Zimbabwe new 20-dollar bearer cheque confirmed

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I'm looking for information about this bearer cheque. It's payment clause stipulates "Pay the bearer on deman on or before 30th June 2009." Issue date is listed as 1st August 2008, which corresponds to Zimbabwe’s revaluation when they struck 10 zeros from the dollar. However, the $20 note (RBZ B59) which they issued on that date doesn’t look anything like this note.

This bearer cheque looks like the $20 (RBZ B86) banknote issued on 02.02.2009, which seems to bear some relation to the vertical numbers at front left: 02022909.

I suspect that this was either an unadopted design or a consignment of bearer cheques which they decided not to issue when they opted to issue banknotes instead.

If anyone has additional information, including images of other denominations with similar designs, I would love to hear from you.

Philippines new date (2014) 1,000-peso note confirmed

1,000 pesos, 2014. Like P211, but new date.

Courtesy of Andy Siegman.

Bangladesh new date (2013) 100-taka note confirmed

100 taka, 2013. Like BB B52, but new date.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Bangladesh new date (2014) 10-taka note confirmed

10 taka, 2014. Like BB B49, but new date.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Scotland new sig/date (30.11.2010) 5- and 10-pound notes confirmed

5 pounds, 30th NOVEMBER 2010. Like P352, but new date and new signature (Stephen Hester).

10 pounds, 30th NOVEMBER 2010. Like P353, but new date and new signature (Stephen Hester).

Courtesy of Tomasz Jazwinski.

German New Guinea chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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The German New Guinea chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$0.99, and as a free download to subscribers or anyone purchasing the Papua New Guinea chapter.

This 3-page catalog covers notes issued by the Australian Military Administration in 1914. Published 17 October 2014.

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  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
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Myanmar new 5,000-kyat note confirmed

According to an article on China.org.cn dated 19 September 2014, the Central Bank of Myanmar will issue a 5,000-kyat banknote with a new design and improved security features on 1 October 2014. Existing 5,000-kyat notes (CBM B15) remain legal tender.

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CBM B17 (PNL): 5,000 kyats
Purple. Front: Elephant. Back: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of the Union) legislature buildings in Zeya Theddhi Ward of Naypyidaw. Color-changing windowed security thread with demetalized Spw MYANMAR CBm. Watermark: Elephant and electrotype 5000. Printer: SECURITY PRINTING WAZI CBM. 150 x 70 mm.
a. No date. Prefix GN. Intro: 01.10.2014.

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

Courtesy of Cleo Phas and Nin Cheun (Noteshobby).

New Zealand new sig/date (2014) 50-dollar note confirmed

50 dollars, (20)14. Like RBNZ B34, but new date and new signature (Graeme Wheeler). Prefix AA - DA.

Courtesy of Scott de Young.

Moldova new date (2013) 1-leu note confirmed

1 leu, 2013. Like BNM B8, but new date.

Courtesy of Albert Vokhmin.

Iraq new sig/date (2013) 5,000-dinar note confirmed

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5,000 dinars, ٢٠١٣ - ١٤٣٤ (2013/AH1434). Like CBI, but new date and signature 17.

Courtesy of Dmitry Svobodin.

Dominican Republic new 50, 100, and 500-peso dominicano notes confirmed

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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. To date only the 50, 100, and 500 pesos dominicanos denominations have been confirmed.

Courtesy of Tomasz Jazwinski and Manuel Rodriguez Cassanello.

Kazakhstan new signature 1,000-tenge note confirmed

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1,000 tenge, 2006. Like NBK B30, but new signature. Prefix ДЖ.

Courtesy of Ömer Yalçinkaya.

Bolivia new signature 20-boliviano note confirmed

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20 bolivianos, 28 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 1986. Like P234, but new signatures, and new imprint (DLR). Suffix I.

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Courtesy of Shane McCulloch (www.newcastlecoins.com.au).

Guatemala new date (17.10.2012) 1-quetzal note confirmed

1 quetzal, 17 DE OCTUBRE DE 2012. Like unlisted notes dated 2 DE MAYO DE 2012, but new date and new imprint (CANADIAN BANK NOTE). Prefix B. Suffix D.

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

Ukraine new sig/date (2014) 200-hryvnia note confirmed

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200 гривень (hryven), 2014. Like NBU B52, but new date and signature (Stepan Kubiv).

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Iran new signature 1,000-rial note confirmed

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1,000 rials, no date. Like P143, but new signatures (Tahmasb Mazaheri and Shamseddin Hosseini).

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Denmark new sig/date (2013) 50-krone notes confirmed

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50 kroner, (20)13. Like P65, but new date and new signatures. Prefix B0.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Morocco chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 29-page catalog covers notes issued by the Protectorat de la France au Maroc (Protectorate of France in Morocco) from 1919 to 1920, the Banque d’État du Maroc (State Bank of Morocco) from 1910 to 1958, the Empire Chérifien, Protectorat de la République Française (Sharif Empire, Protectorate of the French Republic) in 1944, the Banque du Maroc (Bank of Morocco) from 1960 to 1985, and the Bank Al-Maghrib from 1987 to present. Published 10 October 2014.

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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Cambodia chapter available for free for a limited time

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Today I'm pleased to announce another sponsored chapter give-away thanks to the generosity of Robert Bird of Robert's World Money. Robert sells quality banknotes to collectors around the world with more than 2,000 listings with images on eBay and a website with new notes added weekly.

Robert is sponsoring the give-away of the Cambodia chapter. This 23-page catalog covers notes issued by the National Bank of Cambodia, the Cambodia Ministry of Tourism, the National Bank of Kampuchea, the People’s Bank of Kampuchea, the Khmer Rouge, and the National Bank of Cambodia. Revised 22 August 2014.

It normally costs $9.99, but if you are among the first 50 collectors to use the coupon code found on Robert's World Money web site during checkout, you can download the chapter absolutely free. As this is a limited offer, please take advantage of it only if you are truly interested in the notes of Cambodia.

If you are a dealer and are interested in sponsoring a give-away of other chapters, please contact me to discuss the particulars.

Hungary new 5,000-forint note reported

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This undated, unsigned, and unnumbered 5,000-forint note is similar to P199. I personally examined the note at the recent show in Valkenburg and can confirm that it is intaglio printed on high-quality security paper complete with watermarks, holographic stripe, and other security features.

Rumor was that a pack of unfinished notes was stolen from the printer (Pénzjegynyomda Rt.) and that this denomination will be issued shortly as the second member of the new note family started with the introduction of the 10,000-forint on 2 September 2014.

However, I recently received the following email from the bank's Communication and Protocol Department: "The undated, unsigned, and unnumbered 5,000-forint note published on your website is a trial print of the previous years used for testing purposes, representing no value. This banknote specimen is not part of the new forint banknote series issued by Magyar Nemzeti Bank (the central bank of Hungary)."