Nicaragua new 1,000-córdoba note (B513) confirmed

According to a press release, a new 1,000-córdoba note was issued to ease high-value transactions. A commemorative design was introduced 1 December 2016 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of poet Rubén Darío, and a regular issue was introduced 2 January 2017.

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Courtesy of Cleo Has and Francisco Orozco Icaza.

India new date (2017) 50-rupee note (B294c) confirmed

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B294c: Like B294b, but new date (2017).

Courtesy of Mohamed Ibrahim.

French Cochinchina chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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The French Cochinchina chapter of The Banknote Book is now available as a free download to all.

This 3-page catalog covers notes issued by the Banque de l’Indo-Chine (Bank of Indo-China) in 1875. Published 17 March 2017.

Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and background information, full-color images, and accurate valuations. The Banknote Book also features:
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  • 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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Barbados new 50-dollar commemorative note (B238) confirmed

According to a press release, the Central Bank of Barbados issued a new 50-dollar note like B236, but with 50th anniversary of independence logo at upper right front. 1,500,000 notes have been printed for general circulation. Intro: 21.11.2016.

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Courtesy of Shibu Paul (Ebanknoteshop).


Kyrgyzstan modified portrait 50- and 100-som notes (B228, B229) confirmed

According to a press release dated 1 March 2017, the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic has introduced 50- and 100-som notes like the preceding issues, but with modified portraits, new signature, and new date (2016).

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Courtesy of Vladimir Buravlev and Vadim Tislenko.

United Arab Emirates opens new banknote printing facility

The National has an excellent series of photos showing the opening of a new banknote printing plant in the United Arab Emirates.

Ghana new 5-cedi commemorative note (B153) reported introduced 04.03.2017

According to the text on center front, this legal tender 5-cedi note is “Celebrating 60 years of central banking in Ghana / 1957-2017.”

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B153 (PNL): 5 cedis (US$1.45)
Blue. Front: Star as registration device; Flagstaff House (presidential palace) in Accra; coat of arms; James Emman Kwegyir Aggrey. Back: Coconuts; Kwame Nkrumah (floating production storage and offloading) vessel in Tweneboa, Enyenra, Ntomme off-shore oil fields; cocao pod; gold bars; QR Code; cowrie shells; star. Windowed security thread with demetalized 5 and star. Solid security thread. Watermark: James Kwegyir Aggrey and electrotype 5. Printer: Unknown. 131 x 68 mm.
a. 4TH MARCH 2017. Signature 14. Prefix AA, AB. Intro: 04.03.2017.


Philippines new sig/date (2017F) 1,000-peso note confirmed

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Like P211, but new date (2017F) and new signatures (Rodrigo Duterte and Amando M. Tetangco, Jr.). Prefix AH.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Zimbabwe new 5-dollar bond note (B191) confirmed

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B191 (PNL): 5 dollars
Purple and yellow. Front: Chiremba balancing rocks in Epworth; Zimbabwe bird on star as registration device. Back: Zimbabwe bird on star; three giraffes; trees. Windowed security thread with demetalized RBZ. Watermark: Zimbabwe bird and vertical RBZ electrotype. Printer: Unknown. 155 x 66 mm.
a. 2016. Signature 6. Prefix AA, AB. Intro: 02.02.2017.

Courtesy of Max Keller and Xu He.

Poland new sig/date (15.09.2016) 20-zloty note (B860b) confirmed

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B860b: Like B860a, but new date (15 WRZESNIA 2016) and new signatures (Adam Glapinski and Marek Oles). Prefix AR.

Courtesy of Jan Boguś.

Pakistan new date (2016) 5,000-rupee note (B239i) confirmed

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B239i: Like B239h, but new date (2016). Prefix AF.

Courtesy of Hans-Dieter Müller.

Uzbekistan new 10,000-som note (B214) reported for 10.03.2017 introduction

According to a press release dated 3 March 2017, on 10 March 2017 the Central Bank of Uzbekistan Republic will introduce a new 10,000-som note (B214), double the value of the previous largest denomination in the country, yet still worth only US$2.95 at present exchange rates.

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Courtesy of Vadim Tislenko.

Hungary new 2,000- and 5,000-forint notes confirmed

According to a press release, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank introduced new 2,000- and 5,000-forint notes into circulation on 1 March 2017, although they were declared legal tender from 15 November 2016. Existing notes of the same denominations will circulate in parallel until 31 July 2017, after which time they will be withdrawn, but will not be demonetized until 31 July 2037. A new 1,000-forint note is planned for the second half of 2017.

The new notes have enhanced security features.

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Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online), Szilard Szemere, and Ilkka Malmi.

Bahrain new 0.50-, 1-, and 5-dinar notes (B306-B308) confirmed

These notes are like the preceding issues, but with tactile lines added at center right front for the visually impaired.

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Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Dominican Republic chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 46-page catalog covers notes issued by the Banco Central de la República Dominicana (Central Bank of the Dominican Republic) from 1947 to present. Published 3 March 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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Macedonia new date (12.2016) 1,000-denar note (B214d) confirmed

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B214d: Like B214c, but new date (Декември 2016). Prefix KA.

Courtesy of Martin Grupcev.

Cuba new date (2016) 5-peso note (B905e) confirmed

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B905e: Like 905d, but new date. Series EP64.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Iran new 10,000-rial note (B295) to be introduced June 2017

According to a press release dated 9 February 2017, the Central Bank of Iran plans to introduce a new 10,000-rial note in June 2017. The note is reduced in size, and features the large number 1 as registration device, perhaps in preparation for the eventual revaluation of the rial.

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Courtesy of Hamid Kazemi.

Bangladesh new 5-taka notes (B208 & B209) confirmed

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B208 & B209: Like B348.5, but new issuer (Government), new date (2016), and new signature (Mahbub Ahmed, Finance Secretary).

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Philippines new sig/date (2016) 200-peso note confirmed

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Like P209, but new date (2016) and new signature. Prefix A.

Courtesy of Jonathan See.