Friday, August 18, 2017

India to introduce new 50 Rupee note


The Reserve Bank of India will soon issue a new 50 Rupee note in the new Mahatma Gandhi Series. The new denomination has motif of Hampi with chariot on the reverse, depicting the country's cultural heritage. The base color of the note is fluorescent blue. The note has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall color scheme, both at the obverse and reverse. The dimension of the note will be 66 mm x 135 mm.



Nepal issued a new 5 Rupees banknote


The Nepal National Bank issued a new 5 Rupees banknote on August 15, 2017. The front shows Mount Everest and the Kasthamandap Temple which was destroyed in the 2015 earthquake. The back shows a yak in front of a mountain.



Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Uzbekistan plans to issue a new 50,000 Sum banknote


The Central Bank of Uzbekistan plans to issue a new 50,000 Sum banknote on August 22, 2017. Currently, the highest denomination is 10,000 Sum, which was released on March 10, 2017.



Front: The top of the Ezgulik Arch on Independence Square in Tashkent

Back: Palace of International Forums in Tashkent

Vanuatu issued a new 5000 Vatu polymer banknote


The Reserve Bank of Vanuatu issued a new 5000 Vatu polymer banknote on July 28, 2017. This will be followed by a 500 Vatu polymer note to be issued by the end of this year. The latter will be the last denomination of the polymer series which started with a 10000 Vatu note in 2010 and followed by 200, 1000 and 2000 Vatu notes in 2014.



Front: Conch shell; waterway; Melanesian chief standing holding a spear; map of Vanuatu islands

Back: Map of Vanuatu islands; fish; children and boat; conch shell



Saturday, August 12, 2017

Kazakhstan issued a new 500 Tenge banknote


The National Bank of Kazakhstan has issued a new 500 Tenge banknote. The new note is similar to previous issue except with a few minor changes. A small bank's logo is added before the bank's name in the front; the bank's name and signature have been removed and replaced by the date 2006. The note is dated 2006 even thought it's actually issued in 2017.


Left: The front of previous issue; Right: The front of the new note



Left: The back of previous issue; Right: The back of the new note

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Poland unveils a new 20 Zlotych banknote commemorating the 300th anniversary of the coronation of the Image of Our Lady of Częstochowa


Narodowy Bank Polski is putting into circulation a 20 Zlotych banknote on August 21, 2017 to commemorate the 300th Anniversary of the Coronation of the Image of Our Lady of Częstochowa.

The dimensions of the note are 150 mm x 77 mm. Up to 55,000 pieces will be issued and sell to collectors at a premium.



Swaziland issues a new green 10 Emalangeni banknote


The Central bank of Swaziland began issuing a green 10 Emalangeni banknote on July 24, 2017 to reduce confusion between the current blue 10 Emalangeni note and South Africa's blue 100 Rand note which also circulates in Swaziland.

Other than the color change and addition of the text VISION 2022 (a reference to social programs designed to transform Swaziland into a First World nation by that year) on the front right edge and on the back left edge, the note is identical in design to the previous issues.


Because the current 200 Emalangeni note is also green, that denomination will be redesigned to avoid confusion with this new note. The 100 Emalangeni is also expected to be redesigned for unspecified reasons. These larger denominations are scheduled for introduction on January 1, 2018.