Liberia reported to issue new banknote family "shortly"

According to a press release dated 27 July 2016, the Central Bank of Liberia will "shortly" introduce a new series of banknotes which retains the portraits of the current series (B306 - B310), while enhancing the security, changing the substrate (most likely coated stock or hybrid) to reduce porosity and increase longevity, and adding a new 500-dollar denomination. The specimen designs released so far show the notes are dated 2016 and bear the signatures of the Minister of Finance and Development Planning and the bank's Executive Governor (perhaps Boima S. Kamara and Milton A. Weeks, respectively).

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Thailand chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 51-page catalog covers notes issued by the Government of Thailand from 1940 to present. Published 29 July 2016.

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Belarus new 20-ruble variety (B139b) confirmed

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B139b: Like B139a, but with wider gap through center of latent image parallelogram (at center right front). There are also differences in the number of wavy lines in the lower portion of the parallelogram.

Courtesy of Maksim Kazakov.

Belarus new 5-ruble variety (B137b) confirmed

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B137b: Like B137a, but no gap to left of latent image parallelogram (at center right front).

Courtesy of Maksim Kazakov.

Sudan new sig/date (2015) 5-pound note (B408c) confirmed

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B408c: Like B408a, but new date (MARCH 2015) and new signature. Prefix CH.

Courtesy of John Miskell.

Belarus new ruble family confirmed introduced 01.07.2016

The Belarusian ruble was redenominated per an Edict of the President of the Republic of Belarus No. 450 dated 4 November 2015, with existing notes (called the 2000 series) exchanged for new ones (called the 2009 series) at a rate of 10,000:1. A total of seven denominations of banknotes–5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, and 500 rubles–and eight denominations of coins–1, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 copecks, and 1 and 2 rubles–were introduced on 1 July 2016.
The general concept of the new notes is “Belarus is my country,” with each denomination dedicated to one of the regions of Belarus and the city of Minsk: 5 rubles dedicated to Brest region, 10 rubles to Vitebsk region, 20 rubles to Gomel region, 50 rubles to Grodno region, 100 rubles to Minsk region, 200 rubles to Mogilev region, and 500 rubles to the city of Minsk.
From 1 July 2016 to 31 December 2016, the banknotes of the 2000 series and the banknotes and coins of the 2009 series circulate in parallel and are subject to obligatory acceptance without restriction in all kinds of payments performed by all economic entities. During the next five years–from 1 January 2017 through 31 December 2021–the currency units of the 2000 series will be exchanged for the currency units of the 2009 series in any sum without restriction and charging commission, after which time the 2000 series will be deemed invalid and demonetized.
The redenomination was taken with a view to improving money circulation, streamlining accounting and settlements, maintaining the optimal structure of money denominations, as well as reducing public expenditures on servicing cash circulation in the Republic of Belarus to a significant degree.
The National Bank of the Republic of Belarus ordered the “new” notes from De La Rue in 2008, but due to the global economic crisis of the time, the redenomination was postponed and the freshly printed notes were stored in the bank’s vaults. As such, the notes to be issued in 2016 bear the series date of 2009 and the facsimile signature of Petr P. Prokopovich, the then chairman of the board of the bank. Also, the new 50-ruble note carries an inscription which is inconsistent with currently applicable Belarusian spelling rules. These inconsistencies will be addressed as new notes are ordered from the printer.

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Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson, Vitali Khaletski, Cleo Phas, Albert Vokhmin, and Александр Чижевский.


Egypt new sig/date (10.12.2015) 200-pound note (B337b) confirmed

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B337b: Like B337a, but new date (10.12.2015) and new signature (Tarek Hassan Amer).

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Colombia new date (31.07.2014) 2,000-peso note confirmed

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Like P457, but new date (31 DE JULIO DE 2014).

Courtesy of Andrés Collazos.

Egypt new signature 5-pound note (B338b) confirmed

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B338b: Like B338a, but new signature (Tarek Hassan Amer) and new date (22.12.2015).

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

French Somaliland chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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The French Somaliland chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$9.99, and as a free download to subscribers. Anyone who buys this chapter also gets the Djibouti and French Afars & Issas chapters as well.

This 20-page catalog covers notes issued by Banque de l’Indo-Chine (Bank of Indo-China) from 1905 to 1948, Chambre de Commerce de Djibouti (Djibouti Chamber of Commerce) in 1919, and Trésor Public (Public Treasury) in 1952. Published 15 July 2016.

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Bangladesh new date (2016) 1,000-taka note (B354f) confirmed

B354f: Like B354e, but new date (2016).

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Chile chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 33-page catalog covers notes issued by the Banco Central de Chile (Central Bank of Chile) from 1925 to present. Published 8 July 2016.

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  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
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Chile new date (2013) 2,000-peso note (B297c) confirmed

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B297c: Like B297b, but new date (2013). Prefix BJ.

Courtesy of Wally Myers.

Argentina new signature 5-peso note confirmed

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Like P353, but new signature. Suffix J.

Courtesy of Wally Myers.

Romania new date (2016) 100-leu note confirmed

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Like P121, but new date (2016).

Courtesy of Costing Iorgu (http://www.banknotesworldshop.com), Marian Alionte, and Daniel Mendea.

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

On 5 July 2016, the European Central Bank unveiled the design of the new 50-euro note due to be introduced into circulation on 4 April 2017. This is the fourth denomination in the new Europa series.

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Iraq new 500-dinar note with Kurdish confirmed

For more than five years, the Central Bank of Iraq has planned to remove three zeroes from the banknotes and add Kurdish text. To date the efforts to redenominate the dinar have failed to come to fruition, but as this note demonstrates, the addition of Kurdish text is underway, with the language first appearing on the 50,000-dinar note (B356) introduced on 11 November 2015.

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Like B348, but Kurdish text added to lower left and upper right on back, new date (٢٠١٥ - ١٤٣٦), and new signature (Ali Mohsen Ismail).

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online) and Musaab Ibrahim.

Bolivia new 50-boliviano series J note confirmed

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According to a Spanish-language press release dated 2 July 2015, the Banco Central de Bolivia introduced a 50-boliviano note with suffix J. This is like P235, but with improved anti-counterfeiting features, including a 3-mm wide magenta-to-green windowed security thread with demetalized BCB 50, and unspecificed blue UV printing.

Bolivia new 200-boliviano series J note confirmed

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According to a press release dated 9 December 2015, the Banco Central de Bolivia has issued a new 200-boliviano note like P237, but suffix J, and 4-mm wide gold-to-green windowed security thread with demetalized BCB Bs 200. The printer imprint is OBERTHUR fiduciaire.

Egypt new sig/date 100-pound note (B336b) confirmed

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B336b: Like B336a, but new signature (Tarek Hassan Amer) and date (13.01.2016). Prefix 263.

There is also a minor change in the Arabic spelling of the word HUNDRED at right front.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson and Warszawski.