Vanuatu new 500-vatu note (B210) confirmed introduced 27.10.2017

According to an article in the Vanuatu Daily Post, on 27 October 2017 the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu introduced a new 500-vatu polymer note (B210) that completes the new note family.

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Courtesy of Aidan Work and Harry Lin (林琳斌).

Syria chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 43-page catalog covers notes issued by the Banque de Syrie (Bank of Syria) from 1919 to 1920, the Banque de Syrie et du Grand-Liban (Bank of Syria and Greater Lebanon) from 1925 to 1939, the Banque de Syrie et du Liban (Bank of Syria and Lebanon) from 1939 to 1950, the Republique Syrienne (Syrian Republic) from 1942 to 1945, the Institut d’Emission de Syrie (Issuing Institute of Syria) from 1950 to 1955, and the Banque Centrale de Syrie (Central Bank of Syria) from 1957 to present. Revised 17 November 2017.

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Pakistan new date (2017) 20-rupee note confirmed

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Like B233m, but new date (2017). Prefix JM.

Courtesy of Muhammad Zeeshan Yameen.

China new prefix format 1-yuan note (B4109d) confirmed

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Like B4109c, but prefix format X###X.

Courtesy of 嘉瑞 and Mark Irwin.

Turkey new signature 200-lira note (B305c) confirmed

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Like B305b, but new signature 60. Prefix C009.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Kyrgyzstan new 2,000-som commemorative note (B233) reportedly introduced 17.11.2017

This note commemorates the 25th anniversary of the introduction of the national currency, the Kyrgyzstan som. The original design reflects the history of the formation of Kyrgyz statehood: from ancient times to the present day.

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Courtesy of Vladimir Buravlev and Arsentij Khonin.

Romania new date (2017) 5-leu note confirmed

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Like P118, but new date (2017).

Courtesy of Krassy Dimitrov.

North Korea new 5,000-won commemorative note (B360) confirmed

This note is overprinted to commemorate the 100th birthday of Kim Jong Suk, the first wife of Kim Il-Sung.

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Overprinted on B357.

Courtesy of 小小草.

Pakistan new signature 10-rupee note (B231p) confirmed

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Like B231o, but new signature (Tariq Bajwa).

Courtesy of Muhammad Zeeshan Yameen.

Lebanon chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 45-page catalog covers notes issued by the Banque de Syrie et du Grand-Liban (Bank of Syria and Greater Lebanon) from 1925 to 1939, the Banque de Syrie et du Liban (Bank of Syria and Lebanon) from 1939 to 1964, the République Libanaise (Lebanese Republic) from 1942 to 1950, and the Banque du Liban (Bank of Lebanon) from 1964 to present. Revised 10 November 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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  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
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Veneuela new 100,000-bolivar note confirmed introduced 03.11.2017

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Like 100-bolivar note dated 2007-2015, but new color, new denomination, new date (07.09.2017), and new signature.

Courtesy of Alex Zlotin, Dario Silva, Alex Klark, José Daniel Fernández, Antje Bird, and Francisco Bassano.

Mauritius new date (2016) 1,000-rupee note (B429c) confirmed

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Like B429b, but new date (2016). Prefix BP.

Courtesy of Michael Lang.

Trans-Dniester new 1- and 5-ruble commemorative notes (B221, B222) reportedly introduced 03.11.2017

On 3 November 2017, the Trans-Dniester Republican Bank introduced 1- and 5-ruble banknotes commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution. 2,983 pieces of each denomination were issued into circulation. 2,017 pieces of each denomination were sold as numismatic products.

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Courtesy of Albert Vokhmin, Dmitry Nevmyvako, and Vadim Tislenko.

Mexico new date (12.07.2016) 500-peso note confirmed

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Courtesy of Alberto Rios.

Vanuatu new 5,000-vatu note (B213) confirmed introduced 27.10.2017

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Courtesy of Harry Lin (林琳斌).

Moldova new date (2015) 200-leu note (B122) confirmed

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Courtesy of Igor Tereshkov.

Croatia new sig/date (09.07.2012) 50-kuna note (B504b) confirmed

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Like B504a, but new signature and new date (9. SRPANJ 2012). Prefix/suffix A/S. Intro: 25.09.2017.

Courtesy of Robert Mol.

Russia new 2,000-ruble note (B838) confirmed introduced 12.10.2017

According to a press release dated 12 October 2017, the Bank of Russia has introduced a new 2,000-ruble note (B838).

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B838 (PNL): 2,000 рублей (rubles) (US$30)
Blue. Front: Russian text; unknown building; bank seal; cable-stayed Russky Bridge over Eastern Bosphorus Strait in Vladivostok; bridge in gold SPARK; Far Eastern Federal University building in Vladivostok; QR-code. Back: Russian text; rocket on launchpad at Vostochny Cosmodrome in Amur Oblast; map of eastern Russia. 5-mm wide holographic windowed security thread with demetalized 2000. Watermark: Bridge and electrotype 2000. Printer: (Goznak). 157 x 69 mm.
a. 2017. Prefix AA. Intro: 12.10.2017.

Courtesy of Albert Vokhmin and Ole Martin Halck.

Angola new signature 500-kwanza note (B546b) confirmed

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Like B546a, but new signature. Prefix GA.

Courtesy of Murtaza Karimjee (www.africanbanknotes.blogspot.com).

Cambodia new 5,000-rial note (B432) confirmed introduced 25.10.2017

These notes were introduced in 2017 to celebrate the 64th birthday of King Norodom Sihamoni.

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B432 (PNL): 5,000 រៀល (riels) (US$1.20)
Violet and brown. Front: Khmer text; naga, mythical snake; King Norodom Sihanouk wearing beret. Back: English and Khmer text; Kampong Kdei bridge in Siemreap Province. Solid security thread with demetalized *NBC*. Watermark: Unknown. Printer: Unknown. 146 x 68 mm.
a. 2015. Signature 3. Intro: 25.10.2017.