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, which is in Upper Austria on the Danube River. The undated note has the same design on the front and back, featuring a “modern” Austrian eagle. The light blue note measures 110 x 70mm.
Item PM-AU-POW AUSTRIA, ASCHACH POW CAMP 20 HELLER AU-UNC. $15.00



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 duplicates between lots.
Item PM-AU-NOTx10 10 DIFFERENT AUSTRIAN NOTGELD NOTES $8.00
Item PM-AU-NOTx50 50 DIFFERENT AUSTRIAN NOTGELD NOTES $40.00
Item PM-AU-NOTx100 100 DIFFERENT AUSTRIAN NOTGELD NOTES $79.50



THE (ALMOST) PERFECT CRIMEWholesale prices available to dealers

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

SCARCE BANKNOTES OF BIAFRA

Biafra 1 Pound Note 1967 P2Biafra banknotes: 5 & 10 Shillings, 1 & 5 Pounds 1968-1969 P3a-P6a
After years of persecution by the Muslim majority who controlled Nigeria, the oil-rich and heavily Christian south-eastern portion of the country declared itself the independent Republic of Biafra, in May, 1967. The independence was to be short-lived however. After over two years of bloody civil war, in which as many as two million people died, Biafra was forced to surrender to Nigeria in January of 1970. During this brief period of independence they made two issues of paper currency. In 1967 they issued a rather crude, locally printed 1 Pound note which features a palm tree and an orange rising sun on the front and the arms of Biafra on the back. The note is blue, brown and orange printed on white paper.  In 1968 they contracted to have their notes printed by a banknote printer in Great Britian.  The undated 1968 issue is green and features a small palm tree on the front and the Biafran arms on the back.   The notes all have serial numbes.
Item PM-BIA-2 BIAFRA BLUE & ORANGE 1 POUND NOTE (1967) P2 F-VF  $12.00
Item PM-BIA-1P BIAFRA GREEN 1 POUND NOTE (1968-69) P5a UNC.  $2.50

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NEWCONGO NOTES FEATURE WILDLIFE & CULTURE

Congo Democratic Republic banknote set: 10 to 100 Francs
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This set of four attractive banknotes from the Democratic Republic of the Congo features the country’s wildlife and culture.  The 2003 dated 10 Francs features native carvings, with a carving of a couple embracing on the front and one of a man holding a bowl on the back.  The 2003 20 Francs features a male lion on the front and a female lion and her cubs on the back.  The 2007 50 Francs  features a wooden mask on the front.  The back depicts a fishing village on the Congo river and fish.  The 2007 100 Francs note features an elephant on the front.  The back depicts the Inga II dam and hydroelectric power plant.  Inaugurated in 1982, the 1400 Megawatt plant is to be part of the Inga hydroelectric project that is supposed supply electricity to much of southern Africa. Due to poor management and lack of maintenance the dam produces only about 20% of its capacity and is not even able to ensure reliable power to Kinshasa.  Despite its failure, plans are underway to build additional phases of the project.  All four notes have a watermark of the head of an Okapi and are Uncirculated. 
Item PM-CD-SET4 CONGO DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC 4 NOTE SET: 10 - 100 FRANCS, 2003-2007 UNC. $9.00

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HISTORIC OLD COSTA RICAN BANKNOTE Price Reduced

Banco Anglo-Costarricense 5 Colon banknote
The Banco Anglo-Costarricense was a privately owned bank founded in 1863.  Until 1917 it was one of four private banks that were authorized to issued currency for Costa Rica.  It was later taken over by the government and operated until 1994, when it was shut down due to losses and corruption.  After losing its privlege to issue currency in 1917, it stored unissued notes in its vaults for many years.   This colorful 5 Colones note was printed by Bradbury Wilkinson in London.  It is dated January 1, 19__ (to be filled in later).   The note is crisp Uncirculated. 
Item PM-CR-5COL BANCO ANGLO-COSTARRICENSE 5 COLONS PS122 UNC. $15.00



SERBIAN KRAJINA & CROATIA AT WAR Wholesale prices available to dealers

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



FALKLANDS COMMEMORATES BRITISH RULE ON 5 POUND NOTE

Falklands 5 Pound note 1983 features Queen Elizabeth, penguins and sealsBack of Falklands 5 Pounds note depicts Governor's home and Christ Church Cathedral
The Falkland Islands commemorated the 150th anniversary of British rule with this 1983 5 Pound note.  The front of the note depicts Queen Elizabeth, a family of King Penguins,  seals, a map of the Falklands and the legend "150th Anniversary 1833-1983".   The reverse depicts the Governor’s Home and the Christ Church Cathedral.  In front of the church is a monument made of the jaws of two blue whales that was built in 1933 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of British rule of the Falklands.  The note was the first to be issued after the invasion by Argentina in 1982.   This scarce and historic note catalogs for $90.00, however our price is much less.
Item PM-FK-5P FALKLANDS 5 POUNDS 1983, 150th ANNIVERSARY, P12 AU-UNC. $45.00


NEWWWII GREEK HYPERINFLATION NOTE

Greece 2000 Million (2,000,000,000) Drachma banknote, 1944 P133
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Mussolini attempted to conquer Greece in 1940, however met with heavy resistance.  Hitler was forced to divert troops from his planned invasion of the Soviet Union in order to help the Italians conquer Greece.  A puppet government was set up, supported by German troops.  The occupation destroyed Greece’s agriculture and the economy.   The Greeks suffered massive starvation and a brutal occupation.  The puppet government ran huge deficits which it supported by printing currency, resulting in severe inflation.  Greece was finally liberated in October 1944.  Inflation hit its peak of 13800% the following month.   This green 2,000,000,000 Drachma (2,000 Million Drachma) note is dated October 11, 1944, which is the day before the liberation of Athens.  It features a section of the Parthenon frieze.
Item PM-GR-P133 GREECE 2,000,000,000 DRACHMA NOTE, 1944 P133 XF-AU $4.00


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-HELL10 COLLECTION OF 10 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


NEWPOLYMER BANKNOTE FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF HONG KONG

Hong Kong $10 P401a 2007 Polymer banknote
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Unlike most countries, most of Hong Kong’s currency issues are done by private banks.  The government of Hong Kong however does issue the lowest denomination note in circulation: the Ten Dollar bill.  This colorful $10 note is printed on polymer plastic rather than paper.  The note is dated April 1, 2007.  The intricate design includes a clear plastic window and a Bauhinia flower, which is the national symbol of Hong Kong.  It is a colorful, interesting and attractive note.
Item PM-HK-10D HONG KONG 10 DOLLARS NOTE, 2007, P401a UNC. $6.00


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


NEWLAOS BANKNOTE COMMEMORATES  2500th YEAR OF BUDDHISM

Laos 500 Kip banknote 1957 commemorating 2500th year of Buddhism
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This 500 Kip banknote issued in 1957 commemorates the 2500th year of the Buddhist Era. It was one of the first banknotes issued by the Kingdom of Laos.  The note depicts King Sisavang Phoulivong and the Wat Haw Pha Kaew temple in Vientiane. The back features a building and a stupa. The watermark depicts a crowned three-headed elephant, which was the national arms of Laos. The King was quite active. He had up to 50 children by as many as 15 wives, two of whom were his half sisters and one was a niece.  It is a scarce, early Laotian note.
Item PM-LA-500K LAOS 500 KIP NOTE, 1957 P7 VG-FINE $6.00


NEWCOLORFUL MALDIVES NOTES

Maldives 5 note set: 5 - 100 Rufiyaa P18 - P22
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This set of five colorful and attractive notes from the Maldives includes 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 Rufiyaa dating from 2006 to 2013.  The Maldives are a group of islands in the Indian Ocean, so it is natural that the notes feature sea related designs.  The notes all have a similar front which includes a sail boat and money cowrie shells.  The 2011 5 Rufiyaa has three fishing boats on the back.  The 2006 10 Rufiyaa has a village scene with chickens.  Fishing boats tied up a dock are on the 2008 20 Rufiyaa.  The outdoor market in the capital of Malé is on the back of the 2008 50 Rufiyaa.  The Medhu Ziyaaraiy shrine in Malé is on the 2013 dated 100 Rufiyaa.  The shrine contains the tomb of the Abdul Barakat Yoosuf Al Barbary, a scholar from Morocco who converted the Maldives to Islam in 1153 AD.  According to legend, a sea monster demanded that virgin be sacrificed every month or it would terrorize the islands.  The scholar spent the night reading the Quran to the monster, who fled, never to return.   The King then ordered the nation to embrace Islam.  The conversion is celebrated as a national holiday.  All five notes have a watermark of the national arms and are Uncirculated.
Item PM-MV-SET5 MALDIVES 5 NOTE SET: 5 - 100 RUFIYAA, 2006-2013, P18-22, UNC. $35.00


MEXICAN REVOLUTION BANKNOTE SET FROM SONORA

Mexican Revolution 50 Centavos banknote from Sonora portraying Francisco I Madero and Jose Maria Pino Suarez
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This three note set includes the 25 Centavos, 50 Centavos and 1 Peso note issued by the State of Sonora during the Mexican Revolution. The notes are dated March 1, 1915.  All three notes have a similar design.  The fronts feature the portraits of Francisco I Madero on the left and Jose Maria Pino Suarez on the right.  The backs feature the Mexican Eagle eating a snake and the denomination.  In 1911, shortly after General Porfiro Diaz resigned, Madero was elected President with Jose Pino Suarea his Vice President.  In 1913 Victoriano Huerta staged a coup and had both of them assassinated.  The notes were printed by the American Banknote Company in New York.  All three notes are Uncirculated.
Item PM-MX-SONSET3 SONORA 3 NOTE SET, 25 CENTAVOS - 1 PESO, 1915.PS1069-1071 UNC. $19.50



NEWATTRACTIVE MEXICAN NOTES

Mexico 1 Peso 1967 P59j Mexico 1000 Pesos P81
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The 1 Peso note dated May 10, 1967 features the famed Aztec calendar stone in Mexico City on the front.  The back depicts the Angel of Independence monument in Mexico City.  The attractively engraved note was printed by the American Bank Note Company of New York.  The 1000 Pesos dated October 30, 1983 depict Juana Inés de la Cruz, a brilliant 17th century self-taught Mexican scholar and writer.  She was the illegitimate child of a Spanish Captain, growing up at a time when educational opportunities for women were very limited.  She learned to read and write Latin at age three. She would hide in the hacienda chapel in order to read books from the adjoining library, something forbidden for girls. By adolescence, she mastered Greek logic and was teaching Latin. Being female, she was not allowed to attend University. She became a lady-in-waiting at the colonial viceroy's court, where she came under the tutelage of the Vicereine.  Her literary accomplishments garnered her fame throughout New Spain. She exchanged correspondence with Isaac Newton.  In 1667 she became a nun in order to allow herself to continue studies and writing.  By 1693, after coming in conflict with Church authorities over her writings, she apparently ceased writing. Her extensive library of over 4000 volumes and her musical and scientific instruments were either sold or confiscated.   Few of her works have survived.  The reverse of the note depicts Santo Domingo Plaza in Mexico City. 
Item PM-MX-1P67 MEXICO 1 PESO NOTE 1967, P591j UNC. $3.50
Item PM-MX-1000P MEXICO 1000 PESOS NOTE 1984 P81 UNC. $6.00

SCARCE WWI ERA BANKNOTE OF MONTENEGRO

Montenegro 10 Perpera note 1914
Throughout its history, Montenegro has issued few banknotes.  It became independent following the breakup of the Serb Empire in 1365, however its first banknotes were not issued until 1912.  This 10 Perpera note is dated July 25, 1914,  a time when the area was being engulfed by World War I.  Following the end of the War, Montenegro was incorporated into what became Yugoslavia.  Montenegro only recently regained its independence from Serbia, but rather than issuing its own banknotes, it now uses the Euro.
Item PM-ME-10P MONTENEGRO 10 PERPERA 1914 P18 VG-Fine $15.00


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


PRETTY POLYMER BANKNOTES FROM NIGERIA

Nigeria 5, 10, 20 & 50 Naira polymer banknotes
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This set of five 2009 dated Nigerian polymer plastic notes includes the 5, 10, 20 and 50 Naira.  The fronts of the notes feature famous Nigerians while the back reflects the countries culture.  The front of 5 Naira pictures Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, the first Prime Minister of independent Nigeria.  He was killed in a coup in 1966.  The back features Nkpokiti Dancers and their drums.  The 10 Naira has educator Dr. Alvan Ikoku on the front.  The back has a picture of Fulani milk maids carrying baskets on their heads.  The 20 Naira has General Murtala Mohammed (1938-1976).  He became the Head of State in a military coup in 1975.  He was killed in an unsuccessful coup six months later.  Though he ruled only briefly, his popular policies and decisiveness has elevated him to the status of a folk hero The back has the portrait of Ladi Kwali, a famous potter.  The 50 Naira has Nigerians from four different ethnic groups on the front.  The back depicts fishermen and their catch.  The reverses of the notes have the denomination in four languages and depict the flag of Nigeria shaped like a map of Nigeria.  The see-through area of each note depicts the arms of Nigeria.
Item PM-NG-SET4 NIGERIA 4 NOTE SET: 5 – 50 NAIRA, 2009 UNC. $8.50

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SCARCE PAPUA NEW GUINEA BANKNOTES AT BARGAIN PRICES

PAPAU NEW GUINEA 2 KINA (1975) P1
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. This 2 Kina was one of the first notes released by Papua New Guinea.  It was introduced in 1975.  Prior to then Australian coins and currency were used.  The front of the note pictures a Bird of Paradise standing on a drum and a spear.  The back depicts native artifacts.  The note catalogs for $17.50, however our price is MUCH less. 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-2K PAPUA NEW GUINEA 2 KINA (1975) P1 UNC. $6.00
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
Item PM-PNG-SET3 ALL 3 OF THE ABOVE PAPUA NEW GUINEA NOTES: 2, 10 & 20 KINA, AU-UNC. $19.75

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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OLD CZARIST RUSSIAN BANKNOTES Restocked

Czarist Russia 1, 3, 5 & 10 Rubles banknotes 1898-1909
This set of four large Russian notes were some of the last notes issued by the Czars of Russia. Included is the brown 1 Ruble dated 1898, the green 3 Rubles dated 1905, the blue 5 Rubles dated 1909 and the red and green 10 Rubles dated 1909. The 10 and 5 Ruble notes are vertical notes.  The notes continued to be issued until the Bolshevik Revolution, always bearing the same date.  All four notes feature the Russian coat-of-arms.  The notes grade VG to VF.
Item PM-RU-CZAR4 CZARIST RUSSIA 1, 3, 5 & 10 RUBLE NOTES, 1898-1909 VG-VF $21.00


LARGE, ATTRACTIVE CZARIST RUSSIAN BANKNOTES

Czarist Russian 25 Rubles note depicts Czar Alexander IIICzarist Russian 100 Ruble note depicting Catherine the Great
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These large and attractive banknotes were made during the last years of the Czarist government of Russia.  The multi-colored 25 Rubles is dated 1909 and has both a portrait and a watermark of Czar Alexander III.  The conservative, autocratic Czar reversed many of the reforms of his father. The lack of reform in Russia’s political and social systems helped cause Russian Revolution in 1917. The note measures 178 by 108mm (7” x 4.25”).         The ornately engraved 100 Rubles is dated 1910 and features a portrait and watermark of Catherine the Great.  It measures an amazing 260 x 122mm (10.25” x 4.8”).   It must have taken a rather large wallet to fit these notes!
Item PM-RU-25R CZARIST RUSSIA 25 RUBLE NOTE, 1909 P12 Fine $5.00
Item PM-RU-100R CZARIST RUSSIA 100 RUBLE NOTE, 1910 P13 Fine $8.00


RUSSIAN REVOLUTION NOTES OF THE TRANSCAUCASIAN COMMISSARIAT

Rusia - Transcaucasia 100 Rubles 1918 PS606
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The Transcaucasian Commissariat was formed in Tbilsi on November 11, 1917, shortly after the October Revolution in Russia.  It attempted to unite Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan into an independent non-communist nation.  Unable to defend itself against incursions by the Ottoman Empire or instability caused by Bolshevik forces, it collapsed in May 1918.  Its currency, dated 1918,  has the front with Russian text and the back in Russian, Georgian, Armenian and Azerbaijani. We have the 50, 100 and 250 Ruble notes of this short-lived state that emerged during the early period of the Russian Revolution.  All three notes have a similar design.
Item PM-RU-TRANSC50 TRANSCAUCASIA 50 RUBLES 1918 PS605 Fine out
Item PM-RU-TRANSC100 TRANSCAUCASIA 100 RUBLES 1918 PS606 Fine $10.00
Item PM-RU-TRANSC250 TRANSCAUCASIA 250 RUBLES 1918 PS607 Fine $13.00


SCARCE ST. HELENA BANKNOTE FEATURE SAILING SHIPSWholesale prices available to dealers

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



NEWSCARCE SOUTH VIETNAM 1000 DONG NOTE

South Vietnam 100 Dong note, 1971 P29a
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This multi-colored 1000 Dong was issued by South Vietnam in 1971.  It was the highest denomination issued. The note depicts the National Bank of Vietnam on the front and lathework on the back. The watermark is of a warrior on the back. The note circulated only briefly.  The following year a new 1000 Dong note was released and in 1975 South Vietnam fell to the communist North Vietnam.
Item PM-SVN-1000D SOUTH VIETNAM 1000 DONG NOTE (1971) P29a AU-UNC. $12.00




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




ZIMBABWE INFLATION NOTES

Zimbabwe 1 Cent bearer cheque noteZimbabwe 100 Trillion Dollar Banknote
Front of Zimbabwe $1,000,000,000 Dollar currency noteFront of Zimbabwe $1,000,000,000 Dollar currency note
Sign indicating value of Zimbabwe DollarsThis impressive set includes all 66 notes issued by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe during their hyperinflation from 2006 to 2009, from 1 Cent to $100 Trillion Dollars. During this period Zimbabwe experienced some of the worst inflation the world has ever known, with inflation reaching 7.96 billion percent!  The Reserve Zimbabwe introduced Bearer Cheques notes in August 2006 when they did a 1000 to 1 revaluation of their currency. They circulated as currency, however they had an expiration date that was usually a year or less from the date they were first issued.  28 different denominations of Bearer Cheques were issued from 2006 to 2008, from 1 Cent to $500,000,000. In May 2008 Zimbabwe introduced Special Agro Cheques.  Originally intended for just farmers, they soon found their way into general circulation because of the need for ever higher denomination notes. Four Special Agro Cheques were issued with denominations $5 Billion to $500 Billion in 2008.  In August 2008 Zimbabwe again revalued their currency, by removing 10 zeros.  The new currency initially utilized 7 notes denominated from $1 to $1000 that had printed in 2006, but never released.  Inflation continued and every few weeks ever higher denominations were needed.  20 additional denominations were issued in this series, from $10,000 to $100 Trillion.  Most of the notes had a life of only a few weeks and some are now very difficult to find.  The $100 Trillion is the highest denomination ever to appear on a banknote. Though dated 2008, it was released on January 9.  At the time it was worth approximately $36 USD, though within about a month its value had fallen to virtually nothing.  On February 2, 2009 Zimbabwe had a 10 Trillion to 1 currency revaluation, dropping 12 zeros from their currency unit. A new set of banknotes were introduced, with 7 denominations from $1 to $500.  The currency was used only briefly as shortly thereafter the government allowed its citizens to use foreign currency.  The U.S. dollar quickly became the currency of choice, and the Zimbabwe Dollar was formally abandoned on April 12, 2009.  The set includes all 66 major varieties of notes, from 1 cent to $100 Trillion dollars in Uncirculated condition. The back of most of the notes feature vignettes of Zimbabwe.  It is a fascinating lesson on what happens when the government creates too much money.
Item PM-ZW-SET66 ZIMBABWE 66 NOTE SET 2006-2009 P33-P98 AU-UNC. $240.00

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. $4.50


NEWPOPULAR 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  Wholesale prices available to dealers

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). 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 $17.50
Item LOTPM100 100 Different world banknotes, Uncirculated $45.00
Item PM-100CSET 100 Different world banknotes from 100 Different countries, Uncirculated $145.00
Item LOTPM300 300 Different world bankotes, most Uncirculated $239.50
NEW Item LOTPM1000 1000 Different world bankotes,  Uncirculated $1495.00

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