According to a press release dated 18 November 2010, the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus commemorated its 20th anniversary by issuing a 20,000-ruble (US$6.60) note on 1 December. Only 3,000 notes will be issued in special booklets. The commemorative is based upon the note of the same denominationRead More…

On 15 November 2010, the Bank Of the Lao PDR introduced a new 100,000-kip (US$12.45) banknote and several coins to commemorate the 450th anniversary of the capital, Vientiane, and the 35th anniversary of the establishment of the Lao PDR. Further details are available in this press release, currently available inRead More…

    On 16 September 2010, Banco Central de Nicaragua (BCN) issued a new 50-cordoba (US$2.30) polymer banknote to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the bank. The note measures 141 x 67 mm and is the first vertically-oriented note in the bank’s history. The front of the note features theRead More…

All notes are dated (20)10 and signed by Leonard Wilson Kamit and Simon Tosali. On 15 September 2010 the Bank of Papua New Guinea introduced new polymer notes to commemorate the nation’s 35th anniversary of independence from Australia. All six denominations (2, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 kina) haveRead More…

The Reserve Bank of Vanuatu began issuing a new series of banknotes beginning with a polymer 10,000-vatu (US$100) note introduced on 28 July 2010, coinciding with the 30th anniversary of independence. This is the largest denomination in the country. Governor Odo Tevi stated, “The existing note series has come underRead More…

The bank issued 20 million notes to commemorate the country’s 50th anniversary of independence from Belgium. These commemoratives circulate in parallel with the preceding notes of the same denomination. B322 (P100): 500 francs (US$0.80) Green. Front: French text; RDC and map as registration device; Port de Matadi (Port of Matadi)Read More…

On 4 May 2010, Bank of Thailand issued a new 100-baht (US$3.10) note to mark the king’s 60th wedding anniversary. The note is the same as the current 100 baht (B175) but the back features the king & queen standing together. Apparently 9,999,999 notes were printed. A specimen without overprintRead More…