Burundi

Burundi new note family reported

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According to a press release on its web site, on 29 April 2015 the Bank of the Republic of Burundi introduced a new family of banknotes consisting of denominations of 500, 2,000, 5,000 and 10,000 francs. The new notes are phyiscally smaller than the preceding issues, with improved security, durability, and accessibility for the sight impaired. A 1,000-franc denomination is planned for the new family (no release date has been announced), but the 100-franc note will be replaced by a coin, and 10-, 20-, and 50-franc notes will lose their legal tender status in three months, as will all old notes.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Burundi new sig/date (31.102013) 10,000-franc note confirmed

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10,000 francs. 31-10-2013. Like BRB B30, but new signatures and new date.

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

Burundi new sig/date (31.10.2013) 500-franc note confirmed

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500 francs, 31-10-2013. Like BRB B32, but new date and new signatures (Melchior Wagara and Jean Gaspard Ciza).

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Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Hamid Kazemi (banknoteswholesale).

Burundi new sig/date (31.10.2013) 5,000-franc note confirmed

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5,000 francs, 31-10-2013. Like BRB B35, but new date and new signatures (Melchior Wagara and Jean Gaspard Ciza).

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Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Raghavendra (Raju) Reddy.

Burundi new sig/date (01.09.2011) 5,000-franc note confirmed

5,000 francs (US$3.20), 01-09-2011. Like RBR B35 (P48), but new date and new signatures (Unknown and Gaspard Sindayigaya).

Courtesy of Peter Mosselberger (www.banknote.ws).

Burundi chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 18-page catalog covers every note (235 types and varieties, including 29 notes unlisted in the SCWPM) issued by the Banque du Royaume du Burundi (Bank of the Kingdom of Burundi) from 1963 to 1966, and the Banque de la République du Burundi (Bank of the Republic of Burundi) from 1966 to present day. Published 1 February 2013.

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  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
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Burundi new sig/date (01.09.2011) 500-franc note confirmed

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500 francs (US$0.35), 01-09-2011. Like P45, but new date and new signatures (Melchior Wagara and Gaspard Sindayigaya).

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Courtesy of yuri111.

Burundi new sig/date (2011.09.01) 100-franc note confirmed


100 francs (US$0.07), 01-09-2011. Like P44, but new date and sigantures (Aimee Laurentine Kanyana and Gaspard Sindayigaya).

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Courtesy of Giuseppe Favaro.

East African Community moves to introduce common currency in 2012

An East African Business Week article dated 14 February 2011, contains interesting information on the continuing plans to form an East African Community Monetary Union similar to the European Union, wherein all the partner states will replace their individual currencies—the Burundian franc, Kenyan shilling, Rwandan franc, Tanzanian shilling, and Ugandan shilling—for a single regional currency in 2012.

Courtesy of Aidan Work.

Burundi new reduced-size 100-franc note confirmed



On 5 July 2010, Banque de la Republique du Burundi issued a new 100-franc (US$0.10) note which has been reduced in size to 125 x 65 mm. Older notes of the same denomination remain legal tender until 31 December 2010.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Burundi new date (01.07.2009) 10,000-franc note confirmed


10,000 francs (US$8.10), 01-07-2009. Like Pick 43, but new date and new signatures.

Courtesy of Richard Miranda and Rui Manuel Palhares.

Burundi new variety 1968 50-franc note confirmed


This 50-franc note is like Pick 22a, dated 15.5.1968, but the signature titles are L’ADMINISTRATEUR and LE PRESIDENT. According to the SCWPM, this date should have titles as LE VICE-PRESIDENT and LE PRESIDENT. If anyone has this note with the titles as described in the SCWPM, please send scans to confirm.

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 Christos.

Burundi new smaller 500- and 1,000-franc notes confirmed

La Banque de la République du Burundi has introduced new 500- (US$0.40) and 1,000-franc (US$0.80) notes, both dated 01-05-09 and bearing the same signature combinations. The designs are the same as Pick 38 and Pick 39, respectively, but the sizes have been reduced to 132 x 67 mm and 137 x 69 mm.





Courtesy of Richard Miranda and Rui Manuel Palhares.

Burundi issues new 2,000- and 5,000-franc notes

The Central Bank of Burundi issued new 2,000- and 5,000-franc notes (US$1.60 and US$4.05, respectively) on April 7, 2009. The new notes are said to be “impossible to forge.” The existing notes of these denominations will remain legal tender until September 30, 2009. The basic designs of the new notes are unchanged, but they are physically smaller (140 x 71 mm for the Fr2,000 and 145 x 73 mm for the Fr5,000) and use Cornerstone watermarks, revealing that they are printed by De La Rue. The bank’s governor, Gaspard Sindayigaya, said that the nation’s smaller denominations notes could also be reissued.



NL 2,000 francs
Green and blue. Front: Holographic cattle head patch; coat of arms; boys picking tea leaves in field. Back: Lake. Windowed security thread with demetalized BRB. Watermark: Cattle and Cornerstones. Printer: TDLR (w/o imprint). 140 x 71 mm. 01-12-2008. Signature unknown. Introduced 07.04.2009.



NL 5,000 francs
Olive green and violet. Front: Holographic cattle head patch; coat of arms; modern building. Back: Ships, cranes, and building on a dock. Windowed security thread with demetalized BRB. Watermark: Cattle. Printer: TDLR (w/o imprint). 145 x 73 mm. 01-12-2008. Signature unknown. Introduced 07.04.2009.

Courtesy of Page’s Coins and Currency.

Burundi issues new date (01-05-2006) 1,000-franc note


1,000 francs (US$0.90), 01-05-2006. Like SCWPM 39, but new date and new signatures.

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.