Venezuela new 100-bolívar note confirmed

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Courtesy of Dario Silva.

Uruguay new 50-peso uruguayo polymer note (B559) commemorates BCU's 50th anniversary

On 3 May 2017, a resolution authorized the Banco Central del Uruguay to introduce up to 10 million new 50-peso uruguayo polymer notes to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the bank. When these notes were introduced on 14 September 2018, the bank indicated that it intends to use polymer substrate for other lower denominations in the future, with the physical size of the notes increasing according to their denominations.

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Courtesy of Dennis Zammit, Claudio Marana, and Gustavo Fernández Artigas.

European Monetary Union unveils new 100- and 200-euro notes (B112, B113) scheduled for 28.05.2019 introduction

On 17 September 2018, the European Central Bank unveiled the new 100- and 200-euro notes scheduled to be introduced on 28 May 2019, thereby completing the Europa series. The new notes feature a satellite hologram and an enhanced OVI “emerald number” with € symbols at lower left front. They are also a different size than the preceding issues.

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Courtesy of Dennis Zammit.

Guernsey chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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The Guernsey 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 Bishop De Jersey & Company from 1808 to 1809, Macculloch, Allaire, Bonamy & Company from 1808 to 1809, Guernsey Banking Company from 1827 to 1923, Guernsey Commercial Banking Company from 1835 to 1921, Southern District Banking Company in 1838, and States of Guernsey from 1816 to present. Published 14.09.2018.

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Yemen new 200-rial note (B132a) confirmed

According to an article in Al Ain dated 15 August 2018, the Central Bank of Yemen in the interim capital of Aden announced plans to introduce a new 200-rial paper note dated 2018 in Arabic, and measuring 150 x 69 mm.

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Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Mexico new 500-peso note confirmed

According to a press release dated 27 August 2018, the 500-peso note is the first denomination in a new family of banknotes with improved security features and designs representing Mexico’s historical and natural heritage. The fronts depict Old Mexico, Colonial Mexico, Independent Mexico, Reformation and Restoration of the Republic, Revolutionary Mexico, and Contemporary Mexico. The backs depict elements of fauna and flora identified with each of Mexico’s ecosystems, including rivers and lakes, temperate forests, dry forests, thickets and deserts, coasts, seas and islands, and rainforests, through recognized sites in the World Heritage list of the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO).

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Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Ricardo Ramírez González.

Pakistan denies rumors that 5,000-rupee notes are being discontinued

According to a press release dated 10 September 2018, "Apropos the rumors circulating on social media regarding discontinuation of Rs.5000 banknote, SBP categorically rejects all such rumors and requests the general public to pay no heed to such disinformation.
It is further clarified that SBP Act, 1956 clearly defines the roles and responsibilities of different institutions including SBP for issuance, circulation and demonetization or cancellation of banknotes. Specifically, section 25 of the Act requires a recommendation of SBP Board of Directors before the Federal Government makes any decision about the demonetization or cancellation of banknotes. The SBP Board has not submitted any recommendation for demonetization or discontinuation of Rs.5000 or any other banknote to Federal Government or Cabinet. Further, in case of demonetization of any bank note, SBP announces the same well in advance and provides ample time to public to change the currency under demonetization process. SBP places all such announcements on its website and circulates the same through its social media platforms as well. The public is therefore advised not to pay heed to any such rumors which are aimed at creating unnecessary hype and anxiety. They may also verify announcements from SBP Website (www.sbp.org.pk), Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/StateBankPakistan) and Twitter account before forwarding the same to their contacts."

Courtesy of Muhammad Zeeshan Yameen.

Bolivia new 20-boliviano note confirmed

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Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online) and Antje Bird.

Macau new dog and pig zodiak commemorative 10-pataca notes dated 2018 and 2019 reported

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Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

East Caribbean States new polymer note family (B240 - B244) reported for 2019 introduction

On 5 September 2018, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank announced plans to introduce a new family of notes beginning in mid-2019. The new family will retain the same denominations and color schemes as preceding issues, but with vertical orientation and new designs on polymer substrate for improved durability and security. They will feature holographic windows and embossed tactile geometric shapes to allow the visually impaired to distinguish between denominations.



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Courtesy of 钞票百科 (Chaopiaobaike).

Colombia new sig/date (29.08.2017) 2,000-peso note confirmed

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Like preceding issues, but with new signatures (Juan José Echavarría and Marcela Ocampo) and new date (29 DE AGOSTO DE 2017). Prefix AG.

Courtesy of Andres Collazos.

Maldives new sig/date (10.03.2018) 10-rufiyaa note (B216b) reportedly introduced 03.09.2018

According to a press release, on 3 September 2018 the Maldives Monetary Authority introduced new 10- and 100-rufiyaa notes like the preceding issues, but with new signature (Ahmed Naseer) and new date (10 MARCH 2018).

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Maldives new sig/date (10.03.2018) 100-rufiyaa note (B219b) reportedly introduced 03.09.2018

According to a press release, on 3 September 2018 the Maldives Monetary Authority introduced new 10- and 100-rufiyaa notes like the preceding issues, but with new signature (Ahmed Naseer) and new date (10 MARCH 2018).

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Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Czech Republic new 100-korun note (B127) confirmed

According to a press release dated 5 September 2018, the Czech National Bank has introduced new 100- and 200-korun notes like the preceding issues, but they have enhanced anti-counterfeiting protection: addition of Omron rings; a 3-mm wide, puce-to-green windowed security thread with different demetalized text; electrotype element added to watermark; plus green and orange fluorescent ink.

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Czech Republic new 200-korun note (B128) confirmed

According to a press release dated 5 September 2018, the Czech National Bank has introduced new 100- and 200-korun notes like the preceding issues, but they have enhanced anti-counterfeiting protection: addition of Omron rings; a 3-mm wide, puce-to-green windowed security thread with different demetalized text; electrotype element added to watermark; plus green and orange fluorescent ink.

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India new 100-rupee note (B301) confirmed

According to a press release dated 19 July 2018, the Reserve Bank of India intends to introduce a new 100-rupee note (B301) "shortly."

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Courtesy of Antje Bird, Manish Vasan, Rahat Aziz Rana, Mohamed Ibrahim, Rahat Aziz Rana, and Igor Nosenko.

West African States new sig/date (2017) 5,000-franc note (B123Sq) confirmed

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Like B123Sp, but new date (2017) and new signatures.

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

West African States new sig/date (2017) 2,000-franc note (B122Sq) confirmed

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Like B122Sp, but new date (2017) and new signatures.

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

West African States new sig/date (2017) 500-franc note (B120Sf) confirmed

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Like B120Se, but new date (2017) and new signatures.

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

Poland new 20-złoty commemorative note (BNP822) confirmed

According to a press release dated 5 July 2018, the National Bank of Poland introduced 50,000 new 20-złoty commemorative notes on 31 August 2018 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of independence.

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Courtesy of Jan Boguś.