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

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

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

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

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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

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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.

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
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
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  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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Qatar new signature 50-riyal note (B218b) confirmed

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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.

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

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

Courtesy of Vladimir Buravlev.

Israel new 100-new shekel note (B444) confirmed

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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

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Courtesy of Volodymyr Nakonechnyy ().

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

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Courtesy of Volodymyr Nakonechnyy ().

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

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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

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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

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B185b: Like B185a, but new signatures.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn (http://www.facebook.com/myriakorea).

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.

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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.


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

Philippines new date (2017) 500-peso note confirmed

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

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Philippines new date (2017) 1,000-peso note confirmed

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Like P211, but with new date (2017). Prefix DT.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Nigeria new date (2017) 20-naira note (B232q) confirmed

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B232q: Like B232p, but new date (2017). Prefix ED.

Courtesy of Felix Ohmberger.

Brazil new signature 5-real note (B875c) confirmed

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B875c: Like B875b, but new signatures. Prefix DH.

Courtesy of Clive Brand.

Suriname new signature 50- and 100-dollar notes reported

According to a press release dated 21 August 2017, the Central Bank of Suriname introduced 50- and 100-dollar notes (B548 and B549, respectively) with new signature of bank president, Glenn Gersie. No word on whether the date or any other features have also changed.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Hungary unveils upgraded 1,000-forint note to be introduced 01.03.2018

According to a press release, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank has unveiled a new 1,000-forint note with enhanced security features to be introduced 1 March 2018. The existing notes of the same denomination will be withdrawn starting 1 November 2018, and will be demonetized 1 November 2038.

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Courtesy of Ilkka Malmi and Antje Bird.

Maldives new 5-rufiyaa note (B223) confirmed

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According to a press release, the Maldives Monetary Authority introduced a new 5-rufiyaa polymer banknote in July 2017. This denomination was supposed to be replaced by a coin after the bank introduced its new note family on 26 January 2016, but the bank has reversed its decision and issued a new note instead.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana, Igor Nosenko, and Hermann Huber.

India new 200-rupee note (B302) confirmed

According to a press release dated 24 August 2017, the Reserve Bank of India introduced a new 200-rupee note (B302) on 25 August 2017.

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Courtesy of Mohamed Ibrahim, Claudio Marana, Yaqoob AlShaer, and Richard Miranda.

Poland new 20-złoty commemorative note (BNP821) confirmed introduced 21.08.2017

To commemorate the 300th anniversary of the “Coronation of the Icon of Our Lady of Częstochowa” (The Blessed Virgin Mary), the National Bank of Poland plans to issue up to 55,000 new 20-złoty banknotes for 60 złotych each beginning on 21 August 2017. The note was designed by Justyna Kopecka.

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Courtesy of Michael Reissner and Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Nepal new 5-rupee note (B290) confirmed

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B290: Like B285, but new date, new signature, and new design on back.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Dennis Zammit.

India new 50-rupee note (B300) confirmed

According to a press release dated 18 August 2017, the Reserve Bank of India has introduced a new 50-rupee note (B300) in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) series.

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Courtesy of Mohamed Ibrahim.

Nigeria new date (2017) 50-naira note (B236j) confirmed

Nigeria_CBN_50_naira_2017.00.00_B236j_P40_TU_0855115_f
B236j: Like B236i, but new date (2017). Prefix TU.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Congo Democratic Republic new printer 200-franc note (B321b) confirmed

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B321b: Like B321a, but new printer imprint (HOTEL DES MONNAIES) at lower right back. Prefix NC.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Macau chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 44-page catalog covers notes issued by the Banco Nacional Ultramarino (Overseas National Bank) from 1905 to present, and the Banco da China (Bank of China) from 1995 to present. Revised 18 August 2017.

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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Vanuatu new 5,000-vatu polymer note (B213) reported for 28.07.2017 introduction

According to an article in the Vanuatu Daily Post dated 13 July 2017, the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu planned to introduce a new 5,000-vatu note (B213) on 28 July 2017, followed by a new 500-vatu note (B210) in November or December 2017. Both new notes are printed on polymer substrate by Note Printing Australia.

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Courtesy of Alex Zlotin and Claudio Marana.

Jamaica new date (01.06.2015) 50-dollar note (B249b) confirmed

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B249b: Like B249a, but new date (01.06.2015). Prefix VT.

Courtesy of Chris Schneider (http://www.ebay.com/usr/scottie3014).

Nigeria new date (2017) 500-naira note (B228s) confirmed

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B228s: Like B228r, but new date (2017). Prefix Y/50.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Kazakhstan new 500-tenge note (B147) confirmed

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B147: Like B129, but no signature, and changes to bank name.

Courtesy of Said Chelmouni, Denis Orlov, Arsentiy Khonin, and Ömer Yalçinkaya.

Central African States new signature 2,000-franc note (B108Mc) confirmed

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B108Mc: Like B108M, but new signatures.

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

West African States new sig/date (2017) 10,000-franc note (B124Cq) confirmed

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B124Cq: Like B124Cp, but new date (2017) and new signatures.

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

Swaziland new 10-lilangeni note (B236) confirmed

On 24 July 2017, the Central Bank of Swaziland began issuing a green 10-lilangeni note to reduce confusion between the preceding blue 10-lilangeni note and South Africa’s blue 100-rand note (B770), which also circulates in Swaziland. Aside from the color change and addition of the text VISION 2022 (a reference to social programs designed to transform Swaziland into a “first world” nation by that year) vertically at right front and left back, the note is identical in design to the preceding issues. However, there are discrepancies in the bank’s own promotional material as to whether security and sight-impaired features have changed.

Because the current 200-lilangeni note is also green, that denomination will be redesigned to avoid confusion with this new note. The 100-lilangeni is also expected to be redesigned for unspecified reasons. These larger denominations are scheduled for introduction on 1 January 2018.

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Courtesy of Hermann Huber.

South Sudan new sig/date (2017) 100-pound note (B106c) confirmed

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B106c: Like B106b, but new signatures (Othom Rago Ajak and Stephen Dhieu Dau Ayik), and new date (2017). Prefix AE.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Timor chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 18-page catalog covers notes issued by the Banco Nacional Ultramarino (Overseas National Bank) from 1910 to 1969. Published 4 August 2017.

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

Subscribe to The Banknote Book
If you collect the entire world or a large number of countries, buying an annual subscription is the best deal because it's less expensive than buying chapters individually, and it entitles you to every chapter currently available as well as everything published—or revised (click here to see the Change Log)—during the next 12 months.

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Indonesia new date (2017) 50,000-rupiah note (B614b) confirmed

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Indonesia_BI_50000_rupiah_2017.00.00_B614b_PNL_JAO_866948_r
B614b: Like B614a, but new date (2017). Prefix JAO.

Courtesy of Juergen-Franer.

Venezuela new sig/date (23.03.2017) 1,000-bolívar note confirmed

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23 DE MARZO DE 2017. Prefix B, Z (replacement).

Courtesy of Dario Silva.

South Sudan new sig/date (2016) 50-pound note (B105c) confirmed

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B105c: Like B105b, but new signatures and new date (2016). Prefix AG.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Indonesia new date (2017) 100,000-rupiah note (B615b) confirmed

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B615b: Like B615a, but new date (2017). Prefix SAD.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn (http://www.facebook.com/myriakorea).

Indonesia new date (2017) 10,000-rupiah note (B612b) confirmed

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B612b: Like B612a, but new date (2017). Prefix EBD, NAM.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn (http://www.facebook.com/myriakorea) and Juergen-Franer.

Argentina new signature 100-peso note confirmed

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Argentina_BCRA_100_pesos_2016.00.00_P358c_64107767_GA_r
Like P358c, but new signatures. Suffix GA.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Nigeria new date (2017) 10-naira note (B235l) confirmed

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Nigeria_CBN_10_naira_2017.00.00_B235l_P39_EG_6301098_r
B235l: Like B235k, but new date (2017). Prefix EG.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Philippines new sig/date (2017F) 100-peso note confirmed

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Like P222, but new signature and new date (2017F). Prefix AL.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Thailand new commemorative note family (B188 - B192) scheduled for 20.09.2017 intro

According to a press release dated 20 July 2017, Governor Veerathai Santiprabhob announced the Bank of Thailand’s intention to issue a new family of banknotes designed to commemorate King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The new notes are like the preceding issues, but with different backs.

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Courtesy of Liew Siang Ping.

Madagascar new notes confirmed introduced 17.07.2017

Banky Foiben'i Madagasikara introduced the first of a new family of notes with the following denominations. The four larger denominations were issued on 17 July 2017, to be followed by the four smaller denominations on 18 September 2017. The theme remains “Madagascar and its Riches,” including economic activities, biodiversity, culture, and tourist sites. All the notes will have tactile geometric features for the sight-impaired, zebu head watermarks, security threads, and iridescent stripes.

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Courtesy of Ömer Yalçinkaya (eBay store).

Mongolia new sig/date (2017) 1,000-tögrög note (B433c) confirmed

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Mongolia_MB_1000_togrog_2017.00.00_B433c_P67_AV_0002873_r
B433c: Like B433b, but new date (2017) and new signature (Bayartsaikhan Nadmid).

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Turkey new signature 50- and 100-lira notes (B303c and B304c) reported

According to a press release dated 14 July 2017, the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey has introduced new signature varieties for its 50- and 100-lira notes (B303c and B304c, respectively).

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Courtesy of Nazim Alper Ates and M. Okyay Demirors.

Great Britain unveils new 10-pound polymer note for 14.09.2017 intro

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On 18 July 2017, the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austin, the Bank of England unveiled a 10-pound note featuring the 19th century novelist. It is the first BOE note with a tactile feature to help the sight impaired. The note will be introduced into circulation on 14 September 2017. It will circulate in parallel with the preceding paper note, which will be withdrawn in the first half of 2018.

Vietnam new date (2017) 500,000-dong note (B348m) confirmed

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B348m: Like B348l, but new date (2017).

Courtesy of Don Ludwig and Stane Štraus (www.polymernotes.org).

Pakistan new date (2017) 5,000-rupee note (B239j) confirmed

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B239j: Like B239i, but new date. Prefix AN - AQ.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Colombia new date (02.08.2016) 1,000-peso note confirmed

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Like P456, but new date (2 DE AGOSTO DE 2016).

Courtesy of Mauricio Diaz-Chavarro.

Paraguay upgraded security threads on 50,000-guaraní note (B863b) confirmed

According to a press release dated 22 December 2016, the Banco Central del Paraguay introduced new 20,000-, 50,000-, and 100,000-guaraní notes on 23 December 2016. Each denomination is like the preceding issue, but the Motion threads have been replaced by 4-mm wide color-shifting windowed security threads.

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Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Indonesia new date (2017) 5,000-rupiah note (B611b) confirmed

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B611b: Like B611a, but new date (2017), barely visible at lower left back.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn (http://www.facebook.com/myriakorea).

Indonesia new date (2017) 2,000-rupiah note (B610b) confirmed

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B610b: Like B610a, but new date (2017), barely visible at lower left back.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn (http://www.facebook.com/myriakorea).

Romania new date (2017) 100-liu note confirmed

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Like P121, but new date (2017).

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Sudan new sig/date (March 2017) 50-pound note (B411c) confirmed

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B411c: Like B411b, but new date (MARCH 2017) and new signature (Hazim Abdegadir Ahmed Babiker). Prefix FU.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Mozambique new sig/date (16.06.2017) notes confirmed

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According to a press release dated 29 May 2017, the Bank of Mozambique issued on 16 June 2017 a new note family like the existing issues (B234 - B239), but with new signature (Rogerio Zandamela) and new date (16 DE JUNHO DE 2017). Only the 1,000-metical note has yet to be confirmed.

Courtesy of Don Ludwig, Stane Štraus (www.polymernotes.org), and Hermann Huber and Ny Andry Ranaivosolo.

Madagascar new note family to be introduced July/September 2017

Banky Foiben'i Madagasikara intends to introduce a new family of notes with the following denominations: 100, 200, 500, 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, and 20,000 ariary. The four larger denominations will be issued on 17 July 2017, followed by the four smaller denominations on 18 September 2017. The theme remains “Madagascar and its Riches,” including economic activities, biodiversity, culture, and tourist sites. All the notes will have tactile geometric features for the sight-impaired, zebu head watermarks, security threads, and iridescent stripes.

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According to a decree:

The 100-ariary note measures 114 x 60 mm and depicts the Cathédrale d’Ambozontany.

The 200-ariary note measures 119 x 63 mm and depicts the Amber mountains waterfall.

The 500-ariary note measures 124 x 66 mm and depicts the site of Ambohimanga.

The 1,000-ariary note measures 129 x 69 mm and depicts the Kamoro bridge.

The olive green 2,000-ariary note measures 134 x 72 mm and depicts a lemur on front, and a tropical pitcher plant on back.

The red 5,000-ariary note measures 139 x 75 mm and depicts a waterfall in Ranomafana Park on front, and a humpback whale on back.

The brown-yellow 10,000-ariary note measures 144 x 78 mm and depicts the port of Ehoala on front, and Valiha and Zafimaniry carved wooden objects on back.

The blue 20,000-ariary note measures 149 x 81 mm and depicts the nickel processing plant at Ambatovy on front, and vanilla, rice, and lychees on back.

Courtesy of Jérémy Pureur and many others.

Colombia new date (29.10.2014) 2,000-peso note confirmed

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Like P457, but new date (29 DE OCTUBRE DE 2014).

Courtesy of Andrés Collazos.

Ghana new sig/date (01.07.2016) 50-cedi note (B151d) confirmed

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B151d: Like B151c, but new date (1st JULY 2016), signature 14. Prefix XR.

Courtesy of Merjim Groen.

Bosnia-Herzegovina new sig/date (2017) notes confirmed

The Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegonvina has apparently introduced revised notes of all denominations except 20 maraka. The notes have new date (2017) and new signature (Senad Softić).

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Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Leo Reich.

Samoa new signature 10-tala note (B114b) confirmed

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B114b: Like B114a, but new signature. Prefix ZZ is replacement.

Courtesy of Kai Hwong (http://paperbanknotes.blogspot.com).

Samoa new signature 20-tala note (B115c) confirmed

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B115c: Like B115b, but new signature. Prefix ZZ is replacement.

Courtesy of Kai Hwong (http://paperbanknotes.blogspot.com).

Brunei and Singapore new 50-dollar commemorative polymer notes confirmed

According to a press release dated 5 July 2017, Brunei and Singapore have both issued new 50-dollar polymer notes to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Currency Interchangeability Agreement. Brunei introduced one million notes, and Singapore introduced two million notes, all at face value. Banks in both countries offered sets of notes in complimentary folders. The commemorative notes were jointly designed by Abdul Ajihis Haji Terawih, Eng Siak Loy, and Weng Ziyan. A total of 50,000 sets of Brunei and Singapore notes bearing matching serial numbers and CIA prefixes were sold for S$300 (US$220) each beginning 12 July 2017. Uncut sheets of 3, 8, and 40 notes were also packaged for sale as numismatic products.

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Courtesy of KK Lim (http://stores.ebay.com/COLLECTIBLES-ARENA).

Malaysia new signature 20-ringgit note (B152b) confirmed

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B152b: Like B152a, but new signature. Prefix BV.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Sam Hong.

Syria new 2,000-pound note (B632) confirmed

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According to an AP report dated 2 July 2017, the Central Bank of Syria introduced a 2,000-pound note depicting President Bashar Assad on front and the back depicts the People's Council of Syria inside the Parliament Building in Damascus, Syria. These notes appear to have been printed by Goznak several years ago and have been introduced because the Syrian pound has crashed in value due to the civil war in Syria.

Courtesy of Claude Akl ().

Samoa new signature 5-tala note (B113c) confirmed

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B133c: Like B133b, but new signatures.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Congo Democratic Republic new sig/date (30.06.2013) 20,000-franc note (B326b) confirmed

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B326b: Like B326a, but new date (30.06.2013) and new signature. Prefix/suffix T/B.

Courtesy of Andrew Roberts.

Mongolia new sig/date (2017) 10-tögrög note (B430e) confirmed

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B430e: Like B430d, but new date (2017), new signature (Bayartsaikhan Nadmid), and watermark (Chinggis Khaan).

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Congo Democratic Republic new sig/date (30.06.2013) 100-franc note (B320c) confirmed

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B320c: Like B320b, but new date (30.06.2013) and new signature. Prefix MD.

Courtesy of Andrew Roberts.

Luxembourg chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
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Dominican Republic new sig/date (2016) 100-peso note (B721c) confirmed

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B721c: Like B721b, but new date (2016) and new signature. Prefix FC.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Indonesia new date (2017) 20,000-rupiah note (B613b) confirmed

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B613b: Like B613a, but new date (2017), barely visible at lower left back where windowed security thread ends.

Courtesy of Franer Juergen.

Malaysia new signature 1-ringgit note (B149c) confirmed

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B149c: Like B149b, but new signature and text at lower right front filled solid, not filled with diagonal lines.

Courtesy of Tan Shi Chuan.

Bangladesh new sig/date (2017) 5-taka note (B209b) confirmed

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B209b: Like B209a, but new signature (Hedayetullah Al Mamoon) and new date (2017). Prefix গঞ. Intro: 05.06.2017.

Bangladesh new sig/date (2016) 50-taka note (B351f) confirmed

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B351f: Like B351e, but new signature and new date (2016).

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Bangladesh new sig/date (2016) 20-taka note (B350.5d) confirmed

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B350.5d: Like B350.5c, but new signature and new date (2016).

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Bangladesh new thread 100-taka note (B352g) confirmed

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B352g: Like B352f, but new 4-mm Kinetic StarChrome windowed security thread. Intro: 11.06.2017.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Pakistan new date (2017) 100-rupee note (B235o) confirmed

B235o: Like B235n, but new date (2017). Prefix NJ.

Courtesy of Chris Hall.

Pakistan new date (2017) 500-rupee note (B237l) confirmed

B237l: Like B237k, but new date (2017). Prefix FL.

Courtesy of Chris Hall.

Pakistan new date (2017) 1,000-rupee note (B238o) confirmed

B238o: Like B238n, but new date (2017). Prefix MB.

Courtesy of Chris Hall.

Iran new 10,000-rial note (B295) confirmed

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Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Yemen new 500- and 5,000-rial notes reported

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There are various reports out of war-torn Yemen of a new 500-rial note, supposedly printed in Russia and intended for circulation by the "official" Central Bank of Yemen now located in the southern city of Aden.

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Meanwhile, a competing bank in the northern city of Sana'a is rumored to have ordered new 5,000-rial notes, also from Russia. A truck full of the new notes was captured by tribal gunmen in the al rayon desert east of al Jawf province.

Courtesy of Cleophas Schockem.

Bangladesh new thread/date (2017) 500-taka note (B353g) confirmed

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B353g: Like B353f, but new date (2017) and new 4-mm Kinetic StarChrome windowed security thread. Intro: 11.06.2017.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Congo Democratic Republic new sig/date (30.06.2013) 500-franc note (B317d) confirmed

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B317d: Like B317c, but new date (30.06.2013), new signature, and new printer imprint.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Myanmar reportedly to introduce 5,000- and 10,000-kyat notes with enhanced security

According to an article in Myanmar Business Today dated 13 June 2017, the Central Bank of Myanmar plans to introduce new 5,000- and 10,000-kyat notes like the current issues (B117 and B118, respectively), but with enhanced security features to combat counterfeiting. The new notes have new watermarks, serial numbers, and security threads. No word yet on the timing of the introduction.

Bhutan new sig/date (2016) 1,000-ngultrum note (B223b) confirmed

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B223b: Like B223a, but new date (2016), new signature, and 4-mm wide Rolling Star windowed security thread with demetalized RMA 1000. Prefix R.

Courtesy of Wally Myers.

Norway new 100- and 200-krone notes confirmed

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Courtesy of Håkon Meidell-Pritzier Hagelund and Kjell Riibe (www.riibe.com).

Bahamas new 50- and 100-dollar notes on Durasafe reported for 2018 intro

According to a press release dated 8 June 2017, new 50- and 100-dollar notes expected to be introduced in 2018 will be printed on Durasafe, a paper-polymer-paper composite substrate produced by Landqart. According to other sources, these denominations will reportedly be printed by Canadian Banknote Company using Crane’s Rapid windowed security thread. The 1- and 5-dollar notes are reported to be printed on Louisenthal’s Hybrid substrate.

Courtesy of Cedrian López Bosch.

West African States new sig/date (2016) 2,000-franc note (B122Dp) confirmed

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B122Dp: Like B112Do, but new date (2016) and new signature (42).

Courtesy of Thomas Neldner.

Georgia new 5-lari note (B254) unveiled for 01.09.2017 introduction


According to a press release dated 7 June 2017, the National Bank of Georgia has unveiled the design of a new 5-lari note with revised designs/colors/dimensions and enhanced security features that is slated for introduction on 1 September 2017.

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Courtesy of Cleo Has.

Bangladesh new 100- and 500-taka notes reported for 11.06.2017 introduction

According to an article in the Dhaka Tribune, Bangladesh Bank will reportedly introduce new 100- and 500-taka notes on 11 June 2017. The new notes are supposedly like the existing issues (B352 and B353), but have a new 4-mm Kinetic StarChrome windowed security thread.

Yemen new sig/date (2017) 1,000-rial note (B128c) confirmed

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B128c: Like B128b, but new date (2017) and new signature (Mohamed Awad Bin Humam).

Courtesy of Peter Mosselberger (www.banknote.ws).

Uganda new sig/date (2017) 1,000-shilling note (B154e) confirmed

According to a press release dated 17 February 2017, the Bank of Uganda has introduced a 1,000-shilling note like B154d, but with new date (2017) and new signatures. Prefix CK - CR.

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Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Vygandas Kadzys.

Canada new 10-dollar polymer commemorative note (B377a) confirmed

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B377 (PNL): 10 dollars (US$7.70)
Purple. Front: English and French text; Assomption sash underprint pattern; SPARK arch found in the Memorial Chamber on Parliament Hill; John Alexander Macdonald, George-Étienne Cartier, Agnes Campbell Macphail, James Gladstone Akay-na-muka; sylized maple leaf. Back: Capilano Lake and Lions/Twin Sisters mountains (Western Canada); wheat field outside Regina, Saskatchewan (Prairie provinces); Kipawa River and trees of Canadian Shield in Parc national d’Opémican (Central Canada); rocky coast of Cape Bonavista (Eastern Canada); northern lights above Wood Buffalo national park (Northern Canada). Holographic stripe with coat of arms, flag, Inuit artist Kenojuak Ashevak’s Owl’s Bouquet. No security thread. Watermark: None. Printer: (CBN). 152 x 70 mm. Polymer.
a. 2017. Intro: 01.06.2017. Sig. 17. Prefix CDA - CDF.

Courtesy of Alex Zlotin.

Pakistan new date (2017) 50-rupee note (B234m) confirmed

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B234m: Like B234l, but new date (2017). Prefix HR.

Courtesy of Chris Hall.

Uganda new sig/date (2017) 2,000-shilling note (B155d) confirmed

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B155d: Like B155c, but new date (2017) and new signatures. Prefix BU.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Soviet banknotes discovered abandonded in Russian forest

Check out this fascinating video of billions of demonetized Soviet banknotes abandoned in a Russian forest.



Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

West African States new sig/date (2016) 500-franc note (B120De) confirmed

West_African_States_BC_500_francs_2016.00.00_B120De_P419D_D_16460981436_fWest_African_States_BC_500_francs_2016.00.00_B120De_P419D_D_16460981436_r
Like B120Dd, but new date (2016) and new signature.

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

Mozambique new sig/date (16.06.2017) notes reported

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According to a press release dated 29 May 2017, the Bank of Mozambique will issue on 16 June 2017 a new note family like the existing issues (B234 - B239), but with new signature (Rogerio Zandamela) and new date (16 DE JUNHO DE 2017).

Courtesy of Carlos Pinto.

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

According to a Ministry of Finance notification dated 25 May 2017, the Government of India will issue a 1-rupee note like the existing issue, but with new signature (Shri Shaktikanta Das), new date (2017), inset letter L, and novel serial number.

Courtesy of Mohamed Ibrahim.

Bank of Scotland new 10-pound polymer note unveiled

According to an article in Daily Business dated 29 May 2017, the Bank of Scotland plans to introduce a new 10-pound polymer note in the autumn 2017.

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Courtesy of Alex Zlotin.

Uruguay new 50-peso commemorative polymer note reported

According to an article in El Observador dated 23 May 2017, on 3 May 2017 a resolution authorized the Banco Central del Uruguay to introduce up to 10 million new 50-peso uruguayo polymer notes to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the bank. No word yet on when the notes will be introduced, but the Banco Central del Uruguay was created by law 13594 of 6 July 1967 and decree on 12 September 1967.

Courtesy of Alex Zlotin.

Hong Kong new date (01.01.2016) 50-dollar note confirmed

Hong_Kong_HSBC_50_dollars_2016.01.01_P213_FG_919902_fHong_Kong_HSBC_50_dollars_2016.01.01_P213_FG_919902_r
Like P213d, but new date (1 January 2016). Prefix FG.

Courtesy of Wally Myers.

Hungary new date (2017) 20,000-forint note confirmed

Like P203b, but new date (2017). Prefix GA.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Switzerland new 20-franc note (B356) confirmed

Switzerland_SNB_20_francs_2015.00.00_B356a_P76_15_N_fSwitzerland_SNB_20_francs_2015.00.00_B356a_P76_15_r
Three different signature varieties have been confirmed.

Courtesy of Christof Zellwegger.

Hong Kong new sig/date (01.07.2015) 50-dollar note (B817e) confirmed

Hong_Kong_BOC_50_dollars_2015.07.01_B817e_P342_CY_194775_fHong_Kong_BOC_50_dollars_2015.07.01_B817e_P342_CY_194775_r
B817e: Like B817d, but new date (1 JULY 2015) and new signature. Prefix CY.

Courtesy of Wally Myers.

Malaysia new signature 5-ringgit note (B150b) confirmed

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Malaysia_BNM_5_ringgit_2017.00.00_B150b_P52_BL_3991890_r
B150b: Like B150a, but new signature. Prefix BL.

Courtesy of Sam Hong and Alex Zlotin.

Austria-Hungary chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 14-page catalog covers notes issued by the Oesterreichisch-Ungarische Bank (Austro-Hungarian Bank) from 1880 to 1918. Published 19 May 2017.

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  • Face value or date of demonetization if no longer legal tender
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  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
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  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
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Denmark new date (2016) 50-krone note (B935f) confirmed

Denmark_DN_50_kroner_2016.00.00_B935f_P65_B5_328119_H_f
B935f: Like B935e, but new date (2016).

Courtesy of Frede Hansen.

Iraq new sig/date (2015) 10,000-dinar note (B354b) confirmed

Iraq_CBI_10000_dinars_2015.00.00_B354b_P101_95_6529465_fIraq_CBI_10000_dinars_2015.00.00_B354b_P101_95_6529465_r
B354b: Like B354a, but new date (٢٠١٥ - ١٤٣٦) and new signature. Prefix ن/١٤٦.

Courtesy of Wally Myers.

Iraq new sig/date (2015) 25,000-dinar note (B355b) confirmed

Iraq_CBI_25000_dinars_2015.00.00_B355b_P102_146_4913912_fIraq_CBI_25000_dinars_2015.00.00_B355b_P102_146_4913912_r
B355b: Like B355a, but new date (٢٠١٥ - ١٤٣٦) and new signature. Prefix ن/١٤٦.

Courtesy of Wally Myers.

West African States new sig/date (2015) 1,000-franc note (B121Bo) confirmed

West_African_States_BC_1000_francs_2015.00.00_B121Bo_P215B_15001244997_f
B121Bo: Like B121Bn, but new date (2015) and new signature.

Courtesy of Wally Myers.

Trinidad and Tobago new signature 10-dollar note (B231b) confirmed

Trinidad_Tobago_CBTT_10_dollars_2006.00.00_B231b_PNL_DP_606116_fTrinidad_Tobago_CBTT_10_dollars_2006.00.00_B231b_PNL_DP_606116_r
B231b: Like B231a, but new signatures. Prefix DP.

Courtesy of Richard Miranda.

Nigeria new date (2017) 5-naira note (B234i) confirmed

Nigeria_CBN_5_naira_2017.00.00_B234i_P38_DQ_9896301_fNigeria_CBN_5_naira_2017.00.00_B234i_P38_DQ_9896301_r
B234i: Like B234h, but new date (2017). Prefix DQ.

Courtesy of Felix Ohmberger.

Switzerland unveils new 20-franc note (B356) to be introduced 17.05.2017

According to a press release dated 10 May 2017, the Swiss National Bank has unveiled the design of the new 20-franc note to be introduced on 17 May 2017. This is the second denomination in a new family to be released, following the 50-franc note which recently won the IBNS Bank Note of the Year 2016 award. Existing notes remain legal tender.

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"The 20-franc note focuses on Switzerland’s creativity – expressed by light, the note’s key motif. Core design elements in the new series are the hand and the globe, which appear on every denomination." The new note remains red, but is reduced in size for easier handling.

The next denomination due for release is the 10-franc note slated for 18 October 2017. The remaining notes in the series will be issued subsequently at half-yearly or yearly intervals.

Courtesy of Christof Zellweger, Thomas Krause, Igor Nosenko, and Claudio Marana.

South Sudan new sig/date (2016) 10-pound note (B110b) confirmed

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South_Sudan_BSS_10_pounds_2016.00.00_B110b_P12_AS_0519363_r
B110b: Like B110a, but new date (2016) and new signatures. Prefix AS.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Sri Lanka new sig/date (04.07.2016) 50-rupee note (B124c) confirmed

Sri_Lanka_CBSL_50_rupees_2016.07.04_B124c_P124_V-167_353102_fSri_Lanka_CBSL_50_rupees_2016.07.04_B124c_P124_V-167_353102_r
B124c: Like B124b, but new date (2016-07-04) and new signatures (Ravi Karunanayake and Indrajit Coomaraswamy). Prefix V/167.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Sri Lanka new sig/date (04.07.2016) 500-rupee note (B126c) confirmed

Sri_Lanka_CBSL_500_rupees_2016.07.04_B126c_P126_T-132_145531_f
Sri_Lanka_CBSL_500_rupees_2016.07.04_B126c_P126_T-132_145531_r
B126c: Like B126b, but new date (2016-07-04) and new signatures (Ravi Karunanayake and Indrajit Coomaraswamy). Prefix T/132.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Fiji new 7-dollar commemorative note (B531) confirmed

According to a press release dated 18 April 2017, the Reserve Bank of Fiji has unveiled a new 7-dollar note and 50-cent coin commemorating Fiji Rugby 7s gold medal win at the 2016 Summer Olympics (XXXI) held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 5 August to 21 August 2016.

Despite the odd denomination, the note is legal tender. Two million notes were printed by Oberthur Fiduciaire and one million coins were struck by the Royal Canadian Mint. The notes and coins were introduced into circulation on 21 April 2017.

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B531 (PNL): 7 dollars (US$3.40)
Blue. Front (vertical): English text; Fijian flag; Olympic coach Ben Ryan sitting on Sigatoka Sand Dunes; Olympic captain Osea Kolinisau running with ball; gold medal and RBF logo in OVI; coat of arms. Back: English text; Fiji Rugby 7s Gold Olympians with Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama and team officials; domodomo; bank logo. 2-mm wide STARsheen windowed security thread with demetalized FIJI 7s GOLD OLYMPIANS. Watermark: Savenaca Rawaca running with ball. Printer: (Oberthur Fiduciaire). 140 x 67 mm.
a. No date. Sig. 4. Prefix AU. Intro: 21.04.2017.

Courtesy of Kai Hwong, Aidan Work, and Aditya Kulkarni.

Sierra Leone new date (04.08.2013) 10,000-leone note (B128b) confirmed

Sierra_Leone_BSL_10000_leones_2013.08.04_B128b_P33_EA_416301_f
Sierra_Leone_BSL_10000_leones_2013.08.04_B128b_P33_EA_416301_r
B128b: Like B128a, but new date (4th AUGUST 2013). Prefix EA.

Courtesy of Vygandas Kadzys.

Moldova new date (2015) 500-leu note (B123) confirmed

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Moldova_BNM_500_lei_2015.00.00_B123a_P27_H.0027_257702_r

Courtesy of Volodymyr Nakonechnyy ().

Turkey new signature 5-lira note (B306b) confirmed

Turkey_TCMB_5_turk_lirasi_2009.00.00_B306b_PNL_C054_186330_fTurkey_TCMB_5_turk_lirasi_2009.00.00_B306b_PNL_C054_186330_r
B306b: Like B306a, but new signatures (Murat Çetinkaya and Erkan Kilimci). Prefix C054.

Courtesy of Paul Nahmias.

Turkey new signature 10-lira note (B301c) confirmed

Turkey_TCMB_10_turk_lirasi_2009.00.00_B301c_P223_C121_480908_f
Turkey_TCMB_10_turk_lirasi_2009.00.00_B301c_P223_C121_480908_r
B301c: Like B301b, but new signatures (Murat Çetinkaya and Murat Uysal). Prefix C121.

Courtesy of Paul Nahmias.

Madagascar new signature 2,000-ariary note (B327c) confirmed

Madagascar_BFM_2000_ariary_2014.00.00_B327c_P90_C_3469422_C_f
Madagascar_BFM_2000_ariary_2014.00.00_B327c_P90_C_3469422_C_r
B327c: Like B327b, but new signature. Prefix/suffix C/C.

Courtesy of Richard Miranda.

Honduras new sig/date (12.06.2014) 1-lempira note confirmed

Honduras_BCH_1_lempira_2014.06.12_B342b_P96_FA_6812010_f
Honduras_BCH_1_lempira_2014.06.12_B342b_P96_FA_6812010_r
Like P96, but new date (12 DE JUNIO DE 2014) and new signatures. Prefix FA.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Indonesia new sig/date (2014/2015) 100,000-rupiah note (B608c) confirmed

Indonesia_BI_100000_rupiah_2015.00.00_B608c_P153_LEA_824627_fIndonesia_BI_100000_rupiah_2015.00.00_B608c_P153_LEA_824627_r
B608c: Like B608b, but new date (2015) and new signatures. Prefix LEA.

Courtesy of Franer Jüergen.

Turkey new signature 5-, 10-, and 200-lira notes reportedly introduced 27.03.2017

According to a press release dated 25 March 2017, the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey plans to introduce 5-, 10-, and 200-lira notes (B300, B301, B305, respectively) with new signatures on 27 March 2017.

Courtesy of M. Okyay Demirors.

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Honduras new sig/date (12.06.2014) 100-lempira note confirmed

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Like P102, but new date (12 DE JUNIO DE 2014) and new signatures. Prefix CE.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Honduras new sig/date (12.06.2014) 50-lempira note confirmed

Honduras_BCH_50_lempiras_2014.06.12_B347b_P101_AR_0412677_f
Honduras_BCH_50_lempiras_2014.06.12_B347b_P101_AR_0412677_r
Like P101, but new date (12 DE JUNIO DE 2014) and new signatures. Prefix AR.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Netherlands Antilles new date (01.08.2016) 25-gulden note (B226i) confirmed

Netherlands_Antilles_BNA_25_gulden_2016.08.01_B226i_P29_4195439766_fNetherlands_Antilles_BNA_25_gulden_2016.08.01_B226i_P29_4195439766_r
B226i: Like B226h, but new date (1 augustus 2016).

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Netherlands Antilles new date (01.08.2016) 50-gulden note (B227h) confirmed

Netherlands_Antilles_BNA_50_gulden_2016.08.01_B227h_P30_6132345453_fNetherlands_Antilles_BNA_50_gulden_2016.08.01_B227h_P30_6132345453_r
B227h: Like B227g, but new date (1 augustus 2016).

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Netherlands Antilles new date (01.08.2016) 100-gulden note (B228h) confirmed

Netherlands_Antilles_BNA_100_gulden_2016.08.01_B228h_P31_8267686137_f
Netherlands_Antilles_BNA_100_gulden_2016.08.01_B228h_P31_8267686137_r
B228h: Like B228g, but new date (1 augustus 2016).

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Brazil new signature/imprint 2-reais note (B874d) confirmed

Brazil_BCB_2_reais_2010.00.00_B874d_P252_DZ_045329769_f
Brazil_BCB_2_reais_2010.00.00_B874d_P252_DZ_045329769_r
B874d: Like B874c, but new signatures and new printer imprint. Prefix DZ.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Pakistan state bank names acting governor

According to a press release dated 2 May 2017, the federal government has appointed Riaz Riazuddin as Acting Governor State Bank of Pakistan with immediate effect, for a period not exceeding three months or till appointment of a regular Governor.

Courtesy of Muhammad Zeeshan Yameen.

Poland new sig/date (15.09.2016) 10-złoty note (B859b) confirmed

Poland_NBP_10_zlotych_2016.09.15_B859b_P183_AU_6384788_f
Poland_NBP_10_zlotych_2016.09.15_B859b_P183_AU_6384788_r
B859b: Like B859a, but new date (15 WRZESNIA 2016) and signature 18. Prefix AU.

Courtesy of Jacek Stącel.

South Sudan new sig/date (2016) 20-pound note (B111b) confirmed

South_Sudan_BSS_20_pounds_2016.00.00_B111b_PNL_AJ_4486101_f
South_Sudan_BSS_20_pounds_2016.00.00_B111b_PNL_AJ_4486101_r
B111b: Like B111a, but new date (2016) and new signatures. Prefix AJ.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Pakistan new date (2017) 10-rupee note (B231o) confirmed

B231o: Like B231n, but new date (2017). Prefix APS.

Courtesy of Mohamed Ibrahim.

Qatar new signature 10-riyal note (B217b) confirmed

Qatar_QCB_10_riyals_2008.09.15_B217b_P30_80_197362_f
Qatar_QCB_10_riyals_2008.09.15_B217b_P30_80_197362_r
B217b: Like B217a, but new signature. Prefix denominator 80.

Courtesy of Dennis Zammit.

Czechoslovakia chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 38-page catalog covers notes issued by the Republika Československá (Czechoslovak Republic) from 1919 to 1962, the Národní Banka Československá (National Bank of Czechoslovakia) from 1926 to 1946, and the Státní Banka Československá (Czechoslovak State Bank) from 1950 to 1989. Published 28 April 2017.

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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Samoa new signature 50-tala note (B120b) confirmed

Samoa_CBS_50_tala_2017.00.00_B120b_P41_RE_1500101_fSamoa_CBS_50_tala_2017.00.00_B120b_P41_RE_1500101_r
B120b: Like B120a, but new signatures. Prefix RE.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Samoa new signature 100-tala note (B119b) confirmed

Samoa_CBS_100_tala_2017.00.00_B119b_P43_JD_1500100_fSamoa_CBS_100_tala_2017.00.00_B119b_P43_JD_1500100_r
B119b: Like B119a, but new signatures. Prefix JD.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

India new signature 10-rupee note (B286j) confirmed

India_RBI_10_rupees_2016.00.00_B286j_P102_01F_034255_L_f
India_RBI_10_rupees_2016.00.00_B286j_P102_01F_034255_L_r
B286j: Like B286i, but new signature, novel serial number, and inset letter L. Previously assigned B286j dated 2017 has been renumbered as B286k.

Courtesy of Mohamed Ibrahim.

Nigeria new date (2017) 200-naira note (B227w) confirmed

Nigeria_CBN_200_naira_2017.00.00_B227w_P29_D-76_352781_fNigeria_CBN_200_naira_2017.00.00_B227w_P29_D-76_352781_r
B227w: Like B227v, but new date (2017). Prefix D/76.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Somaliland new date (2015) 1,000-shilling note (B123d) confirmed

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Somaliland_BOS_1000_shillings_2015.00.00_B123d_P20_HG_322596_r
B123d: Like B123c, but new date (2015). Prefix HG.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Somaliland new date (2015) 5,000-shilling note (B124c) confirmed

Somaliland_BOS_5000_shillings_2015.00.00_B124c_P21_BT_730499_f
Somaliland_BOS_5000_shillings_2015.00.00_B124c_P21_BT_730499_r
B124c: Like B124b, but new date (2015). Prefix BT.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Vietnam new date (2016) 200,000-dong note (B347h) confirmed

Vietnam_SBV_200000_dong_2016.00.00_B347h_P123_KE_16111111_fVietnam_SBV_200000_dong_2016.00.00_B347h_P123_KE_16111111_r
B347h: Like B347g, but new date (2016). Prefix KE.

Courtesy of Don Ludwig and Stane Štraus (www.polymernotes.org).

Vietnam new date (2017) 10,000-dong note (B343j) confirmed

Vietnam_SBV_10000_dong_2017.00.00_B343j_P119_NC_17777777_fVietnam_SBV_10000_dong_2017.00.00_B343j_P119_NC_17777777_r
B343j: Like B343i, but new date (2017). Prefix NC.

Courtesy of Don Ludwig and Stane Štraus (www.polymernotes.org).

Pakistan new date (2016) 20-rupee note (B233m) confirmed

Pakistan_SBP_20_rupees_2016.00.00_B233m_P55_JC_1067386_fPakistan_SBP_20_rupees_2016.00.00_B233m_P55_JC_1067386_r
B233m: Like B233l, but new date (2016). Prefix JC.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Uzbekistan new 10,000-som note (B214) confirmed

According to a press release dated 3 March 2017, on 10 March 2017 the Central Bank of Uzbekistan Republic introduced a new 10,000-som note (B214), double the value of the previous largest denomination in the country, yet still worth only US$2.95 at present exchange rates.

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Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online) and Vadim Tislenko.

Cayman Islands new sig/date (2014) 1-dollar note (B218b) confirmed

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B218b: Like B218a, but new date (2014) and new signatures. Prefix D/4.

Courtesy of Tomasz Jazwinski.

Papua New Guinea new 5-kina note (B155) confirmed

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B155: Like B135, but physically smaller (130 x 70 mm), new date (2016), and new signatures. Prefix AA - AF.

Courtesy of Stane Štraus (www.polymernotes.org) and Igor Tereshkov.

Romania new date (2017) 50-leu note confirmed

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Like P120, but new date (2017).

Courtesy of Mihai Cristian Vulpe and Marius Rosca.

Solomon Islands new signature 50-dollar note (B221b) confirmed

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B221b: Like B221a, but new signatures (Denton Hehenoro Rarawa and Fred Fakarii). Prefix A/5.

Courtesy of Alberto Fochi.

French Equatorial Africa chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 16-page catalog covers notes issued by the Gouvernement Général de l’Afrique Equatoriale Française (Government General of French Equatorial Africa) from 1917 to 1940, Afrique Française Libre (Free French Africa) in 1942, the Caisse Centrale de la France Libre (Central Bank of Free France) from 1943 to 1944, the Caisse Centrale de la France d’Outre-Mer (Central Bank of Overseas France) from 1944 to 1952, and the Institut d’Emission de’Afrique Equatoriale Française et du Cameroun (Issuing Institute of French Equatorial Africa and Cameroon) in 1957. Published 14 April 2017.

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Bangladesh new sig/date (2016) 100-taka note (B352e) confirmed

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B352e: Like B352d, but new date (2016) and new signature (Fazle Kabir).

Courtesy of Dennis Zammit.

Ukraine central bank governor resigns

According to a press release dated 10 April 2017, Valeria Gontareva has tendered her resignation as governor of the National Bank of Ukraine, effective 10 May 2017.

Courtesy of Aidan Work.

Ghana new 5-cedi commemorative note (B153) confirmed introduced 04.03.2017

According to the text on center front, this legal tender 5-cedi note is “Celebrating 60 years of central banking in Ghana / 1957-2017.”

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B153 (PNL): 5 cedis (US$1.45)
Blue. Front: Star as registration device; Flagstaff House (presidential palace) in Accra; coat of arms; James Emman Kwegyir Aggrey. Back: Coconuts; Kwame Nkrumah (floating production storage and offloading) vessel in Tweneboa, Enyenra, Ntomme off-shore oil fields; cocao pod; gold bars; QR Code; cowrie shells; star. Windowed security thread with demetalized 5 and star. Solid security thread. Watermark: James Kwegyir Aggrey and electrotype 5. Printer: Unknown. 131 x 68 mm.
a. 4TH MARCH 2017. Signature 14. Prefix AA, AB. Intro: 04.03.2017.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).


Venezuela new 2,000-bolivar note confirmed

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Courtesy of Dario Silva and José Daniel Fernandez.

Venezuela new 1,000-bolivar note confirmed

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Venezuela_BCV_1000_bolívares_2016.08.18_PNL_A_06534201_r

Courtesy of Dario Silva.

Canada unveils new commemorative 10-dollar note to be introduced 01.06.2017



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Courtesy of Chaopiaobaike.

Mauritius new sig/date (2016) 500-rupee note (B432b) confirmed

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B432b: Like B432a, but new date (2016) and new signatures. Prefix PZ.

Courtesy of Alex Zlotin and Owen Griffiths.

Ukraine new sig/date (2016) 20-hryvnia note (B849e) confirmed

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B849e: Like B849d, but new date (2016) and new signature.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Олег Михайленко ().

Iran at least two years away from revaluing rial as toman

According to a Financial Tribune article dated 3 April 2017, Valiollah Seif, the governor of the Central Bank of Iran, said the CBI has sent a bill to the government requesting the removal of a zero from the currency to reflect the public's use of the term "toman" to refer to 10 rials. Any revaluation must wait until inflation has stabilized.

Courtesy of Rok Jarc.

Guatemala new 20-quetzal note confirmed

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Like P124, but new date (14 DE MAYO DE 2014), revised signatures, SPARK scroll at right front, and new printer imprint (OBERTHUR fiduciaire).

Courtesy of Dennis Zammit.

European Monetary Union new 50-euro note (B111) confirmed

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B111 (P23): 50 euro (US$55)
Orange. Front: Flag; Renaissance architecture. Back: Bridge; map. Holographic stripe. Solid security thread with demetalized 50 EURO. Watermark: Head of Europa and electrotype 50. Printer: Various (see code chart). 140 x 77 mm.
w3. Signature 3. Prefix PB, WB. Intro: 04.04.2017.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Barbados new date (15.11.2016) 100-dollar note (B237b) confirmed

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B237b: Like B237a, but new date (15 NOVEMBER 2016). Prefix E32.

Courtesy of Wally Myers.

Canada to unveil 10-dollar note commemorating 150th anniversary of Confederation

The Bank of Canada has scheduled a press event for Friday 7 April 2017 to unveil a new 10-dollar note commemorating the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

Courtesy of David Surette.

Ghana bank governor resigns 01.04.2017

According to a press release dated 30 March 2017, the governor of the Bank of Ghana, Abdul-Nashiru Issahaku, has resigned "for personal reasons" after exactly one year in office. According to an article on Bloomberg, Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has appointed Ernest Addison as the nation’s new central bank governor. Issahaku's signature appears on only the new commemorative 5-cedi note (B153) introduced 4 March 2017.

Courtesy of Dennis Zammit and Merjim Groen.

Pakistan new date (2016) 100-rupee note (B235n) confirmed

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B235n: Like B235m, but new date (2016). Prefix LW.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn (http://www.facebook.com/myriakorea).

Haiti new sig/date (2016) 100-gourde note (B848e) confirmed

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B848e: Like B848d2, but new date (2016), new signatures, and prefix X.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Haiti new sig/date (2016) 250-gourde note (B849f) confirmed

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B849g: Like B849f, but new date (2016), new signatures, and prefix F.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Haiti new sig/date (2016) 500-gourde note (B850f) confirmed

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B850f: Like B850e, but new date (2016), new signatures, and prefix F.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

India new sig/date (2017) 10-rupee note (B286j) confirmed

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B286j: Like B286i, but new date (2017), new signature, and novel serial number. Inset L.

Courtesy of Simon Biddlestone.

India new sig/date (2017) 100-rupee note (B295c) confirmed

India_RBI_100_rupes_2017.00.00_B295c_PNL_0AB_025708_R_fIndia_RBI_100_rupes_2017.00.00_B295c_PNL_0AB_025708_R_r
B295c: Like B295b, but new date (2017) and new signature. Inset R.

Courtesy of Simon Biddlestone.

Romania new date (2017) 1-leu note confirmed

Romania_BNR_1_leu_2014.00.00_P117b_17I_9267549_fRomania_BNR_1_leu_2014.00.00_P117b_17I_9267549_r
Like P117, but new date (2017).

Courtesy of Marius Rosca.

Serbia chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 22-page catalog covers notes issued by Principality of Serbia in 1876, Privileged National Bank of the Kingdom of Serbia from 1884-1917, Serbian National Bank from 1941-1943, and National Bank of Serbia from 2003 to present. Revised 24 March 2017.

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Nicaragua new 1,000-córdoba note (B513) confirmed

According to a press release, a new 1,000-córdoba note was issued to ease high-value transactions. A commemorative design was introduced 1 December 2016 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of poet Rubén Darío, and a regular issue was introduced 2 January 2017, although didn't enter widespread circulation until 20 March 2017.

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Courtesy of Cleo Has and Francisco Orozco Icaza.

India new date (2017) 50-rupee note (B294c) confirmed

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India_RBI_50_rupees_2017.00.00_B294c_PNL_7BR_934901_r
B294c: Like B294b, but new date (2017).

Courtesy of Mohamed Ibrahim.

French Cochinchina chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

French Cochinchina cover
The French Cochinchina chapter of The Banknote Book is now available as a free download to all.

This 3-page catalog covers notes issued by the Banque de l’Indo-Chine (Bank of Indo-China) in 1875. Published 17 March 2017.

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Barbados new 50-dollar commemorative note (B238) confirmed

According to a press release, the Central Bank of Barbados issued a new 50-dollar note like B236, but with 50th anniversary of independence logo at upper right front. 1,500,000 notes have been printed for general circulation. Intro: 21.11.2016.

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Courtesy of Shibu Paul (Ebanknoteshop).


Kyrgyzstan modified portrait 50- and 100-som notes (B228, B229) confirmed

According to a press release dated 1 March 2017, the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic has introduced 50- and 100-som notes like the preceding issues, but with modified portraits, new signature, and new date (2016).

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Courtesy of Vladimir Buravlev and Vadim Tislenko.

United Arab Emirates opens new banknote printing facility

The National has an excellent series of photos showing the opening of a new banknote printing plant in the United Arab Emirates.

Philippines new sig/date (2017F) 1,000-peso note confirmed

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Philippines_BSP_1000_pesos_2017F.00.00_P211_AH_873829_r
Like P211, but new date (2017F) and new signatures (Rodrigo Duterte and Amando M. Tetangco, Jr.). Prefix AH.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Zimbabwe new 5-dollar bond note (B191) confirmed

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B191 (PNL): 5 dollars
Purple and yellow. Front: Chiremba balancing rocks in Epworth; Zimbabwe bird on star as registration device. Back: Zimbabwe bird on star; three giraffes; trees. Windowed security thread with demetalized RBZ. Watermark: Zimbabwe bird and vertical RBZ electrotype. Printer: Unknown. 155 x 66 mm.
a. 2016. Signature 6. Prefix AA, AB. Intro: 02.02.2017.

Courtesy of Max Keller and Xu He.

Poland new sig/date (15.09.2016) 20-zloty note (B860b) confirmed

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Poland_NBP_20_zlotych_2016.09.15_B860b_P184_AR_0176960_r
B860b: Like B860a, but new date (15 WRZESNIA 2016) and new signatures (Adam Glapinski and Marek Oles). Prefix AR.

Courtesy of Jan Boguś.

Pakistan new date (2016) 5,000-rupee note (B239i) confirmed

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Pakistan_SBP_5000_rupees_2016.00.00_B239i_P51_AF_0112879_r
B239i: Like B239h, but new date (2016). Prefix AF.

Courtesy of Hans-Dieter Müller.

Hungary new 2,000- and 5,000-forint notes confirmed

According to a press release, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank introduced new 2,000- and 5,000-forint notes into circulation on 1 March 2017, although they were declared legal tender from 15 November 2016. Existing notes of the same denominations will circulate in parallel until 31 July 2017, after which time they will be withdrawn, but will not be demonetized until 31 July 2037. A new 1,000-forint note is planned for the second half of 2017.

The new notes have enhanced security features.

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Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online), Szilard Szemere, and Ilkka Malmi.

Bahrain new 0.50-, 1-, and 5-dinar notes (B306-B308) confirmed

These notes are like the preceding issues, but with tactile lines added at center right front for the visually impaired.

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Bahrain_CBB_1_dinar_2006.00.00_B307a_PNL_291346_f
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Bahrain_CBB_5_dinars_2006.00.00_B308a_PNL_774445_f
Bahrain_CBB_5_dinars_2006.00.00_B308a_PNL_774445_r

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Dominican Republic chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 46-page catalog covers notes issued by the Banco Central de la República Dominicana (Central Bank of the Dominican Republic) from 1947 to present. Published 3 March 2017.

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Macedonia new date (12.2016) 1,000-denar note (B214d) confirmed

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B214d: Like B214c, but new date (Декември 2016). Prefix KA.

Courtesy of Martin Grupcev.

Cuba new date (2016) 5-peso note (B905e) confirmed

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B905e: Like 905d, but new date. Series EP64.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Iran new 10,000-rial note (B295) to be introduced June 2017

According to a press release dated 9 February 2017, the Central Bank of Iran plans to introduce a new 10,000-rial note in June 2017. The note is reduced in size, and features the large number 1 as registration device, perhaps in preparation for the eventual revaluation of the rial.

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Courtesy of Hamid Kazemi.

Bangladesh new 5-taka notes (B208 & B209) confirmed

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B208 & B209: Like B348.5, but new issuer (Government), new date (2016), and new signature (Mahbub Ahmed, Finance Secretary).

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Philippines new sig/date (2016) 200-peso note confirmed

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Like P209, but new date (2016) and new signature. Prefix A.

Courtesy of Jonathan See.

India new date (2017) 500-rupee note (B298b) confirmed

India_RBI_500_rupees_2017.00.00_B298b_PNL_7LM_671963_E_fIndia_RBI_500_rupees_2017.00.00_B298b_PNL_7LM_671963_E_r
B298b: Like B298a, but new date (2017). Prefix 7LM. Inset letter E.

Courtesy of Simon Biddlestone.

India new date (2017) 20-rupee note (B293c) confirmed

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B293c: Like B293b, but new date (2017). Prefix 25K. Inset letter R.

Courtesy of Simon Biddlestone.

Jamaica new date (01.06.2016) 500-dollar note (B240h) confirmed

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B240h: Like B240g, but new date (01.06.2016). Prefix AY.

Courtesy of Gabriel Leichen.

Jamaica new date (01.06.2016) 100-dollar note (B250b) confirmed

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B250b: Like B250a, but new date (01.06.2016). Prefix BBS.

Courtesy of Gabriel Leichen.

Philippines new date (2016) 500-peso note confirmed

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Like P210, but new date (2016). Prefix A.

Courtesy of Jonathan See.

Philippines new date (2016J) 100-peso note confirmed

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Like PNL, but new date (2016J). Prefix A.

Courtesy of Jonathan See.

Philippines new date (2016J) 20-peso note confirmed

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Like P206, but new date (2016J). Prefix A.

Courtesy of Jonathan See.

Philippines new date (2016H) 20-peso note confirmed

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Like P206, but new date (2016H). Prefix C.

Courtesy of Jonathan See.

Montenegro chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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The Montenegro chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$4.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

This 8-page catalog covers notes issued by the Kingdom of Montenegro from 1912 to 1914. Published 24 February 2017.

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  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
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Uzbekistan new 10,000-som note reported

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According to press reports, the Central Bank of Uzbekistan plans to introduce a new 10,000-som note, although when remains a mystery. The back of the reported note features the statue of Amir Temur in Shahrisabz.

Currently the largest denomination is the 5,000-som note (B213) introduced in 2013, and worth only US$1.50.

Courtesy of Tom Chao.

Philippines new sig/date (2017) 50-peso note confirmed

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Like P207, but new date (2017) and new signature. Prefix A.

Courtesy of Jonathan See.

Denmark new date (2015) 200-kroner note (B937e) confirmed

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B937e: Like B937d, but new date (2015). Three signature varieties confirmed. Prefix A8.

Courtesy of Janus Juraschek.

Zimbabwe new 10- and 20-dollar bond notes reported

According to a News24 article dated 16 February 2017, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe is supposedly planning to introduce new 10- and 20-dollar "bond" notes. This same article incorrectly indicates that 1- and 2-dollar bond notes were introduced in November 2016. In reality, only the 2-dollar note was issued last year, and there is no 1-dollar bond note, though there is supposedly a 5-dollar bond note recently introduced but as of yet unconfirmed.

Mexico new 100-peso commemorative note confirmed introduced 05.02.2017



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According to a press release, the Banco de México introduced a 100-peso note to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the enactment of the Mexican Constitution.

Courtesy of Alberto Rios and Ricardo Ramírez González.

Papua New Guinea new resized 5-kina note reportedly introduced 03.01.2017

According to a press release, on 3 January 2017 the Bank of Papua New Guinea reportedly introduced a new 5-kina note like B135, but smaller than 148 x 73 mm. Also, the bank intends to issue smaller 2-, 50-, and 100-kina notes in 2017 and 2018.

Courtesy of Alex Zlotin and Thomas Krause.

Paraguay upgrades security threads on 20,000-, 50,000-, and 100,000-guaraní notes

According to a press release dated 22 December 2016, the Banco Central del Paraguay introduced new 20,000-, 50,000-, and 100,000-guaraní notes on 23 December 2016. Each denomination is like the preceding issue, but the Motion threads have been replaced by 4-mm wide color-shifting windowed security threads.

Paraguay new thread 100,000-guaraní note (B864b) confirmed

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B864b: Like B864a, but new 4-mm wide windowed security thread with demetalized 100MIL and star in circle. Prefix I. Intro: 23.12.2016.

Courtesy of Wally Myers.

Paraguay new sig/date (2015) 10,000-guaraní note (B858b) confirmed

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B858b: Like B858a, but new date (2015), new signatures (Darío Rolando Arréllaga Yaluk and Carlos Gustavo Fernández Valdovinos), and without printer imprint. Prefix H.

Courtesy of Wally Myers.

Paraguay new sig/date (2016) 5,000-guaraní polymer note (B857b) confirmed

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B857b: Like B857a, but new date (2016), new signatures (Darío Rolando Arréllaga Yaluk and Carlos Gustavo Fernández Valdovinos). Prefix H.

Courtesy of Wally Myers.

Australia unveils design for new 10-dollar polymer note (B231) due in September 2017

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According to a press release dated 17 February 2017, the Reserve Bank of Australia has unveiled the design of the new 10-dollar polymer note scheduled for introduction in September 2017.

Nepal new sig/date (2016) 1,000-rupee note (B286b) confirmed

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B286b: Like B286a, but new date (2016), new signature (Chiranjibi Nepal), and new printer (China Bank Note Printing & Minting Corporation, China).

Courtesy of Shankar Shrestha (www.nuphil.com).

England to continue using polymer with tallow in 5- and 10-pound banknotes

According to a press release dated 15 February 2017, the Bank of England acknowledged the concerns of some regarding trace amounts of animal-derived tallow in the production of the polymer substrate used in the 5-pound note introduced on 13 September 2016, as well as the 10-pound note scheduled for September 2017 introduction. However, the bank has decided not to withdraw the notes nor stop their introduction because to do so would incur substantial costs, but changes may be made for the new 20-pound note due for introduction in 2020.

Courtesy of Mark Irwin.

Indonesia new date (2015) 100,000-rupiah note (B608b) confirmed

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B608b: Like B608a, but new date (2015).

Courtesy of Franer Jürgen.

Indonesia new signature 5,000-rupiah note (B599r) confirmed

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B599r: Like B599q, but new signature (unknown). Prefix MLY.

It appears that there may be watermark varieties for this denomination. Differences have been reported for 2014 - 2016 dated notes.

Courtesy of Andrew Sidelnikov.

Egypt new 50-piastre note (B342) confirmed

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B342: Like B328, but with denomination as registration device.

Courtesy of Dmitry Svobodin.

Iceland new signature 5,000-kronur note (B816d) confirmed

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B816d: Like B816c, but new signature (Már Guðmundsson). Prefix Z (replacement).

Courtesy of Gestur Baldursson.

Trinidad and Tobago new signature 20-dollar note (B232b) confirmed

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Like B232a, but new signature (Alvin Hilaire). Prefix JT.

Courtesy of David Murcek (The Monetary Unit).

Trinidad and Tobago new signature 5-dollar note (B230b) confirmed

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Like B230a, but new signature (Alvin Hilaire). Prefix ET.

Courtesy of David Murcek (The Monetary Unit).

Solomon Islands new 20-dollar note (B223) confirmed

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Courtesy of Paul Nahmias.

Azerbaijan new 100-manat note (B403) confirmed

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B403: Like B319, but new bank name and new date (2013). Prefix C.

Courtesy of Albert Vokhmin.

Ghana new 5-cedi commemorative note to be introduced 04.03.2017

According to an article in Business Day Ghana dated 12 February 2017, the Bank of Ghana plans to introduce a new legal tender 5-cedi note on 4 March 2017 to commemorate the bank's 60th anniversary. On 26 January 2017, the bank issued a press release confirming the new 5-cedi note while also categorically denying rumors of new 30-, 100-, and 200-cedi notes circulating on social media.

Nepal confirms China printed new 1,000-rupee notes (B286b)

According to an article on Ecns.cn dated 14 February 2017, the China Bank Note Printing & Minting Corporation, China has printed and delivered to the Nepal Rastra Bank 84 million 1,000-rupee notes, the first of three deliveries totalling 200 million notes. Although changes to this denomination had been planned, expediency demanded printing the notes without revision. The total order cost US$3.76 million, less than half the cost paid to the undisclosed printer of the immediately preceding issues.

According to an article on myRepública also published on 14 February 2017, the government has concluded it would be more beneficial to print security documents and banknotes internally, and the Department of Printing will submit the proposed bill after necessary amendments at the Ministry of Information and Communications.

Russia new 100-ruble polymer World Cup commemorative note reported for 2018

According to a TASS article dated 14 February 2017, in the first quarter of 2018, the Bank of Russia will issue a 100-ruble banknote dedicated to 2018 World Cup, and it will be Russia's first polymer banknote. The bank also intends to use polymer when producing either the new 200- or 2,000-ruble notes with symbols of Sevastopol and the Far East.

Zimbabwe bond notes reportedly "falling fast"

On 14 February 2017 (Happy Valentine's Day everyone!), The Economist posted an excellent article entitled Zimbabwe’s new “bond notes” are falling fast that presents a first-hand look at how Mugabe's new bond notes are actually being used in real life. It appears we may be seeing the seeds of a new round of inflation in Zimbabwe…

Venezuela new 10,000-bolívar note confirmed

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Courtesy of Dario Silva.

Zimbabwe new 5-dollar bond note (B191) reported

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From images circulating online, it appears the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has introduced a new 5-dollar bond note (B191), several months after introducing a similar 2-dollar bond note (B190).

Courtesy of Jacek.

Poland new 500-zloty note (B864) confirmed

According to a press release, on 10 February 2017 the Narodowy Bank Polski introduced a new 500-zloty note to "ensure the uninterrupted circulation of cash and a reduction in the cost of issuing currency, and will also satisfy the growing demand for high denomination banknotes."

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B864 (PNL): 500 złotych (US$125)
Blue, brown, burgundy, and green. Front: Coat of arms with crowned eagle; Sobieski family coat-of-arms; King Jan III Sobieski (John Sobieski); crown as registration device; lobster-tailed pot helmet in green SPARK. Back: Crown; Wilanów Palace; eagle coat of arms. Gold-to-green RollingStar Cube windowed security thread and solid security thread with demetalized 500 ZŁ. Watermark: King Jan III Sobieski and electrotype 500. Printer: PWPW. 150 x 75 mm.
a. 16 LUTEGO 2016. Signature 17. Prefix AA - AD. Intro: 10.02.2017.

Courtesy of Jan Bogus.

Hong Kong new date (01.01.2016) 100-dollar note confirmed

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Like P214, but new date (1 January 2016). Prefix NR.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Hong Kong new date (01.01.2016) 1,000-dollar note confirmed

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Like P216, but new date (1 January 2016). Prefix FN.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Hong Kong new date (01.01.2016) 20-dollar note (B418e) confirmed

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B418e: Like B418d, but new date (1 January 2016). Prefix FA.

Courtesy of Igor Tereshkov.

Hong Kong new date (01.01.2016) 50-dollar note (B419e) confirmed

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B419e: Like B419d, but new date (1 January 2016). Prefix TW.

Courtesy of Igor Tereshkov.

Hong Kong new date (01.01.2016) 20-dollar note confirmed

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Like P212, but new date (1 January 2016). Prefix TW.

Courtesy of Igor Tereshkov.

Philippines new sig/date (2016A) 100-peso note confirmed

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Like P208, but new date (2016A) and new signatures (Rodrigo Duterte and Amando M. Tetangco, Jr.). Prefix DE.

Courtesy of Sing Chia Tan ().

Singapore new symbol (one star) 100-dollar note (B206h) confirmed

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B206h: Like B206g, but one star below YOUTH on back. Prefix 3AA.

Courtesy of Thomas Oon.

Bhutan new 100-ngultrum commemorative note (B225) reported for 2017 introduction

According to a press release, these banknotes commemorate the first anniversary of the birth of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey, Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck. 1,000,000 notes were printed.

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B225 (PNL): 100 ngultrum (US$1.50)
Yellow, gold, blue, and red. Front: King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema; Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck. Back: Mountains; dragon. Solid security thread. Watermark: Jigme Singye Wangchuck with electrotype swirl. Printer: (Orell Fussli). 146 x 70 mm.
a. 05.02.2016. Signature 7. Prefix RB (royal birth). Expected intro: 2017.

Courtesy of Gylfi Snorrason.

Malaysia new signature 50-ringgit note (B148b) confirmed

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B148b: Like B148a, but new signature. Prefix LS.

Courtesy of Gerhard Hoeck.

Great Britain new 10-pound polymer note reported

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Courtesy of Thomas Krause.

Israel new 20- and 100-new shekel notes unveiled

According to a press release dated 31 January 2017, the Bank of Israel has unveiled the designs of the last two denominations in its new series of notes. These are expected to be introduced by the end of 2017.

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B442 (P65): 20 new shekels (US$5.25)
Red. Front: Menorah as registration device; open book in gold-to-green SPARK; palm trees; poet, Rachel Bluwstein; microprinted poem “Kinneret.” Back: Sea of Galilee shoreline; segment of poem “Perhaps it was nothing…;” menorah. Kinegram Volume holographic stripe. Windowed color-changing security thread with demetalized 20 and portrait of Rachel Bluwstein. Watermark: Rachel Bluwstein and electrotype 20. Printer: Unknown. 129 x 71 mm.
a. 2017. Signature 15. Intro: Expected "end of 2017."

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B444 (PNL): 100 new shekels (US$26)
Orange. Front: Menorah as registration device; open book in gold-to-green SPARK; almond tree blossoms; Leah Goldberg; microprinted poem “In the land of my love the almond tree blossoms.” Back: Gazelles; poem segment, “White days;” menorah. Windowed color-changing security thread with demetalized 100 and portrait of Leah Goldberg. Watermark: Leah Goldberg and electrotype 100. Printer: Unknown. 143 x 71 mm.
a. 2017. Signature 15. Intro: Expected "end of 2017."

Courtesy of Cleo Phas and Li Dong.

Indonesia new sig/date (2016) 1,000-rupiah note (B597n) confirmed

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B597n: Like B597m, but new signatures and new date (2016). Prefix XPU.

Courtesy of Franer Jürgen.

Indonesia chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 58-page catalog covers notes issued by the Indonesian National Bank from 1945 to 1949, the Nederlansche Indische Civil Administrative in 1947, the Republik Indonesia Serikat in 1950, the Republik Indonesia from 1951 to 1961, and the Bank Indonesia from 1952 to present. Revised 3 February 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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  • 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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Uruguay new 50-peso uruguayo note (B556) confirme

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B556 (PNL): 50 pesos uruguayos (US$2.25)
Red, blue, green, and orange. Front: Denomination as registration device; coat of arms; laurels, open book, and rising sun as registration device; José Pedro Varela; denomination as latent image on map of Uruguay. Back: Monumento a José Pedro Varela in Montevideo; laurels, ink well, quill, and scroll as registration device. No security thread. Watermark: Eletrotype 50 / Cincuenta and 50 stacked three times. Printer: OBERTHUR fiduciaire. 159 x 74 mm.
a. 2015. Signature 31. Serie F. Intro: 01.02.2017.

Courtesy of Gustavo Fernández Artigas.

Uruguay new 20-peso uruguayo note (B555) confirmed

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B555 (PNL): 20 pesos uruguayos (US$0.90)
Green, purple, and red. Front: Denomination as registration device; coat of arms; laurels, ink well, quill, and scroll as registration device; Juan Zorrilla de San Martín; denomination as latent image on map of Uruguay. Back: Alegoria de la Leyenda Patria (allegory of The Patriot Legend) consisting of a flying bare-breasted angel; laurels, ink well, quill, and scroll as registration device. No security thread. Watermark: Eletrotype 20 / Veinte and 20 stacked three times. Printer: OBERTHUR fiduciaire. 159 x 74 mm.
a. 2015. Signature 31. Serie G. Intro: 01.02.2017.

Courtesy of Gustavo Fernández Artigas.

Indonesia new signature 10,000-rupiah note (B604i) confirmed

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B604i: Like B604h, but new signatures. Prefix LPZ.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Indonesia new signature 20,000-rupiah note (B605g) confirmed

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B605g: Like B605f, but new signatures. Prefix LKZ.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

India new 500-rupee note (B298) confirmed

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B298 (PNL): 500 rupees (US$7.45)
Stone gray. Front: Denomination as registration device; Mahatma Gandhi; RBI seal with tiger and palm tree; lion capital of Ashoka pillar. Back: Swachh Bharat logo (Gandhi’s eyeglasses); language panel; Red Fort in Delhi. 3-mm wide green-to-blue windowed security thread with demetalized RBI and भारत (India). Watermark: Horizontal 500; vertical RBI; Mahatma Gandhi; vertical electrotype 500. Printer: (ISP). 150 x 63 mm.
a. 2016. Signature 22. Letter: None. Intro: 10.11.2016.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Vietnam new date (2016) 50,000-dong note (B345i) confirmed

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B345i: Like B345h, but new date (2016). Prefix MZ.

Courtesy of Alex Zlotin.

Vietnam new date (2016) 100,000-dong note (B346j) confirmed

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B346j: Like B346i, but new date (2016). Prefix LJ.

Courtesy of Alex Zlotin.

German-Austria chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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The German-Austria chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$4.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

This 8-page catalog covers notes issued by the Oesterreichisch-Ungarische Bank (Austro-Hungarian Bank) in 1919. Published 27 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:
  • 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
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Honduras new sig/date (12.06.2014) 500-lempira note confirmed

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Like PNL, but new date (12 DE JUNIO DE 2014) and new signatures. Prefix AC.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Honduras new sig/date (12.06.2014) 10-lempira note confirmed

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Like P99, but new date (12 DE JUNIO DE 2014) and new signatures. Prefix BT.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Honduras new sig/date (12.06.2014) 5-lempira note confirmed

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Like P98, but new date (12 DE JUNIO DE 2014) and new signatures. Prefix BL.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Gibraltar new 100-pound polymer commemorative note (B135) confirmed

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B135 (PNL): 100 pounds (US$142)
Purple. Front: Queen Elizabeth II; crenellated castle tower as registration device; coat of arms of castle with key. Back: Crenellated castle tower; Sir Joshua Hassan. Depth Image holographic stripe. Watermark: None. Printer: (TDLR). 163 x 90 mm. Polymer (Safeguard).
a. 21st August 2015. Sig. 15. Intro: 23.01.2017.
This is the first note in the world with a holographic foil on the Safeguard substrate.
Replacement notes: Serial number above C 250000.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online) and Arnoldo Efron (Global Numismatic Services).

Chile new date (2015) 1,000-peso note (B296f) confirmed

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B296f: Like B296e, but new date (2015). Prefix DG.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Nigeria new date (2016) 500-naira note (B228r) confirmed

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B228r: Like B228q, but new date (2016). Prefix V/99.

Courtesy of Andrew Roberts.

Venezuela's central bank governor resigns

According to various press reports, on 22 January 2017 Venezuela's president, Nicolas Maduro, announced the resignation of the president of the Banco Central de Venezuela, Nelson Merrines, who will be be replaced by economist Ricardo Sanguino.

Solomon Islands new 20-dollar note (B223) reported for 23.01.2017 introduction

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According to a press release dated 12 January 2017, the Central Bank of the Solomon Islands intends to introduce a new 20-dollar note with new features, dimensions (140 x 66 mm), and sophistication in design, durability, and security. The notes, printed by De La Rue, will be launched on 20 January, but won’t enter circulation until 23 January.

Courtesy of Andrew Randall.

Singapore new symbol (two stars) 2-dollar note (B208i) confirmed

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B208i: Like B208h, but with two stars below EDUCATION on back. Prefix 6AA, 6CA.

Courtesy of KK Lim ().

Nigeria new date (2016) 5-naira note (B234h) confirmed

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B234h: Like B234g, but new date (2016). Prefix DE.

Courtesy of Alex Zlotin.

Singapore new symbol (two stars) 50-dollar note (B205i) confirmed

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B205i: Like B205h, but with two stars below ARTS on back. Prefix 5GE.

Courtesy of KK Lim ().

Liberia new 500-dollar note (B316) confirmed

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B316 (PNL): 500 dollars (US$6)
Purple, blue, and yellow. Front: Woman, elderly man, and man, all wearing traditional clothing; 5-pointed star as registration device. Back: Bank seal with crossed kissi money and front and back of 50-cent coin dated 1969; 5-pointed star; hippopotamus adult and calf. Rapid windowed security thread with demetalized stars. Watermark: Coat of arms with electrotype CBL. Printer: (Crane Currency). 143 x 66 mm.
a. 2016. Signature 7. Prefix AA. Intro: 18.01.2017.

Courtesy of Oleksiy Danylenko.

Fiume chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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The Fiume chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$4.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

This 7-page catalog covers notes issued by the Citta` di Fiume (City of Fiume) from 1919 to 1921. Published 20 January 2017.

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Costa Rica new sig/date (11.09.2013) 1,000-colon note (B557b) confirmed

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B557b: Like B557a, but new date (11 de setiembre de 2013), new signatures. Serie B.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Angola new 5-kwanza note (B550) confirmed

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B550 (PNL): 5 kwanzas (US$0.05)
Blue. Front: José Eduardo dos Santos & António Agostinho Neto. Back: Coat of arms; bird flying over Ruacana waterfalls. Windowed security thread with demetalized BNA 5. Watermark: The Thinker. Printer: (Goznak). 145 x 66 mm.
a. OUTUBRO 2012. Signature 14. Prefix YA. Intro: 2017.

Courtesy of Christian Fouillot ().

Angola new 10-kwanza note (B551) confirmed

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B551 (PNL): 10 kwanzas (US$0.10)
Pink. Front: José Eduardo dos Santos & António Agostinho Neto. Back: Coat of arms; pelican flying over Luena waterfalls. Windowed security thread with demetalized BNA 10. Watermark: The Thinker. Printer: (Goznak). 145 x 66 mm.
a. OUTUBRO 2012. Signature 14. Prefix WA. Intro: 2017.

Courtesy of Christian Fouillot ().

Singapore new symbol (two hollow stars) 2-dollar note (B208j) confirmed

Singapore_MAS_2_dollars_2006.01.12_B208j_P46_6RG_726657_fSingapore_MAS_2_dollars_2006.01.12_B208j_P46_6RG_726657_r
B208j: Like B208h, but with two hollow stars below EDUCATION on back. Prefix 6RG.

Courtesy of KK Lim ().

Singapore new symbol (solid star) 2-dollar note (B208h) confirmed

Singapore_MAS_2_dollars_2006.01.12_B208g_P46_6AF_231793_fSingapore_MAS_2_dollars_2006.01.12_B208g_P46_6AF_231793_r
B208h: Like B208g, but with one solid star below EDUCATION on back. Prefix 6AF.

Courtesy of KK Lim ().

Singapore new symbol (solid houses) 10-dollar note (B210j) confirmed

Singapore_MAS_10_dollars_2008.02.01_B210j_P48_5FZ_516531_f
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B210j: Like B210i, but with two solid houses below SPORTS on back. Prefix 5FZ.

Courtesy of KK Lim ().

Uruguay new 200-peso note (B554) confirmed

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According to a poster, the Banco Central del Uruguay introduced a new series F 200-peso note (B554) on 29 December 2016. This note is like preceding issues (B548), but new series, new date, new signatures, new printer imprint, and several significant changes to the security features, including denomination as registration device, holographic windowed security thread, translucent features, map of Uruguay in OVI, iridescent stripes, and intaglio marks for the sight impaired.

Reportedly the 100-peso note has also been revised.

Courtesy of Gustavo Fernández Artigas.

Guatemala new 20-quetzal note reported

On 12 January 2017, the Banco de Guatemala unveiled a new 20-quetzal note like the preceding issues, but with a purple-to-gold OVI scroll at right front.



Courtesy of Brian Lema.

Venezuela new 500-, 5,000-, and 20,000-bolívar notes confirmed

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Courtesy of José Daniel Fernandez.

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

Indonesia_BI_50000_rupiah_2016.00.00_B606g_P152_VCN_736273_fIndonesia_BI_50000_rupiah_2016.00.00_B606g_P152_VCN_736273_r
B606g: Like B606f, but new signature. Prefix VCN.

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

Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes cover
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.

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

Pakistan_SBP_50_rupees_2016.00.00_B234l_P47_GM_5649168_f
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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

Rif Republic cover
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.

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Kyrgyzstan modified 200-, 500-, and 1,000-som notes (B230, 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

Austria cover
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.

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

Singapore_MAS_1000_dollars_2009.00.00_B207h_P51_5AA_620803_f
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B207h: Like B207g, but with one solid house below GOVERNMENT on back. Prefix 5AA.

Courtesy of Teddy Wahidin.

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

Costa_Rica_BCCR_2000_colones_2013.09.11_B558b_P275_A_044515572_fCosta_Rica_BCCR_2000_colones_2013.09.11_B558b_P275_A_044515572_r
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 ().

Nigeria new date (2016) 50-naira note (B236i) confirmed

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B236i: Like B237h, but new date (2016). Prefix SH.

Courtesy of Evžen Škňouřil.