Bangladesh new signature 1,000-taka note (B354g) confirmed

B354g: Like B354f, but new signature (Fazle Kabir).

Courtesy of Mohammed J. Islam.

Philippines new date (2016) 100-peso note confirmed

Like P208, but new date (2016).

Courtesy of Sing Chia Tan ().

Philippines new date (2016) 1,000-peso note confirmed

Like P211, but new date (2016).

Courtesy of Sing Chia Tan ().

Guatemala new sig/date (14.05.2014) 100-quetzal note confirmed

Like P119, but new signatures, date (14 DE MAYO DE 2014), and printer (GIESECKE & DEVRIENT).

Courtesy of Nin Cheun (Noteshobby).

Guatemala new date (02.05.2012) 5-quetzal note confirmed

Like P122, but new date (2 DE MYAO DE 2012), and new printer: OBERTHUR fiduciaire. Suffix E.

Courtesy of Nin Cheun (Noteshobby).

Guatemala new date (14.05.2014) 10-quetzal note confirmed

Like P125, but new date (14 DE MAYO DE 2014) and new printer: OBERTHUR technologies. Suffix D.

Courtesy of Nin Cheun (Noteshobby).

Bahrain new 20-dinar note (B310) confirmed

B310 (PNL): 20 dinars (US$53)
Brown and light blue. Front: SPARK Live Truspin; King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa. Back: Al Fateh Islamic Center in Juffair. Rapid Motion windowed security thread with demetalized ٢٠ / 20. Watermark: King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa with electrotype TWENTY and denomination in Arabic text. Printer: (TDLR). 154 x 74 mm.
a. ٢٠٠٦ (2006). Signature 1. Intro: 04.09.2016.

Courtesy of Paul Mclean.

West African States new sig/date (2016) 10,000-franc note (B124Cp) confirmed

B124Cp: Like B124Co, but new date (2016) and new signature.

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

West African States new sig/date (2016) 5,000-franc note (B123Cp) confirmed

B123Cp: Like B123Co, but new date (2016) and new signature.

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

West African States new date (2015) 500-franc note (B120Cd) confirmed

B120Cd: Like B120Cc, but new date (2015).

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

Indonesia new family of banknotes announced

Following the issuance of Presidential Decree No. 31 of 5 September 2016, Bank Indonesia plans to introduce seven new banknote designs featuring national heroes:

  • 1,000 rupiah: Tjut Meutiah
    • 2,000 rupiah: M. H. Thamrin
    • 5,000 rupiah: K. H. Idham
    • 10,000 rupiah: Frans Kaisiepo
    • 20,000 rupiah: Gerungan Saul Samuel Jacob Ratulangi
    • 50,000 rupiah: Juanda Kartawidjaja
    • 100,000 rupiah: Soekarno and Mohammad Hatta

The press release is unclear if the notes will be issued in 2016, or if the design phase will begin this year. It typically takes many years to develop a new family of notes from conception to introduction into circulation.

Bahrain new 10- and 20-dinar notes (B309, B310) reported

According to a press release dated 4 September 2016, the Central Bank of Bahrain has introduced these notes which are like the preceding issues, but with enhanced security features (SPARK and Motion thread) and tactile lines added at center right front for the visually impaired.



Courtesy of yaqoob AlShaer.

Christoph Gärtner auction 35 takes place 19 October 2016 and is now online on Sixbid

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According to a press release, Christoph Gärtner auction 35 contains more than 3,000 banknote lots from all over the world, and all are now online on Sixbid.

Among them many rarities from Europe with rarely seen specimen banknotes including a comprehensive collection of Bulgaria will be offered.

"A special focus on banknotes from Russia and the Ukraine will be created by 1,400 different lots which will be offered as small collections and rare single notes. They start with the very early 18th century state issues, containing for example the very rare issue of 1,000-rubles 1895 P.A77, many specimen notes and nearly all issues of the “chervonetz”-series of the 1920s. The highlight of this section will be a prototype of a not issued project design of a 1-chervonets banknote from 1923. Furthermore a wide range of Russian regional and local issues will be auctioned, from North Russia to the far eastern regions – surely an exceptional collection of banknotes and an outstanding possibility to complete a collection.
But the auction will also show high value banknotes from Asia and Africa to complete this impressive offer of world banknotes which are waiting for your bids."

Australia new date (2014) 100-dollar note (B229e) confirmed

B229e: Like B229d, but new date (2014).

Courtesy of Paul Nahmias.

Great Britain new polymer 5-pound note confirmed

On 13 September 2016, the Bank of England introduced the first of 440 million polymer 5-pound notes printed by De La Rue. A new 10-pound polymer note featuring Jane Austen is scheduled to be introduced in mid-2017. A new 20-pound polymer note featuring J.M.W. Turner is expected in 2020. The bank has not yet decided if or when it will introduce a new 50-pound note, nor if it will be paper or polymer.

5 pounds
Blue. Front: Bank seal; Elizabeth Tower (aka Big Ben); coronation crown; Queen Elizabeth II. Back: Winston Churchill; maze at Blenheim Palace in green foil. Kurz’s Kinegram Colors holographic stripe. No security thread. Watermark (shadow image): None. Printer: (TDLR). 125 x 65 mm. Polymer (Innovia’s Guardian).
a. 2015. Signature Victoria Cleland. Intro: 13.09.2016.

Courtesy of Antje Bird.

Australia new sig/date (2015) 5-dollar note (B225j) confirmed

B255j: Like B225h, but new signatures and new date (2015). Prefix BA - EA.

This note dated 2014 is reported by the RBA, but has not yet been confirmed with scans of notes from circulation.

Courtesy of Paul Nahmias.

Switzerland chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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

This 35-page catalog covers notes issued by Die Eidgenössische Staatskasse (The Federal Treasury) and Darlehenskasse der Schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft (State Loan Bank of Swiss Federation) in 1914, and Schweizerische Nationalbank (Swiss National Bank) from 1907 to present. Published 9 September 2016.

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  • 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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Central African States new date (2002) 5,000-franc note (B104Cg) confirmed

B104Cg: Like B104Cf, but new date (2002).

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

India new signature 20-rupee note (B287c2) confirmed

Like B287c1, but signature 20 (error), not signature 21. Inset letter E.

Courtesy of Mohamed Ibrahim.

Australia new 5-dollar note (B230) confirmed

The Reserve Bank of Australia introduced a new polymer 5-dollar note on 1 September 2016, the first in a new series.

Courtesy of Paul Nahmias and Andrew Randall.