Samoa new 10-tala commemorative polymer note (B121a) confirmed introduced 06.2019

According to a press release dated 24 May 2019, in June the Central Bank of Samoa planned to introduce a 10-tala note commemorating the XVI Pacific Games hosted in Apia, Samoa from 7 to 20 July 2019. The notes are printed on De La Rue’s Safeguard polymer substrate.

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Courtesy of Aidan Work, Andrew Randall, and Don Ludwig.

Cambodia new 15,000-rial commemorative note (B434) confirmed introduced 29.10.2019

This note commemorates the 15th anniversary of the coronation of King Norodom Sihamoni.

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Courtesy of Anthony Rodov and Igor Nosenko (Instagram).

Philippines new sig/date (2019) 200-peso note (B1087b) confirmed

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Like B1087a, but new date (2019) and new signatures (Duterte/Diokno). Prefix BA.

B1087a, 2107 with Duterte/Espenilla signatures, remains unconfirmed.

Courtesy of Mark Fox and sotheya on eBay.

Vietnam new date (2019) 10,000-dong note (B343l) confirmed

Vietnam_SBV_10000_dong_2019.00.00_B343l_P119_VF_19858412_fVietnam_SBV_10000_dong_2019.00.00_B343l_P119_VF_19858412_r
Like B343k, but new date (2019).

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

Philippines new signature 50-peso note (B1085d) confirmed

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Philippines_BSP_50_pesos_2019.00.00_B1085d_PNL_BP_999544_r
Like B1085c, but new signatures (Duterte/Diokno). Prefix BP.

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

Scotland BOS new 20-pound polymer notes unveiled

According to an article in The Sunday Post dated 7 November 2019 and an article on YourMoney.com, the Bank of Scotland has unveiled the designs of two new 20-pound notes dated 1st June 2019, the fronts of which both feature a portrait of poet Sir Walter Scott. The back of the regular issue 20-pound note depicts the Forth Bridge while the back of the commemorative note depicts the Queensferry Crossing. Both notes are printed by De La Rue on polymer (Guardian) substrate and measure 139 x 73 mm, consistent with the new reduced-size notes from the Bank of England and other UK banks also expected to be introduced in early 2020.

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Zimbabwe new 2- and 5-dollar notes (B192, B193) reportedly to be introduced 11.11.2019

According to an article on Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation dated 4 November 2019, the government has filed statutory instruments to allow the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe to introduce new 2- and 5-dollar notes that are like the preceding bond notes issued in 2016, but without the words BOND NOTE at upper right front/back. The notes are expected to be introduced 11 November 2019 and will eventually replace the bond notes currently in circulation.

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Lebanon new 20,000-pound note (B544) confirmed

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Lebanon_BDL_20000_livres_2019.01.01_B544a_PNL_C-05_6195003_r
Like B535, but new date (٢٠١٢), new Motion windowed security thread with demetalized 20000, diagonal, not horizontal, shading in denomination at center front, and new Western serial number font. Prefix C/05.

Courtesy of Claude Akl (dekeneh on eBay).

Guinea new 500-franc note (B341.5) confirmed

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Like B338, but physically smaller and redesigned elements.

Courtesy of Sabine Leuenberger (collect-unc-currency on eBay).

Bulgaria new 50-lev note (B238) confirmed introduced 01.11.2019

According to a press release dated 18 October 2019, on 1 November 2019 the Bulgarian National Bank planned to introduce a new 50-lev note (B238) like the preceding issues, but with enhanced security features and tactile marks for the visually impaired.

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Courtesy of Andrian Chekanov, Robert Mol, and bgbgbg2008-2008 on eBay.

East Caribbean States new 10-dollar polymer note (B241a) confirmed introduced September 2019

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Courtesy of Shibu Paul (Ebanknoteshop on eBay).

Hong Kong SCB new 500-dollar note confirmed

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Hong_Kong_SCB_500_dollars_2018.01.01_B426a_PNL_AU_050828_r

Courtesy of Robert Mol.

West African States new sig/date (2019) 10,000-franc note (B124Ks) confirmed

West_African_States_BC_10000_francs_2019.00.00_B124Ks_P718K_19604175309_f
West_African_States_BC_10000_francs_2019.00.00_B124Ks_P718K_19604175309_r
Like B124Kr, but new signatures and new date (2019).

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

West African States new sig/date (2019) 5,000-franc note (B123Ds) confirmed

West_African_States_BC_5000_francs_2019.00.00_B123Ds_P417D_19468785542_f
West_African_States_BC_5000_francs_2019.00.00_B123Ds_P417D_19468785542_r
Like B123Dr, but new signatures and new date (2019).

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

West African States new sig/date (2019) 5,000-franc note (B123Ts) confirmed

West_African_States_BC_5000_francs_2019.00.00_B123Ts_P817T_19703391955_f
West_African_States_BC_5000_francs_2019.00.00_B123Ts_P817T_19703391955_r
Like B123Tr, but new signatures and new date (2019).

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

Ukraine new 1,000-hryvnia note (B859) confirmed introduced 25.10.2019

Information on new note.

Ukraine_NBU_1000_hryven_2019.00.00_B859a_PNL_AA_2496524_fUkraine_NBU_1000_hryven_2019.00.00_B859a_PNL_AA_2496524_r

Courtesy of Olexandr Danishenko (Omer Yalcinkaya Collection Shop on eBay).

Nepal new date (2019) 100-rupee note (B291b) confirmed

Nepal_NRB_100_rupees_2019.00.00_B291b_P80_427788_f
Nepal_NRB_100_rupees_2019.00.00_B291b_P80_427788_r
Like B291a, but new date (2019).

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Indonesia new date (2019) 5,000-rupiah note (B611e) confirmed

Indonesia_BI_5000_rupiah_2019.00.00_B611e_P156_NHY_900040_f
Indonesia_BI_5000_rupiah_2019.00.00_B611e_P156_NHY_900040_r
Like B611d, but new date (2019).

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

Iran new signature 10,000-rial note (B295c) confirmed

Iran_CBI_10000_rials_2017.06.00_B295c_P159_3-74_399299_f
Iran_CBI_10000_rials_2017.06.00_B295c_P159_3-74_399299_r
Like B295b, but new signatures (Abdolnaser Hemmati and Farhad Dejpasand).

Courtesy of Ömer Yalçinkaya (lemberg-zp on eBay).

Iraq new sig/date (2018) 25,000-dinar note (B356c) confirmed

Iraq_CBI_25000_dinars_2018.00.00_B356c_P102_157_1122600_f
Iraq_CBI_25000_dinars_2018.00.00_B356c_P102_157_1122600_r
Like B356b), but new signature (printed name) and new date (٢٠١٨ - ١٤٤٠ 2018/AH1440).

Courtesy of Idrus Abdullah.

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Macau new 20-pataca commemorative notes (B090, B235) confirmed

The Bank of China and Banco Nacional Ultramarino in Macau introduced 5 million 20-pataca commemorative banknotes in the second half of 2019 to mark the 20th anniversary of Macau's return to China.

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Macau_BNU_20_patacas_2019.04.01_B090a_PNL_MA_4560016_r

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Macau_BOC_20_patacas_2019.04.01_B235a_PNL_MA_4565016_r

Courtesy of 钞票百科 (Chaopiaobaike) and Claudio Marana.

Central African States new signature 1,000-france note (B107Md) confirmed

Central_African_States_BEAC_1000_francs_2002.00.00_B107Md_P307M_M_810094539_f
Central_African_States_BEAC_1000_francs_2002.00.00_B107Md_P307M_M_810094539_r
Like B107Mc, but new signatures (Tolli/Aleka-Rybert).

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

Central African States new signature 10,000-france note (B110Md) confirmed

Central_African_States_BEAC_10000_francs_2002.00.00_B110Md_P310M_M_1336133091_f
Central_African_States_BEAC_10000_francs_2002.00.00_B110Md_P310M_M_1336133091_r
Like B110Mc, but new signatures (Tolli/Aleka-Rybert).

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

Malawi new sig/date (01.01.2019) 100-kwacha note (B159d) confirmed

Malawi_RBM_100_kwacha_2019.01.01_B159d_P65_BU_5224801_f
Malawi_RBM_100_kwacha_2019.01.01_B159d_P65_BU_5224801_r
Like B159c, but new signature (Dalitso Kabambe) and new date (1st JANUARY 2019). Prefix BU.

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

Malawi new sig/date (01.01.2019) 200-kwacha note (B160c) confirmed

Malawi_RBM_200_kwacha_2019.01.01_B160c_PNL_AV_8836601_f
Malawi_RBM_200_kwacha_2019.01.01_B160c_PNL_AV_8836601_r
Like B160b, but new signature (Dalitso Kabambe) and new date (1st JANUARY 2019). Prefix AV.

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

Malawi new date (01.01.2017) 500-kwacha note (B161b) confirmed

Malawi_RBM_500_kwacha_2017.01.01_B161b_P66_BR_3699502_f
Malawi_RBM_500_kwacha_2017.01.01_B161b_P66_BR_3699502_r
Like B161a, but new date (1st JANUARY 2017). Prefix BR.

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

Georgia new 10-lari note (B255) confirmed introduced 01.10.2019

According to a press release, the National Bank of Georgia planned to introduce a new 10-lari note on 1 October 2019, thereby completing the new family of notes begun in 2016.

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Georgia_NBG_10_lari_2019.00.00_B255a_PNL_AA_16538561_r

Courtesy of Albert Vokhmin.

Philippines 20-peso note (B1084) to be replaced by coin in December 2019

According to a press release dated 15 October 2019, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas intends to replace the 20-peso banknote with a coin in December 2019. Existing notes will be withdrawn from circulation through natural attrition.

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Colombia chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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The Colombia chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale and as a free download to subscribers.
This 48-page catalog covers notes issued by the Banco de la República (Bank of the Republic) from 1923 to present. Published 14.10.2019.

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  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
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Albania new 200-lek note (B322) confirmed

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Albania_BES_200_leke_2017.00.00_B322as_PNLs_AA_0707902_r

Courtesy of Andrea Bossi.

Albania new 5,000-lek note (B326) confirmed

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Albania_BES_5000_leke_2017.00.00_B326as_PNLs_NB_6990097_r

Courtesy of Andrea Bossi.

Australia new 20-dollar note (B232) confirmed

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Courtesy of KK Lim ().

Philippines new date (2019) 50-peso note (B1085c) confirmed

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Philippines_BSP_50_pesos_2019.00.00_B1085c_PNL_AA_745251_r
Like B1085b, but new date (2019).

Courtesy of Edward Feltcorn.

United Kingdom new 20-pound polymer note (B205) reported for introduction 20.02.2020

According to a press release dated 10 October 2019, the Bank of England has unveiled the new 20-pound polymer note (B205) due to be introduced on 20 February 2020.

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Indonesia new date (2019) 1,000-rupiah note (B609e) confirmed

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Indonesia_BI_1000_rupiah_2019.00.00_B609e_P154_CBC_726104_r
Like B609d, but new date (2019).

Courtesy of Jürgen Franer.

Afghanistan new sig/date (2016) 500-afghani note (B363d) reported

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Like B363c, but new signatures and new date (2016).

Courtesy of Dmitry Svobodin.

Morocco new 20-dirham commemorative note (B519) confirmed

According to a press release dated 21 August 2019, this polymer note commemorates the 20th anniversary of the enthronement of King Mohammed VI, with the back featuring some of the major projects completed under his leadership. It was introduced in September 2019.

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Courtesy of Max Keller and Bogdanov Ivan, Богданов Иван (bonistics.org).

Central African States preparing new family of notes

According to an article in Business in Cameroon dated 7 October 2019, the Banque des États de l’Afrique Centrale is preparing a new family of notes. The information was revealed in Resolution N°7 of the ordinary meeting of the Central African Monetary Union (UMAC)’s ministerial council, which was held on 2 October 2019, at the bank’s headquarters in Yaoundé, Cameroon.The new notes will replace the current notes which have been in circulation since 24 November 2003.

Central African States new signature 5,000-franc note (B109Td) confirmed

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Like B109Tc, but new signatures (Tolli/Aleka-Rybert).

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

Central African States new signature 10,000-franc note (B110Td) confirmed

Central_African_States_BEAC_10000_francs_2002.00.00_B110Td_P110T_T_1414380427_f
Central_African_States_BEAC_10000_francs_2002.00.00_B110Td_P110T_T_1414380427_r
Like B110Tc, but new signatures (Tolli/Aleka-Rybert).

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

Philippines new signature 20-peso note (B1084d) confirmed

Philippines_BSP_20_pesos_2019.00.00_B1084d_PNL_CJ_239121_f
Philippines_BSP_20_pesos_2019.00.00_B1084d_PNL_CJ_239121_r
Like B1084c, but new signatures. Prefix CJ.

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

Bahamas new 50-dollar note (B354) reportedly introduced 03.10.2019

According to a press release, the Central Bank of The Bahamas introduced a new 50-dollar note (B354) on 3 October 2019. This is the first note in the world with a Rapid security thread on Durasafe substrate.

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Bahamas_CBB_50_dollars_2019.00.00_B354as_PNL_A_0000000_r

Courtesy of Cesar Zuluaga.

Nigeria new date (2019) 500-naira note (B228v) confirmed

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Nigeria_CBN_500_naira_2019.00.00_B228v_P30_Q-97_989005_r
Like B228u, but new date (2019). Prefix Q/97.

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

Poland new 19-złoty commemorative note (BNP823) confirmed introduced 02.10.2019

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Polska Wytwórnia Papierów Wartościowych (Polish Security Printing Works), the National Bank of Poland issued up to 55,000 new 19-złoty banknotes beginning on 2 October 2019.

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Courtesy of Jan Boguś.

Cuba new sig/date (2017) 10-peso note (B906s) confirmed

Cuba_BCC_10_pesos_2017.00.00_B906s_P117_DU_34_522668_f
Like B906r, but new signature and new date (2017). Series DU-24.

Courtesy of Yigal Arkin.

Cuba new date (2018) 10-peso note (B906t) confirmed

Cuba_BCC_10_pesos_2018.00.00_B906t_P117_DV_05_868881_f
Like B906s, but new date (2018). Series DV-05.

Courtesy of Yigal Arkin.

Cuba new date (2016) 20-peso note (B908k) confirmed

Cuba_BCC_20_pesos_2016.00.00_B908k_P122_CQ_32_351959_f
Like B908j, but new date (2016). Series CQ-32 - CR-25.

Courtesy of Yigal Arkin.

Cuba new sig/date (2017) 20-peso note (B908l) confirmed

Cuba_BCC_20_pesos_2017.00.00_B908l_P122_CS_38_251032_f
Like B908k, but new signature and new date (2017). Series CS-38.

Courtesy of Yigal Arkin.

Cuba new sig/date (2018) 50-peso note (B910l) confirmed

Cuba_BCC_50_pesos_2018.00.00_B910l_P123_BP_10_339074_f
Like B910k, but new signature and new date (2018). Series BP-10.

Courtesy of Yigal Arkin.

Cuba new sig/date (2017) 100-peso note (B912i) confirmed

Cuba_BCC_100_pesos_2017.00.00_B912i_P129_AK_49_379730_f
Like B912h, but new signature and new date (2017). Series AK-49.

Courtesy of Yigal Arkin.

Philippines new signature 100-peso note (B1086g) confirmed

Philippines_BSP_100_pesos_2019.00.00_B1086g_P222_BC_222222_fPhilippines_BSP_100_pesos_2019.00.00_B1086g_P222_BC_222222_r
Like B1086f, but new signatures. Prefix BC.

Courtesy of Sing Chai Tan ().

North Korea new 5,000-won commemorative note (B363) confirmed

This note is overprinted to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the DPRK.

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North_Korea_DPRK_5000_won_2019.00.00_B363a_PNL_0030027_r

Courtesy of Ömer Yalçinkaya (eBay store).

Guatemala chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 46-page catalog covers notes issued by the Banco de Guatemala (Bank of Guatemala) from 1946 to present. Published 27.09.2019.

Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and backgound information, full-color images, and accurate valuations. The Banknote Book also features:
  • Sharp color images of note’s front and back without overlap
  • 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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Belize new date (01.01.2017) 2-dollar note (B324f) confirmed

Belize_CBB_2_dollars_2017.01.01_B324f_P66_DQ_685319_f
Belize_CBB_2_dollars_2017.01.01_B324f_P66_DQ_685319_r
Like B324e, but new date (1st. JANUARY 2017). Prefix DQ.

Courtesy of Wally Myers.

Scotland Royal Bank of Scotland new date (04.04.2017) 20-pound note confirmed

Scotland_RBS_20_pounds_2017.04.04_P354_C-70_125255_f
Scotland_RBS_20_pounds_2017.04.04_P354_C-70_125255_r
Like P354f, but new date (4th APRIL 2017). Prefix C/70.

Courtesy of Olexandr Danishenko.

Philippines new signature 500-peso note (B1088e) confirmed

Philippines_BSP_500_pesos_2019.00.00_B1088e_PNL_BC_777777_fPhilippines_BSP_500_pesos_2019.00.00_B1088e_PNL_BC_777777_r
Like B1088d, but new signatures.

Courtesy of Sing Chai Tan ().

Indonesia new date (2019) 20,000-rupiah note (B613d) confirmed

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Like B613c, but new date (2019).

Courtesy of Franer Jürgen.

Mexico new 200-peso commemorative note (B722) confirmed introduced 02.09.2019

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Like B716, but new date and with 25 ANIVERSARIO DE LA AUTONOMIA 1994-2019 printed below the bank’s name at upper left front to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Banco de Mexico’s autonomy granted by article 28 of the Constitution of 1 April 1994.

Courtesy of Ricardo Ramirez Gonzalez.

Mexico new 200-peso note (B716) confirmed introduced 02.09.2019

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Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Chile new sig/date (2018) 10,000-peso note (B299g) confirmed

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Like B299f, but new signatures and new date (2018). Prefix AF.

Courtesy of Ivan Bogdanov (bonistics.org).

Nigeria new sig/date (2019) 200-naira note (B227y) confirmed

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Like B227x, but new signatures and date (2019). Prefix L/24.

Courtesy of Ivan Bogdanov (bonistics.org).

Hong Kong Standard Chartered Bank new 100-dollar note (B425a) confirmed introduced 03.09.2019

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Courtesy of Shibu Paul (Ebanknoteshop).

Hong Kong Bank of China new 100-dollar note (B823a) confirmed introduced 03.09.2019

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Courtesy of Shibu Paul (Ebanknoteshop).

Hong Kong HSBC new 100-dollar note confirmed introduced 03.09.2019

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Courtesy of Shibu Paul (Ebanknoteshop).

East Caribbean States new 20-dollar polymer note (B242a) confirmed introduced September 2019

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Courtesy of Shibu Paul (Ebanknoteshop).

East Caribbean States new 100-dollar polymer note (B244a) confirmed introduced September 2019

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Courtesy of Shibu Paul (Ebanknoteshop).

European Monetary Union new signature 100-euro note (B105n3) confirmed

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Like B105n2, but new signature (Draghi).

Courtesy of Mikhail Plakhov.

Albania unveils new banknote family (B322 - B327) to be introduced 2019 - 2022

On 12 September 2019, the Bank of Albania unveiled a new series of banknotes that are like the preceding issues, but with refreshed designs and colors, as well as new security features. Although not shown at the unveiling, the new 10,000-lek note is expected to have the theme of the national anthem and its author, poet Aleksandër Stavre Drenova, known by the pen name Asdreni. Existing notes will continue to circulate in parallel as the six denominations are introduced into circulation at staggered intervals from 2019 to 2022.

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Courtesy of Vunhan Vuong, Don Cleveland, and Marco Pache.

Switzerland new 100-franc note (B358) confirmed introduced 12.09.2019

According to a press release dated 3 September 2019, the Swiss National Bank planned to introduce the new 100-franc note on 12 September 2019, bringing the issuance of the ninth banknote series to a close. The 100-franc note focuses on Switzerland’s humanitarian tradition, represented by the key motif of water.

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Courtesy of Christof Zellweger, Aidan Work, Bogdanov Ivan, and Marco Pache.

China new 1-, 10-, 20-, and 50-yuan notes (B4118 - B4122) confirmed introduced 30.08.2019

On 29 April 2019, the People’s Bank of China announced that on 30 August 2019 it would introduce new notes like the preceding issues (except the 5-yuan note), but with redrawn vignettes, new date (2019), and enhanced anti-counterfeiting features including denomination as registration device and additional Omron rings on all denominations, as well as windowed security threads, denomination in SPARK, and vertical serial numbers at right front on all but the 1-yuan note.

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Courtesy of Max Keller, Ivan Bogdanov, and Juan José de Francisco Portal.

Poland to issue 20-złoty commemorative note in August 2020

According to the Schedule of Issue of Polish Collector Items and Commemorative Coins for 2020, the National Bank of Poland plans to introduce a 20-złoty note in August 2020 to commemorate the Battle of Warsaw 1920.

Courtesy of Chaopiaobaike.

Central African States new signature 1,000-franc note (B107Fd)

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Like B107Fc, but new signatures (Nchama/Meke).

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

Trans-Dniester new 1-ruble numismatic product (BNP216) confirmed introduced 20.08.2019

On 20 August 2019, the Trans-Dniester Republican Bank introduced a 1-ruble banknotes commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Jassy–Kishinev Operation, a Soviet offensive against Axis forces, which took place in Eastern Romania from 20 to 29 August 1944 during World War II. 1,500 notes were packaged in folders.

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Courtesy of Albert Vokhmin.

India plans to varnish 100-rupee notes on trial basis in 2019 - 2020

According to its annual report for 2018 - 2019, the Reserve Bank of India agenda for 2019 - 2020 includes plans to introduce varnished 100-rupee notes “on a field trial basis in order to increase the life of Indian banknotes.” Additionally, the bank “will develop a mechanism/device for aiding the visually impaired in identification of denomination of banknotes.”

West African States new sig/date (2019) 10,000-franc note (B124Cs) confirmed

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Like B124Cr, but new signatures and new date (2019).

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

West African States new sig/date (2019) 500-franc note (B120Ch) confirmed

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Like B120Cg, but new signatures and new date (2019).

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

West African States new sig/date (2019) 5,000-franc note (B123Cs) confirmed

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West_African_States_BC_5000_francs_2019.00.00_B123Cs_P317C_19162732785_r
Like B123Cr, but new signatures and new date (2019).

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

Belize new sig/date (12.01.2017) 100-dollar note (B329d) confirmed

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Like B329c, but new date (1st. DECEMBER 2017) and new signatures. This is the first note signed by new governor, Audrey Joy Grant, who assumed the post in September 2016. Prefix DC.

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

Namibia new date (2018) 200-dollar note (B213c) confirmed

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Like B213b, but new date (2018). Prefix P.

Courtesy of Heinrich Lindner.

Bermuda new signature 10-dollar note (B232b) confirmed

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Like B232a, but new signatures (Cox/Unknown). Prefix A/1.

Courtesy of KK Lim ().

Northern Ireland's Ulster Bank new 20-pound note (B941) design unveiled

According to a BusinessFirst article dated 20 August 2019, Ulster Bank has unveiled the design of its new 20-pound polymer note. Building on the design theme of “Living in Nature,” this vertical note focuses on Northern Ireland as a “dwelling place,” and features “street entertainers and their appreciative audience, reflecting local music and culture, as well as tiles, brickwork and patterns inspired by NI’s ubiquitous red-brick tenement buildings. Other elements of the note are drawn from the ornate decoration found on and in famous public buildings, corporate architecture and domestic homes in Derry, Belfast and other cities in Northern Ireland. The note is also incorporating Derry~Londonderry’s much-loved Hallowe’en celebrations into the security features of the note – under a UV light, skeletons and Leisler’s bat – the largest type of bat in Ireland – can be seen.”

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Courtesy of Bogdanov Ivan, Богданов Иван (bonistics.org).

Mexico new 200-peso note (B716) design unveiled

According to an article in El Universal dated 27.08.2019, the Banco de Mexico has unveiled the design of the new 200-peso note to be introduced later in 2019.


Courtesy of Alberto Rios.

Bangladesh new date (2018) 20-taka note (B350.5g) confirmed

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Like B350.5f, but new date (2018).

Courtesy of Kamrul Huda.

Yemen new signature 100-rial note (B131b) confirmed

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Like unconfirmed B131a, but with new signature (Zammam). Prefix A/13 - A/15.

Courtesy of Eyad and Fawzi Alali ().

Gambia new 2019 note family (B235 - B240) confirmed

On 6 August 2019, the Central Bank of The Gambia introduced a completely new banknote family with native birds instead of the portrait of former President Yahya Jammeh.

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Courtesy of Andrea Bossi, Manuel Pires Horta Rosa, and Michel Daspre.

Nigeria new sig/date (2019) 50-naira note (B236l) confirmed

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Nigeria_CBN_50_naira_2019.00.00_B236l_P40_VG_2396801_r
Like B236k, but new signatures (Emefiele/Eleje) and new date (2019). Prefix VG.

Courtesy of Felix Ohmberger.

West African States new sig/date (2019) 2,000-franc note (B122Ts) confirmed

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West_African_States_BC_2000_francs_2019.00.00_B122Ts_P816T_19703567203_r
Like B122Tr, but new signature and date (2019).

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

West African States new date (2018) 10,000-franc note (B124Tr) confirmed

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West_African_States_BC_10000_francs_2018.00.00_B124Tr_P818T_18702608025_r
Like B124Tq, but new date (2018).

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

Bangladesh new date (2019) 500-taka note (B353k) confirmed

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Like B353j, but new date (2019).

Courtesy of Kamrul Huda,

Pakistan new signature 5,000-rupee note (B239n) confirmed

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Like B239m, but new signature (Reza Baqir). Prefix BX.

Courtesy of Iftikhar Ahmad.

Vietnam new date (2019) 200,000-dong note (B347j) confirmed

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Vietnam_SBV_200000_dong_2019.00.00_B347j_P123_MC_19022606_r
Like B347i, but new date (2019).

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

Vietnam new date (2019) 500,000-dong note (B348o) confirmed

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Like B348n, but new date (2019).

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

Venezuela new 50,000-bolívar note (B381) confirmed

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Courtesy of Dario Silva.

Iran to revalue and rename currency

According to a DW article dated 31 July 2019, the Iranian government has approved a plan to remove four zeroes from the rial and rename the currency the toman, a former superunit of official currency that was in circulation until 1925. Iranians have for decades continued to use the term toman for its simple conversion rate: 1 toman = 10 rial.

Courtesy of Chris Kropinski and Tu Minh Duy.

Romania new 20-leu note planned for introduction in 2020

According to a press release dated 31 July 2019, the National Bank of Romania plans to introduce a 20-leu note in 2020 depicting Ecaterinei Teodoroiu.

Courtesy of Daniel Stoian.

East Caribbean States new 50-dollar polymer note (B243a) confirmed introduced June 2019

According to a press release dated 29 May 2019, the new 50-dollar polymer note was to be introduced in June, and preceding paper notes will continue to circulate in parallel. The new notes are printed by De La Rue on Safeguard.

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Courtesy of Tristan Williams and KK Lim ().

Philippines new signature 1,000-peso note (B1089e) confirmed

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Like B1089d, but new signatures.

Courtesy of Sing Chai Tan ().

Belarus new 5- and 10-ruble notes (B144 and B145) confirmed introduced 20.05.2019

These new 5- and 10-ruble notes introduced on 20 May 2019 are like the preceding issues, but dated 2019, without signatures, printed by Goznak, with additional watermark features and wider security threads.

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Courtesy of Ivan Bogdanov (bonistics.org) and Thomas Augustsson.

Venezuela chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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This 44-page catalog covers notes issued by the Estados-Unidos de Venezuela (United States of Venezuela) in 1811 to 1812, República de Venezuela (Republic of Venezuela) from 1849 to 1861, and Banco Central de Venezuela (Central Bank of Venezuela) from 1940 to present. Published 22.07.2019.

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Indonesia new sig/date (2018) 20,000-rupiah (B613c) note confirmed

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Like B613b, but new signatures and new date (2018).

Courtesy of Franer Jürgen.

Pakistan new date (2019) 10-rupee note (B231r) confirmed

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Like B231q, but new date (2019).

Courtesy of Muhammad Zeeshan Yameen.

Pakistan new date (2019) 100-rupee note (B235r) confirmed

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Pakistan_SBP_100_rupees_2019.00.00_B235r_P48_SE_6473401_r
Like B235q, but new date (2019).

Courtesy of Muhammad Zeeshan Yameen.

Pakistan new date (2019) 500-rupee note (B237o) confirmed

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Pakistan_SBP_500_rupees_2019.00.00_B237o_P49A_JF_0067901_r
Like B237n, but new date (2019).

Courtesy of Muhammad Zeeshan Yameen.

Pakistan new date (2019) 1,000-rupee note (B238r) confirmed

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Pakistan_SBP_1000_rupees_2019.00.00_B238r_P50_RC_0803909_r
Like B238q, but new date (2019).

Courtesy of Muhammad Zeeshan Yameen.

Pakistan new date (2019) 5,000-rupee note (B239m) confirmed

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Pakistan_SBP_5000_rupees_2019.00.00_B239m_P51_BS_6041245_r
Like B239l, but new date (2019).

Courtesy of Muhammad Zeeshan Yameen.

Bank of England new 50-pound polymer note to be introduced 2021

According to a press release dated 15 July 2019, the Bank of England has revealed that Alan Turing and his work will appear on the back of the new 50-pound polymer note to be introduced by the end of 2021.

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Nicaragua new 500- and 1,000-córdoba polymer notes (B514, B515) confirmed introduced 08.07.2019

According to a press release dated 24 June 2019, the Banco Central de Nicaragua introduced new 500- and 1,000-córdoba banknotes printed on polymer substrate on 8 July 2019.

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The new notes have the following attributes: high durability, which will imply substantial savings in the issuance of tickets; greater difficulty of falsification, since it incorporates state-of-the-art security measures; and kindness to the environment, because once destroyed, the waste material of the tickets will be recyclable. Its dimensions are 156 mm in length and 67 mm in height, with colors and designs similar to those of current circulation. It should be noted that with this new issuance, the BCN completes the entire polymer substrate banknote family started in 2009, with which Nicaragua will be among the first countries to have all of its denominations printed on polymer substrate.

The 500- and 1,000-córdoba banknotes currently in circulation, printed on cotton paper substrate, will retain their value and continue to circulate next to the new banknotes, until they are gradually withdrawn, according to their deterioration.

Courtesy of KK Lim ().

Venezuela new 20,000-bolívar note confirmed

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BCV President: Calixto Ortega Sánchez
First Vice President BCV: Sohail Hernández

Courtesy of Dario Silva.

Indonesia new date (2019) 2,000-rupiah (B610e) note confirmed

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Indonesia_BI_2000_rupiah_2019.00.00_B610e_P155_U7E_903508_r
Like B610d, but new date (2019).

Courtesy of Franer Jürgen.

Philippines new date (2019) 1,000-peso note (B1089d) confirmed

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Philippines_BSP_1000_pesos_2019.00.00_B1089d_PNL_D_111111_r
Like B1089c, but new date (2019).

Courtesy of Sing Chia Tan ().

Bangladesh new date (2018) 500-taka note (B353j) confirmed

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Bangladesh_BB_500_taka_2018.00.00_B353j_P58_6699728_r
Like B353i, but new date (2018).

Courtesy of Kamrul Huda.

India new sig/date (2019) 200-rupee note (B302c) confirmed

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Like B302b, but new signature and new date (2019).

Courtesy of Simon Biddlestone.

Colombia new date (24.07.2018) 2,000-peso note confirmed

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Colombia_BDR_2000_pesos_2018.07.24_B994d_P458d_AK_27963268_r

Courtesy of Victor Parrado.

Guatemala new sig/date (15.02.2017) 20-quetzal note confirmed

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Guatemala_BDG_20_quetzales_2017.02.15_B408c_PNL_E_667048082_D_r

Courtesy of Alex Zlotin.

Philippines new date (2019G) 100-peso note (B1086f) confirmed

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Philippines_BSP_100_pesos_2019G.00.00_B1086f_P222_BT_666666_r
Like B1086e, but new date (2019G). Prefix BT.

Courtesy of Erwin van den Buys.

Turkey replaces central bank governor Çetinkaya

According to an article in The Guardian dated 3 July 2019, Turkey has fired Murat Çetinkaya, governor of the Central Bank of Turkey from April 2016, replacing him with deputy Murat Uysal.

Courtesy of Dennis Zammit.

Albania new family reported to be introduced beginning in late 2019

According to an Invest in Albania article dated 3 July 2019, the Bank of Albania plans to introduce a new family of banknotes starting with new 200- and 5,000-lek notes in the fall of 2019, and eventually including 500-, 1,000-, 2,000-, and 10,000-lek notes. All notes will have the same themes as existing issues (the new denomination of 10,000 leke will have the theme of the national anthem and its author, the poet Asdreni), but completely redesigned and with enhanced security features.

Guatemala new date (2018) 5- and 10-quetzal reported

As soon as current stocks are exhausted, the Banco de Guatemala will issue new 5- and 10-quetzal notes dated 2018 and printed by Polska Wytwórnia Papierów Wartościowych S.A.

Philippines to enhance security features in Q1 2020

According to a press release dated 3 July 2019, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas announced that it will begin issuing notes with the signature of Governor Benjamin E. Diokno.

Furthermore, in the first quarter of 2020, the bank intends to issue notes with upgraded windowed security threads, anti-copying and anti-scanning features, and tactile marks.

European Monetary Union nominates Christine Lagarde as next president

According to a CNBC article dated 2 July 2019, Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, has been nominated to become the next president of the European Central Bank, succeeding Mario Draghi if approved.

Courtesy of Dennis Zammit.

West African States adopt eco as common currency to be introduced in 2020

According to a CNN article dated 1 July 2019, the Economic Community of West African States (consisting of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo) has adopted the name “eco” for a planned single currency to be used in the region. Originally intended to be launched in 2000, the common currency has been postponed multiple times, and the newest target date is 2020.

Venezuela new 10,000-bolívar note (B379) confirmed

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BCV President: Calixto Ortega Sánchez
First Vice President BCV: Sohail Hernández

Courtesy of Dario Silva.

Bangladesh new date (2019) 100-taka note (B352k) confirmed

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Bangladesh_BB_100_taka_2019.00.00_B352k_P57_1593703_r
Like B352j, but new date (2019).

Courtesy of Kamrul Huda.

Philippines new date (2019) 500-peso note (B1088d) confirmed

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Philippines_BSP_500_pesos_2019.00.00_B1088d_PNL_K_842762_r
Like B1088c, but new date (2019).

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

Brazil new siganture 2-real note (B874f) confirmed

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Brazil_BCB_2_reais_2010.00.00_B874f_P252_FB_036655446_r
Like B874e, but new signatures. Prefix FB.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Brazil new siganture 10-real note (B876d) confirmed

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Brazil_BCB_10_reais_2010.00.00_B876d_P254_GG_103231655_r
Like B876c, but new signatures. Prefix GG.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Colombia new date (24.07.2018) 50,000-peso note confirmed

Colombia_BDR_50000_pesos_2018.07.24_B997d_P462_BB_02109902_fColombia_BDR_50000_pesos_2018.07.24_B997d_P462_BB_02109902_r
Like P462, but new date (24 DE JULIO DE 2018). Prefix BB.

Courtesy of Victor Parrado.

Indonesia new signature 1,000-rupiah note (B609d) confirmed

Indonesia_BI_1000_rupiah_2018.00.00_B609d_P154_OAJ_1380101_f
Indonesia_BI_1000_rupiah_2018.00.00_B609d_P154_OAJ_1380101_r
Like B609c, but new signature.

Courtesy of Franer Jürgen.

United Kingdom chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 54-page catalog covers notes issued by the Bank of England from 1725 to present, the Treasury from 1914 to 1927, the British Military Authority in 1943, and the British Armed Forces from 1946 to 1972. Published 27.06.2019.

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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India new sig/date (2019) 50-rupee note (B300c) confirmed

India_RBI_50_rupees_2019.00.00_B300c_P111_2FF_089700_+_f
India_RBI_50_rupees_2019.00.00_B300c_P111_2FF_089700_+_r
Like B300b, but new signature and new date (2019).

Courtesy of Mohamed Ibrahim.

Kenya new banknote family (B144 - B148) confirmed introduced 31.05.2019

All of these new notes bear the image of Kenyatta International Conference Centre. The banknotes also embody each of the big five: buffalo, leopard, rhinoceros, lion, and elephant. Each banknote has a unique theme to show the richness of the people and nature in Kenya (50 shillings, Green Energy; 100 shillings, Agriculture; 200 shilling, Social Services; 500 shillings, Tourism; 1,000 shillings, Governance).

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Kenya_CBK_50_shillings_2019.00.00_B144a_PNL_AA_0851503_r

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Kenya_CBK_100_shillings_2019.00.00_B145a_PNL_AA_2342201_r

Kenya_CBK_200_shillings_2019.00.00_B146a_PNL_AA_3055301_f
Kenya_CBK_200_shillings_2019.00.00_B146a_PNL_AA_3055301_r

Kenya_CBK_500_shillings_2019.00.00_B147a_PNL_AA_3195801_f
Kenya_CBK_500_shillings_2019.00.00_B147a_PNL_AA_3195801_r

Kenya_CBK_1000_shillings_2019.00.00_B148a_PNL_AA_2507204_f
Kenya_CBK_1000_shillings_2019.00.00_B148a_PNL_AA_2507204_r

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

Jamaica new date (01.06.2018) 100-dollar note (B250e) confirmed

Jamaica_BOJ_100_dollars_2018.06.01_B250e_P95_BEY_533300_f
Jamaica_BOJ_100_dollars_2018.06.01_B250e_P95_BEY_533300_r
Like B250d, but new date (01.06.2018). Prefix BEY.

Courtesy of Roland Rollins.

Poland new sig/date (14.12.2018) 100-złoty note (B862b) confirmed

Poland_NBP_100_zlotych_2018.12.14_B862b_P186_DW_4812435_f
Poland_NBP_100_zlotych_2018.12.14_B862b_P186_DW_4812435_r
Like B862a, but new date (14 GRUDNIA 2018), new signatures, and transparent protective layer front/back. Intro: 31.05.2019.

Press release.

Courtesy of Sabine Leuenberger.

Venezuela new 10,000-, 20,000-, and 50,000-bolívar notes reportedly introduced 13.06.2019

According to a press release, on 13 June 2019 the Banco Central de Venezuela introduced three new banknotes: 10,000, 20,000, and 50,000 bolívars. These new notes are necessary due to hyperinflation that’s eroded the value of the currency in recent years. The previous highest denomination was 500 bolívars.


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Namibia new date (2018) 100-dollar note (B212b) confirmed

Namibia_BON_100_dollars_2018.00.00_B212b_P14_K_44093333_r
Like B212a, but new date (2018). Prefix K.

Courtesy of Heinrich Lindner.

India new 20-rupee note (B299a) confirmed

India_RBI_20_rupees_2019.00.00_B299a_PNL_09A_747576_f
India_RBI_20_rupees_2019.00.00_B299a_PNL_09A_747576_r

Courtesy of Mohamed Ibrahim.

Malaysia new signature 50-ringgit note (B152c) confirmed

Malaysia_BNM_50_ringgit_2009.07.15_B152c_P50_PD_8291312_fMalaysia_BNM_50_ringgit_2009.07.15_B152c_P50_PD_8291312_r
Like B152b, but new signature (Shamsiah). Prefix PD.

Courtesy of Jimmy Sum.

Indonesia new date (2019) 10,000-rupiah note (B612e) confirmed

Indonesia_BI_10000_rupiah_2019.00.00_B612e_P157_JFE_270502_f
Indonesia_BI_10000_rupiah_2019.00.00_B612e_P157_JFE_270502_r
Like B612d, but new date (2016/2019). Prefix JFE.

Courtesy of Jürgen Franer.

Mexico chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 58-page catalog covers notes issued by the Imperio Mexicano (Mexican Empire) in 1823, Tesorerías de la Nación (Treasury of the Nation) in 1823, Banco de México (Bank of Mexico) in 1866, Banco de la República Méxicana (Bank of the Mexican Republic) in 1918, Comisión Monetaria (Monetary Commission) in 1920, and Banco de México (Bank of Mexico) from 1925 to present. Published 14.06.2019.

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
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Indonesia new date (2019) 100,000-rupiah note (B615e) confirmed

Indonesia_BI_100000_rupiah_2019.00.00_B615e_P160_PHL_125999_f
Indonesia_BI_100000_rupiah_2019.00.00_B615e_P160_PHL_125999_r
Like B615d, but new date (2019).

Courtesy of Franer Juergen.

Singapore new 20-dollar commemorative note (B219) reportedly introduced 05.06.2019

According to a press release dated 5 June 2019, this 20-dollar note commemorates Singapore’s bicentennial. The back of the note showcases eight pioneering individuals who were part of a broad cast who arrived from different lands and made significant contributions to nation building in diverse areas ranging from education, culture, and community service to sports and defending Singapore. This note was designed by Eng Siak Loy and Weng Ziyan. Four million notes will be introduced into circulation at face value, packaged with a special folder. Additionally, 5,000 uncut sheets of three notes will be sold as numismatic products.

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Singapore_MAS_20_dollars_2019.00.00_B219a_PNL_AB_000200_r

Courtesy of Lieu Siang Ping, Claudio Marana, Aidan Work, KK Lim, César David Zuluaga Cárdenas, Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Jordan new sig/date (2019) 20-dinar note (B233f) confirmed

Jordan_CBJ_20_dinars_2019.00.00_B233f_P37_f
Jordan_CBJ_20_dinars_2019.00.00_B233f_P37_r
Like B233e, but new date (2019) and new signatures (Ezzedin Kanakriyah and Ziad Fariz).

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Aruba new 2019 notes (B121 - B125) confirmed

Aruba_CBA_10_florin_2019.01.01_B121a_PNL_A_0607824_fAruba_CBA_10_florin_2019.01.01_B121a_PNL_A_0607824_r
Aruba_CBA_25_florin_2019.01.01_B122a_PNL_A_3839650_fAruba_CBA_25_florin_2019.01.01_B122a_PNL_A_3839650_r
Aruba_CBA_50_florin_2019.01.01_B123a_PNL_A_1400179_fAruba_CBA_50_florin_2019.01.01_B123a_PNL_A_1400179_r
Aruba_CBA_100_florin_2019.01.01_B124a_PNL_A_0566803_fAruba_CBA_100_florin_2019.01.01_B124a_PNL_A_0566803_r
Aruba_CBA_200_florin_2019.01.01_B125a_PNL_A_1571000_fAruba_CBA_200_florin_2019.01.01_B125a_PNL_A_1571000_r

Courtesy of Claudio Marana and .

United Kingdom new 50-pound note to be printed on polymer

According to a press release dated 4 June 2019, the Bank of England has awarded the contract for supplying polymer substrate for its new 50-pound note jointly to De La Rue (Safeguard) and CCL Secure (Guardian). No word on when the new notes will be introduced.

Nigeria new date (2019) 10-naira note (B235o) confirmed

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Nigeria_CBN_10_naira_2019.00.00_B235o_P39_FB_1627211_r
Like B235p, but new date (2019).

Courtesy of Felix Ohmberger.

Oman new 50-rial note (B235.5) reportedly introduced 02.06.2019

According to a press release, on 2 June 2019 the Central Bank of Oman introduced a newly enhanced 50-rial note with additional security features. The new note bears the same date and signature as the preceding issue (B235) introduced in 2012, but now has a Varifeye CC Patch instead of varifeye thread, a RollingStar windowed security thread, and a SPARK Live Truspin crown.

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Gambia new notes reported to be introduced July/August 2019

On 31 May 2019, the Central Bank of The Gambia announced that it would introduce a completely new banknote family of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, and 200 dalasis within two or three months. The new banknotes will show the different faces of The Gambia and its natural resources. These will not have the portrait of former President Yahya Jammeh.

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European Monetary Union new 100- and 200-euro notes (B112, B113) confirmed introduced 28.05.2019

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European_Monetary_Union_ECB_100_euros_2019.00.00_B112r3_PNL_RB_4584749036_r

European_Monetary_Union_ECB_200_euros_2019.00.00_B113u3_PNL_UD_9053928072_fEuropean_Monetary_Union_ECB_200_euros_2019.00.00_B113u3_PNL_UD_9053928072_r

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Burundi new date (04.07.2018) 5,000-franc note (B239b) confirmed

Burundi_BRB_5000_francs_2018.07.04_B239b_P53_DD_8755014_f
Burundi_BRB_5000_francs_2018.07.04_B239b_P53_DD_8755014_r
Like B239a, but new date (04-07-2018), modified security thread, and SPARK Orbital basket. Prefix DD.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Burundi new sig/date (04.07.2018) 500-franc note (B236b) confirmed

Burundi_BRB_500_francs_2018.07.04_B236b_P50_AC_1596997_f
Burundi_BRB_500_francs_2018.07.04_B236b_P50_AC_1596997_r
Like B236a, but new signature, new date (04-07-2018), and modified security thread. Prefix AC.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Burundi new date (04.07.2018) 2,000-franc note (B238b) confirmed

Burundi_BRB_2000_francs_2018.07.04_B238b_P52_CD_3614512_fBurundi_BRB_2000_francs_2018.07.04_B238b_P52_CD_3614512_r
Like B238a, but new date (04-07-2018), modified security thread, and pineapple not embossed. Prefix CD.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Bangladesh new date (2019) 1,000-taka note (B354j) confirmed

Bangladesh_BB_1000_taka_2019.00.00_B354j_P59_0000001_fBangladesh_BB_1000_taka_2019.00.00_B354j_P59_0000001_r
Like B354i, but new date (2019) and new security thread.

Courtesy of Mohammad Raihan (https://specimentaka.blogspot.com).

Malawi new date (01.01.2017) 1,000-kwacha note (B162c) confirmed

Malawi_RBM_1000_kwacha_2017.01.01_B162c_P67_BQ_4245856_f
Malawi_RBM_1000_kwacha_2017.01.01_B162c_P67_BQ_4245856_r
Like B162b, but new date (1st JANUARY 2017). Prefix BQ.

Courtesy of Garry Craig.

Solomon Islands new 5-dollar polymer note (B221a) confirmed

According to a press release dated 25 April 2019, the Central Bank of Solomon Islands planned to introduce the country’s new 5-dollar polymer note on 2 May 2019 in conjunction with the United Nations World Tuna Day.

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Solomon_Islands_CBSI_5_dollars_2019.05.02_B221a_PNL_A-1_351242_r

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online) and Stane Štraus (www.polymernotes.org).

Sudan new 500-pound note (B415a) confirmed

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Courtesy of Nikita Shtifanov and Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

North Korea new 200-won commemorative note (B360.2) confirmed

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70th anniversary overprint on B343.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Christian Funke.

Azerbaijan Autonomous Republic chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 4-page catalog covers notes issued by the Azerbaijan National Government in 1946. Published 21.05.2019.

Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and background information, full-color images, and accurate valuations. The Banknote Book also features:
  • Sharp color images of note’s front and back without overlap
  • 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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Barbados new date (30.10.2017) 2-dollar note (B232c) confirmed

Barbados_CBB_2_dollars_2017.10.30_B232c_P73_H64_692413_f
Barbados_CBB_2_dollars_2017.10.30_B232c_P73_H64_692413_r
Like B232b, but new date (30 OCTOBER 2017). Prefix H64.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Aruba unveils new notes (B121 - B125) to be introduced 03.06.2019

The main theme of these banknotes is “Life in Aruba,” containing elements of the Aruban flora, fauna, cultural heritage, monuments, and landmarks. Preceding issues will circulate in parallel for 10 weeks, and can be exchanged for new notes for 30 years.

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Aruba_CBA_25_florin_2019.01.01_B122a_PNL_A_0000000_fAruba_CBA_25_florin_2019.01.01_B122a_PNL_A_0000000_r
Aruba_CBA_50_florin_2019.01.01_B123a_PNL_A_0000000_fAruba_CBA_50_florin_2019.01.01_B123a_PNL_A_0000000_r
Aruba_CBA_100_florin_2019.01.01_B124a_PNL_A_0000000_fAruba_CBA_100_florin_2019.01.01_B124a_PNL_A_0000000_r
Aruba_CBA_200_florin_2019.01.01_B125a_PNL_A_0000000_fAruba_CBA_200_florin_2019.01.01_B125a_PNL_A_0000000_r

Courtesy of Marco Pache and Areez Habib.

Barbados new date (30.10.2017) 50-dollar note (B236b) confirmed

Barbados_CBB_50_dollars_2017.10.30_B236b_P77_J32_554112_fBarbados_CBB_50_dollars_2017.10.30_B236b_P77_J32_554112_r
Like B236a, but new date (30 OCTOBER 2017). Prefix J32.

Courtesy of Jürg Rindlisbacher.

Malawi new sig/date (01.06.2018) 50-kwacha note (B158e) confirmed

Malawi_RBM_50_kwacha_2018.06.01_B158e_P64_BT_9297030_f
Malawi_RBM_50_kwacha_2018.06.01_B158e_P64_BT_9297030_r
Like B158d, but new signature and new date (1st JUNE 2018). Prefix BT.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Argentina chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 83-page catalog covers notes issued by the Banco Nacional (National Bank) from 1884 to 1891, the Caja de Conversión (Conversion Fund) from 1891 to 1935, and the Banco Central de la República Argentina (Central Bank of the Republic of Argentina) from 1935 to present. Published 17.05.2019.

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Turkey new signature 20-lira note (B302c) confirmed

Turkey_TCMB_20_turk_lirasi_2009.00.00_B302c_P224_D023_744025_f
Turkey_TCMB_20_turk_lirasi_2009.00.00_B302c_P224_D023_744025_r
Like B302b, but new signatures (Murat Çetinkaya and Uğur Namık Küçük). Prefix D023. Intro: 24.12.2018.

Courtesy of Paul Nahmias.

Nigeria new signature 1,000-naira note (B229p) confirmed

Nigeria_CBN_1000_naira_2018.00.00_B229p_P36_C-72_552154_f
Nigeria_CBN_1000_naira_2018.00.00_B229p_P36_C-72_552154_r
Like B229o, but new signatures (Emefiele/Eleje). Prefix C/72.

Courtesy of Andrew Roberts

Ghana new cedi notes (B155 - B159) confirmed introduced 06.05.2019

According to a press release dated 8 April 2019, the Bank of Ghana planned to introduce “upgraded” banknotes with improved security features, durability, and machine readability on 6 May 2019. All denominations feature Crane’s RAPID windowed security thread; a more prominent watermark of Tetteh Quarshie, cocoa pod, and electrotype denomination; and an enhanced golden iridescent stripe of gold bars on back. The 10-, 20-, and 50-cedi notes also have a SPARK Live feature at lower left front.

Ghana_BOG_1_cedi_2019.03.04_B155a_PNL_JN_9982902_fGhana_BOG_1_cedi_2019.03.04_B155a_PNL_JN_9982902_rGhana_BOG_5_cedis_2019.03.04_B156a_PNL_SX_6841505_fGhana_BOG_5_cedis_2019.03.04_B156a_PNL_SX_6841505_rGhana_BOG_10_cedis_2019.03.04_B157a_PNL_VD_7665901_fGhana_BOG_10_cedis_2019.03.04_B157a_PNL_VD_7665901_rGhana_BOG_20_cedis_2019.03.04_B158a_PNL_ZV_4424988_fGhana_BOG_20_cedis_2019.03.04_B158a_PNL_ZV_4424988_rGhana_BOG_50_cedis_2019.03.04_B159a_PNL_XZ_3009001_fGhana_BOG_50_cedis_2019.03.04_B159a_PNL_XZ_3009001_r

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

Australia new 50-dollar note (B233a) contains typo in microprint

According to various sources, the new 50-dollar note (B233a) issued on 18 October 2018 contains a typo in the microprinting. Specifically, the back of the note contains Edith Cowan’s first speech to parliament in microtext above her shoulder, in which the word “responsibility” is repeatedly misspelled as “responsibilty” without the third “i” at the end of the word. The Reserve Bank of Australia has acknowledged the error and plans to fix same in the next print run.

Australia_RBA_50_dollars_2018.00.00_B233a_PNL_BK_184156534_r

Courtesy of Ron Cruickshank.

Japan new serial number color 1,000-yen note (B365c) confirmed introduced 18.03.2019

According to a press release dated 10 May 2018, Japan’s Ministry of Finance changed the color of the serial numbers on 1,000-yen notes from brown (B365b) to blue (B365c) starting on 18 March 2019.

Japan_BOJ_1000_yen_2019.03.18_B365c_P104_C_876849_E_f

Courtesy of Kazutaka Nagura and Akina Wada (https://www.buntetsu.net/mbc/).

Guatemala new date (28.10.2015) 100-quetzal note confirmed

Guatemala_BDG_100_quetzales_2015.10.28_B401g_P119_G_35467513_H_fGuatemala_BDG_100_quetzales_2015.10.28_B401g_P119_G_35467513_H_r
Like P119, but new date (28 DE OCTUBRE DE 2015). Suffix H.

Courtesy of Igor Tereshkov.

Trans-Dniester new 1-ruble numismatic product (BNP215) confirmed

On 12 April 2019, the Trans-Dniester Republican Bank introduced a 1-ruble banknotes commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the left-bank Transnistria from the Nazi invaders. 1,500 notes were packaged in folders.

Trans-Dniestria_TDRB_1_ruble_2019.00.00_BNP215a_PNL_KT_0001171_fTrans-Dniestria_TDRB_1_ruble_2019.00.00_BNP215a_PNL_KT_0001171_r

Courtesy of Albert Vokhmin and Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Sri Lanka new sig/date (04.07.2016) 20-rupee note (B123c) confirmed

Sri_Lanka_CBSL_20_rupees_2016.07.04_B123c_P123_W-411_038001_f
Like B123b, but new signatures (Ravi Karunanayake and Indrajit Coomaraswamy) and new date (2016-07-04). Prefix W/411.

Courtesy of Kavan Ratnatunga (Lakdiva BankNote Collection).

Sri Lanka new sig/date (22.05.2017) 500-rupee note (B126d) confirmed

Sri_Lanka_CBSL_500_rupees_2017.05.22_B126d_P126_T-218_963544_f
Like B126c, but new signatures (Mangala Samaraweera and Indrajit Coomaraswamy) and new date (2017-05-22). Prefix T/218.

Courtesy of Kavan Ratnatunga (Lakdiva BankNote Collection).

Sri Lanka new sig/date (04.07.2016) 1,000-rupee note (B127c) confirmed

Sri_Lanka_CBSL_1000_rupees_2016.07.04_B127c_P127_S-323_423169_f
Like B127b, but new signatures (Ravi Karunanayake and Indrajit Coomaraswamy) and new date (2016-07-04). Prefix S/323.

Courtesy of Kavan Ratnatunga (Lakdiva BankNote Collection).

Sri Lanka new sig/date (22.05.2017) 5,000-rupee note (B128d) confirmed

Sri_Lanka_CBSL_5000_rupees_2017.05.22_B128d_P128_R-129_522952_f
Like B128c, but new signatures (Mangala Samaraweera and Indrajit Coomaraswamy) and new date (2017-05-22). Prefix R/129.

Courtesy of Kavan Ratnatunga (Lakdiva BankNote Collection).

Bahamas new 3-dollar note (B350a) confirmed introduced 28.03.2019

CRISP Evolution (CE) $3 Banknote from CBOB IAM on Vimeo.


Bahamas_CBB_3_dollars_2019.00.00_B350a_PNL_A_016647_fBahamas_CBB_3_dollars_2019.00.00_B350a_PNL_A_016647_r

Courtesy of Areez Habib, Nikolajs Cerps, and Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Central African States Chad new signature 500-franc note (B106Cd) confirmed

Central_African_States_BEAC_500_francs_2002.00.00_B106Cd_P606C_C_796489715_f
Central_African_States_BEAC_500_francs_2002.00.00_B106Cd_P606C_C_796489715_r
Like B106Cc, but new signatures.

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

Philippines new date (2018F) 500-peso note (B1088b) confirmed

Philippines_BSP_500_pesos_2018F.00.00_B1088b_PNL_EC_705118_f
Philippines_BSP_500_pesos_2018F.00.00_B1088b_PNL_EC_705118_r
Like B1088a, but new date (2018F). Prefix EC.

Courtesy of Erwin van den Buys ().

Philippines new 500-peso note (B1088a) confirmed

Philippines_BSP_500_pesos_2018.00.00_B1088a_PNL_A_333333_f
Philippines_BSP_500_pesos_2018.00.00_B1088a_PNL_A_333333_r
Like B1082, but scientific names on back in italics, the year at left center front in larger font size.

Philippines new date (2019) 20-peso note (B1084c) confirmed

Philippines_BSP_20_pesos_2019.00.00_B1084c_PNL_S_016901_f
Philippines_BSP_20_pesos_2019.00.00_B1084c_PNL_S_016901_r
Like B1084b, but new date (2019). Prefix S.

Courtesy of Erwin van den Buys ().

Mexico new sig/date (01.08.2017) 50-peso note confirmed

Mexico_BDM_50_pesos_2017.08.01_B712i_P123A_Y_S6359748_f
Mexico_BDM_50_pesos_2017.08.01_B712i_P123A_Y_S6359748_r
Like P123A, but new date (1 AGO. 2017) and new signatures. Series Y.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Mexico new sig/date (16.01.2017) 20-peso note confirmed

Mexico_BDM_20_pesos_2017.01.16_B704o_P122_AD_W5795727_f
Mexico_BDM_20_pesos_2017.01.16_B704o_P122_AD_W5795727_r
Like P122, but new date (16 ENE. 2017) and new signatures. Series AD.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Burundi new notes reportedly introduced 02.05.2019

On 2 May 2019, the Banque de la République du Burundi announced the introduction of revised notes of 500, 2,000, 5,000, and 10,000 francs. The new notes are like the preceding issues, but with improved paper substrate and security features.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Cuba new date (2016) 10-peso note (B906r) confirmed

Cuba_BCC_10_pesos_2016.00.00_B906r_P117_DT_33_603809_fCuba_BCC_10_pesos_2016.00.00_B906r_P117_DT_33_603809_r
Like B906q, but new date (2016). Series DT-33.

Courtesy of Yigal Arkin.

Cuba new sig/date (2017) 3-peso convertible note (BFX906d) confirmed

Cuba_BCC_3_pesos_2017.00.00_BFX906d_PFX47_BE_05_142293_fCuba_BCC_3_pesos_2017.00.00_BFX906d_PFX47_BE_05_142293_r
Like BFX906c, but new signature and new date (2017). Series BE05.

Courtesy of Yigal Arkin.

Bangladesh new sig. 5-taka note (B209d) confirmed

Bangladesh_GOV_5_taka_2018.00.00_B209d_P64A_গড_5429350_f
Bangladesh_GOV_5_taka_2018.00.00_B209d_P64A_গড_5429350_r
Like B209c, but new signature (Abdur Rouf Talukder).

Courtesy of Kamrul Huda.

Philippines new date (2018B) 100-peso note (B1086d) confirmed

Philippines_BSP_100_pesos_2018B.00.00_B1086d_P222_BS_000001_f
Like B1086c, but new date (2018B).

Courtesy of Ivan W. MacKenzie.

Philippines new date (2018A) 100-peso note (B1086c) confirmed

Philippines_BSP_100_pesos_2018A.00.00_B1086c_P222_MX_000001_f
Like B1086b, but new date (2018A).

Courtesy of Ivan W. MacKenzie.

Namibia new date (2018) 20-dollar note (B217b) confirmed

Namibia_BON_20_dollars_2018.00.00_B217b_P17_E_26435294_r
Like B217a, but new date (2018). Prefix E.

Courtesy of Heinrich Lindner.

Congo Democratic Republic new printer imprint 50-franc note (B319c) confirmed

Congo_Democratic_Republic_BCC_50_francs_2013.06.30_B319c_P97_KE_8141119_B_f
Congo_Democratic_Republic_BCC_50_francs_2013.06.30_B319c_P97_KE_8141119_B_r
Like B319b, but new printer imprint at lower right back (G&D / Currency Technology). Prefix/suffix KE/B.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Belarus new 5- and 10-ruble notes reported for 20.05.2019 introduction

According to a press release dated 30 April 2019, the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus plans to introduce new 5- and 10-ruble notes on 20 May 2019. The new notes are like the preceding issues, but dated 2019, without signatures, printed by Goznak, with additional watermark features and wider security threads.

Courtesy of Ivan Bogdanov.

Dominican Republic new 50-peso domincano note (B727) confirmed

Dominican_Republic_BCRD_50_pesos_dominicanos_2017.00.00_B727a_PNL_FK_7971425_f
Dominican_Republic_BCRD_50_pesos_dominicanos_2017.00.00_B727a_PNL_FK_7971425_r
Like B720, but new date, new signatures, and new design at upper right front.

Courtesy of Richard Miranda.

Sierra Leone new sig/date (04.10.2018) 5,000-leone note (B127d) confirmed

Sierra_Leone_BSL_5000_leones_2018.10.04_B127d_P32_HZ_871014_fSierra_Leone_BSL_5000_leones_2018.10.04_B127d_P32_HZ_871014_r
Like B127c, but new signatures and new date (4th OCTOBER 2018). Prefix HZ.

Courtesy of Murtaza Karimjee (www.africancollectible.com).

India new 20-rupee note (B299) reported to be introduced soon

According to a press release dated 26 April 2019, the Reserve Bank of India will shortly issue a new 20-rupee note (B299).

India_RBI_20_rupees_2019.00.00_B299a_PNL_000_000000_f
India_RBI_20_rupees_2019.00.00_B299a_PNL_000_000000_r

Courtesy of Prince Silvesten (http://banknotecoinstamp.com), Dennis Zammit, Claudio Marana, César David Zuluaga Cárdenas,

Azerbaijan considering new polymer notes

According to press reports, the Central Bank of Azerbaijan is considering a switch to polymer banknotes in the future said Chairman Elman Rustamov at a press conference in Baku on 26 April 2019.

Bolivia new 200-boliviano note (B421a) confirmed

Bolivia_BCB_200_bolivianos_1986.11.26_B421a_PNL_A_000000001_f
Bolivia_BCB_200_bolivianos_1986.11.26_B421a_PNL_A_000000001_r

Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Tod Hunt.

Aruba new banknote family reported for June 2019 introduction

According to a press release dated 12 April 2019, the Centrale Bank van Aruba confirmed that it is “working on a project to issue a new series of florin banknotes to replace the current series. The new series florin banknotes will have a complete new design and contain the latest security features. To realize this important project the CBA has worked closely with local artists, local and international experts, and the internationally renowned banknote producer Crane Currency, and thereby meet as much as possible the high international standards. On May 2, 2019 the CBA will inform the Aruban public about the new series of banknotes in order to prepare for its introduction, which will take place during the month of June 2019.”

Philippines new date (2019) 100-peso note (B1086c) confirmed

Philippines_BSP_100_pesos_2019.00.00_B1086c_PNL_AF_740302_f
Philippines_BSP_100_pesos_2019.00.00_B1086c_PNL_AF_740302_r
Like B1086b, but new date (2019).

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Philippines new date (2018) 20-peso note (B1084b) confirmed

Philippines_BSP_20_pesos_2018.00.00_B1084b_PNL_DF_621035_f
Philippines_BSP_20_pesos_2018.00.00_B1084b_PNL_DF_621035_r
Like B1084a, but new date (2018).

B1084a dated 2017 remains unconfirmed. If anyone has this note, please submit scans to confirm.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Bangladesh new date (2018) 10-taka note (B349i) confirmed

Bangladesh_BB_10_taka_2018.00.00_B349i_P54_6541559_f
Bangladesh_BB_10_taka_2018.00.00_B349i_P54_6541559_r
Like B349h, but new date (2018).

Courtesy of Kamrul Huda.

Australia new sig/date (2016) 50-dollar note (B228m) confirmed

Australia_RBA_50_dollars_2016.00.00_B228m_P60_AD_16336449_fAustralia_RBA_50_dollars_2016.00.00_B228m_P60_AD_16336449_r
Like B228l, but new date (2016) and new signatures.

Courtesy of Mauricio Diaz-Chavarro.

French Pacific Territories new signature 500-franc note (B105b) confirmed

French_Pacific_Territories_IEOM_500_francs_2014.01.20_B105b_P5_263331_C3_f
French_Pacific_Territories_IEOM_500_francs_2014.01.20_B105b_P5_263331_C3_r
Like B105a, but new signatures.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Central African States Chad new signature 5,000-franc note (B109Cd) confirmed

Central_African_States_BEAC_5000_francs_2002.00.00_B109Cd_P609C_C_880801532_fCentral_African_States_BEAC_5000_francs_2002.00.00_B109Cd_P609C_C_880801532_r
Like B109Cc, but new signatures.

Courtesy of Sabine Leuenberger ().

Dominican Republic new sig/date (2016) 500-dominicano note (B723c) confirmed

Dominican_Republic_BCRD_500_pesos_dominicanos_2016.00.00_B723c_P192_DV_1399049_fDominican_Republic_BCRD_500_pesos_dominicanos_2016.00.00_B723c_P192_DV_1399049_r
Like B723b, but new signatures and new date (2016). Prefix DV.

Courtesy of Peter Mosselberger.

Bulgaria chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 64-page catalog covers notes issued by the Bulgarian National Bank from 1885 to present, and the Thrace Interallied Administration in 1919. Published 19.04.2019.

Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and background information, full-color images, and accurate valuations. The Banknote Book also features:
  • Sharp color images of note’s front and back without overlap
  • 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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Guyana new signature 100-dollar note (B114e) confirmed

Guyana_BOG_100_dollars_2012.01.25_B114e_P36_B-81_012506_fGuyana_BOG_100_dollars_2012.01.25_B114e_P36_B-81_012506_r
Like B114d, but new signatures. Prefix B/81.

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

Guyana enhanced security 1,000-dollar note (B120) confirmed introduced 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.

Guyana_BOG_1000_dollars_2019.03.04_B120a_PNL_BC_821401_fGuyana_BOG_1000_dollars_2019.03.04_B120a_PNL_BC_821401_r

Courtesy of Richard Miranda and Numisnota (http://numisnota.eu).

West African States Senegal new sig/date (2019) 1,000-franc note (B121Ks) confirmed

West_African_States_BC_1000_francs_2019.00.00_B121Ks_P715K_19609276060_fWest_African_States_BC_1000_francs_2019.00.00_B121Ks_P715K_19609276060_r
Like B121Kr, but new signatures and new date (2019).

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

West African States Senegal new sig/date (2017) 2,000-franc note (B122Kq) confirmed

West_African_States_BC_2000_francs_2017.00.00_B122Kq_P716K_17601534632_fWest_African_States_BC_2000_francs_2017.00.00_B122Kq_P716K_17601534632_r
Like B122Kp, but new signatures and new date (2017).

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

West African States Senegal new date (2018) 2,000-franc note (B122Kr) confirmed

West_African_States_BC_2000_francs_2018.00.00_B122Kr_P716K_18605875940_fWest_African_States_BC_2000_francs_2018.00.00_B122Kr_P716K_18605875940_r
Like B122Kq, but new new date (2018).

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

Bangladesh new date (2018) 100-taka note (B352j) confirmed

Bangladesh_BB_100_taka_2018.00.00_B352j_P57_0670642_fBangladesh_BB_100_taka_2018.00.00_B352j_P57_0670642_r
Like B352i, but new date (2018).

Courtesy of Robert Mol.

Jamaica new date (01.06.2018) 50-dollar note (B249d) confirmed

Jamaica_BOJ_50_dollars_2018.06.01_B249d_P94_WM_8333903_fJamaica_BOJ_50_dollars_2018.06.01_B249d_P94_WM_8333903_r
Like B249c, but new date. Prefix WM.

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

West African States Togo new date (2018) 5,000-franc note (B123Tr) confirmed

West_African_States_BC_5000_francs_2018.00.00_B123Tr_P817T_18700261053_fWest_African_States_BC_5000_francs_2018.00.00_B123Tr_P817T_18700261053_r
Like B123Tq, but new date (2018).

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

West African States Benin new date (2018) 10,000-franc note (B124Br) confirmed

West_African_States_BC_10000_francs_2018.00.00_B124Br_P218B_18002799865_f
West_African_States_BC_10000_francs_2018.00.00_B124Br_P218B_18002799865_r
Like B124Bq, but new date (2018).

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

Guinea new 2,000- and 10,000-franc notes (B342, B343) confirmed

Guinea_BCRG_2000_francs_2018.00.00_B342a_PNL_BE_747606_f
Guinea_BCRG_2000_francs_2018.00.00_B342a_PNL_BE_747606_r

Guinea_BCRG_10000_francs_2018.00.00_B343a_PNL_EG_455303_f
Guinea_BCRG_10000_francs_2018.00.00_B343a_PNL_EG_455303_r

Courtesy of Piet van der Pijl and Nin Cheun (Noteshobby).

North Korea new 50-won commemorative note (B360.5) confirmed

North_Korea_DPRK_500_won_2018.00.00_B360.5a_PNL_0046002_f
North_Korea_DPRK_500_won_2018.00.00_B360.5a_PNL_0046002_r

Courtesy of KK Lim ().

Japan to issue new 1,000-, 5,000-, and 10,000-yen notes (B368 - B370) in 2024

On 9 April 2019, Japan’s Ministry of Finance announced plans to introduce a new series of notes in the first half of 2024. The new series will consists of three denominations (the existing 2,000-yen note is not being replaced) featuring bacteriologist Kitasato Shibasaburō on the 1,000-yen note; Tsuda Umeko, founder of Tsuda Juku University and the first Japanese woman to study in the US, on the 5,000-yen note; and industrialist Shibusawa Eiichi (who appears on Korea B201 - B206), on the 10,000-yen note. All three notes will feature 10-digit serial numbers, 3D holographic elements, elaborate watermarks, and larger number to aid the sight-impaired. Existing notes will continue to circulate in parallel for three to four years.


Japan_BOJ_1000_yen_2024.00.00_B368a_PNL_AA_000000_AA_fJapan_BOJ_1000_yen_2024.00.00_B368a_PNL_AA_000000_AA_r

Japan_BOJ_5000_yen_2024.00.00_B369a_PNL_AA_000000_AA_fJapan_BOJ_5000_yen_2024.00.00_B369a_PNL_AA_000000_AA_r

Japan_BOJ_10000_yen_2024.00.00_B370a_PNL_AA_000000_AA_fJapan_BOJ_10000_yen_2024.00.00_B370a_PNL_AA_000000_AA_r

Courtesy of Mark Irwin, Kazutaka Nagura, Lexter Ibasco, 钞票百科 (Chaopiaobaike), and Ryutaro Arai.

Romania new date (2019) 1-leu note (B286b) confirmed

Romania_BNR_1_leu_2018.01.01_B286a_P117_197I_9455446_f
Romania_BNR_1_leu_2018.01.01_B286a_P117_197I_9455446_r
This denomination has not yet been confirmed with prefix beginning with 18.

Courtesy of Catalin Vasilache.

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Azerbaijan new 10-manat note (B403a) confirmed 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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Azerbaijan_CBA_10_manat_2018.00.00_B403a_PNL_A_38724065_r

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

West African States Ivory Coast new sig/date (2019) 1,000-franc note (B121As) confirmed

West_African_States_BC_1000_francs_2019.00.00_B121As_P115A_19269489096_f
West_African_States_BC_1000_francs_2019.00.00_B121As_P115A_19269489096_r
Like B121Ar, but new date (2019) and new signatures (Wadagni/Koné).

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

West African States Upper Volta new sig/date (2019) 1,000-franc note (B121Cs) confirmed

West_African_States_BC_1000_francs_2019.00.00_B121Cs_P315C_19161786639_f
West_African_States_BC_1000_francs_2019.00.00_B121Cs_P315C_19161786639_r
Like B121Cr, but new date (2019) and new signatures (Wadagni/Koné).

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

West African States Ivory Coast new sig/date (2019) 5,000-franc note (B123As) confirmed

West_African_States_BC_5000_francs_2019.00.00_B123As_P117A_19256991393_f
West_African_States_BC_5000_francs_2019.00.00_B123As_P117A_19256991393_r
Like B123Ar, but new date (2019) and new signatures (Wadagni/Koné).

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

Bolivia new signature 200-boliviano note (B416d) confirmed

Bolivia_BCB_200_bolivianos_1986.11.28_B416d_P242_043316600_I_fBolivia_BCB_200_bolivianos_1986.11.28_B416d_P242_043316600_I_r
Like B416c, but new signatures and new printer imprint (OBERTHUR TECHNOLOGIES).

Courtesy of Jacek Stącel.

India new sig/date (2019) 100-rupee note (B301b) confirmed

India_RBI_100_rupees_2019.00.00_B301b_PNL_9EC_090585_+_f
India_RBI_100_rupees_2019.00.00_B301b_PNL_9EC_090585_+_r
Like B301a, but new date (2019) and new signature (Shaktikanta Das).

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

West African States Togo new sig/date (2019) 1,000-franc note (B121Ts) confirmed

West_African_States_BC_1000_francs_2019.00.00_B121Ts_P815T_19703932070_f
West_African_States_BC_1000_francs_2019.00.00_B121Ts_P815T_19703932070_r
Like B121Tr, but new date (2019) and new signatures (Wadagni/Koné).

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

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.”

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India new date (2018) 500-rupee note (B303c) confirmed

India_RBI_500_rupees_2018.00.00_B303c_P114_0SS_069726_A_+_f
India_RBI_500_rupees_2018.00.00_B303c_P114_0SS_069726_A_+_r
Like B303b, but new date (2018). Letter: A, B, F, L, M, S, T.

Courtesy of Simon Biddlestone.

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

Saudi_Arabia_SAMA_100_riyals_2017.00.00_B139b_P41_A_209108617_f
Saudi_Arabia_SAMA_100_riyals_2017.00.00_B139b_P41_A_209108617_r
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.

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

West_African_States_BC_500_francs_2018.00.00_B120Dg_P419D_D_18451179023_f
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

West_African_States_BC_2000_francs_2018.00.00_B122Dr_P416D_18451903737_f
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

West_African_States_BC_1000_francs_2018.00.00_B121Dr_P415D_18452311965_f
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

Romania_BNR_100_lei_2018.01.01_B290b_P121_194H_7075485_fRomania_BNR_100_lei_2018.01.01_B290b_P121_194H_7075485_r
Like B290a, but new date (2019).

Courtesy of Marius Rosca (Pecunia Auctions SRL) and Catalin Vasilache.

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.

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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

Mongolia_MB_20_togrog_2018.00.00_B431f_P63_AM_7301700_f
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.

Libya_CBL_1_dinar_2019.02.18_B550a_PNL_2_1-5_8913877_f
Libya_CBL_1_dinar_2019.02.18_B550a_PNL_2_1-5_8913877_r

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

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

West_African_States_BC_500_francs_2018.00.00_B120Sg_P919S_S_18400455419_f
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.

Guinea_BCRG_20000_francs_2018.00.00_B344a_PNL_AH_013051_fGuinea_BCRG_20000_francs_2018.00.00_B344a_PNL_AH_013051_r

Courtesy of Sabine Leuenberger ().

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

Somalia_CBS_50_shillings_1989.00.00_B309g_P34d_D190_042146_f
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

Algeria_BOA_500_dinars_2018.11.01_B410_PNL_0002435017_10_0002_144700_f
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

Algeria_BOA_1000_dinars_2018.12.01_B411a_PNL_0005272053_08_0004_25153_f
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

Ukraine_NBU_500_hryven_2018.00.00_B855b_P127_AL_2426447_f
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

West_African_States_BC_5000_francs_2018.00.00_B123Ar_P117A_18252602734_f
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

Nigeria_CBN_5_naira_2018.00.00_B234j_P38_DP_9102347_f
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

Paraguay_BCP_10000_guaranies_2017.00.00_B858c_P224_I_00940986_f
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

Paraguay_BCP_50000_guaranies_2017.00.00_B863c_P239_J_42377578_f
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

Northern_Ireland_BOI_5_pounds_2017.05.31_B136a_PNL_AQ_037077_f
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

Northern_Ireland_BOI_10_pounds_2017.05.31_B137a_PNL_AV_299777_f
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

West_African_States_BC_10000_francs_2018.00.00_B124Ar_P118A_18310133790_f
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

Brazil_BCB_2_reais_2010.00.00_B874e_P252_EA_017529601_f
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

Northern_Ireland_DB_10_pounds_2017.07.06_B503a_PNL_AB_4529549_f
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

Colombia_BDR_50000_pesos_2017.08.29_BNL_P462_AJ_02054779_f
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

Northern_Ireland_UBL_5_pounds_2018.04.12_B939a_PNL_AC_026801_f Northern_Ireland_UBL_5_pounds_2018.04.12_B939a_PNL_AC_026801_r

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

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

Northern_Ireland_UBL_10_pounds_2018.04.12_B940a_PNL_AH_809191_f Northern_Ireland_UBL_10_pounds_2018.04.12_B940a_PNL_AH_809191_r

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

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

Iran_CBI_500000_rials_2019.01.01_B296a_PNL_1002_327256_f
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

Philippines_BSP_1000_pesos_2018F.00.00_B1089c_PNL_HS_370460_f
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.

Vanuatu_RBV_500_vatu_2017.00.00_B214a_PNL_AM_17027286_f
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.

Rwanda_BNR_500_francs_2019.02.01_B141a_PNL_BA_0145401_f
Rwanda_BNR_500_francs_2019.02.01_B141a_PNL_BA_0145401_r

Rwanda_BNR_1000_francs_2019.02.01_B142a_PNL_CA_0283501_f
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.

Australia_RBA_20_dollars_2019.00.00_B232a_PNL_AB_192346780_fAustralia_RBA_20_dollars_2019.00.00_B232a_PNL_AB_192346780_r

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

Mongolia_MB_5000_togrog_2018.00.00_B434b_PNL_AP_9607568_fMongolia_MB_5000_togrog_2018.00.00_B434b_PNL_AP_9607568_r
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.

Gibraltar_GOV_10_shillings_2018.00.00_BNP102a_PNL_8K_0996197_f
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

Indonesia_BI_5000_rupiah_2018.00.00_B611d_P156_f
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

Nigeria_CBN_500_naira_2018.00.00_B228u_P30_AA-98_309402_f
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.

Trans-Dniestria_TDRB_1_ruble_2012.00.00_B227a_PNL_f

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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Northern_Ireland_FTB_100_pounds_1998.01.01_B808a_P139b_AA_000082_r

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.

Hungary_MNB_500_forint_2018.00.00_B587.5a_PNL_EG_4767220_fHungary_MNB_500_forint_2018.00.00_B587.5a_PNL_EG_4767220_r
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

Bolivia_BCB_100_bolivianos_1986.11.26_B420a_PNL_A_001409511_fBolivia_BCB_100_bolivianos_1986.11.26_B420a_PNL_A_001409511_r

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.

Jersey new signature 10-pound note (B129b) confirmed

Jersey_SOJ_10_pounds_2010.04.29_B129b_B34_DD_000301_f
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.

Sudan_CBS_100_sudanese_pounds_2019.01.00_B413a_PNL_GA_02139801_fSudan_CBS_100_sudanese_pounds_2019.01.00_B413a_PNL_GA_02139801_r

Courtesy of Lawrence (Larry) Honaker and Andrew Roberts.

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

Syria_CBS_2000_syrian_pounds_2017.00.00_B632b_P117_B-24_8652581_f
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

Nigeria_CBN_10_naira_2018.00.00_B235n_P39_FH_1665102_fNigeria_CBN_10_naira_2018.00.00_B235n_P39_FH_1665102_r
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

Nigeria_CBN_10_naira_2018.00.00_B235m_P39_DM_8016003_f
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

Indonesia_BI_50000_rupiah_2018.00.00_B614c_P159_LEZ_301204_f
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

Sudan_CBS_200_sudanese_pounds_2019.01.00_B414a_PNL_HA_2369438_f
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

Brazil_BCB_100_reais_2010.00.00_B879e_P257_IG_044356066_f
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

Guatemala_BDG_5_quetzales_2014.05.14_B405a_PNL_C_35497237_F_fGuatemala_BDG_5_quetzales_2014.05.14_B405a_PNL_C_35497237_F_r
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.

Czech_Republic_CNB_100_korun_2019.00.00_B129a_PNL_M02_000040_f
Czech_Republic_CNB_100_korun_2019.00.00_B129a_PNL_M02_000040_r

Courtesy of Nick Meister and Kevin Klauss.

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

Paraguay_BCP_2000_guaranies_2017.00.00_B846d_P228_D_00334243_f
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

Paraguay_BCP_5000_guaranies_2017.00.00_B857c_P234_I_00709464_f
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

Hong_Kong_BOC_500_dollars_2018.01.01_B824a_PNL_CR_478991_f
Hong_Kong_BOC_500_dollars_2018.01.01_B824a_PNL_CR_478991_r

Courtesy of Hyunchul Yoo.

Venezuela new date (22.03.2018) 100-bolivar note confirmed

Venezuela_BCV_100_bolivares_2018.03.22_BNL_PNL_G_60355316_f
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

Venezuela_BCV_50_bolivares_2018.05.18_BNL_PNL_E_93004102_f
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).