,,,,,,,,,,, The name of Turkey’s currency has reverted from “new Turkish lira” (TRY) to “Turkish lira” (TRL) as of 1 January 2009, necessitating the issuance of new banknotes and coins. Turkey last changed the currency by removing six zeroes on 1 January 2005, at a cost of US$300 million. This
,,,,,,,,, A complete set of North Korean notes with overprints has recently been reported. Unfortunately, little is known about these notes other than that they appear to be the latest issued notes (dates range from 1992 to 2007) with a common overprint in Korean and the Western numerals 95. The
Thomas Krause and Peter Bauer have today released the fifth edition of their book, the Specialized Catalogue of World Plastic Money. Ordering information and a free PDF download can be obtained by visiting www.swschwedt.de/kunden/polymernotes.
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
,,, On 9 December 2008, the National Bank of Georgia introduced 10- and 50-lari notes dated 2008. The notes are similar to earlier issues of the same denominations, but have enhanced security features. The new 10-lari note has two relief inscriptions of the nominal value 10 imprinted above the oak-leaf
,,, A puzzling array of East Caribbean States color varieties has been reported. The backs of the notes are identical, but the fish in the lower left corner on the front is printed in different colors on different notes. The standard color of brown/green switches to red, reddish brown, 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