According to a press release dated 5 October 2011, the National Bank of Ukraine has issued a new 50-hryvnia (US$6.25) banknote to commemorate the bank’s 20th anniversary, which are like the notes originally issued in 2004 (Pick 121), but with the phrase “НБУ 20 років” (NBU – 20 years) onRead More…

The Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan has issued a 100-ngultrum (US$2.05) banknote to commemorate the 13 October 2011 royal wedding of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema. According to this BBS article dated 12 October 2011, the notes (and 500-ngultrum coins) are available in Bank of Bhutan,Read More…

According to an article in The China Post dated 9 September 2011, the Central Bank of China experienced strong demand for the 500,000 sets of “Collector’s Version of the Republic of China Founding Centenary NT$100 Banknotes” it sold to the public for NT$500 (US$17.10). Each set contains three NT$100 banknotes.Read More…

This 5-dollar note bears an overprint “To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Central Bank of Barbados” over the watermark area at left front, as well as a large gold foil 30 at center front. It was issued in a folder with the following text:$5 Commemorative Banknote A limited editionRead More…

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…

    According to an article in mb.com.ph dated 20 September 2010, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is considering circulating or shredding five million 2,000-peso notes (BNP1004a) currently stored in its vaults. These unissued “New Millennium” notes are more commonly known at the BSP as “Erap” notes because theRead 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…

On 2 October 2006 Mongol Bank issued its first ever 20,000-tögrög (US$14.35) note into circulation (B427). A limited number of 20,000-tögrög (US$14.35) notes with the watermark area on front were overprinted Great Mongol State 800 years 1206 – 2006. This commemorative was the first note in the world to useRead More…

The National Bank of Poland honored the 200th birthday of musician Frédéric François Chopin with a new commemorative 20-złoty (US$7.10) banknote. This note went on sale 26 February 2010 at a price of 50 złoty each. BNP815 (P181): 20 złotych (US$5.00) Black, tan, and blue. Front: Polish text; Chopin birthplaceRead More…