According to an article on FARS News Agency, to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the founding of the University of Tehran, the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran has announced its intention to introduce a new 50,000-rial note in the spring. Courtesy of Hamaseh Golestaneh and Christian Funke.
B287 (P153): 20,000 rials (US$0.75) Blue and green. Front: Farsi text; Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Back: English and Farsi text; Aghazadeh Mansion wind catchers in Abarkooh. Windowed security thread with demetalized stylized sun. Watermark: Ruhollah Khomeini. Printer: (TAKAB). 163 x 78 mm. Paper. a. No date. Sig. 30: Seif/Tayebnia. Intro: 15.12.2014.
, Earlier versions of the 50,000-rial note (B288a-d) with signatures of Mahmoud Bahmani and Shamseddin Hosseini have solid Farsi text at center front (top), where as later versions (B288e/f) have hatched Farsi text (bottom). The transition from solid to hatched takes place on notes between prefix denominators 10 and 13
According to an article in TehranTimes and an article in Bloomberg, both dated 3 March 2013, the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran plans to issue 200,000-rial and 500,000-rial banknotes. The bank will begin printing 200,000-rial ($16) banknotes as soon as it receives permission from the Economy Ministry
According to an article in MarketWatch dated 17 October 2012, Germany’s Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft (KBA) has agreed to stop supplying SPMO [Iran’s Security Printing and Minting Organization] and the Central Bank of Iran with the equipment needed to produce rial banknotes, as part of international efforts to force Iran