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Solomon Islands new 50-dollar note confirmed

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According to an article on the Solomn Islands Broadcasting Corporation dated 27 September 2013, the Central Bank of Solomon Islands introduced a brand new 50-dollar note on 26 September 2013. This is the first denomination in a new family to be issued over the course of the next few years. While an image of the note is not yet available, the following has been reported:

"On the front of the note, local basket weave designs are intended to represent the swirling movement of shoals of fish whilst indigenous fauna and flora - including an iguana, lizard and snake - are shown on the back. The most prominent security feature is [De La Rue's] Optiks super wide security thread with a transparent window."

Courtesy of Paul Nahmias, Cleo Phas, and Thomas Krause.

British Solomon Islands chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

British Solomon Islands

The British Solomon Islands 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 3-page catalog covers every note (17 types and varieties, including 4 notes unlisted in the SCWPM) issued by the Government of the British Solomon Islands from 1916 to 1933.

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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Solomon Islands new signature 5-dollar note confirmed

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5 dollars (US$0.70), no date. Like CBSI B16 (P26), but new signatures (Denton Hehenoro Rarawa and Shadrach Fanega).

Courtesy of Andrew Randall.

Solomon Islands new signature 100-dollar note confirmed


100 dollars (US$14), no date. Like CBSI B20 (P30), but new signature combo (Denton Hehenoro Rarawa and Shadrach Fanega).

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Solomon Islands new signature 10-dollar note confirmed


10 dollars (US$1.40), no date. Like CBSI B17 (P27), but new signatures (Denton Hehenoro Rarawa and Shadrach Fanega).

Courtesy of Alexander Petrov.

Solomon Islands chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

Solomon Islands cover

The Solomon Islands 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 9-page catalog covers every note (53 types and varieties, including 17 notes unlisted in the SCWPM) issued by the Solomon Islands Monetary Authority from 1977 to 1981, and the Central Bank of Solomon Islands from 1984 until 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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Solomon Islands new signature 2-dollar note confirmed


2 dollars (US$0.30), no date. Like CBSI B15 (P25), but new signatures (Denton Hehenoro Rarawa and Shadrach Fanega).

Courtesy of Rui Manuel Palhares.

Solomon Islands new sig 50-dollar note confirmed


50 dollars (US$6.20), no date. Like Pick 29, but new signatures (Rick N. Houenipwela and Luma Darcy).

Courtesy of Paul Nahmias.

Solomon Islands new signature 20-dollar note confirmed


20 dollars (US$2.50)
Like Pick 28, but new signature (Denton Hehenoro Rarawa, Governor; Shadrach Fanega, Secretary, Finance). Issued 2009.

Courtesy Claudio Marana.

Solomon Islands new signature varieties confirmed


Solomon Islands 5-, 10-, and 100-dollar notes have been confirmed with a new signature combination (Governor, Rick N. Houenipwela; Secretary Finance, Luma Darcy). Please share images of the 2-, 20-, and 50-dollar notes with this combo if you have them.

Denton Hehenoro Rarawa took over as governor on 22.08.2008, so another signature combination may be expected soon.

Courtesy of Gylfi Snorrason.

Solomon Islands issues new $100 and revised $2 notes

On September 2, 2006, the Central Bank of Solomon Islands issued the nation’s first ever $100 note, as well as a revised $2 note. The $100 note honors the country’s rural sector, according to a speech given by CBSI governor Rick Hou. The $2 note is similar to Pick 23, but is now printed on paper, polymer having proven to be disappointing in regards to color retention.


Pick 29: 100 dollars (US$13.10), ND (2006). Issued September 2, 2006. Light brown, red, and peach. Falcon head wmk, flag, windowed security thread, coat of arms, holographic security emblem, and registration device. Coconut harvesting, palms, ray on back. 160 x 72 mm.


Pick 25: 2 dollars (US$0.25), ND (2006). Issued September 2, 2006. Like Pick 23, but printed on paper, no commemorative seal, flag and pole added to left of center, and novel serial numbers. 140 x 70 mm.

Courtesy of Morris Lawing.