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…

According to an article on China.org.cn dated 19 September 2014, the Central Bank of Myanmar will issue a 5,000-kyat banknote with a new design and improved security features on 1 October 2014. Existing 5,000-kyat notes (B115a) remain legal tender. B117 (P83): 5,000 kyats (US$3.25) Purple. Front: Burmese text; walking elephantRead More…

According to various press reports dated 14 November 2013, the Central Bank of Myanmar will issue banknotes bearing the image of the country’s late national hero—General Aung San—who is the father of Myanmar armed forces. The general’s portrait last appeared on the 35-kyat note issued in 1986 (B1008a) when theRead 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…