3 August 2013 - Australia 2012 reprints. For the year 2012, only 3 notes are issued - $5, $10 and $50. These notes bear the signatures of Glenn Stevens (Governor) and Martin Pakinson (Secretary to the Treasurer). Martin Pakinson was appointed as the Secretary to the Treasurer in February 2011, however this is the first time his signature appears on the notes. Here I have uploaded both the first and last prefixes of these notes.
9 August 2013 - Northern Ireland Danske Bank £10 and £20 dated 25.1.2013 and 16.10.12 respectively. These are new notes issued bearing the new owner's name, the Danske Bank (formerly known as the Northern Bank Limited). The name was officially changed (rebranded) on 15.11.2012. It also comes as all brands within Danske Bank Group, including those in Ireland, Norway, Finland, Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania, changed to the name of the parent company. The Northern Bank has been operating in Northern Ireland for more than 200 years (since 1809) and was originally known as the Northern Banking Partnership, and it has had several owners changed since then and most recently the National Australia Bank Group (1988 to 2004). In Danish, Danske is pronounced as 'Dan-skah'. The Danske Bank operates 63 branches in Northern Ireland. The company employs approximately 1,250 staffs in Northern Ireland and has more than 20,000 workers worldwide, operating in 15 countries. These notes were released for circulation on 24.6.2013. It should be noted that from now on the bank will only issue the £10 and £20 denomination notes. The bank will cease printing the £50 and £100 notes. The bank has ceased printing the £5 note since 2000. The last £5 issued was the polymer note commemorating the Millennium Year 2000.
15 August 2013 -Australia 1992 Embossed Commemorative First and Last folder. Two varieties were issued for this commemorative folder - Embossed and Standard Souvenir folders. There are no difference between the notes for these two folders, however the only difference is the folder cover for the Embossed set which is printed with a raised seal on the top right hand corner and it reads as - "NOTE PRINTING AUSTRALIA 1ST DAY OF ISSUE 7 JULY 1992". Quantities issued for these folders were 17,000 for the embossed set and 30,000 for the standard souvenir set. The polymer note is printed with green serial numbers. Original issue price for the embossed set was $20 and $19 for the standard souvenir set.
18 August 2013 - Congo 2012 issues. Just a set of 4 specimen notes I bought no long ago. I am not sure why I bought these in the first place. I suppose it's specimen and it was not that expensive. The 4 notes are 1000 and 5000 Francs (both dated 2005) and 10000 and 20000 Francs (both dated 2006).
23 August 2013 - Scotland Bank of Scotland dated 24.9.2004. I believe only 2 notes were printed for this given year and they were the £10 (P120e) and £20 (121e). Both notes bear the signature of Governor George Mitchell and he is the only sole signature to these notes. It should be noted that previous notes issued all have the signatures signed by the Governor and Treasurer.