Comoros chapter available for free for a limited time

Comoros cover
Today I'm pleased to announce another sponsored chapter give-away thanks to the generosity of Robert Bird of Robert's World Money. Robert sells quality banknotes to collectors around the world with more than 2,000 listings with images on eBay and a website with new notes added weekly.

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Robert is sponsoring the give-away of the Comoros chapter. This 8-page catalog covers notes issued by the French Republic Colonial Post in 1920, the Bank of Madagascar and Comoros from 1960 to 1963, the Institut d’Emission from 1975 to 1976, and the Central Bank from 1986 to present. Revised 23 July 2014.

It normally costs $4.99, but if you are among the first 100 collectors to use the coupon code found on Robert's World Money web site during checkout, you can download the chapter absolutely free. As this is a limited offer, please take advantage of it only if you are truly interested in the notes of Comoros.

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Colombia moves to commemorate writer Gabriel García Marquez on money

According to an article in La Verdad dated 23 October 2014, the Colombian Congress has passed three of four stages necessary to honor 1982 Nobel literature prize winning writer Gabriel García Marquez on banknotes or coins. A final decision should be made by December.

Courtesy of Cedrian Lopez-Bosch.

Zambia new 50-kwacha commemorative note reported

According to a Zambia Daily Mail article dated 23 October 2014, the Bank of Zambia has unveiled a new 50-kwacha note commemorating the 50th anniversary of independence (24 October 1964). The commemorative note depicts the portraits of the five heads of state—founding President Kenneth Kaunda, former presidents Frederick Chiluba, Levy Mwanawasa and Rupiah Banda, and the incumbent President Michael Sata—and has “50th Independence Anniversary” wording.

The new note is legal tender and bears the same security features as the current note of the same denomination, and the two will circulate in parallel.

Courtesy of Aidan Work.

Zimbabwe new 20-dollar bearer cheque confirmed

I'm looking for information about this bearer cheque. It's payment clause stipulates "Pay the bearer on deman on or before 30th June 2009." Issue date is listed as 1st August 2008, which corresponds to Zimbabwe’s revaluation when they struck 10 zeros from the dollar. However, the $20 note (RBZ B59) which they issued on that date doesn’t look anything like this note.

This bearer cheque looks like the $20 (RBZ B86) banknote issued on 02.02.2009, which seems to bear some relation to the vertical numbers at front left: 02022909.

I suspect that this was either an unadopted design or a consignment of bearer cheques which they decided not to issue when they opted to issue banknotes instead.

If anyone has additional information, including images of other denominations with similar designs, I would love to hear from you.

Philippines new date (2014) 1,000-peso note confirmed

1,000 pesos, 2014. Like P211, but new date.

Courtesy of Andy Siegman.

Bangladesh new date (2013) 100-taka note confirmed

100 taka, 2013. Like BB B52, but new date.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Bangladesh new date (2014) 10-taka note confirmed

10 taka, 2014. Like BB B49, but new date.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Scotland new sig/date (30.11.2010) 5- and 10-pound notes confirmed

5 pounds, 30th NOVEMBER 2010. Like P352, but new date and new signature (Stephen Hester).

10 pounds, 30th NOVEMBER 2010. Like P353, but new date and new signature (Stephen Hester).

Courtesy of Tomasz Jazwinski.

German New Guinea chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

German New Guinea cover
The German New Guinea chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$0.99, and as a free download to subscribers or anyone purchasing the Papua New Guinea chapter.

This 3-page catalog covers notes issued by the Australian Military Administration in 1914. Published 17 October 2014.

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Myanmar new 5,000-kyat note confirmed

According to an article on dated 19 September 2014, the Central Bank of Myanmar will issue a 5,000-kyat banknote with a new design and improved security features on 1 October 2014. Existing 5,000-kyat notes (CBM B15) remain legal tender.

CBM B17 (PNL): 5,000 kyats
Purple. Front: Elephant. Back: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of the Union) legislature buildings in Zeya Theddhi Ward of Naypyidaw. Color-changing windowed security thread with demetalized Spw MYANMAR CBm. Watermark: Elephant and electrotype 5000. Printer: SECURITY PRINTING WAZI CBM. 150 x 70 mm.
a. No date. Prefix GN. Intro: 01.10.2014.

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Courtesy of Cleo Phas and Nin Cheun (Noteshobby).

New Zealand new sig/date (2014) 50-dollar note confirmed

50 dollars, (20)14. Like RBNZ B34, but new date and new signature (Graeme Wheeler). Prefix AA - DA.

Courtesy of Scott de Young.

Moldova new date (2013) 1-leu note confirmed

1 leu, 2013. Like BNM B8, but new date.

Courtesy of Albert Vokhmin.

Iraq new sig/date (2013) 5,000-dinar note confirmed

5,000 dinars, ٢٠١٣ - ١٤٣٤ (2013/AH1434). Like CBI, but new date and signature 17.

Courtesy of Dmitry Svobodin.

Dominican Republic new 50, 100, and 500-peso dominicano notes confirmed



On 2 October 2014, the Banco Central de la República Domincano issued a new family of notes dated 2014 with enhanced security features and redesigned images. To date only the 50, 100, and 500 pesos dominicanos denominations have been confirmed.

Courtesy of Tomasz Jazwinski and Manuel Rodriguez Cassanello.

Kazakhstan new signature 1,000-tenge note confirmed

1,000 tenge, 2006. Like NBK B30, but new signature. Prefix ДЖ.

Courtesy of Ömer Yalçinkaya.

Bolivia new signature 20-boliviano note confirmed

20 bolivianos, 28 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 1986. Like P234, but new signatures, and new imprint (DLR). Suffix I.

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

Courtesy of Shane McCulloch (

Guatemala new date (17.10.2012) 1-quetzal note confirmed

1 quetzal, 17 DE OCTUBRE DE 2012. Like unlisted notes dated 2 DE MAYO DE 2012, but new date and new imprint (CANADIAN BANK NOTE). Prefix B. Suffix D.

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Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (

Ukraine new sig/date (2014) 200-hryvnia note confirmed

200 гривень (hryven), 2014. Like NBU B52, but new date and signature (Stepan Kubiv).

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Iran new signature 1,000-rial note confirmed

1,000 rials, no date. Like P143, but new signatures (Tahmasb Mazaheri and Shamseddin Hosseini).

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Denmark new sig/date (2013) 50-krone notes confirmed

50 kroner, (20)13. Like P65, but new date and new signatures. Prefix B0.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.