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Press release: The Banknote Register 2nd edition

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The Banknote Register: CIS and Baltic Countries
1991-2016, General Issues
Second edition (English)

Author: Dmitry Zagorenko (IBNS #11608, General Secretary of the Russian Chapter of IBNS).
Editor: Dmitry Litvak (IBNS LM #204, President of the Russian Chapter of IBNS).
Format: A4. Weight: 1,5 Kg.
Hard cover with pressed gilding and book jacket band.
344 full-color pages (paper 115 g/m2).
16 Chapters (Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Lithuania, Moldova, Transnistria, Latvia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Estonia).
Edition: 1000 pieces.

The Banknote Register provides the most detailed information on all emissions of paper money in post-Soviet countries from 1991 to present. It describes the history of money circulation establishment and development in the new sovereign states. The book gives detailed information on each banknote, variations and types, commemorative and souvenir issues, security features, designers, signatories, serial prefixes, images portrayed on the notes. It will be no exaggeration to say that the author with the help of collectors and staff of national banks has compiled the best known up to now data, many of which will be published for the first time, and also data unknown to many collectors. This work has resulted in compilation and classification of the most complete information on currency circulation in the post-Soviet countries.

The publication of the Register will, for sure, reduce the number of blank spaces in the history of circulation in CIS and Baltic states. Nevertheless, the author continues searching for materials and communicating with paper money collectors, museum workers, designers and bank specialists and laymen. We hope that the Register of Banknotes of CIS and Baltic Countries will encourage you as well to study actively the currency circulation in the post-Soviet countries.

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Official website: http://banknote-register.com

For a $7 discount off the list price of $62, use the coupon code "BanknoteBook" when ordering the book by email. Registered shipment to any country in the world is $22, so the total discounted cost is only US$77.

Azerbaijan new variety or error notes reported without guilloches

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A frequent contributor to this site has reported a possible error or new variety of Azerbaijan B308, the 100-manat note from 1993. Specifically, the silver guilloche which nomrally appears at upper right on back (bottom) is missing (top). The note with the missing guilloche has serial number A/1 04584505.

Other contributors have sent scans of other 100-manat notes without the guilloche, but there doesn't seem to be any particular serail number range with or withou the guilloche.

Furthermore, I've now seen images of 250-manat note (B303a) without guilloche, as well as 50-manat note (B307a) without guilloche.

However, all of the "without guilloche" images I've examined are of well worn notes, leading me to wonder if perhaps the guilloche design was printed with ink that wore off or washed off. Do these "without guilloche" varieties exist in uncirculated form?

If you have any of these notes without the guilloche in like new condition, please let me know.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn and Alex Tarasoff.

Austrian note printing firm in scandal involving Azerbaijan and Syria

A Washington Post article dated 15 November 2014 details the allegations of bribery behind Austria's banknote printing firm, Oesterreichische Banknoten-und Sicherheitsdruck, and its efforts to win bids to produce currency for Azerbaijan and Syria.

Azerbaijan new 250- and 500-manat notes due "in near future"

According to an article in Azernews dated 19 August 2014, First Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBA) Alim Guliyev told journalists that the government is planning to put new 250- and 500-manat banknotes into circulation in the near future, "to improve the effectiveness of banknote circulation and to reduce state expenditures." Currently the largest denomination is the 100-manat note (AMB B19) issued in 2005. Bear in mind that Azerbaijan has been discussing the issuance of larger denominations for several years. Time will tell if these plans ever come to fruition.

Azerbaijan bank denies images of new banknotes are real

According to an official Central Bank of the Republic of Azerbaijan press release dated 15 August 2013, "pictures of banknotes of 1,5,10, 20, 50, and 100 manat, that reflect portraits of prominent thinkers, statesmen and scientists of Azerbaijan, have been posted in social networks. These pictures presented as a new design of the national currency – manat cause misinformation and confusion among the public. According to the Central Bank of the Republic of Azerbaijan, this information does not reflect reality and the banknote pictures are unknown people’s product of imagination. The Central Bank is not planning to issue banknotes in this design."

Courtesy of Cedrian López Bosch.

Azerbaijan reaffirms plans to issue 200- and 500-manat notes

According to an article on Trend.az dated 14 November 2012, First Deputy Chairman Alim Guliyev confirms that the Central Bank of Azerbaijan plans to issue 200- and 500-manat banknotes, though these are only plans and no decisions have been made on this issue. Currently the largest denomination is the 100-manat note (AMB B19 / P30) with a face value of US$127.

Azerbaijan contemplating new notes

According to a press release dated 15 August 2012, the Central Bank of the Republic of Azerbaijan has begun a project to evaluate new features, designs, and reliability of new banknotes.

Courtesy of Mehdi Kasumov.

Nagorno-Karabakh chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

Nagorno Karabakh
The Nagorno-Karabakh chapter of The Banknote Book is now available as a free download.

This 2-page catalog covers notes issued by the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic from 2004 to present. Revised 12 March 2015.

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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Azerbaijan new 5-manat note confirmed

This note is like AMB B15 (P26), but with new date, and the issuer's name changed from Azərbaycan Milli Bankı (National Bank of Azerbaijan) to Azərbaycan Mərkəzi Bankı (Central Bank of Azerbaijan). To date, only the 1- and 5-manat denominations have been confirmed with the new bank name.

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CBA B2 (PNL): 5 manat (US$6.35)
Orange. Front: MANAT as registration device; literature personalities, ancient books, and a part from the state anthem. Back: Map of Europe; Qobustan rock hieroglyphs, Orhon-Yenisei alphabet, and modern writing; ; map of Azerbaijan. Windowed security thread with demetalized Azәrbaycan Mәrkәzi Banki 5 MANAT. Watermark: Quill pen & book and electrotype 5. Printer: (OeBS). 127 x 70 mm.
a. 2009. Signature 1.

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

Courtesy of yuri111@yahoo.com.

Azerbaijan designing new 150-, 200-, and 500-manat notes

According to an article on APA dated 8 May 2012, Chairman Elman Rustamov has said that the Central Bank of Azerbaijan is currently designing new 150-, 200-, and 500-manat banknotes for issuance in the coming years. Currently the largest denomination is the 100-manat note (AMB B19 / P30) with a face value of US$127.

Azerbaijan chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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The Azerbaijan 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 notes issued by the АЗЕРБАЙДЖАНСКОЕ ПРАВИТЕЛЬСТВО (Azerbaijan Government) in 1919, the АЗЕРБАЙДЖАНСКАЯ РЕСПУБЛИКА (Republic of Azerbaijan) in 1919, the Azәrbaycan Mİllİ Banki (National Bank of Azerbaijan) from 1992 to 2005, and the Azərbaycan Mərkəzi Bankı (Central Bank of Azerbaijan) from 2009 to present. Revised 22 March 2015.

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

Subscribe to The Banknote Book
If you collect the entire world or a large number of countries, buying a $99 annual subscription is the best deal because it's less expensive than buying chapters individually, and it entitles you to every chapter currently available as well as everything published—or revised (click here to see the Change Log)—during the next 12 months.

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Azerbaijan new bank name on 1-manat note confirmed

In connection with coming into force of the Referendum Act of Azerbaijan Republic dated 18 March 2009, Azerbaycan Milli Banki (National Bank of Azerbaijan) was renamed Azerbaycan Merkezi Banki (Central Bank of Azerbaijan). To date, only the 1-manat note has been issued.



1 manat (US$1.25), 2009. Like P24, but new bank name of Azerbaycan Merkezi Banki instead of Azerbaycan Milli Banki, and new date. Signature remains the same: Elman Rustamov.

Courtesy of Vadim Tislenko and Alberto Fochi.

Azerbaijan will not revise notes with new bank name

According to a Trend Capital report dated 18 February 2009, “The Azerbaijani current banknotes in circulation and money reserves created on basis of banknotes will not be changed or replaced in connection with renaming the National Bank of Azerbaijan into the Central Bank according to the constitutional amendments, the NBA said. ‘Depending on results of referendum, changes can be made to banknotes in circulation and new face-values in case of request. Banknotes in circulation will be legal way of payment until their circulation term ends,’ the bank said.”