Syria new 500-pound note confirmed

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According to an article on Syrian Radio & TV dated 16 July 2014 and an article on SanaSyria dated 20 July 2014, Adib Mayala, governor of the Central Bank of Syria, has announced that a new 500-pound note has been issued on 20 July 2014, and will be dispersed early in August, and a 1,000-pound note will be issued in two months (August - September).

Existing notes of that denomination will circulate in parallel before being gradually withdrawn.

The new note is expected to join the family of 50-, 100-, and 200-pound notes (CBS B27-B29, respectively) dated 2009, introduced 27.07.2010, and printed by Oesterreichische Banknoten- und Sicherheitsdruck, a subsidiary of Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Austria’s central bank.

Mayala said the new note will have different colors, depiction, and figures, and will be made of better-quality materials “in a way to reflect the cultural and historical image of Syria and protect the banknotes from getting worn out."

Courtesy of Cleo Phas and Takis Kouvatseas.

Indonesia new 100,000-rupiah note reported

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According to an article in The Jakarta Post dated 19 August 2014, Bank Indonesia officially released a new 100,000-rupiah note on 17 August. The new note is like the current note of the same denomination (Pick P153), but with BANK INDONESIA at lower left front replaced with NEGARA KESATUAN REPUBLIK INDONESIA (The Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia) and is the first note to bear the signature of a finance minister (Menteri Keuangan). Previously, only top bank officials had their signatures printed on the notes.

Governor Agus Martowardojo also said that Bank Indonesia is moving forward with plans to redenominate the rupiah by slashing three zeroes from the currency.

Azerbaijan new 250- and 500-manat notes due "in near future"

According to an article in Azernews dated 19 August 2014, First Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBA) Alim Guliyev told journalists that the government is planning to put new 250- and 500-manat banknotes into circulation in the near future, "to improve the effectiveness of banknote circulation and to reduce state expenditures." Currently the largest denomination is the 100-manat note (AMB B19) issued in 2005. Bear in mind that Azerbaijan has been discussing the issuance of larger denominations for several years. Time will tell if these plans ever come to fruition.

Mexico new sig/date (10.06.2013) 20-peso note confirmed

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20 pesos, 10 JUN. 2013. Like P122, but new date and new signatures. Serie X.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Pakistan new sig/date (2014) 10-rupee note confirmed

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10 rupees, 2014. Like SBP B31, but new date and new signature.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Trinidad and Tobago new sig/date (2006) 20-dollar note confirmed

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20 dollars, 2006. Like CBTT B24, but with raised horizontal bars at upper left and right front to assist the visually impaired distinguish between denominations.

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Courtesy of David Murcek (http://www.themonetaryunit.com).

Mexico new sig/date (10.01.2012) 20-peso note confirmed

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20 pesos, 10 ENE. 2012. Like P122, but new date, new signatures, and serie R.

Courtesy of Alberto Rios.

North Korea new 5,000-won note reported

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According to an article in The Hindu Business Line dated 11 August 2014, the portrait of Kim Il Sung, the founder of North Korea, has been removed from the new 5,000-won note in favor of the birthplace of Kim Il Sung in Mangyongdae, with the back depicting the International Friendship Exhibition building in Myohyang-san.

Courtesy of Danny Verheij, Mark Irwin, and Alex Klark.

Poland new 20-zlotych polymer commemorative confirmed

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Polish Legions, the National Bank of Poland issued a new 20-złoty polymer note on 5 August 2014. Up to 50,000 notes will be packaged in a folder and sold for a premium. This note was designed by Andrzej Heidrich, based upon the unissued 5-million-zloty note dated 1995 (see NBP BNP11).

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NBP BNP17 (PNL): 20 złotych (US$6.55)
Green, brown, yellow, and blue. Front: Belvedere Palace hologram; coat of arms with crowned eagle; Commander Józef Klemens Piłsudski wearing military uniform. Back: Eagle badge of the Polish Legions; Grand Cross (with Star) of the Order of Virtuti Militari; badge of the First Brigade of the Polish Legions; Belvedere Palace hologram. No security thread. Watermark: None. Printer: (PWPW). 147 x 67 mm. Polymer.
a. 16 STYCZNIA 2014. Signature 17. Prefix LP. Intro: 05.08.2014.

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Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (www.banknoten.de).

Kazakhstan new sig 5,000-tenge note confirmed

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5,000 tenge, 2011. Like NBK B39, but new signature (Kairat Kelimbetov).

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Courtesy of Arsentij Khonin.

Indonesia new sig/date (2014) 10,000-rupiah note confirmed

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10,000 rupiah, 2014. Like P150, but new date and new signatures (Agus D.W. Martowardojo and unknown).

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Belarus new 100,000-ruble variety confirmed

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100,000 rubles, 2000. Like NBRB B33a (top), but with Orthodox crosses atop towers on back replaced (B33b, bottom).

Courtesy of Albert Vokhmin.

Ethiopia new date (2013) 5-birr note confirmed

5 birr, 2013. Like NBE B31, but new date.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Iraq new 10,000-dinar note reported


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According to a press release dated 7 August 2014, the Central Bank of Iraq has introduced a new 10,000-dinar banknote.

Courtesy of Daisy.

Zambia new commemorative note planned for October 2014

According to an article on LusakaTimes dated 8 August 2014, the Bank of Zambia will honor all heads of state—President Sata, Dr Kenneth Kaunda, late Dr Frederick Chiluba, late Dr Levy Mwanawasa, and Mr Rupiah Banda—by incorporating their portraits on a commemorative banknote to be issued in October this year, as part of the golden jubilee celebrations to be held on 24 October 2014.

The bank also launched a book titled, “50 years of Central Banking,” with Dr Gondwe urging interested parties to take keen interest and obtain the book or purchase the coin from BoZ offices in Ndola and Lusaka.

India new sig/date (2014) 50- and 100-rupee notes confirmed

50 rupees, 2014. Like P104, but new signature (Raghuram G. Rajan) and new date. No inset letter.

100 rupees, 2014. Like P105, but new signature (Raghuram G. Rajan) and new date. No inset letter.

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Courtesy of IndianPaperMoney.

Turkey chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 41-page catalog covers notes issued by the Ministry of Finance in 1926, and the Türkiye Cümhuriyet Merkez Bankası (Central Bank of Turkey) from 1930 to present. Published 8 August 2014.

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Ukraine new sig/date (2014) 50-hryvnia note confirmed

50 hryven, 2014. Like NBU B50, but new date and new signatures.

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Courtesy of Mykhaylo Kharytonov (http://www.worldbanknotes.t15.org).

Pakistan new sig/date (2014) 20-rupee note confirmed

20 rupees, 2014. Like SBP B33, but new date and new signature.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Pakistan new date (2014) 50-rupee note confirmed

50 rupees, 2014. Like SBP B34, but new date.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.