Haiti new sig/date (2016) 100-gourde note (B848e) confirmed

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B848e: Like B848d2, but new date (2016), new signatures, and prefix X.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Haiti new sig/date (2016) 250-gourde note (B849f) confirmed

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B849g: Like B849f, but new date (2016), new signatures, and prefix F.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Haiti new sig/date (2016) 500-gourde note (B850f) confirmed

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B850f: Like B850e, but new date (2016), new signatures, and prefix F.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

India new sig/date (2017) 10-rupee note (B286j) confirmed

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B286j: Like B286i, but new date (2017), new signature, and novel serial number. Inset L.

Courtesy of Simon Biddlestone.

India new sig/date (2017) 100-rupee note (B295c) confirmed

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B295c: Like B295b, but new date (2017) and new signature. Inset R.

Courtesy of Simon Biddlestone.

Romania new date (2017) 1-leu note confirmed

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Like P117, but new date (2017).

Courtesy of Marius Rosca.

Serbia chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 22-page catalog covers notes issued by Principality of Serbia in 1876, Privileged National Bank of the Kingdom of Serbia from 1884-1917, Serbian National Bank from 1941-1943, and National Bank of Serbia from 2003 to present. Revised 24 March 2017.

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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, although didn't enter widespread circulation until 20 March 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.

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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.

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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.

India new date (2017) 500-rupee note (B298b) confirmed

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B298b: Like B298a, but new date (2017). Prefix 7LM. Inset letter E.

Courtesy of Simon Biddlestone.

India new date (2017) 20-rupee note (B293c) confirmed

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B293c: Like B293b, but new date (2017). Prefix 25K. Inset letter R.

Courtesy of Simon Biddlestone.

Jamaica new date (01.06.2016) 500-dollar note (B240h) confirmed

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B240h: Like B240g, but new date (01.06.2016). Prefix AY.

Courtesy of Gabriel Leichen.

Jamaica new date (01.06.2016) 100-dollar note (B250b) confirmed

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B250b: Like B250a, but new date (01.06.2016). Prefix BBS.

Courtesy of Gabriel Leichen.

Philippines new date (2016) 500-peso note confirmed

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Like P210, but new date (2016). Prefix A.

Courtesy of Jonathan See.

Philippines new date (2016J) 100-peso note confirmed

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Like PNL, but new date (2016J). Prefix A.

Courtesy of Jonathan See.

Philippines new date (2016J) 20-peso note confirmed

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Like P206, but new date (2016J). Prefix A.

Courtesy of Jonathan See.

Philippines new date (2016H) 20-peso note confirmed

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Like P206, but new date (2016H). Prefix C.

Courtesy of Jonathan See.

Montenegro chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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The Montenegro chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$4.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

This 8-page catalog covers notes issued by the Kingdom of Montenegro from 1912 to 1914. Published 24 February 2017.

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Uzbekistan new 10,000-som note reported

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According to press reports, the Central Bank of Uzbekistan plans to introduce a new 10,000-som note, although when remains a mystery. The back of the reported note features the statue of Amir Temur in Shahrisabz.

Currently the largest denomination is the 5,000-som note (B213) introduced in 2013, and worth only US$1.50.

Courtesy of Tom Chao.

Philippines new sig/date (2017) 50-peso note confirmed

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Like P207, but new date (2017) and new signature. Prefix A.

Courtesy of Jonathan See.

Denmark new date (2015) 200-kroner note (B937e) confirmed

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B937e: Like B937d, but new date (2015). Three signature varieties confirmed. Prefix A8.

Courtesy of Janus Juraschek.

Zimbabwe new 10- and 20-dollar bond notes reported

According to a News24 article dated 16 February 2017, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe is supposedly planning to introduce new 10- and 20-dollar "bond" notes. This same article incorrectly indicates that 1- and 2-dollar bond notes were introduced in November 2016. In reality, only the 2-dollar note was issued last year, and there is no 1-dollar bond note, though there is supposedly a 5-dollar bond note recently introduced but as of yet unconfirmed.

Mexico new 100-peso commemorative note confirmed introduced 05.02.2017



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According to a press release, the Banco de México introduced a 100-peso note to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the enactment of the Mexican Constitution.

Courtesy of Alberto Rios and Ricardo Ramírez González.

Papua New Guinea new resized 5-kina note reportedly introduced 03.01.2017

According to a press release, on 3 January 2017 the Bank of Papua New Guinea reportedly introduced a new 5-kina note like B135, but smaller than 148 x 73 mm. Also, the bank intends to issue smaller 2-, 50-, and 100-kina notes in 2017 and 2018.

Courtesy of Alex Zlotin and Thomas Krause.

Paraguay upgrades security threads on 20,000-, 50,000-, and 100,000-guaraní notes

According to a press release dated 22 December 2016, the Banco Central del Paraguay introduced new 20,000-, 50,000-, and 100,000-guaraní notes on 23 December 2016. Each denomination is like the preceding issue, but the Motion threads have been replaced by 4-mm wide color-shifting windowed security threads.

Paraguay new thread 100,000-guaraní note (B864b) confirmed

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B864b: Like B864a, but new 4-mm wide windowed security thread with demetalized 100MIL and star in circle. Prefix I. Intro: 23.12.2016.

Courtesy of Wally Myers.

Paraguay new sig/date (2015) 10,000-guaraní note (B858b) confirmed

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B858b: Like B858a, but new date (2015), new signatures (Darío Rolando Arréllaga Yaluk and Carlos Gustavo Fernández Valdovinos), and without printer imprint. Prefix H.

Courtesy of Wally Myers.

Paraguay new sig/date (2016) 5,000-guaraní polymer note (B857b) confirmed

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B857b: Like B857a, but new date (2016), new signatures (Darío Rolando Arréllaga Yaluk and Carlos Gustavo Fernández Valdovinos). Prefix H.

Courtesy of Wally Myers.

Australia unveils design for new 10-dollar polymer note (B231) due in September 2017

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According to a press release dated 17 February 2017, the Reserve Bank of Australia has unveiled the design of the new 10-dollar polymer note scheduled for introduction in September 2017.

Nepal new sig/date (2016) 1,000-rupee note (B286b) confirmed

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B286b: Like B286a, but new date (2016), new signature (Chiranjibi Nepal), and new printer (China Bank Note Printing & Minting Corporation, China).

Courtesy of Shankar Shrestha (www.nuphil.com).

England to continue using polymer with tallow in 5- and 10-pound banknotes

According to a press release dated 15 February 2017, the Bank of England acknowledged the concerns of some regarding trace amounts of animal-derived tallow in the production of the polymer substrate used in the 5-pound note introduced on 13 September 2016, as well as the 10-pound note scheduled for September 2017 introduction. However, the bank has decided not to withdraw the notes nor stop their introduction because to do so would incur substantial costs, but changes may be made for the new 20-pound note due for introduction in 2020.

Courtesy of Mark Irwin.

Indonesia new date (2015) 100,000-rupiah note (B608b) confirmed

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B608b: Like B608a, but new date (2015).

Courtesy of Franer Jürgen.

Indonesia new signature 5,000-rupiah note (B599r) confirmed

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B599r: Like B599q, but new signature (unknown). Prefix MLY.

It appears that there may be watermark varieties for this denomination. Differences have been reported for 2014 - 2016 dated notes.

Courtesy of Andrew Sidelnikov.

Egypt new 50-piastre note (B342) confirmed

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B342: Like B328, but with denomination as registration device.

Courtesy of Dmitry Svobodin.

Iceland new signature 5,000-kronur note (B816d) confirmed

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B816d: Like B816c, but new signature (Már Guðmundsson). Prefix Z (replacement).

Courtesy of Gestur Baldursson.

Trinidad and Tobago new signature 20-dollar note (B232b) confirmed

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Like B232a, but new signature (Alvin Hilaire). Prefix JT.

Courtesy of David Murcek (The Monetary Unit).

Trinidad and Tobago new signature 5-dollar note (B230b) confirmed

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Like B230a, but new signature (Alvin Hilaire). Prefix ET.

Courtesy of David Murcek (The Monetary Unit).

Solomon Islands new 20-dollar note (B223) confirmed

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Courtesy of Paul Nahmias.

Azerbaijan new 100-manat note (B403) confirmed

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B403: Like B319, but new bank name and new date (2013). Prefix C.

Courtesy of Albert Vokhmin.

Ghana new 5-cedi commemorative note to be introduced 04.03.2017

According to an article in Business Day Ghana dated 12 February 2017, the Bank of Ghana plans to introduce a new legal tender 5-cedi note on 4 March 2017 to commemorate the bank's 60th anniversary. On 26 January 2017, the bank issued a press release confirming the new 5-cedi note while also categorically denying rumors of new 30-, 100-, and 200-cedi notes circulating on social media.

Nepal confirms China printed new 1,000-rupee notes (B286b)

According to an article on Ecns.cn dated 14 February 2017, the China Bank Note Printing & Minting Corporation, China has printed and delivered to the Nepal Rastra Bank 84 million 1,000-rupee notes, the first of three deliveries totalling 200 million notes. Although changes to this denomination had been planned, expediency demanded printing the notes without revision. The total order cost US$3.76 million, less than half the cost paid to the undisclosed printer of the immediately preceding issues.

According to an article on myRepública also published on 14 February 2017, the government has concluded it would be more beneficial to print security documents and banknotes internally, and the Department of Printing will submit the proposed bill after necessary amendments at the Ministry of Information and Communications.

Russia new 100-ruble polymer World Cup commemorative note reported for 2018

According to a TASS article dated 14 February 2017, in the first quarter of 2018, the Bank of Russia will issue a 100-ruble banknote dedicated to 2018 World Cup, and it will be Russia's first polymer banknote. The bank also intends to use polymer when producing either the new 200- or 2,000-ruble notes with symbols of Sevastopol and the Far East.

Zimbabwe bond notes reportedly "falling fast"

On 14 February 2017 (Happy Valentine's Day everyone!), The Economist posted an excellent article entitled Zimbabwe’s new “bond notes” are falling fast that presents a first-hand look at how Mugabe's new bond notes are actually being used in real life. It appears we may be seeing the seeds of a new round of inflation in Zimbabwe…

Venezuela new 10,000-bolívar note confirmed

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Courtesy of Dario Silva.

Zimbabwe new 5-dollar bond note (B191) reported

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From images circulating online, it appears the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has introduced a new 5-dollar bond note (B191), several months after introducing a similar 2-dollar bond note (B190).

Courtesy of Jacek.

Poland new 500-zloty note (B864) confirmed

According to a press release, on 10 February 2017 the Narodowy Bank Polski introduced a new 500-zloty note to "ensure the uninterrupted circulation of cash and a reduction in the cost of issuing currency, and will also satisfy the growing demand for high denomination banknotes."

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B864 (PNL): 500 złotych (US$125)
Blue, brown, burgundy, and green. Front: Coat of arms with crowned eagle; Sobieski family coat-of-arms; King Jan III Sobieski (John Sobieski); crown as registration device; lobster-tailed pot helmet in green SPARK. Back: Crown; Wilanów Palace; eagle coat of arms. Gold-to-green RollingStar Cube windowed security thread and solid security thread with demetalized 500 ZŁ. Watermark: King Jan III Sobieski and electrotype 500. Printer: PWPW. 150 x 75 mm.
a. 16 LUTEGO 2016. Signature 17. Prefix AA - AD. Intro: 10.02.2017.

Courtesy of Jan Bogus.

Hong Kong new date (01.01.2016) 100-dollar note confirmed

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Like P214, but new date (1 January 2016). Prefix NR.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Hong Kong new date (01.01.2016) 1,000-dollar note confirmed

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Like P216, but new date (1 January 2016). Prefix FN.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Hong Kong new date (01.01.2016) 20-dollar note (B418e) confirmed

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B418e: Like B418d, but new date (1 January 2016). Prefix FA.

Courtesy of Igor Tereshkov.

Hong Kong new date (01.01.2016) 50-dollar note (B419e) confirmed

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B419e: Like B419d, but new date (1 January 2016). Prefix TW.

Courtesy of Igor Tereshkov.

Hong Kong new date (01.01.2016) 20-dollar note confirmed

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Like P212, but new date (1 January 2016). Prefix TW.

Courtesy of Igor Tereshkov.

Philippines new sig/date (2016A) 100-peso note confirmed

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Like P208, but new date (2016A) and new signatures (Rodrigo Duterte and Amando M. Tetangco, Jr.). Prefix DE.

Courtesy of Sing Chia Tan ().

Singapore new symbol (one star) 100-dollar note (B206h) confirmed

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B206h: Like B206g, but one star below YOUTH on back. Prefix 3AA.

Courtesy of Thomas Oon.

Bhutan new 100-ngultrum commemorative note (B225) reported for 2017 introduction

According to a press release, these banknotes commemorate the first anniversary of the birth of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey, Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck. 1,000,000 notes were printed.

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B225 (PNL): 100 ngultrum (US$1.50)
Yellow, gold, blue, and red. Front: King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema; Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck. Back: Mountains; dragon. Solid security thread. Watermark: Jigme Singye Wangchuck with electrotype swirl. Printer: (Orell Fussli). 146 x 70 mm.
a. 05.02.2016. Signature 7. Prefix RB (royal birth). Expected intro: 2017.

Courtesy of Gylfi Snorrason.

Malaysia new signature 50-ringgit note (B148b) confirmed

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B148b: Like B148a, but new signature. Prefix LS.

Courtesy of Gerhard Hoeck.

Great Britain new 10-pound polymer note reported

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Courtesy of Thomas Krause.

Israel new 20- and 100-new shekel notes unveiled

According to a press release dated 31 January 2017, the Bank of Israel has unveiled the designs of the last two denominations in its new series of notes. These are expected to be introduced by the end of 2017.

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B442 (P65): 20 new shekels (US$5.25)
Red. Front: Menorah as registration device; open book in gold-to-green SPARK; palm trees; poet, Rachel Bluwstein; microprinted poem “Kinneret.” Back: Sea of Galilee shoreline; segment of poem “Perhaps it was nothing…;” menorah. Kinegram Volume holographic stripe. Windowed color-changing security thread with demetalized 20 and portrait of Rachel Bluwstein. Watermark: Rachel Bluwstein and electrotype 20. Printer: Unknown. 129 x 71 mm.
a. 2017. Signature 15. Intro: Expected "end of 2017."

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B444 (PNL): 100 new shekels (US$26)
Orange. Front: Menorah as registration device; open book in gold-to-green SPARK; almond tree blossoms; Leah Goldberg; microprinted poem “In the land of my love the almond tree blossoms.” Back: Gazelles; poem segment, “White days;” menorah. Windowed color-changing security thread with demetalized 100 and portrait of Leah Goldberg. Watermark: Leah Goldberg and electrotype 100. Printer: Unknown. 143 x 71 mm.
a. 2017. Signature 15. Intro: Expected "end of 2017."

Courtesy of Cleo Phas and Li Dong.

Indonesia new sig/date (2016) 1,000-rupiah note (B597n) confirmed

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B597n: Like B597m, but new signatures and new date (2016). Prefix XPU.

Courtesy of Franer Jürgen.

Indonesia chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 58-page catalog covers notes issued by the Indonesian National Bank from 1945 to 1949, the Nederlansche Indische Civil Administrative in 1947, the Republik Indonesia Serikat in 1950, the Republik Indonesia from 1951 to 1961, and the Bank Indonesia from 1952 to present. Revised 3 February 2017.

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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
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Uruguay new 50-peso uruguayo note (B556) confirme

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B556 (PNL): 50 pesos uruguayos (US$2.25)
Red, blue, green, and orange. Front: Denomination as registration device; coat of arms; laurels, open book, and rising sun as registration device; José Pedro Varela; denomination as latent image on map of Uruguay. Back: Monumento a José Pedro Varela in Montevideo; laurels, ink well, quill, and scroll as registration device. No security thread. Watermark: Eletrotype 50 / Cincuenta and 50 stacked three times. Printer: OBERTHUR fiduciaire. 159 x 74 mm.
a. 2015. Signature 31. Serie F. Intro: 01.02.2017.

Courtesy of Gustavo Fernández Artigas.

Uruguay new 20-peso uruguayo note (B555) confirmed

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B555 (PNL): 20 pesos uruguayos (US$0.90)
Green, purple, and red. Front: Denomination as registration device; coat of arms; laurels, ink well, quill, and scroll as registration device; Juan Zorrilla de San Martín; denomination as latent image on map of Uruguay. Back: Alegoria de la Leyenda Patria (allegory of The Patriot Legend) consisting of a flying bare-breasted angel; laurels, ink well, quill, and scroll as registration device. No security thread. Watermark: Eletrotype 20 / Veinte and 20 stacked three times. Printer: OBERTHUR fiduciaire. 159 x 74 mm.
a. 2015. Signature 31. Serie G. Intro: 01.02.2017.

Courtesy of Gustavo Fernández Artigas.

Indonesia new signature 10,000-rupiah note (B604i) confirmed

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B604i: Like B604h, but new signatures. Prefix LPZ.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Indonesia new signature 20,000-rupiah note (B605g) confirmed

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B605g: Like B605f, but new signatures. Prefix LKZ.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

India new 500-rupee note (B298) confirmed

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B298 (PNL): 500 rupees (US$7.45)
Stone gray. Front: Denomination as registration device; Mahatma Gandhi; RBI seal with tiger and palm tree; lion capital of Ashoka pillar. Back: Swachh Bharat logo (Gandhi’s eyeglasses); language panel; Red Fort in Delhi. 3-mm wide green-to-blue windowed security thread with demetalized RBI and भारत (India). Watermark: Horizontal 500; vertical RBI; Mahatma Gandhi; vertical electrotype 500. Printer: (ISP). 150 x 63 mm.
a. 2016. Signature 22. Letter: None. Intro: 10.11.2016.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Vietnam new date (2016) 50,000-dong note (B345i) confirmed

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B345i: Like B345h, but new date (2016). Prefix MZ.

Courtesy of Alex Zlotin.

Vietnam new date (2016) 100,000-dong note (B346j) confirmed

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B346j: Like B346i, but new date (2016). Prefix LJ.

Courtesy of Alex Zlotin.

German-Austria chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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The German-Austria chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$4.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

This 8-page catalog covers notes issued by the Oesterreichisch-Ungarische Bank (Austro-Hungarian Bank) in 1919. Published 27 January 2017.

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  • Security features described in full
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  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
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Honduras new sig/date (12.06.2014) 500-lempira note confirmed

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Like PNL, but new date (12 DE JUNIO DE 2014) and new signatures. Prefix AC.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Honduras new sig/date (12.06.2014) 10-lempira note confirmed

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Like P99, but new date (12 DE JUNIO DE 2014) and new signatures. Prefix BT.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Honduras new sig/date (12.06.2014) 5-lempira note confirmed

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Like P98, but new date (12 DE JUNIO DE 2014) and new signatures. Prefix BL.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Gibraltar new 100-pound polymer commemorative note (B135) confirmed

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B135 (PNL): 100 pounds (US$142)
Purple. Front: Queen Elizabeth II; crenellated castle tower as registration device; coat of arms of castle with key. Back: Crenellated castle tower; Sir Joshua Hassan. Depth Image holographic stripe. Watermark: None. Printer: (TDLR). 163 x 90 mm. Polymer (Safeguard).
a. 21st August 2015. Sig. 15. Intro: 23.01.2017.
This is the first note in the world with a holographic foil on the Safeguard substrate.
Replacement notes: Serial number above C 250000.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online) and Arnoldo Efron (Global Numismatic Services).

Chile new date (2015) 1,000-peso note (B296f) confirmed

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B296f: Like B296e, but new date (2015). Prefix DG.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Nigeria new date (2016) 500-naira note (B228r) confirmed

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B228r: Like B228q, but new date (2016). Prefix V/99.

Courtesy of Andrew Roberts.

Venezuela's central bank governor resigns

According to various press reports, on 22 January 2017 Venezuela's president, Nicolas Maduro, announced the resignation of the president of the Banco Central de Venezuela, Nelson Merrines, who will be be replaced by economist Ricardo Sanguino.

Solomon Islands new 20-dollar note (B223) reported for 23.01.2017 introduction

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According to a press release dated 12 January 2017, the Central Bank of the Solomon Islands intends to introduce a new 20-dollar note with new features, dimensions (140 x 66 mm), and sophistication in design, durability, and security. The notes, printed by De La Rue, will be launched on 20 January, but won’t enter circulation until 23 January.

Courtesy of Andrew Randall.

Singapore new symbol (two stars) 2-dollar note (B208i) confirmed

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B208i: Like B208h, but with two stars below EDUCATION on back. Prefix 6AA, 6CA.

Courtesy of KK Lim ().

Nigeria new date (2016) 5-naira note (B234h) confirmed

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B234h: Like B234g, but new date (2016). Prefix DE.

Courtesy of Alex Zlotin.

Singapore new symbol (two stars) 50-dollar note (B205i) confirmed

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B205i: Like B205h, but with two stars below ARTS on back. Prefix 5GE.

Courtesy of KK Lim ().

Liberia new 500-dollar note (B316) confirmed

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B316 (PNL): 500 dollars (US$6)
Purple, blue, and yellow. Front: Woman, elderly man, and man, all wearing traditional clothing; 5-pointed star as registration device. Back: Bank seal with crossed kissi money and front and back of 50-cent coin dated 1969; 5-pointed star; hippopotamus adult and calf. Rapid windowed security thread with demetalized stars. Watermark: Coat of arms with electrotype CBL. Printer: (Crane Currency). 143 x 66 mm.
a. 2016. Signature 7. Prefix AA. Intro: 18.01.2017.

Courtesy of Oleksiy Danylenko.

Fiume chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

Fiume cover
The Fiume chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$4.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

This 7-page catalog covers notes issued by the Citta` di Fiume (City of Fiume) from 1919 to 1921. Published 20 January 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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  • Security features described in full
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  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
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Costa Rica new sig/date (11.09.2013) 1,000-colon note (B557b) confirmed

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B557b: Like B557a, but new date (11 de setiembre de 2013), new signatures. Serie B.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Angola new 5-kwanza note (B550) confirmed

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B550 (PNL): 5 kwanzas (US$0.05)
Blue. Front: José Eduardo dos Santos & António Agostinho Neto. Back: Coat of arms; bird flying over Ruacana waterfalls. Windowed security thread with demetalized BNA 5. Watermark: The Thinker. Printer: (Goznak). 145 x 66 mm.
a. OUTUBRO 2012. Signature 14. Prefix YA. Intro: 2017.

Courtesy of Christian Fouillot ().

Angola new 10-kwanza note (B551) confirmed

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B551 (PNL): 10 kwanzas (US$0.10)
Pink. Front: José Eduardo dos Santos & António Agostinho Neto. Back: Coat of arms; pelican flying over Luena waterfalls. Windowed security thread with demetalized BNA 10. Watermark: The Thinker. Printer: (Goznak). 145 x 66 mm.
a. OUTUBRO 2012. Signature 14. Prefix WA. Intro: 2017.

Courtesy of Christian Fouillot ().

Singapore new symbol (two hollow stars) 2-dollar note (B208j) confirmed

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B208j: Like B208h, but with two hollow stars below EDUCATION on back. Prefix 6RG.

Courtesy of KK Lim ().

Singapore new symbol (solid star) 2-dollar note (B208h) confirmed

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B208h: Like B208g, but with one solid star below EDUCATION on back. Prefix 6AF.

Courtesy of KK Lim ().

Singapore new symbol (solid houses) 10-dollar note (B210j) confirmed

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B210j: Like B210i, but with two solid houses below SPORTS on back. Prefix 5FZ.

Courtesy of KK Lim ().

Uruguay new 200-peso note (B554) confirmed

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According to a poster, the Banco Central del Uruguay introduced a new series F 200-peso note (B554) on 29 December 2016. This note is like preceding issues (B548), but new series, new date, new signatures, new printer imprint, and several significant changes to the security features, including denomination as registration device, holographic windowed security thread, translucent features, map of Uruguay in OVI, iridescent stripes, and intaglio marks for the sight impaired.

Reportedly the 100-peso note has also been revised.

Courtesy of Gustavo Fernández Artigas.

Guatemala new 20-quetzal note reported

On 12 January 2017, the Banco de Guatemala unveiled a new 20-quetzal note like the preceding issues, but with a purple-to-gold OVI scroll at right front.



Courtesy of Brian Lema.

Venezuela new 500-, 5,000-, and 20,000-bolívar notes confirmed

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Courtesy of José Daniel Fernandez.

Indonesia new signature 50,000-rupiah note (B606g) confirmed

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B606g: Like B606f, but new signature. Prefix VCN.

Courtesy of Martin Burger.

India new signature 50-rupee note (B294b) confirmed

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B294b: Like B294a, but new signature. No inset letter.

Courtesy of Mohamed Ibrahim.

Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 12-page catalog covers notes issued by the Ministry of Finance of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes from 1919 to 1921, and the National Bank of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes from 1920 to 1926. Published 13 January 2017.

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Pakistan new date (2016) 50-rupee note (B234l) confirmed

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B234l: Like B234k, but new date (2016). Prefix GM.

Courtesy of Clive Brind.

Indonesia denies rumors of hammer and sickle on new banknotes

According to an article on Tempo.co dated 10 January 2017, Bank Indonesia Governor Agus D.W. Martowadojo assured the public that the image at left front is the bank logo as registration device, not a Soviet hammer and sickle as rumored.

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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.

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Rif Republic chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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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 200-, 500-, and 1,000-som notes (B230, 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

Austria chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 34-page catalog covers notes issued by the Oesterreichisch-Ungarische Bank (Austro-Hungarian Bank) from 1920 to 1922, Oesterreichische Nationalbank (Austrian National Bank) from 1924 to 1997, Alliierte Militärbehörde (Allied Military Authority) in 1944, and Republik Österreich (Republic of Austria) in 1945. Published 6 January 2017.

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  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
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Singapore new symbol (solid house) 1,000-dollar note (B207h) confirmed

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B207h: Like B207g, but with one solid house below GOVERNMENT on back. Prefix 5AA.

Courtesy of Teddy Wahidin.

Costa Rica new sig/date (11.09.2013) 2,000-colon note (B558b) confirmed

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B558b: Like B558a, but new date (11 de setiembre de 2013) and new signatures. Series A.

Courtesy of Sev Onyshkevych.

Colombia new date (06.08.2014) 50,000-peso note reported

According to a circular, on 12 December 2016 the Banco de la Republic Colombia introduced a 50,000-peso note like P455 but dated 6 DE AGOSTO DE 2014.

Courtesy of Mauricio Diaz-Chavarro.

Colombia new date (05.09.2013) 10,000-peso note reported

According to a circular, on 12 December 2016 the Banco de la Republic Colombia introduced a 10,000-peso note like P453 but dated 5 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2013.

Courtesy of Mauricio Diaz-Chavarro.

Botswana new date (2014) 10-pula note (B124d) confirmed

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B124d: Like B124c, but new date (2014). Prefix AD.

Courtesy of Andrew Roberts.

Cuba new date (2015) 20-peso note (B908j) confirmed

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B908j: Like B908i, but new date (2015). Series CP-88.

Courtesy of Yigal Arkin.

Cuba new date (2016) 1-peso note (B902c) confirmed

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B902c: Like B902b, but new date (2016). Series GM-11.

Courtesy of Yigal Arkin.

Poland new 10- and 20-złoty notes reported for 2017 introduction

According to ordinance 30/2016 of 1 December 2016, the National Bank of Poland intends to introduce the following new notes:

The 120 x 60 mm dark brown 10-złoty note will feature Prince Mieszko I on the front, dinar coins on the back, and is dated 15 WRZEŚNIA (September) 2016. 1 billion pieces will be introduced beginning 27 February 2017.

The 126 x 63 mm purple and pink 20-złoty note will feature King Bolesław I Chrobry on the front, coins on the back, and is dated 15 WRZEŚNIA (September) 2016. 800 million pieces will be introduced beginning 20 January 2017.

Courtesy of Jan Bogus.

Philippines new sig/date (2016A) 500-peso note confirmed

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Like P210, but new date (2016A) and new signature (Rodrigo Duterte and Amando M. Tetangco, Jr.).

Courtesy of Sing Chia Tan ().

Philippines new sig/date (2016) 20-peso note confirmed

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Like P206, but new date (2016) and new signature (Rodrigo Duterte and Amando M. Tetangco, Jr.). Prefix SN.

Courtesy of Sing Chia Tan ().

Nigeria new date (2016) 50-naira note (B236i) confirmed

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B236i: Like B237h, but new date (2016). Prefix SH.

Courtesy of Evžen Škňouřil.