South Africa unveils new commemorative notes (B772 - B776) to be introduced 18.07.2018

According to a 13 June 2018 press release, on 18 July 2018 the South African Reserve Bank plans to introduce new banknotes to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, known as Madiba. The commemorative notes have the same front as the existing issues, but with a young Madiba on back. They will circulate in parallel with the exiting issues.

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Courtesy of Claudio Marana, Craig Eustace, Hermann Huber, Antje Bird, and Chris Huff.

United States new sig/date (2017) 1-dollar note confirmed

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Like P537, but new date (2017) and new signatures (Jovita Carranza and Steven Mnuchin).

Courtesy of Peter Mosselberger.

Russia new 100-ruble FIFA commemorative note (B840) confirmed introduced 22.05.2018

This 100-ruble note commemorates the World Cup held in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018, and run by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (French: International Federation of Association Football, FIFA).

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B840 (PNL): 100 рублей (rubles) (US$1.50)
Blue, green, yellow, and red. Front (vertical): Russian text; coat of arms; standing boy holding soccer ball under arm; goalkeeper (Lev Yashin) diving for soccer ball; Quick Recognition Code. Back (vertical): Russian text; stylized Russian flag with silhouettes of athletic fans; stylized globe on soccer ball with Russian Federation map; names of Russian cities hosting playoff games. No security thread. Watermark (shadow image): None. Printer: (Goznak). 150 x 65 mm. Polymer.
a. 2018. No sig. Prefix AA, AB.
20,400,000 notes printed. Intro: 22.05.2018.

Courtesy of Jérôme Deschamps, Vladimir Buravlev, 钞票百科 (Chaopiaobaike), Sergey Parfenov, Menshikov Anton, Vadim Tislenko, and Михаил Плахов.

Nigeria new date (2018) 50-naira note (B236k) confirmed

Like B236j, but new date (2018).

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Chile new sig/date (2018) 1,000-peso note (B296h) confirmed

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Like B296g, but new date (2018) and new signatures. Prefix AE.

Courtesy of Sabine Leuenberger ().

Chile new sig/date (2016) 10,000-peso note (B299f) confirmed

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Like B299e, but new date (2016). Prefix AJ.

Courtesy of Sabine Leuenberger ().

Moldova new 20-leu note (B119a) confirmed

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Like B111, but demetalized BNM on the solid security thread, denomination as registration device at lower right front, intaglio printing and blind embossing of the denomination.

Courtesy of .

Afghanistan new sig/date (2016) 50-afghani note (B361d) confirmed

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Like B361c, but new date (١٣٩۵) and new signatures.

Courtesy of Dmitry Svobodin.

Afghanistan new sig/date (2016) 100-afghani note (B362d) confirmed

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Like B362c, but new date (١٣٩۵) and new signatures.

Courtesy of Dmitry Svobodin.

Philippines new 50-peso note (B1085a) confirmed

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Like B1078j, but with LEYTE LANDING OCTOBER 1944 at lower right front. Prefix NB.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

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Philippines new date (2018) 50-peso note (B1085b) confirmed

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Like B1085, but new date (2018). Prefix S.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn (http://www.facebook.com/myriakorea).

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Macedonia new date (00.05.2018) 100-denari note (B208l) confirmed

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Like B208k, but new date (MАЈ 2018). Prefix MC.

Courtesy of Darko Berger.





South Sudan new 500-pound note (B116) reported

According to an article in Sudan Tribune dated 9 June 2018, the Bank of South Sudan plans to introduce a new 500-pound note to ease daily cash transactions following years of inflation.

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Courtesy of Claudio Marana, Paul Nahmias, and Aidan Work.

Gambia new sig. 50- and 100-dalasis notes (B225d, B227c) reportedly introduced 11.06.2018

According to a press release dated 11 June 2018, the Central Bank of The Gambia has introduced 50- and 100-dalasis notes like preceding issues, but with new signatures to meet currency demands while a new family of notes is printed.

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Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Sudan new 50-pound note (B412) reportedly introduced 06.06.2018

According to a Reuters article dated 6 June 2018, the Central Bank of Sudan has begun replacing existing 50-pound notes (B411) with a new design to thwart counterfeiting of the nation's largest denomination.

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Courtesy of Aidan Work, Antje Bird, John Miskell, Igor Nosenko.

Tatarstan chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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Ghana new sig/date (04.08.2017) 20-cedi note (B148g) confirmed

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Like B148f, but new signature (Ernest Addison) and new date (4th AUGUST 2017). Prefix XD.

Courtesy of Merjim Groen.

Ghana new sig/date (04.08.2017) 2-cedi note (B152d) confirmed

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Like B152c, but new signature (Ernest Addison) and new date (4th AUGUST 2017). Prefix CS.

Courtesy of Merjim Groen.

Ghana new sig/date (04.08.2017) 50-cedi note (B151e) confirmed

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Like B151d, but new signature (Ernest Addison) and new date (4th AUGUST 2017). Prefix XU.

Courtesy of Merjim Groen.

Iran new sig 20,000-rial note (B287b) confirmed

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Like B287a, but new signatures.

Courtesy of Afshin Sadri.