5 April 2014 - Moldova 200 Lei 2013 Commemorative. This note was released on 29.11.2013 commemorating the country's 20th Anniversary of its currency Leu (MDL). The Moldovan Leu (plural Lei) was established on 29.11.1993 following the collapse of the Soviet Empire. One Leu equals to 100 Bani (singular Ban). The name of the currency "Leu" originally came from Romania which means "lion". Only 4000 Folder set were issued.
12 April 2014 - China, The Chinese Italian Banking Corporation One Yuan 1921 PS253. Very little is known about this foreign bank operating in China prior to the communist cival war victory in October 1949. However it has been reported that the bank did operated a branch/head office in the city of Hankow (Hankou). Hankow was once a city by itself is now part of Wuhan city, the capital city of Hubei province. This is a reminder note as it's unsigned and has no location imprinted on it. It also missing the two red seals (chop) on the front. However it is believed that this note and the rest of the denominations (2, 10, 50 and 100 yuan) were issued but only for a very short period. It is also not sure how long the bank lasted in China before it disappeared from the face of the earth. Unfortunately this is the only note I have in my collection.
13 April 2014 - Qatar 100 and 500 Riyals 2007 Hybrid double digit prefix. According to some listings, these two notes have the reference numbers of P26b and P27b just because they have a double digit prefix. I am not sure if this should be the case, but anyway, here are the notes for your viewing pleasure. If they said so, it must be "koret", right?
25 April 2014 - Iceland - 500 Kronur ND. This is a reprint with new signatures. I am not sure when this note was released. Iceland has a rather small population of just over 320,000 plus and because of that, not all denomination of banknotes are printed on a yearly basis like some other countries which have a much larger population. The design of this note was first introduced in 1981 and since then there were few reprints.
27 April 2014 - Malaysia forth Series Replacement notes. Today, I have uploaded the Malaysia forth series replacement note issued since 2008 for the One Ringgit (polymer), 5 (polymer), 10, 20, 50 and 100 Ringgit. I have previously posted a complete set of the first replacement ZA prefix for all denominations but since then they have churned out more. Whilst I do not have all the prefixes yet, I will update them as and when they are in hand. It seems that there are no shortage of supply for such notes. It's just that you have to find one with the right price. The selling price for such notes varies from seller to seller and therefore it is hard to know what would be considered as fair. This is a supply and demand item, and for that it is up to each individual to decide or how desperate they wanted these. Some think it's rare and others don't. I am not here to dispute this but if these notes were released by the bundles, in many cases, then it should not be rare. Rare are those that you can only find them as inserted replacement notes. This is just my 2 cents worth.