Bank of England new 50-pound polymer note to feature Alan Turing at end of 2021

According to a press release dated 15 July 2019, the Bank of England has revealed that Alan Turing and his work will appear on the back of the new 50-pound polymer note to be introduced by the end of 2021.

Courtesy of Kevin Klauss, Don Ludwig, and Mark Irwin.

Nicaragua new 500- and 1,000-córdoba polymer notes (B514, B515) confirmed introduced 08.07.2019

According to a press release dated 24 June 2019, the Banco Central de Nicaragua introduced new 500- and 1,000-córdoba banknotes printed on polymer substrate on 8 July 2019.



The new notes have the following attributes: high durability, which will imply substantial savings in the issuance of tickets; greater difficulty of falsification, since it incorporates state-of-the-art security measures; and kindness to the environment, because once destroyed, the waste material of the tickets will be recyclable. Its dimensions are 156 mm in length and 67 mm in height, with colors and designs similar to those of current circulation. It should be noted that with this new issuance, the BCN completes the entire polymer substrate banknote family started in 2009, with which Nicaragua will be among the first countries to have all of its denominations printed on polymer substrate.

The 500- and 1,000-córdoba banknotes currently in circulation, printed on cotton paper substrate, will retain their value and continue to circulate next to the new banknotes, until they are gradually withdrawn, according to their deterioration.

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Venezuela new 20,000-bolívar note confirmed

BCV President: Calixto Ortega Sánchez
First Vice President BCV: Sohail Hernández

Courtesy of Dario Silva.

Indonesia new date (2019) 2,000-rupiah (B610e) note confirmed

Like B610d, but new date (2019).

Courtesy of Franer Jürgen.

Philippines new date (2019) 1,000-peso note (B1089d) confirmed

Like B1089c, but new date (2019).

Courtesy of Sing Chia Tan ().

Bangladesh new date (2018) 500-taka note (B353j) confirmed

Like B353i, but new date (2018).

Courtesy of Kamrul Huda.

India new sig/date (2019) 200-rupee note (B302c) confirmed

Like B302b, but new signature and new date (2019).

Courtesy of Simon Biddlestone.

Colombia new date (24.07.2018) 2,000-peso note confirmed


Courtesy of Victor Parrado.

Guatemala new sig/date (15.02.2017) 20-quetzal note confirmed


Courtesy of Alex Zlotin.

Philippines new date (2019G) 100-peso note (B1086f) confirmed

Like B1086e, but new date (2019G). Prefix BT.

Courtesy of Erwin van den Buys.

Turkey replaces central bank governor Çetinkaya

According to an article in The Guardian dated 3 July 2019, Turkey has fired Murat Çetinkaya, governor of the Central Bank of Turkey from April 2016, replacing him with deputy Murat Uysal.

Courtesy of Dennis Zammit.

Albania new family reported to be introduced beginning in late 2019

According to an Invest in Albania article dated 3 July 2019, the Bank of Albania plans to introduce a new family of banknotes starting with new 200- and 5,000-lek notes in the fall of 2019, and eventually including 500-, 1,000-, 2,000-, and 10,000-lek notes. All notes will have the same themes as existing issues (the new denomination of 10,000 leke will have the theme of the national anthem and its author, the poet Asdreni), but completely redesigned and with enhanced security features.

Guatemala new date (2018) 5- and 10-quetzal reported

As soon as current stocks are exhausted, the Banco de Guatemala will issue new 5- and 10-quetzal notes dated 2018 and printed by Polska Wytwórnia Papierów Wartościowych S.A.

Philippines to enhance security features in Q1 2020

According to a press release dated 3 July 2019, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas announced that it will begin issuing notes with the signature of Governor Benjamin E. Diokno.

Furthermore, in the first quarter of 2020, the bank intends to issue notes with upgraded windowed security threads, anti-copying and anti-scanning features, and tactile marks.

European Monetary Union nominates Christine Lagarde as next president

According to a CNBC article dated 2 July 2019, Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, has been nominated to become the next president of the European Central Bank, succeeding Mario Draghi if approved.

Courtesy of Dennis Zammit.

West African States adopt eco as common currency to be introduced in 2020

According to a CNN article dated 1 July 2019, the Economic Community of West African States (consisting of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo) has adopted the name “eco” for a planned single currency to be used in the region. Originally intended to be launched in 2000, the common currency has been postponed multiple times, and the newest target date is 2020.

Georgia new 10-lari note (B255) to be introduced 01.10.2019

According to a press release, the National Bank of Georgia plans to introduce a new 10-lari note on 1 October 2019, thereby completing the new family of notes begun in 2016.


Venezuela new 10,000-bolívar note confirmed

BCV President: Calixto Ortega Sánchez
First Vice President BCV: Sohail Hernández

Courtesy of Dario Silva.

Bangladesh new date (2019) 100-taka note (B352k) confirmed

Like B352j, but new date (2019).

Courtesy of Kamrul Huda.

Philippines new date (2019) 500-peso note (B1088d) confirmed

Like B1088c, but new date (2019).

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn (