Madagascar

Madagascar new Hybrid substrate 2,000-ariary note confirmed

2,000 ariary, 2004. Like BFM B27a, but Hybrid substrate. Prefix/suffix B/P. Intro: 2014.

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

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (www.banknoten.de) and Thomas Augustson.

Madagascar new Hybrid substrate 500-ariary note confirmed

500 ariary, 2004. Like BFM B22b, but Hybrid substrate. Prefix/suffix A/S - A/V.

Courtesy of Hermann Huber.

Malagasy Republic chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

Malagasy Republic cover

The Malagasy Republic chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$4.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

At the time of initial publication, this 7-page catalog covers every note (58 types and varieties, including 19 notes unlisted in the SCWPM) issued by the Institut d’Émission Malgache / Famoaham-Bolan’ny Repoblika Malagasy (Malagasy Issuing Institute) from 1962 to 1969, and the Banky Foiben’ny Repoblika Malagasy / Banque Centrale de la Republique Malgache (Central Bank of the Malagasy Republic) in 1974.

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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Madagascar and Comoros chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

Madagascar and Comoros cover

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

At the time of initial publication, this 4-page catalog covers every note (26 types and varieties, including 10 notes unlisted in the SCWPM) issued by the Banque de Madagascar et des Comores (Bank of Madagascar and the Comoros) from 1950 to 1958.

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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Madagascar chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

Madagascar cover

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

At the time of initial publication, this 16-page catalog covers every note (118 types and varieties, including 41 notes unlisted in the SCWPM) issued by Madagascar’s governor general in 1917, the Banque de Madagascar (Bank of Madagascar) from 1926 to 1942, and the Banky Foiben’i Madagasikara (Central Bank of Madagascar) from 1983 to present day.

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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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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The Challenge: Identify building and monument on back of Madagascar 5,000-franc note

Today’s challenge is to identify the objects which appears on the back of the old 5,000-franc note of Madagascar.

If you can precisely identify the name and location of the building and/or monument—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.

These objects appears on the back of the 5,000-franc from 1983 (Pick 69). The SCWPM claims the building is a school, but doesn’t give a precise identification. The monument has writing on it which reads “MADAGASIKARA MAHALEOTENA NAMBARA AMBAHBENASO 26 JUIN 1960.” The date is Madagascar’s independence day, and the text is in Malagasy.

IDENTIFIED: Stèle de l’Indépendance in Place de l’Indépendance in Antananarivo.

Courtesy of Robert Bethea and Murray Hanewich.

Madagascar new 2,000-ariary note confirmed



2,000 ariary (US$0.97), no date. Like Pick 90, but new signature and references to franc removed.

The 10,000-ariary note has also been confirmed without reference to franc. If anyone knows when these notes were introduced, or if the other denominations have been issued also without references to franc, please share that info.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Madagascar revised 10,000-ariary note confirmed

The first set of images below are Pick 92, the 10,000-ariary (US$5.10) note issued in March 2007. The second set is of a new type, as it no longer has any references to francs on the front or back. Also, the signature is new, too.





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 banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Madagascar revised 100- and 200-ariary notes confirmed

The following two notes, both dated 2004, have been confirmed with a new signature variety (Frederic Rasamoely). If anyone knows the date of introduction, please share that information.





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 banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Madagascar revised 5,000-ariary note confirmed



P91: 5,000 ariary (US$2.45), ND. Like Pick 84, but with Omron rings (security feature consisting of patterns of yellow circles) on front and back, and new signature (Frederic Rasamoely, GOUVERNEUR). 150 x 75 mm.

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Madagascar revised 1,000-ariary note confirmed



1,000 ariary (US$2.45), 2004. Like Pick 89, but new signature (Frederic Rasamoely, GOUVERNEUR).

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Madagascar revised 2,000-ariary note confirmed


2,000 ariary (US$1.10), 2007. Like P83, but with addition of Omron rings on front and back, “MAP” overprint on new signature (Frederic Rasamoely, GOUVERNEUR), addition of “Madagascar naturellement” above watermark, and replacing upper left serial number with “MADAGASCAR ACTION PLAN 2007-2012.”

Courtesy of Ronny Hick.

Madagascar upgrades security on 5,000-ariary note



P91: 5,000 ariary (US$2.45), ND (2006). Issued October 2006. Like Pick 84, but with Omron rings (security feature consisting of patterns of yellow circles) on front and back. 150 x 75 mm.

In addition to the note reported above, Madagascar plans to add Omron rings to the 2,000- and 10,000-ariary notes to be issued in the coming months.

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.