Bolivia new 100-boliviano note (B420a) reportedly introduced 15.01.2019




Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson and Mauricio Acosta.

Kyrgyzstan new 5,000-com note (B233a) confirmed



Like B226, but new security features.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Singapore new symbol (three stars) 50-dollar note (B205j) confirmed



Like B205i, but three stars below ARTS on back. Prefix 5LD.

Courtesy of Tan Wei Jie (http://www.tanwj.com).

Mexico new sig/date (12.07.2016) 200-peso note confirmed



Like P125, but new signatures and new date (12 JUL. 2016). Series BH.

Courtesy of Alberto Rios.

Uganda new date (2019) 2,000-shilling note (B155e) confirmed


Like B155d, but new date (2019). Prefix CE.

Courtesy of Paul Nahmias.

Mongolia new 5,000-tögrög note reported for introduction Q1 2019

According to a press release dated 28 December 2018, the Mongol Bank intends to introduce a revised 5,000-tögrög note in the first quarter of 2019. The note will have new security features, including the Soyombo symbol as 3D SPARK inkjet element. Preceding notes will continue to circulate in parallel.



Indonesia new sig/date (2018) 10,000-rupiah note (B612c) confirmed



Like B612b, but new signatures (Perry Warjiyo and Mulyani Indrawati) and new date (2018).

Courtesy of franer-juergen.

Bolivia new signature 20-boliviano series J note confirmed



Like 20-boliviano note issued 03.03.2015, but new signatures (Zabalaga/Colodro). Suffix J.

Courtesy of Юрий Колесников.

Bolivia new 100-boliviano series J note confirmed



Like P236, but new signatures (Zabalaga/Pérez), 4-mm wide gold-to-green windowed security thread with demetalized BCB Bs 100, printer imprint (OBERTHUR fiduciaire), and suffix J.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Romania chapter of The Banknote Book is now available


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

This 65-page catalog covers notes issued by the Ministerul de Finanțe (Ministry of Finance) from 1877 to 1952, the Banca Nationala a Romaniei (National Bank of Romania) from 1880 to present, the Banca Generalâ Romȃnă (Romanian General Bank) in 1917, the Oesterreichisch-Ungarische Bank (Austro-Hungarian Bank) in 1919, and the Comandamentul Armatei Rosii (Red Army Command) in 1944. Published 04.01.2019.

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  • Security features described in full
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  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
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  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
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Armenia new 1,000-, 2,000-, and 5,000-dram notes (B319 - B321) confirmed










Courtesy of Tod Hunt.

Sudan reportedly to introduce 100-, 200-, and 500-pound notes in mid-January 2019

According to an AA article dated 2 January 2019, the Central Bank of Sudan plans to introduce in mid-January 100-, 200-, and 500-pound notes for the first time to ease a liquidity crisis exacerbated by inflation which reached a record of 68.93 percent in December 2018.

Courtesy of Tu Minh Duy.

Iran new 500,000-rial cheque unveiled 01.01.2019

According to an Iran Front Page article dated 2 January 2019, the Central Bank of Iran has unveiled a new 500,000-rial note design. The new note is similar to the same denomination issued in 2014 (B294a), but orange in color, repositioned vignettes on front, and Mount Damavand on back. Most notably, the denomination is expressed as 50 in the lower right corner front/back, an indication that the CBI intends to eventually revalue the rial by removing four zeroes.




Courtesy of Tu Minh Duy.

Ukraine new 100-hryvnia numismatic product (BNP808a) confirmed

On 17 December 2018, the National Bank of Ukraine introduced a souvenir 100-hryvnia note commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Ukrainian Revolution. 100,000 notes were offered for sale at 70 hryven each.




Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Cayman Islands new sig/date (2018) 1-dollar note (B218c) confirmed


Like B218b, but new date (2018) and new signatures (Cindy Scotland and Roy McTaggart). Prefix D/6.

Courtesy of Igor Tereshkov.

Cayman Islands new sig/date (2014) 10-dollar note (B220b) confirmed


Like B220a, but new date (2014) and new signatures (Cindy Scotland and Marco Shearer Archer). Prefix D/2.

Courtesy of Igor Tereshkov.

Zambia new 10- to 50-kwacha notes (B165 - B169) confirmed

These notes are like the preceding issues, but with upgraded security features. Specifically, the 20-, 50-, and 100-kwacha notes have a SPARK Live feature added at lower right front and a 5-mm wide windowed security thread. The 10-kwacha note has a new windowed security thread, and the 2- and 5-kwacha notes have different images in glossy varnish with blind embossing. All denominations have tactile diagonal lines for the visually impaired intaglio printed at center left and right front. The 5-, 10-, and 20-kwacha notes also have new printer imprints at lower right back.
















Courtesy of Andrew Roberts.

The Banknote Book chapters now include Revisions list

As of 1 January 2019, all chapters of The Banknote Book now include a Revisions list at the end of the document. The list of revisions includes all significant changes to each chapter from July 2015 onward (the date when numbering was simplified).

Tajikistan new 10 - 500-somoni notes (B217 - B221) confirmed

These notes are like the preceding issues, but new latent image on shield, repositioned registration device, new holographic stripe without laser-etched digits, new color-changing windowed security thread, and smaller repositioned flag at upper right back. They circulate in parallel with preceding issues.



Courtesy of Gor Tumasyan (gorstore on eBay).

India new date (2018) 200-rupee note (B302b) confirmed



Like B302a, but new date (2018). No inset letter.

Courtesy of Peter Mosselberger (http://www.banknote.ws).