1 October 2013 - Australia 10 years of Polymer Banknotes Commemorative (1998-1998). This is a commemorative Premium folder issued in 1998 to celebrate Australia 10th year of Australia Polymer notes. This folder contained a 1988 $10 commemorative note and a 1998 $10 note (overprinted with 26 January 1998) with red serial numbers. Australia first issued a $10 polymer note in 1988 commemorating 200th year of British settlement in Australia (1788 to 1988). In 1992, Australia commenced introducing it's first circulating polymer note of $5 and subsequently released the rest of the denominations on a yearly basis with one note each per year starting from the lowest denomination to the highest. The last note of $100 was released in 1996. Two versions of these folders were released - Premium and Deluxe. These are distinguished by the colour of the serial numbers, with Red as Premium set and black as Deluxe set. These were sold for $85 and $49 per set respectively. Only 2,500 sets issued of which 1,000 sets were printed as Premium set. Low mintage but not rare.
5 October 2013 - Scotland Bank of Scotland. I have uploaded 3 notes all printed with the date of 1.1.2006. The denominations are £5(P119e) £10(P120f) and £50(P122d). All notes are signed by Dennis Stevensen, the bank's Governor and the Treasurer Colin Matthew. As the current Bank of Scotland Bridge series dated 2007 was released in 2008, I believe that these 2006 reprints were the last of this series. However I am not sure if other denominations were printed as well, like the £20 and £100 notes. This series of notes was first released in 1995, commemorating the bank's 300 Year of Service to the Community 1695 to 1995. The first issue for this commemorative notes were all printed with AA prefix and I also have a full set in my collection. These are just normal serial numbers set (not matching) and all are in UNC condition too.
6 October 2013 - The Philippine 50 Piso commemorative note celebrating the Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) 50th anniverary. PDIC was established on June 22, 1963 by Republic Act 3591 to provide depositor protection and help maintain stability in the financial system. It's main function is to provide permanent and continuing deposit insurance to all depositors. As at 1.1.2009, the maximum deposit insurance coverage is P500,000 per depositor.
10 October 2013 - Bangladesh 100 Taka commemorative note issued to celebrate the country's 100 Years of Bangladesh National Museum
12 October 2013 - Australia $10 Centenary of Waltzing Matilda 1895-1995 commemorative note. Like the deluxe issue, this note was issued in a joint venture with Telecom Australia (now Telstra Corporation Limited) celebrating 100th year of Waltzing Matilda. As this is a premium set, the serial number of this note is printed in red. The phone card that came with the folder has a credit value of $10 (worth $10.40). On the back of the phone card it printed with the texts - SPECIAL EDITION COMMEMORATING 100 YEARS OF WALTZING MATILDA 1895 - 1995. This card is only good at those coin/card public payphones in Australia. I am not sure if this is still valid, but one would not expect this to be used, as both the banknote and the card are sealed in the plastic sleeve and can only be removed by breaking the seal. Waltzing Matilda is an Australian folk song and is sometime referred to as ‘the unofficial national anthem of Australia’. The original lyrics were written by Banjo Paterson when he was holidaying at Dagworth Station near the Queensland town of Winton in 1895. Issue price for the premium set was $195. These folder sets were distributed equally both by NPA and Telecom Australia. The first Premium folder was sold at auction and raised $2,300. Proceeds from the sale was donated to charity. This is the only JV issue between NPA and Telecom Australia.
15 October 2013 - Namibia 2012 reprints with Diamond pattern design shifted from the center to the right. These are the reprints of 2012 issues. Only 2 notes were reissued with slight alteration on the design by shifting the Diamond shape design on the front of the notes to the right. It has been reported that when the note is folded into half, it damaged the Diamond design in such a way that it can be peeled off easily, however I am not sure if this was the reason for the reprint or simply because of stock depletion. I am not sure if other denominations were also reprinted or perhaps they did but with no alterations. Namibia, prior to independence in 1990, this country was known as South-West Africa. Between 1961-1993, the country used the currency of South Africa Rand.
19 October 2013 - Scotland, The Royal Bank of Scotland. This is a reprint issue with the date of 20.12.2007. This note bears the signature of Fred Goodwin who was then the CEO of the RBOS Group between 2001 to 2008. I am not sure if a full set was printed for this year. Whilst banknotes are not necessary printed for all denominations on a yearly basis, so far only 3 notes have been sighted for the 2007 prints - £10, £20 and £100 all signed by Fred Goodwin. I am just wondering if the £5 and £50 were printed too.