Djibouti chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

Djibouti cover
The Djibouti chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$0.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

This 5-page catalog covers notes issued by the Banque Nationale de Djibouti (National Bank of Djibouti) from 1971 to 1999, and the Banque Centrale de Djibouti (Central Bank of Djibouti) from 2002 to present day. Published 16 August 2013.

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  • 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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Djibouti bank governor died 11.01.2013

According to a press release on the web site of Banque Centrale de Djibouti, bank governor Feu M. Djama Mahamoud Haid died on 11 January 2013. Collectors should keep their eyes open for a new signature combination.

Courtesy of Jean – Claude Royaud.

Djibouti new 10,000-franc note confirmed

10,000 francs (US$57.40). Like Pick 41, but now issued by BANQUE CENTRALE DE DJIBOUTI and watermark includes electrotype BCD.

Courtesy of Rui Manuel Palhares.

Djibouti new 2,000-franc variety confirmed

2,000 francs (US$11.35)
Blue. Front: Camel caravan; young girl. Back: Statue with spear and shield; government building. Solid security thread. Watermark: Coat of arms with electrotype BCD. No date. Signature Djama Mahamoud Haïd. 160 x 80 mm. Introduced August 2008.

This new 2,000-franc note is like Pick 40, but with the name of the issuer on front changed from Banque Nationale de Djibouti to Banque Centrale de Djibouti. Also, the text at top and bottom on back has also been altered.

Courtesy of Manuel Rodriguez and Jean-Claude Royaud.