Bahrain new 1/2-, 1-, and 5-dinar notes reportedly introduced 11.01.2017

According to a press release dated 11 January 2017, the Central Bank of Bahrain will begin introducing new 1/2-, 1-, and 5-dinar notes with enhanced security features (SPARK and Motion thread) and tactile lines added at center right front for the visually impaired.

Rif Republic chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

Rif Republic cover
The Rif Republic chapter of The Banknote Book is now available as a free download to all.

This 2-page catalog covers notes prepared for the Rif Republic in 1923. Published 10 January 2017.

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Kyrgyzstan modified 500- and 1,000-som notes (B231, B232) confirmed

The National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic introduced new banknotes on 1 January 2017. These notes are like the preceding issues, but with revised portraits at left front, round ornament at center front that reveals hidden image of COM when viewed with backlighting (TDLR’s Mask security feature), and the year 2016 at lower right back.

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Courtesy of Vladimir Buravlev.

Mexico new date (12.07.2016) 20-peso note confirmed

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Like P122, but new date (12 JUL. 2016). Series Y.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana