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

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

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

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

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Armenia BNP301

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Kyrgyzstan B234

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

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Like B839e, but new date (2015), new signatures. Prefix HB.

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

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

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Previously unknown and unissued 5,000-peso denomination dated 2005, series A.

Courtesy of Urs Graf and Lyn Knight Auctions.

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

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Like B301b, but new date (2016). Prefix D/37, D/38.

Courtesy of Marcus Feaver.

Bhutan new 100-ngultrum commemorative note (BNP202) confirmed

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

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

Courtesy of Gylfi Snorrason and Ajay Rawat.

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

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

Courtesy of Frede Hansen.

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

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

Courtesy of Owen Griffiths.

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

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

Courtesy of Owen Griffiths.

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

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

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Courtesy of Trevor Wilkin.

Sierra Leone new note family reported for 2021 introduction

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

Botswana new 10-pula polymer note (B129) confirmed

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Like B124, but printed on polymer. new date (2018), and new signatures. Prefix AE.

Courtesy of .

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

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

Courtesy of Olexandr Danishenko.

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

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Like B407b, but new date (MARCH 2017) and new signature. Prefix BF.

Courtesy of John Miskell.

South Africa new Mandela commemorative note family reported for 18.07.2018 introduction

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

Guatemala new date (20.03.2013) 50-quetzal note confirmed

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

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

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

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

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

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

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Like B249b, but new date (01.06.2017). Prefix WA.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

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

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

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

Albania new 10,000-lek note reportedly approved

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

Courtesy of Nick Meister.