Saudi Arabia new sig/date (2017) 100-riyal note (B139b) confirmed

Like B139a, but new date (١٤٣٨ (AH1438)/2017) and new signatures (Ahmed Abdulkarim Alkholifey and Mohammed Al-Jadaan).

Courtesy of Ghassan Samman.

Bahamas new 3-dollar note (B350a) reported to be introduced 28.03.2019

According to a press release dated 21 March 2019, the Central Bank of The Bahamas will introduce a new 3-dollar note (B350a) on 28 March 2019, marking the first redesign of this denomination since 1984.

Azerbaijan new 10-manat note (B403a) reportedly introduced 18.03.2019

According to a press release, the Central Bank of the Republic of Azerbaijan introduced a new 10-manat note like the preceding issues (B316a), but with the bank’s new name in Azeri, and upgraded security features.



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SCWPM publisher F+W Media files for bankruptcy

According to a Coin World article dated 15 March 2019, “The firm F + W media, a major periodical and book publisher whose titles include Numismatic News, Bank Note Reporter, and the seminal references Standard Catalog of World Coins and Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to reconcile $105.2 million in outstanding debt. In its March 10 filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware in Wilmington, F + W Media cites just $2.5 million in cash on hand. The company plans to remain in operation while it plans liquidation of its holdings.”

West African States Mali new date (2018) 500-franc note (B120Dg) confirmed

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West_African_States_BC_500_francs_2018.00.00_B120Dg_P419D_D_18451179023_r
Like B120Df, but new date (2018).

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

West African States Mali new date (2018) 2,000-franc note (B122Dr) confirmed

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West_African_States_BC_2000_francs_2018.00.00_B122Dr_P416D_18451903737_r
Like B122Dq, but new date (2018).

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

West African States Mali new date (2018) 1,000-franc note (B121Dr) confirmed

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West_African_States_BC_1000_francs_2018.00.00_B121Dr_P415D_18452311965_r
Like B121Dq, but new date (2018).

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

Romania new date (2019) 100-leu note (B290b) confirmed

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Romania_BNR_100_lei_2018.01.01_B290a_PNL_194G_7037214_r
Like B290a, but new date (2019).

Courtesy of Marius Rosca (Pecunia Auctions SRL).

Uzbekistan new 100,000-som note (B216a) confirmed introduced 25.02.2019

According to a press release dated 16 February 2019, Uzbekistan plans to introduce a 100,000-som note (B216a) on 25 February 2019.

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Courtesy of Albert Vokhmin.

Cuba chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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This 66-page catalog covers notes issued by El Banco Español de la Habana (The Spanish Bank of Havana) from 1857 to 1892, El Tesoro de la Isla de Cuba (Treasury of the Island of Cuba) in 1891, El Banco Español de la Isla de Cuba (Spanish Bank of the Island of Cuba) from 1896 to 1897, Republica de Cuba (Republic of Cuba) from1934 to 1949, La Republica de Cuba (The Republic of Cuba) in 1869, Junta Central Republicana (Republican Central Committee) from 1869 to 1872, Banco Nacional de Cuba (National Bank of Cuba) from 1949 to 1995, and Banco Central de Cuba (Central Bank of Cuba) from 1997 to present. Revised 15.03.2019.

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Switzerland new 1,000-franc note (B360) confirmed introduced 13.03.2019

According to a press release dated 5 March 2019, the Swiss National Bank began issuing the new 1,000-franc note (B360) on 13 March 2019.

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“The inspiration behind the new banknote series is ‘The many facets of Switzerland’. Each denomination depicts a typically Swiss characteristic, which is then illustrated graphically using a range of elements. The 1000-franc note focuses on Switzerland’s communicative flair, as expressed by language, the note’s key motif. Core design elements are the hand and the globe, which appear on every denomination in the new series.
As with the banknotes currently in circulation, the ninth series consists of six denominations; the colour scheme, too, remains the same. Accordingly, the main colour of the new 1000- franc note is purple. However, the format has been modified – the new notes are smaller and thus easier to handle. The innovative combination of complex security features and sophisticated design provides state-of-the-art anti-counterfeiting protection.”

Courtesy of Christof Zellweger.

Sudan new possible date anomaly (B410d) reported

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The Arabic date ٢٠١٧ (2017) on front of 20-pound notes (B410d) is usually 2-mm tall (top), but a 3-mm tall date (bottom) has been observed on at least one note with prefix ER and serial number in 9000000 range. More examples are requested to determine if this anomaly is a true variety or perhaps a counterfeit.

Courtesy of John Miskell and philanote.

Mongolia new date (2018) 20-tögrög note (B431f) confirmed

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Mongolia_MB_20_togrog_2018.00.00_B431f_P63_AM_7301700_r
Like B431e, but new date (2018). Prefix AM.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Libya new 1-dinar commemorative note (B550a) confirmed introduced 18.02.2019

According to a press release dated 18 February 2019, the Central Bank of Libya has introduced a new polymer 1-dinar note (B550a) to commemorate the 8th anniversary of the revolution. The note is printed by De La Rue on its Safeguard substrate.

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Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

West African States new date (2018) 500-franc note (B120Sg) confirmed

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West_African_States_BC_500_francs_2018.00.00_B120Sg_P919S_S_18400455419_r
Like B120Sf, but new date (2018).

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

Guinea new 20,000-franc note (B344a) confirmed introduced 21.01.2019

According to a communiqué dated 5 February 2019, the Banque Centrale de la République de Guinée introduced a new 20,000-franc note on 21 January 2019. The new note retains the overall design of the preceding issues (B338a), but is physically smaller, has varnish coating for improved durability, two pigeons printed with a color-changing optical effect, and a gold-to-green security thread. The new note will circulate in parallel with the preceding issues.

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Courtesy of Sabine Leuenberger ().

Somalia new sig. 50-shilling note (B309g) confirmed

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Like B309f, but new signatures (Omar Ahmed Omar and Hassan Elmi Barkhadle). Series D190.

Courtesy of Thomas Neldner.

Algeria new 500-dinar note (B410a) confirmed

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Algeria_BOA_500_dinars_2018.11.01_B410_PNL_0002435017_10_0002_144700_r

Courtesy of Olexandr Danishenko (https://www.ebay.com/str/lembergzp).

Algeria new 1,000-dinar note (B411a) confirmed

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Algeria_BOA_1000_dinars_2018.12.01_B411a_PNL_0005272053_08_0004_25153_r

Courtesy of Jean-Michel Engels.

Ukraine new sig/date (2018) 500-hryvnia note (B855b) confirmed

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Ukraine_NBU_500_hryven_2018.00.00_B855b_P127_AL_2426447_r
Like B855a, but new signature (Yakiv Smolii) and new date (2018).

Courtesy of Vadim Tislenko.

West African States new date (2018) 5,000-franc note (B123Ar) confirmed

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West_African_States_BC_5000_francs_2018.00.00_B123Ar_P117A_18252602734_r
Like B123Aq, but new date (2018).

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

West African States new sig/date (2019) 500-franc note (B120Th) confirmed

West_African_States_BC_500_francs_2019.00.00_B120Th_P819T_T_19703135678_f
West_African_States_BC_500_francs_2019.00.00_B120Th_P819T_T_19703135678_r
Like B120Tg, but new date (2019) and new signature (Romuald Wadagni).

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

Nigeria new date (2018) 5-naira note (B234j) confirmed

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Nigeria_CBN_5_naira_2018.00.00_B234j_P38_DP_9102347_r
Like B234i, but new date (2018). Prefix DP.

Courtesy of Felix Ohmberger.

Paraguay new sig/date (2017) 10,000-guaraní note (B858c) confirmed

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Paraguay_BCP_10000_guaranies_2017.00.00_B858c_P224_I_00940986_r
Like B858b, but new date (2017) and new signatures. Prefix I.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Paraguay new sig/date (2017) 50,000-guaraní note (B863c) confirmed

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Paraguay_BCP_50000_guaranies_2017.00.00_B863c_P239_J_42377578_r
Like B863b, but new date (2017) and new signatures. Prefix J.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Northern Ireland Bank of Ireland new 5-pound note (B136a) confirmed

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Northern_Ireland_BOI_5_pounds_2017.05.31_B136a_PNL_AQ_037077_r

Courtesy of Stane Štraus (www.polymernotes.org).

Northern Ireland Bank of Ireland new 10-pound note (B137a) confirmed

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Northern_Ireland_BOI_10_pounds_2017.05.31_B137a_PNL_AV_299777_r

Courtesy of Stane Štraus (www.polymernotes.org).

West African States new date (2018) 10,000-franc note (B124Ar) confirmed

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West_African_States_BC_10000_francs_2018.00.00_B124Ar_P118A_18310133790_r
Like B124Aq, but new date (2018).

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

Brazil new printer imprint 2-real note (B874e) confirmed

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Brazil_BCB_2_reais_2010.00.00_B874e_P252_EA_017529601_r
Like B874d, but new vertical printer imprint (CASA DA MOEDA DO BRASIL) at lower right back. Prefix EA, EF.

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

Bangladesh improved security 100-taka note reported for introduction 07.03.2019

According to a 5 March 2019 article on United News of Bangladesh, on 7 March 2019 Bangladesh Bank plans to introduce a new 100-taka note like the existing issues (B352), but with a varnish coating to increase longevity.

Northern Ireland Danske Bank new 10-pound note (B503a) confirmed

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Northern_Ireland_DB_10_pounds_2017.07.06_B503a_PNL_AB_4529549_r

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Colombia new sig/date (29.08.2017) 50,000-peso note confirmed

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Colombia_BDR_50000_pesos_2017.08.29_BNL_P462_AJ_02054779_r
Like P462, but new signatures (Echavarría/Ocampo) and new date (29 DE AGOSTO DE 2017). Prefix AJ.

Courtesy of Andrés Collazos.

Northern Ireland Ulster Bank new 5-pound note (B939a) confirmed

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Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Northern Ireland Ulster Bank new 10-pound note (B940a) confirmed

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Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Iran new 500,000-rial cheque (B296a) confirmed

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Iran_CBI_500000_rials_2019.01.01_B296a_PNL_1002_327256_r
Like B294a, but mauve in color, repositioned vignettes on front, and Mount Damavand on back.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Philippines new date (2018F) 1,000-peso note (B1089c) confirmed

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Philippines_BSP_1000_pesos_2018F.00.00_B1089c_PNL_HS_370460_r
Like B1089b, but new date (2018F).

Courtesy of Jacek Stacel.

Vanuatu new 500-vatu commemorative note (B214a) confirmed

This 500-vatu note commemorates the 2017 South Pacific Mini Games hosted by Vanuatu from 4 to 15 December 2017.

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Vanuatu_RBV_500_vatu_2017.00.00_B214a_PNL_AM_17027286_r

Courtesy of Don Ludwig, Jerome Deschamps, and KK Lim ().

Rwanda new 500- and 1,000-franc notes (B141a, B142a) confirmed introduced 11.02.2019

According to a press release dated 7 February 2019, these notes have new security features and better quality to reduce wear. The design of the front of the 500-franc note is entirely new, and the overall color has been changed to brown to help distinguish it from the 1,000-franc note.

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Rwanda_BNR_500_francs_2019.02.01_B141a_PNL_BA_0145401_r

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Rwanda_BNR_1000_francs_2019.02.01_B142a_PNL_CA_0283501_r

Courtesy of Andrew Roberts and Numisnota (http://numisnota.eu).

Philippines central bank governor dies on 23.02.2019

According to a press release, the Monetary Board announced that Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor and Chairman of the Monetary Board Nestor A. Espenilla, Jr. peacefully passed away on 23 February 2019 surrounded by members of his family. The Governor, 60, had been undergoing treatment for cancer for more than a year. In a special meeting held on the same day, the Monetary Board designated Deputy Governor Maria Almasara Cyd Tuaño-Amador as BSP Officer-in-Charge effective immediately until such time that President Rodrigo Duterte shall have designated an OIC or appointed a successor.

Expect to see new signature varieties on Philippines banknotes after a new governor is appointed.

Courtesy of Andy Siegman.

Australia new 20-dollar note (B232) reported for introduction October 2019

According to a press release dated 22 February 2019, the Reserve Bank of Australia plans to introduce a new 20-dollar note (B232) in October 2019.

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Mongolia new sig/date (2018) 5,000-togrog note (B434b) confirmed

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Like B434a, but new signature, new date (2018), and Soyombo symbol as 3D SPARK. Prefix AP.

Courtesy of Max Keller.

Gibraltar new 10-shilling numismatic product (BNP102a) confirmed

To commemorate World Tourism in 2018, the Government of Gibraltar created an official replica of the 10-shilling note of 1934 (B112) with a nominal legal tender value of 50 pence, and sold by the Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau for £2.50.

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Gibraltar_GOV_10_shillings_2018.00.00_BNP102a_PNL_8K_0996197_r

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson and Artem Shevchenko.

West African States new date (2018) 10,000-franc note (B124Dr) confirmed

West_African_States_BC_10000_francs_2018.00.00_B124Dr_P418D_18467708483_fWest_African_States_BC_10000_francs_2018.00.00_B124Dr_P418D_18467708483_r
Like B124Dq, but new date (2018).

Courtesy of Thomas Neldner.

Indonesia new signature 5,000-rupiah note (B611d) confirmed

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Like B611c, but new signatures.

Courtesy of Andrew Sidelnikov.

Brazil new signature 20-real note (B877d) confirmed

Brazil_BCB_20_reais_2010.00.00_B877d_P255_GE_124804943_fBrazil_BCB_20_reais_2010.00.00_B877d_P255_GE_124804943_r
Like B877c, but new signatures. Prefix GE.

Courtesy of Jacek Stącel.

Nigeria new signature 500-naira note (B228u) confirmed

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Like B228t, but new signatures. Prefix AA/98.

Courtesy of Alex Zlotin.

Nigeria new signature 20-naira note (B232s) confirmed

Nigeria_CBN_20_naira_2018.00.00_B232s_P34_EW_6211402_f
Like B232r, but new signatures. Prefix EW.

Courtesy of Alex Zlotin.

Vietnam new date (2018) 100,000-dong note (B346l) confirmed

Vietnam_SBV_100000_dong_2018.00.00_B346l_P122_KK_18540119_fVietnam_SBV_100000_dong_2018.00.00_B346l_P122_KK_18540119_r
Like B346k, but new date (2018).

Courtesy of Rafal Nogowczyk (Nogowczyk).

Vietnam new date (2018) 20,000-dong note (B344i) confirmed

Vietnam_SBV_20000_dong_2018.00.00_B344i_P120_DZ_18690694_f
Vietnam_SBV_20000_dong_2018.00.00_B344i_P120_DZ_18690694_r
Like B344h, but new date (2018).

Courtesy of Rafal Nogowczyk (Nogowczyk).

Ukraine new sig/date (2018) 1- and 2-hryvnia notes confirmed

On 14 March 2018, the National Bank of Ukraine announced that it would stop issuing banknotes of 1, 2, 5, and 10 hryven, and would gradually replace worn notes with coins of the same denominations. However, the bank has since sold 60-note sheets of legal tender 1- and 2-hryven notes dated 2018 with signature 10. Any such individual notes have been cut from sheets.

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Ukraine_NBU_1_hryvnia_2018.00.00_B844c_P116A_IOK_2682051_r
Ukraine_NBU_2_hryvni_2018.00.00_B845e_P117_IOK_5638274_f
Ukraine_NBU_2_hryvni_2018.00.00_B845e_P117_IOK_5638274_r

Courtesy of Mykhaylo Kharytonov (mbank_notes on eBay).

Trans-Dniester new 1-ruble commemorative note (B227) reportedly introduced 15.02.2019

According to a press release, on 15 February 2019, the Trans-Dniester Republican Bank introduced a 1-ruble banknotes commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan. 1,500 pieces were issued into circulation.

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Courtesy of Albert Vokhmin and S. Hakim Hamdani.

Indonesia new date (2018) 10,000-rupiah note (B612c) confirmed

Indonesia_BI_10000_rupiah_2018.00.00_B612c_P157_SCJ_162212_fIndonesia_BI_10000_rupiah_2018.00.00_B612c_P157_SCJ_162212_r
Like B612b, but new date (2018).

Courtesy of Franer Jürgen.

Hungary new sig/date (2019) 10,000-forint note (B591c) confirmed

Hungary_MNB_10000_forint_2019.00.00_B591c_P206_HA_1999411_f
Like B591b, but new date (2019) and new signatures. Prefix HA.

Courtesy of Ilkka Malmi.

Romania new 5-leu note (B287a) confirmed

Romania_BNR_5_lei_2018.01.01_B287a_PNL_182J_0743990_fRomania_BNR_5_lei_2018.01.01_B287a_PNL_182J_0743990_r
Like B279, but with the new coat of arms and a new date.

Courtesy of Catalin Vasilache.

Czech Republic new 100-korun numismatic product (BNP101a) confirmed

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 koruna. On 1 March 2018, the bank announced its decision to approve the following design submitted by painter Eva Hašková. The new note was sold at a premium to face value beginning on 31 January 2019.

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Courtesy of Kevin Klauss and Manfred Dietl.

Northern Ireland First Trust Bank to cease banknote issuance on 30.06.2022

According to a press release dated February 2019, First Trust Bank will cease issuing its own banknotes and will be replacing them with Bank of England notes as they are withdrawn from circulation. The First Trust Bank notes can continue to be used until 30 June 2022, after which time they will cease to be legal tender.

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Hungary new 500-forint note (B587.5) confirmed introduced 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.

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Like B581, but new color scheme and improved security features.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson, Claudio Marana, and Ilkka Malmi.




Bolivia new 100-boliviano note (B420a) confirmed introduced 15.01.2019

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Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson and Mauricio Acosta.

Bahamas new ½-dollar note (B348a) confirmed introduced 24.01.2019

According to a press release dated 17 January 2019, the Central Bank of the Bahamas planned to introduce a new ½-dollar note (B348a) on 24 January 2019.

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Courtesy of Numisnota (http://numisnota.eu), Marcus Rosenburg, and James Pickering.

Guyana enhanced security 1,000-dollar note reported for introduction 04.03.2019

According to an article in the Guyana Times dated 10 February 2019, the Bank of Guyana plans to introduce a 1,000-dollar note with enhanced security features on 4 March 2019. The design is like the current note (B117), but the holographic stripe is replaced by a 6-mm wide blue RAPID security thread with the denomination and the Victoria Regia Lily, the national flower. Furthermore, the windowed security thread on the back of the existing note is replaced by a solid security thread.

Jersey new signature 10-pound note (B129b) confirmed

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Like B129a, but new signature (Laura Rowley). Prefix DD.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Sudan new 100-pound note (B413a) confirmed

According to a post on the Central Bank of Sudan web site, a new 100-pound note (B413) has been introduced.

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Courtesy of Lawrence (Larry) Honaker and Andrew Roberts.

Syria new sig/date (2017) 2,000-pound note (B632b) confirmed

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Syria_CBS_2000_syrian_pounds_2017.00.00_B632b_P117_B-24_8652581_r
Like B632a, but new signatures and new date (2017). Prefix B/17 - B/26.

Courtesy of Sabine Leuenberger ().

Nigeria new sig. 10-naira note (B235n) confirmed

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Like B235m, but new signatures (Godwin Emefiele and Priscilla Ekwueme Eleje). Prefix FH.

Courtesy of Andrew Roberts.

Nigeria new date (2018) 10-naira note (B235m) confirmed

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Nigeria_CBN_10_naira_2018.00.00_B235m_P39_DM_8016003_r
Like B235l, but new date (2018).

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Indonesia new sig 50,000-rupiah note (B614d) confirmed


Like B614c, but new date (2018) and new signatures.

Courtesy of Franer Juergen.

Indonesia new date (2018) 50,000-rupiah note (B614c) confirmed

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Indonesia_BI_50000_rupiah_2018.00.00_B614c_P159_LEZ_301204_r
Like B614b, but new date (2018).

Courtesy of Franer Juergen.

India chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

India cover new
The India chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale and as a free download to subscribers.

This 69-page catalog covers notes issued by the Government of India from 1861 to present, and the Reserve Bank of India from 1938 to present. Revised 03.02.2019.

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Sudan new 200-pound note (B414a) confirmed

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Sudan_CBS_200_sudanese_pounds_2019.01.00_B414a_PNL_HA_2369438_r

Courtesy of John Miskell.

Brazil new signature 100-real note (B879e) confirmed

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Brazil_BCB_100_reais_2010.00.00_B879e_P257_IG_044356066_r
Like B879d, but new MINISTRO DA FAZENDA signature: Eduardo Refinetti Guardia (06.04.2018 - 01.01.2019).

Courtesy of Jacek Stącel.

Jamaica new date (01.06.2018) 500-dollar note (B240j) confirmed

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Like B240i, but new date (01.06.2018) and new imprint (DE LA RUE). Prefix CL.

Courtesy of Jacek Stącel.

Guatemala new paper 5-quetzal note confirmed

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Like polymer note dated 2010 - 2013 (P122), but reverted to paper substrate and enhanced security features. Dated 14 DE MAYO DE 2014. Suffix F. Printed by Casa de Moneda de Chile.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Czech Republic new 100-korun commemorative note (B129a) confirmed

This 100-korun banknote commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Czechoslovak koruna.

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Courtesy of Nick Meister and Kevin Klauss.

Paraguay new sig/date (2017) 2,000-guaraní note (B846d) confirmed

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Paraguay_BCP_2000_guaranies_2017.00.00_B846d_P228_D_00334243_r
Like B846c, but new signatures and new date (2017). Prefix D.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Paraguay new sig/date (2017) 5,000-guaraní note (B857c) confirmed

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Paraguay_BCP_5000_guaranies_2017.00.00_B857c_P234_I_00709464_r
Like B857b, but new signatures and new date (2017). Prefix I.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Hong Kong BOC new 500-dollar note (B824a) confirmed

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Courtesy of Hyunchul Yoo.

Venezuela new date (22.03.2018) 100-bolivar note confirmed

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Venezuela_BCV_100_bolivares_2018.03.22_BNL_PNL_G_60355316_r
Like note dated 15 DE ENERO DE 2018, but new date (22 DE MARZO DE 2018). Prefix G.

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

Venezuela new date (18.05.2018) 50-bolivar note confirmed

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Venezuela_BCV_50_bolivares_2018.05.18_BNL_PNL_E_93004102_r
Like note dated 15 DE ENERO DE 2018, but new date (18 DE MAYO DE 2018). Prefix E.

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

Hong Kong HSBC new 500-dollar note confirmed




Courtesy of Hyunchul Yoo.

Algeria new signature 500-dinar note (B405c) confirmed



Like B405b, but new signatures.

Courtesy of Andrew Roberts.

Portuguese India chapter of The Banknote Book is now available


The Portuguese India chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale and as a free download to subscribers.

This 22-page catalog covers notes issued by the Junta da Fazenda Publica (Department of Public Finance) in 1882, Governo Geral do da India (General Government of the State of India) from 1896 to 1899, and Banco Nacional Ultramarino (National Overseas Bank) from 1906 to 1959. Published 23.01.2019.

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Central African States new signature 2,000-franc note (B108Cd) confirmed



Like B108Cc, but new signatures.

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

Central African States new signature 10,000-franc note (B110Cd) confirmed



Like B110Cc, but new signatures.

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

West African States new date (2018) 500-franc note (B120Cg) confirmed



Like B120Cf, but new date (2018).

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

West African States new date (2018) 1,000-franc note (B121Cr) confirmed



Like B121Cq, but new date (2018).

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

West African States new date (2018) 2,000-franc note (B122Cr) confirmed



Like B122Cq, but new date (2018).

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

West African States new date (2018) 10,000-franc note (B124Cr) confirmed



Like B124Cq, but new date (2018).

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

West African States new date (2018) 5,000-franc note (B123Cr) confirmed



Like B123Cq, but new date (2018).

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

Zambia new 100-kwacha note (B170a) confirmed




Courtesy of Andrew Roberts.

Uganda new date (2015) 50,000-shilling note (B159c) confirmed



Like B159b, but new date (2015). Prefix AP.

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

Venezuela new date (22.03.2018) 50-bolivar note confirmed



Like note dated 15 DE ENERO DE 2018, but new date (22 DE MARZO DE 2018). Prefix F.

Courtesy of Dario Silva.

Venezuela new date (18.05.2018) 50-bolivar note confirmed



Like note dated 15 DE ENERO DE 2018, but new date (18 DE MAYO DE 2018). Prefix F.

Courtesy of Dario Silva.

Venezuela new date (18.05.2018) 100-bolivar note confirmed



Like note dated 15 DE ENERO DE 2018, but new date (18 DE MAYO DE 2018). Prefix C.

Courtesy of Dario Silva.

West African States new sig/date (2017) 500-franc note (B120Af) confirmed



Like B120Ae, but new signatures and new date (2017).

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

West African States new date (2018) 500-franc note (B120Ag) confirmed



Like B120Af, but new date (2018).

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

West African States new date (2018) 1,000-franc note (B121Ar) confirmed



Like B121Aq, but new date (2018).

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

West African States new sig/date (2017) 2,000-franc note (B122Aq) confirmed



Like B122Ap, but new signatures and new date (2017).

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

West African States new date (2018) 2,000-franc note (B122Ar) confirmed



Like B122Aq, but new date (2018).

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

Paraguay new sig/date (2017) 100,000-guaraní note (B864c) confirmed

According to a press release dated 5 December 2018, the Banco Central del Paraguay has issued notes with improved security features for most denominations. Please contribute 300-dpi scans of the notes not yet confirmed.



Like B864b, but new date (2017), new signatures, and new green-to-red security thread. Prefix J. Intro: 05.12.2018.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Paraguay new sig/date (2017) 20,000-guaraní note (B862c) confirmed

According to a press release dated 5 December 2018, the Banco Central del Paraguay has issued notes with improved security features for most denominations. Please contribute 300-dpi scans of the notes not yet confirmed.



Like B862b, but new date (2017), new signatures, and new 4-mm wide green-to-red windowed security thread with demetalized 20MIL and star in circle. Prefix H. Intro: 05.12.2018.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Bolivia chapter of The Banknote Book is now available


The Bolivia chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale and as a free download to subscribers.

This 62-page catalog covers notes issued by the Tesoreria de la República de Bolivia (Treasury of the Republic of Bolivia) in 1902, Banco de la Nación Boliviana (Bank of the Bolivian Nation) from 1911 to 1928, and Banco Central de Bolivia (Central Bank of Bolivia) from 1929 to present. Published 18.01.2019.

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Kyrgyzstan new 20-com note (B227a) confirmed



Like B220, but new security features.

Courtesy of Albert Vokhmin.

Kyrgyzstan new 5,000-com note (B233a) confirmed



Like B226, but new security features.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Singapore new symbol (three stars) 50-dollar note (B205j) confirmed



Like B205i, but three stars below ARTS on back. Prefix 5LD.

Courtesy of Tan Wei Jie (http://www.tanwj.com).

Mexico new sig/date (12.07.2016) 200-peso note confirmed



Like P125, but new signatures and new date (12 JUL. 2016). Series BH.

Courtesy of Alberto Rios.

Uganda new date (2019) 2,000-shilling note (B155e) confirmed


Like B155d, but new date (2019). Prefix CE.

Courtesy of Paul Nahmias.

Mongolia new 5,000-tögrög note reported for introduction Q1 2019

According to a press release dated 28 December 2018, the Mongol Bank intends to introduce a revised 5,000-tögrög note in the first quarter of 2019. The note will have new security features, including the Soyombo symbol as 3D SPARK inkjet element. Preceding notes will continue to circulate in parallel.



Indonesia new sig/date (2018) 10,000-rupiah note (B612d) confirmed



Like B612c, but new signatures (Perry Warjiyo and Mulyani Indrawati) and new date (2018).

Courtesy of Franer Jürgen.

Bolivia new signature 20-boliviano series J note confirmed



Like 20-boliviano note issued 03.03.2015, but new signatures (Zabalaga/Colodro). Suffix J.

Courtesy of Юрий Колесников.

Bolivia new 100-boliviano series J note confirmed



Like P236, but new signatures (Zabalaga/Pérez), 4-mm wide gold-to-green windowed security thread with demetalized BCB Bs 100, printer imprint (OBERTHUR fiduciaire), and suffix J.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Romania chapter of The Banknote Book is now available


The Romania chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale and as a free download to subscribers.

This 65-page catalog covers notes issued by the Ministerul de Finanțe (Ministry of Finance) from 1877 to 1952, the Banca Nationala a Romaniei (National Bank of Romania) from 1880 to present, the Banca Generalâ Romȃnă (Romanian General Bank) in 1917, the Oesterreichisch-Ungarische Bank (Austro-Hungarian Bank) in 1919, and the Comandamentul Armatei Rosii (Red Army Command) in 1944. Published 04.01.2019.

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Armenia new 1,000-, 2,000-, and 5,000-dram notes (B319 - B321) confirmed










Courtesy of Tod Hunt.

Sudan reportedly to introduce 100-, 200-, and 500-pound notes in mid-January 2019

According to an AA article dated 2 January 2019, the Central Bank of Sudan plans to introduce in mid-January 100-, 200-, and 500-pound notes for the first time to ease a liquidity crisis exacerbated by inflation which reached a record of 68.93 percent in December 2018.

Courtesy of Tu Minh Duy.

Iran new 500,000-rial cheque unveiled 01.01.2019

According to an Iran Front Page article dated 2 January 2019, the Central Bank of Iran has unveiled a new 500,000-rial note design. The new note is similar to the same denomination issued in 2014 (B294a), but orange in color, repositioned vignettes on front, and Mount Damavand on back. Most notably, the denomination is expressed as 50 in the lower right corner front/back, an indication that the CBI intends to eventually revalue the rial by removing four zeroes.




Courtesy of Tu Minh Duy.

Ukraine new 100-hryvnia numismatic product (BNP808a) confirmed

On 17 December 2018, the National Bank of Ukraine introduced a souvenir 100-hryvnia note commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Ukrainian Revolution. 100,000 notes were offered for sale at 70 hryven each.




Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Cayman Islands new sig/date (2018) 1-dollar note (B218c) confirmed


Like B218b, but new date (2018) and new signatures (Cindy Scotland and Roy McTaggart). Prefix D/6.

Courtesy of Igor Tereshkov.

Cayman Islands new sig/date (2014) 10-dollar note (B220b) confirmed


Like B220a, but new date (2014) and new signatures (Cindy Scotland and Marco Shearer Archer). Prefix D/2.

Courtesy of Igor Tereshkov.

Zambia new 10- to 50-kwacha notes (B165 - B169) confirmed

These notes are like the preceding issues, but with upgraded security features. Specifically, the 20-, 50-, and 100-kwacha notes 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 diagonal lines for the visually impaired intaglio printed at center left and right front. The 5-, 10-, and 20-kwacha notes also have new printer imprints at lower right back.
















Courtesy of Andrew Roberts.

The Banknote Book chapters now include Revisions list

As of 1 January 2019, all chapters of The Banknote Book now include a Revisions list at the end of the document. The list of revisions includes all significant changes to each chapter from July 2015 onward (the date when numbering was simplified).