Officials at the National Bank of Kazakhstan admit that there’s a problem with the new series of notes issued on November 15. The word “bank” on some of the new notes is misspelled with an alternate Kazakh form of the letter K (above, top), not the Cyrillic version (above, bottom),
B120 (P121): 2,000 rupees (US$11) Light rose and brown. Front: English, Sinhala, and Tamil text; elephant procession; Sigiriya (Lion’s Rock) castle ruins in Matale District; Sesatha (ceremonial flag). Back (vertical): English, Sinhala, and Tamil text; Sigiriya fresco. Red-to-green 4-mm StarChrome windowed security thread with demetalized SRI LANKA RS 2000 and
Like B118d, but new signatures (Rajapaksa/Mendis) and new date (2005-11-19). Also, red-to-green 3-mm StarChrome windowed security thread with RS 500 and butterfly. Wmk: Lion holding whip with electrotype sword, and Cornerstones. Prefix H/112 – H/167. Intro: 17.10.2006.
BNP812 (P178): 50 złotych (US$12) Blue, brown, and green. Front: Polish text; coat of arms with crowned eagle; world map; John Paul II holding crucifix-topped staff; Peter’s keys. Back: Polish text; Peter’s keys; inauguration of John Paul II with cardinal Stefan Wyszynski; quotation from Letter to Poles; Jasna Góra Monastery
, B357a: 50,000 bolivares, 2006. Issued October 16, 2006. Like B356a, but with “REPUBLICA BOLIVARIANA DE VENEZUELA” in upper left, windowed security thread now 2.5 mm wide, new signatures (unknown, Presidente; unknown Primer Vice President), circle in gold to green OVI, “50MIL” added to José María Vargas wmk, denomination no
5 lats, 2006. Issued 12 October 2006. Like B230a, but new date, new signature (Rimsevics, Governor), and new security features, including two relief inscriptions of the nominal value imprinted above the oak-leaf registration device, parallelagram of “LATVIJAS BANKA” microprinting beneath large “5” in OVI at left. Starting serial number suffix
The Bank of Israel has published a new book, “Banknotes and Coins of Israel 1927-2006.” The fruit of intensive research, the book is published by the Currency Department of the Bank of Israel. The book details the entire series of banknotes and coins issued during the period covered. Each note and
, Pick 46: 5 taka, 2006. New date. Issued October 8, 2006. Like Pick 25, but reduced size (118 x 62 mm), new signature (Dr. Salehuddin Ahmed, Governor), and 3-mm windowed security thread. The 5-taka note was discontinued some years ago and has now been re-introduced, reportedly as a temporary
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.
, 500 francs, 2006. Issued September 2006. Pink, blue, green, and m/c. Lemur at center. Security thread, registration device, four stars with half-moon wmk. Signatures: unknown, Le President Du Conseil D’Administration; unknown, Le Gouverneur. Flowers on back. Printer: Banque de France (without imprint). Courtesy of Paul van Bodegraven.