Cambodia new 500-riel note confirmed

NBC B29 (PNL): 500 រៀល (riels) (US$0.10)
Pink and gray. Front: Naga, mythical snake; coat of arms; King Sihamoni. Back: Nak Loeung Bridge; car driving over Kizuna (Cambodia-Japan Friendship) bridge over Mekong river at Kampong Cham. No security thread. Watermark: Floral pattern. Printer: Unknown. 138 x 64 mm.
a. 2014. Signature 3. Intro: 14.01.2014.

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Courtesy of Nin Cheun (Noteshobby).

Switzerland new sig/date (2013) 10-franc note confirmed

10 francs, (20)13. Like P67, but new date and new signatures (Jean Studer and Fritz Zurbrügg).

Courtesy of Christof Zellweger.

The Banknote Book reviewed in CoinsWeekly

I'm very pleased to see that Ursula Kampmann reviewed The Banknote Book in CoinsWeekly on 8 January 2015. Read the full review in translated English or in the original German.

Nigeria new signature variety 1,000-naira note confirmed

The Governor's signature on the 1,000-naira note dated 2013 and 2014 is confirmed in two different lengths. One in which it is longer than the Director's signature, and another in which they are about the same length.

Courtesy of Chris Hall.

Nigeria new date (2014) 20-naira note confirmed

20 naira, 2014. Like CBN B32, but new date (signatures: Sanusi Lamido Sanusi and Mahmoud K. Umar).

This denomination has been confirmed dated 2014 with two different signature combinations (the pair cited above, as well as Godwin Emefiele and Olufemi Fabamwo). Curiously, there appears to be overlapping of the prefixes for the signature varieties, with alphabetically earlier prefixes appearing on notes with the newer signatures than the older signatures.

Courtesy of Evžen Škňouřil.

Jamaica new date (01.01.2014) 1,000-dollar note confirmed

1,000 dollars, 01.01.2014. Like BOJ B41g, but new date. Prefix AG - AP.

Courtesy of André Chin.

Romania new date (2013) 10-leu note confirmed

10 lei, 1 decembrie 2008 / (20)13. Like P119, but new date.

Courtesy of Thomas Krause.

Belarus new 500,000-ruble note under consideration

According to an article on Belarusian News dated 20 January 2015, the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus is considering introducing a 500,000-ruble banknote. “The final decision will be made taking into account the current economic situation and will be announced by the National Bank in advance,” the bank said.

Peru new 20-nuevo sole note confirmed


20 nuevos pesos, 17 DE ENERO DE 2013. Like P183, but new date, new signatures, and subtle color changes on front and back.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Peru new sig/date (22.03.2012) 50-nuevo sole note confirmed

50 nuevos soles, 22 DE MARZO DE 2012. Like P184, but new signatures and new date. Prefix/suffix A/N.

Courtesy of Andrew Quirke.

Cambodia new 100-riel note confirmed

NBC B28 (PNL): 100 រៀល (riels) (Orange and brown. Front: Naga, mythical snake; King Father as a young monk. Back: Silver Pagoda of Royal Palace in Phnom Penh. No security thread. Watermark: Floral pattern. Printer: Unknown. 138 x 64 mm.
a. 2014. Signature 3. Intro: 14.01.2015.

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Courtesy of Nin Cheun (Noteshobby).

Cuba new date (2014) 100-peso note confirmed

100 pesos, 2014. Like BCC B12e, but new date. Prefix AH03.

Courtesy of Yigal Arkin.

Cuba new date (2005) 3-peso note confirmed

3 pesos, 2005. Like BCC B3a, but new date. Prefix FB04.

Courtesy of Yigal Arkin.

Nigeria new sig/date (2014) 20-naira note confirmed

20 naira, 2014. Like CBN B32l, but new date and new signatures (Godwin Emefiele and Olufemi Fabamwo).

Courtesy of Evžen Škňouřil.

Cambodia new 100- and 500-riel notes reported



According to a Khmer Times article dated 14 January 2015, the National Bank of Cambodia has reportedly issued new 100 រៀល (riels) and 500 រៀល (riels) notes.

The orange and brown 100-riel note depicts the King Father as a young monk on the front, the Silver Palace on the back, and a Khmer statue as the watermark. The pink and gray 500-riel note depicts King Sihamoni on the front, the Kizuna bridge on the back, and the Nak Loeung Bridge as the watermark. Both notes measure 138 x 64 mm.

Courtesy of Allan Lim, Mike, and Claudio Marana.

Cuba new 200-, 500-, and 1,000-peso notes to be issued 01.02.2015

According to various sources, on 1 February 2015 the Banco Central de Cuba will introduce new 200-, 500-, and 1,000-peso notes to ease economic transactions as currently the largest denomination is the 100-peso note (BCC B12).

All three notes are dated 2010 and measure 150 x 70 mm.
  • The orange 200-peso note features a portrait of Frank País on front and city school 26 July on back.
  • The green 500-peso note features a portrait of Ignacio Agramonte on front and an image of the Constituent Assembly Guáimaro on back.
  • The red 1,000-peso note features a portrait of Julio Antonio Mella on front and a view of the University of Havana on back.

The notes will be protected against counterfeiting by windowed security threads, watermarks of Celia Sanchez and the portrait of the note plus electrotype denomination, and microprinting. There are also intaglio printed marks to assist the visually impaired.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana, Raul Perez-Alejo Neyra, Johnny Mollindo, Emilio Jesús, Cleo Phas, and Yigal Arkin.

Somaliland new sig/date (2012) 1,000-shilling note confirmed

1,000 shillings, 2012. Like BOS B23a, but new date and new signature.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Denmark chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 17-page catalog covers notes issued by the Danmarks Nationalbank (Danish National Bank) from 1937 to present. Published 16 January 2015.

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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Trinidad and Tobago new 5-dollar note confirmed

5 dollars, 2006. Like CBTT B22, but new signature (Jwala Rambarran, who took over as governor from Ewart S. Williams on 13.07.2012) and raised horizontal bars at upper left and right front to assist the visually impaired distinguish between denominations.

Courtesy of Rachel Peters.

Vietnam new date (2014) 500,000-dong note confirmed

500,000 dong, (20)14. Like SBV B48i, but new date.

Courtesy of Mark Fox.