Nepal chapter available for free for a limited time

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Today I'm pleased to announce another sponsored chapter give-away thanks to the generosity of Chris Twining of Page's Coins and Currency.

This 31-page catalog covers notes issued by the Government of Nepal from 1945 to 1953, and the Nepal Rastra Bank from 1960 to present. It normally costs $9.99, but if you are among the first 50 collectors to use the coupon code PAGES during checkout, you can download the chapter absolutely free. As this is a limited offer, please take advantage of it only if you are truly interested in the notes of Nepal.

If you are a dealer and are interested in sponsoring a give-away of other chapters, please contact me to discuss the particulars.

Nepal new 5-rupee note confirmed

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NRB B85 (PNL): 5 rupees (US$0.05)
Lilac, brown, and green. Front: Mount Everest; temple of Taleju; obverse of coin. Back: Bank logo; two yaks grazing; Mount Everest. Solid security thread. Watermark: Rhododendron. Printer: (TDLR). 120 x 70 mm.
a. 2012. Signature 16. Intro: 02.10.2013.

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Courtesy of Dinesh R. Maskey, Sev Onyshkevych, and Shankar Shrestha (http://www.nuphil.com).

Nepal new 500-rupee note confirmed

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NRB B84 (PNL): 500 rupees (US$5.95)
Brown and violet. Front: Mount Everest; god Indra; Mount Amadablam and Thyangboche monastery; wood carvings; clouds. Back: Bank logo; two tigers drinking melted snow. 4-mm wide windowed security thread with demetalized NRB. Watermark: Rhododendron. Printer: (OT). 160 x 70 mm.
a. 2012. Signature 16. Intro: 26.09.2013.

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Courtesy of Shankar Shrestha (http://www.nuphil.com).

Nepal new 10-rupee note confirmed

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NRB B83 (PNL): 10 rupees (US$0.10)
Brown, green, and lilac. Front: Mount Everest; Garud Narayan of Changu Narayan temple; obverse of coin. Back: Three black bucks grazing; trees; bank logo. Windowed security thread with demetalized NRB. Watermark: Rhododendron. Printer: Unknown. 133 x 70 mm.
a. 2012. Signature 16. Intro: 12.09.2013.

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

Courtesy of Shankar Shrestha (http://www.nuphil.com).

Nepal new 20- and 50-rupee notes confirmed

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NRB B81 (PNL): 20 rupees (US$0.25)
Orange and brown. Front: Mount Everest; temple of god Krishna of Patan; Garuda atop pillar; obverse of coin. Back: Swamp deer; trees; mountain; bank logo. Windowed security thread with demetalized NRB. Watermark: Rhododendron. Printer: (TDLR). 138 x 70 mm.
a. 2012. Signature 16. Intro: 05.09.2013.

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NRB B82 (PNL): 50 rupees (US$0.60)
Purple, green, and blue. Front: Mount Everest; Rama-Janaki temple of Janakpur; obverse of coin. Back: Male thar; mountains; bank logo. Windowed security thread with demetalized NRB. Watermark: Rhododendron. Printer: (TDLR). 142 x 70 mm.
a. 2012. Signature 16. Intro: 05.09.2013.

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

Courtesy of Shankar Shrestha (http://www.nuphil.com).

Nepal new 100-rupee note confirmed

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NRB B80 (PNL): 100 rupees (US$1.20)
Green and lilac. Front: Mount Everest; Mayadevi inside silver metallic oval; map of Nepal; Ashoka pillar; wood carvings from temple of Taleju in Kathmandu; clouds. Back: One-horned rhinoceros in grassy plain; bank logo. 2.5-mm wide windowed security thread with demetalized NRB. Watermark: Rhododendron. Printer: (TDLR). 146 x 70 mm.
a. 2012. Signature 16. Intro: 03.09.2013.

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

Courtesy of Shankar Shrestha (http://www.nuphil.com).

Nepal chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 30-page catalog covers every note (295 types and varieties, including 172 notes unlisted in the SCWPM) issued by the Government of Nepal from 1945 to 1953, and the Nepal Rastra Bank from 1960 to present.

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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Nepal new signature 1,000-rupee note confirmed


1,000 rupees (US$12.75), no date. Like preceding note, but new signature (Yuba Raj Khatiwada). Intro: 28.02.2012.

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 Shankar Shrestha (www.nuphil.com).

Nepal withdraws King Gyanendra notes on 15 March 2011

According to a BCC report, Nepal Rastra Bank is withdrawing all banknotes bearing the portrait of the former king, Gyanendra, as of 15 March 2011, though they can still be exchanged for new notes depicting Mount Everest at bank branches for several more weeks.

Nepal new signature 500-rupee note confirmed


500 rupees (US$6.85), no date. Like 500-rupee note issued in 2009, but with new signature (Yuba Raj Khatiwada). Issued 24.11.2010.

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 here on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of Shankar Shrestha.

Nepal new sig. variety 50-rupee note confirmed


50 rupees (US$0.70), no date. Like P63, but new signature (Yuba Raj Khatiwada). Intro: 07.10.2010.


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 here on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of Shankar Shrestha.

Nepal new sig. variety 20-rupee note confirmed


20 rupees (US$0.25), no date. Like P62, but new signature (Yuba Raj Khatiwada). Intro: 05.10.2010.

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 here on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of Shankar Shrestha.

Nepal new signature 10-rupee note confirmed


10 rupees (US$0.15), no date. Like P61, but new signature (Yuba Raj Khatiwada). Intro: 05.09.2010.

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 here on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of Shankar Shrestha (www.nuphil.com).

Nepal new signature 100-rupee note confirmed


100 rupees (US$1.40), no date. On 16 April 2010 Nepal Rastra Bank issued a new 100-rupee note with usual color and size with prefix number EE/63 000001 to U/86 999999. On front left it has the picture of Mount Everest from south face, on right it has the watermark of Nepal’s national flower Rhododendron. It has the signature of the present Governor Bijay Nath Bhattarai (signature 16).

Courtesy of Shankar Shrestha.

Nepal new 1,000-rupee note confirmed


1,000 rupees (US$13.65)
Like Pick 66, but without rhododendron printed atop watermark area. Introduced 8 January 2010.

Blue, brown, and green. Front: Mount Everest; goddess Bhagwati; Swayambhunath stupa and temple of goddess Harati; obverse of coin. Back: Elephant; bank logo. 4-mm wide windowed security thread with demetalized NRB. Watermark: Rhododendron. Printer: Unknown. 172 x 70 mm.

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 here on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana, Ömer Yalcinkaya, and Shankar Shrestha.

Nepal new 500-rupee note confirmed


500 rupees (US$6.50)
Like Pick 65, but without rhododendron printed atop watermark (unknown; presumably not King Gyanendra), and new signature (Deependra Bahadur Chhettri). Introduced 20.09.2009. Reportedly printed in France.

A new 1,000-rupee note is expected in December. Presumably it will be like Pick 66, but again without the rhododendron printed atop watermark.

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 Claudio Marana and Shankar Shrestha.

Nepal new 5-rupee note confirmed


The Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has issued a new updated 5-rupee note.

Courtesy of Roman Boroznjak.

Nepal new 20-rupee note confirmed


20 rupees (US$0.25), ND (2009). With the issuance of this note, the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) continues to remove King Gyanendra’s name, image, and royal symbols from the country’s currency.

Courtesy of Roman Boroznjak.

Nepal issues new 10-, 50-, and 100-rupee notes



10 rupees (US$0.15)
Brown. Front: Mount Everest. Back: Antelopes. Windowed security thread. Watermark: Rhododendron. TK mm. No date. Signature: acting Governor K. B. Manandhar. Introduced 26.09.2008.



50 rupees (US$0.65)
Blue. Front: Mount Everest. Back: Himalayan Tahr. Windowed security thread. Watermark: Rhododendron. 142 x 70 mm. No date. Signature: acting Governor K. B. Manandhar. Introduced 23.09.2008.



100 rupees (US$1.25)
Green. Front: Mount Everest. Back: Rhinoceros. Windowed security thread. Watermark: Rhododendron. TK mm. No date. Signature: acting Governor K. B. Manandhar. Introduced 29.09.2008.
Courtesy of Roman Boroznjak and Shankar Shrestha.

Nepal issues new 1,000-rupee note w/o king’s image

With the issuance of the note below, the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) continues to remove King Gyanendra’s name, image, and royal symbols from the country’s currency. Like the new Rs500 issued September 27, 2007, the new Rs1,000 still has the king’s portrait as watermark because the paper was ordered from an Indonesian manufacturer before April 2006 when the monarchy fell out of favor. The new Rs1,000 had an initial print run of 30 million notes, with prefixes from KHA-21 to KHA-50 (replacement prefixes are KHA-51, -52, and -53).


1,000 rupees (US$15.65), ND (2008). Issued April 7, 2008. Mount Everest, rhododendron over watermark of King Gyanendra. Rhododendron and elephant on back. New signature (Krishna Bahadur Manandhar, Acting Governor), wide windowed security thread, NRB as registration device, and intaglio printing. Printer: Perum Purari, Indonesia (without imprint).

Courtesy of Shyam Agrawal.

Nepal issues revised 100-rupee note (2006)


100 rupees (US$1.40), ND (2006). Like Pick 49. Signature 16. Slight change to three lines of text at center, and new font for serial numbers.
 
Courtesy of Jaya Hari Jha.

Nepal issues 50-rupee note to celebrate bank’s 25th anniversary


50 rupees (US$0.70), ND (2006). Issued September 8, 2006, to celebrate the Nepal Rastra Bank Golden Jubilee Year 2005. Yellow, red, and green. Signature: Bijay Nath Bhattarai, Governor. Serial number prefix: KHA/ 97 to GA/17 (20 million pieces). Registration device. Windowed security thread. King Gyanendra dressed in Daura Suruwal (national dress) as portrait and wmk, Nepal Rastra Bank building at left, Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) at center, Ashok Stambha (Lumbini) at right. Pair of danphe (national bird) and Mt. Amadablam at center, NRB logo at top left, arms at right on back.

Courtesy of Jaya Hari Jha.

Nepal issues revised 20-rupee note (2006)


20 rupees (US$0.30), ND (2006). Issued October 20, 2006. Like Pick 47, but text at center in different location and slightly reworded, plus signature 16 (Bijay Nath Bhattarai, Governor).

Courtesy of Sagar Man Shrestha.

Nepal issues new 500-rupee note without king’s image


In addition to the Rs500 (which has an initial print run of 20 million notes), the NRB is preparing to issue new 50- and 100-rupee denominations in mid-2008 that also remove King Gyanendra’s name, image, and royal symbols. The new Rs500 still has the king’s portrait as watermark because the paper was ordered from an Indonesian manufacturer before April 2006 when the monarchy fell out of favor. Because the impoverished Himalayan country could not afford new paper, bank officials chose instead to obscure the king’s image by printing a rhododendron over the watermark.

500 rupees (US$7.85), ND (2007). Issued 27.09.2007. Tan, brown, purple, red, and green. Mount Everest at left, national flower rhododendron at right over wmk of King Gyanendra. Rhododendron at left and two tigers drinking melted snow at center on back. Signature 16, wide windowed security thread, NRB as registration device, intaglio printing. 160 x 70 mm.

Courtesy of Madhur Grover.