Indonesia new date (2018) 10,000-rupiah note (B612c) confirmed

Like B612b, but new date (2018).

Courtesy of Franer Jürgen.

Hungary new sig/date (2019) 10,000-forint note (B591c) confirmed

Like B591b, but new date (2019) and new signatures. Prefix HA.

Courtesy of Ilkka Malmi.

Romania new 5-leu note (B287a) confirmed

Like B279, but with the new coat of arms and a new date.

Courtesy of Catalin Vasilache.

Czech Republic new 100-korun numismatic product (BNP101a) confirmed

The Česká Národní Banka held a competition to design a new 100-korun banknote featuring Alois Rasin to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Czechoslovak koruna. On 1 March 2018, the bank announced its decision to approve the following design submitted by painter Eva Hašková. The new note was sold at a premium to face value beginning on 31 January 2019.


Courtesy of Kevin Klauss and Manfred Dietl.

Northern Ireland First Trust Bank to cease banknote issuance on 30.06.2022

According to a press release dated February 2019, First Trust Bank will cease issuing its own banknotes and will be replacing them with Bank of England notes as they are withdrawn from circulation. The First Trust Bank notes can continue to be used until 30 June 2022, after which time they will cease to be legal tender.


Hungary new 500-forint note (B587.5) confirmed introduced 01.02.2019

According to a press release dated 3 July 2018, the new 500-forint notes will enter circulation on 1 February 2019, although they were declared legal tender from 4 July 2018.

Like B581, but new color scheme and improved security features.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson, Claudio Marana, and Ilkka Malmi.

Bolivia new 100-boliviano note (B420a) confirmed introduced 15.01.2019


Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson and Mauricio Acosta.

Bahamas new ½-dollar note (B348a) confirmed introduced 24.01.2019

According to a press release dated 17 January 2019, the Central Bank of the Bahamas planned to introduce a new ½-dollar note (B348a) on 24 January 2019.


Courtesy of Numisnota (, Marcus Rosenburg, and James Pickering.

Guinea new 20,000-franc note reportedly introduced 21.01.2019

According to a communiqué dated 5 February 2019, the Banque Centrale de la République de Guinée introduced a new 20,000-franc note on 21 January 2019. The new note retains the overall design of the preceding issues (B338a), but is physically smaller, has varnish coating for improved durability, two pigeons printed with a color-changing optical effect, and a gold-to-green security thread. The new note will circulate in parallel with the preceding issues.

Guyana enhanced security 1,000-dollar note reported for introduction 04.03.2019

According to an article in the Guyana Times dated 10 February 2019, the Bank of Guyana plans to introduce a 1,000-dollar note with enhanced security features on 4 March 2019. The design is like the current note (B117), but the holographic stripe is replaced by a 6-mm wide blue RAPID security thread with the denomination and the Victoria Regia Lily, the national flower. Furthermore, the windowed security thread on the back of the existing note is replaced by a solid security thread.

Jersey new signature 10-pound note (B129b) confirmed

Like B129a, but new signature (Laura Rowley). Prefix DD.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Sudan new 100-pound note (B413a) confirmed

According to a post on the Central Bank of Sudan web site, a new 100-pound note (B413) has been introduced.


Courtesy of Lawrence (Larry) Honaker and Andrew Roberts.

Syria new sig/date (2017) 2,000-pound note (B632b) confirmed

Like B632a, but new signatures and new date (2017). Prefix B/17 - B/26.

Courtesy of Sabine Leuenberger ().

Rwanda new 500- and 1,000-franc notes (B141a, B142a) to be introduced 11.02.2019

According to a press release dated 7 February 2019, these notes have new security features and better quality to reduce wear. The design of the front of the 500-franc note is entirely new, and the overall color has been changed to brown to help distinguish it from the 1,000-franc note.



Courtesy of Andrew Roberts.

Nigeria new sig. 10-naira note (B235n) confirmed

Like B235m, but new signatures (Godwin Emefiele and Priscilla Ekwueme Eleje). Prefix FH.

Courtesy of Andrew Roberts.

Nigeria new date (2018) 10-naira note (B235m) confirmed

Like B235l, but new date (2018).

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Indonesia new sig 50,000-rupiah note (B614d) confirmed

Like B614c, but new date (2018) and new signatures.

Courtesy of Franer Juergen.

Indonesia new date (2018) 50,000-rupiah note (B614c) confirmed

Like B614b, but new date (2018).

Courtesy of Franer Juergen.

India chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

India cover new
The India chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale and as a free download to subscribers.

This 69-page catalog covers notes issued by the Government of India from 1861 to present, and the Reserve Bank of India from 1938 to present. Revised 03.02.2019.

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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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Sudan new 200-pound note (B414a) confirmed


Courtesy of John Miskell.