The SCWPM lists three date varieties for the 5-rufiyaa from Maldives (Pick 18): 1998, 2000, and 2006. As it turns out, there are actually two varieties dated 2000. The difference is that the first variety has the printer imprint of DE LA RUE at bottom center on back, as does
, This 20-dollar note (Pick 30) from Guyana shows Lawrence Williams signing as GOVERNOR (ag) on a note with prefix B/57, followed by a prefix B/64 note with the title as GOVERNOR. As far as I know, the Williams/Kowlessar signature combination appears only on the $20, $100, and $1,000 notes,
, B229 (P30d): 100 dirhams (US$27)Red. Front: Arabic text; coat of arms; Fahidi Fort in Dubai with silver foil stamp of castle tower. Back: English text; Saker falcon; Trade Centre Tower in Dubai. Windowed security thread with demetalized UAE 100. Watermark: Saker falcon head with electrotype 100 and coffee pot.
On 20 July 2009, the Bank of Albania issued a revised 200-lek (US$2.20) note dated 2007 (in small type at right center on back) and printed by TDLR without imprint. Like B313b, but It has Cornerstone watermarks and new signatures. Courtesy of Michael Reissner.
New 20-, 50-, and 100-som banknotes were introduced by the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic on 1 July 2009. According to the assistant president of the Kyrgyz National Bank, Zair Chokoev, “We retained the style of our banknotes but tried to make them more convenient. Notes of the third
The Fuzhou Branch of the People’s Bank of China denied rumors that a new 500-yuan (US$73.20) note will be released by November 2009. Fueled by fears of inflation, rumors of the new banknote have been floating around since 2006. Wei Guoqi, a senior official at the People’s Bank of China,
,,, The following notes have been confirmed dated 2009 and signed by Chukwuma “Charles” Soludo, GOVERNOR and Ben Onyido, DIRECTOR OF CURRENCY AND BRANCH OPERATIONS. If anyone has other denominations dated 2009, please send scans of same so that I can share them with others. Incidentally, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Aminu
The governor of the South African Reserve Bank, Tito Mboweni, is scheduled to step down in November. Mboweni, the first black man in the formerly racially segregated South Africa to have his signature on a South African banknote, is to be replaced by Gill Marcus, chairwoman of the South African
On 15 May 2009, the Bank of Albania issued a new 5,000-lek (US$55) note dated 2007 (in small type at lower right on back) and printed by TDLR without imprint. It has Cornerstone watermarks, a holographic patch, demetalized windowed security thread, and new signatures. Courtesy of Christof Zellweger and Michael