On 29 December 2008, the Bank of Albania issued its first-ever 2,000-lek note. Also, on 14 November 2008, the bank issued a revised 1,000-lek note. Both are dated 2007 and apparently printed by TDLR based upon their use of Cornerstone watermarks. B318 (P69 & P73): 1,000 leke (US$9.10) Green. Front:
In what seems to be a weekly occurrence, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe introduced another batch of new high-denomination notes on 19 December 2008, in a futile attempt to keep ahead of the highest inflation in the world (officially at 231 million percent, but independent estimates are 500 quintillion percent).
Dark green, mint green, and brown. Front: English text; sand dollar as registration device; green foil fish; map; embossed flamingoes; Lynden O. Pindling. Back: English text; Royal Bahamas police band; coat of arms; yellow elder flowers. Solid security thread and violet-to-green windowed security thread with demetalized BAHAMAS. Watermark: Lynden O.
On 14 December 2008, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe introduced two new high-denomination notes. B172 (P81): 200,000,000 dollars (demonetized 30.09.2015) Brown. Front: English text; Chiremba balancing rocks in Epworth; stylized grains and cow in underprint; Zimbabwe bird in OVI. Back: English text; Cathedral of St. Mary & All Saints and
According to an African Press Agency report dated 10 December 2008, the Bank of Mauritius plans to introduce polymer banknotes as a cost-cutting measure. The press release from the bank in Port Louis indicates that even though it costs US$0.50 to manufacture a polymer note versus US$0.05 for a paper
On 6 December 2008, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe announced it plans to introduce a 200-million-dollar note. This news comes just two days after the bank issued three new notes, the largest of which is a 100-million-dollar note. No word yet on when the new higher denomination will be issued
On 4 December 2008, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe introduced 10-, 50-, and 100-million-dollar notes, although it’s been reported that the notes were available on the foreign currency market a day prior to their official introduction. The bank also increased the daily cash withdrawal limit to 50 million dollars for
B220 (P31): 50 ngultrum (US$0.70) Pink, orange, and green. Front: Dzongkha text; khorlo (Wheel of Dharma), one of eight good luck symbols; 5th king, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. Back: Dzongkha and English text; Trongsa Dzong. Solid security thread. Watermark: Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. Printer: (De La Rue). 145 x 70