Aruba unveils new notes (B121 - B125) to be introduced 03.06.2019

The main theme of these banknotes is “Life in Aruba,” containing elements of the Aruban flora, fauna, cultural heritage, monuments, and landmarks. Preceding issues will circulate in parallel for 10 weeks, and can be exchanged for new notes for 30 years.


Courtesy of Marco Pache and Areez Habib.

Barbados new date (30.10.2017) 50-dollar note (B236b) confirmed

Like B236a, but new date (30 OCTOBER 2017). Prefix J32.

Courtesy of Jürg Rindlisbacher.

Malawi new sig/date (01.06.2018) 50-kwacha note (B158e) confirmed

Like B158d, but new signature and new date (1st JUNE 2018). Prefix BT.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Argentina chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

Argentina cover
The Argentina chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale and as a free download to subscribers.

This 83-page catalog covers notes issued by the Banco Nacional (National Bank) from 1884 to 1891, the Caja de Conversión (Conversion Fund) from 1891 to 1935, and the Banco Central de la República Argentina (Central Bank of the Republic of Argentina) from 1935 to present. Published 17.05.2019.

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Turkey new signature 20-lira note (B302c) confirmed

Like B302b, but new signatures (Murat Çetinkaya and Uğur Namık Küçük). Prefix D023. Intro: 24.12.2018.

Courtesy of Paul Nahmias.

Nigeria new signature 1,000-naira note (B229p) confirmed

Like B229o, but new signatures (Emefiele/Eleje). Prefix C/72.

Courtesy of Andrew Roberts

Ghana new cedi notes (B155 - B159) confirmed introduced 06.05.2019

According to a press release dated 8 April 2019, the Bank of Ghana planned to introduce “upgraded” banknotes with improved security features, durability, and machine readability on 6 May 2019. All denominations feature Crane’s RAPID windowed security thread; a more prominent watermark of Tetteh Quarshie, cocoa pod, and electrotype denomination; and an enhanced golden iridescent stripe of gold bars on back. The 10-, 20-, and 50-cedi notes also have a SPARK Live feature at lower left front.


Courtesy of Numisnota (

Australia new 50-dollar note (B233a) contains typo in microprint

According to various sources, the new 50-dollar note (B233a) issued on 18 October 2018 contains a typo in the microprinting. Specifically, the back of the note contains Edith Cowan’s first speech to parliament in microtext above her shoulder, in which the word “responsibility” is repeatedly misspelled as “responsibilty” without the third “i” at the end of the word. The Reserve Bank of Australia has acknowledged the error and plans to fix same in the next print run.


Courtesy of Ron Cruickshank.

Japan new serial number color 1,000-yen note (B365c) confirmed introduced 18.03.2019

According to a press release dated 10 May 2018, Japan’s Ministry of Finance changed the color of the serial numbers on 1,000-yen notes from brown (B365b) to blue (B365c) starting on 18 March 2019.


Courtesy of Kazutaka Nagura and Akina Wada (

Guatemala new date (28.10.2015) 100-quetzal note confirmed

Like P119, but new date (28 DE OCTUBRE DE 2015). Suffix H.

Courtesy of Igor Tereshkov.

Trans-Dniester new 1-ruble numismatic product (BNP215) confirmed

On 12 April 2019, the Trans-Dniester Republican Bank introduced a 1-ruble banknotes commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the left-bank Transnistria from the Nazi invaders. 1,500 notes were packaged in folders.


Courtesy of Albert Vokhmin and Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Sri Lanka new sig/date (04.07.2016) 20-rupee note (B123c) confirmed

Like B123b, but new signatures (Ravi Karunanayake and Indrajit Coomaraswamy) and new date (2016-07-04). Prefix W/411.

Courtesy of Kavan Ratnatunga (Lakdiva BankNote Collection).

Sri Lanka new sig/date (22.05.2017) 500-rupee note (B126d) confirmed

Like B126c, but new signatures (Mangala Samaraweera and Indrajit Coomaraswamy) and new date (2017-05-22). Prefix T/218.

Courtesy of Kavan Ratnatunga (Lakdiva BankNote Collection).

Sri Lanka new sig/date (04.07.2016) 1,000-rupee note (B127c) confirmed

Like B127b, but new signatures (Ravi Karunanayake and Indrajit Coomaraswamy) and new date (2016-07-04). Prefix S/323.

Courtesy of Kavan Ratnatunga (Lakdiva BankNote Collection).

Sri Lanka new sig/date (22.05.2017) 5,000-rupee note (B128d) confirmed

Like B128c, but new signatures (Mangala Samaraweera and Indrajit Coomaraswamy) and new date (2017-05-22). Prefix R/129.

Courtesy of Kavan Ratnatunga (Lakdiva BankNote Collection).

Bahamas new 3-dollar note (B350a) confirmed introduced 28.03.2019

CRISP Evolution (CE) $3 Banknote from CBOB IAM on Vimeo.


Courtesy of Areez Habib, Nikolajs Cerps, and Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Central African States Chad new signature 500-franc note (B106Cd) confirmed

Like B106Cc, but new signatures.

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

Philippines new date (2018F) 500-peso note (B1088b) confirmed

Like B1088a, but new date (2018F). Prefix EC.

Courtesy of Erwin van den Buys ().

Philippines new 500-peso note (B1088a) confirmed

Like B1082, but scientific names on back in italics, the year at left center front in larger font size.

Philippines new date (2019) 20-peso note (B1084c) confirmed

Like B1084b, but new date (2019). Prefix S.

Courtesy of Erwin van den Buys ().