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SCARCE BANKNOTES OF THE SHORT-LIVED REPUBLIC OF AFGHANISTAN 

Afghanistan 1000 Afghani note of Mohammad Daoud Khan 1973-1978
In 1973 Muhammad Daud Khan (also known as Mohammad Daoud Khan) overthrew his cousin and brother-in-law, the king of Afghanistan, and declared himself President of Afghanistan.  Though he did not claim the title of the Shah, he retained many of the Shah's powers. He initiated a number of progressive policies, including the expansion of the rights of women.  He suppressed the radical Islamic fundamentalists, whose leaders found refuge in Pakistan and who were supported encouraged by the Pakistan government.  Though initially aligned with the Soviet Union, he began to push for increased relations and trade with other Muslim nations  and the United States.   In 1978, he was assassinated in a coup that was supported by the Soviet Union, which was afraid of losing its influence over Afghanistan.  This six note set of Muhammad Daud Khan includes the 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 Afghani dating between 1973 and 1977. The notes all bear his portrait on the left, and a watermark of him on the right.  The reverses of the notes features various Afghan vignettes.   The 10 Afghanis pictures the Arch at Qila'e Bost.  The 20 Afghanis shows a scene of Kabul featuring a canal.  The 50 Afghani features 3 men riding yaks.   The 100 Afghani features the Friday Mosque in Herat.  The 500 Afghani features a fortified village and is brown.  The 1000 Afghani features the Mosque of Mazar-e Sharif.  The lower denominations are AU- Uncirculated, the higher denominations are VF to AU.  The set catalogs for over $40, however our price is MUCH less.
Item PM-AF-DAUD6 AFGHANISTAN 6 NOTE SET 10-1000 AFGHANIS, 1973-77, ( P47-50,52-53) VF-UNC. $17.50


WWI AUSTRIAN POW CAMP NOTE  

Austria Aschach Prisoner of War Camp 20 Heller note (circa 1916)This 20 Heller note was issued for the Aschach A.D. Prisoner of War camp during World War I.   The camp was located near the small town of Aschach an der Donau, which is in Upper Austria on the Danube River. The POW Camp primarily held Officers and Non-commissioned officers from Serbia and Montenegro. The Serbian government estimated some 6000 of its citizens died at the camp due poor living conditions, lack of hygiene and inadequate medical care.  Today Aschach is a town of about 2000 people, which is not much larger than it was during the Great War. The undated note has the same design on the front and back, featuring a "modern" Austrian eagle. The light blue note was issued from about 1916 to 1918.  It measures 110 x 70mm.
Item PM-AU-POW AUSTRIA, ASCHACH POW CAMP 20 HELLER AU-UNC. $15.00


OLD BANKNOTE FROM VIENNAWholesale prices available to dealers

Vienna 50 Heller 1920 banknoteWith the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the end of World War I the economy of Austria went into a tail-spin.  In order to combat a serious coin shortage, the capital city of Vienna issued their own currency.  This 50 Heller note is dated December 3, 1920.  It was good only until December 31, 1921. The small (75mm x 48mm) note has a view of the city and the city’s arms.
Item PM-VIENNA VIENNA 50 HELLER NOTE, 1920 VG-Fine $3.00


HISTORIC AUSTRIAN NOTGELD NOTES

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With the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire following World War I, hundreds of local communities briefly issued their own emergency currency, known as notgeld, for use within the town.  These notes are denominated in Heller and usually depict scenes of the issuing community.  They are an inexpensive, interesting and historic collectable. Most of the notes are dated 1920 and most grade AU to Unc.  Every lot is different, with few or no duplicates between lots.
Item PM-AU-NOTx10 10 DIFFERENT AUSTRIAN NOTGELD NOTES $8.00
Item PM-AU-NOTx100 100 DIFFERENT AUSTRIAN NOTGELD NOTES $75.00



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Bahrain 20 Dinar Unauthorized issueThis Bahain 20 Dinar banknote was part of what was an almost perfect crime that threatened the stability of the economy of Bahrain. The note was the largest denomination issued by Bahrain.  In late 1997 a group of con-men approached a South American banknote manufacturer with a forged order from the Bahrain Monetary Agency for several million of the current Bahrain 20 Dinar banknote, which had been introduced in 1993. The manufacturer, believing the men and their order to be legitimate, carefully created printing plates from an original note and secured 8 tons of banknote paper with the original watermark and security threads from the French manufacturer that had provided the paper for the original printing of the notes.  The notes were printed in May 1998. During the first week of June huge quantities of the 20 Dinar banknotes were presented to branches of the Bahrain Monetary Agency and there were a number of currency transactions involving Bahraini Dinars in Lebanon and Europe.  Careful examination of the notes being presented showed subtle difference from the notes that had been in circulation.  Calls were made to Thomas de La Rue, the original printers of the note to see if they had altered the plates.  It was soon determined that they had not printed the notes, therefore the new notes must be forgeries.  On June 8 the Bahrain Monetary Agency announced the discovery of the forged notes.  Individuals that had accepted the forged notes had a week to exchange them. Bahrain soon ordered the withdrawal of all existing 20 Dinar banknotes in circulation and a new 20 Dinar note, bearing the same design but different colors, was introduced.  The forged notes, having been printed by a security banknote printing firm using the latest equipment and using the same paper as the legitimate notes made them the almost perfect forgery.  The biggest difference was that the South American firm had a different numbering machine, thus the forged notes have a larger gap between the two Arabic letters to the left of the serial number on the right hand corner of the front of the note than the original notes. Considering that the original notes had a face value of about $60 and catalog for $80, the price for this scarcer, unauthorized issue is quite reasonable.
Item PM-BH-16a BAHRAIN 20 DINAR P16 UNAUTHORIZED PRINTING, CU $13.50

ODD DENOMINATION BANKNOTES FROM BURMA  Restocked

Burma banknote set: P62, P63, P64 & P65
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This set of four banknotes from Burma includes rather odd denominations.  Included is the 15 Kyats, 35 Kyats, 45 Kyats and 75 Kyats.  The 75 Kyats was issued in 1985, supposedly to commemorate Dictator General Ne Win’s 75th birthday.  In August 1986 the 15 and 35 Kyat notes were introduced. In September 1987 the 35 and 75 Kyat notes were suddenly demonetized without warning or compensation and later that month the 45 Kyat note was introduced. The resulting economic disturbances led to serious riots that forced Ne Win from office.   The odd denominations were supposed to somehow discourage black market activities; however they may have been tied to Ne Win’s predilection for numerology.  The 45 Kyat note pictures Po Hla Gyi who led oil field workers in a revolt against the British prior to World War II.  The back depicts oil workers and an oil field.  The other notes have various portraits of General Aung Sa, who is considered to be the Father of modern-day Burma. The backs feature Burmese cultural icons.  The notes are technically Uncirculated, however the 75 Kyat has rust stains and minor discoloration.  The other notes have staple holes as the notes are stapled in bundles by the bank.
Item PM-BURMA4 SET OF 4 BURMA BANKNOTES: 15,35,45 & 75 KYATS, P62-65 10.00



WORLD WAR II JAPANESE MILITARY CURRENCY

China-Japanese Military Currency 100 Yen note (1945) PM30
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Japan issued Military Currency for use in Hong Kong and areas of China  that they occupied starting in 1938.  Because civilians were forced to accept the Military Yen, which was not backed and could not be exchanged into Japanese Yen, it cost the Japanese government virtually nothing to purchase whatever they wanted. The initial issues of Military currency were created by taking partially completed Japanese homeland notes and overprinting them on the front and back with four large red characters that read "Military Note". The 100 Yen Japanese Military note was issued in 1945 for use in Hong Kong.  It was the highest denomination military currency issued by Japan. The note, apparently printed in Hong Kong, utilized the basic design of the 1944 Japanese homeland 100 Yen note, however with modified legends on the back and the front has the "Military Currency" overprint.  The 100 Yen note is in Uncirculated condition.
Item PM-CN-M100Y JAPANESE MILITARY CURRENCY FOR HONG KONG 100 YEN 1945 PM30 UNC. $9.00


X - RATED $3 DOLLAR BILL FROM THE COOK ISLANDS 

Front of Cook Islands 3 Dollar BillCook Islansd 3 Dollar bill
This Cook Islands three dollar bill is rather interesting.  The front features a nude woman riding a shark.  The picture illustrates the mythical story of Ina, who rode a shark to be with her lover Tinirau, the god of the ocean.  The reverse shows a statue of the very well endowed god Te-Rongo and an outrigger canoe.  All this on an unusual 3 Dollar denomination note.   The undated note was issued from 1987 until 1991 and is Uncirculated.
Item PM-CK-3 COOK ISLANDS 3 DOLLAR BILL, P3 UNC. $7.00

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NEWNEW BANKNOTES FROM COLOMBIA

Colombia 2000 Pesos 2016 banknoteColombia 5000 Pesos 2016 banknote
Colombia released two new high denomination banknotes in November 2016.  The front of the 2000 Pesos features both the head and the standing figure of painter Débora Arango Perez. The back features Caño Cristales, also known as the "River of Five Colors" due to its striking colors caused by colorful riverweeds.  Also on the back are various birds in flight and a quote of Débora Arango.   The 5000 Pesos honors poet José Asunción Silva. Depicted on the front are both his head and an unusual image of him standing, holding an umbrella, with his back to the viewer.  The back of the note features the mountainous landscape of the Colombian Paramos depicting frailejón (Espeletia) plants.  An Andean Condor flies above.  To the right is his poem "Melancolía" in very tiny print.  A bumblebee, used as a registration device, is visible on both the front and back.  Both notes feature watermarks and a security strip.
Item PM-CO-SET2 COLOMBIA 2000 & 5000 PESOS NOTES 2016 UNC. $7.00



NAZI PUPPET STATE OF CROATIA

Croatia - Croatian State Bank 5000 Kuna note, 1943 P13
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From the German puppet state of Croatia we have the following World War II banknote:   The 1943 1000 Kuna has an ancient frieze on the front and two Croatian women in fancy native costumes.The note was printed in Germany Giesecke & Devrient, a private company which is still a major banknote printer.
Item PM-HR-1000K-43 CROATIA 1000 KUNA NOTE 1943 P12 AU $9.00

SERBIAN KRAJINA & CROATIA AT WAR 

Serbian Kranjina 5 Million Dinara 1993Croatia 100000 Dinara 1993
With the collapse of Yugoslavia, the Serbian portions of Croatia declared independence from Croatia, even before Croatia declared itself independent from Yugoslavia.  The Serbs formed the Republic of Serbian Krajina and had their capital at Knin.  A brutal war broke out, and both Croatia (Republika Hrvatska) and Serbian Krajina suffered from severe inflation as they tried to finance themselves by printing money.  Krajina was defeated in 1995 and reincorporated into Croatia.  The Orange 1993 Serbian Krajina 5,000,000 Dinara note feature the Knin fortress on a hill on one side, and the Serbian arms on the other.  The Croatia 50,000 Dinara and 100,000 Dinara are dated 1993.  Both feature Croatian astronomer, physicist, mathematician, and philosopher Roger Joseph Boscovich.  Boscovich is famous for his atomic theory.  In 1753 he discovered the absence of atmosphere on the Moon.  The reverse of the notes have the Statue of "Glagolica Mother Croatia".
Item PM-HR-R24 SERBIAN KRAJINA 5 MILLION DINARA 1993 AU $3.50
Item PM-HR-SET2 CROATIA 50,000 & 100,000 DINARA 1993 P26 & 27 UNC. $3.00


NEWFIJI $7 DOLLAR BILL COMMEMORATES OLYMPIC GOLD RUGBY TEAM

FIJI 7 DOLLAR BILL, 2016 RUGBY SEVENS OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALFiji recently released a $7 Dollar bill to commemorate the Fiji Rugby 7s gold medal win at the 2016 Rio Olympics.  It was Fiji's first Olympic gold medal.  The front is in a vertical format and features team captain Osea Kolinisau.  Behind him is the flag of Fiji.  Below is team coach Ben Ryan and the depiction of two winning tries being scored. A watermark, in the shape of a rugby ball, depicts leading ball carrier Savenaca Rawaca.  The back is in a horizontal format and depicts the winning Olympic team along with team officials and the Prime Minister of Fiji. When placed under an ultraviolet light, the gold medals worn by the players are visible in gold color.  It is an attractive, colorful note with many security features and is the only circulating seven dollar bill in the world today.
Item PM-FJ-$7 FIJI 7 DOLLAR BILL, RUGBY SEVENS OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL UNC. $10.00




WORLD WAR I GERMAN MILITARY LEADERS ON BANKNOTE  Restocked

Bad Kruznach 50 Pfennig note 1917-1918The German town of Bad Kreuznach is noted for its radon inhalation and radon spas. For many years radon was used for reducing pain of rheumatism and treatment of many other ailments. Today it is known for being a major cause of cancer.  During the winter of 1917-1918 Kaiser Wilhelm moved the German High Command to Bad Kreuznach in order to take advantage of the spas.  One side of this crudely printed Bad Kreuznach 50 Pfennig note depicts the three leaders of the German High Command: Kaiser Wilhelm II, Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg and General Erich Ludendorff.  The note bears the dates "1917 1918" and the city’s coat-of-arms.  The other side has a picture of a bridge and a spa. The Uncirculated note measures approximately 100mm x 75mm (4” x 3”).
Item PM-KREUZNACH BAD KREUZNACH 50 PFENNIG NOTE, 1917-1918 UNC. $6.00



NEWCARDBOARD MONEY OF PASSAU, GERMANY

Passau 1 Pfennig thin cardboard circa 1920Passau is a city in Bavaria, Germany located on the border of Austria.  Shortly after World War I, Germany suffered a serious shortage of small change.  The Passau responded by issuing thin cardboard 1 Pfennig notes that could be used within the city.  The red or brown notes are about 20.5mm square.  They have same design on both sides, with just the denomination and name of the city.
Item PASSAU PASSAU 1 PFENNIG THIN CARDBOARD, circa 1920 AU-UNC. $3.00


NAZI GERMAN CURRENCY

The following notes were used in Nazi Germany throughout World War II and remained legal tender until 1948.  The notes bear two dates: the date the note was first authorized, and the date the issuing bank was authorized to issue currency. Unlike coins, the date is not the year the note was printed.  These Reichsbank notes were supposedly backed by gold.  

Germany 100 Reichsmark note 1935 P183
The 1935 100 Reichsmark features a large swastika underprint at the center. To the right is Justus von Liebig, a 19th century German chemist who is "Father of the Fertilizer Industry" for his discovery of nitrogen as an essential plant nutrient.  The back depicts allegorical figures.
 Item PM-DE-NAZI100RMK  GERMANY 100 REICHSMARK 1935 P183 Fine-VF $20.00


Germany 50 Reichsmark note 1933 P182
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The 50 Reichsmark features the portrait and watermark of 19th century Prussian politician and banker David Hansemann.  The back features a portrait of Mercury and two small children.  The design does not include a swastika.  The note is dated March 30, 1933, which is one week after Hitler assumed control over Germany. 
Item PM-DE-NAZI50RMK GERMANY 50 REICHSMARK 1933 P182 VG-VF $10.00

Germany 20 Reichmark note 1929 P181
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The 20 Reichsmark note dated 1929 portrays Ernst Werner Siemens, the 19th century German industralist and inventor who founded the Siemens A.G. which has expanded into a multi-national company producing a wide range products. The back features children holding tools and a worker carrying a hammer.  It has a watermark of Siemans at the left and an embosed seal near the lower left corner.  The note continued in circulation throughout World War II.
Item PM-DE-NAZI20RMK-29 GERMANY 20 REICHSMARK 1929 P181 VG-VF $7.00

Germany 20 Reichmark note 1939 P185
In 1939 a new 20 Reichsmark note was introduced, with a design taken from an unissued Austrian note.  Austria had been forcibly incorporated into the Third Reich the previous year.  The front depicts a young woman holding edelweiss,  There is also a small eagle and swastika and a large swastika underprint.  The back pictures an alpine lake.  Both 20 Reichsmark notes continued to circulate throughout the war years. 
 Item PM-DE-NAZI20RMK-39 GERMANY 20 REICHSMARK 1939 P185 Fine-VF $25.00


Germany 10 Reichmark note 1929 P180
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The 10 Reichsmark depicts Albrecht Thaer, a 19th Century German agriculturalist who applied scientific principles to agriculture and set up one of the first agricultural colleges.  The back features two children and a woman carrying a sickle.  The note is dated January 22, 1929.  It has a watermark of Thaer at the right and an embosed seal near the lower left corner.
Item PM-DE-NAZI10RMK GERMANY 10 REICHSMARK 1929 P180 VG-VF $5.00

NAZI GERMAN 5 REICHMARK NOTE FEATURES HITLER YOUTH  

Germany 5 Reichsmark note, 1942 P186
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Nazi Germany introduced this 5 Reichmark note in 1942 to replace the silver 5 Reichsmark coins which were disappearing from circulation due to hoarding.  The front of the note features a German young man, along with a small eagle and swastika. The back depicts a woman with a sickle and a man with a wood plane, representing farming and industry.   Between them is a vignette of the Brunswick Cathedral and the Brunswick Lion statue.  The Lion was commissioned by Henry the Lion about 1166AD.  The statue is the oldest, preserved large sculpture from the Middle Ages north of the Alps. The note measures 140x70mm and is brown.  The left side features a watermark of the numeral "5".
Item PM-DE-5RMK NAZI GERMANY 5 REICSHMARK NOTE, 1942 P186 VG-VF $12.00

BUY THE SET AND SAVE!

Set of all six of the above Nazi German Reichsbank notes: 5, 10, both 20 Reichsmark notes, 50 and 100 Reichsmark.  In the over 40 years we have been selling coins and notes, this is the first time we have been able to assemble sets of all six of these notes. These are the notes used by Germans througout the war years: farmers, mechants, workers, soldiers and politicians.  It is an historic and hard to find set.
 Item PM-DE-NAZISET6 NAZI GERMANY SET OF ABOVE 6 NOTES: 5 – 100 REICHSMARKS $69.50



NAZI GERMAN 1 RENTENMARK NOTE

Germany 1 Rentenmark note, 1937 P173
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In 1937 Nazi Germany introduced a 1 Rentenmark note, in order to replace the nickel 1 Reichsmark coin. The coin was to be withdrawn so that the nickel could be used in the upcoming war efforts.  The Rentenmark was equivalent to the Reichsmark, however it was issued by the Rentenbank rather than the Reichsbank and the currency was theoretically backed by land rather than by gold. The note has the embossed seal of the Rentenbank at the lower right hand corner. The note is technically Uncirculated, but may have had slight mishandling over the past 80 or so years, so we call it AU-UNC.
Item PM-DE-1RNTMKU NAZI GERMANY 1 RENTENMARK NOTE 1937 P173 AU-UNC. $15.00

HELL BANK NOTES

Hell Bank Notes
Hell Bank notes, also called "Spirit Money" are used in funeral ceremonies in many far-eastern countries to provide money and goods in the afterlife for the dead person.  The term "hell" just designates the place where the dead go, and does not carry the negative connotations that it does in the Christian world. A wide variety of notes have been produced, and make an interesting and inexpensive area to collect.  We assembled a collection of 10 different Hell Bank Notes from China and Vietnam. It includes both traditional style notes exchangeable for goods in the afterlife and modern,  multi-color currency style notes. 
Item PM-HELL8 COLLECTION OF 8 DIFFERENT HELL BANK NOTES $4.00

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BANKNOTES OF THE PRIVATE BANKS OF HONG KONG

Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank 20 Dollars 1997 P201cStandard Chartered Bank 10 Dollars 1995 bank note P284bBank of China 20 Dollars 1998 banknote P329d
Hong Kong is one of the few places left in the world where private banks are still allowed to issue currency for general circulation.( The others are Scotland and Northern Ireland).  Except for the lowest denominations, all of the currency of Hong Kong is issued by three private note-issuing banks.  The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, now known as HSBC, and the Standard Chartered Bank, have issued notes in Hong Kong since the 19th Century.  The Bank of China, a commercial bank founded in China 1912, was given the authority to issue currency in 1994.  All the currency is backed by United States dollars held in reserve.  We offer notes from all three of Hong Kong’s note issuing banks.
Item PM-HK-HKSB HONG KONG & SHANGHAI BANK $20 1997 P201c UNC. $7.00
Item PM-HK-SCB STANDARD CHARTERED BANK $10 1995 P284b UNC. $6.00
Item PM-HK-BOC BANK OF CHINA $20 1998 P329d UNC. $7.00


HONG KONG MOVIE MONEYPrice ReducedWholesale prices available to dealers

Hong Kong Movie Money
Motion picture prop money is widely used in movies to simulate real cash.  After all, it is risky and costly to carry briefcases full of real money, especially when the notes are blown up or thrown into the wind.  Since the notes appear briefly on the screen, they need to be a reasonable approximation to the real thing, but not so good that someone might try to spend them.  These interesting notes are rarely seen outside of the studios. This set is an unusual set of 4 Hong Kong notes, including the $10, $100, $500 and $1000 bills.    We also have a few packs of approximately 100 Hong Kong motion picture prop notes of various denominations.
Item PM-MOVIE-HK 4 DIFFERENT HONG KONG MOVIE MONEY BILLS $3.00
Item PM-MOVIE-HK10 PACK OF ABOUT 100 HONG KONG $10 MOVIE MONEY NOTES $20.00
Item PM-MOVIE-HK100 PACK OF ABOUT 100 HONG KONG $100 MOVIE MONEY NOTES $20.00
Item PM-MOVIE-HK1000 PACK OF ABOUT 100 HONG KONG $1000 MOVIE MONEY NOTES $20.00

HUNGARIAN INFLATION CURRENCY

Hungary 500,000 Adopengo 1946 banknote
At the end of World War II, Hungary found its infrastructure and economy totally ruined retreating the Nazi and invading Soviet troops. The government issued vast amounts of unbacked currency, resulting in some of the worst hyperinflation ever recorded.  In order to cut down on the number of zeros on the banknotes and allow for simpler calculations, Hungary kept renaming their currency.  In May 1946 Hungary introduced a new currency called Adopengo, or Tax Pengo.  It was originally intended  as accounting unit that would retain its value.  It was later allowed to be used as legal tender and soon it also suffered from hyperinflation.  By end of July 1946  1 Adopengo was valued at 2×1021 of the original Pengo.   Finally on August 1, 1946 Hungary introduced a totally new currency called the Forint, with one Forint equal to 400,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 or 4×1029 Pengo.  We offer a set of three Adopengo notes: the 10,000, 100,000 and 500,000 Adopengo notes dated May, 1946.  Due to their rapid introduction into circulation and quickly depreciating value, the Adopengo notes have a simple design consiting primarily of words. The notes are a reminder of what happens when government creates too much money.
Item PM-HU-ADO3 SET OF 3 HUNGARIAN ADOPENGO NOTES 1946 F-VF $15.00

FAMOUS ITALIANS ON BEAUTIFUL BANKNOTES

Italy 1000 Lire banknote, Verdi (1969-1981) P191 Italy 1000 Lire Marco Polo (1982) P109Italy 1000 Lire Montesorri (1990) P114Italy 2000 Lire Galileo 1970-1983 P103Italy 2000 Lire Marconi (1990) P115
Famous Italians and their works were featured on Italian banknotes prior to the introduction of the Euro in 2002. The attractive, reasonably priced, notes are popular with collectors throughout the world.  The 1969 1000 Lire features operatic composer Giuseppe Verdi and a harp on the front.  The back depicts the La Scala Opera House where many of his works were performed.  In 1982 it was replaced with a new 1000 Lire note depicting Marco Polo and the Doge’s Palace in Venice on the back.  Italy’s last 1000 Lire note was introduced in 1990.  It depicts famous physician and educator Maria Montessori.  Her revolutionary educational methods have spread throughout the world.  The back of the note pictures a teacher and a student. Astronomer, physicist and mathematician Galileo Galilei is on the 2000 Lire introduced in 1973.  Also on the front of the Pisa cathedral and the Leaning Tower of Pisa where his famous experiment on the effect of gravity on falling objects took place.  The back features a modern observatory and the signs of the Zodiac.    Italy’s final 2000 Lire note was issued in 1990. Inventor Guglielmo Marconi is depicted on the front.  Marconi won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his development of long distance radio and ship to shore radio.  The back depicts radio towers, a ship and an early radio.  With the introduction of the Euro all of the notes became obsolete and were withdrawn from circulation and destroyed.
Item PM-IT-VERDI ITALY 1000 LIRE GIUSEPPE VERDI (1969-81) P101 VF $2.00
Item PM-IT-MARCO ITALY 1000 LIRE MARCO POLO (1982)  P109 AU-UNC $3.00
Item PM-IT-MONTESSORI ITALY 1000 LIRE MARIA MONTESSORI (1990) P114 UNC. $4.00
Item PM-IT-GALILEO ITALY 2000 LIRE GALILEO (1973-83) P103 XF-AU $5.00
Item PM-IT-MARCONI ITALY 2000 LIRE MARCONI (1990) P115 AU-UNC $5.00


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WORLD WAR II ERA JAPANESE NOTE FEATURES MT. FUJI  Restocked

Japan 50 Sen note, 1938 P58 This 50 Sen (1/2 Yen) note was issued by the Imperial Japanese Government in 1938 in order to replace the silver 50 Sen coin which was being withdrawn from circulation.  The front depicts Mount Fuji and cherry blossoms.  The back has the denomination in Japanese and Western numerials.  The note is dated in two different calendar system on the front:  Year 13 of the Showa Era is on the left and on the right is 2598 in the Japanese Imperial Calendar, which starts with the founding of Japan.  The dates correspond to 1938AD   The note was used in Japan throughout World War II.  The note is approximately 106mm x 67mm. 
Item PM-JP-50S-38 JAPAN 50 SEN BANKNOTE 1938 P58 F $3.00

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WORLD WAR II BANKNOTE FEATURES SHRINE FOR DEAD SOLDIERS Restocked

Japan 50 Sen banknotes 1942-1944 P49
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This 50 Sen (1/2 Yen) note was issued by Japan from 1942 to 1945.  The front pictures the Yasukuni Shrine. The shrine, dedicated to spirits of dead Japanese soldiers, took on great symbolic importance during and after World War II.  The back of the note pictures a mountain range.  The note is approximately 104mm x 64mm and grades Fine of better.
Item PM-JP-50S-42 JAPAN 50 SEN NOTE 1942-1945 P59 Fine $3.00

WORLD WAR II ERA JAPANESE HOMELAND 10 YEN NOTE

World War II Japanese 10 Yen banknoteThese undated Japanese 10 Yen notes were used from 1930 until after Japan's surrender in World War II. The front of the bill features Wake no Kiyomaro, an 8th Century Japanese Buddhist priest and court official.  He helped defend the legitimate imperial line against a monk who had an affair with the Empress tried to claim the imperial throne for himself.  He also helped establish the new imperial capital in Kyoto. He is traditionally worshipped as the bringer of good fortune and the healing of foot problems. The back of the note depicts Goou Shrine in Kyoto where he enshrined.   
Item PM-JP-10Y-30 JAPAN 10 YEN BANKNOTE (1930-43) P40a F-VF $3.00

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NEWPOST-WAR CURRENCY OF JAPAN

Japan 1 Yen banknote 1946Japan 10 Yen banknote 1946
These two undated notes were issued by the Bank of Japan in 1946, shortly after Japan's defeat in World War II.   The 1 Yen note features the portrait of Ninomiya Sontoku and a rooster on the front.  The denomination is on the back, in both Japanese and English.  Sontoku was born in 1787 to a poor peasant family.  He was diligent, intelligent, hard working and studious.  It was said that he would be up early in the mountains gathering wood and studying even before the cock crowed, hence the rooster on the note.   He became a wealthy farmer and was eventually entrusted with important positions by the Shogun. He reformed agricultural practices, increasing yields, set up village credit unions, and developed a philosophical approach which emphasized practical ethical principles.  Schools in Japan often have statues of him reading a book while gathering wood, showing how he would study every moment he could.  The 10 Yen note features the Diet (parliament) building.  Both notes were replaced with coins a few years later.
Item PM-JP-1Y-46 JAPAN 1 YEN BANKNOTE 1946 P85 F-VF  $2.50
Item PM-JP-10Y-46 JAPAN 10 YEN BANKNOTE 1946 P87 F-VF $3.00


LIBERIA BANKNOTE SET

LIBERIA 5 banknote set: 5 Dollars to 100 Dollars P26-P30
This five note set includes the $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 Dollar notes of Liberia. The $20 is dated 2004, the others are dated 2011.  The fronts of the notes picture Presidents of Liberia.  The backs feature Liberians at work and the emblem of the Central Bank of Liberia which includes coins and Kissi Irons, a traditional form of money used in Liberia. The President of Liberia is a hazardous job.  The 5 Dollar note depicts Edward J. Roye, who was born in the United States. He was President from 1870 until he was overthrown in 1871.  He was killed shortly thereafter. A woman harvesting rice is on the back.  The 10 Dollar bill features Joseph J. Roberts.  Born free in the United States in 1809, he was elected Liberia’s first President from 1848 to 1856, and again elected President from 1872 to 1876. He died of natural causes less than two months after his term ended. A rubber tapper is on the back.  The 20 Dollar note features William Tubman, Sr, who was President of from 1944 until his death in 1971. The back features a large group of men and their scooters. Samuel K. Doe is on the 50 Dollar bill.  He was a Master Sergeant who led a coup in 1980, overthrowing and killing President William Tolbert, Jr..  Doe was elected President in a rigged election in 1985.  In 1990 he was overthrown and executed in Liberia’s civil war.  A palm plantation worker is on the back.   President William Tolbert, Jr. appears on the 100 Dollar bill.  The back features a woman and her child selling fabric.
Item PM-LR-SET5 LIBERIA 5 NOTE SET: 5 to 100 DOLLARS P26-30 UNC.$15.00



RECENT BANKNOTE FROM LIBYA

Libya 1 Dinarbanknote Revolution (2004) P76
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Since overthrow of dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 Libya has been engaged civil wars between two governments, tribal groups and ISIS all trying to gain control of the oil rich nation   Despite the political chaos, the Central Bank of Libya seems to have been able to keep the economy running.   Despite the political chaos, the Central Bank of Libya seems to have been able to keep the economy running.  In 2013, on the second anniversary of Gaddafi’s overthrow, it released a new 1 Dinar banknote. The colorful red, purple, blue and green note features joyous, anti-Gaddafi protestors waving the traditional Libyan flags that were used by the rebels.  The back the Libyan flag and doves.  The note features numerous anti-counterfeiting measures including an advanced holographic security thread and a watermark of Omar El Mukhtar, who led the resistance against the Italian colonization of Libya. 
 Item PM-LY-REV-1D LIBYA 1 DINAR NOTE (2013) REVOLUTION P76 UNC. $5.00


ATTRACTIVE MADAGASCAR BANK NOTE SET

Madagascar 7 note set: 100 Ariary to 10,000 Ariary P86-92
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This attractive seven note set includes all of the denominations currently used in the African island nation of Madagascar.  The lower denomination notes are unusual in that they have the denominations in two systems: Ariary and Francs. 5 Francs is equal to 1 Ariary.  The Franc comes from the French who ruled the island prior to its independence in 1960. Ariary is a pre-colonial name for a Maria Theresa Thaler.  The blue 100 Ariary/500 Francs depicts a Ravinala (Traveller’s Palm) and an unusual limestone formation called Tsingi on the front, and Sugarloaf Mountain by Antsirana Bay on the back.  The green 200 Ariary/1000 Francs features a village gate on the front and funerary pole sculptures known as Aloalo in the back.  The tan 500 Ariary/2500 Francs shows man weaving baskets on the front and Zebu cattle on the back. The purple 1000 Ariary/5000 Francs has lemurs and a turtle on the front and cactus and sisal plants on the back. The 2000 Ariary depicts Baobabs trees on the front and terraced farming on the back.  Fishing boats or Dhows are on the front of the 5000 Ariary, a view of Fort Dauphin Bay (now called Bay of Tolanaro) is on the back. In 1643 Fort Dauphin was the site of the first French settlement in Madagascar.  The 10,000 Ariary depicts the Palais d'Argent (Silver Palace), also known as Tranovola on the front.  The building is part of the former royal palace complex (Rova) located in the city of Antananarivo in Madagascar.  The 19th century wooden building was designed by a Creole architect and the design shows heavy Creole influences.  The back of the note shows heavy equipment and highway construction.  The 10,000 Ariary is the highest denomination that has been issued.  This is the full set of current Madagascar notes in Uncirculated condition.
Item PM-MG-SET7 MADAGASCAR 7 NOTE SET, 100 – 10,000 ARIARY P86-92 UNC. $45.00

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NEWATTRACTIVE MEXICAN REVOLUTION BANKNOTE

Mexico - Revolution - Veracruz 1 Peso PS1101
In December 1914 Mexican President Carranza and his government was forced to flee Mexico City due to the approaching forces of Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata.  He reestablished his government in Veracruz and issued banknotes that were the same design as those he had issued in Mexico City except they bore the legend "VERACRUZ, FEBERO 5 DE 1915". The front of the note features the Eagle and Snake on a island in Lake Texcoco with the Iztaccihuatl (Ixtaccíhuatl) and Popocatepetl volcanoes in the background.  To the left is Liberty seated holding an olive branch and shield.  The back of the note features two Mexican silver Pesos.
Item PM-MX-VC1P MEXICO 1 PESO NOTE VERACRUZ 1915 PS1101 Fine $5.00


RARE BANKNOTES OF BANCO DA BEIRA AND THE MOZAMBIQUE COMPANY

Mozambique - Banco da Beira 1 Pound 1919 PR6Mozambique Company, 20 Centavos 1933 PR29Mozambique Company, 5 Pounds Sterling 1934 PR32
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The 1885 Congress of Berlin carved up Africa, granting various European nations control over of the continent.  The boundaries that were set in the conference still make up most of the national boundaries in Africa today.  Portugal was granted control over Mozambique; however it did not have the economic or military resources to control the vast territory.  In 1891 it granted The Mozambique Company (Companhia de Moçambique) a 50 year concession over the central region of Mozambique.  The Company was given almost complete control over the region,  including the right to exploit resources, collect taxes and require the natives to engage in forced labor.  It ran the Post Offices and issued its own currency.  It developed the port of Beira and built a railroad to the landlocked British colonies of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. However it did not have the financial resources needed to develop the rest of its territory and often failed to meet its obligations to the Portuguese government.  Most of its income came from its ability to tax and its power to use conscripted labor on its plantations. In 1919 the Mozambique Company and the Banco Nacional Ultramarino (the Portuguese National Overseas Bank) created a joint venture called the Banco da Beira to issue currency in territory controlled by the Mozambique Company.  Because most of the company's trade was with the British colonies it chose to issue its notes in the British Pound Sterling.  Lower denomination notes were issued in Centavos, with 100 Centavos equal to 1 Pound Sterling.  The bank issued far more currency than it had reserves, resulting in the severe depreciation in the value of its currency.  The bank was liquidated in 1929 and the Mozambique Company took over the issuance of currency within its territory.    Because of the company's poor performance and changes in the Portuguese government,  the company's concession was not renewed when it expired in 1942.  The Portuguese Government assumed direct control of the region.  The currency issued by the Bank and the Company was recalled and punch cancelled.  From the Banco da Berira we have the 1 Pound note dated September 15, 1919. It was one of the first notes issued by the Bank.   The note is punch cancelled.    From the Mozambique Company we have the 20 Centavos note dated November 25, 1933 and the 5 Pound note dated January 15, 1934 in AU-Uncirculated condition.  Both notes are punch cancelled "PAGO 5.11.1942"  (PAID November 5, 1942), which was shortly after the Company lost its concession.   All the notes were printed in London by Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co.   They are fascinating notes  from a private company that ran a country.
Item PM-MZ-R1P BANCO DA BEIRA 1 POUND STERLING BANKNOTE 1919 PR6 VG-cancelled $14.00
Item PM-MZ-R20C MOZAMBIQUE COMPANY 20 CENTAVOS BANKNOTE 1933 PR29 AU-UNC.-cancelled $12.00
Item PM-MZ-R5P MOZAMBIQUE COMPANY 5 POUND STERLING BANKNOTE 1934 PR33 VF-XF-cancelled $15.00

ATTRACTIVE BANKNOTES FROM NAMIBIA

Namibia 10 Dollar banknote, 2015Namibia 20 Dollar banknote, 2013
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This two note set includes the 20 Dollar note dated 2013 and the 10 Dollar note of 2015.  The front of both notes depict Dr. Sam Nujoma and the Parliament building in Windhoek.  Dr. Nujoma served Namibia’s first President from 1990 until 2005.  The notes also incorporate a watermark of his portrait.  The 2013 20 Dollar not also has a diamond-shaped optically variable ink patch on the front.  The diamond was removed on the 2015 issues due to problems with it cracking and wearing in circulation.  The 10 Dollar note has three springbok antelopes on the back.  The 20 Dollar note features red hartebeest on the back.
Item PM-NA-SET2 NAMIBIA 10 AND 20 DOLLAR NOTES, 2013-2015, UNC. $10.00


SCARCE PAPUA NEW GUINEA BANKNOTES AT BARGAIN PRICES


Papau New Guinea 10 Kina 1998 25th Anniversary of Bank of Papau New Guinea
Papau New Guinea 20 Kina 2008 35th Anniversary of Bank of Papau New Guinea
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Due to a fortunate purchase, we are able to offer scarce Papua New Guinea banknotes at prices far below their catalog value. Because its remoteness, Papua New Guinea notes are rarely seen by collectors.  In 1998 the central bank, the Bank of Papua New Guinea, celebrated its 25th anniversary.  To commemorate the event a commemorative 10 Kina note was released.  The front of the note has a Silver Jubilee foil with the emblem of the bank next to the Bird of Paradise.  Below the bird is imprinted SJ XXV.  The back depicts a ceremonial bowl, arm ring, feathers and other artifacts. The note catalogs for $20.00, however our price is MUCH less. To celebrate its 35th Anniversary the Bank of Papua New Guinea released a commemorative 20 Kina note in 2008.  The front of the note depicts the Papua New Guinea Parliament building, the bird of Paradise and a special Bank of Papua New Guinea 35th Anniversary emblem in the lower left corner.  The back of the note features various forms of traditional currency used in Papua New Guinea including a boar, cowry shell necklace and beads.  The notes have a watermark logo of the Bank and a special embedded silver thread.   It catalog for $17.50, however our price is MUCH less.
Item PM-PNG-10K PAPUA NEW GUINEA 10 KINA 25th ANNIVERSARY 1998 P17 UNC. $9.00
Item PM-PNG-20K PAPUA NEW GUINEA 20 KINA 35th ANNIVERSARY 2008 P36 AU-UNC. $7.50

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UNUSUAL FILIPINO NOTES Wholesale prices available to dealers

Philippine 2 Piso P152, signed by Ferdinand MarcosPhilippine 5 Piso P160, signed by Ferdinand Marcos
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An American might wonder about the designs on these Philippine 2 and 5 Piso notes from the late 1970's. The reverse of the 5 Piso note shows a group of men gathered under a "KKK" banner with a skull and candle cutting themselves with knives!  The note does not commemorate a Klan meeting, but rather the founding of the Katipunan Society which fought for Philippine independence from Spain. The front depicts Andres Bonifacio, who foundted the Katipunan Society and is known as "The Father of the Philippine Revolution".  The 2 Piso note shows Jose Rizal on the front. Rizal was a writer that wanted reform the Spanish rule of the Philippines rather than independence.  For his efforts the Spanish executed him. This created more support for the Independence movement.  The reverse shows Emilio Aguinaldo declaring Philippine Independence on June 12, 1898.  Rather than gaining independence, the Philippines became a United States colony after the Spanish American War. It did not achieve full independence until 1946.  Both notes bear the facsimile signature of President Ferdinand Marcos, who was driven from office by the 1986 People Power Revolution.
Item PM-PH-SET2 PHILIPPINES 2 & 5 PISO 1970's (P152 & P160) AU-UNC $3.00

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NEWPOLYMER ROMANIAN BANKNOTE COMMEMORATES ECLIPSE

Romania 2000 Lei banknote, 1999 Total Solar Eclipse commemorative P111
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Romania issued this colorful polymer 2000 Lei banknote to commemorate the Total Solar Eclipse on August 11, 1999.  It was their first, and so far, only commemorative banknote. One side has a fanciful map of the Solar System.  The other features the Romanian flag within a map of Romania and the path of the eclipse. The Uncirculated note has two transparent windows and is 143x63mm.
Item PM-RO-ECLIPSE ROMANIA 2000 LEI NOTE, 1999 ECLIPSE P111 UNC. $3.00


NEWLAST BANKNOTES OF THE USSR

LAST BANKNOTES OF THE SOVIET UNION: 1 - 25 RUBLES
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This five note set includes the last banknotes by the Soviet Union before it collapsed in 1991.  Included are the 25 and 10 Rubles notes featuring a portrait of Lenin, the 5 and 3 Rubles notes showing scenes of the Kremlin and the 1 Ruble note.  The 1,3,5 and 10 Rubles are dated 1991, and the 25 Rubles is dated 1961.  No 25 Rubles were issued in 1991.  All five notes include the Soviet emblem of the hammer and sickle enveloping the earth
Item PM-USSR5 USSR 5 NOTE SET 1-25 RUBLES (P237-240,P234) UNC. $12.00

PRETTY RWANDAN BANKNOTES

Rwanda 1000 Francs note, 2015
Rwanda 5000 Francs note, 1998
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Rwanda recently released a new 1000 Franc note dated  01.05.2015.  The front depicts the Rwanda Ethnographic Museum which was built in 1987 along with a sparkling green image of a dove. The back depicts a Golden Monkey.  We also have available the scarce and 1998 5000 Francs note from Rwanda. It was one of first notes issued after the Rwandan Genocide in 1994 and was the highest denomination the country had ever issued. The front depicts the highly regarded traditional Intore dance. The back depicts the National Bank Building. The pretty pink note catalogs for $50.00, however our price is much less.   Both notes are Uncirculated and incorporate watermarks in their designs.
Item PM-RW-1000F RWANDA 1000 FRANCS 2015 UNC. $9.00
Item PM-RW-5000F RWANDA 5000 FRANCS 1998 P28 UNC. $29.50



SCARCE ST. HELENA BANKNOTE FEATURE SAILING SHIPS

St. Helena 50 Pence note issued in 1979 P52
Due to its geographical isolation the banknotes of St. Helena are difficult to find.  We managed to acquire one of the few notes of this small island in the Atlantic.  The undated purple 50 Pence note was issued in 1979.  The front pictures Queen Elizabeth and a harbor scene with various sailing ships.  The back features the Royal arms and a shield with a sailing ship.    The note is crisp Uncirculated and is priced well below its current catalog value.
Item PM-SH-50P ST. HELENA 50 PENCE (1979) P5 Unc. $29.50


WORLD WAR II GERMAN OCCUPIED SERBIA

Serbia 100 Dinara note, 1941 P23 Serbia 50 Dinara note, 1942 P29
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From German occupied Serbia we have the following World War II banknotes:  The first note issued by the Germans after occupying Serbia was the 100 Dinara dated May 1, 1941, which was less than a month after the invasion began.  The unusual note was rushed into service by overprinting unissued 1929 Yugoslavian 100 Dinara notes that the Germans found in the central bank's vaults. The note features a woman holding a sword and a port scene.    The brown 1942 German 50 Dinara note features a young portrait of Serbian King Peter I, who died in 1921.  The back of the note depicts the Serbian coat of arms.
Item PM-RS-100D NAZI SERBIA 100 DINARA 1941 OVERPRINTED NOTE P23 F-VF $5.00
Item PM-RS-50D NAZI SERBIA 50 DINARA BANKNOTE 1942 P29 F-VF $6.00



ATTRACTIVE & UNUSUAL VENEZUELAN BANKNOTES

Venezuela currency set: 2 - 100 Bolivares, FrontVenezuela currency set: 2 - 100 Bolivares, Back
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This full set recent banknotes from Venezuela is both attractive and unusual.  The notes are unusual in that they are issued in both the vertical and horizontal format.  The front of the note is vertical and features a national hero.  The back is horizontal and features native wildlife.  The 2012 2 Bolivares features Francisco de Miranda and a small vignette of a ship on the front. Miranda helped Venezuela to obtain its independence from Spain, only to be betrayed by fellow revolutionary Simon Bolivar. The back pictures two Tonijas, also known as Orinico River Dolphins.  The front of 2011 5 Bolivares features "Negro Primero", also known as Pedro Camejo.  Born a slave, he joined the revolution against Spain and became a brave and skillful army officer, until dying in battle in 1821.  The back of the note features two Giant Armadillo.  The 2014 10 Bolivares depicts Guaicaipuro, who led a coalition of tribes against the Spanish conquest of Venezuela in the 16th century. The back pictures an American Harpy Eagle with the Ucaima Falls in the background.  Luisa Cáceres de Arismendi, is on the 2013 20 Bolivares.  In 1814, at age 15, she married the 39 year old General Juan Bautista Arismendi, who was fighting for Venezuela’s independence from Spain. A few months later the pregnant Luisa was captured by the Spanish in order to exert pressure on her husband.  She was imprisoned in a dark dungeon and given poor food, but did not betray her husband.  Her child died at birth due to the poor prison conditions.  In 1816 Spanish put her on a ship to Spain, however the ship was attacked by privateers, and she and the other passengers were stranded in the Azores.  She was eventually taken to Spain.  All this time she had no communication with her husband, family or friends.  In 1818 she escaped to the United States and from there eventually made it back to Venezuela and to her husband.  She went on to have a total of eleven children. Quite an adventure!   The back depicts two Hawksbill turtles and the Macanao Mountains.  The 2016 50 Bolivares pictures Venezuelan philosopher and educator Simón Rodríguez.  A Spectacled Bear is on the back.  Simon Bolivar, who led the fight for the independence of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia depicted on the front of the 2015 100 Bolivares.  Venezuela’s currency is named after him.  The back features a pair of Red Siskin birds.  On December 12, 2016 the government suddenly demonetized the 100 Bolivares notes, giving citizens two days to redeem their currency.  It was the highest denomination and made up a majority of the value of currency in circulation. The banks of course were not prepared, creating vast chaos.  The government claimed the move was to stop speculators and smugglers.  In reality it mainly hurts the poor who are do most of their transactions in cash, keep what little savings they have in cash and are unable to invest in property, gold or foreign currency.  The notes all measure 69x157mm.  The six notes are all of the denominations issued as of December 1, 2016.   The six note set has a current catalog value of $61.50. Because of the recent fall in the value of the Bolivar we can offer the complete set of these beautiful notes at a much better price.
Item PM-VE-SET6 VENEZUELA 6 NOTE SET: 2 - 100 BOLIVARES 2011-2015 P88-P93 AU-UNC. $18.00



NEWNEW INFLATION NOTES FROM VENEZUELA 

Venezuela 2016 inflation currency set: 500 - 20,00 Bolivares, FronVenezuela 2016 inflation currency set: 500 - 20,00 Bolivares, Back
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By December 2016 Venezuela's inflation had spiraled out of control. In a desperate move the government suddenly demonetized the 100 Bolivares note, which was the highest denomination then in circulation.  The 100 Bolivares made up almost half of the value of currency in circulation. A new series of higher denomination notes, ranging from 500 to 20,000 Bolivares was introduced. Citizens were given 2 days to exchange their 100 Bolivar notes for higher denomination notes.  Unfortunately, the government did not have sufficient supplies of the new notes, resulting in chaos, confusion and hardships, especially for the poor who do their transactions in cash and had most of their meager savings in 100 Bolivares notes.  Those with close government or bank connections were spared the hardships.  The new notes utilized same designs as the notes that were already in circulation, but had higher denominations and different colors. The design of the 2 Bolivares was used on the 500 Bolivares, the 5 Bolivares design became the 1000 Bolivares, the 10 Bolivares design was used on the 2000 Bolivares,  the 20 Bolivares design was recycled on the new 5000 Bolivares, the 50 Bolivares design became the new 10,000 Bolivares and the 100 Bolivares design became the new 20,000 Bolivares. Even with the values increasing by 200 to 250 fold, the notes do not keep up with the rapidly increasing prices.   The notes are all dated August 18, 2016 and measure 69x157mm.  They represent a desperate measure by a desperate government that destroyed what was once one of the prosperous nations in South America.
Item PM-VE-SETINFLAT VENEZUELA 6 INFLATION NOTE SET: 500 - 20,0000 BOLIVARES 2016 UNC. $62.50



ATTRACTIVE SOCIALIST VIETNAM BANKNOTES

Vietnam 200 Dong note 1987, Front, P100   Vietnam 200 Dong note 1987, Back P100Vietnam 500 Dong note 1988, Back P101
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This two note set from Socialist Vietnam includes the brown 1987 200 Dong note which features a tractor and farm workers on the back and red 1988 500 Dong which depicts ships unloading at a dock on the back.  Both notes are 131mm x 65mm, have Ho Chi Minh on the front and have watermarks. 
Item PM-VN-SET2 VIETNAM 200 & 500 DONG 1987-88 P100 & P101, UNC. $3.00


POLYMER NOTE SET FROM VIET NAM

Vietnam bank note set, 10,000 to 100,000 Dong P119 - P122
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This set of four current polymer notes from Socialist Republic of Vietnam includes the 10,000, 20,000, 50,000 and 100,000 Dong issued between 2012 and 2014.  The front of the notes all feature Ho Chi Minh and the arms of Vietnam.  The back of the 10,000 Dong note depicts offshore oil platforms.  The back of the scarce 20,000 Dong pictures the Japanese Bridge in Hoi An.  Hoi An was an important trading port until the 19th Century. The bridge was built in the 1600's by Japanese traders who lived on one side of the bridge, while the Vietnamese lived on the other.  It is the only known covered bridge with a Buddhist Pagoda attached to it.  The 50,000 Dong features old buildings in imperial capital of Hue.  A gate to the National University is on the back of the 10,000 Dong. The notes contain numerous anti-counterfeiting devices, including a "watermark", front/back registration marks, and a clear window that shows the denomination. 
Item PM-VN-SET4 VIETNAM 4 NOTE SET: 10,000 DONG to 100,000 DONG P119-P122 UNC. $24.00


ATTRACTIVE COMMEMORATIVE POLYMER NOTE FROM SAMOA

Samoa 2 Tala banknote (1990) P31c
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Samoa issued this attractive polymer 2 Tala banknote to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Malietoa Tanumafili II (also known as Susuga) as Head of State in 1990.  The front of the note includes his portrait and a view of Mulivai Immaculate Conception of Mary Roman Catholic Cathedral, fales (traditional huts) and two buses on Beach Road in the capital city of Apia.  The Cathedral was damaged in 2009 and is being rebuilt.  The back depicts a family scene that includes a mother with a sleeping child,  and the national emblem.  The transparent window in the note features a Kava bowl.  The note was withdrawn from circulation in 2011 and replaced with a 2 Tala coin. The undated note measures 140x72mm and is Uncirculated.
Item PM-WS-2T SAMOA 2 TALA NOTE (1990) 50th ANNIVERSARY, P31c UNC. $6.00


ZIMBABWE TRILLION DOLLAR BILLS!

Zimbabwe $100,000,000,000,000, $50,000,000,000,000, $20,000,000,000,000 and $10,000,000,000,000 bills
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On January 16. 2009 Zimbabwe released the highest denomination notes ever issued by a national government: the $10 Trillion, $20 Trillion, $50 Trillion and $100 Trillion bills.  Despite the government "outlawing inflation" (which is about as effective as outlawing the tides from rising), inflation soared to an estimated 231 million percent per year in 2008, the highest ever in history.  Rather than attempting to solve the problem the government just kept printing money in order to pay the army and government employees.   There was a severe shortage of everything, except freshly printed bills. On February 2, 2009 Zimbabwe did a Trillion to 1 currency revaluation and the short-lived notes were replaced.  About the same time, Zimbabwe’s citizens were allowed to use foreign currencies and the discredited Zimbabwe dollar ceased to be used.  We are pleased to offer all four of these Trillion Dollar denominated notes, including the scarce $20 Trillion and the ever popular $100 Trillion. The front of the notes picture the Chiremba Balancing Rocks. The back of each note features two vignettes of Zimbabwe.  They are a fascinating lesson on what happens when the government creates too much money. All four notes are crisp Uncirculated.
Item PM-ZW-$10TRL ZIMBABWE $10 TRILLION NOTE 2008, P88 UNC. $7.00
Item PM-ZW-$20TRL ZIMBABWE $20 TRILLION NOTE 2008, P89 UNC. $15.00
Item PM-ZW-$50TRL ZIMBABWE $50 TRILLION NOTE 2008, P90 UNC. $29.75
Item PM-ZW-$100TRIL ZIMBABWE $100 TRILLION NOTE 2008, P91 UNC. $69.75
Item PM-ZW-$TRLSET SET OF ABOVE 4 ZIMBABWE NOTES: $10 TRILLION TO $100 TRILLION, UNC. $99.75


ZIMBABWE PETROL RATION COUPONS USED FOR MONEY Wholesale prices available to dealers

Zimbabwe 5 & 20 Litres petrol and diesel ration coupons
As Zimbabwe's economy spiraled into complete collapse due to its incompetent government policies, corruption, and massive inflation, shortages developed for most essential items.  Petrol (Gasoline) and Diesel were rationed.  The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe issued the ration coupons which were required in order to purchase fuel.  Because of the rapidly depreciating currency, fuel ration coupons soon became a parallel currency.   Even though fuel was often not available, many merchants accepted the ration coupons rather than the Zimbabwe Dollar in payment for goods and services, as their value was more stable.  We offer a set of two unissued Zimbabwe fuel ration coupons.  One is good for 5 Litres (Liters); the other is good for 20 Litres (about 5 gallons).  The coupons were released around 2005 and could be used to purchase either Petrol or Diesel.   They are an interesting item that was used for money during a time of economic crises.
Item PM-ZW-PETROL SET OF 2 ZIMBABWE PETROL RATION COUPONS, 5 & 20 LITERS UNC. $4.00


POPULAR POLYMER BANKNOTES

Set of 10 Polymer plastic banotes - FRONT
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Since they were first introduced in 1988, polymer (plastic) notes have become widely adopted by by many countries due to its durability and difficulty to counterfeit.  The notes have also become very popular with collectors due to their colorful designs and sophisticated anti-counterfeiting devices.  The notes may contain a variety of anti-counterfeiting devices such as transparent areas, latent images, diffraction grating. Ultra-violet images and embossed areas.  We have assembled a set of 10 different of these popular polymer notes.  Included is Guatemala 1 Quetzal 2006, Malaysia 1 Ringgit, Nepal 10 Rupees (2005), Nicaragua 10 Cordobas 2007, Nigeria 5 Naira 2009, Paragua 2000 Guaranies 2008, Romania 2000 Lei 1999 Solar Eclipse, Romania 1 Leu 2005, Vietnam 10,000 Dong, Zambia 500 Kwacha 2008, all in Uncirculated condition.
Item PM-POLY SET OF 10 POLYMER (PLASTIC) BANKNOTES, UNC. $20.00



BULK CURRENCY LOTS 

Lot 50 Different World Banknotes Collecting banknotes is a colorful, fun and educational way to learn about the world.   Each note is a small piece of art that reflects what each country feels are its important cultural aspects. These sets are a great for starting or expanding your collection. These sets contain attractive and colorful notes from throughout the world.  The lots of 50 different, 100 different and 300 different banknotes provides a good selection of notes, however there will be more than one note from each country.  The larger lots contain a wider variety and more higher value notes than are in the smaller lots (and it is a LOT tougher to find 300 different notes than it is to find 50 different notes).  And the 1000 different world banknotes is almost impossible to put together. The larger lots contain the notes from the smaller lots. For those that want banknotes from a lot of different places, we offer a lot of 100 banknotes from 100 different countries. All notes are Uncirculated.
Item LOTPM50 50 Different world banknotes, Uncirculated $19.50
Item LOTPM100 100 Different world banknotes, Uncirculated $49.50
Item PM-100CSET 100 Different world banknotes from 100 Different countries, Uncirculated $145.00
Item LOTPM300 300 Different world bankotes, Uncirculated $249.50

100 DIFFERENT WORLD BANKNOTES - INCLUDING OLDER ISSUES  Restocked

World banknote collection - 100 Different notesThis set of 100 different banknotes includes a number of older issues from the 1940's to the 1960's, as well as more recent banknotes.  About 80% of the notes are Uncirculated.  Most of the notes are different than those found in the 50 different, 100 different and 300 different note sets listed above.   It is a nice way to start or expand a collection.
Item PM-LOT100-OLD 100 Different world banknotes, includes older issues, both circulated and Uncirculated. $48.50


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Joel Anderson
PO Box 365
Grover Beach, CA 93483-0365
USA
Phone: 1 805 489 8045 | Fax: 1 805 299 1818
Email: orders@joelscoins.com

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