Wednesday, December 28, 2011

India: 500 Rupee banknote with Rupee symbol

The Reserve Bank of India will shortly issue 500 Rupees banknotes with the new Rupee symbol. These banknotes will be very similar to the existing Mahatma Gandhi Series and will carry the signature of Dr. D. Subbarao as Governor RBI, will be without any inset letter and have year 2011 on reverse.

Press release of RBI on Dec 26, 2011.

See also:
India: Banknotes with Rupee symbol - update on Nov 25, 2011.

India: RBI to issue 10 Rupees banknote with the Rupee symbol on Sep 25, 2011.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Malaysia: New 4th series banknotes 2012

The Central Bank of Malaysia (Bank Negara Malaysia) has announced a new series of banknotes themed “Distinctively Malaysia". This 4th series banknotes will be issued sometime in 2012 and will have denominations of RM1, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100. The RM1 and RM5 will continue to be polymer.

Malaysia New 4th series banknotes

For more details see


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Laos: New 2000 Kip banknote issued

New Laos 2000 Kip banknote
New Laos 2000 Kip banknote

The Bank Of the Lao PDR (BOL) issued a new 2000 Kip banknote on 1st December 2011 a day before the 36th national day of the Lao Peoples Democratic Republic. Director General of the Currency Issuing Department of the BOL, Souphat Khotnhotha told a press conference recently that this small denomination banknote, printed in Laos, is made from better quality material and brighter than the 2000 Kip notes issued in 2003.
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