Despite previously announcing its intention to eventually convert all its bank note denominations to polymer, the State Bank of Vietnam recently announced it would issue low-denomination cotton notes in the face of strong public opposition to the usage of coins. There is no word yet on exactly what new denominations
B203 (P31): 500 dollars (US$360) Orange. Front: Malay text; Misai kucing (orthosiphon aristatus) java tea flowers; Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin III wearing uniform and cap; coat of arms. Back: English and Malay text; Omar Ali Saifuddin mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan; lagoon; Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Foundation (Yayasan) building. No
,, The Bank of Korea (BOK) announced that newly-designed 1,000- and 10,000-won notes with strengthened anti-forgery features will begin circulating on January 22, 2007. For more information, read this The Korea Times article and this one. The Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation has been delivering the new W1,000 notes
B427 (P70): 20,000 төгрөг (tögrög) (US$8.35) Light green and yellow. Front: Mongolian text; Chinggis Khaan; holographic Soyombo symbol; warrior on horseback. Back: Mongolian text; State Nine White Banners. 3-mm windowed security thread with demetalized MONGOLBANK. Watermark: Chinggis Khaan and electrotype МБ. Printer: (Giesecke & Devrient). 152 x 72 mm. Paper.
According to a 15 August 2006, article in The Manila Times, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) will cease outsourcing the printing of bank notes in 2007 in the wake of an embarrassing mistake made public last November. In an attempt to ensure a sufficient supply of 100-piso (US$1.95) bank