Romania new coat of arms/date (20)18 100-leu note confirmed

Like P121, but new date: 1 ianuarie 2018 / (20)18; and new coat of arms with crowned eagle.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

West African States new sig/date (2017) 500-franc note (B120Cf) confirmed

Like B120Ce, but new signatures and new date (20)17.

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

West African States new sig/date (2017) 1,000-franc note (B121Sq) confirmed

Like B121Sp, but new signatures and new date (20)17.

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

West African States new sig/date (2017) 2,000-franc note (B122Cq) confirmed

Like B122Cq, but new signatures and new date (20)17.

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

India new date (2018) 20-rupee note (B293d) confirmed

Like B293c, but new date (2018).

Courtesy of Mohamed Ibrahim.

Netherlands Antilles new date (01.08.2016) 10-gulden note (B225h) confirmed

Like B225g, but new date (1 augustus 2016).

Courtesy of Wally Myers.

Somalia new sig/date (1989) 100-shilling note (B310g) confirmed

The top note is B310f, dated 1989 with signature 5, confirmed with series D171 - D236. The bottom note B310g is also dated 1989, but has earlier signature 4, and series D242 - D248. If anyone has other examples of this note dated 1989 with signature 4, please send scans so the series ranges can be determined.

Pakistan new date (2018) 10-rupee note (B231q) confirmed

Like B231p, but new date (2018). Prefix AWM.

Courtesy of Muhammad Zeeshan Yameen.

Nigeria new date (2018) 200-naira note (B227x) confirmed

Like B227w, but new date (2018). Prefix AG/97.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Switzerland new 200-franc note to be unveiled 15.08.2018

According to a press release dated 19 March 2018, the Swiss National Bank plans to unveil the design of its new 200-franc note on 15 August 2018, and introduce the note into circulation on 22 August 2018.

Courtesy of Christof Zellweger.

Ethiopia new date (2017) 5-birr note (B331f) confirmed

Like B331e, but new date (2009/2017). Prefix DG.

Courtesy of Numisnota (

Philippines revised 100-peso note confirmed

Like P222, but changes in the format of the scientific name on back, and the year at left center front in larger font size. Prefix EX.

Courtesy of Юрий Колесников.

Philippines new date (2017F) 20-peso note confirmed

Like P206, but new date (2017F). Prefix EN.

Courtesy of Юрий Колесников.

Philippines revised 1,000-peso note confirmed

Like P211, but changes in the format of the scientific name on back, the year at left center front in larger font size, and without MEDAL OF HONOR at lower center front.

Courtesy of Max Keller.

Ireland may stop printing euro banknotes

According to an RTE article dated 9 March 2018, the board of the Central Bank of Ireland is considering a recommendation to stop printing euro banknotes at the bank's Currency Centre in Sandyford, Co Dublin. Ireland would continue to use euro banknotes printed elsewhere.

Courtesy of Jim Chen.

Venezuela new watermark 100,000-bolivar note reportedly introduced 14.03.2018

According to a press release dated 12 March 2018, El Banco Central de Venezuela has introduced a 100,000-bolivar note like the one dated 7 DE SEPTEMBRE DE 2017, but with a revised watermark of a new portrait of Simón Bolívar and electrotype BCV instead of electrotype 100.

Courtesy of José Daniel Fernández.

Ukraine to replace 1, 2, 5, and 10 kryven notes with coins

On 14 March 2018, the National Bank of Ukraine announced that it will stop printing and issuing banknotes of 1, 2, 5, and 10 hryven, and will gradually replace worn notes with coins of the same denominations.

Courtesy of Dmytry Nevmyvako.

Thailand new note family (B193 - B197) scheduled for April and July 2018 introduction

According to a press release dated 8 March 2018, the Bank of Thailand plans to introduce the 17th series of notes. The fronts feature the new king, Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, and the backs features two kings in order of reign, along with images of memorable royal duties. The three lower denominations will be introduced 6 April 2018, followed by the two larger denominations on 28 July 2018.


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Canada unveils new 10-dollar note (B379) to be introduced late 2018

On 8 March 2018, International Women’s Day, the Bank of Canada unveiled the design of a new 10-dollar polymer note featuring Viola Desmond, a successful black Nova Scotian businesswoman who challenged racial segregation in 1946. The note is the first regular issue Canadian note to feature an iconic woman, and the first vertically oriented design.
With the issuance of this new 10-dollar note, the Bank of Canada’s approach to issuing bank notes is changing. Rather than issuing all five denominations within a short time frame, a new note will be issued every few years, allowing the integration of the latest security features each time a new note is issued. The next 5-dollar note will also feature a new iconic portrait subject and supporting imagery. Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, and first francophone Prime Minister, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, will be honored on higher value banknotes when they are redesigned. These changes mean that former prime ministers William Lyon Mackenzie King and Sir Robert Borden will no longer be portrayed on banknotes. The 20-dollar denomination will continue to feature the reigning monarch.


Congo Democratic Republic new sig/date (30.06.2013) 200-franc note (B321c) confirmed

Like B321b, but new date (30.06.2013), new signature, and new imprint (GIESECKE & DEVRIENT / MUNICH). Prefix/suffix NC/L.

Courtesy of Andrew Roberts.