Liberia

Liberia reported to issue new banknote family "shortly"

According to a press release dated 27 July 2016, the Central Bank of Liberia will "shortly" introduce a new series of banknotes which retains the portraits of the current series (B306 - B310), while enhancing the security, changing the substrate (most likely coated stock or hybrid) to reduce porosity and increase longevity, and adding a new 500-dollar denomination. The specimen designs released so far show the notes are dated 2016 and bear the signatures of the Minister of Finance and Development Planning and the bank's Executive Governor (Boima S. Kamara and Milton A. Weeks, respectively).

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Courtesy of Fernando Iglesias, Central Bank of Liberia, and Arnoldo Efron (Monetary Research Institute).

Liberia new sig/date (2006) 50-dollar note confirmed

50 dollars, 2006. Like CBL B9, but new date and signatures (Antoinette Sayeh and Joseph Mills Jones).

Courtesy of Andrew Roberts.

Liberia new 2011 varieties confirmed for all denominations

All denominations (CBL B6-B10, respectively) have been confirmed dated 2011 with two varieties. The first variety is plain, and the second variety has the denomination spelled out in pearlescent ink on tne watermark area on front. The 5- to 20-dollar notes also have pearlescent designs added around the border on front, whereas the 50- and 100-dollar notes have embossed designs above the signature at right.

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

Courtesy of Murtaza Karimjee (www.africanbanknotes.blogspot.com) and Andrew Roberts.

Liberia new date (2011) 5- and 100-dollar notes confirmed

5 dollars (US$0.05), 2011. Like CBL B6e, but new date.

100 dollars (US$1.40), 2011. Like CBL B10e, but new date and pearlescent ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS added on watermark area on front; pearlescent map added above signature at right on front.

WIth the confirmation of these two notes, all denominations have now been confirmed dated 2011.

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

Courtesy of Murtaza Karimjee (www.africanbanknotes.blogspot.com).

Liberia new date (2011) 10-dollar note confirmed

10 dollars (US$0.15), 2011. Like CBL B7 (P27), but new date.

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).

Liberia new date (2011) 20-dollar note confirmed


20 dollars (US$0.30), 2011. Like CBL B8 (P28), but new date.

Courtesy of Andrew Roberts.

Liberia new sig/date (2011) 50-dollar note confirmed


50 dollars (US$0.70), 2011. Like CBL B9 (P29), but new signatures (Augustine K. Ngafuan and Joseph Mills Jones) and date.

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 Murtaza Karimjee.

Liberia chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 10-page catalog covers notes issued by the Republic of Liberia Treasury Department from 1857 to 1880, the National Bank of Liberia in 1989 and 1991, and the Central Bank of Liberia from 1999 to present. Revised 1 August 2016.

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 objects in Liberia bank seal

Today’s challenge is to identify the crossed objects which appear in the seal of the Central Bank of Liberia (and previously the National Bank of Liberia).

If you can precisely identify the name of these objects—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.

This bank seal appears on the back of all of Liberia’s notes since 1989:

IDENTIFIED: Kissi money.

Liberia new date (2008) 10-dollar note confirmed


10 dollars (US$0.15), 2008. Like P27c, but new date.

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 Nin Cheun.

Liberia new sig/date (2009) notes confirmed


All denominations (5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 dollars) have been confirmed dated 2009 with new signature combination (Augustine K. Ngafuan, MINISTER OF FINANCE; J. Mills Jones, EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR).

Courtesy of Andrew Roberts.

Liberia new date (2008) 5-dollar note confirmed


5 dollars (US$0.07), 2008. Like Pick 26, but new date and new signatures (Antoinette Sayeh, MINISTER OF FINANCE; J. Mills Jones, EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR).

Courtesy of Andrew Roberts.

Liberia new date (2008) 20-dollar note confirmed


20 dollars (US$0.30)
Like Pick 28, but new date (2008).

Courtesy of Andrew Roberts.

Liberia new date (2006) 5-dollar note confirmed


5 dollars (US$0.10)
Like Pick 26, but new date (2006) and new signatures (Antoinette Sayeh, MINISTER OF FINANCE; J. Mills Jones, EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR).

Courtesy of Andrew Roberts.

Liberia new date (2008) 50- and 100-dollar notes confirmed


50 dollars (US$0.80)
Like Pick 29, but new date (2008) and new signatures (Antoinette Sayeh, MINISTER OF FINANCE; J. Mills Jones, EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR).


100 dollars (US$1.60)
Like Pick 30, but new date (2008) and new signatures (Antoinette Sayeh, MINISTER OF FINANCE; J. Mills Jones, EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR).

Courtesy of Andrew Roberts.

Liberia new date (2002) 20-dollar note confirmed


20 dollars (US$0.30)
Like Pick 23, but new date (2002) and new signatures (Lusinee Kamara, MINISTER OF FINANCE; Elie E. Saleeby, EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR).

If anyone has other denominations dated 2002, please let me know. A $50 note has been confirmed, so I am wondering if the $5, $10, or $100 was also issued dated 2002.

Courtesy of Andrew Roberts.

Liberia new date (2002) 50-dollar note confirmed


50 dollars (US$0.80)
Like Pick 24, but new date (2002) and new signatures (Lusinee Kamara, MINISTER OF FINANCE; Elie E. Saleeby, EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR).

If anyone has other denominations dated 2002, please let me know. A $20 note has been confirmed, so I am wondering if the $5, $10, or $100 was also issued dated 2002.

Courtesy of Andrew Roberts.

Liberia new date (2006) 10-dollar note confirmed


10 dollars (US$0.15)
Like Pick 27, but new date (2006) and new signatures (Antoinette Sayeh, MINISTER OF FINANCE; J. Mills Jones, EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR).

Courtesy of Andrew Roberts.