May 17, 2013 - Cambodia issues a new 100,000 Riel note to celebrate the 60th birthday of King Norodom Sihamoni on May 14, 2013. This is the largest denomination in
the nation. The note depicts the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk and Queen Mother Norodom Monineath on the front, and the two monarchs together with their son, the current King
Norodom Sihamoni on the back. See pictures of the new note in my gallery.
May 16, 2013 - The Central Bank of Turkey issued a new 5 Lira note on April 8, 2013. The new note is similar to the 2009 issue except in purple instead of tan color
and with new signatures. See pictures of the new note in my gallery.
May 9, 2013 - The Central Bank of Barbados is issuing redesigned banknotes for the first time in 40 years. This new series, with its bold, modern design and vibrant hues, was
launched on May 2, 2013. See pictures of the new notes on
May 7, 2013 - Banco de México issued a revised 50 Peso polymer note on May 6, 2013. The note is similar to previous issue but with more advanced anti-counterfeiting
features, including a color-shifting butterfly printed on the transparent window, tactile intaglio printing, microprinting, novel serial numbering, and a larger transparent
window with hidden image which can be revealed using a laser pointer. See pictures of the new note, courtesy Claudio Marana, in my gallery.
April 28, 2013 - Israel will issue new NIS 50 and NIS 200 notes at the end of 2013. The NIS 50 note, which will be green color, features Shaul Tchernichovsky.
The NIS 200 note, which will be primarily blue, will carry the likeness of Natan Alterman. Next year, the plan calls for two more new designs with poets - a new NIS 20 note
with the picture of Rachel Bluwstein (better known simply as Rachel the Poet), and a NIS 100 banknote with Lea Goldberg.
April 26, 2013 - The Bank of Canada to unveil new $5 and $10 polymer bills, the final notes in the Polymer series, during an official ceremony at the Bank of Canada's
head office in Ottawa on Tuesday, 30 April 2013 at 12:15 (Eastern Time).
April 26, 2013 - The European Union will issue a new 5 euro banknote on May 2, 2013. The new banknote will have enhanced security features.
Its issue will initiate the introduction of the second series of euro banknotes, the "Europa series". The other denominations, i.e. 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euros, will
be introduced over the next few years, in ascending order. Financial Mirror
April 26, 2013 - The Bank of England will feature Winston Churchill on a new 5-pound note to be issued in 2016.
April 18, 2013 - The National Bank of Poland is updating the security features of its banknotes for the first time in 18 years. The new notes,
which will enter circulation in April 2014, will retain the design and denomination of the current "Polish monarchs" series of notes, introduced in 1995.
April 5, 2013 - The Central Bank of Libya has put into circulation a new 20 Dinar note on March 31, 2013. See pictures of the new note in
March 29, 2013 - The National Bank of Kazakhstan will issue a new 2000 Tenge note dated 2012 with modified design on March 29, 2013.
National Bank of Kazakhstan.
March 28, 2013 - The Reserve Bank of Fiji today announced that the new flora and fauna green colored polymer $5 banknote will be issued into circulation from 2 April 2013.
The issuance of the new green $5 polymer banknote was delayed to ensure the old green $2 banknotes were successfully withdrawn from circulation since the $2 denomination
has now been coined. This was to further ensure that confusion did not arise when the new green colored polymer banknotes came into circulation.
March 27, 2013 - The Bank of Thailand will issue a new 20 Baht banknote on April 1, 2013. The new note in the second note in the 16th Series issued.
The first is a 50 Baht note issued on January 18, 2012. See pictures of the new note on
March 23, 2013 - The Central Bank of Libya will be put into circulation a new LD 20 bank note on March 31, 2013.
The new note, which is orange colored, shows a school in Ghadames on the front and Al-Ateeq mosque in Oujlah on the reverse. The reverse is written in English.
March 21, 2013 - The National Bank of Angola will put into circulation a new series of banknotes dated 2012. Denominations of 50, 100, 200 and 500 Kwanzas notes will be issued on March 21, 2013, and
denominations of 1000, 2000 and 5000 Kwanzas on May 31, 2013. See pictures of the new notes on
March 16, 2013 - Russia will issue a new banknote in October, 2013 to commemorate the 22nd Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, February 7-23, 2014. See scans of the new note, courtesy
Claudio Marana, in my gallery
March 7, 2013 - The National Bank of Tajikistan has issued new 20, 50 and 100 Somoni banknotes. The notes are similar to previous designs except with improved security features.
National Bank of Tajikistan.
February 21, 2013 - A new Iceland 10,000 Kronur banknote is set to be released this Spring, at the same time as the golden plover.
The golden plover, which arrival is considered a sign of spring in Iceland, is depicted on the banknote. The note also features national poet and natural
scientist Jónas Hallgrímsson (1807-1845), whose poetry was inspired by the golden plover.
January 31, 2013 - Angola's Reserve Bank has launched a new family of banknotes. The notes of denominations of 50, 100, 200, 500, 1,000, 2,000 and 5,000 Kwanzas
will be gradually introduced into the market from March to June 2013.
January 31, 2013 - The Central Bank of Libya starts issuing new Libyan banknotes today. The notes have face values of one, five, ten and twenty dinars.
There were plans to bring in a LD 50 note but the Bank decided against it in a bid to control the black economy.
January 30, 2013 - The National Bank of Cambodia issued a new 1,000-riel banknote to remember and dedicate to late King Father Norodom Sihanouk.
United Arab Emirates
January 30, 2013 - The UAE Central bank plans to put into circulation newly reprinted Dh100 and Dh1000 bank notes with fresh security features on Saturday.
January 27, 2013 - Bangladesh issued a new 25 Taka note on January 26, 2013 to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Security Printing Corporation (Bangladesh) Ltd. See pictures of the
new note in my gallery.
January 24, 2013 - Russia's Central Bank has announced plans to start printing commemorative Olympic 100 ruble banknotes. The presentation of the Olympic banknotes
will take place in Sochi on March 12. This will be Russia's the first commemorative banknote. The Voice of Russia
January 22, 2013 - New 5,000 and 10,000 kwanza banknotes are due to go into circulation in Angola in the first half of this year.
January 16, 2013 - Paraguay issued a new 5000 Guaranies polymer note, date 2011, on 14 January 2013.
January 11, 2013 - European Monetary Union unveiled new 5 Euro note which will go into general circulation on May 2, 2013. 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 Euro notes will be introduced over the next few years, in ascending order.
See picutures of the new 5 Euro note on my blog
December 26, 2012 - New Angolan 5,000 and 10,000 kwanza banknotes due to go into circulation in January 2013. Angola currently has 2,000, 1,000, 100, 50, 10, and 5 kwanza banknotes in circulation.
December 20, 2012 - Fortress Paper announces the launch of the world's first banknote printed on the Company's new Durasafe substrate, an innovative paper-polymer-paper composite.
With the issuance of the new Moroccan 25 Dirhams scheduled for this month, Morocco becomes the first country in the world to issue a banknote printed on Durasafe. Market Wire
December 13, 2012 - New 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 Libyan Dinar banknotes are expected to come into circulation from early 2013.
See picutures of the new notes on my blog
November 30, 2012 - Fiji plans to issue a new series of banknotes on January 2, 2013. The new-look currency will prominently feature local flora and fauna designs,
replacing the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II across all denominations. See pictures of the new notes on my blog
November 25, 2012 - The Bank of Zambia has announced that the kwacha will be rebased by dividing it by 1000, dropping three zeros off the currency, on January 1.
October 6, 2012 - Lebanon issued a new 20,000 Livre note September 28, 2012. The note is dated 17 June 2012. See picutures of the new note in
September 21, 2012 - Argentina issued a 100 Peso banknote on September 21, 2012 to commemorate to 60th Anniversary of Eva "Evita" Perón. See pictures of
the new note in my gallery
September 16, 2012 - The Central Bank of Turkmenistan has issued revised 1, 5, 10 and 20 manat banknotes. The notes are similar to the 2009 series except with new signatures,
new security stripe and dated 2012. See scans of the new notes on
September 10, 2012 - Nicaragua issued a 100 Cordoba note to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the cordoba. See picutures of the new note in
September 7, 2012 - South Africa's central bank on Wednesday unveiled a new series of bank notes featuring the face of anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela which
should be in use by year-end.
The five notes will show a smiling Mandela on the front and South Africa's big five animals, lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant, on the back amid Bushmen paintings
and locally used traditional patterns. See pictures of the new notes in my blog
September 2, 2012 - Barbados issued a new 20 Dollars banknote to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Central Bank of Barbados. See scans of the new note, courtesy Claudio Marana, in
August 8, 2012 - Bangladesh introduced a new 20 Taka 2012 banknote. Similar to the one issued on March 7, 2012 but more colorful. See scans, courtesy Claudio Marana, in
July 25, 2012 - Argentine President Cristina Fernandez unveiled a commemorative bank note on Wednesday bearing the image of Evita Peron to mark the 60th anniversary of
the iconic first lady's death. See picture of the new note on my blog
July 17, 2012 - The Central Bank of Iraq will print and introduce into the market new banknotes with three less zeros starting from the beginning of 2013.
July 12, 2012 - Malaysia will issue a new series of RM1, RM5, RM10, RM20 and RM100 denomination banknotes on Monday, July 16th. The new banknotes come with latest technology which
include shadow image, clear window, watermark portrait with pixel and highlighted numerals, color shifting security thread, micro lens thread, perfect see-through register and
colored glossy patch. The theme of the new banknotes will be distinctively Malaysia, featuring the country's diverse culture, heritage and nature. mysinchew.com
July 11, 2012 - Costa Rica's Central Bank announced Tuesday that it will circulate three new banknotes of 5,000, 10,000 and 50,000 Colones in August. See pictures of the new notes on
July 9, 2012 - The Bank of Ghana will issue an upgraded 50 Cedi denomination banknote with enhanced security features in early August 2012 to replace the existing 50 Cedis note.
July 6, 2012 - The Central Bank of Samoa has issued a 50 Tala note to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Independence. See pictures of the new note, courtesy Claudio Marana, in
July 3, 2012 - The Bank of Thailand will issue two new banknotes on August 9 to celebrate the 80th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen and the 60th birthday of His Royal Highness
Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn. See pictures of the new notes on
June 22, 2012 - The Central Bank of Armenia plans to issue new 5,000, 10,000, and 20,000 Dram banknotes on June 25, 2012. See pictures of the new notes, courtesy Claudio Marana, on
June 19, 2012 - The Bank of Jamaica officially launched its special series of 50th anniversary commemorative banknotes Wednesday June 19, in celebration of the country's Golden Jubilee.
The 2012 commemorative banknote series consist of five denominations, $5,000, $1,000, $500, $100, and $50, with modifications to their original design. The modified design includes the
Jamaica 50 logo superimposed on the watermark on the front of each note. See pictures of the new series, courtesy Claudio Marana, on
Trinidad and Tobago
June 17, 2012 - The Central Bank will launch a new $50 currency note on June 20 to commemorate Trinidad and Tobago's 50th independence anniversary. Trinidad Express Newspapers
Congo Democratic Republic
June 11, 2012 - The Central Bank of Congo will issue new 1,000, 5,000, and 10,000 Franc banknotes on 2 July 2012. The highest denomination currently in circulation is 500 Francs.
Info courtesy Claudio Marana.
June 8, 2012 - Myanmar will issue a new 10,000-kyat bank note on June 15. This will be the country's highest-denomination currency. The current highest denomination bank note,
5,000 kyat, was introduced in 2009. See pictures of the new note on my blog
Jun 5, 2012 - The Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina issued a new series of 10, 20, 50 and 100 Convertable Mark banknotes on June 1, 2012. See pictures of the new notes, courtesy
Claudio Marana, on my blog
June 3, 2012 - The States of Guernsey issued a £20 banknote to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. BBC.
June 2, 2012 - The States of Jersey issued a commemorative £100 note on June 1, 2012 to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. See pictures of the new note in my gallery
May 30, 2012 - The Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina will issue a new series of 10, 20, 50 and 100 Convertable Mark banknotes on June 1, 2012. CBBH
May 29, 2012 - Mozambique 200 and 500 Meticais, dated 2011 but issued in 2012, are now in circulatation. See pictures, courtesy Claudio Marana,
in my gallery.
May 23, 2012 - The Royal Bank of Scotland launches a commemorative £10 note to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. See pictures of the new note, courtesy Claudio Marana, on My blog
May 20, 2012 - The Reserve Bank of Malawi will issue new 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 Kwacha banknotes starting May 23, 2012 to replace older issues. See pictures of the new notes,
courtesy Claudio Marana, on my blog.
May 18, 2012 - The Central Bank of Belize issued a new $20 bank note to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the bank. Pictures of the new note, courtesy Claudio Marana and Yuri Minkin,
are shown in my gallery.
May 5, 2012 - Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has issued a new 500-peso banknotes with an overprint of the logo of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to
express solidarity with the ADB's goal to free Asia and the Pacific from poverty. My blog
May 2, 2012 - The Bank of Canada unveils new $20 polymer bank note on Wednesday, 2 May 2012. The new $20 polymer note pays tribute to the contributions and
sacrifices of Canadian men and women in all military conflicts, and will feature an updated portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II on the front, and the Canadian National
Vimy Memorial on the back. Pictures of the new note, courtesy Claudio Marana, are shown on my blog.