According to an article in Myanmar Business Today dated 13 June 2017, the Central Bank of Myanmar plans to introduce new 5,000- and 10,000-kyat notes like the current issues (B117a and B118a, respectively), but with enhanced security features to combat counterfeiting. The new notes have new watermarks, serial numbers, andRead More…

According to several news articles, on 1 July 2015 the Central Bank of Myanmar will introduce a revised 10,000-kyat note which is like B116a, but with the denomination at lower right front expressed in Burmese numerals printed with SPARK, a new watermark, and a protective layer of vanish on bothRead More…

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:Read More…

The Myanmar chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale and as a free download to subscribers. This 9-page catalog covers notes issued by the Central Bank of Myanmar from 1990 to present. Revised 21.12.2019. Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and background information,Read More…

B115 (P81): 5,000 kyats (US$3.25) Purple. Front: Burmese text; walking elephant facing right. Back: English text; Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of the Union) legislature buildings in Zeya Theddhi Ward of Naypyidaw. Windowed security thread with demetalized K5000. Watermark: Elephant and electrotype 5000. Printer: SECURITY PRINTING WAZI CBM. 150 x 70 mm.Read More…