Show and TellA rather nice surprise for myself when I got this note. This is, I believe, is the last of the Vanuatu paper note issued (together with the Vt1,000) and signed by Odo Tevi and Sela Molisa. Once the current stock is depleted (for this note and the rest of the paper banknotes), it will commence releasing polymer notes which already printed for all denominations, including the new denomination of Vt2000. The above is also the third Vt5,000 printed since independence from the British and French in 1980. I was delighted to get this low serial number of '88', and I believe the letters 'BB' is also the first prefix for this signatures variety. Vanuatu has a habit of printing with double matching letter prefixes such as AA, BB, CC, DD etc for all notes issued.
April 25, 2011 (Easter Monday)
Iran - This is a 200 Rials (P136) with overprint on the front. Since I do not read Persian, I have no idea what it says. I do not believe this note is listed on SCWPM, but whoever did the overprint, I have a feeling that this may not have been sanctioned by the Central Bank either. Could this be part of a promotional thingy, commemorating a historical event or perhaps even a propaganda matter. If any readers out there can explain what the meaning of those overprints are, can you please let me know? BTW, this is a very cheap note.
April 22, 2011 (Easter Friday)
Malaysia - A couple of RM10 (P46) replacement notes issued in 2011 with prefix ZD and ZE.
April 16, 2011
Tajikistan - 500 Somoni Hybrid issued in 2010. This is also the current largest denomination issued in the country.
Nicaragua - 50 Carbodas polymer commemorating 50th Anniversary of the Central Bank. Note was issued on 19.10.2010.
April 13, 2011
Australia - Report on a new 20 cents coins to be issued after the Roya Wedding of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton for general circulation.
April 12, 2011
Taiwan - 100 Yuan 2011 3-Uncut Sheet Commemorative. This was issued to commemorate the 100th year of the founding of the Republic of China 1911 to 2011.
April 9, 2011
Jamaica - $50 2010 commemorating the 50th year of the Bank of Jamaica. I have few spares to offer if interested.
April 8, 2011
Australia - I have uploaded one 50 cents coin issued in 2010 to celebrate the Royal engagement of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton. The engagement was announced on the 16.12.2010. I have also uploaded a PNC commemorating Queen's 85th Birthday celebration. The PNC is issued together with a miniature sheet of stamp. Please enjoy.
April 6, 2011
Kazakhstan - This note was issued in 2008 to celebrate 15th year of the national currency, Tenge. The National Bank of Kazakhstan was found on the 13.04.1993 following the fall of the Soviet empire. The primary goal of the Bank is to ensure the stability of prices in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Aruba - This is a 10 Florin note and dated 1.1.1986. Catalogue reference is P2.
April 3, 2011
Guinea - Last month I posted two commemorative notes from Guinea celebrating the 50th Year of Guinea Francs currency. I have now added the 1000 Francs to my collection.
Jamaica - Three notes all dated 15.1.2010 and signed by current Governor Brian Wynter.
Iran - 100,000 Rials issued in 2010. This is currently the largest denomination of banknote circulating in Iran.
April 1, 2011 (no fools)
Vanuatu - 5000 Vatu signed by Odo Tevi and Sela Molisa. BB is the first prefix and this note came from the first bundle. Nice!
Singapore - $50 x 2, 2002 Commemorative notes. These two notes, with matching serial numbers, were issued to commemorate the changing of name for the central bank from the Board of Commissioner of Currency of Singapore (BCCS) to Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). These notes carried the signatures of Dr Hu Tsu Tau (BCCS) and Lee Hsien Loong (MAS). Only 5000 folders issued at the initial release price of S$168.
Mauritania - 1000 Ouguiya dated 28.11.2006