On 25 June 2012, the Central Bank of Armenia issued new 5,000-, 10,000-, and 20,000-dram notes (US$12, $24, and $48, respectively). These notes are like the preceding issues, but with subtle changes to several design elements, revised watermarks, new date (2012), and new signatures. On the 5,000-dram note the Kinegram
According to a press release, on 16 July 2012 Bank Negara Malaysia issued into circulation its new family of banknotes. These notes were previously issued in matching serial number sets and various numismatic products beginning 22 December 2011. Courtesy of Aidan Work and Joel Kandah.
According to a Central Bank of Samoa press release, the bank has issued two commemorative collectible coins and a limited edition 50-tala (US$22) banknote for circulation to mark Samoa’s 50th Independence Day on 1 June 2012. This note is like the preceding issues, but with 50th ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE below
According to an article on Angop dated 26 June 2012, the Angolan National Assembly (Parliament) has passed a law authorizing the Banco Nacional de Angola to issue new banknotes and coins in early 2013. The current banknotes in denominations of 1 to 2,000 kwanza were initially issued in 1999 to
On 28 May 2012, the National Bank of Kazakhstan introduced a 10,000-tengé (US$69) note like B138a, but without the 20th anniversary logo on back, and a new date of 2012. The commemorative issue of this note recently received the IBNS Bank Note of the Year award. Courtesy of Andrew Randall,
B116 (P82): 10,000 kyats (US$6.50) Blue, red, purple, green, brown, and yellow. Front: Burmese text; two elephants flanking laurel wreath with outline map of Myanmar. Back: English text; royal Palace of Mandalay with reflection on water. Windowed security thread with demetalized MYANMAR SPW. Watermark: Lotus blossom and electrotype 10000. Printer:
According to an article on Le Potentiel dated 6 June 2012, the Banque Centrale du Congo (Central Bank of Congo) plans to issue new 1,000-, 5,000-, and 10,000-franc notes on 2 July 2012, with face values of US$1.10, $5.40, and $11, respectively. Currently the largest denomination is 500 francs (B317).
According to a press release dated 23 May 2012, the Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina issued new banknotes denominated in 10, 20, 50, and 100 convertible mark (US$7.10-$71) on 1 June 2012. The new notes dated 2012 feature the same designs as the preceding issues, but improved paper quality,