Hong Kong SBC new 1,000-dollar note (B427a) confirmed



Courtesy of Dennis Zammit and Jacky (chanchanshop on eBay).

Hong Kong BOC new 1,000-dollar note (B825a) confirmed



Courtesy of Hyunchul Yoo and Jacky (chanchanshop on eBay).

Bulgaria new 100-lev note to be introduced 28.12.2018

This new 100-lev note is the first denomination in a new series the preceding issues, but with new security features, including the denomination in SPARK, a revised holographic stripe, improved watermark, and diagonal lines at left/right front as a tactile feature for the sight-impaired. Preceding issues will continue to circulate in parallel.



Courtesy of Dimiter Monev and Aditya Kulkarni.

Mauritius new 2,000-rupee polymer note (B436a) confirmed

According to a De La Rue press release dated 6 December 2018, the Bank of Mauritius has introduced a new 2,000-rupee banknote like the preceding paper note, but with upgraded security features, including Safeguard substrate and DLR’s Mask and Illuminate features.



Courtesy of Dennis Zammit and artcoins1983.

China new prefix format 100-yuan note (B4118b) confirmed


Like B4118a, but prefix format X#X#.

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

Guatemala new date (09.03.2016) 10-quetzal note confirmed


Like P125, but new date (9 DE MARZO DE 2016), new printer imprint (PWPW S.A.), and new serial number font. Suffix E.

Courtesy of Christof Zellweger.

Mauritania new 5,000-ouguiya numismatic product confirmed


Like B125, but with Arabic and French overprints front/back. Prefix 40BCM. 1,000 notes packaged in folders and introduced 30 May 2013.

Courtesy of Jean-Michel Engels.

Hong Kong HSBC new 1,000-dollar note confirmed



Courtesy of Dennis Zammit and Jacky (chanchanshop on eBay).

India Reserve Bank governor replaced after resignation

According to a press release, Urjit R. Patel has stepped down as governor effective immediately, 10 December 2018, citing “personal reasons.” Patel has been replaced by Shri Shaktikanta Das as of 12 December 2018.

Courtesy of Aidan Work.

Indonesia new signature 2,000-rupiah note (B610d) confirmed


Like B610c, but new signatures (Perry Warjiyo and Sri Mulyani Indrawati).

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

Thailand new variety 50-baht note (B194b) confirmed

The Thai text at lower right back of the 50-baht note originally read โทษฐานปลอมแปลงธนบัตร คือจำคุกตลอดชีวิตหรือจำคุกอย่างสูงยี่สิบปี และปรับอย่างสูงสี่หมื่นบาท (Penalty for making counterfeit banknotes is life imprisonment, or up to twenty years of imprisonment and up to forty thousands Baht of fine), but in 2018 was changed to read การปลอมแปลงธนบัตรเป็นความผิด ต้องระวางโทษตามประมวลกฎหมายอาญา (Making counterfeit banknotes is a crime, and will be punished due to Criminal law).



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

United Arab Emirates new 100-dirham commemorative note (B252a) reported

According to a press release dated 28 November 2018, as part of the 47th National Day of the UAE celebrations, the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates has introduced a 100-dirham note commemorating the life of the UAE’s Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan.



Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Botswana new sig/date (2017) 20-pula note (B125e) confirmed


Like B125d, but new signatures (Ontefetse Kenneth Matambo and Moses Dinekere Pelaelo) and new date (2017). Prefix AH.

Courtesy of Andrew Roberts.

Mexico new sig/date (07.12.2015) 200-peso note confirmed


Like P125, but new signatures and new date (7 DIC. 2015). Series BG.

Courtesy of Alberto Rios.

Egypt reportedly to introduce polymer notes by 2020

According to an article in AhramOnline dated 5 December 2018, the Central Bank of Egypt plans to introduce polymer banknotes by 2020 to ease cash movement, reduce printing costs, and improve the quality of notes.

Courtesy of Aditya Kulkarni.

Algeria new signature 1,000-dinar note (B406d) confirmed


Like B406c, but new signatures. Series 1668.

Courtesy of Sabine Leuenberger ().

Algeria new signature 2,000-dinar note (B408b) confirmed


Like B408a, but new signatures. Series 0986.

Courtesy of Sabine Leuenberger ().

Iran new signature 100,000-rial note (B289d) confirmed


Like B289c, but new signatures (Abdolnaser Hemmati and Masoud Karbasian)

Courtesy of Sabine Leuenberger (https://www.delcampe.net/en_GB/collectables/store/collectcurrency) and Fariborz Adib.

West African States new sig/date (2017) 10,000-franc note (B124Sq) confirmed


Like B124Sp, but new date (2017) and new signatures.

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

Iraq new 500-dinar note (B359a) confirmed


Like B353, but new date and printed name of governor, not signature.

Courtesy of Nurrulz Gustiputri.