Switzerland new 200-franc note to be unveiled 15.08.2018

According to a press release dated 19 March 2018, the Swiss National Bank plans to unveil the design of its new 200-franc note on 15 August 2018, and introduce the note into circulation on 22 August 2018.

Courtesy of Christof Zellweger.

Ethiopia new date (2017) 5-birr note (B331f) confirmed

Like B331e, but new date (2009/2017). Prefix DG.

Courtesy of Numisnota (http://numisnota.eu).

Philippines revised 100-peso note confirmed

Like P222, but changes in the format of the scientific name on back, and the year at left center front in larger font size. Prefix EX.

Courtesy of Юрий Колесников.

Philippines new date (2017F) 20-peso note confirmed

Like P206, but new date (2017F). Prefix EN.

Courtesy of Юрий Колесников.

Philippines revised 1,000-peso note confirmed

Like P211, but changes in the format of the scientific name on back, the year at left center front in larger font size, and without MEDAL OF HONOR at lower center front.

Courtesy of Max Keller.

Ireland may stop printing euro banknotes

According to an RTE article dated 9 March 2018, the board of the Central Bank of Ireland is considering a recommendation to stop printing euro banknotes at the bank's Currency Centre in Sandyford, Co Dublin. Ireland would continue to use euro banknotes printed elsewhere.

Courtesy of Jim Chen.

Venezuela new watermark 100,000-bolivar note reportedly introduced 14.03.2018

According to a press release dated 12 March 2018, El Banco Central de Venezuela has introduced a 100,000-bolivar note like the one dated 7 DE SEPTEMBRE DE 2017, but with a revised watermark of a new portrait of Simón Bolívar and electrotype BCV instead of electrotype 100.

Courtesy of José Daniel Fernández.

Ukraine to replace 1, 2, 5, and 10 kryven notes with coins

On 14 March 2018, the National Bank of Ukraine announced that it will stop printing and issuing banknotes of 1, 2, 5, and 10 hryven, and will gradually replace worn notes with coins of the same denominations.

Courtesy of Dmytry Nevmyvako.

Thailand new note family (B193 - B197) scheduled for April and July 2018 introduction

According to a press release dated 8 March 2018, the Bank of Thailand plans to introduce the 17th series of notes. The fronts feature the new king, Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, and the backs features two kings in order of reign, along with images of memorable royal duties. The three lower denominations will be introduced 6 April 2018, followed by the two larger denominations on 28 July 2018.


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Canada unveils new 10-dollar note (B379) to be introduced late 2018

On 8 March 2018, International Women’s Day, the Bank of Canada unveiled the design of a new 10-dollar polymer note featuring Viola Desmond, a successful black Nova Scotian businesswoman who challenged racial segregation in 1946. The note is the first regular issue Canadian note to feature an iconic woman, and the first vertically oriented design.
With the issuance of this new 10-dollar note, the Bank of Canada’s approach to issuing bank notes is changing. Rather than issuing all five denominations within a short time frame, a new note will be issued every few years, allowing the integration of the latest security features each time a new note is issued. The next 5-dollar note will also feature a new iconic portrait subject and supporting imagery. Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, and first francophone Prime Minister, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, will be honored on higher value banknotes when they are redesigned. These changes mean that former prime ministers William Lyon Mackenzie King and Sir Robert Borden will no longer be portrayed on banknotes. The 20-dollar denomination will continue to feature the reigning monarch.


Congo Democratic Republic new sig/date (30.06.2013) 200-franc note (B321c) confirmed

Like B321b, but new date (30.06.2013), new signature, and new imprint (GIESECKE & DEVRIENT / MUNICH). Prefix/suffix NC/L.

Courtesy of Andrew Roberts.

Haiti new sig/date (2015) 1,000-gourde note (B837f) confirmed

Like B837e, but new date (2015) and new signatures. Prefix CG.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Saudi Arabia new sig/date (2016) 1-riyal note (B130d) confirmed

Like B130c, but new date (2016) and new signatures. Prefix 1528 - 1562.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn (http://www.facebook.com/myriakorea).

Mexico new sig/date (12.07.2016) 50-peso note confirmed

Like P123A, but with new date (12. JUL. 2016). Series V.

Courtesy of Sabine Leuenberger ().

Hungary upgraded 1,000-forint note (B588) confirmed introduced 01.03.2018

According to a press release, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank unveiled a new 1,000-forint note with enhanced security features to be introduced 1 March 2018. The existing notes of the same denomination will be withdrawn starting 1 November 2018, and will be demonetized 1 November 2038.


Courtesy of Ilkka Malmi, Antje Bird, and Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Colombia new date (02.08.2014) 5,000-peso note confirmed

Like P452, but new date (2 DE AGOSTO DE 2014).

Courtesy of Andres Collazos.

Cayman Islands new sig/date (2014) 50-dollar note (B222b) confirmed

Like B222a, but new date (2014) and new signatures. Prefix D/2.

Courtesy of Sabine Leuenberger ().

Cayman Islands new sig/date (2014) 25-dollar note (B221b) confirmed

Like B221a, but new date (2014) and new signatures. Prefix D/2.

Courtesy of Sabine Leuenberger ().

Swaziland new 100- and 200-lilangeni notes (B237, B238) reportedly introduced February 2018

According to a 14 December 2017 article in Swazi Observer, the Central Bank of Swaziland intended to introduce the following two new banknotes in February 2018.


Courtesy of Murtaza Karimjee (www.africanbanknotes.blogspot.com).

Italy chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 52-page catalog covers notes issued by the Consorzio degli Istituti di Emissione (Consortium of Issuing Institutes) in 1874, Biglietti Già Consorziale (Former Banknote Consortium) in 1881, Ministero del Tesoro (Ministry of the Treasury) from 1882 to 1979, Banca d’Italia (Bank of Italy) from 1896 to 1997, Cassa Veneta dei Prestiti (Venetian Loan Office) in 1918, and Allied Military Currency in 1943. Published 02.03.2018.

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  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
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  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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