Macau Banco da China new date (01.07.2013) 10-, 20-, and 100-pataca notes confirmed

10 patacas, 1 DE JULHO DE 2013. Like BDC B13a, but new date. Prefix AB.

20 patacas, 1 DE JULHO DE 2013. Like BDC B14a, but new date. Prefix AE.

100 patacas, 1 DE JULHO DE 2013. Like BDC B16a, but new date. Prefix AE.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

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Macau new sig/date (08.08.2010) 1,000-pataca note confirmed

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1,000 patacas, 8 DE AGOSTO DE 2010. Like P84, but new date and signatures (Herculano de Sousa and Rodolfo Vasco Lavrador.).

Courtesy of Manfred Wolfensberger.

Macau residents flock to buy Year of the Snake banknotes

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According to an article dated 14 January 2013 in the Macau Buiness Daily, Banco Nacional Ultramarino's servers crashed due to the large number of online applications to buy special banknotes marking the forthcoming lunar Year of the Snake. From 2012 to 2023, BNU and Bank of China are each authorised to issue a maximum of 20 million special notes with a face value of 10 patacas (US$1.25) to mark each lunar year. The limit was imposed at the end of last January in an effort to curb the kind of crazed speculation that took hold after the Year of the Dragon notes were put in circulation in that month. BNU and Bank of China at first intended to issue only 10 million Year of the Dragon notes each, but people formed long queues to get them.

Courtesy of Allan Tilley and Wilson Chow.

Macau new sig/date (08.08.2010) 10-pataca note confirmed

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10 patacas (US$1.25), 8 DE AGOSTO DE 2010. Like P80, but new date and new signatures (Herculano de Sousa and Rodolfo Vasco Lavrador).

Courtesy of Peter Mosselberger.

Macau new 100-pataca centennial anniversary commemorative notes confirmed

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This 100-pataca (US$12.50) note dated 31/2011 commemorates the centennial anniversary of the Banco da China.

Courtesy of Don Ludwig.

Macau new sig/date (08.08.2010) 500-pataca note confirmed


500 patacas (US$63), 8 DE AGOSTO DE 2010. Like P83, but new date and signatures.

Courtesy of Manfred Wolfensberger.

Macau new sig/date (08.08.2010) 20-pataca note confirmed


20 pataca (US$2.50), 8 DE AGOSTO DE 2010. Like P81, but new date and new signatures.

Courtesy of Rui Palhares.

Macau new 10-pataca Year of Dragon commemorative notes confirmed






Both the Banco da China and the Banco Nacional Ultramarino have issued new 10-pataca (US$1.25) notes to commemorate the Year of the Dragon. The new notes feature a Chinese paper-cut dragon on the front and the respective bank’s headquarters on the back. Both notes measure 138 x 69 mm, have a flower and electrotype 10 watermark at center, and a 4-mm wide windowed security thread with demetalized 10.

Courtesy of Wilson Chow and Thomas Augustsson.

Macau new sig/date (08.08.2010) 100-pataca note confirmed


100 patacas (US$12.50), 8 DE AGOSTO DE 2010. Like P82, but new date and new signatures: Herculano de Sousa (Chief Executive Officer BNU) and Rodolfo Vasco Lavrador (Chairman of the Board of Directors BNU).

This is the last signature for Herculano de Sousa; he has retired after serving as the Chief Executive Officer of BNU for the past 11 years (1999–2010).

Courtesy of Wilson Chow.

Macau commemorative notes reported



The Banco Nacional Ultramarino and the Banco da China will issue 10-pataca (US$1.25) banknotes to commemorate the Year of the Dragon. The Banco da China is also planning to issue a 100-pataca (US$12.50) note to commemorate its centennial anniversary.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Macau new 50-pataca note confirmed


50 patacas (US$6.25). 8 DE AGOSTO DE 2009.

Front: The Sai Wan Bridge as principal illustration and in the upper left corner, in the vertical, the legend <<50 PATACAS>> in Portuguese; and in the lower right corner the same legend, in vertical, in Chinese characters and in the horizontal, in Portuguese. A see-through pattern shows a registered image on both sides of the note. An electrotype watermark is placed below the watermark of the lotus flower showing the denomination value in Arabic character.

Back: In the lower right corner in the horizontal, the legend <<50 PATACAS>> in Chinese characters and in the upper left corner, in the vertical, the same legend in Portuguese. As principal illustration, on the left the Banco Nacional Ultramarino building and in the right of the principal illustration, the caravel logotype of Banco Nacional Ultramarino. A windowed holographic thread runs vertically through the middle left hand side of the note. Novel serial numbering both for the vertical and horizontal format appears on the reverse side of the note.

Size: 148 mm X 74 mm
Printer - Hong Kong Note Printing Limited - Hong Kong.
Entry into circulation - November 2009.
Quantity Issued: 5 million notes

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 Simon Sui, who purchased the note from Yi Chen (IBNS 10210).

Macau's Bank of China issues new banknotes

According to a Macau Daily Times article dated January 6, 2009, “The Bank of China has been authorised to issue new Pataca notes with denominations of 1000, 500, 100, 50, 20, and 10 patacas. The Bank of China held a ceremony to commemorate the issuance of the new Pataca notes yesterday morning…The new issuance adopted Macau cultural heritage of a mixture of the East and the West as the main theme, and received a good response from the citizens.…The new notes carried artistic designs and anti-counterfeiting measures were added. The new notes would be circulated together with the old versions without any inconvenience caused.”

“The new Pataca notes issued by the Bank of China features UNESCO cultural heritage of Macau, which fully displays the flair of hybrid architectural designs of the East and the West. The verso of all notes will have image of the Macau Banking of China Building, with the four bridges of Macau in the background, who aimed to symbolise the “bridging” function of Macau in communication of cultures and its economic development. The new Bank of China Pataca notes will be released for circulation starting today until the Chinese New Year, while the old notes will continue to be the legal tender in Macau.”

If anyone can positively identify the bridges that appear on the back of the notes, please let me know so that I can share this information.


10 pataca (US$1.25)
Red. Front: Lotus flower; TEMPLO DE A-MÁ (temple of A-Ma) building. Back: Bridge; Banco da China in Macau headquarters building. Solid security thread with demetalized 10. Windowed security thread with demetalized BANK OF CHINA and bank logo. Watermark: Lotus flower with electrotype 10. Printer: Unknown. 139 x 69 mm. 8 DE AGOSTO DE 2008 (08.08.2008). Signature unknown. Introduced 05.01.2009.



20 pataca (US$2.50)
Purple. Front: Lotus flower; RUÍNAS DE S. PAULO (ruins of Saint Paul) church building. Back: Bridge; Banco da China in Macau headquarters building. Solid security thread with demetalized 20. Windowed security thread with demetalized BANK OF CHINA and bank logo. Watermark: Lotus flower with electrotype 20. Printer: Unknown. 144 x 72 mm. 8 DE AGOSTO DE 2008 (08.08.2008). Signature unknown. Introduced 05.01.2009.


50 pataca (US$6.25)
Brown. Front: Lotus flower; TEATRO D. PEDRO V (Pedro V theatre) building. Back: Bridge; Banco da China in Macau headquarters building. Solid security thread with demetalized 50. Windowed security thread with demetalized BANK OF CHINA and bank logo. Watermark: Lotus flower with electrotype 50. Printer: Unknown. 149 x 75 mm. 8 DE AGOSTO DE 2008 (08.08.2008). Signature unknown. Introduced 05.01.2009.


100 pataca (US$12.50)
Blue. Front: Lotus flower; FORTALEZA DA GUIA (Guia Fortress) building, chapel, and lighthouse. Back: Sai Van bridge; Banco da China in Macau headquarters building. Solid security thread with demetalized 100. Windowed security thread with demetalized BANK OF CHINA and bank logo. Watermark: Lotus flower with electrotype 100. Printer: Unknown. 153 x 77 mm. 8 DE AGOSTO DE 2008 (08.08.2008). Signature unknown. Introduced 05.01.2009.


500 pataca (US$62.60)
Green. Front: Lotus flower; CASA DO MANDARIM (Mandarin House) building. Back: Bridge; Banco da China in Macau headquarters building. Solid security thread with demetalized 500. Windowed security thread with demetalized BANK OF CHINA and bank logo. Watermark: Lotus flower with electrotype 500. Printer: Unknown. 158 x 80 mm. 8 DE AGOSTO DE 2008 (08.08.2008). Signature unknown. Introduced 05.01.2009.


1,000 pataca (US$125)
Orange. Front: Lotus flower; EDIFICIO DO LEAL SENADO (Loyal Senate) building, now the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) headquarters. Back: Friendship bridge; Banco da China in Macau headquarters building. Solid security thread with demetalized 1000. Windowed security thread with demetalized BANK OF CHINA and bank logo. Watermark: Lotus flower with electrotype 1000. Printer: Unknown. 164 x 82 mm. 8 DE AGOSTO DE 2008 (08.08.2008). Signature unknown. Introduced 05.01.2009.
Courtesy of Frank van Tiel and Dieter und Alfred Eheim.

Macau to issue 20-pacata note celebrating Olympics

According to a March 8, 2008, article in Macau Daily Times, the Macau branch of the Bank of China (BOC) is set to issue four million 20-pataca (US$2.50) banknotes in commemoration of the 29th Olympic Games that will be held in Beijing during August 2008.

A spokesman of the executive council, Mr. Tong Chi Kin, said the note will be the same purple color as the currently circulating 20-pacata note (Pick 103). The front of the new note will feature the Bank of China building, the architecture representing the location of the torch relay of the ancient Olympic Games, as well as the emblem of the Beijing Olympic Games, and a vertical line that reads "In Commemoration of the 29th Olympic Games" in both Chinese and Portuguese. The back of the note will depict the Beijing Olympic Stadium (also known as the "Bird's Nest"), and Macau's Golden Lotus symbol.



20 pataca (US$2.50)
Purple. Front: Bank of China building; Beijing Olympics emblem; ancient column detail. Back: Beijing Olympic Stadium (Bird’s Nest); Golden Lotus symbol. Windowed security thread. Watermark: Unknown. Printer: Unknown. 143 x 71.5 mm. 3 DE MAIO DE 2008 (03.05.2008). Signature unknown.

Courtesy of Kai.