Paraguay

Paraguay new date (2011) 10,000-guaraní note confirmed

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10,000 guaraníes, 2011. Like BCP B56, but new date, new prefix (G), new printer imprint (PWPW S.A.) and revised engravings, including blank area to right of portrait.

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Courtesy of Vygandas Kadzys (TonyGrants2).

Paraguay new sig/date (2013) 100,000-guaraní note confirmed

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100,000 guaraníes, 2013. Like BCP B54, but new date, new signatures (Jorge Aurelio Villalba Leguizamón and Carlos Fernández Valdovinos), and printer imprint reverts to CRANE CURRENCY.

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Courtesy of Vygandas Kadzys (TonyGrants2).

Paraguay new date (2011) 20,000-guaraní note confirmed

20,000 guaraníes, 2011. Like BCP B52a, but new date. Prefix D.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Paraguay chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 21-page catalog covers notes issued by the Banco Central del Paraguay (Central Bank of Paraguay) from 1952 to present day. Published 13 September 2013.

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  • 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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Paraguay new 5,000-guarani polymer note confirmed

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In 2011 it was reported that the Banco Central del Paraguay was contemplating issuing polymer notes. According to this post on UltimaHora.com, the 5,000-guarani (US$1.10) note was issued as a polymer note on 14 January 2013. The note is dated 2011, and has reportedly been printed without imprint by Canadian Bank Note Company.


Courtesy of Raihan Numista and Thomas Krause.

Paraguay new date (2011) 2,000-guaraní note confirmed

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2,000 guaraníes (US$0.45), 2011. Like the same denomination issued 18.12.2009, but new date, prefix C, new printer imprint (CANADIAN BANK NOTE COMPANY, LIMITED), and minor changes to guilloche patterns.

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Courtesy of Yuri111.

Paraguay new date (2011) 50,000-guarani series F note confirmed

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Banco Central de Paraguay has issued a new Series F 50,000-guarani (US$10.75) which is like the Seres D notes issued 12 May 2008 (P232), but with a Motion security thread instead of a windowed metallic thread, and the removal of the second instance of “BANCO CENTRAL DEL PARAGUAY” above the watermark area on the back. This note is like the series E note, but with new date.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Paraguay new sig/date (2011) 100,000-guaraní note confirmed

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100,000 guaraníes (US$23), 2011. Like P233, but new date, new signatures, and new printer imprint (OBERTHUR technologies).

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Courtesy of Peter Mosselberger and Noteshobby.

Paraguay new sig/date (2010) 5,000- and 10,000-guaraní notes confirmed


5,000 guaraníes (US$1.20), 2010.



10,000 guaraníes (US$2.40), 2010.

These notes are like the preceding issues, but have new date, new signatures (Jorge Aurelio Villalba Leguizamón and Jorge Raúl Corvalán Mendoza), new printer imprints (CASA DE MOEDA DO BRASIL), and new F series.

Courtesy of Arnoldo Efron (Monetary Research Institute).

Paraguay contemplating polymer 5,000- and 10,000-guaraní notes

According to a Digital ABC article dated 11 September 2011, Banco Central del Paraguay is considering issuing its 5,000- and 10,000-guaraní (US$1.25 and $2.50, respectively) banknotes in polymer to extend their lifespan. Paraguay currently has a polymer 2,000-guaraní note issued in December 2009.

Courtesy of Thomas Krause.

Paraguay new date (2008) 100,000-guaraní note confirmed


100,000 guaraníes (US$25.35), 2008. Like P233, but new date and prefix E.

Courtesy of Didier Wiot.

Paraguay new date (2009) 2,000-guaraní note confirmed


2,000 guaraníes (US$0.45), 2009. Like the same denomination issued 18.12.2009, but new date, prefix B, and printer(Giesecke & Devrient).

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Courtesy of Banknotes LT.

Paraguay series C 20,000-guarani note confirmed



Banco Central de Paraguay has issued a new Series C 20,000-guarani (US$4.30) which is like the Seres B notes issued 10 December 2008 (P230), but with a Motion security thread instead of a windowed metallic thread, and has a tactile symbol added for the sight impaired.

Courtesy of Enrique Roman and Thomas Augustsson.

Paraguay series E 50,000-guarani note confirmed


According to an an article on La Nacion dated 12 December 2010, Banco Central de Paraguay has issued a new Series E 50,000-guarani (US$10.75) which is like the Seres D notes issued 12 May 2008 (P232), but with a Motion security thread instead of a windowed metallic thread, and the removal of the second instance of “BANCO CENTRAL DEL PARAGUAY” above the watermark area on the back.

Courtesy of Enrique Roman and Thomas Augustsson.

Paraguay revised (2005) 10,000-guaraní note confirmed


10,000 guaranies (US$2.10), 2008. Like P224, but new date, new signatures, wider windowed security thread, denomination added to upper right corner on front, and new printer imprint (OBERTHUR TECHNOLOGIES).

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Paraguay to demonetize all 1,000-guarní notes in 2014


According to a press release from the Banco Central del Paraguay dated 24.12.2009, all 1,000-guaraní notes will no longer be legal tender on 06.01.2011, and will be demonetized 06.01.2014.

Paraguay to remove three zeros from guarani

On 21 October 2009, the Banco Central de Paraguay announced it will remove three zeroes from the guarani in 2011 in an attempt to simplify economic transactions. The revised currency will be called the new guarani for a two-year period. The notes will apparently feature the same designs as the current series of notes.

Courtesy of Alex Zlotin.

Paraguay new 5,000-guaraní note confirmed


5,000 guaraníes (US$1), 2008.
Like Pick 223, but new date, new signatures, new serial number placement, series E, and wider color-changing windowed security thread. Printer: Giesecke & Devrient.

Courtesy of Alberto Fochi.

Paraguay new 2,000-guaraní polymer note confirmed



On 18 December 2009, the Central Bank of Paraguay introduced a new 2,000-guaraní (US$0.45) polymer note dated 2008, featuring portraits of educators Adela and Celsa Speratti on front, and a parade with flag-waving marchers on back. Printer: OBERTHUR TECHNOLOGIES.

Courtesy of Thomas Krause, Claudio Marana, Roman Boroznjak, and Rui Manuel Palhares.

Paraguay issues new 20,000- and 100,000-guaraní notes

This item was previously reported, but it has recently been updated with new images and information:

On 10 December 2008, the Bank of Paraguay released into circulation revised 20,000-guarani (prefix B) and 100,000-guarani (prefix D) banknotes. The designs of the notes are similar to the preceding issues of the same denominations, but have new signatures, new dates (2007), and reworked illustrations on front and back. Both notes are protected by watermarks with electrotype denominations, as well as windowed security threads; on the higher denomination, it’s Crane’s new Motion thread. In fact, the printer imprint on both notes is “CRANE CURRENCY.” A new 2,000-guanrani note is scheduled for introduction in August or September 2009.







Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Bill Stubkjaer.

Paraguay new date (2005) 10,000-guaraní note confirmed


10,000 guaranies (US$2.10), 2005. Like P224, but new date, new signatures, and denomination added to upper right corner on front.

Courtesy of Mirsad Delic.

Paraguay issues new 50,000-guaraní note


50,000 guaraníes (US$12.35), 2007. Introduced 12.05.2008. Purple, peach, and green. D prefix. Portrait of guitarist and composer Agustín Pío Barrios (also known as Mangoré) on front. Guitar on back. Musical score in UV ink, guitar as registration device, watermark, novel serial numbers, signatures (Ramon Arréllaga, GERENTE GENERAL; Germán Rojas, PRESIDENTE). Printer: François-Charles Oberthur. 157 x 67 mm.

Paraguay issues revised 20,000-guaraníe note dated 2005


20,000 guaranies, 2005. Issued 31.08.2006. Sky blue and gray. “A” prefix, novel serial numbers at left, “BCP” registration device and latent image, windowed security thread, denomination fluoresces under UV light. Signatures: Ramon Arréllaga, Gerente General; Monica Perez, Presidenta. Woman holding vase at right. Central Bank of Paraguay building on back. Printer: Giesecke & Devrient, Germany (with imprint). 157 x 67 mm.
 
Courtesy of Fernando Chilavert and Andres Michelfelder.

Paraguay stolen 50,000-guaraní note confirmed


The Central Bank of Paraguay reported that six boxes containing 250,000 new 50,000-guaranies notes were stolen during shipment by sea between France (where they were printed by François-Charles Oberthur) and Uruguay. The notes carry a “C” serial number prefix, have “50 MIL” in the upper left-hand corner, feature an intaglio-printed star below the watermark area, and are dated 2005 between the signatures or Ramon Arréllaga, Gerente General and Monica Perez, Presidenta. They were intended to enter circulation in early December 2006, but in response to the theft the Central Bank has canceled the emission of the “C” series in this denomination. The total value of the theft exceeds US$2.3 million.

UPDATE:
Some of these notes entered circulation before the theft was made public and are beginning to surface in the collectors’ market at prices up to US$200. Krause assigned this note Pick 231, but the listing in the current SCWPM shows the wrong image and has the date incorrect as 2007. Furthermore, the SCWPM is also wrong indicating that P232 is dated 2008 (it’s really 2007), and that it was not released.

Courtesy of Central Bank of Paraguay.

Paraguay 100,000-guaraníe notes dated 2004 and 2005 confirmed


100,000 guaraníes, 2004. Like Pick 219, but B prefix, new date, new signatures (unknown, Gerente General; unknown, Presidenta), redesigned hologram, and vertical serial number now with novel numbering. Printer: De La Rue (with imprint).

100,000 guaraníes, 2005.  Issued December 2006. Like above, but C prefix, new date, new signatures (Ramon Arréllaga, Gerente General; Monica Perez, Presidenta), and hologram replaced by gold OVI. Printer: François-Charles Oberthur (with imprint).

Courtesy of Andrés Michelfelder.