Dominican Republic to issue new family of notes on 01.10.2014

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According to a press release dated 8 September 2014, the Banco Central de la República Dominicana plans to introduce a new family of banknotes on 1 October 2014, with denominations of 50, 100, 200, 500, 1,000 and 2,000 pesos dominicanos. The notes will be dated 2014 and have new designs and new security features. Current notes will continue to circulate in parallel.

The new notes incorporate into their designs the Rose of Bayahibe (Pereskia Quisqueyana Alain), the national flower of the Dominican Republic, replacing the Flower of Mahogany on current notes.

Courtesy of Cleo Phas.

Iraq's central bank has a new governor

According to an article in Iraq Business News dated 12 September 2014, the secretary general of the Council of Ministers, Ali Mohsin Ismail, has been appointed governor of the Central Bank of Iraq, replacing Dr. Abdulbasit Turki (Abdul Basit Turki Saeed).

Courtesy of Dmitry Svobodin.

Iraq new 10,000-dinar note reported


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According to a press release dated 7 August 2014, the Central Bank of Iraq had plans to introduce a new 10,000-dinar banknote. A press release dated 9 September 2014 seems to indicate that the note has actually been introduced, though it is in Arabic which I am unable to translate.

Courtesy of Daisy.

Scotland's Royal Bank of Scotland new sig/date (30.11.2010) 10-pound note confirmed

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10 pounds, 30th NOVEMBER 2010. Like P353, but new date and new signature. Prefix D/87.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Israel new 50-shekel note to be introduced 16.09.2014

The Bank of Israel intends to introduce the new 50-shekel banknote on 16 September 2014.

Courtesy of Cleo Phas.

Trans-Dniester new numismatic products confirmed

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On 22 August 2014, the Trans-Dniester Republican Bank issued 1-, 5-, 10-, and 25-ruble banknotes commemorating 20 years of national currency. 2,020 copies of each denomination were sold in folders. The notes are like the regular issues of 2012, but with a commemorative rosette over the watermark area at lower right front.

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

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (http://www.banknoten.de) and Albert Vokhmin.

Turkmenistan new 1-, 50-, and 100-manat notes confirmed

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According to a press release by the Central Bank of Turkmenistan, revised 1-, 50-, and 100-manat notes have been issued with enhanced security features, including microprinting, pearlescent stripes, and—on the two larger denominations—wider windowed security threads and holographic stripes. The notes are dated 2014 and signed by Gochmyrat Myradov.

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

Courtesy of Vadim Tislenko and Hartmut Fraunhoffer (http://www.banknoten.de).

Congo Democratic Republic new sig/date (30.06.2013) 50-franc note confirmed

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50 francs, 30.06.2013. Like BCC B19a, but new date and new signature (Deogratias Mutombo Mwana Nyembo).

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

India government legally permitted to print 1-rupee notes

According to an article in The Economic Times dated 7 September 2014, the Law Ministry has ruled that Coinage Act of 2011 gives the Government of India authorization to print 1-rupee banknotes, despite the objections of the Reserve Bank of India, which prints all other denominations.

Denmark new date (2012) 1,000-krone note confirmed

1,00 kroner, (20)12. Like P69, but new date. Prefix A5.

Courtesy of Frede Hansen.

Albania arrests governor of central bank

According to a Reuters article dated 5 September 2014, Ardian Fullani, governor of the Banka e Shqiperise (Bank of Albania) since 28 October 2004, was arrested by the State Police on charges of abuse of office after the theft of 713 million lek (US$6.63 million) from the bank vaults over four years by bank employee Ardian Bitfaj.

According to the bank's press release dated 6 September 2014, the supervisory council of the bank recommends the dismissal of Fullani. If that should come to pass, collectors can expect new signature varieties as the governor's signature has appeared on all notes issued during the past decade.

Courtesy of Christof Zellweger.

Macau new sig/date (11.11.2013) 100-pataca note confirmed

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100 patacas, 11 DE NOVEMBRO DE 2013. Like P82, but new date and new signatures (Pedro Cardoso and Rodolfo Vasco Lavrador). Prefix AV.

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

Courtesy of David Murcek (http://stores.ebay.com/The-Monetary-Unit) and Max Keller.

Colombia new date (17.08.2012) 2,000-peso note confirmed

2,000 pesos, 17 DE AGOSTO DE 2012. Like P457, but new date.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Maldives announces design competition for new note series


According to a press release dated 3 September 2014, the Maldives Monetary Authority is calling for designs of a new note series with new designs and modern security features. The door is now open for all Maldivian nationals to submit sketches/designs for the new note series. The submission deadline is 30 October 2014.

Courtesy of AIdan Work.

Indonesia new 100,000-rupiah note confirmed

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According to an article in The Jakarta Post dated 19 August 2014, Bank Indonesia officially released a new 100,000-rupiah note on 17 August. The new note is like the current note of the same denomination (Pick P153), but with BANK INDONESIA at lower left front replaced with NEGARA KESATUAN REPUBLIK INDONESIA (The Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia) and is the first note to bear the signature of a finance minister (Menteri Keuangan). Previously, only top bank officials had their signatures printed on the notes.

Governor Agus Martowardojo also said that Bank Indonesia is moving forward with plans to redenominate the rupiah by slashing three zeroes from the currency.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Indonesia new sig/date (2014) 100,000-rupiah note confirmed

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100,000 rupiah, 2014. Like P153, but new date and new signatures (Agus D.W. Martowardojo and unknown).

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Indonesia new sig/date (2014) 50,000-rupiah note confirmed

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50,000 rupiah, 2014. Like P152, but new date and new signatures (Agus D.W. Martowardojo and Halim Alamsyah).

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Indonesia new sig/date (2014) 20,000-rupiah note confirmed

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20,000 rupiah, 2014. Like P151, but new date and new signatures (Agus D.W. Martowardojo and Ronald Waas).

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Ukraine new sig/date (2014) 500-hryvnia note confirmed

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500 гривень (hryven), 2014. Like NBU B53, but new date and new signature (Stepan Kubiv). Intro: 01.09.2014.

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

Courtesy of Mykhaylo Kharytonov (http://www.worldbanknotes.t15.org).

New Hebrides chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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