Indonesia new signature 50,000-rupiah note (B606g) confirmed

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B606g: Like B606f, but new signature.

Courtesy of Martin Burger.

India new signature 50-rupee note (B294b) confirmed

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B294b: Like B294a, but new signature. No inset letter.

Courtesy of Mohamed Ibrahim.

Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 12-page catalog covers notes issued by the Ministry of Finance of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes from 1919 to 1921, and the National Bank of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes from 1920 to 1926. Published 13 January 2017.

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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  • Security features described in full
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  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
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  • Background information for historical and cultural context
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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Pakistan new date (2016) 50-rupee note (B234l) confirmed

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B234l: Like B234k, but new date (2016). Prefix GM.

Courtesy of Clive Brind.

Indonesia denies rumors of hammer and sickle on new banknotes

According to an article on Tempo.co dated 10 January 2017, Bank Indonesia Governor Agus D.W. Martowadojo assured the public that the image at left front is the bank logo as registration device, not a Soviet hammer and sickle as rumored.

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Bahrain new 1/2-, 1-, and 5-dinar notes reportedly introduced 11.01.2017

According to a press release dated 11 January 2017, the Central Bank of Bahrain will begin introducing new 1/2-, 1-, and 5-dinar notes with enhanced security features (SPARK and Motion thread) and tactile lines added at center right front for the visually impaired.

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Rif Republic chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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The Rif Republic chapter of The Banknote Book is now available as a free download to all.

This 2-page catalog covers notes prepared for the Rif Republic in 1923. Published 10 January 2017.

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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  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
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Kyrgyzstan modified 500- and 1,000-som notes (B231, B232) confirmed

The National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic introduced new banknotes on 1 January 2017. These notes are like the preceding issues, but with revised portraits at left front, round ornament at center front that reveals hidden image of COM when viewed with backlighting (TDLR’s Mask security feature), and the year 2016 at lower right back.

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Courtesy of Vladimir Buravlev.

Mexico new date (12.07.2016) 20-peso note confirmed

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Like P122, but new date (12 JUL. 2016). Series Y.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana

Austria chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 34-page catalog covers notes issued by the Oesterreichisch-Ungarische Bank (Austro-Hungarian Bank) from 1920 to 1922, Oesterreichische Nationalbank (Austrian National Bank) from 1924 to 1997, Alliierte Militärbehörde (Allied Military Authority) in 1944, and Republik Österreich (Republic of Austria) in 1945. Published 6 January 2017.

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
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  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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Singapore new symbol 1,000-dollar note (B207h) confirmed

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B207h: Like B207g, but with one solid house on back below GOVERNMENT. Prefix 5AA.

Courtesy of Teddy Wahidin.

Costa Rica new sig/date (11.09.2013) 2,000-colon note (B558b) confirmed

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B558b: Like B558a, but new date (11 de setiembre de 2013) and new signatures. Series A.

Courtesy of Sev Onyshkevych.

Colombia new date (06.08.2014) 50,000-peso note reported

According to a circular, on 12 December 2016 the Banco de la Republic Colombia introduced a 50,000-peso note like P455 but dated 6 DE AGOSTO DE 2014.

Courtesy of Mauricio Diaz-Chavarro.

Colombia new date (05.09.2013) 10,000-peso note reported

According to a circular, on 12 December 2016 the Banco de la Republic Colombia introduced a 10,000-peso note like P453 but dated 5 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2013.

Courtesy of Mauricio Diaz-Chavarro.

Botswana new date (2014) 10-pula note (B124d) confirmed

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B124d: Like B124c, but new date (2014). Prefix AD.

Courtesy of Andrew Roberts.

Cuba new date (2015) 20-peso note (B908j) confirmed

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B908j: Like B908i, but new date (2015). Series CP-88.

Courtesy of Yigal Arkin.

Cuba new date (2016) 1-peso note (B902c) confirmed

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B902c: Like B902b, but new date (2016). Series GM-11.

Courtesy of Yigal Arkin.

Poland new 10- and 20-złoty notes reported for 2017 introduction

According to ordinance 30/2016 of 1 December 2016, the National Bank of Poland intends to introduce the following new notes:

The 120 x 60 mm dark brown 10-złoty note will feature Prince Mieszko I on the front, dinar coins on the back, and is dated 15 WRZEŚNIA (September) 2016. 1 billion pieces will be introduced beginning 27 February 2017.

The 126 x 63 mm purple and pink 20-złoty note will feature King Bolesław I Chrobry on the front, coins on the back, and is dated 15 WRZEŚNIA (September) 2016. 800 million pieces will be introduced beginning 20 January 2017.

Courtesy of Jan Bogus.

Philippines new sig/date (2016A) 500-peso note confirmed

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Like P210, but new date (2016A) and new signature (Rodrigo Duterte and Amando M. Tetangco, Jr.).

Courtesy of Sing Chia Tan ().

Philippines new sig/date (2016) 20-peso note confirmed

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Like P206, but new date (2016) and new signature (Rodrigo Duterte and Amando M. Tetangco, Jr.). Prefix SN.

Courtesy of Sing Chia Tan ().