India new date (2017) 2,000-rupee note (B305b) confirmed

B305b: Like B305a, but new date (2017). No inset letter.

Courtesy of Rafal Nogowczyk (Nogowczyk).

Azerbaijan new date (2017) 1-manat note (B401b) reported

B401b: Like B401a, but new date (2017). Prefix F.

Proper 300-dpi scans requested.

Courtesy of Vadim Tislenko.

Nepal new 10-rupee note (B291) confirmed

B291: Like B283, but new date, new signature, and new design on back.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Australia new 10-dollar note (B231) confirmed introduced 20.09.2017

According to a press release, the Reserve Bank of Australia has introduced a new 10-dollar note (B231) on 20 September 2017.


Courtesy of Kai Hwong.

Bangladesh new date (2016) 2-taka note (B207e) confirmed

B207e: Like B207d, but new date (2016).

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Uzbekistan new 50,000-som note (B215) confirmed

According to a press release dated 14 August 2017, the Central Bank of Uzbekistan Republic intended to introduce a new 50,000-som note (B215) on 22 August 2017.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson, Daniel Silva, and Bogdans Youscenko.

Hawaii chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 10-page catalog covers notes issued by the Department of Finance from 1879 to 1899. Published 15 September 2017.

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  • 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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Qatar new signature 50-riyal note (B218b) confirmed

B218b: Like B218a, but new signatures.

Courtesy of Igor Tereshkov.

Great Britain new 10-pound polymer note introduced 14.09.2017

On 14 September 2017, the Bank of England introduced a new 10-pound polymer note. Confirmed prefixes: AA, AE, AH, CA, CB.


United States new sig/date (2013) 100-dollar note confirmed

Like P536, but new date (2013) and new signatures.

Courtesy of Vladimir Buravlev.

Israel new 100-new shekel note (B444) confirmed


Courtesy of Paul Nahmias.

Dutch banknote printer Joh. Enschedé en zonen auction

The Dutch firm Joh. Enschedé en zonen is auctioning off its machines due to the closing of the banknote printing department. It's sad to see this venerable printer shuttered, but at least with the auction listings one can get an unprecedented look at the inner workings of a secretive industry.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Moldova new date (2015) 10-leu note (B118) confirmed


Courtesy of Volodymyr Nakonechnyy ().

Moldova new date (2015) 50-leu note (B120) confirmed


Courtesy of Volodymyr Nakonechnyy ().

India new sig/date (2017) 1-rupee note confirmed

Like P108, but new date (2017) and new signatures. Inset letter L.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Venezuela new sig/date (23.03.2017) 500-bolivar note confirmed

Like 500-bolivar note dated 18 DE AGOSTO DE 2016, but with new date (23 DE MARZO DE 2017) and new signature. Prefix B.

Courtesy of Dario Silva.

Thailand new signature 1,000-baht note (B185b) confirmed

B185b: Like B185a, but new signatures.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn (

Sao Tome and Principe new banknote family to be introduced 01.01.2018

On 25 August 2017, the Banco Central de São Tomé e Príncipe unveiled six new banknotes and five new coins as part of the bank’s 25th anniversary celebrations and redenomination efforts. The notes were designed and printed by De La Rue to showcase wildlife and include innovative features to make them secure against counterfeiting. The four largest denominations are protected with Depth Image holograms and StarChrome windowed security threads. The two smallest denominations are printed on Safeguard polymer substrate. The new notes are expected to be introduced on 1 January 2018.


Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Georgia new 5-lari note (B254) confirmed

According to a press release, on 1 September 2017 the National Bank of Georgia introduced a 5-lari note with "upgraded" security features, including UV, microprinting, latent images, windowed security threads, holographic stripes, iridescent stripes, security fibers, watermarks, and more.


Courtesy of Дмитрий Чохонелидзе, Claudio Marana, and Vadim Tislenko.

Philippines new date (2017) 500-peso note confirmed

Like P210, but with new date (2017). Prefix C.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.