United Arab Emirates new 100-dirham commemorative note (B252a) reported

According to a press release dated 28 November 2018, as part of the 47th National Day of the UAE celebrations, the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates has introduced a 100-dirham note commemorating the life of the UAE’s Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan.



Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Botswana new sig/date (2017) 20-pula note (B125e) confirmed


Like B125d, but new signatures (Ontefetse Kenneth Matambo and Moses Dinekere Pelaelo) and new date (2017). Prefix AH.

Courtesy of Andrew Roberts.

Mexico new sig/date (07.12.2015) 200-peso note confirmed


Like P125, but new signatures and new date (7 DIC. 2015). Series BG.

Courtesy of Alberto Rios.

Mauritius new 2,000-rupee polymer note (B436a) reportedly introduced

According to a De La Rue press release dated 6 December 2018, the Bank of Mauritius has introduced a new 2,000-rupee banknote like the preceding paper note, but with upgraded security features, including Safeguard substrate and DLR’s Mask and Illuminate features.



Courtesy of Dennis Zammit.

Egypt reportedly to introduce polymer notes by 2020

According to an article in AhramOnline dated 5 December 2018, the Central Bank of Egypt plans to introduce polymer banknotes by 2020 to ease cash movement, reduce printing costs, and improve the quality of notes.

Courtesy of Aditya Kulkarni.

Algeria new signature 1,000-dinar note (B406d) confirmed


Like B406c, but new signatures. Series 1668.

Courtesy of Sabine Leuenberger ().

Algeria new signature 2,000-dinar note (B408b) confirmed


Like B408a, but new signatures. Series 0986.

Courtesy of Sabine Leuenberger ().

Iran new signature 100,000-rial note (B289d) confirmed


Like B289c, but new signatures (Abdolnaser Hemmati and Masoud Karbasian)

Courtesy of Sabine Leuenberger (https://www.delcampe.net/en_GB/collectables/store/collectcurrency) and Fariborz Adib.

West African States new sig/date (2017) 10,000-franc note (B124Sq) confirmed


Like B124Sp, but new date (2017) and new signatures.

Courtesy of Kevin Warfel.

Iraq new 500-dinar note (B359a) confirmed


Like B353, but new date and printed name of governor, not signature.

Courtesy of Nurrulz Gustiputri.

Iraq new 250-dinar note (B358a) confirmed


Like B347, but new date and printed name of governor, not signature.

Courtesy of Nurrulz Gustiputri.

Romania new 100-leu numismatic product confirmed introduced 01.12.2018

According to a press release dated 29 November 2018, on 1 December the National Bank of Romania introduced a 100-leu polymer note commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Great Union. The front depicts King Ferdinand I and Queen Maria, and the Great National Assembly in Alba Iulia, on 1 December 1918. The back depicts the arrival of the royal cortege in Bucharest, on 1 December 1918, and part of the mace of King Ferdinand I, together with four women in folk costumes typical of each united Romanian province: Bessarabia, Romania, Transylvania and Bukovina. 10,000 notes will be sold with leaflet for 150 lei each.



Courtesy of Daniel Mendea, Mocanu Alexandru, Radu Andron, Hans-Ludwig Besler, Claudio Marana, Mihai Cristian Vulpe, Catalin Vasilache, Ștefan Vasiliță (www.ebancnote.ro).

Armenia new 10,000-, 20,000-, and 50,000-dram notes (B322 - B324) confirmed










Courtesy of Numisnota (http://numisnota.eu).

Papua New Guinea new 2-kina note (B154) confirmed


Like B134, but reduced in size.

Courtesy of KK Lim ().

Papua New Guinea new 100-kina commemorative note confirmed

According to a press release, on 17 November 2018 the Bank of Papua New Guinea introduced a 100-kina banknote to commemorate the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting, an inter-governmental forum for 21 Pacific Rim member economies that promotes free trade throughout the Asia-Pacific region.



Courtesy of KK Lim (), Andrew Randall, Don Ludwig, and Stane Štraus (www.polymernotes.org).

Yemen new sig. 1,000-rial note (B130b) confirmed


Like B130a, but new signature. Prefix D/29.

Courtesy of Dmitry Svobodin.

Gambia new sig. 100-dalasis note (B227c) confirmed introduced 11.06.2018



Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Guernsey new 20-pound WWI commemorative note (B168a) confirmed introduced 08.11.2018

Introduced 8 November 2018, this 20-pound note commemorates the 100th anniversary of World War I. It is like the preceding 2012 commemorative issue, but with the seal of Bailiwick surrounded by poppy flowers instead of the Diamond Jubilee seal flanked by laurels of olive branches, and TG/W (The Great War) prefix.



Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Max Keller.

United States new sig/date (2017) 10-dollar note confirmed


Like P540, but new signatures (Jovita Carranza and Steven Mnuchin) and new date (2017).

Courtesy of Hyunchul Yoo.

Dominican Republic new 100-peso deominicano note (B728a) confirmed


Like B721c, but new date (2017), resized portraits on front; and new OVI at upper right front with vertical denomination. Prefix KH. Intro: 19 October 2018.

It’s unclear if other denominations in this series will be similarly modified in the future.

Courtesy of Sabine Leuenberger ().