Belarus new 5- and 10-ruble notes (B144 and B145) reportedly 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).

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
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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

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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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  • 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
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  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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.

China new 1-, 10-, 20-, and 50-yuan notes (B4118 - B4122) reported for 30.08.2019 introduction

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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China_PBC_1_yuan_2019.00.00_B4118as_PNLs_AA00_000000_r

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China_PBC_10_yuan_2019.00.00_B4120as_PNLs_AA00_000000_r

China_PBC_20_yuan_2019.00.00_B4121as_PNLs_AA00_000000_f
China_PBC_20_yuan_2019.00.00_B4121as_PNLs_AA00_000000_r

China_PBC_50_yuan_2019.00.00_B4122as_PNLs_AA00_000000_f
China_PBC_50_yuan_2019.00.00_B4122as_PNLs_AA00_000000_r

Courtesy of Ivan Bogdanov.

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).

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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.

Solomon Islands new 5-dollar polymer note (B221a) reported for 02.05.2019 introduction

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

Solomon_Islands_CBSI_5_dollars_2019.05.02_B221a_PNL_A-1_327304_fSolomon_Islands_CBSI_5_dollars_2019.05.02_B221a_PNL_A-1_327304_r

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.

Sudan new 500-pound note (B415) reported

Sudan_CBS_500_sudanese_pounds_2019.01.00_B415as_PNLs_JA_00000000_fSudan_CBS_500_sudanese_pounds_2019.01.00_B415as_PNLs_JA_00000000_r

Courtesy of Nikita Shtifanov.

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

Macau reportedly to introduce 20-pataca commemorative notes (B090, B235) in 2019

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

Macau_BOC_20_patacas_2019.00.00_B235a_PNL_AA_000000_fMacau_BOC_20_patacas_2019.00.00_B235a_PNL_AA_000000_r

Courtesy of 钞票百科 (Chaopiaobaike).

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.

Uzbekistan_CBU_100000_som_2019.00.00_B216a_PNL_AS_0357866_fUzbekistan_CBU_100000_som_2019.00.00_B216a_PNL_AS_0357866_r

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.

Switzerland_SNB_1000_francs_2017.00.00_B360a_P80_17_A_7441492_f Switzerland_SNB_1000_francs_2017.00.00_B360a_P80_17_A_7441492_r

“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

Sudan_CBS_20_sudanese_pounds_2017.03.00_B410d_P74_EM_80562825_fSudan_CBS_20_sudanese_pounds_2017.03.00_B410d_P74_ER_99130392_f
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.

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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.

Ukraine_NBU_1_hryvnia_2018.00.00_B844c_P116A_IOK_2682051_f
Ukraine_NBU_1_hryvnia_2018.00.00_B844c_P116A_IOK_2682051_r
Ukraine_NBU_2_hryvni_2018.00.00_B845e_P117_IOK_5638274_f
Ukraine_NBU_2_hryvni_2018.00.00_B845e_P117_IOK_5638274_r

Courtesy of Mykhaylo Kharytonov (mbank_notes on eBay).

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

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

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Courtesy of Albert Vokhmin and S. Hakim Hamdani.

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

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

Courtesy of Franer Jürgen.

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

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

Courtesy of Ilkka Malmi.

Romania new 5-leu note (B287a) confirmed

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

Courtesy of Catalin Vasilache.

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

The Česká Národní Banka held a competition to design a new 100-korun banknote featuring Alois Rasin to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Czechoslovak koruna. On 1 March 2018, the bank announced its decision to approve the following design submitted by painter Eva Hašková. The new note was sold at a premium to face value beginning on 31 January 2019.

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Courtesy of Kevin Klauss and Manfred Dietl.

Northern Ireland First Trust Bank to cease banknote issuance on 30.06.2022

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

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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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Bahamas_CBB_0.50_dollar_2018.00.00_B348a_PNL_A_005401_r

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.

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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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

Jamaica_BOJ_500_dollars_2018.06.01_B240j_P85_CL_625902_fJamaica_BOJ_500_dollars_2018.06.01_B240i_P85_CL_625902_r
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.

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
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  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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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.

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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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.

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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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).