Poland new sig/date (14.12.2018) 100-złoty note (B862b) confirmed

Like B862a, but new date (14 GRUDNIA 2018), new signatures, and transparent protective layer front/back. Intro: 31.05.2019.

Press release.

Courtesy of Sabine Leuenberger.

Venezuela new 10,000-, 20,000-, and 50,000-bolívar notes reportedly introduced 13.06.2019

According to a press release, on 13 June 2019 the Banco Central de Venezuela introduced three new banknotes: 10,000, 20,000, and 50,000 bolívars. These new notes are necessary due to hyperinflation that’s eroded the value of the currency in recent years. The previous highest denomination was 500 bolívars.


Namibia new date (2018) 100-dollar note (B212b) confirmed

Like B212a, but new date (2018). Prefix K.

Courtesy of Heinrich Lindner.

India new 20-rupee note (B299a) confirmed


Courtesy of Mohamed Ibrahim.

Malaysia new signature 50-ringgit note (B152c) confirmed

Like B152b, but new signature (Yunus). Prefix PD - ZH.

Courtesy of Jimmy Sum.

Indonesia new date (2019) 10,000-rupiah note (B612e) confirmed

Like B612d, but new date (2016/2019). Prefix JFE.

Courtesy of Jürgen Franer.

Mexico chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

Mexico cover
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This 58-page catalog covers notes issued by the Imperio Mexicano (Mexican Empire) in 1823, Tesorerías de la Nación (Treasury of the Nation) in 1823, Banco de México (Bank of Mexico) in 1866, Banco de la República Méxicana (Bank of the Mexican Republic) in 1918, Comisión Monetaria (Monetary Commission) in 1920, and Banco de México (Bank of Mexico) from 1925 to present. Published 14.06.2019.

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Samoa new 10-tala commemorative polymer note (B121a) reported for 06.2019 introduction

According to a press release dated 24 May 2019, in June the Central Bank of Samoa plans to introduce a 10-tala note commemorating the XVI Pacific Games hosted in Apia, Samoa from 7 to 20 July 2019. The notes are printed on De La Rue’s Safeguard polymer substrate.


Courtesy of Aidan Work and Andrew Randall.

Indonesia new date (2019) 100,000-rupiah note (B615e) confirmed

Like B615d, but new date (2019).

Courtesy of Franer Juergen.

Singapore new 20-dollar commemorative note (B219) reportedly introduced 05.06.2019

According to a press release dated 5 June 2019, this 20-dollar note commemorates Singapore’s bicentennial. The back of the note showcases eight pioneering individuals who were part of a broad cast who arrived from different lands and made significant contributions to nation building in diverse areas ranging from education, culture, and community service to sports and defending Singapore. This note was designed by Eng Siak Loy and Weng Ziyan. Two million notes will be introduced into circulation at face value, packaged with a special folder. Additionally, 5,000 uncut sheets of three notes will be sold as numismatic products.


Courtesy of Lieu Siang Ping, Claudio Marana, Aidan Work, KK Lim, and César David Zuluaga Cárdenas.

Jordan new sig/date (2019) 20-dinar note (B233f) confirmed

Like B233e, but new date (2019) and new signatures (Ezzedin Kanakriyah and Ziad Fariz).

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Aruba new 2019 notes (B121 - B125) confirmed


Courtesy of Claudio Marana and .

United Kingdom new 50-pound note to be printed on polymer

According to a press release dated 4 June 2019, the Bank of England has awarded the contract for supplying polymer substrate for its new 50-pound note jointly to De La Rue (Safeguard) and CCL Secure (Guardian). No word on when the new notes will be introduced.

The Banknote Book chapters now available in print on Amazon and Lulu

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Nigeria new date (2019) 10-naira note (B235o) confirmed

Like B235p, but new date (2019).

Courtesy of Felix Ohmberger.

Oman new 50-rial note (B235.5) reportedly introduced 02.06.2019

According to a press release, on 2 June 2019 the Central Bank of Oman introduced a newly enhanced 50-rial note with additional security features. The new note bears the same date and signature as the preceding issue (B235) introduced in 2012, but now has a Varifeye CC Patch instead of varifeye thread, a RollingStar windowed security thread, and a SPARK Live Truspin crown.


Kenya new banknote family (B144 - B148) reportedly introduced 31.05.2019

All of these new notes bear the image of Kenyatta International Conference Centre. The banknotes also embody each of the big five: buffalo, leopard, rhinoceros, lion, and elephant. Each banknote has a unique theme to show the richness of the people and nature in Kenya (50 shillings, Green Energy; 100 shillings, Agriculture; 200 shilling, Social Services; 500 shillings, Tourism; 1,000 shillings, Governance).


Gambia new notes reported to be introduced July/August 2019

On 31 May 2019, the Central Bank of The Gambia announced that it would introduce a completely new banknote family of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, and 200 dalasis within two or three months. The new banknotes will show the different faces of The Gambia and its natural resources. These will not have the portrait of former President Yahya Jammeh.


East Caribbean States new 50-dollar polymer note (B243a) to be introduced June 2019

According to a press release dated 29 May 2019, the new 50-dollar polymer note will be introduced in June, and preceding paper notes will continue to circulate in parallel. The new notes are printed by De La Rue on Safeguard.

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Courtesy of Tristan Williams.

European Monetary Union new 100- and 200-euro notes (B112, B113) confirmed introduced 28.05.2019



Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).