Ukraine unveils revised 20-hryvnia note (B856) to be introduced 25.09.2018

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On 17 July 2018, the National Bank of Ukraine unveiled a revised 20-hryvnia note to be introduced into circulation on 25 September 2018.

Courtesy of Igor Nosenko (http://mycollection.net.ua/).



Uzbekistan denies rumors of 100,000-som denomination

According to an article in Azernews dated 25 September 2018, the Central Bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan has denied rumors that it intends to issue a 100,000-som banknote. At present the largest denomination in circulation is the 50,000-som note (B215) introduced in 2017.

Belarus announces modified notes to be introduced in 2019 and 2020

According to a press release dated 20 September 2018, the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus announced modifications to banknotes to be introduced in 2019 and 2020. They will retain the basic design, color, and size of existing issues, but the 50-ruble note will have its denomination spelled in accordance to modern Belarusian spelling rules, and all notes will have captions added to identify architectural features and dates reflecting their introduction (2019 for 5 and 10 rubles; 2020 for 20 and 50 rubles).

Courtesy fo Богданов Иван (http://bonistics.org).

Sweden announces De La Rue to print banknotes for next three years

According to a press release dated 20 September 2018, De La Rue has been appointed by Sveriges Riksbank to print Swedish krona banknotes for the next three years, with an option to extend for a further four years at De La Rue’s printing site in the United Kingdom.

Venezuela new 100-bolívar note confirmed

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Courtesy of Dario Silva.

Uruguay new 50-peso uruguayo polymer note (B559) commemorates BCU's 50th anniversary

On 3 May 2017, a resolution authorized the Banco Central del Uruguay to introduce up to 10 million new 50-peso uruguayo polymer notes to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the bank. When these notes were introduced on 14 September 2018, the bank indicated that it intends to use polymer substrate for other lower denominations in the future, with the physical size of the notes increasing according to their denominations.

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Courtesy of Dennis Zammit, Claudio Marana, and Gustavo Fernández Artigas.

European Monetary Union unveils new 100- and 200-euro notes (B112, B113) scheduled for 28.05.2019 introduction

On 17 September 2018, the European Central Bank unveiled the new 100- and 200-euro notes scheduled to be introduced on 28 May 2019, thereby completing the Europa series. The new notes feature a satellite hologram and an enhanced OVI “emerald number” with € symbols at lower left front. They are also a different size than the preceding issues.

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Courtesy of Dennis Zammit.

Guernsey chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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Yemen new 200-rial note (B132a) confirmed

According to an article in Al Ain dated 15 August 2018, the Central Bank of Yemen in the interim capital of Aden announced plans to introduce a new 200-rial paper note dated 2018 in Arabic, and measuring 150 x 69 mm.

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Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Mexico new 500-peso note confirmed

According to a press release dated 27 August 2018, the 500-peso note is the first denomination in a new family of banknotes with improved security features and designs representing Mexico’s historical and natural heritage. The fronts depict Old Mexico, Colonial Mexico, Independent Mexico, Reformation and Restoration of the Republic, Revolutionary Mexico, and Contemporary Mexico. The backs depict elements of fauna and flora identified with each of Mexico’s ecosystems, including rivers and lakes, temperate forests, dry forests, thickets and deserts, coasts, seas and islands, and rainforests, through recognized sites in the World Heritage list of the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO).

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Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Ricardo Ramírez González.

Pakistan denies rumors that 5,000-rupee notes are being discontinued

According to a press release dated 10 September 2018, "Apropos the rumors circulating on social media regarding discontinuation of Rs.5000 banknote, SBP categorically rejects all such rumors and requests the general public to pay no heed to such disinformation.
It is further clarified that SBP Act, 1956 clearly defines the roles and responsibilities of different institutions including SBP for issuance, circulation and demonetization or cancellation of banknotes. Specifically, section 25 of the Act requires a recommendation of SBP Board of Directors before the Federal Government makes any decision about the demonetization or cancellation of banknotes. The SBP Board has not submitted any recommendation for demonetization or discontinuation of Rs.5000 or any other banknote to Federal Government or Cabinet. Further, in case of demonetization of any bank note, SBP announces the same well in advance and provides ample time to public to change the currency under demonetization process. SBP places all such announcements on its website and circulates the same through its social media platforms as well. The public is therefore advised not to pay heed to any such rumors which are aimed at creating unnecessary hype and anxiety. They may also verify announcements from SBP Website (www.sbp.org.pk), Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/StateBankPakistan) and Twitter account before forwarding the same to their contacts."

Courtesy of Muhammad Zeeshan Yameen.

Bolivia new 20-boliviano note confirmed

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Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online) and Antje Bird.

Macau new dog and pig zodiak commemorative 10-pataca notes dated 2018 and 2019 reported

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Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

East Caribbean States new polymer note family (B240 - B244) reported for 2019 introduction

On 5 September 2018, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank announced plans to introduce a new family of notes beginning in mid-2019. The new family will retain the same denominations and color schemes as preceding issues, but with vertical orientation and new designs on polymer substrate for improved durability and security. They will feature holographic windows and embossed tactile geometric shapes to allow the visually impaired to distinguish between denominations.



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Courtesy of 钞票百科 (Chaopiaobaike).

Colombia new sig/date (29.08.2017) 2,000-peso note confirmed

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Like preceding issues, but with new signatures (Juan José Echavarría and Marcela Ocampo) and new date (29 DE AGOSTO DE 2017). Prefix AG.

Courtesy of Andres Collazos.

Maldives new sig/date (10.03.2018) 10-rufiyaa note (B216b) reportedly introduced 03.09.2018

According to a press release, on 3 September 2018 the Maldives Monetary Authority introduced new 10- and 100-rufiyaa notes like the preceding issues, but with new signature (Ahmed Naseer) and new date (10 MARCH 2018).

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Maldives new sig/date (10.03.2018) 100-rufiyaa note (B219b) reportedly introduced 03.09.2018

According to a press release, on 3 September 2018 the Maldives Monetary Authority introduced new 10- and 100-rufiyaa notes like the preceding issues, but with new signature (Ahmed Naseer) and new date (10 MARCH 2018).

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Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Czech Republic new 100-korun note (B127) confirmed

According to a press release dated 5 September 2018, the Czech National Bank has introduced new 100- and 200-korun notes like the preceding issues, but they have enhanced anti-counterfeiting protection: addition of Omron rings; a 3-mm wide, puce-to-green windowed security thread with different demetalized text; electrotype element added to watermark; plus green and orange fluorescent ink.

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Czech Republic new 200-korun note (B128) confirmed

According to a press release dated 5 September 2018, the Czech National Bank has introduced new 100- and 200-korun notes like the preceding issues, but they have enhanced anti-counterfeiting protection: addition of Omron rings; a 3-mm wide, puce-to-green windowed security thread with different demetalized text; electrotype element added to watermark; plus green and orange fluorescent ink.

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India new 100-rupee note (B301) confirmed

According to a press release dated 19 July 2018, the Reserve Bank of India intends to introduce a new 100-rupee note (B301) "shortly."

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Courtesy of Antje Bird, Manish Vasan, Rahat Aziz Rana, Mohamed Ibrahim, Rahat Aziz Rana, and Igor Nosenko.

West African States new sig/date (2017) 5,000-franc note (B123Sq) confirmed

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Like B123Sp, but new date (2017) and new signatures.

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

West African States new sig/date (2017) 2,000-franc note (B122Sq) confirmed

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Like B122Sp, but new date (2017) and new signatures.

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

West African States new sig/date (2017) 500-franc note (B120Sf) confirmed

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Like B120Se, but new date (2017) and new signatures.

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

Poland new 20-złoty commemorative note (BNP822) confirmed

According to a press release dated 5 July 2018, the National Bank of Poland introduced 50,000 new 20-złoty commemorative notes on 31 August 2018 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of independence.

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Courtesy of Jan Boguś.

United Arab Emirate new date (2017) 500-dirham note (B242b) confirmed

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Like B242a, but new date ١٤٣٨ (AH1438)/2017. Prefix 005.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Thailand new 500-baht note (B196) confirmed

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Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Thailand new 1,000-baht note (B197) confirmed

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Courtesy of Sejin Ahn (http://www.facebook.com/myriakorea).

Nigeria new date (2018) 1,000-naira note (B229o) confirmed

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Like B229n, but new date (2018). Prefix A/58.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn (http://www.facebook.com/myriakorea).

Mongolia new date (2018) 10-togrog note (B430f) confirmed

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Like B430e, but new date (2018). Prefix A.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Zambia new date (2018) 5-kwacha note (B160b) confirmed

Like B160a, but new date (2018). Prefix BP/18.

Courtesy of Craig Eustace.

Argentina new signature suffix F 20-peso note confirmed

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Like P355, but new signatures (Federico Sturzenegger and Gabriela Michetti). Suffix F.

Courtesy of Wally Myers.

Trinidad and Tobago new signature 1-dollar note (B229b) confirmed

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Like B229a, but new signature. Prefix QX.

Courtesy of Jean-Michel Engels.


Guyana new signature 500-dollar note (B116b) confirmed

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Like B116a, but new signature. Prefix AM.

Courtesy of Jean-Michel Engels.

Venezuela new 5-, 10-, 20-, and 50-bolívar notes confirmed



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Courtesy of Dario Silva and Marcus Jansson.

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Mexico new 500-peso note reported for introduction 27.08.2018

According to various reports, on 27 August 2018, the Banco de Mexico will introduce a new 500-peso note.



Courtesy of Alberto Rios Osorio, Claudio Marana.

South Sudan new 500-pound note (B116) confirmed

According to an article in Sudan Tribune dated 9 June 2018, the Bank of South Sudan plans to introduce a new 500-pound note to ease daily cash transactions following years of inflation.

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Courtesy of Max Keller, Claudio Marana, Paul Nahmias, and Aidan Work.

Pakistan new date (2018) 20-rupee note (B233p) confirmed

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Like B233o, but new date (2018). Prefix JX.

Courtesy of Muhammad Zeeshan Yameen.

Switzerland new 200-franc note (B359) confirmed

According to a press release dated 15 August 2018, the Swiss National Bank will begin issuing a new 200-franc note on 22 August 2018. Existing notes of the same denomination will continue to circulate in parallel. The new brown 200-franc note focuses on Switzerland’s scientific expertise, as expressed by matter, the note’s key motif.

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Confirmed with signatures 80 (Jean Studer and Thomas Jordan), 82 (Jean Studer and Fritz Zurbrügg).

The next denomination, the 1,000-franc note, will be presented on 5 March 2019 and enter circulation on 13 March 2019. The last denomination in the new series, the 100-franc note, is to be issued in autumn 2019.

Courtesy of Jürg Rindlisbacher, Christof Zellweger, Marco Pache, Max Keller, Sabine Leuenberger ().

Thailand new variety 20-, 50-, and 100-baht notes (B193b, B194b, B195b) reported

The Thai text at lower right back of the 20-, 50-, and 100-baht notes originally read โทษฐานปลอมแปลงธนบัตร คือจำคุกตลอดชีวิตหรือจำคุกอย่างสูงยี่สิบปี และปรับอย่างสูงสี่หมื่นบาท (Penalty for making counterfeit banknotes is life imprisonment, or up to twenty years of imprisonment and up to forty thousands Baht of fine), but in 2018 was changed to read การปลอมแปลงธนบัตรเป็นความผิด ต้องระวางโทษตามประมวลกฎหมายอาญา (Making counterfeit banknotes is a crime, and will be punished due to Criminal law).

Courtesy of Mike Teseling and Thanaphum Hongsyok.

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Brazil new signature 50-real note (B878c) confirmed

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Like B878b, but new signatures. Prefix GG.

Courtesy of Jean-Luc Chatelain.

Brazil new signature 50-real note (B878d) confirmed

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Like B878c, but new signatures. Prefix HB, HF.

Courtesy of Jean-Luc Chatelain.

Venezuela new 2-bolívar note confirmed

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On 20 August 2018, Venezuela began the process of demonetizing all preceding bolívar issues and replacing them at a rate of 100,000:1 (effectively removing five zeroes) with a new currency called the bolívar soberano (Spanish: sovereign bolivar, Bs.S.). The new notes come in eight denominations from 2 to 500 bolívars, without the adjective soberano.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.


South Africa new commemorative notes (B772 - B776) confirmed introduced 18.07.2018

According to a 13 June 2018 press release, on 18 July 2018 the South African Reserve Bank plans to introduce new banknotes to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, known as Madiba. The commemorative notes have the same front as the existing issues, but with a young Madiba on back. They will circulate in parallel with the exiting issues.

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Courtesy of Richard Miranda, Claudio Marana, Craig Eustace, Hermann Huber, Antje Bird, and Chris Huff.

Honduras new 50-, 100-, and 500-lempira notes reported

The Banco Central de Honduras web site has no mention of it, but the following video reports new 50-, 100-, and 500-lempira notes dated 28.12.2016.
50 lempiras: The building in the back is different from the one in the previous issue. It is printed by PWPW S.A.
100 lempiras: The design of the front is different, it has the value in front printed on OVI. Printed de Crane Currency.
500 lempiras: The design of the front is different, it has the value in front printed on OVI and a wide segmented security thread. Printed by Oberthur Technologies.

Yemen new 100-rial note (B131a) reported

According to an article on Press24, the Central Bank of Yemen in the interim capital of Aden announced plans to introduce a new 100-rial paper note dated 2018 in Arabic, and measuring 150 x 69 mm.

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Courtesy of Fabien Louart.

Argentina new 50-peso note reported for 16.08.2018 introduction

According to a press release dated 15 August 2018, the Banco Central de la Republica Argentina plans to introduce a new 50-peso note on 16 August 2018.

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Courtesy of mauricio Acosta.

Guinea new sig/date (2017) 500-franc note (B339b) confirmed

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Like B339a, but new date (2017) and new signatures. Prefix AV.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Costa Rica new sig/date (10.09.2014) 10,000-colon note (B561b) confirmed

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Like B561a, but new signatures and new date (10 de setiembre de 2014).

Courtesy of Max Keller.

Bangladesh new date (2018) 1,000-taka note (B354i) confirmed

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Like B354h, but new date (2018).

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn (http://www.facebook.com/myriakorea).


Solomon Islands new signature 5-dollar note (B216d) confirmed

Solomon_Islands_CBSI_5_dollars_2004.00.00_B216d_P26_X-1_050881_fSolomon_Islands_CBSI_5_dollars_2004.00.00_B216d_P26_X-1_050881_r
Like B216c, but new signatures. Prefix X/1 (replacement).

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Pakistan new date (2018) 5,000-rupee note (B239l) confirmed

Pakistan_SBP_5000_rupees_2018.00.00_B239l_P51_AZ_8065802_fPakistan_SBP_5000_rupees_2018.00.00_B239l_P51_AZ_8065802_r
Like B239k, but new date (2018). Prefix AZ.

Courtesy of Muhammad Zeeshan Yameen.

Venezuela currency reform delayed until 20.08.2018

On 25 July 2018, Venezuela's president, Nicolás Maduro, announced that the currency reform that was initially planned to begin in June, and that was later postponed until 4 August, was postponed once again, this time until 20 August. During the speech, the president also stated that the conversion rate was shifted from 1:1000 to 1:100.000, which means that one bolívar soberano will be equal to one hundred thousand bolívares fuertes. Also, actual notes were shown for the first time (until now, only computerized designs have been revealed). The new coins were shown for the first time, too. Among other things, he announced that the new currency will be pegged to the petro, a Venezuelan, state-owned cryptocurrency. He also suggested the possibility that a 5-bolívares coin could also be issued.



Banco Central de Venezuela has also posted information and images about the new notes.

Courtesy of José Daniel Fernández and Fritz Simons.


Sierra Leone new sig/date (04.08.2015) 10,000-leone note (B128c) confirmed

Sierra_Leone_BSL_10000_leones_2015.08.04_B128c_P33_ER_207911_fSierra_Leone_BSL_10000_leones_2015.08.04_B128c_P33_ER_207911_r
Like B128b, but new signatures and new date (4th AUGUST 2015). Prefix ER.

Courtesy of Andrew Roberts.

Zambia enhanced security notes reported for August 2018 introduction

According to a press release dated 31 July 2018, the Bank of Zambia plans to upgrade the security features of its banknotes. Specifically, the 20-, 50-, and 100-kwacha notes will have a SPARK Live feature added at lower right front and a 5-mm wide windowed security thread. The 10-kwacha note has a new windowed security thread, and the 2- and 5-kwacha notes have different images in glossy varnish with blind embossing. All denominations have tactile marks for the visually impaired. The two smallest denominations are expected to be introduced in August 2018, with the remaining denominations issued in a phased manner, and existing notes continuing to circulate in parallel.


Dominican Republic new sig/date (2016) 200-peso dominicano note (B722c) confirmed

Dominican_Republic_BCRD_200_pesos_dominicanos_2016.00.00_B722c_P191_BS_3752275_fDominican_Republic_BCRD_200_pesos_dominicanos_2016.00.00_B722c_P191_BS_3752275_r
Like B722b, but new signatures and new date (2016). Prefix BS.

Courtesy of Christof Zellweger.

Chile new date (2014) 5,000-peso note (B298e) confirmed

Chile_BCC_5000_pesos_2014.00.00_B298e_P163_AD_40472407_fChile_BCC_5000_pesos_2014.00.00_B298e_P163_AD_40472407_r
Like B298d, but new date (2014). Prefix AD.

Courtesy of Jean-Luc Chatelain.

Chile new date (2016) 2,000-peso note (B297f) confirmed

Chile_BCC_2000_pesos_2016.00.00_B297f_P162_AG_63250755_fChile_BCC_2000_pesos_2016.00.00_B297f_P162_AG_63250755_r
Like B297e, but new date (2016). Prefix AG.

Courtesy of Jean-Luc Chatelain.

Chile new date (2015) 2,000-peso note (B297e) confirmed

Chile_BCC_2000_pesos_2015.00.00_B297e_P162_ED_51867642_fChile_BCC_2000_pesos_2015.00.00_B297e_P162_ED_51867642_r
Like B297d, but new date (2015). Prefix ED.

Courtesy of Jean-Luc Chatelain.

Chile new date (2015) 20,000-peso note (B300f) confirmed

Chile_BCC_20000_pesos_2015.00.00_B300f_P165_EB_52355202_fChile_BCC_20000_pesos_2015.00.00_B300f_P165_EB_52355202_r
Like B300e, but new date (2015). Prefix EB.

Courtesy of Jean-Luc Chatelain.

Northern Ireland new sig/date (04.04.2017) 10-pound note (B937e) confirmed

Northern_Ireland_UBL_10_pounds_2017.04.04_B937e_P341a_L_4850837_f
Like B937d, but new signature (Les Matheson) and new date (4th APRIL 2017). Prefix L.

Courtesy of Stefan Rombaut.

Northern Ireland new sig/date (04.04.2017) 20-pound note (B938h) confirmed

Northern_Ireland_UBL_20_pounds_2017.04.04_B938h_P342_Q_0875774_f
Like B938g, but new signature (Les Matheson) and new date (4th APRIL 2017). Prefix Q.

Courtesy of Stefan Rombaut.

United Arab Emirates new date (2017) 200-dirham note (B241b) confirmed

United_Arab_Emirates_CBA_200_dirhams_2017.00.00_B241b_P31c_009_309861_fUnited_Arab_Emirates_CBA_200_dirhams_2017.00.00_B241b_P31c_009_309861_r
Like B241a, but new date (2017). Prefix 009.

Courtesy of Radoslaw Dlouhy.

Saudi Arabia new sig/date (2017) 500-riyal note (B140b) confirmed

Saudi_Arabia_SAMA_500_riyals_2017.00.00_B140b_P42_A_090962586_fSaudi_Arabia_SAMA_500_riyals_2017.00.00_B140b_P42_A_090962586_r
Like B140a, but new date (١٤٣٨/2017) and new signature. Prefix A.

Courtesy of Sabine Leuenberger ().

Chile new date (2014) 2,000-peso note (B297d) confirmed

Like B297c, but new date (2014). Prefix FB.

Courtesy of Artem Shevchenko.

Hong Kong unveils new 2018 banknote family

According to a Hong Kong Monetary Authority press release dated 24 July 2018, the Standard Chartered Bank, Bank of China, and Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation have unveiled the designs of a new 2018 series of banknotes.

"Consistent with the current series, the new series will consist of five denominations, each adopting the same colour scheme. It is the first time that the thematic subjects on the reverse side of the NIBs’ new series banknotes are standardised for each denomination to facilitate easy recognition by the public. The selected thematic subjects represent different aspects of Hong Kong as an international metropolis, featuring its rhythm of life, recreation and entertainment, as well as its rich natural and cultural heritage. The five denominations depict respectively the position of Hong Kong as international financial centre (HK$1,000), the spectacular Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark (HK$500), Cantonese opera as our art and cultural legacy (HK$100), butterflies that inhabit Hong Kong (HK$50), and the popular dim sum and tea culture (HK$20). For aesthetic presentation of the subject and easy distinction from previous series, the reverse side of the banknote is in vertical orientation instead of the traditional horizontal layout.
The designs of all five denominations were unveiled today. The HK$1,000 and HK$500 notes will be put into circulation in the last quarter of 2018 and early 2019 respectively, and the lower denominations of HK$100, HK$50 and HK$20 will be ready for issue in batches between 2019 and 2020."

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Courtesy of Wilson Chow, David Liu, Omer Yalcinkaya, Ilkka Malmi, Paul Nahmias, John Ma.

Costa Rica announces plans to switch all denominations to polymer

According to a CCL press release dated 9 July 2018, Marvin Alvarado, treasurer of the Central Bank of Costa Rica, announced the bank's decision to change all denominations currently printed on cotton paper to polymer substrate to combat counterfeiting. No word yet on when the new polymer notes will be introduced into circulation.

Courtesy of Thomas Krause.

United Arab Emirates new date (2017) 5-dirham note (B236b) confirmed

United_Arab_Emirates_CBA_5_dirhams_2017.00.00_B236b_P26_005_541723_fUnited_Arab_Emirates_CBA_5_dirhams_2017.00.00_B236b_P26_005_541723_r
Like B236a, but new date (2017). Prefix 005.

Courtesy of Алексей Маслов (https://shopofmoney.com/en/).

Venezuela cash crisis continues

The Economist has an excellent article dated 12 July 2018 on the current state of the inflation-ravaged economy in Venezuela with some interesting insight into the banknote situation.

Courtesy of Mark Irwin.


Guyana new sig 20-dollar note (B108i) confirmed

Guyana_BOG_20_dollars_1996.09.16_B108i_P30_C-51_669015_fGuyana_BOG_20_dollars_1996.09.16_B108i_P30_C-51_669015_r
Like B108h, but new signatures. Prefix C/51.

Courtesy of Jérôme (www.jeromecollection.com).





Reunion chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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The Reunion chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$9.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

This 26-page catalog covers notes issued by Ile de la Réunion Trésor Colonial (Colonial Treasury) from 1881 to 1886, Banque de la Réunion (Bank of Reunion) from 1873 to 1944, Caisse Centrale de la France Libre (Central Bank of Free France) from 1944 to 1945, Caisse Centrale de la France d’Outre-Mer (Central Bank of Overseas France) from 1945 to 1948, Institut d’Emision des Départements d’Outre-Mer (Issuing Institute of Overseas Territories) from 1960 to 1971, and Chambre de Commerce de St-Denis (Chamber of Commerce of Saint Denis) in 1918. Published 20.07.2018.

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West African States new sig/date (2017) 1,000-franc note (B121Dq) confirmed

West_African_States_BC_1000_francs_2017.00.00_B121Dq_P415D_17465053153_fWest_African_States_BC_1000_francs_2017.00.00_B121Dq_P415D_17465053153_r
Like B121Dp, but new date (2017) and new signatures.

Courtesy of Thomas Neldner.



Poland new sig/date (08.12.2017) 50-złoty note (B861b) confirmed

Poland_NBP_50_zlotych_2017.12.08_B861b_P185_AT_4994744_fPoland_NBP_50_zlotych_2017.12.08_B861b_P185_AT_4994744_r
Like B861a, but new signature and new date (8 GRUDNIA 2017). Prefix AT.

Courtesy of Krzysztof Wojtowicz.


eSwatini new 200-lilangeni (B104) note reported

eSwatini_CBE_200_emalangeni_2018.04.19_B104a_PNL_AA_0000000_feSwatini_CBE_200_emalangeni_2018.04.19_B104a_PNL_AA_0000000_r
Like Swaziland B238, but with new country name, eSwatini, on back.

Courtesy of Igor Nosenko (http://mycollection.net.ua/).

Geldscheine-Online launches German-language banknote newsletter

Gekdscheine-Online
On 5 July 2018, a new German-language online magazine for paper money collectors was launched called Geldsheine, containing current news about banknotes from all over the world, as well as articles about historical banknotes, notgeld, camp money, literature, and much more.

Venezuela new sig/date (19.08.2014) 2-bolívar note confirmed

Venezuela_BCV_2_bolívares_2014.08.19_P88_V_19308067_fVenezuela_BCV_2_bolívares_2014.08.19_P88_V_19308067_r
Like P88, but new date (19 DE AGOSTO DE 2014) and new signatures. Prefix V.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.


Pakistan new date (2018) 50-rupee note (B234o) confirmed

Like B234n, but new date (2018). Prefix KT.

Courtesy of Muhammad Zeeshan Yameen.

Pakistan new date (2018) 100-rupee note (B235q) confirmed

Pakistan_SBP_100_rupees_2018.00.00_B235q_P48_PX_3218035_fPakistan_SBP_100_rupees_2018.00.00_B235q_P48_PX_3218035_r
Like B235p, but new date (2018). Prefix PX.

Courtesy of Muhammad Zeeshan Yameen.

Indonesia new date (2018) 100,000-rupiah note (B615c) confirmed

Indonesia_BI_100000_rupiah_2018.00.00_B615c_P160_JDZ_578060_fIndonesia_BI_100000_rupiah_2018.00.00_B615c_P160_JDZ_578060_r
Like B615b, but new date (2018).

Courtesy of Franer Jürgen.

Solomon Islands new 40-dollar commemorative polymer note (B226a) confirmed introduced 05.07.2018

According to a Central Bank of the Solomon Islands press release dated 5 July 2018 as well as a De La Rue press release of the same date, on 7 July 2018, the Central Bank of Solomon Islands introduced a new legal tender 40-dollar polymer banknote and 2-dollar colored coin to commemorate the 40th anniversary of independence. 100,000 notes were printed by De La Rue, and the coins were minted by the Royal Australian Mint. The theme of the note is a celebration of independence with the phrase “A call to the nation to come together as one and move forward.”

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Solomon Islands $40 notes

Courtesy of Thomas Krause, Paul Nahmias, Aidan Work, and www.polymernotes.org.

Ghana new sig/date (04.08.2017) 10-cedi note (B147g) confirmed

Ghana_BOG_10_cedis_2017.08.04_B147g_P39_UG_1620613_fGhana_BOG_10_cedis_2017.08.04_B147g_P39_UG_1620613_r
Like B147f, but new date (4th AUGUST 2017) and new signature. Prefix UG.

Courtesy of George Provencal.

Guadeloupe chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

Guadeloupe cover
The Guadeloupe chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$9.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

This 27-page catalog covers notes issued by Banque de Prêt (Loan Bank) from 1848 to 1851, Guadeloupe et Dépendances, Trésor Colonial (Guadeloupe and Dependencies, Colonial Treasury) from 1854 to 1884, Banque de la Guadeloupe (Bank of Guadeloupe) from 1860 to 1945, and Caisse Centrale de la France d’Outre-Mer (Central Bank of Overseas France) from 1944 to 1960. Published 13.07.2018.

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Romania new coat of arms/date (2018) 50-leu note confirmed

Romania_BNR_50_lei_2018.01.01_PNL_184J_2316040_fRomania_BNR_50_lei_2018.01.01_PNL_184J_2316040_r
Like P120, but new date and new coat of arms.

Courtesy of Marius Rosca (Pecunia Auctions/www.ebancnote.ro).

India new sig/date (2018) 1-rupee note confirmed

India_GOV_1_rupee_2018.00.00_B162d_P117_00A_216803_L_fIndia_GOV_1_rupee_2018.00.00_B162d_P117_00A_216803_L_r
Like P117, but new date (2018) repositioned on back, and new signatures. Inset letter L.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

West African States new sig/date (2016) 5,000-franc note (B123Tp) confirmed

West_African_States_BC_5000_francs_2016.00.00_B123Tp_P817T_16700303428_fWest_African_States_BC_5000_francs_2016.00.00_B123Tp_P817T_16700303428_r
Like B123To, but new date (2016) and new signatures.

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.



Poland new sig/date 50-złoty note reported for 16.07.2018 introduction

According to a press release dated 5 July 2018, the National Bank of Poland plans to introduce a revised 50-złoty note on 16 July 2018. It appears this is merely a signature and date variety of B861, not a new type.

Courtesy of Jan Boguś.


Jordan new sig/date (2018) 5-dinar note (B230g) confirmed

Jordan_CBJ_5_dinars_2018.00.00_B230g_P35_902320_fJordan_CBJ_5_dinars_2018.00.00_B230g_P35_902320_r
Like B230f, but new signatures and new date (2018 ٢٠١٨).

Courtesy of Dennis Zammit.

Tunisia chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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The Tunisia chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$9.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

This 39-page catalog covers notes issued by Dar-el-Mal in 1846, Banque de l’Algérie (Bank of Algeria) from 1904 to 1948, Banque de l’Algérie et de la Tunisie (Bank of Algeria and Tunisia) from 1949 to 1952, Régence de Tunis (Regency of Tunis) from 1918 to 1943, and Banque Centrale de Tunisie (Central Bank of Tunisia) from 1958 to present. Revised 02.07.2018.

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Hungary unveils new 500-forint note (B587.5) scheduled for introduction 01.02.2019

According to a press release dated 3 July 2018, the new 500-forint notes will enter circulation on 1 February 2019, although they were declared legal tender from 4 July 2018.

Hungary_MNB_500_forint_2018.00.00_B587.5as_PNLs_EA_0000000_fHungary_MNB_500_forint_2018.00.00_B587.5as_PNLs_EA_0000000_r
Like B581, but new color scheme and improved security features.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Ilkka Malmi.




Malaysia names new central bank governor

On 6 June 2018, the Cabinet accepted Muhammad bin Ibrahim’s offer to step down as governor of Bank Negara Malaysia. Expect new signature varieties now that Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus has been named as the replacement according to a press release dated 22 June 2018.


Courtesy of Aidan Work and Liew Siang Ping.

Jamaica new date (01.06.2016) 1,000-dollar note (B241j) confirmed

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Like B241i, but new date (01.06.2016). Prefix DY.

Courtesy of Denis O'Reardon.

Congo Democratic Republic new 500-, 1,000-, and 5,000-franc notes reported for August 2018 introduction

According to a press release dated 30 June 2018, in an effort to combat counterfeiting, the Banque Centrale du Congo intends to introduce new 500-, 1,000-, and 5,000-franc notes in August 2018, with larger denominations to follow in 2019. Existing notes will continue to circulate in parallel.


Iran new signature 20,000-rial note (B286c) confirmed

Iran_CBI_20000_rials_2009.03.00_B286c_PNL_37-33_180409_fIran_CBI_20000_rials_2009.03.00_B286c_PNL_37-33_180409_r
Like B286b, but new signatures. Prefix 37/33.

Courtesy of Jean-Michel Engels.



Jersey new signature 1-pound note (B127b) confirmed

Jersey_SOJ_1_pound_2018.00.00_B127b_P32_HE_001302_fJersey_SOJ_1_pound_2018.00.00_B127b_P32_HE_001302_r
Like B127a, but new signature (Richard W. Bell). Prefix HE. Intro: 2018.

Courtesy of Sabine Leuenberger () and Dennis Zammit.

Jersey new signatue 50-pound note (B131b) confirmed

Jersey_SOJ_50_pounds_2018.00.00_B131b_P36_AD_401931_fJersey_SOJ_50_pounds_2018.00.00_B131b_P36_AD_401931_r
Like B131a, but new signature (Richard W. Bell). Prefix AD. Intro: 2018.

Courtesy of Sabine Leuenberger () and Dennis Zammit.

Algeria chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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The Algeria chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$9.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

This 40-page catalog covers notes issued by Banque de l’Algérie (Bank of Algeria) from 1851 to 1961, Banque de l’Algérie et de la Tunisie (Bank of Algeria and Tunisia) from 1949 to 1960, Banque Centrale d'Algérie (Central Bank of Algeria) from 1964 to 1984, and Banque d'Algérie (Bank of Algeria) from 1992 to present. Revised 29.06.2018.

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Sudan new 50-pound note (B412) confirmed introduced 06.06.2018

According to a Reuters article dated 6 June 2018, the Central Bank of Sudan has begun replacing existing 50-pound notes (B411) with a new design to thwart counterfeiting of the nation's largest denomination.

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Courtesy of Aidan Work, Antje Bird, John Miskell, Igor Nosenko.

Azerbaijan new 200-manat note (B404) confirmed introduced 24.05.2018

According to a press release dated 23 May 2018, the Central Bank of Azerbaijan introduced a new denomination, the 200-manat note designed by Crane Currency in the US and printed by Giesecke & Devrient in Germany. The motif of the notes is "the ‘Heydar Aliyev Center’ constructed to the memory of the architect of independent Azerbaijan, the National Leader Heydar Aliyev. The new banknote features the majestic image of the Heydar Aliyev Center, one of the most contemporary symbols of our capital, the main exterior and interior design elements, elements of national carpet samples, and other national ornaments."

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Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson, Mehdi Kasumov, Claudio Marana, and Jerôme Deschamps.

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Bahrain new security feature 5-dinar note (B308b) confirmed

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Like B308a, but with SPARK Live Truspin, not hologram, at upper left front. Intro: 03.06.2018.

Courtesy of Dennis Zammit.

Mexico new sig/date (01.16.2017) 50-peso note confirmed

Mexico_BDM_50_pesos_2017.01.16_B712h_P123A_W_E4986991_fMexico_BDM_50_pesos_2017.01.16_B712h_P123A_W_E4986991_r
Like P123A, but new signatures and new date (16 ENE. 2017). Series W.

Courtesy of Alberto Rios.

United States new sig/date (2017) 1-dollar note confirmed

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Like P537, but new date (2017) and new signatures (Jovita Carranza and Steven Mnuchin).

Courtesy of Peter Mosselberger.

Russia new 100-ruble FIFA commemorative note (B840) confirmed introduced 22.05.2018

This 100-ruble note commemorates the World Cup held in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018, and run by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (French: International Federation of Association Football, FIFA).

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B840 (PNL): 100 рублей (rubles) (US$1.50)
Blue, green, yellow, and red. Front (vertical): Russian text; coat of arms; standing boy holding soccer ball under arm; goalkeeper (Lev Yashin) diving for soccer ball; Quick Recognition Code. Back (vertical): Russian text; stylized Russian flag with silhouettes of athletic fans; stylized globe on soccer ball with Russian Federation map; names of Russian cities hosting playoff games. No security thread. Watermark (shadow image): None. Printer: (Goznak). 150 x 65 mm. Polymer.
a. 2018. No sig. Prefix AA, AB.
20,400,000 notes printed. Intro: 22.05.2018.

Courtesy of Jérôme Deschamps, Vladimir Buravlev, 钞票百科 (Chaopiaobaike), Sergey Parfenov, Menshikov Anton, Vadim Tislenko, and Михаил Плахов.

Nigeria new date (2018) 50-naira note (B236k) confirmed

Like B236j, but new date (2018).

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Chile new sig/date (2018) 1,000-peso note (B296h) confirmed

Chile_BCC_1000_pesos_2018.00.00_B296h_P161_AE_80625635_fChile_BCC_1000_pesos_2018.00.00_B296h_P161_AE_80625635_r
Like B296g, but new date (2018) and new signatures. Prefix AE.

Courtesy of Sabine Leuenberger ().

Chile new sig/date (2016) 10,000-peso note (B299f) confirmed

Chile_BCC_10000_pesos_2016.00.00_B299f_P164_AJ_64592239_fChile_BCC_10000_pesos_2016.00.00_B299f_P164_AJ_64592239_r
Like B299e, but new date (2016). Prefix AJ.

Courtesy of Sabine Leuenberger ().

Moldova new 20-leu note (B119a) confirmed

Moldova_BNM_20_lei_2015.00.00_B119a_P23_D.0187_205386_fMoldova_BNM_20_lei_2015.00.00_B119a_P23_D.0187_205386_r
Like B111, but demetalized BNM on the solid security thread, denomination as registration device at lower right front, intaglio printing and blind embossing of the denomination.

Courtesy of .

Afghanistan new sig/date (2016) 50-afghani note (B361d) confirmed

Afghanistan_DAB_50_afghanis_2016.00.00_B361d_P69_17_8631328_f
Afghanistan_DAB_50_afghanis_2016.00.00_B361d_P69_17_8631328_r
Like B361c, but new date (١٣٩۵) and new signatures.

Courtesy of Dmitry Svobodin.

Afghanistan new sig/date (2016) 100-afghani note (B362d) confirmed

Afghanistan_DAB_100_afghanis_2016.00.00_B362d_P75_16_0161229_f
Afghanistan_DAB_100_afghanis_2016.00.00_B362d_P75_16_0161229_r
Like B362c, but new date (١٣٩۵) and new signatures.

Courtesy of Dmitry Svobodin.

Philippines new 50-peso note (B1085a) confirmed

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Philippines_BSP_50_pesos_2017.00.00_B1085a_PNL_NB_589987_r
Like B1078j, but with LEYTE LANDING OCTOBER 1944 at lower right front. Prefix NB.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

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Philippines new date (2018) 50-peso note (B1085b) confirmed

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Philippines_BSP_50_pesos_2018.00.00_B1085b_PNL_S_234902_r
Like B1085, but new date (2018). Prefix S.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn (http://www.facebook.com/myriakorea).

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Macedonia new date (00.05.2018) 100-denari note (B208l) confirmed

Macedonia_NBRM_100_denari_2018.05.00_B208l_P16a_MC_072304_fMacedonia_NBRM_100_denari_2018.05.00_B208l_P16a_MC_072304_r
Like B208k, but new date (MАЈ 2018). Prefix MC.

Courtesy of Darko Berger.





Gambia new sig. 50- and 100-dalasis notes (B225d, B227c) reportedly introduced 11.06.2018

According to a press release dated 11 June 2018, the Central Bank of The Gambia has introduced 50- and 100-dalasis notes like preceding issues, but with new signatures to meet currency demands while a new family of notes is printed.

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Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Tatarstan chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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The Tatarstan chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$4.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

This 5-page catalog covers notes issued by the Tatarstan Government from 1992 to 1996. Published 15.06.2018.

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Ghana new sig/date (04.08.2017) 20-cedi note (B148g) confirmed

Ghana_BOG_20_cedis_2017.08.04_B148g_P40_XD_2360092_fGhana_BOG_20_cedis_2017.08.04_B148g_P40_XD_2360092_r
Like B148f, but new signature (Ernest Addison) and new date (4th AUGUST 2017). Prefix XD.

Courtesy of Merjim Groen.

Ghana new sig/date (04.08.2017) 2-cedi note (B152d) confirmed

Ghana_BOG_2_cedis_2017.08.04_B152d_P37Ae_CS_2260437_fGhana_BOG_2_cedis_2017.08.04_B152d_P37Ae_CS_2260437_r
Like B152c, but new signature (Ernest Addison) and new date (4th AUGUST 2017). Prefix CS.

Courtesy of Merjim Groen.

Ghana new sig/date (04.08.2017) 50-cedi note (B151e) confirmed

Ghana_BOG_50_cedis_2017.08.04_B151e_P42_XU_5599234_fGhana_BOG_50_cedis_2017.08.04_B151e_P42_XU_5599234_r
Like B151d, but new signature (Ernest Addison) and new date (4th AUGUST 2017). Prefix XU.

Courtesy of Merjim Groen.

Iran new sig 20,000-rial note (B287b) confirmed

Iran_CBI_20000_rials_2014.12.15_B287b_P153_77-26_039821_fIran_CBI_20000_rials_2014.12.15_B287b_P153_77-26_039821_r
Like B287a, but new signatures.

Courtesy of Afshin Sadri.



India new date (2018) 100-rupee note (B295e) confirmed

India_RBI_100_rupees_2018.00.00_B295e_P105_6BW_902367_L_fIndia_RBI_100_rupees_2018.00.00_B295e_P105_6BW_902367_L_r
Like B295d, but new date (2018). Inset letter L.

Courtesy of Mohamed Ibrahim.

Madeira chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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The Madeira chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$4.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

This 7-page catalog covers notes issued by the Banco de Portugal (Bank of Portugal) from 1875 to 1891, and the Casa da Moeda (Mint) in 1892. Published 08.06.2018.

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Malaysia's central bank governor resigns

On 6 June 2018, the Cabinet accepted Muhammad bin Ibrahim’s offer to step down as governor of Bank Negara Malaysia. Expect new signature varieties once a replacement is named.

Courtesy of Aidan Work and Liew Siang Ping.

Guinea new sig/date (2017) 1,000-franc note (B340b) confirmed

Guinea_BCRG_1000_francs_2017.00.00_B340b_P48_CK_716171_fGuinea_BCRG_1000_francs_2017.00.00_B340b_P48_CK_716171_r
Like B340a, but new date (2017) and new signatures. Prefix CK.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana and .

Venezuela new security thread 2,000-bolívar note confirmed

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Venezuela_BCV_2000_bolívares_2016.08.18_P96_B_69571013_r
Like 2,000-bolívar note also dated 18 DE AGOSTO DE 2016, but new signatures, denomination on front not in OVI, 3-mm wide holographic windowed security thread with demetalized BCV, and watermark of Simón Bolívar and electrotype BCV. Prefix B.

Courtesy of Dario Silva.


Venezuela postpones introduction of new notes until 04.08.2018

According to various sources, Venezuela has postponed the introduction of the new bolívar soberano banknote family until 4 August 2018.


Philippines new date (2018) 1,000-peso note (B1089b) confirmed

Philippines_BSP_1000_pesos_2018.00.00_B1089b_PNL_A_555555_fPhilippines_BSP_1000_pesos_2018.00.00_B1089b_PNL_A_555555_r
Like B1089a, but new date (2018). Prefix A.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

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Belize new date (01.01.2017) 20-dollar note (B327f) confirmed

Belize_CBB_20_dollars_2017.01.01_B327f_P69_DS_163371_fBelize_CBB_20_dollars_2017.01.01_B327f_P69_DS_163371_r
Like B327e, but new date (1st. JANUARY 2017). Prefix DS.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Bosnia and Herzegovina chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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The Bosnia and Herzegovina chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$9.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

This 24-page catalog covers notes issued by Narodna Banka Bosne I Hercegovine (National Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina) from 1990 to 1995, and Centralna Banka Bosne I Hercegovine (Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina) from 1998 to present. Published 01.06.2018.

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Indonesia new date (2018) 2,000-rupiah note (B610c) confirmed

Indonesia_BI_2000_rupiah_2018.00.00_B610c_P155_ZFK_560721_fIndonesia_BI_2000_rupiah_2018.00.00_B610c_P155_ZFK_560721_r
Like B610b, but new date (2018). Prefix ZFK.

Courtesy of Franer Juergen.

Indonesia new date (2018) 1,000-rupiah note (B609c) confirmed

Indonesia_BI_1000_rupiah_2018.00.00_B609c_P154_EAJ_321421_fIndonesia_BI_1000_rupiah_2018.00.00_B609c_P154_EAJ_321421_r
Like B609b, but new date (2018). Prefix EAJ.

Courtesy of Franer Juergen.

Hungary new date (2018) 1,000-forint note (B588b) confirmed

Hungary_MNB_1000_forint_2018.00.00_B588b_PNL_DB_4733015_fHungary_MNB_1000_forint_2018.00.00_B588b_PNL_DB_4733015_r
Like B588a, but new date (2018). Prefix DB.

Courtesy of Sabine Leuenberger ().


Venezuela new date (13.12.2017) 10,000-bolívar note confirmed

Venezuela_BCV_10000_bolívares_2017.12.13_P98_B_57272524_f
Venezuela_BCV_10000_bolívares_2017.12.13_P98_B_57272524_r
Like P98, but new date (13 DE DICIEMBRE DE 2017), denomination on front not in OVI, and 3-mm wide holographic windowed security thread with BCV.

Courtesy of Dario Silva.


Northern Ireland's Bank of Ireland new sig/date (02.03.2017) 10-pound note (B133b) confirmed

Northern_Ireland_BOI_10_pounds_2017.03.02_B133b_P87_BB_220174_f
Northern_Ireland_BOI_10_pounds_2017.03.02_B133b_P87_BB_220174_r
Like B133a, but new date (2nd March 2017) and new signature (Thomas McAreavey). Prefix BB.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Northern Ireland's Ulster Bank unveils new 5- and 10-pound polymer notes for 2019 introduction

On 23 May 2018, Ulster Bank unveiled the designs of two new banknotes to be introduced in 2019 under the “Living in Nature” theme. Both notes have vertical designs and are printed on polymer substrate. The blue 5-pound note focuses on Northern Ireland as a place that people pass through and visit, highlighting the importance of the sea and migration. It depicts Strangford Lough in County Down and Brent Geese. The brown 10-pound note focuses on Northern Ireland as a place of growth, both in terms of agriculture and heritage. It depicts Lough Erne in County Fermanagh, the Irish hare and Guelder-rose shrubs. The notes also feature culinary delights associated with the north, namely a king scallop and an Ulster Glade potato.

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Courtesy of Mark Irwin, David Hunter, Philip Smith, Muhammad Zeeshan Yameen, Don Ludwig, and Iain Burn.

Belize new date (01.12.2016) 50-dollar note (B328f) confirmed

Belize_CBB_50_dollars_2016.12.01_B328f_P70_DP_858063_f
Belize_CBB_50_dollars_2016.12.01_B328f_P70_DP_858063_r
Like B328e, but new date (1st. DECEMBER 2016). Prefix DP.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Venezuela new date (13.12.2017) 5,000-bolívar note confirmed

Venezuela_BCV_5000_bolívares_2017.12.13_P97_D_68742945_fVenezuela_BCV_5000_bolívares_2017.12.13_P97_D_68742945_r
Like P97, but new date (13 DE DICIEMBRE DE 2017), denomination on front not in OVI, and 3-mm wide holographic windowed security thread with BCV.

Courtesy of Dario Silva.


Bolivia new 10-boliviano note confirmed

Bolivia_BCB_10_bolivianos_1986.11.26_B418a_PNL_A_011125103_fBolivia_BCB_10_bolivianos_1986.11.26_B418a_PNL_A_011125103_r
10 bolivianos
Blue. Front: Spanish text; Caverna de Umajalanta (Umajalanta Cavern) in Torotoro; José Santos Vargas “El Tambor Vargas,” Apiaguaiki Tüpa, and Eustaquio Méndez “El Moto Méndez.” Back: Spanish text; hummingbird as SPARK; landscape of Isla del Pescado (Fish Island) in Salar de Uyuni salt flat; Picaflor Gigante (giant hummingbird) perched on tree branch; Puya raimondi bromeliad. Windowed security thread with demetalized 10 and Jose Santos Vargas. Watermark: José Santos Vargas, pixelated drum, and electrotype 10. Printer: OBERTHUR fiduciaire. 140 x 70 mm. a. 26 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 1986. Sig. unknown. Suffix A. Intro: 00.04.2018.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.



Central African States new signature 500-franc note (B106U) confirmed

Central_African_States_BEAC_500_francs_2002.00.00_B106Ug_P206U_U_773290841_fCentral_African_States_BEAC_500_francs_2002.00.00_B106Ug_P206U_U_773290841_r
Like B106Uf, but new signatures.

Courtesy of Jérôme Deschamps (www.jeromecollection.com).

Trans-Dniester new 1-ruble commemorative note (B226) reported

On 11 May 2018, the Trans-Dniester Republican Bank introduced a 1-ruble banknotes commemorating the 100th anniversary of the border troops. 1,500 pieces were issued into circulation and 1,000 pieces were sold as numismatic products.

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Courtesy of Vadim Tislenko and Albert Vokhmin.

Iran new signature 10,000-rial note (B295b) confirmed

Iran_CBI_10000_rials_2017.06.00_B295b_P159_2_128411_f
Like B295a, but new signatures.

Courtesy of Afshin Sadri.



Mongolia new date (2016) 500-tögrög note (B432c) confirmed

Mongolia_MB_500_togrog_2016.00.00_B432c_P66_AR_2664328_f
Mongolia_MB_500_togrog_2016.00.00_B432c_P66_AR_2664328_r
Like B432b, but new date (2016). Prefix AR.

Courtesy of Max Keller.

Solomon Islands reported to introduce commemorative 40-dollar note and 2-dollar coin in July 2018

According to an article on SIBC, on 10 May 2018 the Central Bank of Solomon Islands announced plans to introduce a new 40-dollar note and 2-dollar coin to commemorate the country’s 40th anniversary of independence. Both are currently in production and are expected to be received in time for introduction in July.

Courtesy of Paul Nahmias.

Cambodia new 20,000-rial note (B433) confirmed

Cambodia_NBC_20000_riels_2017.00.00_B433a_PNL_ក១_0008801_fCambodia_NBC_20000_riels_2017.00.00_B433a_PNL_ក១_0008801_r
This note celebrates the 65th birthday of King Norodom Sihamoni.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana, Jacek Stącel, and Vladimir Buravlev.

Poland new sig/date (12.01.2017) 500-złoty note (B864b) confirmed

Poland_NBP_500_zlotych_2017.01.12_B864b_P190_AF_7542392_fPoland_NBP_500_zlotych_2017.01.12_B864b_P190_AF_7542392_r
Like B864a, but new date (12 STYCZNIA 2017) and new signatures. Prefix AF.

Courtesy of Jan Boguś.


Nigeria new date (2018) 20-naira note (B232r) confirmed

Nigeria_CBN_20_naira_2018.00.00_B232r_P34_EY_2422902_fNigeria_CBN_20_naira_2018.00.00_B232r_P34_EY_2422902_r
Like B232q, but new date (2018). Prefix EY.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.


Macedonia new 10- and 50-denar polymer notes (B217, B218) confirmed

Macedonia_NBRM_10_denari_2018.03.00_B217a_PNL_AB_844608_f
Macedonia_NBRM_10_denari_2018.03.00_B217a_PNL_AB_844608_r

Macedonia_NBRM_50_denari_2018.03.00_B218a_PNL_БA_419786_f
Macedonia_NBRM_50_denari_2018.03.00_B218a_PNL_БA_419786_r
These notes are like the preceding issues, but printed on polymer substrate, not paper.

Courtesy of James Pickering (e-worldbanknotes.com).



Indonesia new date (2018) 5,000-rupiah note (B611c) confirmed

Indonesia_BI_5000_rupiah_2018.00.00_B611c_P156_HEJ_510216_fIndonesia_BI_5000_rupiah_2018.00.00_B611c_P156_HEJ_510216_r
Like B611b, but new date (2016 / 2018). Prefix HEJ.

Courtesy of Sabine Leuenberger ().


Venezuela new security thread 20,000-bolívar note confirmed

Venezuela_BCV_20000_bolívares_2017.12.13_P99_A_63374441_fVenezuela_BCV_20000_bolívares_2017.12.13_P99_A_63374441_r
Like P99 dated 18 DE AGOSTO DE 2016, but new date (13 DE DICIEMBRE DE 2017) and 13-mm wide holographic windowed security thread. Prefix A.

Courtesy of Numisnota (http://numisnota.eu).


Peru new sig/date (10.03.2016) 20-sol note confirmed

Peru_BCRP_20_soles_2018.03.10_PNL_C_5495931_D_fPeru_BCRP_20_soles_2018.03.10_PNL_C_5495931_D_r
Like preceding issue, but denominated in soles, not nuevos soles, new date (10 DE MARZO DE 2016), and new signatures. Prefix/suffix C/D.

Courtesy of Andrew Randall.

Jamaica new date (01.06.2017) 100-dollar note (B250c) confirmed

Jamaica_BOJ_100_dollars_2017.06.01_B250c_P95_BDM_957621_fJamaica_BOJ_100_dollars_2017.06.01_B250c_P95_BDM_957621_r
Like B250b, but new date (01.06.2017). Prefix BDM.

Courtesy of Manuel Pires Horta Rosa.

Colombia new date (02.08.2016) 5,000-peso note confirmed

Colombia_BDR_5000_pesos_2016.08.02_BNL_PNL_AC_01759562_fColombia_BDR_5000_pesos_2016.08.02_BNL_PNL_AC_01759562_r
Like preceding issue dated 19 DE AGOSTO DE 2015, but new date (2 DE AGOSTO DE 2016). Prefix AC.

Courtesy of Captain Peter.

West African States new sig/date (2017) 1,000-franc note (B121Aq) confirmed

West_African_States_BC_1000_francs_2017.00.00_B121Aq_P115A_17259129374_fWest_African_States_BC_1000_francs_2017.00.00_B121Aq_P115A_17259129374_r
Like B121Aq, but new date (2017) and new signatures.

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.



West African States new sig/date (2016) 2,000-franc note (B122Tp) confirmed

West_African_States_BC_2000_francs_2016.00.00_B122Tp_P816T_16705074239_fWest_African_States_BC_2000_francs_2016.00.00_B122Tp_P816T_16705074239_r
Like B122To, but new date (2016) and new signatures.

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.



West African States new sig/date (2017) 1,000-franc note (B121Tq) confirmed

West_African_States_BC_1000_francs_2017.00.00_B121Tq_P815T_17704824508_fWest_African_States_BC_1000_francs_2017.00.00_B121Tq_P815T_17704824508_r
Like B121Tq, but new date (2017) and new signatures.

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.



Uganda new sig/date (2017) 10,000-shilling note (B157e) confirmed

Uganda_BOU_10000_shillings_2017.00.00_B157e_P52_BP_3582903_fUganda_BOU_10000_shillings_2017.00.00_B157e_P52_BP_3582903_r
Like B157d, but new date (2017) and new signatures. Prefix BP.

Courtesy of Numisnota (http://numisnota.eu).

Uganda new sig/date (2017) 50,000-shilling note (B159c) confirmed

Uganda_BOU_50000_shillings_2017.00.00_B159c_P54_AS_2035101_fUganda_BOU_50000_shillings_2017.00.00_B159c_P54_AS_2035101_r
Like B159b, but new date (2017) and new signatures. Prefix AS.

Courtesy of Numisnota (http://numisnota.eu).

Mauritania new 1,000-ouguiya note (B130) confirmed

Mauritania_BCM_1000_ouguiya_2017.11.28_B130a_PNL_E_1124141_AA_fMauritania_BCM_1000_ouguiya_2017.11.28_B130a_PNL_E_1124141_AA_r

Courtesy of Olin Yap,

Pakistan new signature 1,000-rupee note (B238p) confirmed

Pakistan_SBP_1000_rupees_2017.00.00_B238p_P50_NM_8236450_f
Pakistan_SBP_1000_rupees_2017.00.00_B238p_P50_NM_8236450_r
Like B238o, but new signature. Prefix MY - NM.

Courtesy of Muhammad Zeeshan Yameen.

South Sudan new sig/date (2017) 20-pound note (B113c) confirmed

South_Sudan_BSS_20_pounds_2017.00.00_B113c_P13_AQ_3527504_fSouth_Sudan_BSS_20_pounds_2017.00.00_B113c_P13_AQ_3527504_r
Like B113b, but new date (2017) and new signatures. Prefix AQ.

Courtesy of Andrew Roberts.

Angola new signature 2,000-kwanza note (B548b) confirmed

Angola_BNA_2000_kwanzas_2012.10.00_B548b_P157_LA_0966916_fAngola_BNA_2000_kwanzas_2012.10.00_B548b_P157_LA_0966916_r
Like B548a, but new signature. Prefix LA.

Courtesy of Andrew Roberts.

Venezuela new security thread 100,000-bolívar note confirmed

Venezuela_BCV_100000_bolívares_2017.12.13_P100_A_76870895_fVenezuela_BCV_100000_bolívares_2017.12.13_P100_A_76870895_r
Like P100 dated 13 DE DICIEMBRE DE 2017, but with 3-mm wide holographic windowed security thread with BCV.

Courtesy of Dario Silva.


Venezuela new security thread 20,000-bolívar note confirmed

Venezuela_BCV_20000_bolívares_2017.12.13_P99_B_20414478_f
Venezuela_BCV_20000_bolívares_2017.12.13_P99_B_20414478_r
Like P99 dated 13 DE DICIEMBRE DE 2017, but with 3-mm wide holographic windowed security thread with BCV. Prefix B.

Courtesy of Dario Silva.


Bank of England appoints Sarah John as new Chief Cashier

According to a press release dated 30 April 2018, the governor of the Bank of England has announced that Sarah John will be the next chief cashier and director of notes beginning 1 June 2018, taking over from Victoria Cleland. Expect new signature varieties to follow.

Chile new date (2017) 20,000-peso note (B300g) confirmed

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Like B300f, but new date (2017). Prefix BJ.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Mexico new date (27.10.2014) 100-peso note confirmed

Mexico_BDM_100_pesos_2014.10.27_B706m_P124_AS_K2199234_fMexico_BDM_100_pesos_2014.10.27_B706m_P124_AS_K2199234_r
Like P124, but new date (27 OCT. 2014). Series AS.

Courtesy of Alberto Rios.

Nepal new 500-rupee note (B292) confirmed

Nepal_NRB_500_rupees_2016.00.00_B292a_PNL_506431_fNepal_NRB_500_rupees_2016.00.00_B292a_PNL_506431_r
Like B285, but with one, not two, tigers on back.

Courtesy of Erwin van den Buys and Shankar Shrestha.

Sudan new sig/date (00.03.2017) 5-pound note (B408d) confirmed

Sudan_CBS_5_sudanese_pounds_2017.03.00_B408d_P72_CA_05629241_fSudan_CBS_5_sudanese_pounds_2017.03.00_B408d_P72_CA_05629241_r
Like B408c, but new signature and new date (MARCH 2017). Prefix CA.

Courtesy of John Miskell.

Ghana new 5-cedi note (B154) confirmed

Ghana_BOG_5_cedis_2017.08.04_B154a_PNL_AV_4080869_f
Ghana_BOG_5_cedis_2017.08.04_B154a_PNL_AV_4080869_r
Like B153, but without commemorative text center front, new date (4TH AUGUST 2017), and new signature (Ernest Addison). Prefix AV.

Courtesy of Merjim Groen.

Philippines new date (2017) 200-peso note (B1081g) confirmed

Philippines_BSP_200_pesos_2017.00.00_B1081g_P209_C_229059_fPhilippines_BSP_200_pesos_2017.00.00_B1081g_P209_C_229059_r
Like B1081f, but new date (2017). Prefix C.

Courtesy of Edward Feltcorn.

Ethiopia new date (2017) 10-birr note (B332e) confirmed

Ethiopia_NBE_10_birr_2017.00.00_B332e_P48_DJ_4597829_fEthiopia_NBE_10_birr_2017.00.00_B332e_P48_DJ_4597829_r
Like B332d, but new date (2009/2017). Prefix DJ.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Thailand new 20-, 50-, and 100-baht notes (B193 - B195) confirmed

Thailand_GOV_20_baht_2018.00.00_B193a_PNL_1B_7950447_fThailand_GOV_20_baht_2018.00.00_B193a_PNL_1B_7950447_rThailand_GOV_50_baht_2018.00.00_B194a_PNL_4A_5499846_fThailand_GOV_50_baht_2018.00.00_B194a_PNL_4A_5499846_rThailand_GOV_100_baht_2018.00.00_B195a_PNL_6A_7895209_fThailand_GOV_100_baht_2018.00.00_B195a_PNL_6A_7895209_r

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

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Honduras new sig/date (12.06.2014) 20-lempira note confirmed

Honduras_BCH_20_lempiras_2014.06.12_B346b_P100_BX_2742401_fHonduras_BCH_20_lempiras_2014.06.12_B346b_P100_BX_2742401_r
Like P100, but new signatures, new date (12 DE JUNIO DE 2014), and new printer imprint (PWPW S.A.). Prefix BX.

Courtesy of Numisnota.eu.

Pakistan new date (2018) 500-rupee note (B237n) confirmed

Pakistan_SBP_500_rupees_2018.00.00_B237n_P49A_GN_0749391_f
Like B237m, but new date (2018). Prefix GN.

Courtesy of Muhammad Zeeshan Yameen.

Guyana new sig 5,000-dollar note (B118b) confirmed

Guyana_BOG_5000_dollars_2013.12.09_B118b_P40_AR_717369_fGuyana_BOG_5000_dollars_2013.12.09_B118b_P40_AR_717369_r
Like B118a, but new signatures. Prefix AQ - AR. Replacement notes: Prefix begins with Z.

Courtesy of Richard Miranda.



Angola new sig 1,000-angola note (B547b) confirmed

Angola_BNA_1000_kwanzas_2012.10.00_B547b_P156_IB_6378592_fAngola_BNA_1000_kwanzas_2012.10.00_B547b_P156_IB_6378592_r
Like B547a, but new signature. Prefix IB.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Singapore new symbol 2-dollar note (B208l) confirmed

Singapore_MAS_2_dollars_2006.01.12_B208l_P46_6GQ_519310_fSingapore_MAS_2_dollars_2006.01.12_B208l_P46_6GQ_519310_r
Like B208k, but new symbol (three solid stars) below EDUCATION on back. Prefix 6GQ.

Courtesy of Thomas Oon.

Malaysia new sig 100-ringgit note (B153b) confirmed

Malaysia_BNM_100_ringgit_2012.07.16_B153b_P56_BZ_7619137_fMalaysia_BNM_100_ringgit_2012.07.16_B153b_P56_BZ_7619137_r
Like B153a, but new signature. Prefix BZ.

Courtesy of Muhammad Ali Ibrahim.

Swaziland king renames country Kingdom of eSwatini

According to an article in The Guardian dated 19 April 2018, King Mswati III announced that Swaziland has reverted its name to the Kingdom of eSwatini (meaning “place of the Swazi”) to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its independence from Britain. Time will tell what name will appear on future banknote issues.

Courtesy of Mark Irwin.

Philippines chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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Suriname new sig/date (01.09.2016) 50-dollar note (B548c) confirmed

Suriname_CBVS_50_dollars_2016.09.01_B548c_P165_GV_0717006_fSuriname_CBVS_50_dollars_2016.09.01_B548c_P165_GV_0717006_r
Like B548b, but new date (1 SEPTEMBER 2016) and new signature (Glenn Gersie). Prefix GZ.

Courtesy of Sabine Leuenberger ().

Suriname new sig/date (01.09.2016) 100-dollar note (B549c) confirmed

Suriname_CBVS_100_dollars_2016.09.01_B549c_P166_GV_2902208_fSuriname_CBVS_100_dollars_2016.09.01_B549c_P166_GV_2902208_r
Like B549b, but new date (1 SEPTEMBER 2016) and new signature (Glenn Gersie). Prefix GV.

Courtesy of Sabine Leuenberger ().

Iran new signature 100,000-rial note (B289c) confirmed

Iran_CBI_100000_rials_2010.06.22_B289c_P151_26-22_397839_fIran_CBI_100000_rials_2010.06.22_B289c_P151_26-22_397839_r
Like B289b, but new signature (Masoud Karbasian). Prefix 26/22.

Courtesy of Sabine Leuenberger ().




Cuba new sig/date (2017) 5-peso convertible note (BFX907g) confirmed

Cuba_BCC_5_pesos_2017.00.00_BFX907g_PFX48_CI_23_301842_f
Like BFX907f, but new signature (Irma Margarita Martinez Castrillon) and new date (2017). Series CI.

Courtesy of Yigal Arkin.

Cuba new sig/date (2017) 1-peso convertible note (BFX905f) confirmed

Cuba_BCC_1_peso_2017.00.00_BFX905f_PFX46_AG_16_551521_f
Like BFX905e, but new signature (Irma Margarita Martinez Castrillon) and new date (2017). Series AG.

Courtesy of Yigal Arkin.

Cuba new date (2016) 50-peso note (B910k) confirmed

Cuba_BCC_50_pesos_2016.00.00_B910k_P123_BO_79_204304_fCuba_BCC_50_pesos_2016.00.00_B910k_P123_BO_79_204304_r
Like B910j, but new date (2016). Series BO-79.

Courtesy of Yigal Arkin.

Lebanon new 100,000-pound note (B543) confirmed

Lebanon_BDL_100000_livres_2017.01.01_B543a_PNL_E_010011603_fLebanon_BDL_100000_livres_2017.01.01_B543a_PNL_E_010011603_r
Like B535, but slightly revised designs, new security thread and SPARK, and different serial number formats.

Courtesy of .

Jordan new sig/date (2018) 10-dinar note (B232e) confirmed

Jordan_CBJ_10_dinars_2018.00.00_B232e_P36_fJordan_CBJ_10_dinars_2018.00.00_B232e_P36_r
Like B232d, but new signature () and new date (2018).

Courtesy of Eyad Alali.

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Uganda new sig/date (2017) 5,000-shilling note (B156e) confirmed

Uganda_BOU_5000_shillings_2017.00.00_B156e_P51_BK_7627104_fUganda_BOU_5000_shillings_2017.00.00_B156e_P51_BK_7627104_r
Like B156d, but new signatures and new date (2017). Prefix BK.

Courtesy of Schachar Eli.

Bolivia new banknote family reported for 2018-2019 introduction

The Banco Central de Bolivia intends to introduce a new family of five notes in denomination order starting in 2018 and ending in April 2019. These notes bear the country’s official name, Estado Plurinacional de Boliva, to reflect the multiculturalism of the country and all of its citizens.

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Courtesy of Antje Bird and Nicholas Chao (赵嘉瑞).



Macedonia new 10- and 50-denar polymer notes reported for 15.05.2018 introduction

According to an article on Sitel.com dated 8 April 2018, the National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia plans to replace the existing 10- and 50-denar paper notes with new polymer notes on 15 May 2018.

Courtesy of Martin Grupcev.

Czech Republic new 100-korun commemorative note design competition announced

The Česká Národní Banka held a competition to design a new 100-korun banknote featuring Alois Rasin to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Czechoslovak currency. On 1 March 2018, the bank announced its decision to approve the following design submitted by painter Eva Hašková. The new note will circulate in parallel with the normal issues beginning in 2019.

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Courtesy of Mojmir Cerny.

Swaziland new date (06.09.2017) 20-lilangeni note (B232c) confirmed

Swaziland_CBS_20_emalangeni_2017.09.06_B232c_P37_AB_3790166_fSwaziland_CBS_20_emalangeni_2017.09.06_B232c_P37_AB_3790166_r
Like B232b, but new date (6.9.2017). Prefix AB.

Courtesy of Andrew Roberts.

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Bangladesh new 70-taka commemorative note (B359) confirmed

This 70-taka note commemorates the “Developing Bangladesh” initiative.

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B359 (PNL): 70 taka (US$0.85)
Purple, orange, and green. Front: Bengali text; Sheikh Mujibur Rahman; map of Bangladesh; National Martyrs’ Monument in Savar; Betbunia Satellite Center. Back: Bengali and English text; Bangabandhu-1 Satellite in orbit above earth; Padma Bridge; Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina; bank logo. Windowed security thread with holographic bank logo and 100.. Watermark: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on pixelated background and electrotype bank logo and 100. Printer: (Security Printing Corporation). 140 x 62 mm.
a. 2018. Sig. 11. Intro: 22.03.2018.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn (http://www.facebook.com/myriakorea).


Bangladesh new date (2016) 10-taka note (B349g) confirmed

Bangladesh_BB_10_taka_2016.00.00_B349g_P54g_ঙঙ_7719177_fBangladesh_BB_10_taka_2016.00.00_B349g_P54g_ঙঙ_7719177_r
Like B349f, but new date (2016).

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn (http://www.facebook.com/myriakorea).


Bangladesh new sig/date (2017) 10-taka note (B349h) confirmed

Bangladesh_BB_10_taka_2017.00.00_B349h_P54_3496008_fBangladesh_BB_10_taka_2017.00.00_B349h_P54_3496008_r
Like B349g, but new sig and new date (2017).

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn (http://www.facebook.com/myriakorea).


Bangladesh new sig/date (2016) 500-taka note (B353g) confirmed

Bangladesh_BB_500_taka_2016.00.00_B353g_P58f_ঘঙ_2498997_fBangladesh_BB_500_taka_2016.00.00_B353g_P58f_ঘঙ_2498997_r
Like B353f, but new sig and new date (2016) and thread.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn (http://www.facebook.com/myriakorea).


Bangladesh new sig/date (2017) 500-taka note (B353i) confirmed

Bangladesh_BB_500_taka_2017.00.00_B353i_P58_ঘঞ_3364293_fBangladesh_BB_500_taka_2017.00.00_B353i_P58_ঘঞ_3364293_r
Like B353f, but new sig and new date (2017) and "old" thread.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn (http://www.facebook.com/myriakorea).


Bangladesh new date (2017) 1,000-taka note (B354h) confirmed

Bangladesh_BB_1000_taka_2017.00.00_B354h_P59_ঘখ_4759571_fBangladesh_BB_1000_taka_2017.00.00_B354h_P59_ঘখ_4759571_r
Like B354g, but new (2017).

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn (http://www.facebook.com/myriakorea).


Venezuela new bolívar soberano note family reported for 04.06.2018 introduction

On 22 March 2018, Venezuela announced that it would demonetize all preceding bolívar issues and replace them at a rate of 1,000:1 (effectively removing three zeroes) with a new currency called the bolívar soberano (sovereign bolivar), from 4 June to 4 July 2018. The new notes will come in eight denominations from 2 to 500 bolívars, without the adjective “soberano.”

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Courtesy of José Daniel Fernández, Dario Silva, Brian Lema, Massimo Accordi, Antje Bird, and Lawrence Honaker.


Venezuela new sig/date (13.12.2017) 100,000-bolívar note confirmed

Venezuela_BCV_100000_bolívares_2017.12.13_P100_A_59817417_fVenezuela_BCV_100000_bolívares_2017.12.13_P100_A_59817417_r
Like P100, but new signatures, new date (13 DE DICIEMBRE DE 2017), 4-mm wide holographic windowed security thread with BCV, and watermark of Simón Bolívar and electrotype BCV.

Courtesy of Dario Silva.


Venezuela new sig/date (13.12.2017) 20,000-bolívar note confirmed

Venezuela_BCV_20000_bolívares_2017.12.13_P99_A_63374441_fVenezuela_BCV_20000_bolívares_2017.12.13_P99_A_63374441_r
Like P99, but new signatures, new date (13 DE DICIEMBRE DE 2017), 1-mm wide windowed security thread, and denomination on front not in OVI.

Courtesy of Dario Silva.


Shlomo Tepper Collection of Palestine auction on 11.04.2018

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On 11 April 2018, Spink will hold a live auction in London of The Shlomo Tepper Collection of Palestine banknotes.

Barbados new date (31.07.2017) 20-dollar note (B235b) confirmed

Barbados_CBB_20_dollars_2017.07.31_B235b_P76_D91_049297_fBarbados_CBB_20_dollars_2017.07.31_B235b_P76_D91_049297_r
Like B235a, but new date (31 JULY 2017). Prefix D91.

Courtesy of Nin Cheun (Noteshobby).


Barbados new date (30.10.2017) 10-dollar note (B234b) confirmed

Barbados_CBB_10_dollars_2017.10.30_B234b_P75_C48_650059_fBarbados_CBB_10_dollars_2017.10.30_B234b_P75_C48_650059_r
Like B234a, but new date (30 OCTOBER 2017). Prefix C48.

Courtesy of Nin Cheun (Noteshobby).


Barbados new date (30.10.2017) 5-dollar note (B233b) confirmed

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Like B232a, but new date (30 OCTOBER 2017). Prefix G64.

Courtesy of Nin Cheun (Noteshobby).


Barbados new date (15.12.2016) 2-dollar note (B232b) confirmed

Barbados_CBB_2_dollars_2016.12.15_B232b_P73_H62_830761_fBarbados_CBB_2_dollars_2016.12.15_B232b_P73_H62_830761_r
Like B232a, but new date (15 DECEMBER 2016). Prefix H62.

Courtesy of Nin Cheun (Noteshobby).


Philippines new date (2018) 100-peso note confirmed

Philippines_BSP_100_pesos_2018.00.00_B1086b_PNL_DH_666666_fPhilippines_BSP_100_pesos_2018.00.00_B1086b_PNL_DH_666666_r
Like 2017-dated NGC Enhanced note, but new date (2018). Prefix DH.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Yemen new 1,000-rial note (B130) confirmed

Yemen_CBY_1000_rials_2017.00.00_B130a_PNL_A-53_7748064_fYemen_CBY_1000_rials_2017.00.00_B130a_PNL_A-53_7748064_r
Like B129, but the physical size reduced, and the security features changed.

Courtesy of Eyad Alali.

Republic of Ireland chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

Ireland Republic cover
The Republic of Ireland chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$9.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

This 21-page catalog covers notes issued by the Currency Commission (Coimisiún Airgid Reatha) from 1928 to 1942, and the Central Bank of Ireland (Banc Ceannais na hÉireann) from 1943 to 2001. Published 31.03.2018.

Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and background information, full-color images, and accurate valuations. The Banknote Book also features:
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  • Printer imprint reproduced exactly as on note
  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
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Demerary and Essequebo chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

Demerary and Essequebo cover
The Demerary and Essequebo chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$0.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

This 4-page catalog covers notes issued by the Colonies of Demerary and Essequebo from 1809 to 1830. Published 29.03.2018.

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  • Specific identification of all vignette elements
  • Security features described in full
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  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
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Romania new coat of arms/date (2018) 100-leu note confirmed

Romania_BNR_100_lei_2018.01.01_PNL_182F_4703955_fRomania_BNR_100_lei_2018.01.01_PNL_182F_4703955_r
Like P121, but new date: 1 ianuarie 2018 / (20)18; and new coat of arms with crowned eagle.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Marius Rosca (Pecunia Auctions/www.ebancnote.ro).

West African States new sig/date (2017) 500-franc note (B120Cf) confirmed

West_African_States_BC_500_francs_2017.00.00_B120Cf_P319C_C_17161498161_fWest_African_States_BC_500_francs_2017.00.00_B120Cf_P319C_C_17161498161_r
Like B120Ce, but new signatures and new date (20)17.

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.



West African States new sig/date (2017) 1,000-franc note (B121Sq) confirmed

West_African_States_BC_1000_francs_2017.00.00_B121Sq_P915S_17400127783_fWest_African_States_BC_1000_francs_2017.00.00_B121Sq_P915S_17400127783_r
Like B121Sp, but new signatures and new date (20)17.

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.



West African States new sig/date (2017) 2,000-franc note (B122Cq) confirmed

West_African_States_BC_2000_francs_2017.00.00_B122Cq_P316C_17154027274_fWest_African_States_BC_2000_francs_2017.00.00_B122Cq_P316C_17154027274_r
Like B122Cq, but new signatures and new date (20)17.

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.



India new date (2018) 20-rupee note (B293d) confirmed

India_RBI_20_rupees_2018.00.00_B293d_PNL_76M_984786_L_f
India_RBI_20_rupees_2018.00.00_B293d_PNL_76M_984786_L_r
Like B293c, but new date (2018).

Courtesy of Mohamed Ibrahim.

Netherlands Antilles new date (01.08.2016) 10-gulden note (B225h) confirmed

Netherlands_Antilles_BNA_10_gulden_2016.08.01_B225h_P28_2287258956_f
Netherlands_Antilles_BNA_10_gulden_2016.08.01_B225h_P28_2287258956_r
Like B225g, but new date (1 augustus 2016).

Courtesy of Wally Myers.

Somalia new sig/date (1989) 100-shilling note (B310g) confirmed

Somalia_CBS_100_shillings_1989.00.00_B310f_P35d_D236_259267_fSomalia_CBS_100_shillings_1989.00.00_B310f_P35d_D243_198870_f
The top note is B310f, dated 1989 with signature 5, confirmed with series D171 - D236. The bottom note B310g is also dated 1989, but has earlier signature 4, and series D242 - D248. If anyone has other examples of this note dated 1989 with signature 4, please send scans so the series ranges can be determined.

Pakistan new date (2018) 10-rupee note (B231q) confirmed

Like B231p, but new date (2018). Prefix AWM.

Courtesy of Muhammad Zeeshan Yameen.

Nigeria new date (2018) 200-naira note (B227x) confirmed

Nigeria_CBN_200_naira_2018.00.00_B227x_P29_AG-97_391852_f
Like B227w, but new date (2018). Prefix AG/97.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Switzerland new 200-franc note to be unveiled 15.08.2018

According to a press release dated 19 March 2018, the Swiss National Bank plans to unveil the design of its new 200-franc note on 15 August 2018, and introduce the note into circulation on 22 August 2018.

Courtesy of Christof Zellweger.

Ethiopia new date (2017) 5-birr note (B331f) confirmed

Ethiopia_NBE_5_birr_2017.00.00_B331f_P47_DB_3822302_f
Ethiopia_NBE_5_birr_2017.00.00_B331f_P47_DB_3822302_r
Like B331e, but new date (2009/2017). Prefix DG.

Courtesy of Numisnota (http://numisnota.eu).


Philippines revised 100-peso note confirmed

Philippines_BSP_100_pesos_2017.00.00_B1086a_PNL_EX_611446_f
Philippines_BSP_100_pesos_2017.00.00_B1086a_PNL_EX_611446_r
Like P222, but changes in the format of the scientific name on back, and the year at left center front in larger font size. Prefix EX.

Courtesy of Юрий Колесников.

Philippines new date (2017F) 20-peso note confirmed

Philippines_BSP_20_pesos_2017G.00.00_B1077_P206_EN_413052_f
Philippines_BSP_20_pesos_2017G.00.00_B1077_P206_EN_413052_r
Like P206, but new date (2017F). Prefix EN.

Courtesy of Юрий Колесников.

Philippines revised 1,000-peso note confirmed

Philippines_BSP_1000_pesos_2017.00.00_B1089a_PNL_NE_560590_f
Philippines_BSP_1000_pesos_2017.00.00_B1089a_PNL_NE_560590_r
Like P211, but changes in the format of the scientific name on back, the year at left center front in larger font size, and without MEDAL OF HONOR at lower center front.

Courtesy of Max Keller.

Ireland may stop printing euro banknotes

According to an RTE article dated 9 March 2018, the board of the Central Bank of Ireland is considering a recommendation to stop printing euro banknotes at the bank's Currency Centre in Sandyford, Co Dublin. Ireland would continue to use euro banknotes printed elsewhere.

Courtesy of Jim Chen.

Venezuela new watermark 100,000-bolívar note reportedly introduced 14.03.2018

According to a press release dated 12 March 2018, El Banco Central de Venezuela has introduced a 100,000-bolivar note like the one dated 7 DE SEPTEMBRE DE 2017, but with a revised watermark of a new portrait of Simón Bolívar and electrotype BCV instead of electrotype 100.

Courtesy of José Daniel Fernández.

Ukraine to replace 1, 2, 5, and 10 kryven notes with coins

On 14 March 2018, the National Bank of Ukraine announced that it will stop printing and issuing banknotes of 1, 2, 5, and 10 hryven, and will gradually replace worn notes with coins of the same denominations.

Courtesy of Dmytry Nevmyvako.



Thailand new note family (B193 - B197) scheduled for April and July 2018 introduction

According to a press release dated 8 March 2018, the Bank of Thailand plans to introduce the 17th series of notes. The fronts feature the new king, Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, and the backs features two kings in order of reign, along with images of memorable royal duties. The three lower denominations will be introduced 6 April 2018, followed by the two larger denominations on 28 July 2018.

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Canada unveils new 10-dollar note (B379) to be introduced late 2018

On 8 March 2018, International Women’s Day, the Bank of Canada unveiled the design of a new 10-dollar polymer note featuring Viola Desmond, a successful black Nova Scotian businesswoman who challenged racial segregation in 1946. The note is the first regular issue Canadian note to feature an iconic woman, and the first vertically oriented design.
With the issuance of this new 10-dollar note, the Bank of Canada’s approach to issuing bank notes is changing. Rather than issuing all five denominations within a short time frame, a new note will be issued every few years, allowing the integration of the latest security features each time a new note is issued. The next 5-dollar note will also feature a new iconic portrait subject and supporting imagery. Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, and first francophone Prime Minister, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, will be honored on higher value banknotes when they are redesigned. These changes mean that former prime ministers William Lyon Mackenzie King and Sir Robert Borden will no longer be portrayed on banknotes. The 20-dollar denomination will continue to feature the reigning monarch.



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Congo Democratic Republic new sig/date (30.06.2013) 200-franc note (B321c) confirmed

Congo_Democratic_Republic_BCC_200_francs_2013.06.30_B321c_P99_NC_3527191_L_fCongo_Democratic_Republic_BCC_200_francs_2013.06.30_B321c_P99_NC_3527191_L_r
Like B321b, but new date (30.06.2013), new signature, and new imprint (GIESECKE & DEVRIENT / MUNICH). Prefix/suffix NC/L.

Courtesy of Andrew Roberts.


Haiti new sig/date (2015) 1,000-gourde note (B837f) confirmed

Haiti_BRH_1000_gourdes_2015.00.00_B837f_P278_CG_383471_fHaiti_BRH_1000_gourdes_2015.00.00_B837f_P278_CG_383471_r
Like B837e, but new date (2015) and new signatures. Prefix CG.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.



Saudi Arabia new sig/date (2016) 1-riyal note (B130d) confirmed

Saudi_Arabia_SAMA_1_riyal_2016.00.00_B130d_P31_1552_991453_f
Saudi_Arabia_SAMA_1_riyal_2016.00.00_B130d_P31_1552_991453_r
Like B130c, but new date (١٤٣٨/2016) and new signatures. Prefix 1528 - 1562.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn (http://www.facebook.com/myriakorea).

Mexico new sig/date (12.07.2016) 50-peso note confirmed

Mexico_BDM_50_pesos_2016.07.12_B712g_P123A_V_Y3870733_fMexico_BDM_50_pesos_2016.07.12_B712g_P123A_V_Y3870733_r
Like P123A, but with new date (12. JUL. 2016). Series V.

Courtesy of Sabine Leuenberger ().

Hungary upgraded 1,000-forint note (B588) confirmed introduced 01.03.2018

According to a press release, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank unveiled a new 1,000-forint note with enhanced security features to be introduced 1 March 2018. The existing notes of the same denomination will be withdrawn starting 1 November 2018, and will be demonetized 1 November 2038.

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Hungary_MNB_1000_forint_2017.00.00_B588a_PNL_DB_6823809_r

Courtesy of Ilkka Malmi, Antje Bird, and Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).


Colombia new date (02.08.2014) 5,000-peso note confirmed

Colombia_BDR_5000_pesos_2014.08.02_P452_25757882_fColombia_BDR_5000_pesos_2014.08.02_P452_25757882_r
Like P452, but new date (2 DE AGOSTO DE 2014).

Courtesy of Andres Collazos.

Cayman Islands new sig/date (2014) 50-dollar note (B222b) confirmed

Cayman_Islands_CIMA_50_dollars_2014.00.00_B222b_P42_D-2_000610_fCayman_Islands_CIMA_50_dollars_2014.00.00_B222b_P42_D-2_000610_r
Like B222a, but new date (2014) and new signatures. Prefix D/2.

Courtesy of Sabine Leuenberger ().

Cayman Islands new sig/date (2014) 25-dollar note (B221b) confirmed

Cayman_Islands_CIMA_25_dollars_2014.00.00_B221b_P41_D-2_000619_fCayman_Islands_CIMA_25_dollars_2014.00.00_B221b_P41_D-2_000619_r
Like B221a, but new date (2014) and new signatures. Prefix D/2.

Courtesy of Sabine Leuenberger ().

Swaziland new 100- and 200-lilangeni notes (B237, B238) confirmed introduced February 2018

According to a 14 December 2017 article in Swazi Observer, the Central Bank of Swaziland intended to introduce the following two new banknotes in February 2018.

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Swaziland_CBS_200_emalangeni_2017.09.06_B238a_PNL_AA_0012917_r

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson and Murtaza Karimjee (www.africanbanknotes.blogspot.com).

Italy chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

Italy cover
The Italy chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$9.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

This 52-page catalog covers notes issued by the Consorzio degli Istituti di Emissione (Consortium of Issuing Institutes) in 1874, Biglietti Già Consorziale (Former Banknote Consortium) in 1881, Ministero del Tesoro (Ministry of the Treasury) from 1882 to 1979, Banca d’Italia (Bank of Italy) from 1896 to 1997, Cassa Veneta dei Prestiti (Venetian Loan Office) in 1918, and Allied Military Currency in 1943. Published 02.03.2018.

Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and background information, full-color images, and accurate valuations. The Banknote Book also features:
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  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
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Trans-Dniester new 1-ruble commemorative note (B225) confirmed

On 19 February 2018, the Trans-Dniester Republican Bank introduced a 1-ruble banknote commemorating the 100th anniversary of the armed forces. 1,500 pieces were issued into circulation and 1,000 pieces were sold as numismatic products.

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Courtesy of Дмитрий Невмывако.

Liberia new date (2017) 500-dollar note (B316b) confirmed

Liberia_CBL_500_dollars_2017.00.00_B316b_PNL_AA_2080001_fLiberia_CBL_500_dollars_2017.00.00_B316b_PNL_AA_2080001_r
Like B316a, but new date (2017). Prefix AA.

Courtesy of Numisnota (http://numisnota.eu).

Liberia new date (2017) 100-dollar note (B315b) confirmed

Liberia_CBL_100_dollars_2017.00.00_B315b_P35_AC_6854801_fLiberia_CBL_100_dollars_2017.00.00_B315b_P35_AC_6854801_r
Like B315a, but new date (2017). Prefix AC.

Courtesy of Numisnota (http://numisnota.eu).

Liberia new date (2017) 50-dollar note (B314b) confirmed

Liberia_CBL_50_dollars_2017.00.00_B314b_P34_AD_0170901_fLiberia_CBL_50_dollars_2017.00.00_B314b_P34_AD_0170901_r
Like B314a, but new date (2017). Prefix AD.

Courtesy of Numisnota (http://numisnota.eu).

Liberia new date (2017) 5-dollar note (B311b) confirmed

Liberia_CBL_5_dollars_2017.00.00_B311b_P31_AB_8756901_f
Liberia_CBL_5_dollars_2017.00.00_B311b_P31_AB_8756901_r
Like B311a, but new date (2017). Prefix AB.

Courtesy of Numisnota (http://numisnota.eu).

India new date (2018) 50-rupee note (B300b) confirmed

India_RBI_50_rupees_2018.00.00_B300b_PNL_9CA_241888_fIndia_RBI_50_rupees_2018.00.00_B300b_PNL_9CA_241888_r
Like B300a, but new date (2018). No inset letter.

Courtesy of Mohamed Ibrahim.

IBNS opens voting for Banknote of 2017 award

Members of the International Bank Note Society (IBNS) have until 25 March 2018 to vote for the Banknote of 2017 award.

Peru new 200-nuevo sol note confirmed

Peru_BCRP_200_nuevos_soles_2012.03.22_PNL_A_5968904_B_f
Peru_BCRP_200_nuevos_soles_2012.03.22_PNL_A_5968904_B_r
Like P186, but new date (22 DE MARZO DE 2012), new signatures, and vertical 200 on front in OVI. Prefix/suffix A/B.

Courtesy of Francisco Alcover ().

India new date (2018) 10-rupee note (B298b) confirmed

India_RBI_10_rupees_2018.00.00_B298b_PNL_81G_590766_f
India_RBI_10_rupees_2018.00.00_B298b_PNL_81G_590766_r
Like B298a, but new date (2018). No inset letter.

Courtesy of Mohamed Ibrahim.

Denmark chooses French firm Oberthur Fiduciaire to produce new notes due in 2020

According to a 21 February 2018 press release, "Danmarks Nationalbank has chosen the French company Oberthur Fiduciaire SAS as its supplier of Danish banknotes from 2018. The contract has been signed as a four-year framework agreement, with the option that it may be extended for a further two years. The first Danish banknotes printed by Oberthur Fiduciaire are expected to be put into circulation in 2020."

Armenia 500-dram and Kyrgyzstan 2,000-som notes win Regional Banknote of the Year 2018

According to a 21 February 2018 press release, the organizers of High Security Printing EMEA, Reconnaissance, revealed the 2018 winners of the Regional Banknote of the Year during the gala dinner at the conference in Warsaw, Poland.

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Armenia BNP301

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Kyrgyzstan B234

Haiti new sig/date (2015) 25-gourde note (B839f) confirmed

Haiti_BRH_25_gourdes_2015.00.00_B839f_P266_HB_195232_fHaiti_BRH_25_gourdes_2015.00.00_B839f_P266_HB_195232_r
Like B839e, but new date (2015), new signatures. Prefix HB.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn (http://www.facebook.com/myriakorea).


Uruguay new 5,000-peso uruguayo note (B551.5) confirmed

Uruguay_BCU_5000_pesos_uruguayos_2005.00.00_B551.5as_PNLs_A_00000000_516_f
Uruguay_BCU_5000_pesos_uruguayos_2005.00.00_B551.5as_PNLs_A_00000000_516_r
Previously unknown and unissued 5,000-peso denomination dated 2005, series A.

Courtesy of Urs Graf and Lyn Knight Auctions.

Brunei new date (2016) 1-dollar note (B301c) confirmed

Brunei_AMBD_1_dollar_2016.00.00_B301c_P35_D-38_643915_fBrunei_AMBD_1_dollar_2016.00.00_B301c_P35_D-38_643915_r
Like B301b, but new date (2016). Prefix D/37, D/38.

Courtesy of Marcus Feaver.

Bhutan new 100-ngultrum commemorative note (BNP202) confirmed

According to a press release, these banknotes commemorate the first anniversary of the birth of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey, Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck. 1,000,000 notes were printed and sold in folders.

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BNP202 (PNL): 100 ngultrum (US$1.50)
Yellow, gold, blue, and red. Front: King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema; Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck. Back: Mountains; dragon. Solid security thread. Watermark: Jigme Singye Wangchuck with electrotype swirl. Printer: (Orell Fussli). 146 x 70 mm.
a. 05.02.2016. Signature 7. Prefix RB (royal birth). Intro: 05.02.2018.

Courtesy of Gylfi Snorrason and Ajay Rawat.

Denmark new date (2016) 500-kroner note (B938d) confirmed

Denmark_DN_500_kroner_2016.00.00_B938d_P68d_A7_538997_B_f
Like B938c, but new date (2016). Prefix A7.

Courtesy of Frede Hansen.

Mauritius new date (2017) 1,000-rupee note (B429d) confirmed

Mauritius_BOM_1000_rupees_2017.00.00_B429d_P63_CA_275519_f
Like B429c, but new date (2017). Prefix CA.

Courtesy of Owen Griffiths.

Mauritius new sig/date (2017) 100-rupee note (B422h) confirmed

Mauritius_BOM_100_rupees_2017.00.00_B422h_P56_DR_269932_f
Like B422g, but new signatures and new date (2017). Prefix DR.

Courtesy of Owen Griffiths.

Australia new 50-dollar note (B233) reported for October 2018 introduction

According to a 15 February 2018 press release, the Reserve Bank of Australia has unveiled the design of a new 50-dollar polymer note to be introduced in October 2018.

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Courtesy of Trevor Wilkin.

Sierra Leone new note family reported for 2021 introduction

According to a 14 February 2018 article on Awoko, the Bank of Sierra Leone announced plans to introduce redesigned banknotes in 2021 to celebrate the country's 60th anniversary of independence. The new notes will depict past presidents, including Ahmad Tejan Kabbah on the 5,000-leone note and Ernest Bai Koroma on the 10,000-leone note. No word on whether the bank will continue to produce 1,000- and 2,000-leone denominations, with face values of only US$0.15 and US$0.25, respectively.

Botswana new 10-pula polymer note (B129) confirmed

Botswana_BOB_10_pula_2018.00.00_B129a_PNL_AE_0091111_f
Botswana_BOB_10_pula_2018.00.00_B129a_PNL_AE_0091111_r
Like B124, but printed on polymer. new date (2018), and new signatures. Prefix AE.
This is Botswana’s first polymer note, and the first note in the world with Gemini Microtext.
Botswana-$10-(2016)-Gemini-UV-detail

Courtesy of .

Venezuela new sig/date (23.03.2017) 5,000-bolívar note confirmed

Venezuela_BCV_5000_bolívares_2017.03.23_PNL_B_96849870_fVenezuela_BCV_5000_bolívares_2017.03.23_PNL_B_96849870_r
Like note dated 18 DE AGOSTO DE 2016, but with new date (23 DE MARZO DE 2017) and new signatures. Prefix B.

Courtesy of Olexandr Danishenko.

Sudan new sig/date (00.03.2017) 2-pound note (B407c) confirmed

Sudan_CBS_2_sudanese_pounds_2017.03.00_B407c_P70_BF_275757373_fSudan_CBS_2_sudanese_pounds_2017.03.00_B407c_P70_BF_275757373_r
Like B407b, but new date (MARCH 2017) and new signature. Prefix BF.

Courtesy of John Miskell.

South Africa new Mandela commemorative note family reported for 18.07.2018 introduction

According to a 11 February 2018 press release, on 18 July 2018 the South African Reserve Bank plans to introduce new banknotes to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela. The commemorative notes will circulate in parallel with the exiting issues.

Guatemala new date (20.03.2013) 50-quetzal note confirmed

Guatemala_BDG_50_quetzales_2013.03.20_B408b_P126_F_58332046_B_fGuatemala_BDG_50_quetzales_2013.03.20_B408b_P126_F_58332046_B_r
Like 2012-dated note, but new date (20 DE MARZO DE 2013), new printer imprint (OBERTHUR fiduciaire), and sans serif font for lower right s/n.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Guatemala new sig/date (28.01.2015) 20-quetzal note confirmed

Guatemala_BDG_20_quetzales_2015.01.28_B407b_PNL_E_38813881_D_fGuatemala_BDG_20_quetzales_2015.01.28_B407b_PNL_E_38813881_D_r
Like 2014-dated note, but new date (28 DE ENERO DE 2015) and new signatures.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Jamaica new date (01.06.2017) 50-dollar note (B249c) confirmed

Jamaica_BOJ_50_dollars_2017.06.01_B249c_P94_WA_640749_fJamaica_BOJ_50_dollars_2017.06.01_B249c_P94_WA_640749_r
Like B249b, but new date (01.06.2017). Prefix WA.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Sri Lanka new 1,000-rupee commemorative note (B130) confirmed introduced 04.02.2018

On 4 February 2018, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka began issuing 5 million 1,000-rupee notes commemorating the 70th Independence Celebration. The note is like B127, but with a Celebrating Diversity logo instead of a butterfly at the lower left front, new vignettes at center front, new date, and serial numbers from S70/1 000001- S70/5 1000000.

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Courtesy of Igor Tereshkov, Aidan Work, and 钞票百科 (Chaopiaobaike).


Albania new 10,000-lek note reportedly approved

According to a 7 December 2017 report in Albanian Daily News, the Banka e Shqiperise has approved a design of a new 10,000-lek note featuring poet Aleksandër Stavre Drenova, known by the pen name Asdreni. No word yet on when the note is expected to be introduced into circulation.

Courtesy of Nick Meister.

Singapore new symbol (one diamond) 5-dollar note (B209e) confirmed

Singapore_MAS_5_dollars_2007.05.18_B209e_P47_5AK_345547_fSingapore_MAS_5_dollars_2007.05.18_B209e_P47_5AK_345547_r
Like B209d, but one diamond on back. Prefix 5AK.

Courtesy of KK Lim ().


Pakistan new sig 10- to 5,000-rupee notes confirmed

Pakistan_SBP_10_rupees_2017.00.00_B231p_P45_ATM_6763018_fPakistan_SBP_20_rupees_2017.00.00_B233o_P55_JR_0030506_fPakistan_SBP_100_rupees_2017.00.00_B235p_P48_PC_7049840_fPakistan_SBP_500_rupees_2017.00.00_B237m_P49A_GF_4126393_fPakistan_SBP_1000_rupees_2017.00.00_B238p_P50_MY_1569112_fPakistan_SBP_5000_rupees_2017.00.00_B239k_P51_AY_1229579_f
Like preceding issues dated 2017, but with new signature.

Courtesy of Chris Hall.

Peru new 10-sol note confirmed introduced 04.12.2017

Peru_BCRP_10_soles_2016.03.10_PNL_C_1827782_P_fPeru_BCRP_10_soles_2016.03.10_PNL_C_1827782_P_r
Like P187, but denominated in soles, not nuevos soles. Dated 10 DE MARZO DE 2016.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Peru new 100-sol note confirmed introduced 04.12.2017

Peru_BCRP_100_soles_2015.02.19_PNL_C_0016962_D_fPeru_BCRP_100_soles_2015.02.19_PNL_C_0016962_D_r
Like P190, but denominated in soles, not nuevos soles. Dated 19 DE FEBRERO DE 2015.

Courtesy of Juan Carlos and Thomas Augustsson.

Costa Rica new sig/date (16.09.2015) 2,000-colon note (B559c) confirmed

Costa_Rica_BCCR_2000_colones_2015.09.16_B558c_P275_A_067827402_f
Costa_Rica_BCCR_2000_colones_2015.09.16_B558c_P275_A_067827402_r
Like B559b, but new date (16 de setiembre de 2015) and new signatures. Series A.

Courtesy of Nin Cheun (Noteshobby).


Albania new sig/date (2015) 500-lek note (B317c) confirmed

Albania_BES_500_leke_2015.00.00_B317c_P72_KU_936448_f
Albania_BES_500_leke_2015.00.00_B317c_P72_KU_936448_r
Like B317b, but new date (2015), new signatures, 2.0-mm wide security thread, and umlauts added to SHQIPËRISË (Albania) and PESËQIND LEKË (five hundred lek). Prefix KU.

Courtesy of Nick Meister.

Mauritius new date (2017) 500-rupee note (B432c) confirmed

Mauritius_BOM_500_rupees_2016.00.00_B432b_P66_PF_789520_f
Mauritius_BOM_500_rupees_2016.00.00_B432b_P66_PF_789520_r
Like B432b, but new date (2017). Prefix PF.

Courtesy of Alex Zlotin.

Afghanistan new sig/date (2016) 20-afghani note (B360c) confirmed

Afghanistan_DAB_20_afghanis_2016.00.00_B360c_P68_11_0451149_fAfghanistan_DAB_20_afghanis_2016.00.00_B360c_P68_11_0451149_r
Like B360b, but new signatures, new date (2016).

Courtesy of Dmitry Svobodin.

Czech Republic to unveil enhanced security 100- and 200-korun notes in May 2018

According to a 30 January 2018 press release, the Česká Národní Banka will issue new versions of the 100- and 200-korun notes with enhanced security features. Further details to follow in May 2018. Existing notes will circulate in parallel.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Singapore new symbol 100-dollar note (B206i) confirmed

Singapore_MAS_100_dollars_2009.00.00_B206i_P50_3AY_786490_fSingapore_MAS_100_dollars_2009.00.00_B206i_P50_3AY_786490_r
Like B206h, but with two stars at lower left back.

Courtesy of KK Lim ().

Singapore new symbol 10-dollar note (B210m) confirmed

Singapore_MAS_10_dollars_2008.02.01_B210m_P48_6CN_384740_f
Singapore_MAS_10_dollars_2008.02.01_B210m_P48_6CN_384740_r
Like B210l, but with inverted triangle at lower left back.

Courtesy of KK Lim ().

Germany chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

Germany cover
The Germany chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$9.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

This 91-page catalog covers notes issued by the Reichsschuldenverwaltung (Imperial Debt Office) from 1874 to 1923, Reichsbank (Imperial Bank) from 1876 to 1945, Rentenbank (Stabilization Bank) from 1923 to 1939, Deutsche Golddiskontbank (German Gold Discount Bank) in 1924, Allied Military Currency in 1944, Régie des Chemins de Fer des Territoires Occupés (Occupied Territories Railway Company) in 1923, Reichskreditkasse (Imperial Credit Bank) from 1939 to 1945, Deutsches Wehrmacht (German Armed Forces) from 1940 to 1942, Sächsische Staatsbank (State Bank of Saxony) in 1945, Reichsverteidigungsbezirke Sudetenland und Niederschlesien (Imperial Defense District of the Sudetenland and Lower Silesia) in 1945, Trésor Français (French Treasury) in 1947, Baden Staatsschuldenverwaltung (Baden State Debt Administration) in 1947, Rheinland-Pfalz Landesregierung (Government of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate) in 1947, and Württemberg-Hohenzollern Finanzministerium (Finance Ministry of Württemberg-Hohenzollern) in 1947. Published 02.02.2018.

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  • Specific identification of all vignette elements
  • Security features described in full
  • Printer imprint reproduced exactly as on note
  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
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Malaysia new signature 10-ringgit note (B151b) confirmed

Malaysia_BNM_10_ringgit_2012.07.16_B151b_P53_EF_6138383_fMalaysia_BNM_10_ringgit_2012.07.16_B151b_P53_EF_6138383_r
Like B151a, but new signature. Prefix EF.

Courtesy of Sam Hong.

Saudi Arabia new sig/date (2017) 5-riyal note (B136b) confirmed

Saudi_Arabia_SAMA_5_riyals_2017.00.00_B136b_PNL_A_106921000_fSaudi_Arabia_SAMA_5_riyals_2017.00.00_B136b_PNL_A_106921000_r
Like B136a, but new date (١٤٣٨/2017) and new signatures. Prefix A.

Courtesy of Liza Zapata (Numisbing).

Vietnam new date (2017) 50,000-dong note (B345i) confirmed

Vietnam_SBV_50000_dong_2017.00.00_B345j_P121_XS_17000017_fVietnam_SBV_50000_dong_2017.00.00_B345j_P121_XS_17000017_r
Like B345i, but new date.

Courtesy of Don Ludwig and Stane Štraus (www.polymernotes.org).


Vietnam new date (2018) 10,000-dong note (B343k) confirmed

Vietnam_SBV_10000_dong_2018.00.00_B343k_P119_II_18888805_fVietnam_SBV_10000_dong_2018.00.00_B343k_P119_II_18888805_r
Like B343j, but new date.

Courtesy of Don Ludwig and Stane Štraus (www.polymernotes.org).


Vietnam new date (2017) 100,000-dong note (B346k) confirmed

Vietnam_SBV_100000_dong_2017.00.00_B346k_P122_IQ_17000001_fVietnam_SBV_100000_dong_2017.00.00_B346k_P122_IQ_17000001_r
Like B346j, but new date.

Courtesy of Don Ludwig and Stane Štraus (www.polymernotes.org).


Vietnam new date (2017) 20,000-dong note (B344h) confirmed

Vietnam_SBV_20000_dong_2017.00.00_B344h_P120_WM_17777777_fVietnam_SBV_20000_dong_2017.00.00_B344h_P120_WM_17777777_r
Like B344g, but new date.

Courtesy of Don Ludwig and Stane Štraus (www.polymernotes.org).


Guatemala new date (20.03.2013) 5-quetzal note confirmed

Guatemala_BDG_5_quetzales_2013.03.20_B404d_P122_C_95896959_E_f
Guatemala_BDG_5_quetzales_2013.03.20_B404d_P122_C_95896959_E_r
Like P122, but new date (20 DE MARZO DE 2013) and new printer imprint (CANADIAN BANK NOTE).

Courtesy of Alex Zlotin and .


Uruguay new 1,000-peso uruguayo note (B557) confirmed

Uruguay_BCU_1000_pesos_uruguayos_2015.00.00_B557a_PNL_E_02495193_fUruguay_BCU_1000_pesos_uruguayos_2015.00.00_B557a_PNL_E_02495193_r
Like B550, but new date, new signatures, new printer imprint, and revised security features. Series E.

Courtesy of Arnoldo Efron (>).



Sierra Leone new date (04.08.2013) 2,000-leone note (B126b) confirmed

Sierra_Leone_BSL_2000_leones_2013.08.04_B126b_P31_EM_120976_fSierra_Leone_BSL_2000_leones_2013.08.04_B126b_P31_EM_120976_r
Like B126a, but new date (4th AUGUST 2013). Prefix EM.

Courtesy of Andrew Roberts.

United Arab Emirates new date (2016) 50-dirham note (B239b) confirmed

United_Arab_Emirates_CBA_50_dirhams_2016.00.00_B239b_P29_009_063786_f
United_Arab_Emirates_CBA_50_dirhams_2016.00.00_B239b_P29_009_063786_r
Like B239a, but new date (١٤٣٨)/2016. Prefix 009.

Courtesy of Shibu Paul (www.ebanknoteshop.com).

Brazil new signature 20-real note (B877c) confirmed

Brazil_BCB_20_reais_2010.00.00_B877b_P255_FF_010512298_fBrazil_BCB_20_reais_2010.00.00_B877b_P255_FF_010512298_r
Like B877b, but new signatures. Prefix FF.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Sao Tome and Principe new note family (B308-B313) confirmed introduced 01.01.2018

Sao_Tome_and_Principe_BCSTP_5_dobras_2016.10.21_B308a_PNL_AA_0337412_f
Sao_Tome_and_Principe_BCSTP_5_dobras_2016.10.21_B308a_PNL_AA_0337412_r
B308 (PNL): 5 dobras (US$0.20)
Purple. Front: Portuguese text; Acraea insularis butterfly; coat of arms; Banco Central headquarters building in São Tomé; Rei Amador embossed on clear window. Back: Portuguese text; stylized cocoa pod; Rei Amador embossed on clear window; butterflies; map of Sao Tome and Principe; Musaranho-fingui (Crocidura thomensis) São Tomé shrew. No security thread. Watermark (shadow image): None. Printer: (Thomas De La Rue). 130 x 67 mm. Polymer (Safeguard).
a. 21 de Outubro de 2016. Sig. 7. Prefix AA. Intro: 01.01.2018.

Sao_Tome_and_Principe_BCSTP_10_dobras_2016.10.21_B309a_PNL_AB_0494882_f
Sao_Tome_and_Principe_BCSTP_10_dobras_2016.10.21_B309a_PNL_AB_0494882_r
B309 (PNL): 10 dobras (US$0.45)
Red. Front: Portuguese text; Acraea niobe butterfly; coat of arms; Banco Central headquarters building in São Tomé; Rei Amador embossed on clear window. Back: Portuguese text; stylized cocoa pod; Rei Amador embossed on clear window; butterflies; map of Sao Tome and Principe; Tluqui-Sun-Dêçu (Prinia molleri) São Tomé prinia bird perched on branch. No security thread. Watermark (shadow image): None. Printer: (Thomas De La Rue). 135 x 67 mm. Polymer (Safeguard).
a. 21 de Outubro de 2016. Sig. 7. Prefix AB. Intro: 01.01.2018.

Sao_Tome_and_Principe_BCSTP_20_dobras_2016.10.21_B310a_PNL_AC_0707122_f
Sao_Tome_and_Principe_BCSTP_20_dobras_2016.10.21_B310a_PNL_AC_0707122_r
B310 (PNL): 20 dobras (US$0.90)
Green. Front: Portuguese text; Charaxes barnsi butterfly; coat of arms; Banco Central headquarters building in São Tomé; butterfly as registration device. Back: Portuguese text; stylized cocoa pod; butterfly; map of Sao Tome and Principe; Rã de S. Tomé (Hyperolius thomensis) Sao Tome giant treefrog clutching branch. Red-to-green windowed security thread with demetalized BCSTP. Watermark: Rei Amador and electrotype butterfly. Printer: (Thomas De La Rue). 140 x 67 mm.
a. 21 de Outubro de 2016. Sig. 7. Prefix AC. Intro: 01.01.2018.

Sao_Tome_and_Principe_BCSTP_50_dobras_2016.10.21_B311a_PNL_AD_0038682_f
Sao_Tome_and_Principe_BCSTP_50_dobras_2016.10.21_B311a_PNL_AD_0038682_r
B311 (PNL): 50 dobras (US$2.20)
Brown. Front: Portuguese text; Charaxes lemosi butterfly; coat of arms; Banco Central headquarters building in São Tomé; butterfly as registration device. Back: Portuguese text; stylized cocoa pod; butterfly; map of Sao Tome and Principe; Tchintchintchólò (Ploceus sanctithomae) São Tomé weaver perched on branch. Red-to-green windowed security thread with demetalized BCSTP. Watermark: Rei Amador and electrotype butterfly. Printer: (Thomas De La Rue). 145 x 67 mm.
a. 21 de Outubro de 2016. Sig. 7. Prefix AD. Intro: 01.01.2018.

Sao_Tome_and_Principe_BCSTP_100_dobras_2016.10.21_B312a_PNL_AE_0465612_f
Sao_Tome_and_Principe_BCSTP_100_dobras_2016.10.21_B312a_PNL_AE_0465612_r
B312 (PNL): 100 dobras (US$4.40)
Green. Front: Portuguese text; Charaxes odysseus butterfly; coat of arms; Banco Central headquarters building in São Tomé; holographic patch; butterfly as registration device. Back: Portuguese text; stylized cocoa pod; butterfly; map of Sao Tome and Principe; Macaco de S. Tomé (Cercophithecus mona) Mona monkey on branch. Red-to-green windowed security thread with demetalized BCSTP. Watermark: Rei Amador and electrotype butterfly. Printer: (Thomas De La Rue). 150 x 67 mm.
a. 21 de Outubro de 2016. Sig. 7. Prefix AE. Intro: 01.01.2018.

Sao_Tome_and_Principe_BCSTP_200_dobras_2016.10.21_B313a_PNL_AF_0065172_f
Sao_Tome_and_Principe_BCSTP_200_dobras_2016.10.21_B313a_PNL_AF_0065172_r
B313 (PNL): 200 dobras (US$8.80)
Dark red. Front: Portuguese text; Charaxes defulvata butterfly; coat of arms; Banco Central headquarters building in São Tomé; holographic patch; butterfly as registration device. Back: Portuguese text; stylized cocoa pod; butterfly; map of Sao Tome and Principe; Chibi-ficha (Anabathmis hartlaubii) Príncipe sunbird perched on branch. Red-to-green windowed security thread with demetalized BCSTP. Watermark: Rei Amador and electrotype butterfly. Printer: (Thomas De La Rue). 155 x 67 mm.
a. 21 de Outubro de 2016. Sig. 7. Prefix AF. Intro: 01.01.2018.

Courtesy of Manuel Pires Horta Rosa.

Kiau Chau chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

Kiau Chau cover
The Kiau Chau chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$4.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

This 7-page catalog covers notes issued by the Deutsch-Asiatische Bank (German-Asian Bank) from 1907 to 1914, and the Greater Japan Imperial Government in 1914. Published 19.01.2018.

Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and background information, full-color images, and accurate valuations. The Banknote Book also features:
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  • Face value or date of demonetization if no longer legal tender
  • Specific identification of all vignette elements
  • Security features described in full
  • Printer imprint reproduced exactly as on note
  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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Ukraine new 100-karbovantsiv numismatic product confirmed introduced 29.12.2017

On 29 December 2017, the National Bank of Ukraine introduced a souvenir 100-karbovantsiv note commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first Ukrainian banknotes. 80,000 notes in folders were offered for sale at 42 hryven each. An additional 20,000 notes were packaged in folders with a medal for 156 hryven each.

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Courtesy of Artem Shevchenko and Константин Бохонок.

Northern Ireland Ulster Bank new date (01.01.2015) 20-pound note (B938g) confirmed

Northern_Ireland_UBL_20_pounds_2015.01.01_B938g_P342_M_86513454_fNorthern_Ireland_UBL_20_pounds_2015.01.01_B938g_P342_M_86513454_r
Like B938f, but new date (1st JANUARY 2015). Prefix M.

Mauritania new 50- to 500-ouguiya notes (B126-B129) confirmed

Mauritania_BCM_50_ouguiya_2017.11.28_B126a_PNL_A_0773914_AB_f
Mauritania_BCM_50_ouguiya_2017.11.28_B126a_PNL_A_0773914_AB_r

Mauritania_BCM_100_ouguiya_2017.11.28_B127a_PNL_B_7708181_AA_f
Mauritania_BCM_100_ouguiya_2017.11.28_B127a_PNL_B_7708181_AA_r

Mauritania_BCM_200_ouguiya_2017.11.28_B128a_PNL_C_5506991_AA_f
Mauritania_BCM_200_ouguiya_2017.11.28_B128a_PNL_C_5506991_AA_r

Mauritania_BCM_500_ouguiya_2017.11.28_B129a_PNL_D_3001422_AA_f
Mauritania_BCM_500_ouguiya_2017.11.28_B129a_PNL_D_3001422_AA_r

Courtesy of Numisnota.

Colombia new date (02.08.2016) 50,000-peso note confirmed

Colombia_BDR_50000_pesos_2016.08.02_BNL_PNL_AC_06904521_f
Colombia_BDR_50000_pesos_2016.08.02_BNL_PNL_AC_06904521_r
Like note dated 19 DE AGOSTO DE 2015, but with new date (2 DE AGOSTO DE 2016). Prefix AE.

Courtesy of Andrés Collazos.

Uruguay new 100-peso uruguayo note (B554) series G confirmed

Uruguay_BCU_100_pesos_uruguayos_2015.00.00_B554a_PNL_G_00013033_fUruguay_BCU_100_pesos_uruguayos_2015.00.00_B554a_PNL_G_00013033_r
Like B547, but new signature, new date, new imprint, and new security features.

Courtesy of Gustavo Fernández Artigas.

Bank of Scotland charity auction 10-pound notes confirmed

On 1 December 2017, Spink concluded an auction of new Bank of Scotland 10-pound notes to raise money for the charity Mental Health UK. There were two notes with special 8-character serial numbers chosen by the winning bidders, plus 36 other notes with prefixes and serial numbers designed to appeal to railroad enthusiasts. 18 notes each with BR (British Railway) and LMS (London Midland Scotland) prefixes were sold with serial numbers corresponding to the number on each of the Stanier Black 5 locomotives in preservation today. The LMS notes also feature an overprinted “totem” sign at upper left back corresponding to a station: Ardlui, Arrochar And Tarbet, Banavie, Bridge Of Orchy, Corrour, Crianlarich Upper, Fort William, Garelochhead, Glenfinnan, Helensburgh-Upper, Lochailort, Locheilside, Morar, Rannoch, Roy Bridge, Spean Bridge, Tulloch, and Tyndrum Upper.

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Courtesy of Olin Yeh.

Colombia new date (02.08.2016) 20,000-peso note confirmed

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Like note dated 19 DE AGOSTO DE 2015, but with new date (2 DE AGOSTO DE 2016). Prefix AC.

Courtesy of Andrés Collazos.

Malaysia new 60- and 600-ringgit numismatic products (BNP106, BNP107) reportedly introduced 05.01.2018

According to a 14 December 2017 press release, Bank Negara Malaysia is issuing commemorative banknotes in conjunction with the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Federation of Malaya Independence Agreement.

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The 600-ringgit note is larger than the Philippines 1998 100,000-peso note measuring 355 x 215 mm, which the Guinness Book of World Records heretofore considered to be the physically largest legal tender note ever issued.

60,000 60-ringgit notes were packaged in folders and sold for 120 ringgit each, with a limit of five per buyer.
6,000 uncut sheets of three 60-ringgit notes were also sold for 500 ringgit each, with a limit of one per buyer.
6,000 600-ringgit notes were packaged in folders and sold for 1,700 ringgit each, with a limit of one per buyer.

The public can place their orders online from 5 January 2018. In the event of oversubscription, balloting will take place. Banknotes with special serial numbers will be sold via public auction on 10 March 2018.

Courtesy of Liew Siang Ping, Stane Straus, Dmytry Nevmyvako, Zhao Jiarui, Ajay Rawat, and Thomas Augustsson.

Romania new crowned eagle notes reportedly introduced 01.01.2018

On 8 June 2016, the Romanian parliament adopted a draft law which restores the crown on the head of the gold eagle in the country’s coat of arms. Pursuant to the provisions of Articles 14 and 17 of Law No. 312/2004 on the Statute of the National Bank of Romania and of Law No. 146/2016 amending Law No. 102/1992 on the country’s coat of arms and seal, existing banknotes will continue to circulate in parallel with new notes and coins until 31 December 2018. Beginning 1 January 2018, Banca Nationala a Romaniei began issuing revised notes like the preceding issues, but with the new coat of arms and a new date.

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Courtesy of Alex Zlotin, Mihai Vulpe, and Daniel Mendea.

India new 10-rupee note (B298) confirmed introduced 05.01.2018

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Courtesy of Aditya Kulkarni, Dmytry Nevmyvako, and Mohamed Ibrahim.

Solomon Islands new 10-dollar gold coin note (BNP203) reportedly introduced 06.12.2017

According to a 6 December 2017 press release, the Central Bank of the Solomon Islands has issued a new 10-dollar note, the world’s first legal tender “gold coin note” (0.5 grams of .999 fine gold; worth approximately US$20 at spot price upon introduction). 20,000 pieces were produced in collaboration with the World Coin Association and MDM Group, a company based in Germany.

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Courtesy of Petar Blagojevic.



Solomon Islands new 10-dollar note (B222) confirmed introduced 29.11.2017

According to an article in the Solomon Star News dated 29 November 2017, the Central Bank of the Solomon Islands has introduced a new 10-dollar note printed by De La Rue.

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Courtesy of Igor Tereshkov.

Liberia new date (2017) 20-dollar note (B313b) confirmed

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Like B313a, but new date (2017). Prefix AC.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Liberia new date (2017) 10-dollar note (B312b) confirmed

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Like B312a, but new date (2017). Prefix AB.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Sudan new sig/date (00.03.2017) 10-pound note (B409c) confirmed

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Like B409b, but new signature and new date (MARCH 2017). Prefix DF.

Courtesy of Sabine Leuenberger ().