According to an AFP article dated 10 January 2020, Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the longest-reigning leader of the modern Arab world, has died at the age of 79. The sultan’s image and signature appears on all notes since 1976, so new notes will likely appear after a successor is named.

According to an Ada Derana article dated 7 January 2020, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka plans to introduce a new 20-rupee coin and a new 2,000-rupee note (current B120a shown above) in 2020 to commemorate its 70th anniversary. Additionally, security features of the existing banknote series will be enhanced.Read More…

According to a press release, on 20 December 2019, the Trans-Dniester Republican Bank introduced a new 1-ruble note to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Trans-Dniester ruble. 200,000 notes (B225a) will enter circulation (HB 1002501 to HB 1200000) and 2,500 notes will be sold as numismatic products (BNP217a) packaged inRead More…