Mauritius new sig/date (2015) 1,000-rupee note (B429b) confirmed

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B429b: Like B429a, but new signatures (Yandraduth Googoolye, Rameswurlall Basant Roi, and Mahendra Vikramdass Punchoo) and new date (2015). Prefix BJ.

Courtesy of Owen Griffiths.

Mauritius announces plans to introduce new note family in late 2017

According to a press release dated 17 June 2016, the Bank of Mauritius has begun planning a new family of banknotes to be issued in a phased manner beginning in the second half of 2017 with improved security features and entirely new designs. The portraits will be replaced with illustrative elements that may include Mauritius’ “national heritage, history, culture, endemic species of the Mauritian flora and fauna, and distinctive landscapes.”

Oman corrected 1-rial commemorative note reported

According to a Times of Oman article dated 19 June 2016, the Central Bank of Oman has reportedly issued a corrected 1-rial note which fixes a date error on the note (B236) which was originally issued 18 November 2015 to commemorate the 45th National Day (18 November), the day Sultan Qaboos bin Said overthrew the restrictive rule of his father in 1970.

India Reserve Bank governor to resign 04.09.2016

According to a press release dated 18 June 2016, Raghuram G. Rajan, who has served as governor of the Reserve Bank of India since 4 September 2013, intends to resign when his term ends on 4 September 2016.

Courtesy of Aidan Work.

Nigeria new date (2016) 1,000-naira note (B229m) confirmed

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Courtesy of Peter Lorenc.

Colombia new 20,000-peso note to be introduced 30.06.2016

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According to a press release dated 17 June 2016, the Banco de la República intends to introduce a new 20,000-peso note on 30 June 2016.

Egypt new sig/date (2016) 1-pound note (B316n) confirmed

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B316n: Like B316m, but new signature (Tarek Hassan Amer), new date (2016), and new windowed Motion security thread.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

European Central Bank to unveil new 50-euro note on 05.07.2016

According to a press release dated 16 June 2016, the European Central Bank plans to unveil the new Europa series 50-euro banknote on 5 July 2016, with introduction into circulation in the first half of 2017.

Scotland's Clydesdale Bank new sig/date (16.08.2015) 50-pound note confirmed

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Like P229L, but new signature (David J. Duffy) and new date (16th August 2015). Prefix W/HU. Intro: June 2016.

Courtesy of Andrew Balsillie.

Philippines new date (2014) 200-peso note confirmed

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Like P209, but new date (2014). Prefix AK.

Courtesy of Andy Siegman.

Thailand new signature 100-baht note confirmed

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Like unlisted note issued 26.02.2015, but new signature. Prefix 7C.

Courtesy of Frank Schirmer (Changnoi's Thai Banknotes).

Jordan new sig/date (2016) 1-dinar note (B229h) confirmed

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B229h: Like B229g, but new signatures and new date (2016).

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Nepal new 100-rupee note (B287a) confirmed

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B287a: Like B280, but new signature (Chiranjivi Nepal), new date (2015), raised black dot for sight-impaired, and rhino calf added to vignette on back. Intro: 13.06.2016.

Courtesy of Shankar Shrestha (http://www.nuphil.com).

Guyana new signature 100-dollar note (B114d) confirmed

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B114d: Like B114c, but new signatures (Gobind Ganga and Ashni Singh). Prefix B/60.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Jordan new date (2016) 50-dinar note (B234i) confirmed

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B234i: Like B234h, but new date (2016 ٢٠١٦).

Courtesy of Raphael Dvir.

Bhutan new date (2015) 5-ngultrum note (B217c) confirmed

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B217c: Like B217b, but new date (2015).

Courtesy of Peter Mosselberger (http://www.banknote.ws).

Tanzania reportedly replacing 500-shilling note (B139) with coin

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According to an article on DailyNews dated 9 June 2016, the Bank of Tanzania is phasing out 500-shilling notes (B139) and replacing same with coins.

Egypt reported to resume printing of 1-pound notes (B316)

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According to an Albawaba Business article dated 7 June 2016, the Central Bank of Egypt’s printing house has begun producing 500 million new 1-pound banknotes to alleviate a shortage of small change. The new notes are expected to be identical to the 1-pound note (B316) which has not been produced since 2008 when it was replaced by a coin of the same denomination, but will bear the signature of Governor Tarek Amer, who took office in November 2015.

Hong Kong Bank of China commemorative reported for September intro

According to an article in The Standard dated 7 June 2016, the Bank of China (Hong Kong) has received approval to issue a note in September to commemorate the bank’s 100th anniversary in Hong Kong.

Poland new 500-złoty note reported for February 2017 introduction



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According to a Polish-language press release dated 6 June 2016, the National Bank of Poland intends to introduce a new 500-złoty note with a portrait of King Jan III Sobieski (John Sobieski), thereby keeping with the theme of the other denominations which feature “The monarchs of Poland.” The new note was designed by Andrzej Heidrich, the artist responsible for all other notes in this family. The introduction of this larger denomination is intended to cut costs and streamline economic transactions.