Ukraine chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

Ukraine cover
The Ukraine 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 Національний Банк України (National Bank of Ukraine) from 1991 to present. Published 25 April 2014.

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
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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Jordan new sig/date (2012) 50-dinar note confirmed

Jordan_CBJ_50_dinars_2012.00.00_B34g_P38_sig
50 dinars, 2012 ٢٠١٢. Like CBJ B34, but new date and signature 25.

Courtesy of Yigal Arkin.

India new sig/date (2014) 10-rupee note confirmed

India_RBI_10_rupees_2013.00.00_PNL_85B_958467_f
10 rupees, 2014. Like previous 10-rupee note with rupee symbol, but new date and new signature (Dr. Raghuram G. Rajan). Confirmed without inset letter and with A inset letter.

Courtesy of Mohamed Ibrahim.

Guatemala new sig/date (17.01.2007) 50-quetzal note confirmed

Guatemala_BDG_50_quetzales_2007.01.17_P113_F_20135962_B_sig

50 quetzales, 17 DE ENERO DE 2007. Like P113, but new date, new signatures, and prefix/suffix F/B.

Courtesy of Tomasz Jazwinski.

Bolivia has issued tender for printing of J series of notes

According to a report on ElDeber.com dated 16 February 2014, the Banco Central de Bolivia has issued a tender for the printing of new banknotes for J series.

Iraq rumored to have prepared new banknotes

According a report on Kurdnet dated 9 April 2014, the Central Bank of Iraq has announced printing new banknotes with new images, new security features, and features to help the sight-impaired distinguish between denominations.

Belarus rumored to have printed new notes in advance of redenomination

According to a report on Forex.co dated 8 April 2014, Aleksander Lukashenko, president of Belarus, is said to have told the employees of an aircraft repair plant in Baranovichi that the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus has already printed a new family of banknotes resembling euros. The new notes are reportedly in storage, ready to be issued after redenominating the Belarusian ruble, expected sometime in 2014.

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Guatemala new sig/date (09.09.2011) 100-quetzal note confirmed

Guatemala_BDG_100_quetzales_2011.09.09_P119_G_48400687_E_sig
100 quetzales, 9 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2011. Like P119, but new date, signatures, and printer imprint (Giesecke & Devrient).

Courtesy of Tomasz Jazwinski.

Philippines to demonetize old peso notes in 2015

According to a Philippines Information Agency report dated 14 April 2014, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has announced that the old series of peso notes will be demonetized in 2015, although an exact date has not yet been determined.

Suriname new sig/date (01.04.2012) 5- and 100-dollar notes confirmed

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5 dollars, 1 APRIL 2012. Like CBVS B45a, but new date (vertical in blue) and signature (Gillmore Hoefdraad), plus printer imprint (Giesecke & Devrient) on back.

100 dollars, 1 APRIL 2012. Like CBVS B49a, but new date (vertical in blue) and signature (Gillmore Hoefdraad), plus printer imprint (Giesecke & Devrient) on back.

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

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (www.banknoten.de).

Trinidad and Tobago new 1-dollar note confirmed

Trinidad_Tobago_CBTT_1_dollar_2006.00.00_B29a_PNL_MG_046657_f
Trinidad_Tobago_CBTT_1_dollar_2006.00.00_B29a_PNL_MG_046657_r

1 dollar, 2006. Like CBTT B21, but new signature (Jwala Rambarran, who took over as governor from Ewart S. Williams on 13.07.2012) and raised horizontal bars at upper left and right front to assist the visually impaired distinguish between denominations. Intro: November 2013.

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

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (www.banknoten.de), and Claudio Marana.

Venezuela new sig/date (03.02.2011) 5-bolívar note confirmed

Venezuela_BCV_5_bolívares_2011.02.03_P89_P_68734444_sig

5 bolívars, 3 DE FEBRERO DE 2011. Like P89, but new date and signatures. Prefix P.

Courtesy of Alexander Petrov.

Turks & Caicos Islands chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

Turks & Caicos Islands cover
The Turks & Caicos Islands chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$0.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

This 4-page catalog covers notes issued by the Government of the Turks & Caicos Islands from 1903 to 1928. Published 11 April 2014.

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 a $99 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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French Guiana scans needed for catalog

I am looking for images of the following banknotes of French Guiana for inclusion in The Banknote Book:

P3 (100 francs with red and black on buff paper)
P11A (2 francs emergency issue of 1942)
P33 (50 nouveaux francs on 5,000 francs)

If you know where I can find even low-resolution images of these notes, please let me know.

Even better, if you own any of these notes, please email 300-dpi, 100% actual size, 24-bit color scans of the front and back of these notes, saved as uncompressed JPEG, BMP, or TIFF. Please download and follow these detailed scanning instructions.

As a contributor, you will receive the satisfaction of taking part in creating something of excellence, your note may be immortalized as a plate note in The Banknote Book, plus your name will appear in the Acknowledgements along with your email address or URL, if you wish (great publicity for dealers).

Thanks in advance for everyone's cooperation!

Venezuela new sig/date (19.12.2008) 20-bolívar note confirmed

Venezuela_BCV_20_bolívares_2008.12.19_P91_J_29150270_sig

20 bolívars, 19 DE DICIEMBRE DE 2008. Like P91, but new date and signatures. Prefix J.

Courtesy of Alexander Petrov.

Kuwait new sig 10-dinar note confirmed

Kuwait_CBK_10_dinars_1994.04.03_B27f_P27_EE-158_484300_sig
10 dinars, no date. Like CBK B27, but new signature (Mohammad Y. Al-Hashel and Mustafa Jassem Al-Shamali).

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Lebanon new 50,000-livre commemorative note reported

According to a press release dated 9 April 2014, De La Rue has printed a new 50,000-livre note to commemorate the 50th annivesary of the founding of the Banque du Liban. "With vibrant colours and imagery, the new note uses the latest technology as protection against counterfeiting. The clear ‘window’ area in the banknote shows an image of the Cedar of Lebanon in a bright, eye-catching blue/green ink which changes colour as the note is tilted and which can be seen from both sides of the note. The Banque is proud to be the first issuing authority in the region to use this colour changing ink in the clear window of the banknote. De La Rue’s Sales Director Ruth Euling commented: ‘De La Rue is honoured that the Banque du Liban has selected our Safeguard polymer for their banknotes and included the SPARK ® Orbital TM feature which provides a dynamic, high impact public recognition feature. We congratulate the Banque on being the first issuer in the region to adopt the new technologies."

Courtesy of Thomas Krause.

Poland new 10-, 20-, 50-, and 100-zloty notes confirmed

Poland_NBP_10_zlotych_2012.01.05_PNL_AC_6572424_f
Poland_NBP_10_zlotych_2012.01.05_PNL_AC_6572424_r

10 złotych, 5 STYCZNIA 2012 (01.05.2012). Like P173, but with Omron rings, PWPW printer imprint, and new registration device. Intro: 07.04.2014.

Poland_NBP_20_zlotych_2012.01.05_PNL_AA_1093058_f
Poland_NBP_20_zlotych_2012.01.05_PNL_AA_1093058_r

20 złotych, 5 STYCZNIA 2012 (01.05.2012). Like P174, but with Omron rings, PWPW printer imprint, and new registration device. Intro: 07.04.2014.

Poland_NBP_50_zlotych_2012.01.05_PNL_AD_9208688_f
Poland_NBP_50_zlotych_2012.01.05_PNL_AD_9208688_r

50 złotych, 5 STYCZNIA 2012 (01.05.2012). Like P175, but with Omron rings, SPARK patch, caption for portrait, PWPW printer imprint, and new registration device. Intro: 07.04.2014.

Poland_NBP_100_zlotych_2012.01.05_PNL_AA_7810624_f
Poland_NBP_100_zlotych_2012.01.05_PNL_AA_7810624_r

100 złotych, 5 STYCZNIA 2012 (01.05.2012). Like P176, but with Omron rings, SPARK patch, caption for portrait, PWPW printer imprint, and new registration device. Intro: 07.04.2014.

There are no plans to release a revised 200-zloty note at this time.

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

Courtesy of Radoslaw Dlouhy and Hartmut Fraunhoffer (www.banknoten.de).