Northern Ireland Ulster Bank new date (01.01.2015) 20-pound note (B938g) confirmed

Like B938f, but new date (1st JANUARY 2015). Prefix M.

Mauritania new 50- to 500-ouguiya notes (B126-B129) confirmed





Courtesy of Numisnota.

Colombia new date (02.08.2016) 50,000-peso note confirmed

Like note dated 19 DE AGOSTO DE 2015, but with new date (2 DE AGOSTO DE 2016). Prefix AE.

Courtesy of Andrés Collazos.

Uruguay new 100-peso uruguayo note (B554) series G confirmed

Like B547, but new signature, new date, new imprint, and new security features.

Courtesy of Gustavo Fernández Artigas.

Bank of Scotland charity auction 10-pound notes confirmed

On 1 December 2017, Spink concluded an auction of new Bank of Scotland 10-pound notes to raise money for the charity Mental Health UK. There were two notes with special 8-character serial numbers chosen by the winning bidders, plus 36 other notes with prefixes and serial numbers designed to appeal to railroad enthusiasts. 18 notes each with BR (British Railway) and LMS (London Midland Scotland) prefixes were sold with serial numbers corresponding to the number on each of the Stanier Black 5 locomotives in preservation today. The LMS notes also feature an overprinted “totem” sign at upper left back corresponding to a station: Ardlui, Arrochar And Tarbet, Banavie, Bridge Of Orchy, Corrour, Crianlarich Upper, Fort William, Garelochhead, Glenfinnan, Helensburgh-Upper, Lochailort, Locheilside, Morar, Rannoch, Roy Bridge, Spean Bridge, Tulloch, and Tyndrum Upper.



Courtesy of Olin Yeh.

Colombia new date (02.08.2016) 20,000-peso note confirmed

Like note dated 19 DE AGOSTO DE 2015, but with new date (2 DE AGOSTO DE 2016). Prefix AC.

Courtesy of Andrés Collazos.

Malaysia new 60- and 600-ringgit numismatic products (BNP106, BNP107) reportedly introduced 05.01.2018

According to a 14 December 2017 press release, Bank Negara Malaysia is issuing commemorative banknotes in conjunction with the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Federation of Malaya Independence Agreement.


The 600-ringgit note is larger than the Philippines 1998 100,000-peso note measuring 355 x 215 mm, which the Guinness Book of World Records heretofore considered to be the physically largest legal tender note ever issued.

60,000 60-ringgit notes were packaged in folders and sold for 120 ringgit each, with a limit of five per buyer.
6,000 uncut sheets of three 60-ringgit notes were also sold for 500 ringgit each, with a limit of one per buyer.
6,000 600-ringgit notes were packaged in folders and sold for 1,700 ringgit each, with a limit of one per buyer.

The public can place their orders online from 5 January 2018. In the event of oversubscription, balloting will take place. Banknotes with special serial numbers will be sold via public auction on 10 March 2018.

Courtesy of Liew Siang Ping, Stane Straus, Dmytry Nevmyvako, Zhao Jiarui, Ajay Rawat.

Romania new crowned eagle notes reportedly introduced 01.01.2018

On 8 June 2016, the Romanian parliament adopted a draft law which restores the crown on the head of the gold eagle in the country’s coat of arms. Pursuant to the provisions of Articles 14 and 17 of Law No. 312/2004 on the Statute of the National Bank of Romania and of Law No. 146/2016 amending Law No. 102/1992 on the country’s coat of arms and seal, existing banknotes will continue to circulate in parallel with new notes and coins until 31 December 2018. Beginning 1 January 2018, Banca Nationala a Romaniei began issuing revised notes like the preceding issues, but with the new coat of arms and a new date.


Courtesy of Alex Zlotin, Mihai Vulpe, and Daniel Mendea.

India new 10-rupee note (B298) confirmed introduced 05.01.2018


Courtesy of Aditya Kulkarni, Dmytry Nevmyvako, and Mohamed Ibrahim.

Ukraine new 100-karbovantsiv numismatic product reportedly introduced 29.12.2017

On 29 December 2017, the National Bank of Ukraine reportedly introduced a souvenir 100-karbovantsiv note commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first Ukrainian banknotes. 80,000 notes were offered for sale at 42 hryven each.


Courtesy of Artem Shevchenko.

Solomon Islands new 10-dollar gold coin note (BNP203) reportedly introduced 06.12.2017

According to a 6 December 2017 press release, the Central Bank of the Solomon Islands has issued a new 10-dollar note, the world’s first legal tender “gold coin note” (0.5 grams of .999 fine gold; worth approximately US$20 at spot price upon introduction). 20,000 pieces were produced in collaboration with the World Coin Association and MDM Group, a company based in Germany.


Courtesy of Petar Blagojevic.

Solomon Islands new 10-dollar note (B222) confirmed introduced 29.11.2017

According to an article in the Solomon Star News dated 29 November 2017, the Central Bank of the Solomon Islands has introduced a new 10-dollar note printed by De La Rue.


Courtesy of Igor Tereshkov.

Liberia new date (2017) 20-dollar note (B313b) confirmed

Like B313a, but new date (2017). Prefix AC.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Liberia new date (2017) 10-dollar note (B312b) confirmed

Like B312a, but new date (2017). Prefix AB.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Sudan new sig/date (00.03.2017) 10-pound note (B409c) confirmed

Like B409b, but new signature and new date (MARCH 2017). Prefix DF.

Courtesy of Sabine Leuenberger ().

Wanted: Images of missing Oceania notes

As we prepare the first regional edition of The Banknote Book, we're making a renewed effort to obtain images of the following banknotes heretofore unillustrated. If you have any of the following notes in any condition, please share 300-dpi scans of same, or send links if you know where to find images online.

Cook Islands BNP101 (PCS1): 3, 10, and 20 dollars w/ matching s/n in booklet.
Fiji B306 (P30): 20 pounds 1914 - 1926.
French Oceania B305 (Tahiti P5): 20 francs 01.05.1920
French Oceania B601 (PNL): 25 centimes ND (1919)
French Oceania B602 (PNL): 50 centimes ND (1919)
French Oceania B603 (PNL): 1 franc ND (1919)
Gilbert and Ellice Islands B101 (P1): 1 shilling 01.01.1942
Gilbert and Ellice Islands B102 (P2): 10 shillings 01.01.1942
Keeling-Cocos Islands B103 (PS103): 1 rupee copper 03.10.1879
Keeling-Cocos Islands B108 (PS114): 2 rupees copper 24.07.1888 - 29.07.1888
Keeling-Cocos Islands B109 (PS115): 5 rupees copper 10.01.1888
Keeling-Cocos Islands B111 (PS117): 1/4 rupee 1897
Keeling-Cocos Islands B112 (PS118): 1/2 rupee 1897
Keeling-Cocos Islands B114 (PS120): 2 rupees 1897
Keeling-Cocos Islands B115 (PS121): 3 rupees 1897
Netherlands New Guinea B207 (P17): 500 gulden 08.12.1954
New Caledonia B203 (P9): 500 francs 1875
New Caledonia B204 (PNL): 5 francs 1875
New Caledonia B207 (PNL): 500 francs 187_
New Caledonia B304 (P14): 20 francs 03.03.1902
Papua New Guinea B154 (PNL): 2 kina
Tonga B108 (P8): 5 pounds 19.05.1939

Central African States new sig 1,000-franc note (B107Uf) confirmed

Like B107Ue, but new signatures.

Courtesy of Chris Twining (Pages Coins and Currency).

Central African States new sig 2,000-franc note (B108Uf) confirmed

Like B108Ue, but new signatures.

Courtesy of Chris Twining (Pages Coins and Currency).

Moldova new 5-leu note (B117.5) confirmed

Like B109, but new date, new signature, and denomination as registration device at lower right front. Intro: 11.12.2017.

Courtesy of Mike Plakhov, Olexandr Danishenko, and Tislenko Vadim.

Tunisia new 20-dinar note (B537) confirmed introduced 21.12.2017

B537 (PNL): 20 dinars (US$8.10)
Red. Front: Arabic text; denomination in circular gold SPARK Live; Farhat Hached. Back: French text; aerial view and close-up of Roman amphitheatre in El Jem; Corinthian column. 4.5-mm wide Rapid windowed security thread with demetalized 20 DINARS BCT. Watermark: Farhat Hached with electrotype 20. Printer: Unknown. 153 x 76 mm.
a. 2017-7-26. Sig. 10. Prefix E/1. Intro: 21.12.2017.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Dmytry Nevmyvako.