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NEW ARGENTINA NOTE COMMEMORATES FALKLAND ISLANDS DEFEAT

Argentina 50 Pesos (2015) Malvinas (Falkland Islands)
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It seems that whenever Argentina has financial difficulties they bring up their claim to the Falkland Islands in order to distract its citizens from the government’s mismanagement.  In 2015 Argentina released this 50 Peso note to reassert its claim to what they call the Malvinas.  The islands have been under British control since 1833 and most of its inhabitants are of British descent.  In 1982 Argentina unsuccessfully invaded the islands.  The front of the note depicts a map of the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands. Alongside it is a map of Latin America and the Caribbean, which supposedly indicates the support these countries give to Argentina’s claim.  An albatross and giant gulfweeds are also depicted on the front.  The back features Gaucho Antonio Rivero on horseback carrying an Argentinean flag.  He led an unsuccessful resistance against the British in 1833.  Also depicted is the Argentine ship General Belgrano, which the British sunk in the 1982 war and the Argentine Military Cemetery in the Falklands where 237 Argentine combatants are buried. The reason they are buried in the Falklands is that Argentina refused to take their bodies back.   The note includes a watermark of a map of the Falklands.
Item PM-AR-50P ARGENTINA 50 PESOS (2015) MALVINAS UNC. $17.00



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


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


CONGO 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 

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


NEWWORLD WAR I GERMAN MILITARY LEADERS ON BANKNOTE

Bad Kruznach 50 Pfennig note 1917-1918
The 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

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


POLYMER 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

NEWMALAWI BANKNOTE COMMEMORATES 50 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE

Malawi 1000 Kwacha 2014 50th Anniversary of Independence
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Malawi issued this 1000 Kwacha note dated January 1, 2014 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of that nations independence.  The note is similar to the regular issue 1000 Kwacha, but has the legend “50 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE” at the bottom right front. The front of the note depicts the Reserve Bank of Malawi headquarters and Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda, Malawi’s first President.  A fish and a small vignette of fishermen in a boat is at the bottom left. The back depicts an ear of corn and corn silos.  It is the first circulating commemorative banknote issued by Malawi.
Item PM-MW-1000K MALAWI 1000 KWACHA 2014 50th ANNIVERSARY, UNC. $15.00

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NEWMEXICAN BANKNOTE SET

Mexican currency set: 5 Pesos - 10000 Pesos, 1971-1991
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In 1969 the Banco de Mexico introduced a new series of banknotes featuring modern designs.   The colorful new notes featured Mexican heroes and architecture.   Inflation became a major problem, requiring ever higher denominations to be issued.  The series ended in 1992 when Mexico did a 1000 to 1 revaluation of their currency.  This 10 note set includes the 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000 and 10,000 Peso notes issued in this period.  The first three notes featured heroes of the Mexican War of Independence.  The 5 Pesos note, dated 1971 depicts Josefa Ortiz de Dominquez (La Corregidora) on the front.   The back features the city of Queretaro where she lived and the famous Queretaro Aqueduct.  The Aqueduct was built between 1726 and 1738 by a wealthy Marquis, who according to legend, built it to show his love for a Nun which he knew he could never marry.  The 1977 10 Pesos depicts Mexican Catholic Priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla.  The back features the Church of Dolores from which he issued his famous cry for Mexican Independence, thus instigating the revolt against Spain. The 1976 20 Pesos features Jose Morelos on the front and the Quetzalcoatl pyramid on the back.  Morelos was a priest who led the Mexican War of Independence after the execution of Hidalgo. The next four notes feature heroes of the 1910-1916 Mexican Revolution.  The 1981 50 Pesos depicts Benito Juarez on the front and a Zapotec Urn (Urna Zapoteca) on the back.  The front of the 1982 100 Pesos features Venustiano Carranza and the mural La Trinchera by revolutionary Mexican artist Jose Clemente Orozco.  The back depicts a Toltec stone figure used in human sacrifices. The 1984 500 Pesos features Francisco I Madero on the front the famous Aztec calendar stone on the back.  The 1985 1000 Pesos depicts 17th century scholar and nun Juana Inés de la Cruz (Sor Juana) on the front.  The back features Santo Domingo Plaza in Mexico City.  The 1989 2000 Pesos has Mexican writer Justo Sierra and the famous Library of the National Autonomous University of Mexico on the front.   The old University courtyard is on the back. The 1987 5000 Pesos features the six Heroic Cadets on the front and Mexico City's Chapultepec Castle on the back.  The teenage cadets died defending the Castle, which then served as Mexico’s Military Academy, against invading United States troops.  The 1991 10,000 Pesos depicts Mexican President Lazaro Cardenas and a petroleum refinery on the front.  Cardenas nationalized the Mexican oil industry during his term from 1934 and 1940.  The back features the Coyolxauhqui stone disk.  The disk was found during construction in Mexico City in 1978.  It depicts the moon goddess Coyolxauhqui dismembered.  All 10 notes grade Almost Uncirculated to Uncirculated.
Item PM-MX-SET10 MEXICO 10 NOTE SET: 5 - 10,000 PESOS 1971-1991 AU-UNC. $30.00



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

NEWNIGERIA CENTENARY BANKNOTE

Nigeria 100 Naira 2014 100th Anniversary of creation of Nigeria
The 100th Anniversary of the creation of Nigeria was commemorated on this 2014 100 Naira note.  Nigeria was formed in 1914 with the merger of the British controlled colonies of Northern Nigeria Protectorate and Southern Nigeria Protectorate.  The country achieved independence in 1960.  The front of the note depicts the portrait and watermark of Chief Obafemi Awolowo, a politician who played a key role in Nigeria's independence movement and the formation of the Republic.   At the bottom are cocoa bean pods and a cotton boll.  In the center is an image of a manilla, a traditional form of money, printed in green metallic ink. Back features dancers and musicians along with traditional forms of money including manilas and cowrie shells.  Both sides of the note bear the legend “Centenary 1914-2014”   It is an attractive banknote from what is sometimes referred to as “The Giant of Africa”.
Item PM-NG-100N NIGERIA 100 NAIRA 2014 CENTENNIAL, UNC. $6.00


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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

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COLORFUL PERUVIAN BANKNOTE SET

Peru banknotes: 10 to 5000 Initis 1987-1988
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This colorful six note set from Peru was issued in 1987 and 1988. The set includes the 10, 50, 100,500, 1000 and 5000 Initis notes.  At the time Peru was suffering from severe inflation, hence the need for ever higher denominations.  The front of the notes depict national heroes.  The back features Peruvians at work (picking cotton, oil drilling, spinning yarn, fishermen and boats) or tourism (mountain climbers, Ruins of Chan Chan).  All of the notes include watermarks.
Item PM-PE-SET6 PERU 6 NOTE SET 10 - 5000 INITIS 1987-88 AU-UNC. $5.00


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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LARGE, ATTRACTIVE CZARIST RUSSIAN BANKNOTE

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This large and attractive banknotes were made during the last years of the Czarist government of Russia.   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-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


CURRENCY OF RUSSIA'S INFAMOUS MMM CORPORATION

Set of 8 MMM Bank Notes, 1 - 10,000 BiletovThe MMM Corporation in Russia was one of the most spectacular scams in history.  As many as 40 Million people lost as much as $10 Billion dollars by the time it was closed down by Russian authorities.  MMM was founded in 1989 by Sergei Mavrodi and two associates. After several unsuccessful ventures he started a Ponzi scheme.  With promises of fantastic returns, investors poured millions of Rubles into unregistered "shares". Money from the later investors was used to provide big payoffs for the early investors.  As word of the success of the early investors spread, even more money poured into the company. The price of shares soared 1,600 rubles per share in February 1994 to around 115,000 rubles in late July 1994. Mavrodi became a symbol of prosperity and had his own private army.  Because the price of shares was so high, Mavrodi started to issue partial shares, called Biletov, in July. 1 Bilet was worth 1/100 of a share. The Biletov looked like banknotes and came in standard denominations from 1 to 10000.  The Biletov notes bore Mavrodi’s portrait, the MMM logo and a serial number.  Due to their seemingly endless increase in value, they were often preferred over the rapidly depreciating official Russian currency.  In the summer of 1994 the pyramid scheme collapsed and Mavrodi was jailed.  While in jail he ran for, and won a seat in the Russian Duma (parliament), thereby gaining parliamentary immunity for his crimes.  He was expelled from the Duma,, but went into hiding before he could be arrested.   He was finally captured and arrested in 2003.  In 2007 he was fined a few hundred dollars and sentenced to four and a half years in a penal colony.  Since  his release he started similar Ponzi schemes in India, China, South Africa and elsewhere. No banknotes have been reported from his latest schemes. We offer a set of 8 different Crisp Uncirculated 1994 MMM Biletov notes. Included are the 1, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000 and 10,000 Biletov. All bear a portrait of Mavrodi and the bank’s logo on the front.  They serve as a reminder of this and other financial follies
Item PM-MMM SET OF 8 MMM BANKNOTES: 1 - 10000 BILETOV, 1994 UNC. $9.00


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



NEWTRANSITIONAL NOTE OF SOUTH VIETNAM

People's Revolution Government (South Vietnam) 10 Xu 1966 (1975) banknoteThis transitional note was issued for use in South Vietnam after the Peoples Revolution Government took over in April 1975.  The notes were used until 1978 when the economic system of South Vietnam was merged with that of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. Though dated 1966, the note was not issued until 1975.  One side depicts the drying and harvesting of salt.  The other side depicts boats being unloaded along a river.  The small  note measures 100mm x 50mm.
Item PM-SVN-10XU SOUTH VIETNAM TRANSITIONAL 10 XU, 1966(1975) P37 UNC. $4.00


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 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
Reduced size images
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 $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, most Uncirculated $239.50
NEW Item LOTPM1000 1000 Different world bankotes,  Uncirculated $1495.00

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