Nepal new 5-rupee note (B290) confirmed

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B290: Like B285, but new date, new signature, and new design on back.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Dennis Zammit.

Uzbekistan new 50,000-som note (B215) reportedly introduced 22.08.2017

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According to a press release dated 14 August 2017, the Central Bank of Uzbekistan Republic intends to introduce a new 50,000-som note (B215) on 22 August 2017.

Courtesy of Daniel Silva and Bogdans Youscenko.

India new 50-rupee note (B300) confirmed

According to a press release dated 18 August 2017, the Reserve Bank of India has introduced a new 50-rupee note (B300) in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) series.

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Courtesy of Mohamed Ibrahim.

Nigeria new date (2017) 50-naira note (B236j) confirmed

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B236j: Like B236i, but new date (2017). Prefix TU.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Congo Democratic Republic new printer 200-franc note (B321b) confirmed

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B321b: Like B321a, but new printer imprint (HOTEL DES MONNAIES) at lower right back. Prefix NC.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Macau chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 44-page catalog covers notes issued by the Banco Nacional Ultramarino (Overseas National Bank) from 1905 to present, and the Banco da China (Bank of China) from 1995 to present. Revised 18 August 2017.

Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and background information, full-color images, and accurate valuations. The Banknote Book also features:
  • Sharp color images of note’s front and back without overlap
  • Face value or date of demonetization if no longer legal tender
  • Specific identification of all vignette elements
  • Security features described in full
  • Printer imprint reproduced exactly as on note
  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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Vanuatu new 5,000-vatu polymer note (B213) reported for 28.07.2017 introduction

According to an article in the Vanuatu Daily Post dated 13 July 2017, the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu planned to introduce a new 5,000-vatu note (B213) on 28 July 2017, followed by a new 500-vatu note (B210) in November or December 2017. Both new notes are printed on polymer substrate by Note Printing Australia.

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Courtesy of Alex Zlotin and Claudio Marana.

Jamaica new date (01.06.2015) 50-dollar note (B249b) confirmed

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B249b: Like B249a, but new date (01.06.2015). Prefix VT.

Courtesy of Chris Schneider (http://www.ebay.com/usr/scottie3014).

Nigeria new date (2017) 500-naira note (B228s) confirmed

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B228s: Like B228r, but new date (2017). Prefix Y/50.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Kazakhstan new 500-tenge note (B147) confirmed

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B147: Like B129, but no signature, and changes to bank name.

Courtesy of Said Chelmouni, Denis Orlov, Arsentiy Khonin, and Ömer Yalçinkaya.

Central African States new signature 2,000-franc note (B108Mc) confirmed

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B108Mc: Like B108M, but new signatures.

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

West African States new sig/date (2017) 10,000-franc note (B124Cq) confirmed

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B124Cq: Like B124Cp, but new date (2017) and new signatures.

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

Poland new 20-złoty commemorative note (BNP821) reported for 21.08.2017 introduction

The Narodowy Bank Pokski is reportedly planning to sell 55,000 new 20-złoty banknotes on 21 August 2017 for 60 złotych each to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the coronation of the Image of Our Lady of Częstochowa.

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Courtesy of Michael Reissner.

Swaziland new 10-lilangeni note (B236) confirmed

On 24 July 2017, the Central Bank of Swaziland began issuing a green 10-lilangeni note to reduce confusion between the preceding blue 10-lilangeni note and South Africa’s blue 100-rand note (B770), which also circulates in Swaziland. Aside from the color change and addition of the text VISION 2022 (a reference to social programs designed to transform Swaziland into a “first world” nation by that year) vertically at right front and left back, the note is identical in design to the preceding issues. However, there are discrepancies in the bank’s own promotional material as to whether security and sight-impaired features have changed.

Because the current 200-lilangeni note is also green, that denomination will be redesigned to avoid confusion with this new note. The 100-lilangeni is also expected to be redesigned for unspecified reasons. These larger denominations are scheduled for introduction on 1 January 2018.

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Courtesy of Hermann Huber.

South Sudan new sig/date (2017) 100-pound note (B106c) confirmed

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B106c: Like B106b, but new signatures (Othom Rago Ajak and Stephen Dhieu Dau Ayik), and new date (2017). Prefix AE.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Timor chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 18-page catalog covers notes issued by the Banco Nacional Ultramarino (Overseas National Bank) from 1910 to 1969. Published 4 August 2017.

Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and background information, full-color images, and accurate valuations. The Banknote Book also features:
  • Sharp color images of note’s front and back without overlap
  • Face value or date of demonetization if no longer legal tender
  • Specific identification of all vignette elements
  • Security features described in full
  • Printer imprint reproduced exactly as on note
  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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If you collect the entire world or a large number of countries, buying an annual subscription is the best deal because it's less expensive than buying chapters individually, and it entitles you to every chapter currently available as well as everything published—or revised (click here to see the Change Log)—during the next 12 months.

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Indonesia new date (2017) 50,000-rupiah note (B614b) confirmed

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B614b: Like B614a, but new date (2017). Prefix JAO.

Courtesy of Juergen-Franer.

Venezuela new sig/date (23.03.2017) 1,000-bolívar note confirmed

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23 DE MARZO DE 2017. Prefix B, Z (replacement).

Courtesy of Dario Silva.

South Sudan new sig/date (2016) 50-pound note (B105c) confirmed

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B105c: Like B105b, but new signatures and new date (2016). Prefix AG.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Indonesia new date (2017) 100,000-rupiah note (B615b) confirmed

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B615b: Like B615a, but new date (2017). Prefix SAD.

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