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NEWHISTORIC AUSTRIAN NOTGELD NOTES

Austrian local emergency money, circa 1920
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 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 $80.00



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


BANKNOTES FROM BIAFRAWholesale prices available to dealers

Biafra 1 Pound (1968-69) P5a
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. After over two years of bloody civil war, in which as many as two million people died, Biafra surrendered to Nigeria in January of 1970  This undated Uncirculated 1 Pound features the palm tree on one side and the Biafran arms on the other.   
Item PM-BIA-1P BIAFRA 1 POUND (1968-69) P5a UNC. $2.50

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ATTRACTIVE 7 NOTE SET FROM CAMBODIA Restocked

Cambodia paper money set from 1960's - 1970's
This set includes seven attractive, colorful Cambodian notes that were issued from the late 1960’s to mid 1970’s, a time when Cambodia was being sucked into the Vietnam conflict. The 50 Rial pictures men using nets to fish from boats on the front and Angkor Wat on the back. It has a Buddah watermark.  There are three 100 Rial notes: The first portrays a stone face of Bodhisattva Lokesvara on the front and a long boat on the back.  The second features two waterbuffalo in a village.  The third features a woman weaving on a hand loom on the front and Angkor Wat on the back. There are two 500 Rials, the first is a large, colorful note picturing a farmer plowing with two waterbuffalo and has a Buddha watermark.  It is the only note in the set that is circulated.  The second 500 Rial features a girl carrying a pot on her head on the front and workers in rice paddies on the back.  The 1000 Rial note pictures children in school on the front and the Lokesvara face on the back.   Six of the notes grade AU to Uncirculated, one of the 500 Rial notes grades Very Fine.
Item PM-KH-SET7 SET OF 7 CAMBODIAN NOTES, 50 - 1000 RIALS, VF-UNC. $7.50

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HISTORIC OLD COSTA RICAN BANKNOTE

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. $20.00



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


NEWSCARCE AND ATTRATIVE CYPRUS NOTE

Cyprus 250 Mils banknote 1976 P41c
This attractive note was issued by the Central Bank of Cyprus. The front of the blue 250 Mils note features fruit, a map of Cyprus and the Cypriot arms.  The back depicts a mine. In the background a steam locomotive pulling ore cars can be seen coming to the mine. The note was engraved and printed in England by Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co. It note is dated August 1, 1976 and is Uncirculated.  The scarce note catalogs for $115.00 in Uncirculated condition, however our price is much less.     
Item PM-CY250M CYPRUS 250 MILS NOTE, 1.8.1976 P41c UNC. $50.00


 

NEWERITREA NOTE FEATURES NATIVE GIRLS AND STUDENTS

Eritrea 1 Nakfa note 1997
This 1997 1 Nakfa note was one of the first notes issued by Eritrea after gaining its independence from Ethiopia.  The front features three native girls.  To their left if a small vignette of men raising the Eritrean flag.  To the right is a camel and a watermark of a camel’s head.  The back features a group of students in a bush school.  It is an attractive note featuring the young people of a young nation.
Item PM-ER-1 ERITREA 1 NAKFA 1997 P1 UNC. $3.00

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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


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).  Nearly 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-HSBC HONGKONG & 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

LIBYAN BANKNOTE CELEBRATES REVOLUTION


Libya 1 Dinar banknote 2013 honors revolutionLibya 1 Dinar banknote features flag and doves
This new Libyan 1 Dinar banknote was released on February 17, 2013, the second anniversary of the Libyan Revolution.  The colorful red, purple, blue and green note features a joyous, cheering crowds and Libyan flags on the front. The Libyan Flag and doves are on the back.  As anti-counterfeiting measures it includes an advanced holographic windowed security thread and a watermark of Omar El Mukhtar.  Omar El Mukhtar led the resistance against the Italian colonization of Italy until he was captured by the Italian Army on September 11, 1931 and hanged 3 days later.  He was 73 years old at the time.  It is an attractive, colorful note.
Item PM-LY-1D LIBYA 1 DINAR (2013) BANKNOTE, UNC. $9.00



NEWMEXICAN REVOLUTION OVERPRINTED NOTE

Mexico 1 Peso 1914 overprinted note
This hundred-year-old 1 Peso note served on both sides of the Mexican Revolution. It was originally printed September 1914 in Mexico City under the authority of Constitutionalist government of Venustiano Carranza.  In December 1914 Carranza and his government was forced to flee the capital due to the approaching forces of Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata.  After taking control of Mexico City, Villa had the Carranza banknotes overprinted in red “REVALIDADO Por Decreto de 17 de Diciembre de 1914” (Revalidated by Decree of December 17, 1914).  Villa was then forced from the city in early 1915, leaving behind this numismatic legacy of the Mexican Revolution.  The front of the note features the Eagle and Snake on an 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 a Mexican silver Peso dated 1908.
Item PM-MX-PS701b MEXICO 1 PESO 1914 OVERPRINT, PS701b Fine $4.00


NEWSCARCE 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


NEWRARE 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 companies 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 is shortly after the Company lost its concession.   All the notes were printed in London by Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co.  They are fascinating notes from when a private company 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 AU-UNC-cancelled $25.00



OVERPRINTED NOTES FOR INDEPENDENT MOZAMBIQUE

Mozambique set of 4 overprinted banknotes: 50, 100, 500 & 1000 Escudos
After gaining independence from Portugal in 1975, the new government of Mozambique found large quantities of unissued Portuguese Mozambique notes in their vaults.  Needing new currency quickly, they had the old notes that had created for the Banco Nacional Ultramarino (the Portuguese National Overseas Bank) were overprinted “Banco de Mocambique”. This set consists of the four overprinted notes used by Mozambique between 1975, and 1980, when a new series of notes was finally released.  Included are the 50, 100, 500 and 1000 Escudos, originally dating from 1961 to 1972, in Uncirculated condition.  It is an interesting transitional currency set.
Item PM-MZ-SET4 MOZAMBIQUE 4 NOTE SET: 50, 100, 500 & 1000 ESCUDOS  P115-119 UNC. $5.00


SCARCE PAPUA NEW GUINEA BANKNOTES AT BARGAIN PRICES

PAPAU NEW GUINEA 2 KINA (1975) FRONT P1PAPAU NEW GUINEA 2 KINA (1975) FRONT P1
Papau New Guinea 10 Kina 1998 25th Anniversary of Bank of Papau New Guinea - FrontPapau New Guinea 10 Kina 1998 - Back
Papau New Guinea 20 Kina 2008 35th Anniversary of Bank of Papau New Guinea - FronPapau New Guinea 20 Kina 2008 - pictures boar
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 UNC. $7.50
Item PM-PNG-SET3 ALL 3 OF THE ABOVE PAPUA NEW GUINEA NOTES: 2, 10 & 20 KINA, UNC. $19.75

UNUSUAL FILIPINO NOTES Wholesale prices available to dealers

Philippines 5 Piso Note P160
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 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


UNITE ALL THINGS UNDER CHRIST

Philippines II Plenary Council overprint "Unite all things under Christ" on Philippine 5 Piso banknoteBack of Philippine 5 Piso banknote
In 1991 the Philippines issued an official commemorative overprint on the 5 Piso note to honor the II Plenary Council of the Philippines, held January 2 to February 17, 1991.  The gathering of almost 500 clerics, religious and lay participants renewed and revitalized the Catholic Church in the Philippines based on the revisions that came out of Second Vatican Council.  The overprint on the note features the emblem of the conference featuring the words “Unite all things under Christ” (Ephesians 1:10).  The front of note depicts Emilio Aguinaldo who unsuccessfully declared Philippine independence in 1898. The back of the note depicts him making the Philippine Declaration of Independence.
Item PM-PH179 PHILIPPINES 5 PISOS 1991 II PLENARY CONFERENCE, P179 UNC. $3.00

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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



NEWROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND NOTE HONORS ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL

Royal Bank of Scotland 1 Pound note 1997, commemorating 150th anniversary of birth of Alexander Graham Bell, P359
Scotland is one of the few countries that still allows private banks to issue their own currency. (The others are Hong Kong and Northern Ireland)  This 1997 1 Pound note of the Royal Bank of Scotland was issued in 1997 to honor the 150th anniversary of Scottish born scientist Alexander Graham Bell who invented the first practical telephone.  The front of the note depicts Lord Ilay, a founder of the bank, a candlestick telephone and a holographic seal with the initials AGB.  The back features a collage depicting Bell and images of his work and life. 
Item PM-SCOT-BELL SCOTLAND 1 POUND 1997, ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL, P359 UNC. $15.00



ATTRACTIVE & COLORFUL VANUATU NOTE

Vanuatu 200 Vatu note - FrontVanuatu 200 Vatu note - Back
Vanuatu, formerly New Hebrides, was jointly ruled by France and Great Britain from 1906 until it was granted independence in 1980. This attractive undated 200 Vatu note was issued in 1995.  The front of the note features the national arms in silver which depicts a Melanesian warrior carrying a spear superimposed on a boar's tusk.  Beneath is the legend "Long God yumi stanap", which translates "In God we stand".  The back of the note features a statue of a family, a traditional parliament and the national flag.  The note has a watermark of the head of a Melanesian man. 
Item PM-VU-200V VANUATU 200 VATU (1995) P8 UNC. $7.50

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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 Fine $3.00




POLYMER VIETNAMESE 100,000 DONG NOTE DEPICTS ANCIENT UNIVERSITY

Vietnam 100000 Dong banknote P122
This attractive Polymer 100,000 Dong note from Vietnam pictures Ho Chi Minh on the front.  The back pictures the Temple of Literature in Hanoi.  The Confucius temple was built in 1070.  In 1076 Vietnam's first university, the Imperial Academy, was established at the temple.  For centuries the Academy educated Vietnam's bureaucrats and nobles.  The note includes two clear see-through windows, a "watermark" of Ho Chi Minh and many other sophisticated anti-counterfeiting devices.
Item PM-VN-P122 VIETNAM 100,000 DONG NOTE (2008) P122 UNC. $10.00


WASHINGTON COUNTY, OREGON DEPRESSION SCRIP

Washington County, Oregon (Hillsboro) 50 Cent Scrip, 1933Washington County, Oregon (Hillsboro) 1 Dollar Scrip 1933
Unable to pay their bills during the depths of the depression, some communities issued their own scrip.  The scrip was generally accepted within the community and would be redeemed by the local government authorities at some later date.  This set of two Scrip notes issued by Washington County, Oregon are dated April 15, 1933.  Hillsboro is the county seat and largest city in Washington County.  When the County had money to redeem the notes, it was to publish a notice in at least four local newspapers.  The public would then have six months to redeem the scrip for warrants, which could then be cashed at a local bank.  The set includes unissued 50 Cents and 1 Dollar scrip notes in Uncirculated condition.
Item PM-WASH WASHINGTON COUNTY, OREGON 50 CENTS & 1 DOLLAR SCRIP 1933 UNC. $10.00

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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
Item PM-ZW-1BIL ZIMBABWE $1 BILLION DOLLARS, 2008 P83 UNC.  from the above set $3.00

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


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 $42.50
RestockedItem PM-100CSET 100 Different world banknotes from 100 Different countries, Uncirculated $145.50
Item LOTPM300 300 Different world bankotes, most Uncirculated $239.50

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Click HereBANKNOTES FROM SOVIET OCCUPIED & TALIBAN AFGHANISTAN
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Click HereFIRST BANKNOTES OF BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
Click HereRARE, UNRELEASED CAMBODIAN 5000 RIALS BANKNOTE
Click HereRARE PROVINCIAL BANK NOTE FROM CHINA
Click Here3 UNUSUAL OLD CHINESE BANKNOTES
Click HereSCARCE 100 YEN NOTE OF JAPANESE CONTROLLED TAIWAN
Click HereWWII JAPANESE MILITARY CURRENCY FOR HONG KONG
Click HereBANKNOTE FROM THE GERMAN WEIMAR REPUBLIC
Click HereGERMAN INFLATION BANK NOTES
Click HereNAZI GERMAN PAPER MONEY
Click HereNAZI GERMAN MILITARY CURRENCY
Click HereNAZI OCCUPATION CURRENCY
Click HereCOINS AND CURRENCY OF NAZI PUPPET STATES
Click HereALLIED MILITARY CURRENCY FOR OCCUPIED GERMANY
Click HereGERMAN NOTGELD NOTES
Click HerePOST-WAR HUNGARIAN INFLATION CURRENCY
Click HereINDIAN HUNDI NOTES
Click HereZERO RUPEE BANK NOTE FROM INDIA
Click Here50 RUPEE BANK NOTE FROM INDIA
Click HereSADDAM NOTES FROM IRAQ
Click Here OLD HANSATSU NOTES OF THE SHOGUNS OF JAPAN
Click HereWORLD WAR II JAPANESE INVASION MONEY
Click HerePATHET LAO BANKNOTES
Click HereATTRACTIVE MACEDONIAN BANKNOTES AND COINS
Click HereTESLA HONORED ON YUGOSLAVIAN  BANKNOTE
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