South America

Bolivia new signature 20-boliviano note confirmed

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20 bolivianos, 28 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 1986. Like P234, but new signatures, and new imprint (DLR). Suffix I.

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Courtesy of Shane McCulloch (www.newcastlecoins.com.au).

Colombia new date (17.08.2012) 2,000-peso note confirmed

2,000 pesos, 17 DE AGOSTO DE 2012. Like P457, but new date.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Bolivia new sig/imprint 10-boliviano note confirmed

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10 bolivianos, 28 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 1986. Series I. Like notes printed by Canadian Bank Note (with CBN imprint at lower left back) in 2011, but with new signatures and imprint is now OBERTHUR TECHNOLOGIES.

Courtesy of Alberto Fochi.

Argentina new 10-peso note reported

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According to an article in InfoRegión, the Banco Central de República Argentina has unveiled a new 10-peso note featuring a revised portrait of general Manuel Belgrano in military uniform.

Courtesy of Cleo Phas.

Chile new sig/date (2012) 1,000-peso note confirmed

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1,000 pesos, 2012. Like P161, but new date and new signatures (Rodrigo Vergara and Alejandro Zurbuchen Silva). Prefix BE - CC.

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Courtesy of Nin Cheun (Noteshobby) and Thomas Krause (Polymernotes of the World).

French Guiana chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 17-page catalog covers notes issued by the French Treasury in 1794, the Banque de la Guyane (Bank of Guiana) from 1887 to 1945, the Caisse Centrale de la France Libre (Central Cashier of Free France) in 1941, and the Caisse Centrale de la France d’Outre-Mer (Central Cashier of Overseas France) from 1944 to 1960. Published 9 May 2014.

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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  • 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
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  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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Chile new sig/date (2012) 10,000-peso note confirmed

10,000 pesos, 2012. Like P164, but new date and new signatures (Rodrigo Vergara and Alejandro Zurbuchen Silva). Prefix CG - DH.

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Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (www.banknoten.de) and Claudio Marana.

Uruguay new 500-peso uruguayo serie E note confirmed

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BCU B52 (PNL): 500 pesos uruguayos (US$23)
Blue, purple, red, and green. Front: Denomination as registration device; coat of arms; laurels, open book, and rising sun as registration device; Alfredo Vásquez Acevedo; map of Uruguay as SPARK patch. Back: Universidad de la República (University of the Republic) building in Montevideo; laurels, open book, and rising sun. Holographic windowed security thread. Watermark: José Gervasio Artigas and electrotype Quinientos and 500 stacked three times. Printer: OBERTHUR technologies. 159 x 74 mm.
a. 2014. Signature 30. Serie E. Intro: 08.05.2014.

Courtesy of Gustavo Fernández Artigas.

Bolivia has issued tender for printing of J series of notes

According to a report on ElDeber.com dated 16 February 2014, the Banco Central de Bolivia has issued a tender for the printing of new banknotes for J series.

Suriname new sig/date (01.04.2012) 5- and 100-dollar notes confirmed

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5 dollars, 1 APRIL 2012. Like CBVS B45a, but new date (vertical in blue) and signature (Gillmore Hoefdraad), plus printer imprint (Giesecke & Devrient) on back.

100 dollars, 1 APRIL 2012. Like CBVS B49a, but new date (vertical in blue) and signature (Gillmore Hoefdraad), plus printer imprint (Giesecke & Devrient) on back.

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Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (www.banknoten.de).

Venezuela new sig/date (03.02.2011) 5-bolívar note confirmed

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5 bolívars, 3 DE FEBRERO DE 2011. Like P89, but new date and signatures. Prefix P.

Courtesy of Alexander Petrov.

French Guiana scans needed for catalog

I am looking for images of the following banknotes of French Guiana for inclusion in The Banknote Book:

P3 (100 francs with red and black on buff paper)
P11A (2 francs emergency issue of 1942)
P33 (50 nouveaux francs on 5,000 francs)

If you know where I can find even low-resolution images of these notes, please let me know.

Even better, if you own any of these notes, please email 300-dpi, 100% actual size, 24-bit color scans of the front and back of these notes, saved as uncompressed JPEG, BMP, or TIFF. Please download and follow these detailed scanning instructions.

As a contributor, you will receive the satisfaction of taking part in creating something of excellence, your note may be immortalized as a plate note in The Banknote Book, plus your name will appear in the Acknowledgements along with your email address or URL, if you wish (great publicity for dealers).

Thanks in advance for everyone's cooperation!

Venezuela new sig/date (19.12.2008) 20-bolívar note confirmed

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20 bolívars, 19 DE DICIEMBRE DE 2008. Like P91, but new date and signatures. Prefix J.

Courtesy of Alexander Petrov.

Argentina new 50-peso Falklands commemorative note reported

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According to a BBC article dated 3 April 2014, Argentina "launched" (it's unclear if it was merely unveiled or actually introduced into circulation) a new 50-peso note commemorating the 32nd anniversary of the invasion of the archipelago known as the Falklands to Britian and the Islas Malvinas to Argentina.

Additional information and images are requested so that this report can be confirmed.

Courtesy of Cleo Phas, Aidan Work, and Christof Zellweger.

Argentina new sig 5- and 20-peso notes confirmed

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5 pesos, no date. Like P353 but new signatures and suffix H.

20 pesos, no date. Like P355 but new signatures and suffix E.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Paraguay new date (2011) 10,000-guaraní note confirmed

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10,000 guaraníes, 2011. Like BCP B56, but new date, new prefix (G), new printer imprint (PWPW S.A.) and revised engravings, including blank area to right of portrait.

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Courtesy of Vygandas Kadzys (TonyGrants2).

Paraguay new sig/date (2013) 100,000-guaraní note confirmed

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100,000 guaraníes, 2013. Like BCP B54, but new date, new signatures (Jorge Aurelio Villalba Leguizamón and Carlos Fernández Valdovinos), and printer imprint reverts to CRANE CURRENCY.

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Courtesy of Vygandas Kadzys (TonyGrants2).

Falkland Islands new sig/date (01.01.2011) 20-pound note confirmed

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20 pounds, 1 JANUARY 2011. Like GFI B21, but new date, signature 9, and Cornerstone watermarks added.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Uruguay chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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The Uruguay 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 the Banco Central del Uruguay (Central Bank of Uruguay) from 1967 to present. Published 14 February 2014.

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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Colombia new date (16.08.2012) 2,000-peso note confirmed

2,000 pesos, 16 DE AGOSTO DE 2012. Like P457, but new date.

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Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (http://www.banknoten.de).

Uruguay new president at central bank as of 10.01.2014

According to an article on LaRed21 dated 10 January 2014, Alberto Graña took over from Mario Bergara as president of the Banco Central del Uruguay. New signature varieties may result from the transition.

Guyana new 5,000-dollar note confirmed

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On 9 December 2013, the Bank of Guyana introduced a 5,000-dollar banknote with the following features:

  • Bank of Guyana logo and the Map of Guyana (front)
  • Guyana's Rainforest and National Bird (back)
  • Watermark: The Macaw and Value of the note (5000)
  • Spark: When tilted the colour of the value shifts from Magenta to green and the rolling bar moves up and down
  • Holographic Stripe: When tilted at an angle the image of a Jaguar can be seen.
  • See- through: The value of the note ($5000) appears when the note is held up to the light.
  • Latent Image: At a certain angle the value 5000 can be seen.
  • Blind Mark: Mark for the visually impaired and partially sighted. (Right of note)
  • Dual Track: Two track thread with optically variable and metallic print properties (Back)
  • Intaglio Print: A distinctive raised feel
  • Novel Numbering: Progressively larger numbers
  • 156 x 65 mm

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Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (http://www.banknoten.de), Alex Zlotin, and Thomas Augustsson.

Peru revised 100-nuevo sole note confirmed

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According to a press release, on 18 December 2013 the Banco Central de Reserva del Perú introduced a revised 100-nuevo sole note like the preceding issues, but with the vertical 100 on front rendered in SPARK ink, new signatures, dated 22 DE MARZO DE 2012, and watermark of portrait with vertical electrotype 100 below and a flag above.

Courtesy of Cleophas Elmakias Schockemohle and Thomas Augustsson.

Colombia new date 20,000- and 50,000-peso notes confirmed

20,000 pesos, 5 DE AGOSTO DE 2010. Like P454, but new date.

50,000 pesos, 25, 26, and 27 DE AGOSTO DE 2011. Like P455, but new dates.

Courtesy of Bartosz Gosztyla and Claudio Marana.

Colombia new date (19.08.2012) 5,000-peso note confirmed

5,000 pesos, 19 DE AGOSTO DE 2012. Like P452, but new date.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Colombia new date (15.08.2012) 2,000-peso note confirmed

2,000 pesos, 15 DE AGOSTOS DE 2012. Like P457, but new date.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Paraguay new date (2011) 20,000-guaraní note confirmed

20,000 guaraníes, 2011. Like BCP B52a, but new date. Prefix D.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Venezuela new date (31.01.2012) 50- and 100-bolívar notes confirmed

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50 bolívares, 31 DE ENERO DE 2012. Like P92, but new date. SIgnatures Nelson José Merentes Díaz and Eudomar Tovar.

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100 bolívares, 31 DE ENERO DE 2012. Like P93, but new date. SIgnatures Nelson José Merentes Díaz and Eudomar Tovar.

Courtesy of Jean-Claude Royaud.

Chile new sig/date (2012) 20,000-peso note confirmed

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20,000 pesos, 2012. Like P165, but new date and signatures.

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Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (www.banknoten.de).

Uruguay new sig/date (2011) 50-peso uruguayo note confirmed with serie E

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50 pesos uruguayos (US$10), 2011. Like P87, but new date, new signatures, series E, new screen trap pattern, and printer imprint (DE LA RUE).

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Chile new sig/date (2012) 2,000- and 5,000-peso notes confirmed

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According to an article on Terra, in August the Banco Central de Chile issued 2,000- and 5,000-peso notes like P162 and P163, respectively, but with a new signature for the bank president, Rodrigo Vergara, who took office in December 2011, replacing José De Gregorio Rebeco. The new notes are dated 2012.

Courtesy of Thomas Krause and Hartmut Fraunhoffer.

Brazil chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 30-page catalog covers notes issued by the Banco Central do Brasil (Central Bank of Brazil) from 1965 to present day. Published 11 October 2013.

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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Argentina new sig 50-peso note confirmed

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50 pesos, no date. Like P356, but new signatures. Suffix G.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Paraguay chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 21-page catalog covers notes issued by the Banco Central del Paraguay (Central Bank of Paraguay) from 1952 to present day. Published 13 September 2013.

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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Brazil new 2- and 5-real notes confirmed

According to a Portuguese-language press release dated 29 July 2013, Banco Central do Brasil issued new 2-real and 5-real banknotes, thereby completing the second family of real notes.

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BCB B77 (PNL): 2 reais (US$1.05)
Blue and green. Front: Puzzle number as registration device; head of República. Back: TARTARUGA MARINHA (Eretmochelys imbricata, Hawksbill sea turtles) swimming among corals and starfish; puzzle number. No security thread. Watermark: Sea turtle and electrotype 2. Printer: CASA DA MOEDA DO BRASIL. 121 x 65 mm.
a. 2010. Signature 42. Intro: 29.07.2013.

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BCB B78 (P252): 5 reais (US$2.65)
Purple and blue. Front: Puzzle number as registration device; head of República. Back (vertical): GARÇA (Casmerodius albus, great egret) bird standing in swamp; puzzle number. No security thread. Watermark: Egret and electrotype 5. Printer: CASA DA MOEDA DO BRASIL. 128 x 65 mm.
a. 2010. Signature 42. Intro: 29.07.2013.

Courtesy of Cleo Phas and Thomas Augustsson.

Venuezuela new sig/date (31.01.2012) 2-bolívar note confirmed

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2 bolívares, 31 DE ENERO DE 2012. Like P88, but new date and signatures.

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Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (www.banknoten.de).

Argentina new series B 100-peso note confirmed

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On 21 September 2012, the Banco Central de la República Argentina began issuing 20 million commemorative 100-peso (US$22) notes bearing the face of Eva "Evita" Perón to mark the 60th anniversary of her death. These first issues have serial number suffix A.

Recently the bank has begun issuing suffix B notes which are similar, but have several significant differences.

Front:
  • The outlined red flowers have been moved right, from underneath the green SPARK patch.
  • The tree branches and leaves have been redrawn.
  • The watermark is larger and the electrotype initials moved from left to right of the portrait.

Back:
  • The vignette at left has been reengraved to reveal much more detail.
  • The vertical denomination numerals have shifted from center left to upper left.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (www.banknoten.de).

Colombia new sig/date (23.08.2011) 2,000-peso note confirmed

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2,000 pesos, 23 DE AGOSTO DE 2011. Like P457, but new date and sigantures.

Courtesy of Alexander Petrov.

Colombia new sig/date (24.08.2011) 5,000-peso note confirmed

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5,000 pesos, 24 DE AGOSTO DE 2011. Like P452, but new date and sigantures.

Courtesy of Alexander Petrov.

Colombia new date (03.08.2010) 10,000-peso note confirmed

10,000 pesos, 3 DE AGOSTO DE 2010. Like P453, but new date.

Courtesy of Alexander Petrov.

Argentina's 100-peso "Evita" note wins Latin American Banknote of the Year 2013

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The organizers of the Latin American High Security Printing (HSP) Conference are delighted to announce at the Conference in Bogota, Colombia today, that the inaugural award of Latin American Banknote of the Year 2013 was presented to Senora Katya Daura, President of S.E. Casa de Moneda, Argentina for the 100 Pesos Eva Perón note.

The Argentinean 100 Pesos banknote was issued in 2012 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the death of former first lady Eva Perón. The banknote was designed by Roger Pfund based on the earlier work of Renato Garrasi and produced by S.E. Casa de Moneda.

The Latin American banknote award, introduced by HSP, aims at recognising banknote design developments and achievements in the fast-evolving Latin American region. The Award Committee comprises the Board of Directors of HSP organising company Reconnaissance International Ltd, and the editorial representatives of Currency News, the periodical dedicated to the global currency industry.

The selection criteria are based on design visibility, banknote functionalities, security sophistication as well as thematic relevance.

Commenting on the Award Committee’s decision, Martyn White, Chairman of Reconnaissance International, remarked on the note’s bright-coloured appeal, the ‘world-class’ intaglio portrait of Eva Perón, the integrative use of security elements as well as the rich heritage perceived through the banknote and readily identified by the population.

Background: Evita Note Finally Sees the Light of Day

In July 2012, the Central Bank of Argentina issued a 100 Peso commemorative note bearing the image of the former first lady, Eva ‘Evita’ Peron to mark the 60th anniversary of her death.

After the death of Eva Peron in 1952 both the Central Bank and the banknote printer, SE Casa de Moneda (CMA), started work immediately, the idea being to replace the Liberty Effigy in the existing 5 Peso with a portrait of Eva, but this idea was rejected by the authorities. It was then that CMA artist Renato Garrasi created a new sepia-tinted design that had Eva’s portrait on one side, with the intention of paying homage to her extensive social work for the poor.

However, in 1955 the President was ousted in a military coup, and the subsequent regime set about eliminating all signs of Peronism, including the destruction of any images associated with Juan and Eva Peron. To avoid the loss of the banknote designs, a CMA employee hid them, and they remained hidden, and forgotten, for the next five and a half decades.

It was only in 2006 – with the removal of furniture as part of a refurbishment of the design department – that the original sepia-tinted artwork, hand-painted by Garrasi, came to light. It was this artwork that provided the inspiration for the new note and, after extensive research undertaken by personnel from CDM, the concept for the 21st century version was presented in 2012. It was unveiled to the nation in July 2012 by HE President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, one day before the 60th anniversary of Eva Perón’s death, and was issued two months later, in September.

The brightly-coloured commemorative note features intaglio printing, a watermark, an optically variable feature and a thread, and was created by the Swiss banknote designer Roger Pfund together with designers from CMA. The portrait was engraved by Sergio Pilosio, an Argentinan citizen living in Switzerland. It is the first time a new design has been introduced in Argentina for 20 years, and the first Argentinean banknote to feature a woman.

Although designed as a commemorative banknote, in January 2013 President Kirchner announced that it is to become the new 100 Peso circulating note, replacing the current note carrying the portrait of the 19th century president Julio Argentino Roca.

The circulating version will feature the numeral 100 in SPARK® with a green to blue colour shift and rolling-bar effect, see-through register, watermark and 5mm wide Picture Thread™ with Eva Peron’s image. It will be issued in a few weeks time to provide a lasting, and everyday, tribute to the iconic former first lady.

Colombia new sig/date (22.08.2011) 2,000-peso note confirmed

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2,000 pesos, 22 DE AGOSTO DE 2011. Like P457, but new signatures and date.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Chile new date (2011) 10,000- and 20,000-peso notes confirmed

10,000 pesos, 2011. Like P164, but new date.

20,000 pesos, 2011. Like P165, but new date.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Yuri Minkin (http://stores.ebay.com/yuri111).

Chile new date (2011) 1,000-peso note confirmed

1,000 pesos, 2011. Like P161, but new date.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Yuri Minkin (http://stores.ebay.com/yuri111).

Argentina new signature 100-peso note confirmed

Argentina_BCRA_100_P_2003.00.00_P357_Z_41364759_fArgentina_BCRA_100_P_2003.00.00_P357_Z_41364759_sig
100 pesos, no date. Like P357, but new signatures (Marcó-Boudou) and vertical red serial number at left,
horiztonal black serial number with novel numbering at upper right.

Courtesy of Alberto Fochi.

Colombia new date (12.06.2011) 1,000-peso note confirmed

Colombia_BRC_1000_pesos_2011.06.12_P456_05340404_sig
1,000 pesos, 12 DE JUNIO DE 2011. Like P456, but new date.

Courtesy of Alexander Petrov.

Paraguay new 5,000-guarani polymer note confirmed

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In 2011 it was reported that the Banco Central del Paraguay was contemplating issuing polymer notes. According to this post on UltimaHora.com, the 5,000-guarani (US$1.10) note was issued as a polymer note on 14 January 2013. The note is dated 2011, and has reportedly been printed without imprint by Canadian Bank Note Company.


Courtesy of Raihan Numista and Thomas Krause.

Colombia new date (07.08.2010) 50,000-peso note confirmed

Colombia_BRC_50000_pesos_2010.08.07_P455_06356576_sig
50,000 pesos (US$28), 7 DE AGOSTO DE 2010. Like P455, but new date. Signatures José Darío Uribe Escobar
and Geraldo Hernández Correa.

Courtesy of Andrés Collazos.

Colombia new date (03.09.2008) 20,000-peso note confirmed

Colombia_BRC_20000_pesos_2008.09.03_P454_93108941_sig
20,000 pesos (US$11), 3 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2008. Like P454, but new date. Signatures José Darío Uribe Escobar
and Geraldo Hernández Correa.

Courtesy of Andrés Collazos.

Colombia new date (02.08.2010) 10,000-peso note confirmed

Colombia_BRC_10000_pesos_2010.08.02_P453_44339881_sig
10,000 pesos (US$5.60), 2 DE AGOSTO DE 2010. Like P453, but new date. Signatures José Darío Uribe Escobar
and Geraldo Hernández Correa.

Courtesy of Andrés Collazos.

Colombia new date (30.07.010) 2,000-peso note confirmed

Colombia_BRC_2000_pesos_2010.07.30_P457_41442715_sig
2,000 pesos (US$1.10), 30 DE JULIO DE 2010. Like P457, but new date. Signatures José Darío Uribe Escobar
and Geraldo Hernández Correa.

Courtesy of Andrés Collazos.

Colombia new date (01.08.2010) 5,000-peso note confirmed

Colombia_BRC_5000_pesos_2010.08.01_P452_19580990_sig
5,000 pesos (US$2.80), 1o DE AGOSTO DE 2010. Like P452, but new date. Signatures José Darío Uribe Escobar
and Geraldo Hernández Correa.

Courtesy of Andrés Collazos.

British Guiana chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

British Guiana cover

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

This 6-page catalog covers every note (32 types and varieties, including 9 notes unlisted in the SCWPM) issued by the Government of British Guiana from 1916 to 1942. Published 18 January 2013.

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
  • Red stars highlight the many notes missing from the SCWPM
  • 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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Venezuela new sig/date (03.02.2011) 10-, 20-, 50-, and 100-bolívare notes confirmed

Venezuela_BCV_10_B_2011.02.03_P90_R_31602271_sig
10, 20, 50, and 100 bolívares. Like P90, 91, 92, and 93, respectively, but new date (3 DE FEBRERO DE 2011) and signatures.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the right-most link below.

Courtesy of Peter Mosselberger, Catálogo Numismático de Venezuela, and Hartmut Fraunhoffer (www.banknoten.de).

British Guiana scans needed for The Banknote Book

If you have any of the notes listed below, please email 300-dpi, 100% actual size, 24-bit color scans of the front and back of these notes, saved as uncompressed JPEG, BMP, or TIFF. Please click here to download and follow these detailed scanning instructions.

I am looking for 300-dpi images of the following banknotes of British Guiana:

Pick 1: 1 dollar dated 1916 or 1918
Pick 2: 2 dollars dated 1916 or 1918
Pick 1A: 1 dollar dated 1920 or 1924
Pick 2A: 2 dollars dated 1920 or 1924
Pick 6: 1 dollar dated 1936
Pick 13: 2 dollars dated 1937
Pick 17: 100 dollars dated 1942

As a contributor to The Banknote Book, you will receive the satisfaction of taking part in creating something of excellence, your note may be immortalized as the plate note for the catalog, plus your name, email address, and URL will appear in the Acknowledgements, if you wish.

Thanks in advance for your participation!

Venezuela new date (24.05.2007) 5-bolivare note confirmed

5 bolívares (US$1.15), 24 DE MAYO DE 2007. Like P89, but new date.

Courtesy of Alexander Petrov.

Colombia new date (11.06.2011) 1,000-peso note confirmed

Colombia_BRC_1000_P_2011.06.11_P456_05339972_sig
1,000 pesos (US$0.55), 11 DE JUNIO DE 2011. Like P456, but new date and new signatures.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Uruguay new sig/date (2011) 200-peso uruguayo note confirmed with serie E

Uruguay_BCU_200_PU_2011.00.00_PNL_E_00044629_fUruguay_BCU_200_PU_2011.00.00_PNL_E_00044629_rUruguay_BCU_200_PU_2011.00.00_PNL_E_00044629_sig
200 pesos uruguayos (US$10), 2011. Like P89, but new date, new signatures, series E, new screen trap pattern, wider windowed security thread, and printer imprint (DE LA RUE).

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Yuri Minkin (myworld.ebay.com/yuri111).

Venezuela new sig/date (03.09.2009) 50-bolivar note confirmed

Venezuela_RBV_50_B_2009.09.03_P92_G_00005866_sig
50 bolivares (US$12), 3 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2009. Like P92, but new date and new signatures.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Collect Numis (http://stores.ebay.com/COLLECTNUMIS-NET).

Colombia again considers revaluing currency

According to an article on Semana.com dated 29 September 2012, the Colombian congress is considering a bill to revalue the peso by removing three zeros in an effort to simplify economic transactions. Such a move has been discussed for several years, and as with the case with revaluations in other countries, these things are politically charged and often take many, many years to come to fruition. Currently Colombia's banknotes range from 1,000 to 50,000 pesos (US$0.55 and $28, respectively).

Falkland Islands new sig/date (2011) 10-pound note confirmed

Falkland_Islands_GFI_10_P_2011.01.01_B20b_P14_B_000099_sig
10 pounds (US$16), 1 JANUARY 2011. Like GFI B20a (P14), but new date, prefix B, Cornerstone watermarks added, and new signatures (L. M. Lyse, K. Padgett, and Moira C. Eccles). Intro: 2012.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Phil Middleton (www.falklandcollectibles.com).

Argentina new 100-peso note with Evita's portrait confirmed

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According to an article on Latino Fox News dated 23 July 2012, the Banco Central de la República Argentina is preparing to issue 20 million commemorative 100-peso (US$22) note bearing the face of Eva "Evita" Perón to mark the 60th anniversary of her death. The new notes are based on the design of a 5-peso note from 1952 that never went into circulation.

UPDATE: According to this Spanish-language article, one million notes were issued 21 September 2012, the 60th anniversary of Evita's death, though there seems to be some technical printing problem to resolve.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Yves Courtemanche, Claudio Marana, and Arg_Collectibles.

Colombia new date (29.07.2010) 2,000-peso note confirmed

Colombia_BRC_2000_P_2010.07.29_P457_57734260_sig
2,000 pesos (US$1.10), 29 DE JULIO DE 2010. Like P457, but new date.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Paraguay new date (2011) 2,000-guaraní note confirmed

Paraguay_BCP_2000_G_2011.00.00_PNL_C_02399302_Leguizamon-Mendoza_sig
2,000 guaraníes (US$0.45), 2011. Like the same denomination issued 18.12.2009, but new date, prefix C, new printer imprint (CANADIAN BANK NOTE COMPANY, LIMITED), and minor changes to guilloche patterns.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Yuri111.

Paraguay new date (2011) 50,000-guarani series F note confirmed

Paraguay_BCP_50000_G_2011.00.00_B54b_PNL_F_00526495_Leguizamon-Mendoza_fParaguay_BCP_50000_G_2011.00.00_B54b_PNL_F_00526495_Leguizamon-Mendoza_rParaguay_BCP_50000_G_2011.00.00_B54b_PNL_F_00526495_Leguizamon-Mendoza_sig
Banco Central de Paraguay has issued a new Series F 50,000-guarani (US$10.75) which is like the Seres D notes issued 12 May 2008 (P232), but with a Motion security thread instead of a windowed metallic thread, and the removal of the second instance of “BANCO CENTRAL DEL PARAGUAY” above the watermark area on the back. This note is like the series E note, but with new date.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Paraguay new sig/date (2011) 100,000-guaraní note confirmed

Paraguay_BCP_100000_G_2011.00.00_P233_F_03621007_f
100,000 guaraníes (US$23), 2011. Like P233, but new date, new signatures, and new printer imprint (OBERTHUR technologies).

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Peter Mosselberger and Noteshobby.

Bolivia new series I 50-boliviano note confirmed

Bolivia_BCB_50_B_1986.11.28_PNL_I_069591661_fBolivia_BCB_50_B_1986.11.28_PNL_I_069591661_rBolivia_BCB_50_B_1986.11.28_PNL_I_069591661_sig
50 bolivianos (US$7.25), 28 NOVEMBER 1986. Series I. These are printed by Canadian Bank Note. The microprinting changed from “REPUBLICADEBOLIVIA” to “ESTADOPLURINACIONALDEBOLIVIA” and the watermark now contains a pixelated pattern between the portrait and the electrotype denomination.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Antonio Paz.

Bolivia new series I 200-boliviano note confirmed

Bolivia_BCB_200_B_1986.11.28_PNL_I_013825408_fBolivia_BCB_200_B_1986.11.28_PNL_I_013825408_rBolivia_BCB_200_B_1986.11.28_PNL_I_013825408_sig
200 bolivianos (US$29), 28 NOVEMBER 1986. Series I. These are printed by Canadian Bank Note. The microprinting changed from “REPUBLICADEBOLIVIA” to “ESTADOPLURINACIONALDEBOLIVIA” and the watermark now contains a pixelated pattern between the portrait and the electrotype denomination.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Antonio Paz.

Bolivia new series I 10-boliviano note confirmed

Bolivia_BCB_10_B_1986.11.28_PNL_I_057640000_fBolivia_BCB_10_B_1986.11.28_PNL_I_057640000_rBolivia_BCB_10_B_1986.11.28_PNL_I_057640000_sig
10 bolivianos (US$1.45), 28 NOVEMBER 1986. Series I. These are printed by Canadian Bank Note. The microprinting changed from “REPUBLICADEBOLIVIA” to “ESTADOPLURINACIONALDEBOLIVIA” and the watermark now contains a pixelated pattern between the portrait and the electrotype denomination.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Antonio Paz.

Bolivia new series I 100-boliviano note confirmed

Bolivia_BCB_100_B_1986.11.28_PNL_I_195349700_fBolivia_BCB_100_B_1986.11.28_PNL_I_195349700_r
Bolivia_BCB_100_B_1986.11.28_PNL_I_195349700_sig
100 bolivianos (US$14), 28 NOVEMBER 1986. Series I. These are printed by Canadian Bank Note. The microprinting changed from “REPUBLICADEBOLIVIA” to “ESTADOPLURINACIONALDEBOLIVIA” and the watermark now contains a pixelated pattern between the portrait and the electrotype denomination.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Antonio Paz.

Brazil new 10- and 20-real notes confirmed

According to an press release dated 20 July 2012, Brazil's central bank issued new 10- and 20-real banknotes on 23 July 2012. This series of notes will be complete when the 2- and 5-real notes are introduced in 2013.

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PNL 10 reais (US$4.90)
Red. Front: Plants; head of República. Back: Arara (macaw) bird. Solid security thread with demetalized 50 REAIS. Watermark: Macaw and electrotype 10. Printer: CASA DA MOEDA DO BRASIL. 135 x 65 mm.
a. 2010. Intro: 23.07.2012. Signature Mantega/Tombini.

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PNL 20 reais (US$9.80)
Yellow and orange. Front: Plants; head of República. Back: Mico-Leão-Dourado (golden lion tamarin). Solid security thread with demetalized 20 REAIS. Watermark: Golden lion tamarin and electrotype 20. Printer: CASA DA MOEDA DO BRASIL. 156 x 70 mm.
a. 2010. Intro: 23.07.2012. Signature Mantega/Tombini.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Laurence Matuck, Marco Antonio da Silva Freire, Rodrigo Spano, José Fabrício Macêdo, and Thomas Krause.

Bolivia new series I 20-boliviano note confirmed

Bolivia_BCB_20_B_1986.11.28_PNL_I_033965154_fBolivia_BCB_20_B_1986.11.28_PNL_I_033965154_r
20 bolivianos (US$2.90), 28 NOVEMBER 1986. Series I. These are printed by Canadian Bank Note. The microprinting changed from “REPUBLICADEBOLIVIA” to “ESTADOPLURINACIONALDEBOLIVIA” and the watermark now contains a pixelated pattern between the portrait and the electrotype denomination.

Courtesy of Christof Zellweger.

Guyana cabinet supports introduction of 5,000-dollar note

According to a Stabroek News article dated 28 June 2012, Head of the Presidential Secretariat Dr. Roger Luncheon announced that cabinet has given its support for the Bank of Guyana to introduce a 5,000-dollar (US$25) banknote. “The $1000 bank note [BOG B11 (P33)] that currently exists as the higher denomination was introduced in 1996 and will be supplemented by a higher denomination,” he said, according to the Government Information Agency.

Argentina new 100-peso note series T confirmed

Argentina_BCRA_100_P_2003.00.00_P357_T_fArgentina_BCRA_100_P_2003.00.00_P357_T_sig
100 pesos, no date. Like P357, but with both serial numbers printed horizontally in black, and without novel numbering (increasing in size). Series T. Signatures: Mercedes Marcó del Pont and Julio Cobos.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Ezequiel Pailos (NumismatiCenter).

Argentina contracts for new banknotes to be printed

According to a post on the Federación de Entidades Numismáticas y Medallísticas Argentinas, the Banco Central de la República Argentina has approved a contract to print 1.205 million banknotes denominated in 5, 50, and 100 pesos. The Casa de Moneda (the mint) can print only 800 million units, so the remainder will be printed by Compañía de Valores Sudamericana, formerly known as Ciccone.

Additionally, a notice on the bank's web site indicates that new 100-peso notes series T are now in circulation with the same security features as the series S notes introduced in December 2010.

Courtesy of Art Matz.

Colombia replaces 1,000-peso note with coin

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According to an article on Colombia Reports dated 2 April 2012, the Banco de la República Colombia intended to replace the 1,000-peso (P456) note with a coin in October. However, according to a recent article in Colombia Reports, on 13 June 2012, the bank began issuing new coins in denominations of 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 pesos, all featuring pictures of native animals. The bimetallic 1,000-peso (US$0.55) coin depicts a loggerhead sea turtle.

Guyana new 100-dollar note watermark variety confirmed

Guyana_BOG_100_D_2006.03.29_B14c_P36_B-30_395318_watermark
100 dollars (US$0.50), no date. Like BOG B14 (P36), but electrotype watermark changed from map of Guyana to 100. The series started at B/30 000001 and was introduced on 25 January 2012.

Courtesy of Murtaza Azeez.

Colombia new date (23.08.2009) 20,000-peso note confirmed

Colombia_BRC_20000_P_2009.08.23_P454_30320704_sig
20,000 pesos (US$11), 23 DE AGOSTO DE 2009. Like P454, but new date.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Colombia new sig/date (31.07.2010) 5,000-peso note confirmed

Colombia_BRC_5000_P_2010.07.31_P452_00489907_sig
5,000 pesos (US$2.85), 31 DE JULIO DE 2010. Like P452, but new date and signatures.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Colombia 1,000-peso note does not depict Fidel Castro

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Rumors recently surfaced in a Colombia Reports article dated 2 April 2012 that the back of Colombia’s 1,000-peso (US$0.55) note (Pick 450 and 456)—first issued in 2001—contains an image of Cuba’s former leader, Fidel Castro, as a young student in the crowd behind Colombian presidential candidate Jorge Eliécer Gaitán Ayala. However, in a follow-up article, the banknote’s designer, Jose Antonio Suarez, denies that he inserted Castro into the crowd and insists the likeness is merely a coincidence. According to the article, Banco de la República de Colombia plans to replace the 1,000-peso note with a coin in October.

Courtesy of Christof Zellweger.

Latin American Paper Money Society auction is now online

The Latin American Paper Money Society is pleased to announce that the LANSA 2012 Auction is now online with 665 lots from which to choose. To bid, one need only become a member, and membership is free!

LANSA currently has members from 53 different countries or entities, all of whom share an interest in collecting the banknotes of Latin America, formally defined as the region of the Americas where romance languages (i.e., those derived from Latin), particularly Spanish, Portuguese and French are primarily spoken.

For more details, visit the LANSA web site, or write to LANSA’s president, Art Matz.

Brazil new signature 50-reis note confirmed


50 reais (US$29), 2010. New signature combination (Guido Mantega and Alexandre Tombini).

Courtesy of José Fabrício Macêdo (http://cedulasbrasileiras.blogspot.com).

Venezuela new sig/date (03.09.2009) 20-bolívar note confirmed


20 bolívares (US$4.65), 3 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2009. Like P91, but new date and new signatures.

Courtesy of Alexander Petrov.

Venezuela new date (24.05.2007) 2-bolívar note confirmed


2 bolívares (US$0.45), 24 DE MAYO DE 2007. Like P88, but new date.

Courtesy of Alexander Petrov.

Colombia new date (28.07.2010) 2,000-peso note confirmed


2,000 pesos (US$1.10), 28 DE JULIO DE 2010. Like P457, but new date.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Brazil new signature 100-reis note confirmed


100 reais (US$58), 2010. New signature combination (Guido Mantega and Alexandre Tombini).

Courtesy of José Fabrício Macêdo (http://cedulasbrasileiras.blogspot.com).

Uruguay new 500-peso uruguayo note confirmed



500 pesos uruguayos (US$25.70), 2009. Like P90, but new date, new signatures, new screen traps, and new printer imprint (OBERTHUR TECHNOLOGIES). Serie D.

Courtesy of Gustavo Fernández.

Brazil new signature 20-real note confirmed


20 reals (US$10.80), no date. Like P250, but new signatures (Guido Mantega, Ministro da Fazenda and Alexandre Antônio Tombini, Presidente do Banco Central do Brasil).

Courtesy of José Fabrício Macêdo.

Chile new date (2011) 5,000-peso polymer note confirmed

5,000 pesos (US$9.80), 2011. Like P163, but dated 2011 instead of 2009 at lower right on back.

Courtesy of Mark Fox.

Venezuela new sig/date (03.02.2011) 20-bolívar note confirmed


20 bolívares (US$4.65), 3 DE FEBRERO DE 2011. Like P91, but new date and new signatures.

Courtesy of Ricardo Ramirez Gonzalez.

Guyana new 500- and 1,000-dollar notes confirmed


In “the coming months” (by December 2011, but maybe sooner if supplies of existing notes run out), the Bank of Guyana will issue a new 500-dollar (US$2.47) banknote with new security features, including the denomination added to the watermark as an electrotype element, a holographic stripe with a colorful macaw at right on the front, a new registration device, vertical serial numbers at left, and a windowed security thread now visible from the back, not the front. Furthermore, the notes bear a new printer imprint (Giesecke & Devrient instead of DE LA RUE). They remain undated and are signed by Lawrence Williams and Ashni Singh.


A new 1,000-dollar note will also be released with the same set of changes.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of Thomas Krause and Murtaza Azeez.

Brazil new signature variety 50-real note reported


50 reals (US$27), 2010. Like new 50-real note issued 13.12.2010, but new signatures (Guido Mantega and Alexandre Antonio Tombini).

Additional information and images are requested so that this report can be confirmed.

Courtesy of www.banknoten.de.

Suriname chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

Suriname cover

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

At the time of initial publication, this 16-page catalog covers every note (87 types and varieties, including 17 notes unlisted in the SCWPM) issued by the Centrale Bank van Suriname (Central Bank of Suriname) from 1957 until present day. De Surinaamsche Bank notes and currency notes (Muntbiljet) are not currently included in this chapter.

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
  • Red stars highlight the many notes missing from the SCWPM
  • 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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The Challenge: Identify flowers and scene on back of Suriname's 1986-1988 notes

Today’s challenge is to identify the flowers and the scene which appears on the back of the Suriname’s banknotes from 1986 and 1988 (P130-P135).

The front of these notes features a portrait of Anton de Kom, a Surinamese resistance fighter and anti-colonialist author, so it may be that the crowd scene on the back is related, but I’ve been unable to locate any information to confirm this hunch.

I’m also interested in learning the precise names of the flowers which appear behind the toucan on the back of these notes.

If you can precisely identify the flowers or scene—or have a lead which you think might be useful—please post a comment, preferably including a URL which links to evidence supporting your identification.




IDENTIFIED: Hibiscus, heliconia, and ginger flowers.

Courtesy of Frederick Martin.

Suriname new 5-, 10-, and 100-dollar notes confirmed

On 20 December 2010, the Central Bank of Suriname issued new 5-, 10-, and 100-dollar (US$1.50, 3.05, 30.30, respectively) notes dated 1 SEPTEMBER 2010 with the following improved security features:

  • The notes now have a holographic strip at right front.
  • An electrotype CBvS has been added to the watermark.
  • The signature of the previous president of the Central Bank, Andre Telting, is no longer on the bottom but on top of the note, just below the serial number.
  • The serial number itself is more up and moved more toward the center.
  • The bank logo at upper right front has been added as a registration device.
  • A color-shifting windowed security thread with demetalized SRD.
  • A protective varnish to increase durability.
  • The denomination numerals on the back are shaped differently.


5 dollars
Orange, red, brown, green, and blue. Front: Coat of arms; Central Bank van Suriname headquarters building at the Waterkant in Paramaribo; nymphaea missouri (missouri waterlily) flower; bank logo registration device. Back: Bank logo; cocos nucifera (coconut palm) tree; forest and rapids near Gran-Rio in Sula. Holographic stripe. Windowed security thread with demetalized SRD. Watermark: Bank headquarters and electrotype CBvS.. Printer: Unknown. 140 x 70 mm.



10 dollars
Green, purple, and brown. Front: Coat of arms; Central Bank van Suriname headquarters building at the Waterkant in Paramaribo; zingiber spectabile (golden sceptor) flower; bank logo registration device. Back: Bank logo; tabebuia serratifolia (yellow lapacho or yellow poui ) tree; forest and Suriname river. Holographic stripe. Windowed security thread with demetalized SRD. Watermark: Bank headquarters and electrotype CBvS. Printer: Unknown. 140 x 70 mm.


100 dollars
Brown, red, and green. Front: Coat of arms; Central Bank van Suriname headquarters building at the Waterkant in Paramaribo; heliconia humilis (lobster claw) flower; bank logo registration device. Back: Bank logo; pterocarpus officinalis (dragonsblood tree) tree; Aruba-tabbetje, Marowijne rivier (tributary flowing from forest into river). Holographic stripe. Windowed security thread with demetalized SRD. Watermark: Bank headquarters and electrotype CBvS. Printer: Unknown. 140 x 70 mm.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer and Thomas Augustsson.

Argentina new signature 10-peso note confirmed


10 pesos (US$2.35), no date. Like P354, but new signature and suffix L.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Colombia new date (25.08.2009) 50,000-peso note confirmed


50,000 pesos (US$1.10), 25 DE AGOSTO DE 2009. Like P455, but new date.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Colombia new date (20.08.2009) 2,000-peso note confirmed


2,000 pesos (US$1.10), 20 DE AGOSTO DE 2009. Like P457, but new date.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Colombia new sig/date (23.11.2010) 1,000-peso note confirmed


1,000 pesos (US$0.55), 23 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2010. Like P456, but new date and signatures.

Courtesy of Alexander Petrov.

Argentina new signature 2-peso note confirmed


2 pesos (US$0.47), no date. Like P352, but new signature and K suffix.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Paraguay new sig/date (2010) 5,000- and 10,000-guaraní notes confirmed


5,000 guaraníes (US$1.20), 2010.



10,000 guaraníes (US$2.40), 2010.

These notes are like the preceding issues, but have new date, new signatures (Jorge Aurelio Villalba Leguizamón and Jorge Raúl Corvalán Mendoza), new printer imprints (CASA DE MOEDA DO BRASIL), and new F series.

Courtesy of Arnoldo Efron (Monetary Research Institute).

Colombia new date (02.09.2008) 20,000-peso note confirmed

20,000 pesos (US$10.55), 2 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2008. Like P454, but new date.

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Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Peru new 50-, 100-, and 200-new sol notes confirmed

On 31 August 2011, Banco Central De Reservea del Perú introduced the following three new banknotes.


50 nuevos soles (US$18.35). Red. Front: Abraham Pinto Valdelomar. Back: Templo Nuevo, Chavin de Huantar, Ancash; coat of arms. Solid security thread with demetalized PERU 50 BCRP. Watermark: Abraham Pinto Valdelomar, pixelated rooster, and electrotype 50. Printer: Unknown. 140 x 65 mm.


100 nuevos soles (US$36.70). Blue. Front: Jorge Basadre Grohmann Back: Gran Pajatén, Cultura Chachopoyas, San Martin; coat of arms. Motion windowed security thread. Watermark: Jorge Basadre Grohmann, pixelated flag, and electrotype 100. Printer: Unknown. 140 x 65 mm.


200 nuevos soles (US$73.35). Gray. Front: Santa Rosa de Lima. Back: Ciudad Sagrada de Caral, Lima; coat of arms. Motion windowed security thread. Watermark: Santa Rosa de Lima, pixelated arc, and electrotype 200. Printer: Unknown. 140 x 65 mm.



Courtesy of Thomas Krause, Claudio Marana, and Thomas Augustsson.

Peru new 10- and 20-nuevos sol notes confirmed


10 nuevos soles (US$3.65)
Green, orange, brown, and red. Front: Inverted biplane; José Abelardo Quiñones Gonzales. Back: Vase; Machu Picchu ruins and mountains; coat of arms. Solid security thread with demetalized PERU 10 BCRP. Watermark: José Abelardo Quiñones Gonzales, pixelated airplane, and electrotype 10. Printer: Unknown. 140 x 65 mm. 13 DE AGOSTO DE 2009. Signature (Gerente General, Renzo Rossini Miñán; Presidente, Julio Velarde Flores). Intro: 30.06.2011.


20 nuevos soles (US$7.30)
Brown, orange, green, and red. Front: Raúl Porras Barrenechea. Back: Chimú pottery vessel of a cat; Chan Chan archaeological complex; coat of arms. Solid security thread with demetalized PERU 20 BCRP. Watermark: Raúl Porras Barrenechea, pixelated open book, and electrotype 20. Printer: Unknown. 140 x 65 mm. 13 DE AGOSTO DE 2009. Signature (Gerente General, Renzo Rossini Miñán; Presidente, Julio Velarde Flores). Intro: 30.06.2011.

More info is available from the Banco Central de Reserva del Perú.

Courtesy of Thomas Krause, Dennis Zammit, and Fernando Horna.

Paraguay contemplating polymer 5,000- and 10,000-guaraní notes

According to a Digital ABC article dated 11 September 2011, Banco Central del Paraguay is considering issuing its 5,000- and 10,000-guaraní (US$1.25 and $2.50, respectively) banknotes in polymer to extend their lifespan. Paraguay currently has a polymer 2,000-guaraní note issued in December 2009.

Courtesy of Thomas Krause.

Uruguay new date (2011) 20-peso uruguayo note confirmed


20 pesos uruguayos (US$1.10), 2011. Like P86, but new date, new signatures, Serie F instead of E, different imprint (DE LA RUE), and different screen trap pattern at left and right edges.

By the way, the 17th edition of the SCWPM lists P86 as an exected new issue dated 2006, but I suspect this is an error as I’ve never seen this denomination dated 2006. If anyone has a 20 pesos uruguayos dated 2006, please send scans.

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Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmail.com and Frank van Tiel.

Paraguay new date (2008) 100,000-guaraní note confirmed


100,000 guaraníes (US$25.35), 2008. Like P233, but new date and prefix E.

Courtesy of Didier Wiot.

Falkland Islands chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

Falkland Islands

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

This 9-page catalog covers every note (69 types and varieties, including 13 notes unlisted in the SCWPM) issued by the British Governor in 1842, and the Government of the Falkland Islands from 1899 until present day. Revised 25 September 2012.

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
  • Red stars highlight the many notes missing from the SCWPM
  • 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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The Challenge: Identify person on Chile's banknotes

Today I’m inaugurating a new feature on BanknoteNews.com: The Challenge.

Anyone who has downloaded chapters of The Banknote Book catalog knows that I take pains to precisely identify all the people, places, and objects depicted on banknotes. However, sometimes precise identifications remain elusive despite all the efforts of myself and various contributors. This frustrates me both as an author and a collector because it’s my belief that if a country has chosen to feature something on one of its notes, it must have some particular historical or cultural significance and it deserves better than a generic description.

So I’m turning to the power of crowdsourcing with The Challenge, an open call for help in identifying certain design elements which have heretofore defied identification.

If you can precisely identify the proper name and location of any of the following—or have a lead which you think might be useful—please post a comment, preferably including a URL which links to evidence supporting your identification.

Today’s second challenge is to identify the following person from the front of Chile’s 1-peso note dated 1898 (P15 show below, but the same also appears on P1 and P11):

The SCWPM identifies this portrait as “Prat” (presumably naval officer Agustín Arturo Prat Chacón), but this identification is called into question in this document written by collector Raúl Donoso Rosso.

IDENTIFIED: Chilean president, Federico Errázuriz Zañartu.

Courtesy of Art Matz (LANSA) and Raúl Donoso Rosso.

Colombia new sig/date (21.08.2009) 5,000-peso note confirmed


5,000 pesos (US$2.85), 21 DE AGOSTO DE 2009. Like P452, but new date and signatures, and Braille ⠼⠑ (5) at left front near frog.

Courtesy of Alexander Petrov.

Brazil new signature 5-real note confirmed


5 reais (US$3.15), no date. Like P252, but new signatures (Guido Mantega and Alexandre Antonio Tombini). Intro: 2011.

Courtesy of Alexandre Costa.

Falkland Islands new sig/date (01.01.2011) 10- and 20-pound notes reported

According to a confidential report dated 19 August 2010, the Commissioners of Currency are preparing new 10- and 20-pound banknotes, to be printed by De La Rue with Cornerstone watermarks, dated 1 January 2011, prefix B, and signatures of K. Padgett, M. C. Eccles, and L. M. Lyse.

Additional information and images are requested so that this report can be confirmed.

Courtesy of Jonathan Callaway.

LANSA web site has been revamped

The Latin American Paper Money Society was established in 1973 and is popularly known as LANSA. Current president Arthur C. Matz recently sent me this announcement which I am happy to share with visitors to BanknoteNews.com:

“Since 1973, LANSA has been dedicated to the enjoyment of collecting the paper money of Latin America. Please visit our new web site at www.latinamericanpapermoneysociety.org. You will see a totally new look. Thanks to our webmaster, Garry Saint, we now have a web site that will prove enjoyable and worthwhile to visit often. Click the Login link in the upper right corner of the home page, then click the Register link to create a free account which will grant you access to the entire site and all the features offered. There are no membership dues or fees of any kind. Just log in and enjoy!”

Argentina new 100-peso variety confirmed


100 pesos, no date. Like P357, but with both serial numbers printed horizontally in black, and without novel numbering (increasing in size). Series S. Signatures: Mercedes Marcó del Pont and Julio Cobos. Read the press release (in Spanish). Intro: December 2010.

Courtesy of William N. Keijzers.

Chile new 1,000-peso polymer note confirmed

On 16 March 2011, the Central Bank of Chile unveiled the design of the new 1,000-peso note, of which a total of 34 million notes were issued on 11 May 2011, while the existing 140 million older notes of the same denomination currently in circulation will gradually be withdrawn. This note, the last denomination to be issued in the new series, is printed on polymer.


1,000 pesos (US$2.05)
Green. Front: Stylized sun in red-to-gold OVI; stylized corazón del copihue (heart of Chilean bellflower); Ignacio Carrera Pinto. Back: Parque Nacional Torres del Paine. Simulated solid security thread with demetalized 1000 PESOS. Watermark: None. Printer: (NPA). 120 x 70 mm. Polymer.

Courtesy of Thomas Krause and Monetary Research Institute.

Uruguay new 100-peso note signed by a woman confirmed


According to a Banco Central del Uruguay (BCU) press release dated 11 January 2011, Presidente Mario Bergara presented a new set of coins with designs based on native animals, and announced that a new series of notes began circulating. The notes are unique for Uruguay in that they are the first to carry the signature of a woman, Secretaria General Elizabeth Sonia Oria.

The only note depicted in the press release is the 100-pesos uruguayos (US$5) denomination, which is like P88, but dated 2011, series F, and printed by De La Rue instead of G&D, which printed the 2006 and 2008 dated notes from series D and E, respectively. However, MRI has reported that the following denominations will be issued when stocks of the current series are depleted:

20 pesos uruguayos Serie F 2011 Printed by De la Rue
50 pesos uruguayos Serie E 2011 Printed by De la Rue
500 pesos uruguayos Serie D 2009 Printed by Oberthur
1,000 pesos uruguayos Serie D 2011 Printed by Oberthur

Additional information and images are requested.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Venezuela new sig/date (03.09.2009) 100-bolívar note confirmed


100 bolívares (US$23), 3 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2009. Like P93, but new date and signatures.

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Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Paraguay stolen 50,000-guaraní note confirmed


The Central Bank of Paraguay reported that six boxes containing 250,000 new 50,000-guaranies notes were stolen during shipment by sea between France (where they were printed by François-Charles Oberthur) and Uruguay. The notes carry a “C” serial number prefix, have “50 MIL” in the upper left-hand corner, feature an intaglio-printed star below the watermark area, and are dated 2005 between the signatures or Ramon Arréllaga, Gerente General and Monica Perez, Presidenta. They were intended to enter circulation in early December 2006, but in response to the theft the Central Bank has canceled the emission of the “C” series in this denomination. The total value of the theft exceeds US$2.3 million.

UPDATE:
Some of these notes entered circulation before the theft was made public and are beginning to surface in the collectors’ market at prices up to US$200. Krause assigned this note Pick 231, but the listing in the current SCWPM shows the wrong image and has the date incorrect as 2007. Furthermore, the SCWPM is also wrong indicating that P232 is dated 2008 (it’s really 2007), and that it was not released.

Courtesy of Central Bank of Paraguay.

Uruguay new sig/date (2011) D series 1,000-peso uruguayo note confirmed



1,000 pesos uruguayos (US$53), 2011. Like P91, but new date, serie D, new signatures, new printer imprint (OBERTHUR TECHNOLOGIES), and new screen trap background pattern (compare details at right of serial number from C and D series).

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Courtesy of Shibu Paul (www.ebanknoteshop.com).

Guyana chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

Guyana

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

At the time of initial publication, this 7-page catalog covers every note (77 types and varieties, including 16 notes unlisted in the SCWPM) issued by the Bank of Guyana from 1965 until present day.

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
  • Red stars highlight the many notes missing from the SCWPM
  • 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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Suriname new date (01.05.2009) 20-dollar note confirmed

20 dollars (US$6.05), 1 MEI 2009 (01.05.2009). Like P159, but new date and the translucent band has been moved to the back.

If anyone has the 50- or 100-dollar denominations in this series with the new date, please send scans of same.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Suriname new date (01.05.2009) 5-dollar note confirmed

5 dollars (US$1.50), 1 MEI 2009 (01.05.2009). Like P157, but new date and the translucent band has been moved to the back.

If anyone has the 50- or 100-dollar denominations in this series with the new date, please send scans of same.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Suriname new date (01.11.2004) varieties confirmed

New date (1 NOVEMBER 2004) varieties have been confirmed for the 10-, 20-, and 50-dollar notes from the Centrale Bank Van Suriname (Pick 157-159, respectively). All of these have the same signature of André E. Telting as the notes dated 1 JANUARI 2004. If anyone has the 5- or 100-dollar note with the new date, please send scans so it too can be confirmed.

Please note that I am currently working on the Suriname chapter of my catalog and seeking assistance from anyone with a strong collection of notes issued before the creation of the central bank. If you want to help, click the Contact button in the left-hand menu.

Courtesy of Nazir Rahemtulla.

Colombia new 2,000-peso note with Braille confirmed


On 28 December 2010, the Banco de la República Colombia introduced a new 2,000-peso (US$1.10) note which is like P457, but with the number 2 expressed in Braille over the watermark on the front left, to facilitate the use of the notes by the sight impaired. The 50,000-peso note (P455) has had the number 50 embossed in Braille to the left of the serial number ever since it was first introduced in 2001. The bank intends to add Braille to all the other denominations over time.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of David F. Cieniewicz.

Suriname scans needed for catalog

I am working on a new catalog of world notes and I need all the help I can get. If you have any of the notes listed below, please email 300-dpi, 100% actual size, 24-bit color scans of the front and back of these notes, saved as uncompressed JPEG, BMP, or TIFF. Please download and follow these detailed scanning instructions.

I am looking for 300-dpi images of the following banknotes of Suriname:

P120 with 2.75-mm tall serial numbers
P138 dated 1 JUNI 1995

As a contributor, you will receive the satisfaction of taking part in creating something of excellence, your note will be immortalized as the plate note for the catalog, plus your name will appear in the Acknowledgements along with your email address or URL, if you wish.

Thanks in advance for everyone's cooperation!

Venezuela new date/signature varieties confirmed


10 bolivares fuerte (US$2.30), 3 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2009. Like Pick 90, but new date and new signatures.

20 bolivares fuerte (US$4.65), 24 DE MAYO DE 2007. Like Pick 91, but new date.


100 bolivares fuerte (US$23.30), 19 DE DICIEMBRE DE 2008. Like Pick 93, but new date and new signatures.

Courtesy of Alexandr Petrov.

Suriname new 20- and 50-dollar notes confirmed

On 22 November 2010, the Central Bank of Suriname issued new 20- and 50-dollar (US$7.25 and $18.20, respectively) notes dated 1 SEPTEMBER 2010 with the following improved security features:

  • The notes now have a holographic strip at right front.
  • An electrotype CBvS has been added to the watermark.
  • The signature of the previous president of the Central Bank, Andre Telting, is no longer on the bottom but on top of the note, just below the serial number.
  • The serial number itself is more up and moved more toward the center.
  • The bank logo at upper right front has been added as a registration device.
  • A color-shifting windowed security thread with demetalized SRD.
  • A protective varnish to increase durability.
  • The denomination numerals on the back are shaped differently.


20 dollars
Blue and purple. Front: Coat of arms; bank headquarters building at the Waterkant in Paramaribo; Passiflora edulis (passion fruit) flowers; bank logo registration device. Back: Bank logo registration device; Rhizophora mangle (red mangrove) tree; Voltzberg dome mountain with waterfalls. Holographic stripe. Windowed security thread with demetalized SRD. Watermark: Bank headquarters and electrotype CBvS. Printer: Unknown. 140 x 70 mm.


50 dollars
Brown and green. Front: Coat of arms; bank headquarters building at the Waterkant in Paramaribo; bougainvillea flowers; bank logo registration device. Back: Bank logo registration device; Ceiba pentandra (Java cotton or kapok) tree; Mount Kasikasima. Holographic stripe. Windowed security thread with demetalized SRD. Watermark: Bank headquarters and electrotype CBvS. Printer: Unknown. 140 x 70 mm.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Richard Castedo.

Paraguay new date (2009) 2,000-guaraní note confirmed


2,000 guaraníes (US$0.45), 2009. Like the same denomination issued 18.12.2009, but new date, prefix B, and printer(Giesecke & Devrient).

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of Banknotes LT.

Colombia new date (20.08.2007) 10,000-peso note confirmed


10,000 pesos (US$5.40), 20 DE AGOSTO DE 2007. Like P453, but new date and signatures.

Courtesy of Larry Hirsch.

Paraguay series E 50,000-guarani note confirmed


According to an an article on La Nacion dated 12 December 2010, Banco Central de Paraguay has issued a new Series E 50,000-guarani (US$10.75) which is like the Seres D notes issued 12 May 2008 (P232), but with a Motion security thread instead of a windowed metallic thread, and the removal of the second instance of “BANCO CENTRAL DEL PARAGUAY” above the watermark area on the back.

Courtesy of Enrique Roman and Thomas Augustsson.

Paraguay series C 20,000-guarani note confirmed



Banco Central de Paraguay has issued a new Series C 20,000-guarani (US$4.30) which is like the Seres B notes issued 10 December 2008 (P230), but with a Motion security thread instead of a windowed metallic thread, and has a tactile symbol added for the sight impaired.

Courtesy of Enrique Roman and Thomas Augustsson.

Venezuela new sig/date (19.12.2008) 50-bolivar note confirmed


50 bolívares (US$11.65), 19 DE DICIEMBRE DE 2008. Like P92, but new date and new signatures.

Courtesy of Alexander Petrov.

Brazil new 50- and 100-real notes confirmed


50 reais (US$29.45), 2010.
Brown and olive green. Front: Jungle plants; head of República. Back: Onça pintada (jaguar). Holographic stripe. Solid security thread with demetalized 50 REAIS. Watermark: Jaguar and electrotype 50. Printer: CASA DA MOEDA DO BRASIL. 149 x 70 mm. Signatures: minister of finance, Guido Mantega, and president of the bank, Henrique Meirelles. Intro: 13.12.2010.


100 reais (US$58.90), 2010.
Aqua and light blue. Front: Underwater plants and starfish; head of República; coral. Back: Garoupa (grouper) fish; coral. Holographic stripe. Solid security thread with demetalized 100 REAIS. Watermark: Grouper and electrotype 100. Printer: CASA DA MOEDA DO BRASIL. 156 x 70 mm. Signatures: minister of finance, Guido Mantega, and president of the bank, Henrique Meirelles. Intro: 13.12.2010.

For more information, check out this great interactive presentation (in Portuguese).

Courtesy of Marco Antonio da Silva Freire.

Brazil to issue new notes starting 12.12.2010












In a press release dated 3 February 2010, Banco Central do Brasil announced that it intends to issue a new family of paper notes starting with the 50- (US$27) and 100-real (US$55) denominations to be introduced in mid-2010, followed by the 10- ($5.50) and 20-real (U$11) notes in the first half of 2011, and concluding with the 2- (US$1.10) and 5-real (US$2.75) notes in the first half of 2012. During the transition to the new family, the current series will remain legal tender. The release date of the first two notes is now scheduled for 12 December 2010.

The new notes are dated, and will increase in size with the denomination. Along with tactile features, this will assist the sight-impaired in distinguishing between denominations. The notes bear the signatures of the minister of finance, Guido Mantega, and the president of the bank, Henrique Meirelles. The theme of the current family—an effigy of the Republic on the front and Brazilian animals on the back—will be maintained, but the graphics have been redesigned with a horizontal orientation and for enhanced security.

Additional information and images are requested.

Courtesy of Rafael Augusto Mattos Ferreira, Marco Antonio da Silva Freire, and Rui Manuel Palhares.

Guyana new 20-dollar variety confirmed


20 dollars (US$0.10), no date. Like P30, but new signatures, new printer imprint (CANADIAN BANK NOTE COMPANY, LIMITED), and the serial number font at lower left has been changed and no longer matches the novel serial number font at upper right.

Courtesy of Murtaza Azeez.

Chile new 2,000-peso note confirmed


On 6 October 2010 the Central Bank of Chile unveiled its new 2,000-peso (US$4.15) banknote. This polymer note was issued 17 November 2010. On front it features a portrait of lawyer and guerrilla leader, Manuel Rodríguez Erdoíza, as well as a stylized corazón del copihue (heart of Chilean bellflower). The back of the note depicts Reserva Nacional Nalcas in the Araucania region, with a volcanoe and a choroy parrot. The 2,000-peso notes is the fourth member of the new family of notes which started with the 24 September 2009 introduction of the 5,000-peso note, and will be complete with the 2011 introduction of the 1,000-peso note.

Courtesy of Thomas Krause.

Chile new date (2009) 1,000-peso note confirmed


1,000 pesos (US$2.05), 2009. Like P154, but new date.

Courtesy of Alberto Fochi.

Chile new 20,000-peso note confirmed




According to a press release dated 8 June 2010, the Central Bank of Chile issued a new 20,000-peso (US$36.50) note on 28 July 2010. Coppery orange in color and measuring 148 x 70 mm, this cotton-based note is the third denomination in a new family of notes, all of which feature representations of the country's natural beauty.

The front of the note features a portrait of Andres Bello based on a painting by French artist Raymond Monvoisin (1790-1870) belonging to the University of Chile. Next to him is the heart of Copihue, the national flower, and Antu, a Mapuche symbol representing the sun that fertilizes the soil.

The back depicts Salar de Surire Monument, located in northern Chile in the region of Arica and Parinacota. It also contains the image of a Chilean Flamingo, a bird that lives in shallow water areas, fresh or salt over the whole country.

Intaglio printed by Crane AB (Sweden), the 20,000-peso note features a portrait watermark with electrotype 20 MIL. There are two security threads; one solid, the other a windowed Motion thread within which there is a Antu, an icon that moves across the banknote is tilted. There is also the denomination printed in green-to-orange OVI. Signatures: José De Gregorio Rebeco and Alejandro Zurbuchen Silva.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned here on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of Mark Allen, Alberto Fochi, and banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Chile new date (2008) 2,000-peso note confirmed


2,000 pesos (US$4.05), 2008. Like P160, but new date and new signatures: José De Gregorio Rebeco and Alejandro Zurbuchen Silva.

Courtesy of Thomas Krause.

Chile new date (2008) 20,000-peso note confirmed


20,000 pesos (US$40.50), 2008. Like P159, but new date. Signatures: José De Gregorio Rebeco and Alejandro Zurbuchen Silva.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Colombia new date (27.08.2008) 1,000-peso note confirmed


1,000 pesos (US$0.55), 27 DE AGOSTO DE 2008. Like P456, but new date.

If anyone owns P456a dated 7 DE MARZO DE 2005 (07.03.2005), please send me scans of same.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Colombia congress proposes revaluing currency

According to an article on Portafolio.com, Senator Antonio Guerra of the Colombian congress has proposed removing three zeros from the peso. Currently the largest denomination in Colombia is the 50,000-peso (US$27.40) note, which would become the 50 nuevo peso under the proposal. At least two previous efforts to revalue the currency have failed.

Paraguay revised (2005) 10,000-guaraní note confirmed


10,000 guaranies (US$2.10), 2008. Like P224, but new date, new signatures, wider windowed security thread, denomination added to upper right corner on front, and new printer imprint (OBERTHUR TECHNOLOGIES).

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Chile new 10,000-peso note confirmed


10,000-peso (US$19.70), 2009. Intro: 3 March 2010.
Light blue. Front: Stylized corazón del copihue (heart of Chilean bellflower); navy officer Arturo Prat. Back: Andean condor bird soaring above the Cordillera Darwin mountain range and ice fields in Parque Nacional Alberto de Agostini (Alberto de Agostini National Park) located in the Magdalena region of Tierra del Fuego. Solid security thread and Motion windowed security thread with Antú (indiginous Mapuche weaving design symbolizing the sun and fertility). Watermark: Arturo Prat and electrotype 10 MIL. Printer: (Crane AB). 141 x 70 mm.

Signature (José De Gregorio Rebeco, PRESIDENTE; Unknown, GERENTE GENERAL).

Courtesy of George Provencal, Cleophas Elmakias Schockemohle, Thomas Krause, Claudio Marana, and Michael Reissner.

Uruguay new date (2009) 200-peso uruguayo note confirmed


200 pesos uruguayos (US$10.36), 2009. Like Pick 89, but new date, new signatures, series D, and new imprint (OBERTHUR TECHNOLOGIES).

Courtesy of Alberto Fochi.

Suriname new date (01.05.2009) 10-dollar note confirmed


10 dollars (US$3.65), 1 MEI 2009 (01.05.2009). Like P158, but new date and the translucent band has been moved to the back.

If anyone has the 20-, 50-, or 100-dollar denominations in this series with the new date, please send scans of same.

Courtesy of Wonsik Kang.

Chile new date (2008) 1,000-peso note confirmed


1,000 pesos (US$1.90), 2008. Like P154, but new date.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Colombia new date (29.08.2008) 2,000-peso note confirmed



2,000 pesos (US$1.05), 29 DE AGOSTO DE 2008. Like P457, but new date.

Courtesy of Jean-Michel Engels.

Peru new date (21.12.2006) 50-nuevos soles note confirmed


50 nuevos soles (US$17.50), Like Pick 180, but new date (21 DE DICIEMBRE DE 2006).

Anyone with Pick 180 dated 11.8.2005 is encouraged to send scans of same so that I can compare details between the new and old issues.

Courtesy of Christof Zellweger.

Paraguay new 2,000-guaraní polymer note confirmed



On 18 December 2009, the Central Bank of Paraguay introduced a new 2,000-guaraní (US$0.45) polymer note dated 2008, featuring portraits of educators Adela and Celsa Speratti on front, and a parade with flag-waving marchers on back. Printer: OBERTHUR TECHNOLOGIES.

Courtesy of Thomas Krause, Claudio Marana, Roman Boroznjak, and Rui Manuel Palhares.

Paraguay to demonetize all 1,000-guarní notes in 2014


According to a press release from the Banco Central del Paraguay dated 24.12.2009, all 1,000-guaraní notes will no longer be legal tender on 06.01.2011, and will be demonetized 06.01.2014.

Chile new 5,000-peso polymer note confirmed


On 18 August 2009, El Banco Central de Chile unveiled a new 5,000-peso (US$9.15) note, the first in a new family of five notes to commemorate 200 years of independence. Other denominations will follow over the course of the next two years. Three of the denominations will be printed on polymer and the other two will be printed on paper. All of the notes were designed by the Swedish company Crane AB, which will also print the paper notes. The polymer notes are printed by Note Printing Australia.

The new polymer 5,000-peso note was introduced on 24 September 2009. Existing 5,000-peso notes remain legal tender, but will be slowly withdrawn from circulation.

The front of this note features a portrait of Gabriela Mistral, images of the heart of Copihue, Antu, and the national flower, the symbol mapuche representing the sun and fertility. The back depicts La Campana National Park, located on the Cordillera de la Costa de la V Region of Valparaiso, which contains one of the few native forests of Chilean Palm. It also contains the image of a Tucúquere, a bird of prey.

Courtesy of Cleophas Elmakias Schockemohle, Marcus Jansson, Bill Stubkjaer, and Kai Hwong.

Venezuela new date/signature varieties confirmed


2 bolivares fuerte (US$0.95), 19 DE DICIEMBRE DE 2008 (19.12.2008). Like Pick 88, but new date and new signatures.


5 bolivares fuerte (US$2.35), 19 DE DICIEMBRE DE 2008 (19.12.2008). Like Pick 89, but new date and new signatures (as above).


50 bolivares fuerte (US$23.30), 24 DE MAYO DE 2007 (24.05.2007). Like Pick 92, but new date.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Paraguay new 5,000-guaraní note confirmed


5,000 guaraníes (US$1), 2008.
Like Pick 223, but new date, new signatures, new serial number placement, series E, and wider color-changing windowed security thread. Printer: Giesecke & Devrient.

Courtesy of Alberto Fochi.

Colombia new date (17.08.2007) 2,000-peso note confirmed


2,000 pesos (US$1), 17 DE AGOSTO DE 2007. Like P457, but new date.

Courtesy of Alberto Fochi.

Colombia new date (14.08.2007) 1,000-peso note confirmed


1,000 pesos (US$0.50), 14 DE AGOSTO DE 2007. Like P456, but new date.

If anyone owns P456a dated 7 DE MARZO DE 2005 (07.03.2005), please send me scans of same.

Courtesy of Alberto Fochi.

Paraguay to remove three zeros from guarani

On 21 October 2009, the Banco Central de Paraguay announced it will remove three zeroes from the guarani in 2011 in an attempt to simplify economic transactions. The revised currency will be called the new guarani for a two-year period. The notes will apparently feature the same designs as the current series of notes.

Courtesy of Alex Zlotin.

Colombia new date (14.11.2006) 2,000-peso note confirmed


2,000 pesos (US$1.05), 14 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2006. Like P457, but new date.

Courtesy of Alberto Fochi.

Chile new date (2008) 10,000-peso note confirmed


10,000 pesos (US$18). Like Pick 157c, but new date (2008) and new signatures.

Anyone interested in buying these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw them mentioned here on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of Banknoteshop.

Uruguay new date (2008) 50-peso uruguayo note confirmed


50 pesos uruguayos (US$2.35). Like Pick 84, but new date (2008), new series D, two signatures instead of three, and no windowed security thread. The SCWPM has reserved Pick 87 for an expected new issue dated 2006, but that's unlikely to exist and P87 will probably eventually be assigned to this 2008 issue.

Anyone interested in buying these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw them mentioned here on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of Banknoteshop.

Bolivia considering new note issue in 2011-2012

The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, has suggested that Banco Central de Bolivia print banknotes with images of indigenous heroes, coca, and archaeological sites in the South American country, as part of its policy of "decolonization." Among those proposed to be depicted on the new notes are Bartolina Sisa and Tupac Katari, heroes who rose against the Spanish colony in the 18th century. The proposal also suggests depicting natural sites, such as mountains of Bolivia, that are sacred to indigenous peoples. If the bank adopts the proposals, new notes could be issued as early as 2011-2012.

Guyana new signature variety confirmed


This 20-dollar note (Pick 30) from Guyana shows Lawrence Williams signing as GOVERNOR (ag) on a note with prefix B/57, followed by a prefix B/64 note with the title as GOVERNOR. As far as I know, the Williams/Kowlessar signature combination appears only on the $20, $100, and $1,000 notes, although the GOVERNOR (ag) title has been confirmed on the $20 only. If anyone can provide scans of other notes with this signature combination, please do so.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Chile new date (2008) 5,000-peso note confirmed


5,000 pesos (US$9.35), 2008. Like Pick 155f, but new date, new signatures, and the two horizontal sorting bars in lower left front are now closer together.

Anyone interested in buying this note can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned here on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Guyana new signature 20-dollar note confirmed

Two different new signature varieties of Pick 30 have been confirmed for Guyana’s 20-dollar note (US$0.10). The color differences seen below are due to the notes being scanned on different equipment.


Like Pick 30, but new signatures (Lawrence Williams, GOVERNOR; Saisnarine Kowlessar, MINISTER OF FINANCE). Printer: THOMAS DE LA RUE AND COMPANY LIMITED.


Like Pick 30, but new signatures (Lawrence Williams, GOVERNOR; Ashni Singh, MINISTER OF FINANCE). Printer: DE LA RUE.

The $100 and $1,000 notes have also been issued with the signature of Ashni Singh.

Courtesy of Murtaza Azeez.

Uruguay new date (2008) 20-peso uruguayo note confirmed


20 pesos uruguayos (US$0.85), 2008.
Like Pick 83, but new date, new signatures, series E, no windowed security thread, and printer imprint FRANÇOIS-CHARLES OBERTHUR FIDUCIAIRE on back.

Anyone interested in buying this note can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned here on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Uruguay new date (2006) 100-peso uruguayo note confirmed


100 pesos uruguayos (US$4.15), 2006.
Like Pick 85, but new date, new signatures, series D, and printer imprint Giesecke & Devrient on back.

Anyone interested in buying this note can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned here on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Uruguay new date (2008) 1,000-peso uruguayo note confirmed


1,000 pesos uruguayos (US$41.65), 2008.
Like Pick 79, but new date, new signatures, series C, wider windowed security thread, and printer imprint Giesecke & Devrient on back.

Anyone interested in buying this note can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned here on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Paraguay issues new 20,000- and 100,000-guaraní notes

This item was previously reported, but it has recently been updated with new images and information:

On 10 December 2008, the Bank of Paraguay released into circulation revised 20,000-guarani (prefix B) and 100,000-guarani (prefix D) banknotes. The designs of the notes are similar to the preceding issues of the same denominations, but have new signatures, new dates (2007), and reworked illustrations on front and back. Both notes are protected by watermarks with electrotype denominations, as well as windowed security threads; on the higher denomination, it’s Crane’s new Motion thread. In fact, the printer imprint on both notes is “CRANE CURRENCY.” A new 2,000-guanrani note is scheduled for introduction in August or September 2009.







Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Bill Stubkjaer.

Colombia new date (2006) notes confirmed


10,000 pesos (US$4.50), 16 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2006. Like P453, but new date.


20,000 pesos (US$8.95), 20 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2006. Like P454, but new date.


50,000 pesos (US$22.40), 23 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2006 and 24 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2006. Like P455, but new dates.

Courtesy of Rafal Nogowczyk and Andrés Collazos.

Uruguay new date (2008) 100-peso uruguayo note confirmed


100 pesos uruguayos (US$4.15), 2008.
Like P85, but new date, new signatures, series E, wider windowed security thread, and printer imprint Giesecke & Devrient on back.

Courtesy of Thomas Krause.

Peru new date (21.12.2006) 20-nuevos soles note confirmed


20 nuevos soles (US$6.30), 21 DE DECEMBRE DE 2006. Like P169, but new date and new signatures. Printer: DE LA RUE.

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Colombia to issue new 100,000-peso note in mid-2009

On December 2, 2008, the Banco de la República de Colombia announced that it would issue a 100,000-peso note in mid-2009 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birthday of 30th president of the republic, Carlos Lleras Restrepo, who held office 1966-1970. The note will be the largest denomination in Colombia, with a face value of approximately US$43.

Courtesy of Cleophas Elmakias Schockemohle.

Additional information and images requested.

Brazil new signature 100-reais note confirmed


100 reais (US$41.85), ND. Like P247, but new signatures (Guido Mantega, MINISTRO DA FAZENDA; Henrique Meirelles, PRESCENTE DO BANCO CENTRAL DO BRASIL).

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net and Braz Lomonaco.

Paraguay new date (2005) 10,000-guaraní note confirmed


10,000 guaranies (US$2.10), 2005. Like P224, but new date, new signatures, and denomination added to upper right corner on front.

Courtesy of Mirsad Delic.

Paraguay issues new 50,000-guaraní note


50,000 guaraníes (US$12.35), 2007. Introduced 12.05.2008. Purple, peach, and green. D prefix. Portrait of guitarist and composer Agustín Pío Barrios (also known as Mangoré) on front. Guitar on back. Musical score in UV ink, guitar as registration device, watermark, novel serial numbers, signatures (Ramon Arréllaga, GERENTE GENERAL; Germán Rojas, PRESIDENTE). Printer: François-Charles Oberthur. 157 x 67 mm.

Chile new date (2006) 20,000-peso note confirmed


20,000 pesos (US$44.50), 2006. Like P159, but new date and new signatures (Vittorio Corbo Lioi, PRESIDENTE; Leonardo Hernández Tagle, GERENTE GENERAL).

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Bolivia new signature variety 20-bolivianos note confirmed


20 bolivianos (US$2.70), L.1986. Like P229, but new signatures (Raúl Garrón Claure, PRESIDENT a.i. BCB; Eduardo Pardo, GERENTE GENERAL BCB). Printer: F. C. OBERTHUR.

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Chile new date (2007) 5,000-peso note confirmed


5,000 pesos (US$11.50), 2007. Like P155, but new date, new signatures (Vittorio Corbo Lioi, PRESIDENTE; Alejandro Zurbuchen Silva, GERENTE GENERAL), and two horizontal sorting bars in lower left front.

Anyone interested in buying this note can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned here on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of Chris Twining.

Colombia new date (01.02.2006) 1,000-peso note confirmed


1,000 pesos (US$0.50), 1o DE FEBRERO DE 2006. Like P456, but new date.

Courtesy of Andres Collazos.

Chile new date (2006) 1,000- and 10,000-peso notes confirmed


1,000 pesos (US$2.15), 2006. Like P154, but new date, new signatures (Vittorio Corbo Lioi, PRESIDENTE; Leonardo Hernández Tagle, GERENTE GENERAL), and sorting bar at lower left front.


10,000 pesos (US$21.50), 2006. Like P157, but new date, new signatures (Vittorio Corbo Lioi, PRESIDENTE; Leonardo Hernández Tagle, GERENTE GENERAL), and sorting bars at lower left front.

Courtesy of Frank van Tiel.

Bolivia 100-bolivianos note series H confirmed


100 bolivianos (US$13.25), L.1986 (2007). Like P231, but series H, new signatures (Raúl Garrón Claure, PRESIDENT a.i. BCB; Eduardo Pardo, GERENTE GENERAL BCB), and windowed security thread with demetalized 100BCB repeating. Printer: F. C. OBERTHUR.

Courtesy of Ronny Hick. Signatory names courtesy of Art Matz with help from Valentin Rendon in La Paz.

Venezuela unveils bolivar fuerte note designs

We now have confirmation that the PDF marked “Información Confidencial” reported ten days ago is authentic. Today the Banco Central de Venezuela has officially unveiled its new family of notes. The only thing that remains to be explained is why there is no 200-bolivar fuerte note as previously reported.

All notes will be released on January 1, 2008, and are dated 20 DE MARZO DE 2007 on front, along with signatures (PRESIDENTE BCV and PRIMER VICEPRESIDENTE BCV). Security features for each note includes intaglio printing with the denomination in OVI, watermark of portrait and electrotype watermark of denomination numerals, wide windowed security thread, registration device, microprinting, raised symbol for the blind, and latent image. Coat of arms on back.


2 bolivares fuerte. Blue and orange. Francisco de Miranda. Amazon Two river dolphins (inia geoffrensis) in foreground, Parque Nacional Médanos de Coro and Gusano flor in background on back.


5 bolivares fuerte. Light orange and tan. Pedro Camejo. Two giant armadillos (priodontes maximus) in foreground, palm trees in Los Llanos (flat plains) in background on back.



10 bolivares fuerte. Dark orange and brown. Cacique Guaicaipuro. American Harpy eagle (harpia harpyja) in foreground, Salto Ucaima y tepuyes Venado y Kurún (Parque Nacional Canaima) in background on back.


20 bolivares fuerte. Pink and aqua. Luisa Cáceres de Arismendi. Two hawksbill turtles (eretmochelys imbricata) in foreground, Montañas de Macanao in background on back.


50 bolivares fuerte. Green and yellow. Simón Rodrígues. Spectacled bear (tremarctos ornatos) in foreground, Laguna del Santo Cristo (Parque Nacional Sierra Nevada) in background on back.


100 bolivares fuerte. Rust and green. Simón Bolívar. Two black-hooded red siskin birds (carduelis cucullata) in foreground, Guaraira Repano (Parque Nacional El Ávila) in background on back.

Anyone interested in buying this note can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned here on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of Ömer Yalcinkaya.

Chile new date (2006) 5,000-peso note confirmed


5,000 pesos (US$9.25), 2006. Like Pick 155, but new date, two horizontal sorting bars in lower left corner on front, and new signatures (Vittorio Corbo Lioi, PRESIDENTE; Leonardo Hernández Tagle, GERENTE GENERAL).

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Peru new date (28.10.2004) 20-nuevos soles note confirmed


20 nuevos soles (US$6.30), 28 de Octubre de 2004. Like Pick 169, but new date, new signatures, and FCOF printer imprint on back. 

Anyone who knows the names of the signatories is encouraged to share that information.

Also, please note that the date is printed “Octubre de 2004,” but an earlier issue has it spelled as “Octubre del 2000.” Is this an error, or correct Spanish spelling based upon the year?

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Peru new date (28.10.2004) 100-nuevos sole notes confirmed


100 nuevos soles (US$31.55), 28 de Octubre de 2004. Like Pick 169, but new date, new signatures, and FCOF printer imprint on back. 

Anyone who knows the names of the signatories is encouraged to share that information.

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Peru new date (2001) 10-nuevos soles note confirmed


10 nuevos soles), 1 de Marzo del 2001. Like Pick 166, but new date, new signatures (above top), and FCO printer imprint on back.

10 nuevos soles, 27 de Setiembre del 2001. Like Pick 166, but new date, new signatures (above bottom), 10 in watermark, and DE LA RUE printer imprint on back.

Anyone who knows the names of the signatories is encouraged to share that information.

Courtesy of Ronny Hick.

Peru new date (12.10.2000) 20-nuevos sole note confirmed


20 nuevos soles (US$6.30), 12 de Octubre del 2000. Like Pick 169, but new date, new signatures, and B A BANKNOTE printer imprint on back.

Anyone who knows the names of the signatories is encouraged to share that information.

Courtesy of Ronny Hick.

Uruguay new date (2004) 1,000-peso uruguayo note confirmed


1,000 pesos uruguayos (US$41.15), 2004. Like Pick 79, but new date, new signatures, series B, and printer imprint De La Rue on back.

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Chile new date (2005) peso notes confirmed


Although all are dated 2005, the 1,000- and 5,000-peso notes have a different signature combination than that which appears on the 10,000-peso note.

Courtesy of Menelaos Stamatelos, Southeastern Numismatics.

Peru issues revised 50-nuevos sole note


On March 12, 2007, the Banco Central de Reserva del Perú issued a revised 50-nuevos soles (US$15.70). Like Pick 169A, but new date, new signatures, and new security features: vertical denomination 50 at right in fuschia-to-green OVI, and old color-changing hexagonal planchettes replaced by iridescent stripe with 50 and BCRP repeating to left of portrait, plus a windowed security thread.

Paraguay 100,000-guaraníe notes dated 2004 and 2005 confirmed


100,000 guaraníes, 2004. Like Pick 219, but B prefix, new date, new signatures (unknown, Gerente General; unknown, Presidenta), redesigned hologram, and vertical serial number now with novel numbering. Printer: De La Rue (with imprint).

100,000 guaraníes, 2005.  Issued December 2006. Like above, but C prefix, new date, new signatures (Ramon Arréllaga, Gerente General; Monica Perez, Presidenta), and hologram replaced by gold OVI. Printer: François-Charles Oberthur (with imprint).

Courtesy of Andrés Michelfelder.

Uruguay issues revised 200- and 500-peso notes dated 2006

The Central Bank of Uruguay is improving the security features of its current family of notes. The first two denominations in Series C, the $200 and $500, have been issued and other denominations are to follow.


200 pesos uruguayos (US$8.25), 2006. Issued November 2006. Like Pick 77, but new date, series C, and new security features, including Pedro Figari as watermark with denomination spelled out in script, iridescent stripe with $200 repeating, and latent image of Artigas, BCU, and 200 in upper right.


500 pesos uruguayos (US$20.60), 2006. Issued November 2006. Like Pick 82, but new date, series C, and new security features, including Alfredo Vaquez Acevedo as watermark with denomination spelled out in script, iridescent stripe with $500 repeating, and latent image of Artigas, BCU, and 500 in upper right.

Courtesy of Cleophas Elmakias Schockemohle.

Colombia smaller 1,000- and 2,000-peso notes dated 2005 confirmed


1,000 pesos (US$0.45), 1° de noviembre de 2005. Issued November 17, 2006. Like Pick 450, but new date, new signatures (unknown, Gerente General; unknown, Gerente Ejecutivo), and smaller size. 130 x 65 mm.


2,000 pesos (US$0.90), 7 de marzo de 2005. Issued November 17, 2006. Like Pick 451, but new date, new signatures (unknown, Gerente General; unknown, Gerente Ejecutivo), and smaller size. 130 x 65 mm.

Courtesy of Banco de la República Colombia.

Peru issues revised 10-nuevos soles note dated 2005


On November 14, 2006, the Banco Central de Reserva del Perú issued a revised 10-nuevos soles (US$3.10) note dated 11 de Agosto de 2005. Like Pick 166, but new date, new signatures, and new security features: vertical denomination 10 at right in fuschia-to-green OVI, and old color-changing hexagonal planchettes replaced by iridescent stripe with 10 and BCRP repeating to left of portrait of José Abelardo Quiñones Gonzales.

Venezuela issues revised 50,000-bolivare note dated 2006


Pick 94: 50,000 bolivares, 2006. Issued October 16, 2006. Like Pick 83, but with “REPUBLICA BOLIVARIANA DE VENEZUELA” in upper left, windowed security thread now 2.5 mm wide, new signatures (unknown, Presidente; unknown Primer Vice President), circle in gold to green OVI, “50MIL” added to José María Vargas wmk, denomination no longer fluoresces under UV. Printer: Casa de la Moneda, Venezuela (with imprint).

Paraguay issues revised 20,000-guaraníe note dated 2005


20,000 guaranies, 2005. Issued 31.08.2006. Sky blue and gray. “A” prefix, novel serial numbers at left, “BCP” registration device and latent image, windowed security thread, denomination fluoresces under UV light. Signatures: Ramon Arréllaga, Gerente General; Monica Perez, Presidenta. Woman holding vase at right. Central Bank of Paraguay building on back. Printer: Giesecke & Devrient, Germany (with imprint). 157 x 67 mm.
 
Courtesy of Fernando Chilavert and Andres Michelfelder.