According to a 14 December 2017 press release, Bank Negara Malaysia is issuing commemorative banknotes in conjunction with the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Federation of Malaya Independence Agreement. The 600-ringgit note is larger than the Philippines 1998 100,000-peso note measuring 355 x 215 mm, which the GuinnessRead More…

According to a press release dated 22 November 2017, Armenia introduced a new 500-dram note commemorating Noah’s Ark, the vessel that supposedly saved Noah’s family and the all the world’s animals from a biblical flood before coming to rest atop Mount Ararat in modern day Armenia. 300,000 notes were packagedRead More…

On 22 November 2017, the central bank unveiled the following designs for the third family of notes, to be introduced into circulation one year later, on the 25th anniversary of the dram, the national currency. These notes were designed by Edward Kurginyan, Vardan Vardanyan, and Suren Simonyan, but considerable changesRead More…

Banky Foiben’i Madagasikara introduced these four smaller denominations on 18 September 2017, completing the new family that premiered on 17 July 2017. The theme remains “Madagascar and its Riches,” including economic activities, biodiversity, culture, and tourist sites. All the notes have tactile geometric features for the sight-impaired, zebu head watermarks,Read More…