Rwanda

Rwanda new 500-franc note confirmed

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BNR B37 (PNL): 500 francs (US$0.80)
Dark blue and gray. Front: Three cows. Back: Four young students with XO computers (from One Laptop Per Child). Windowed security thread with demetalized BNR500. Watermark: Coat of arms and electrotype BNR. Printer: Unknown. 135 x 72 mm.
a. 01.01.2013. Signature 23. Intro 24.09.2013.

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Courtesy of Antje Maroussi, Ricardo Castedo, Claudio Marana, and Charles Stanikowski.

Rwanda new 500-, 1,000-, and 5,000-franc varieties confirmed

At some point during the issuance of the notes dated 1998 (BNR B25-B27), the font used for printing the upper left serial numbers changed from wide to narrow (see below).

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Courtesy of Sergey Vostrikov and Alexander Petrov.

Rwanda new 500-franc note approved for issuance by end of 2013

According to an AllAfrica article dated 14 May 2013, the cabinet approved a presidential order to issue a new 500-franc note by the end of 2013, with three exotic cows on the front reflecting the government’s efforts to eradicate malnutrition, and four students working with computers on the back reflecting education and technology.

East African Community regional catalog of The Banknote Book is now available

 The Banknote Book East African Community cover

The East African Community regional catalog of The Banknote Book is now available for sale at US$29.99, a 42% discount off the normal cost of puchasing the component chapters separately.

This catalog is also available as a printed paperback book from Lulu.

This 98-page catalog covers every note (924 types and varieties, including 147 notes unlisted in the SCWPM) issued by the East African Community of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Rwanda and Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zanzibar. Published 1 February 2013.

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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Rwanda chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

Rwanda cover

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

This 14-page catalog covers every note (158 types and varieties, including 23 notes unlisted in the SCWPM) issued by the Banque Nationale du Rwanda (National Bank of Rwanda) from 1960 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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East African Community moves to introduce common currency in 2012

An East African Business Week article dated 14 February 2011, contains interesting information on the continuing plans to form an East African Community Monetary Union similar to the European Union, wherein all the partner states will replace their individual currencies—the Burundian franc, Kenyan shilling, Rwandan franc, Tanzanian shilling, and Ugandan shilling—for a single regional currency in 2012.

Courtesy of Aidan Work.

Rwanda new 5,000-franc note confirmed


5,000 francs (US$8.75), 01-02-2009. Like Pick 33, but new date, bank name and signature titles in Kinyarwanda, new registration device, and new color (yellow) at front center.

Courtesy of Richard Miranda and Rui Manuel Palhares.

Rwanda's 100-franc note to cease being legal tender


According to an article in The New Times dated March 6, 2009, the National Bank of Rwanda (BNR) has announced that the 100-franc note (US$0.20) will cease to be legal tender starting December 31, 2009. The notes may be exchanged for other notes and coins. BNR Governor Francois Kanimba said that the 100-franc notes currently in circulation are very old (they were first introduced in 2003) and that the central bank has stopped issuing them to the public.

Rwanda scans needed for catalog

I am working on a new catalog of world notes and I need all the help I can get. If you have any of the notes listed below, please email 300-dpi, 100% actual size, 24-bit color scans of the front and back of these notes, saved as uncompressed JPEG, BMP, or TIFF. Please download and follow these detailed scanning instructions.

I am looking for 300-dpi images of the following banknotes of Rwanda:

Pick 1 dated 15•09•60
Pick 2 dated 15•09•60
Pick 3 dated 31.07.62
Pick 4 dated 15•09•60 or 15•06•61
Pick 5 dated 15.09.60 or 15.05.61

As a contributor, you will receive the satisfaction of taking part in creating something of excellence, your note will be immortalized as the plate note for the catalog, plus your name will appear in the Acknowledgements along with your email address or URL, if you wish.

Thanks in advance for everyone's cooperation!

Rwanda new date (01.02.2008) 1,000-franc note confirmed


1,000 francs (US$1.80), 01.02.2008. Like P31, but new date and new bank name on front.

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Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Rwanda issues first-ever 2,000-franc note



2,000 francs (US$3.70), 31-10-2007. Issued mid-December 2007. Violet. Satellite dish and tower on front. Coffee beans on back. Holographic stripe at left, BNR as electrotype watermark and latent image, 2000 as registration device, fluorescent fibers, microtext, windowed security thread with 2000 repeating, signatures (Francois Kanimba, Governor; unknown, Vice Governor). Printer: De La Rue.142 x 72 mm.

Courtesy of Evzen Sknouril.

Rwanda new 5,000-franc note confirmed


5,000 francs (US$9.15), 01-04-2004. Purple, violet, and pink. Gorilla, holographic stripe, latent image, electrotype BNR and bank logo as wmk, 5000 as registration device and in OVI, signatures (unknown, Visi-Guverineri wa mbere; unknown, Guverineri). Containers and windowed security thread on back.146 x 73 mm.

Courtesy of Menelaos Stamatelos, Southeastern Numismatics.

Rwanda revised 100-franc note (01-09-2003) confirmed


100 francs (US$0.20), 01-09-2003. Like Pick 29, but new date, date at front lower left, and bank name, counterfeiting warning, and denomination in English in addition to French.

Courtesy of David F. Cieniewicz (www.banknotestore.com).