Somaliland new sig/date (2016) 500-shilling note (B122f) confirmed

Like B122e, but new signatures and new date (2016). Prefix NC.

Courtesy of Dmitry Svobodin.

Somaliland new date (2015) 1,000-shilling note (B123d) confirmed

B123d: Like B123c, but new date (2015). Prefix HG.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Somaliland new date (2015) 5,000-shilling note (B124c) confirmed

B124c: Like B124b, but new date (2015). Prefix BT.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (Banknote-Online).

Somaliland new date (2014) 1,000-shilling note (B123c) confirmed

B123c: Like B123b, but new date (2014). Prefix FJ.

Courtesy of Nin Cheun (Noteshobby).

Somaliland new sig/date (2012) 1,000-shilling note confirmed

1,000 shillings, 2012. Like BOS B23a, but new date and new signature.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Somaliland new sig/date (2012) 5,000-shilling note confirmed

5,000 shillings, 2012. Like BOS B24a, but new date and new signatures.

Courtesy of Chris Twining (

Somaliland new 1,000- and 5,000-shilling notes confirmed

Athough dated 2011, these two notes were apparently issued in January 2012.

Courtesy of John Miskell.

Somaliland chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

The Somaliland chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale and as a free download to subscribers.

This 7-page catalog covers notes issued by the Baanka Somaliland (Bank of Somaliland) from 1994 to present. Revised 15 January 2015.

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Somaliland burns Somali shillings as part of currency switch

There’s an interesting article on Somalilandpress dated 28 May 2011 which discusses Somaliland’s efforts to replace Somali banknotes in its region.

Courtesy of Richard Miranda.

Somaliland new date (2002) 50-shilling note confirmed

50 shillings (US$0.01)
Like Pick 7c, but new date (2002).

Courtesy of Andrew Roberts.

Somaliland new date (2008) 500-shilling note confirmed

500 shillings (US$0.40), 2008. Like P6, but new date and new signatures of Abdirahman Dualle Mahmoud and Abdi Mohamoud Gullet.

Courtesy of Pierguido Laffi and David F. Cieniewicz (

Somaliland new date (2002) 100-shilling note confirmed

100 shillings (US$0.10), 2002. Like SCWPM 5c, but new date. Signature 3 (Abdirahman Dualle, GUDDOOMIYAH; Abdi Mohamoud Gullet, LACAGHAYAHA).

Courtesy of Andrew Roberts.