for new 10-dollar polymer note (B231) due in September 2017

According to a press release dated 17 February 2017, the Reserve Bank of Australia has unveiled the design of the new 10-dollar polymer note scheduled for introduction in September 2017.

Nepal new sig/date (2016) 1,000-rupee note (B286b) confirmed

B286b: Like B286a, but new date (2016), new signature (Chiranjibi Nepal), and new printer (China Bank Note Printing & Minting Corporation, China).

Courtesy of Shankar Shrestha (www.nuphil.com).

England to continue using polymer with tallow in 5- and 10-pound banknotes

According to a press release dated 15 February 2017, the Bank of England acknowledged the concerns of some regarding trace amounts of animal-derived tallow in the production of the polymer substrate used in the 5-pound note introduced on 13 September 2016, as well as the 10-pound note scheduled for September 2017 introduction. However, the bank has decided not to withdraw the notes nor stop their introduction because to do so would incur substantial costs, but changes may be made for the new 20-pound note due for introduction in 2020.

Courtesy of Mark Irwin.