Iran chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 23-page catalog covers notes issued by the Banque Mellié Iran/Bank Melli Iran (National Bank of Iran) from 1932 to 1958. Published 19 December 2014.

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  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
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Hungary new 10,000-forint note confirmed

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On 2 September 2014, the Magyar Nemze Bank released a revised 10,000-forint note like the current issue (P200), but with new color scheme and updated security features. This is the first denomination to be revised, but the bank intends to update all denominations by 2018.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (www.banknoten.de).

Iran new 500,000-rial cheque reported

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According to various web sites, the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran has introduced a new 500,000-rial cheque depicting the dome of Imam Reza Holy Shrine in Mashhad on front and the Esmail Talayi fountain in the shrine’s court on back.

Courtesy of Ms. Hamaseh Golestaneh and Christian Funke.

Colombia to commemorate writer Gabriel García Marquez on money

According to an article on El Comercio.com dated 16 December 2014, the Colombian Congress has passed a law to honor 1982 Nobel literature prize winning writer Gabriel García Marquez on the next banknotes or coins introduced by the Banco de la República.

Courtesy of Andres Collazos.

Iran new 20,000-rial note reported

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20,000 rials, no date. Like unlisted 20,000-rial introduced in 2009, but new building (Qajar mansion called Aghazadeh House in Abarkuh) depicted on back. Signatures Ali Tayebnia and Valiyollah Seyf. Intro: 15.12.2014. Read press release in Farsi.

Courtesy of Ms. Hamaseh Golestaneh and Christian Funke.

Nigeria new 100-naira commemorative to be issued 19.12.2014

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On 12 November 2014, Nigerian President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan unveiled a new 100-naira banknote to commemorate Nigeria's 100 years of existence. According to an article on allAfrica, the note will be introduced on 19 December 2014.

Dominican Republic new 2,000-peso dominicano note confirmed

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2,000 pesos dominicanos, 2014. On 2 October 2014, the Banco Central de la República Domincano issued a new family of notes dated 2014 with enhanced security features and redesigned images. According to a press release, the notes are printed by De La Rue.

This denomination is very similar in color to the new 500-peso dominicano note of the same family. I would not be surprised if one of these is reissued in a more distinct color because it's very confusing to the public when two notes are visually so similar.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Trinidad & Tobago new 50-dollar polymer note reported

According to the Central Bank of Trinidad & Tobago, this redesigned 50-dollar note printed on polymer substrate reflects “the beauty of our people and the diversity off our flora.” It replaces the preceding 50-dollar paper note issued in 2012, which failed to gain public acceptance because it was similar in color to other denominations and the misperception that it was a commemorative note. Both notes will circulate in parallel, though the paper notes will be slowly withdrawn as they are returned to the central bank. If the polymer note is warmly received, the bank intends to issue other denominations on polymer substrate in the future.



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CBTT B34 (P50): 50 dollars (US$8)
Gold, brown, purple, red, and green. Front: Coat of arms; red hibiscus flower; SPARK Orbital hibiscus; red-capped cardinal bird in flight. Back: Red-capped cardinal in flight; Eric Williams Financial Complex in Port of Spain; female masquerader in Carnival costume. No security thread. Watermark: None. Printer: (TDLR). 156 x 66 mm. Polymer.
a. 2014. Signature 9. Prefix AA. Intro: 15.12.2012.

Kazakhstan new 1,000-tenge note reported

According to a press release dated 12 December 2014, the National Bank of Kazakhstan has introduced a regular issue 1,000-tenge note with new design.

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NBK B43 (PNL): 1,000 tenge (US$5.50)
Yellow, brown, orange, and blue. Front (vertical): National emblem; SPARK patch; flying doves and Kazakh Eli monument in Astana; flag. Back: Outline of Kazakhstan; mountains and landscape features of the Ustyurt Plateau. 4-mm wide StarChrome windowed security thread with demetalized text. Watermark: Mythic Samruk bird with electrotype 1000. Printer: (BFoNBK). 134 x 70 mm.
a. 2014. Signature 7. Prefix АА. Intro: 12.12.2014.

Courtesy of Arsentij Khonin, Cleo Phas, and Ömer Yalçinkaya.

Mexico new sig/date (10.06.2013) 500-peso note confirmed

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500 pesos, 10 JUN. 2013. Like P126, but new date and new signatures. Serie AB.

This is the first note with the signature of Javier Guzman Calafell. He was appointed member of the board of governors of the Bank of Mexico from 2013 to 2020.

Courtesy of Cedrian Lopez-Bosch.

Mexico new sig/date (17.10.2013) 500-peso note confirmed

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500 pesos, 17 OCT. 2013. Like P126, but new date and new signatures. Serie AC.

Courtesy of Alberto Rios.

Mexico new sig/date (23.01.2012) 200-peso note confirmed

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200 pesos, 23 ENE. 2012. Like P125, but new date and new signatures. Serie AM.

Courtesy of Alberto Rios.

Mexico new sig/date (10.06.2013) 200-peso note confirmed

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200 pesos, 10 JUN. 2013. Like P125, but new date and new signatures. Serie AN.

Courtesy of Cedrian Lopez-Bosch.

Netherlands Antilles new date (01.02.2014) 10-guilder note confirmed

10 gulden (guilders), 1 februari 2014. Like BNA B25, but new date.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Georgia new sig/date (2014) 100-lari note confirmed

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100 lari, 2014. Like B52, but new date and new signatures (Giorgi Kadagidze and Nodar Khaduri).

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Somaliland new sig/date (2012) 5,000-shilling note confirmed

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5,000 shillings, 2012. Like BOS B24a, but new date and new signatures.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Chris Twining (http://www.pagescoinsandcurrency.com).

Russia to issue 100-ruble Crimea commemorative note in 2015

According to an article on Lentra.ru dated 8 December 2014, the Central Bank of the Russian Federation has confirmed it intends to may issue a 100-ruble banknote commemorating the Crimea in 2015.

Courtesy of Albert Vokhmin.

Mauritania new 200-ouguiya note reported

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According to a press release, persuant to Décret Nº 237-2014 the Central Bank of Mauritania has issued a new 200-ouguiya banknote. The design is based upon the preceding note (BCM B15), but is reduced in size to 134 x 65 mm. Both notes will circulate in parallel.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Mauritania new 1,000-ouguiya note reported

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According to an Innovia Security press release dated 4 December 2014, persuant to Décret Nº 2136-2014 the Central Bank of Mauritania has issued a new 1,000-ouguiya banknote printed on Innovia's Guardian polymer substrate. The design is based upon the preceding paper note (BCM B17), but is reduced in size to 140 x 70 mm. Both notes will circulate in parallel.

Courtesy of Alex Zlotin.

Uganda new date (2013) 1,000-shilling note confirmed

1,000 shillings, 2013. Like BOU B54a, but new date. Prefix BN.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (www.banknoten.de).