According to a DW article dated 31 July 2019, the Iranian government has approved a plan to remove four zeroes from the rial and rename the currency the toman, a former superunit of official currency that was in circulation until 1925. Iranians have for decades continued to use the term
The Azerbaijan Autonomous Republic chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale and as a free download to subscribers. This 4-page catalog covers notes issued by the Azerbaijan National Government in 1946. Published 21.05.2019. Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and background information, full-color
According to press reports, the Central Bank of Azerbaijan is considering a switch to polymer banknotes in the future said Chairman Elman Rustamov at a press conference in Baku on 26 April 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 (B296a) 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.