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Banknote News Archive

 

Banknote news for the past twelve months are maintained here for you reference. News articles more than 12 month old are discarded.

 

Uzbekistan

February 21, 2017 - The Central Bank of Uzbekistan plans to issue 10,000 Sum banknotes. The exact date of issuance of the high-denomination banknotes has not been yet reported. To date, the largest denomination banknotes of the national currency is 5,000 Sum issued on July 1, 2013. See pictures of the new notes in my blog.

Australia

February 16, 2017 - The Reserve Bank has revealed the design of the new $10 banknote to be circulated from September 2017. The $10 banknote celebrates two famous Australian writers, Dame Mary Gilmore and AB "Banjo" Paterson. See pictures of the notes in my blog.

Poland

February 11, 2017 - Poland releases into circulation a new 500 Zlotych note on February 10, 2017. See pictures of the new note in my blog.

Bhutan

February 7, 2017 - Bhutan plans to issue a new 100 Ngultrum banknote in late 2017 to commemorate the First Birth Anniversary of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey, Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck. See pictures of the note in my blog.

Mexico

February 7, 2017 - The Banco de México reportedly issued a new 100 Peso note on February 5, 2017 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the enactment of the Mexican Constitution. See pictures of the new note in my blog.

Zimbabwe

February 3, 2017 - The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has released five dollar bond notes worth fifteen million dollars into the domestic market starting February 2, 2017. See pictures of the new notes in my blog.

Israel

February 1, 2017 - The Bank of Israel unvieled the design of new 20 and 100 new shekels notes featuring Israeli women poets Rachel Bluwstein and Leah Goldberg. The notes are expected to enter circulation by the end of 2017. See pictures of the notes in my blog.

South Korea

December 22, 2016 - South Korea plans to issue a 2000 Won banknote to commemorate the Winter Olympic Games to be held on February 9-25, 2018 in PyeongChang See picture of the new note in my blog.

Indonesia

December 20, 2016 - Indonesia issued new series of seven banknotes on December 19, 2016 with enhanced security features and new designs of national heroes, traditional dances, and natural sites. See pictures of the note in my blog.

Kyrgyzstan

December 15, 2016 - Kyrgyzstan plans to issue three new Series IV banknotes on January 1, 2017. The notes in denominations of 200, 500 and 1000 Som are similar to previous issues, except with revised portraits at left front, round ornament at center front that reveals hidden image of COM when viewed with backlighting, and the year 2016 at lower right back. See pictures of the new notes in my blog.

Saudi Arabia

December 14, 2016 - The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) will issue sixth edition banknotes on December 26, 2016. See pictures of the new notes in my blog.

Venezuela

December 8, 2016 - Venezuela plans to issue a new series of six banknotes. The first denomination to be issued on December 15, 2016 will be the 500 Bolivares. This will be followed by 1000, 2000, 5000, 10000 and 20000 Bolivares on later dates. See pictures of the notes in my blog.

Colombia

December 8, 2016 - Colombia issued a new 10,000 Peso banknote on December 7, 2016. This note is the sixth and the last of the new series. See picture of the new note in my blog.

Nicaragua

November 23, 2016 - Nicaragua will issue a new 1000 Cordoba banknote on January 2, 2017. The releasing of this banknote completes the 2014 (2015) series which now includes 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 córdobas. See pictures of the note in my blog.

Nicaragua

November 23, 2016 - Nicaragua will issue a new 1000 Cordoba banknote on December 1, 2016 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of poet Rubén Darío. See pictures of the new note in my blog.

Colombia

November 18, 2016 - Colombia will issue a new 2,000 Peso note on November 29, 2016. See picture of the new note in my blog.

Kazakhstan

November 15, 2016 - The National Bank of Kazakhstan will issue a 10,000 Tenge note on December 1, 2016 honoring President Nursultan Nazarbayeb. See pictures of the new note in my blog.

Malawi

November 12, 2016 - The Reserve Bank of Malawi has introduced a 2,000 Kwacha banknote. The new banknote will be put into circulation in December of this year. The note will bear the portrait of freedom fighter Reverend John Chilembwe on the front, and the Malawi University of Science and Technology at Ndata in Thyolo on the back. See pictures of the note in my blog.

India

November 6, 2016 - Reserve Bank of India is expected to issue a new 2,000 Rupees banknote in February 2017 See pictures of the note in my blog.

Seychelles

November 3, 2016 - The Central Bank of Seychelles will launch a new family of banknotes and coins in December 2016 to commemorate 40 years of Seychelles' Independence, with the theme "Seychelles' Unique Biodiversity - the backbone of our economy". See pictures of the new note in my blog.

 

 

Liberia

October 7, 2016 - The Central Bank of Liberia issued a new series of banknotes on October 6, 2016. The new banknotes retain the portraits of the current series, while enhancing the security. In addition, the new series is printed on a higher quality substrate to guarantee longevity and reduce porosity. The new series also added a new 500 Dollar denomination. See picture of the new note in my blog.

Bahamas

September 28, 2016 - The Central Bank of The Bahamas launched its newest family of banknotes, CRISP Evolution (Counterfeit Resistant Integrated Security Product). The CRISP Evolution family will be released into circulation one denomination at a time, beginning with the issuance of CE $10 on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. See pictures of the new note in my blog.

Great Britain

September 14, 2016 - The Bank of England issued a 5 Pound polymer banknote featuring Winston Churchill on September 13, 2016. This is the first of a new series of polymer banknotes. A 10 Pound note featuring Jane Austen is scheduled for mid-2017, and a 20 Pound note featuring J.M.W. Turner is expected in 2020. See pictures of the note in my blog.

Ukraine

September 7, 2016 - The National Bank of Ukraine issued a new 20 Hryven banknote on September 1, 2016 to commemorate the 160th birthday of the Ukrainian writer Ivan Franko. See pictures of the note in my blog.

Colombia

August 22, 2016 - Colombia has issued a new a 50,000 Pesos note on August 19, 2016. The note features Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez in the front. The back shows Natives, Ciudad Perdida (heart of the Tayrona culture in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta). See pictures of the new note in my blog.

Thailand

August 3, 2016 - The Bank of Thailand will issue a new 500 Baht banknote marking the 7th cycle birthday anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen on August 11, 2016 See picture of the new note in my blog.

European Monetary Union

July 6, 2016 - The European Central Bank unveiled the design of the new 50 euro banknote of the Europa series. The note is to be released into circulation on April 4, 2017. See pictures of the new note in my blog.

Colombia

July 3, 2016 - Colombia has issued a new a 20,000 Pesos note on June 30, 2016. The note features Former President Alfonso López Michelsen in the front. The back shows Sombrero vueltiao (turned hat); standing farmer wearing hat, carrying sheaf of caña flecha (Gynerium sagittatum); canals at La Mojana where the Zenú people settled; Zenú earring; Benjamin Puche Villadiego poem about sombrero vueltiao; Liberty head bank seal. See pictures of the new note in my blog.

Argentina

July 3, 2016 - Argentina introduced a new 500-peso note on July 1, 2016. This note is the first in a new series of banknotes featuring the native fauna of various regions of the country. See pictures of the note in my blog.

Belarus

July 1, 2016 - On Friday, July 1, 2016 Belarus redenominated its currency, dropping four zeros. New 5 Ruble notes will substitute the old 50,000 ruble bills. See details in my blog.

Guyana

June 14, 2016 - The Bank of Guyana issued a new 50 Dollars banknote to commemorate 50 years of independence on May 12, 2016. See picture of the new note in my blog.

Thailand

May 30, 2016 - The Bank of Thailand has issued commemorative banknotes with a face value of 70 baht to be offered to the public for 100-baht each from June 9, the 70-year anniversary of His Majesty the King's accession to the throne. See pictures of the note in my blog.

Scotland

April 24, 2016 - Scottish poet and novelist Nan Shepherd will appear on a new batch of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) polymer 5 Pound notes.
The writer joins scientist Mary Somerville, who was chosen for the new 10 Pound note in a public poll, meaning women will feature on RBS main issue notes for the first time.
The reverse of the new notes have a nature theme with two mackerel displayed on the 5 Pound note and two otters on the 10 Pound.
The 5 Pound notes will come into circulation later this year, with the 10 Pound notes introduced in 2017.
See pictures of the new banknotes in my blog.

Great Britain

April 23, 2016 - Bank of England Governor Mark Carney revealed JMW Turner, one of Britain's most celebrated painters, will be the latest to feature on the currency, replacing Scottish economist Adam Smith. The note, part of the new polymer series, is due to be released by 2020. See picture of the new note in my blog.

Australia

April 11, 2016 - The Reserve Bank has unveiled the design of Australia's new $5 polymer banknote. The new note, which will be issued into circulation from September, will keep the same basic color, size, and people portrayed as the old fiver, but the design is a bit different. See pictures of the note in my blog.

New Zealand

April 10, 2016 - The Reserve Bank of New Zealand will launch the new $20, $50 and $100 polymer banknotes on April 11, 2016. The new notes feature a native bird icon that changes color as the note is tilted. It also has a larger clear "window" with a detailed metallic element, and a small number which lines up when the note is held up to the light. New $5 and $10 notes were put into circulation last year. See pictures of the new banknotes in my blog.

Switzerland

April 6, 2016 - The Swiss central bank unveiled its new 50 franc note today. The design shows the major 4,000-meter plus Alps peaks in Switzerland which turn to colors if you look at the note the right way. You can see little Swiss crosses in the number 50. It's the first of the new series of bank notes that will eventually goes from 10 to 1000 Francs. See pictures of the new note in my blog.

Vietnam

April 5, 2016 - The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) announced on Monday that it will issue a souvenir 100 Dong banknote on May 6, 2016 in commemoration of its 65th anniversary (1951-2016). Not intended for circulation, the notes will be sold to collectors for 20,000 Dong each, or 25,000 Dong with a commemorative cover. See pictures of the note in my blog.

Argentina

April 5, 2016 - The Central Bank of Argentina issues a new 10 Peso banknote on April 4, 2016. See pictures of the new banknote in my blog.

Colombia

April 1, 2016 - Colombia has issued the first note in the new series, the 100,000 Pesos, on March 31, 2016. The note features Former President Carlos Lleras Restrepo in the front. The back shows Valle del Cocora and "Palma de cera", the national tree of Colombia. See pictures of the new note in my blog.

Poland

March 18, 2016 - Poland will issue a 20 Zlotych banknote on April 12, 2016 to commemorate the 1050th Anniversary of the Baptism of Poland. The note is not intended for general circulation. Only 35,000 pieces will be printed and sold to collectors at a premium over face value. See pictures of the note in my blog.

 

 

 

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