Somaliland

Somaliland new sig/date (2012) 5,000-shilling note confirmed

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5,000 shillings, 2012. Like BOS B24a, but new date and new signatures.

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Courtesy of Chris Twining (http://www.pagescoinsandcurrency.com).

Somaliland new 1,000- and 5,000-shilling notes confirmed




Athough dated 2011, these two notes were apparently issued in January 2012.

Courtesy of John Miskell.

Somaliland chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
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  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
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  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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Somaliland burns Somali shillings as part of currency switch

There’s an interesting article on Somalilandpress dated 28 May 2011 which discusses Somaliland’s efforts to replace Somali banknotes in its region.

Courtesy of Richard Miranda.

Somaliland new date (2002) 50-shilling note confirmed


50 shillings (US$0.01)
Like Pick 7c, but new date (2002).

Courtesy of Andrew Roberts.

Somaliland new date (2008) 500-shilling note confirmed


500 shillings (US$0.40), 2008. Like P6, but new date and new signatures of Abdirahman Dualle Mahmoud and Abdi Mohamoud Gullet.

Courtesy of Pierguido Laffi and David F. Cieniewicz (www.banknotestore.com).

Somaliland new date (2002) 100-shilling note confirmed


100 shillings (US$0.10), 2002. Like SCWPM 5c, but new date. Signature 3 (Abdirahman Dualle, GUDDOOMIYAH; Abdi Mohamoud Gullet, LACAGHAYAHA).

Courtesy of Andrew Roberts.