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SMILING SADDAM & MEDIEVAL HORSEMEN ON IRAQ 25 DINAR NOTE

Iraq 25 Dinar note 1986 P73
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This multi-colored 1986 25 Dinar note of Iraq features the portrait of Saddam Hussein and a picture of medieval horsemen charging on the front. It was an attempt to link Saddam with great military victories in past centuries.  The note was the first to bear the Saddam's portrait.  The back shows the ancient gate of Babylon at the left, below it is a lion frieze.  In the center is the Martyr’s Monument (al-Shaheed) in Baghdad which was dedicated in 1983.   When the note was issued it had an exchange rate of approximately $80 and was the largest denomination in circulation.  It was in use at the time of the invasion of Iraq in Operation Desert Storm in 1991.  In 1993 the note was suddenly withdrawn and declared worthless.
Item PM-IQ-25D IRAQ 25 DINAR NOTE, 1986 SADDAM P73 XF-AU $3.00
Item PM-IQ-25Dx10 10 of the above IRAQ 25 DINAR NOTES, 1986 P73 XF-AU $19.50
Item PM-IQ-25Dx100 100 of the above IRAQ 25 DINAR NOTES, 1986 P73 XF-AU. $99.50



IRAQ 1995 250 DINAR NOTE PICTURES SADDAM

Iraq 205 Dinar note 1995 P85
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This 1995 Iraqi 250 Dinar note picturing Saddam Hussein was issued after Saddam's defeat in the First Gulf War.  Inflation was taking a serious toll on Iraq, so this new, higher denomination was needed.  At the time it was issued, it was the highest denomination note in circulation. It had an official exchange rate of over $750, however on the street it would buy only a few dollars worth of goods. The reverse of the note shows the frieze from the Liberty Monument in Baghdad.  Because of the United Nations embargo, the notes were printed locally on an offset press and lacked the anti-counterfeiting devices found on most banknotes today.
Item PM-IQ-250D IRAQ 250 DINAR NOTE, 1995 SADDAM P85 AU-UNC. $3.00
Item PM-IQ-250Dx10 10 of the above IRAQ 250 DINAR NOTES, 1995 AU-UNC. $19.50
Item PM-IQ-250Dx100 100 of the above IRAQ 250 DINAR NOTES, 1995 AU-UNC. $99.50



NEWNORTHERN IRELAND NOTE OF THE PROVINCIAL BANK OF IRELAND

Northern Ireland 1 Pound banknote, Provincial Bank of Ireland P247b
The Provincial Bank of Ireland was founded in 1825.  In 1966 it was merged with two other banks to form Allied Irish Banks, Ltd.. A single branch in Belfast kept the original name in order to continue the issuance of banknotes until 1982, when Allied Irish Banks began to issue notes under its own name.   Since then the bank has changed names a few more times. The front of this Provincial Bank of Ireland 1979 dated 1 Pound note pictures an Irish lad and the coats of arms of the six counties of Northern Ireland.  The back features The Girona, an oared fighting ship of the Spanish Armada, a gold Bible cover, candle sticks and a canon recovered from the ship.  The ship went down in a gale on the night of October 26, 1588 off Lacada Point in Northern Ireland with a loss of some 1300 lives and a huge amount of treasure.  The wreck was rediscovered in 1966, resulting in the largest Spanish Armada treasure ever salvaged.  Much of the treasure is now displayed in the Ulster Museum in Belfast.  The note has the watermark of the Allied Irish Banks emblem.
Item PM-NO.IRE-P247 NORTHERN IRELAND 1 POUND NOTE P247b 1979 UNC. $35.00



FAMOUS ITALIANS ON BEAUTIFUL BANKNOTES

 Italy 1000 Lire Marco Polo (1982) P109Italy 2000 Lire Marconi (1990) P115
Famous Italians and their works were featured on Italian banknotes prior to the introduction of the Euro in 2002. The attractive, reasonably priced, notes are popular with collectors throughout the world.   The 1982 dated 1000 Lire note depicts Marco Polo and the Doge’s Palace in Venice on the back.     Italy’s final 2000 Lire note was issued in 1990. Inventor Guglielmo Marconi is depicted on the front.  Marconi won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his development of long distance radio and ship to shore radio.  The back depicts radio towers, a ship and an early radio  With the introduction of the Euro all of the notes became obsolete and were withdrawn from circulation and destroyed.
Item PM-IT-MARCO ITALY 1000 LIRE NOTE MARCO POLO (1982)  P109 AU-UNC $3.00
Item PM-IT-MARCONI ITALY 2000 LIRE NOTE MARCONI (1990) P115 XF-AU $5.00


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NORTH KOREAN NOTE HONORS DICTATOR KIM IL-SUNG

North Korea 100 Won banknote, 1978 P22
North Korea honored their dictator Kim Il-sung on their 1978 100 Won note.  It was the highest denomination issued by North Korea and the first time he appeared on a note.  The front includes his portrait surrounded by a garland of Siebold Magnolias, the national flower of North Korea. The North Korean arms are to the upper left.  The back features Kim Il-sung's birthplace in Mangyongdae. The note measures 169x84mm and is Uncirculated.
Item PM-KP-100W NORTH KOREA 100 WON NOTE, 1978 P22 UNC. $4.00



SCARCE NORTH KOREAN BANKNOTE SET  Restocked

North Korea set of 3 Banknotes 5 - 50 Won P58-P60
This set of 3 North Korean banknotes includes the 5, 10 and 50 Won dated 2002.  The notes were not released until 2009 when North Korea recalled and revalued its currency, wiping out the savings of most of it citizens.  The  notes Won depicts stern faced North Koreans staring into their bleak future. The 5 won depicts a student and a scientist on the front and the Hwanggang hydroelectric dam the back. The 10 Won features a soldier, sailor and pilot on the front and the Korean War Victory Monument on the back.  The front of the 50 Won depicts 3 women representing an engineer, farmer and an intellect.  The back features the Party Foundation Monument.   The notes all have watermarks of the Siebold-Magnolia which is the national flower of North Korea.
Item PM-KP-SET3 NORTH KOREA 3 NOTE SET 5 - 100 WON 2002 (2009) P58-P60 AU-UNC. $7.00



BEAUTIFUL OLD BANKNOTE OF THE KINGDOM OF LAOS

Laos 100 Kip note, (1957) P6
Original pack of 20 Laos 100 Kip (1957) P6
Laos 1 Kip note, (1962) P8

This beautiful and colorful Laotian 100 Kip note printed by the Bank of France was introduced in 1957.  The front features King Sisavang Vong, a chalice and Naga Dragons.  The back includes a woman in traditional costume with a bowl of roses.  Erawan, the three headed elephant appears in the coat of arms in the watermark. The large size note measures 170x107mm.  The note is Uncirculated but has staple holes as that is how they were often distributed the National Bank. We have a few original National Bank of Laos packs of 20 of the 100 Kip notes which we can offer at a wholesale price. I suspect few packs of these high denomination notes have survived.  Also available is the small Kingdom of Laos 1 Kip note released by the National Bank in 1962.  The brown note features a stylized mythological figure on the front and Erawan, the three headed elephant on the back.  The note measures 100x60mm
Item PM-LA-100K KINGDOM OF LAOS 100 KIP BANKNOTE (1957) P6 AU-UNC.-staple hole $15.00
Item PM-LA-100Kx10 ORIGINAL PACK OF 10 LAOS 100 KIP BANKNOTES (1957) P6 AU-UNC.-staple hole $69.00
Item PM-LA-1KIP KINGDOM OF LAOS 1 KIP BANKNOTE P8 (1962) UNC. $2.00


 PATHET LAO LIBERATION BANKNOTE

Laos 10 Kip banknote (1968) P20
In April 1968, the communist Pathet Lao forces introduced new banknotes notes in the areas of the Laos that they controlled.  Following their victory in 1975 the notes were used throughout Laos.  The red 10 Kip depicts nurses with patients and soldiers planting bamboo booby-traps.
Item PM-LA-10K PATHET LAO 10 KIP NOTE (Nurses) FROM ABOVE SET $3.00




LAO PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC NOTE SET

Laos 6 note set, 1 - 100 Kip 1979 P25=P30
In 1979 Laos introduced new notes to replace the Pathet Lao Liberation notes. The new notes continued to reflect the theme of Laotians at work. Also included is the national emblem on the front of each note. The 1 Kip depicts parading soldiers and students in school.  The 5 Kip shows shoppers in a store and logging elephants. The 10 Kip pictures workers at a lumber mill on one side; doctors performing surgery and a nurse checking a child on the other. The 20 Kip depicts a military tank, soldiers and a patrol boat on the Mekong River on the front and workers in a textile mill on the back.  The 50 Kip features farmers planting rice and the Nam Ngum hydroelectric dam. It was the first hydroelectric dam built in Laos.  It supplies most of Laos's electricity and sale of its electricity to Thailand is one of Laos's largest exports. The 100 Kip depicts farmers harvesting grain and a soldier guarding storage tanks.
Item PM-LA-SET79 LAOS 6 NOTE SET 1-100 KIP 1979 P25-30 UNC. $7.50


SCARCE, HISTORIC INTERWAR PERIOD LATVIAN NOTE

Latvia 50 Latu note, 1934 P20 depicts Karlis Ulmanis
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This historic Latvia 50 Latu note depicting Kārlis Ulmanis is dated 1934, the year Ulmanis made himself dictator of Latvia. The note was a considerable sum of money when issued, equivalent to about $300 today.  Ulmanis fled Latvia after the 1905 Revolution in Russia and moved to the United States where he earned a Bachelor degree at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and later ran a dairy business in Houston, Texas.  He returned to Latvia in 1913.  In 1918 he helped Latvia achieve independence and served at its first Prime Minister.  He served in various positions in later administrations as well.  In 1934 he led a bloodless coup.  Political parties and the parliament were dissolved, opposition politicians and government officials were locked up.  Ulmanis ruled by decree and made himself both President and Prime Minister, which was a violation of the constitution. In 1940 Latvia was occupied by the Soviet Union.  Though he cooperated with the Soviets, he was forced to resign and was arrested then imprisoned.  He died in 1942 while he and other prisoners were being evacuated ahead of approaching Nazi troops.  Thus, Ulmanis was both the first and last Prime Minister of Latvia during its brief period of independence between World War I and World War II.   The note also includes a watermark of Milda, the Latvian maiden that serves as a symbol of the nation.  The back includes the arms of Latvia.
Item PM-LV-50L LATVIA 50 LATU 1934 P20 Fine $35.00





YEAR OF THE PIG NOTES FROM MACAU

Macao 10 Patacas Bank of China Year of the Pig
Macao 10 Patacas Banco Nacional Ultramarino Year of the Pig
The two banks that issue currency in Macao, the Bank of China and the Banco Nacional Ultramarino, each a released 10 Patacas banknote honoring the Year of the Pig for 2019.  Both notes have similar designs.  The front of both notes include a stylized pig, bird and flowers, a Chinese zodiac and a color-shifting gold "10".  The backs depict the headquarters building for the issuing bank, children with fireworks outside the A-Ma temple, and the stylized pig, bird and flowers.  Security features include both a security thread and watermarks.  Both notes were printed by Hong Kong Printing Ltd. The last five digits of the serial numbers will match.
Item PM-MO-PIG MACAO SET OF TWO YEAR OF THE PIG (2019) NOTES, UNC. $15.00





WHEN A COMPANY RAN A COUNTRY  -  THE MOZAMBIQUE COMPANY

Mozambique 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 1929 the Mozambique Company took over the issuance of currency within its territory. Most of the company's trade was with the British colonies so  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.     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 Company was recalled and 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.  Both notes are punch cancelled "PAGO 5.11.1942"  (PAID November 5, 1942), which was shortly after the Company lost its concession.   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-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



NEWNETHERLANDS ANTILLES BANKNOTES FEATURE SHIPS, AIRPLANE

Netherlands Antilles 1 Gulden and 2 1/2 Gulden banknotes, 1970 P20a & P21a
The Netherlands Antilles consisted of the Dutch territories in the Caribbean, including Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Sint Maarten, Saba and Sint Eustatius. Though the Netherlands Antilles were officially dissolved in 2010, Curacao and Sint Maarten continue to use Netherlands Antilles coins and currency due to a disagreement over the details of a replacement currency.  These 1970 Netherlands Antilles 1 and 2 1/2 Guilden notes were the last notes of those denominations. The red 1 Gulden note depicts the  harbor at Willemstad, Curacao with a number of cargo ships. The blue 2 1/2 Gulden note pictures an ALM Antillean Airlines DC-9-15 jet in flight.  The jet, a hand-me-down from KLM Royal Dutch Airlines had entered the service for ALM in 1969, replacing propeller planes.  It was considered a sign of modernity, hence its placement on the banknote.  The airline went bankrupt and ceased operations in 2001. The back of both notes features the coat-of-arms and a geometric pattern.
Item PM-AN-1G NETHERLANDS ANTILLES 1 GULDEN 1970 P20a UNC. $9.75
Item PM-AN-2.5G NETHERLANDS ANTILLES 2 1/2 GULDEN 1970 P21a UNC. $12.50





POLYMER ROMANIAN BANKNOTE COMMEMORATES ECLIPSE

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



CZARIST AND BOLSHEVIK 5 RUBLE NOTES OF RUSSIA

Russia 5 Rubles note, 1909 P35Russia 5 Rubles note, 1909 P35
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World War I brought the fall Russian Empire.  Initially the new Russian governments issued banknotes utilizing the same date and designs as the Czarist issues, making only a change in the serial number.  The beautiful blue and pink Russian 5 Ruble note dated 1909 was first issued by the government of Czar Nicholas II.  When first issued it was equivalent to 3.87 grams of gold, which is worth about $160 today! The large vertical format note is 99mm x 158mm.  The design incorporates the Romanov Imperial Eagle on both sides. The notes issued by the Czarist government had a full serial number consisting of two letters and six digits.  After the fall of the Czar in 1917 the notes continued to be issued by both the Provisional Russian Government and the Bolsheviks, still dated 1909, but with only a series number consisting of two letters and 3 digits instead of a serial number.  They are large, impressive. large pieces of historical currency from a turbulent time in Russian history.
Item PM-RU-5R-CZAR RUSSIA-CZARIST 5 RUBLES 1909 serial number P10 F-VF $6.00
Item PM-RU-5R-BOLSH RUSSIA-BOLSHEVIK 5 RUBLES 1909 series number P35 VF $5.00




NEWLENIN CHILDREN'S FUND NOTES

Soviet Union, V. I. Lenin Children's Fund 1 & 5 Rubles notes 1988
These unusual notes were issued by the Soviet Union's V. I. Lenin Children's Fund in 1988.  For many years the Soviet Union did not allow for private charities. The government was supposed to take care of everyone so officially there was no need for charities.  The fallacy of this policy became increasingly clear as the Soviet Union opened up under Mikhail Gorbachev's reforms in the 1980's and independent charities were again permitted.  One the earliest and largest of the new charities was the Lenin Children's Fund. It was organized in October 1987 with the support of many top government officials, including Gorbachev himself.  The organization took the name of a similar charity that had been abolished by the government in 1938, ostensibly because all orphaned children were safely under government care. On the national level it advocated policies to better support and care for abandoned children.  On the local level it built children's homes and provided resources to orphanages and needy children. During the first two years of its existence it was one of the most successful charities in Russia, raising over 200 million rubles through a variety of activities including a Christmas telethon and a weeklong rock music festival.  The success however was short-lived.  In 1990-91 the fund received considerable negative publicity from its Leningrad branch, with reports of cruelty to children, wasteful spending and authoritarian management.  Other branches suffered problems due to the lack of experience in operating a charity.  And with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 the name Lenin Children's Fund became a liability.  These 1988 dated 1 and 5 Ruble notes were issued by the organization in exchange for donations for building new children's homes.  The brown 1 Ruble depicts a cute young girl and children playing. The blue 5 Ruble features children skiing. The backs summarize some of charities activities. The watermarked notes are 152 x 60mm and were printed by Goznak State Printer.
Item PM-RU-CHILD1 USSR LENIN CHILDREN'S FUND 1 RUBLE 1988 NOTE XF-AU $3.50
Item PM-RU-CHILD5 USSR LENIN CHILDREN'S FUND 5 RUBLES 1988 NOTE XF-AU $4.50




LENIN ON TRANSITIONAL RUSSIAN BANKNOTE

Russia 500 Rubles note, 1992 P249
Vladimir Lenin is featured on this 1992 transitional banknote of the Russian Federation.  The note was issued shortly after the collapse of Union on December 26, 1991 and before new banknote designs could be prepared.  The note is a slightly modified version of the 1991 Soviet 500 Ruble note.  The front of the features a portrait of Lenin, the arms of the Soviet Union and the legend reads that it is a "State banknote of the U.S.S.R.".  The back has a view of Kremlin.  The main difference is that on the back the note is dated 1992 and has a guilloche in the watermark area.  It is a colorful and unusual transitional note bearing the name of a country that no longer existed when it was issued.
Item PM-RU-500R RUSSIA 500 RUBLES NOTE, 1992 P249 UNC. $7.00



PRETTY & SCARCE RWANDAN BANKNOTE


Rwanda 5000 Francs note, 1998
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The Rwanda 1998 Rwanda 5000 Francs was one of the first notes issued after the Rwandan Genocide in 1994 and was the highest denomination the country had ever issued. The front depicts the highly regarded traditional Intore dance. The back depicts the National Bank Building. The Uncirculated note incorporates watermarks in the design.  It is a scarce and attractive note.
Item PM-RW-5000F RWANDA 5000 FRANCS 1998 P28 UNC. $29.50


SCARCE ST. HELENA BANKNOTE FEATURE SAILING SHIPS

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




NEWROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND 1 POUND NOTE

Royal Bank of Scotalnd 1 Pound note 1981 P336a
The Royal Bank of Scotland is the second oldest bank in Scotland and one of the three note issuing banks in Scotland. It was founded in 1727.  In 1728 it was the first bank to offer overdrafts.  In the early 21st century it overextended itself in an attempt to expand internationally and in 2008 had to be bailed out by the British government, who still owns a majority of the bank. This 1 Pound note of the Royal Bank of Scotland is dated January 10, 1981.  To the right is a watermark of Adam Smith.  On the left is the bank's coat of arms.  The back pictures Edinburgh Castle. 
Item PM-SCOT-P336 SCOTLAND 1 POUND NOTE P336a 1981 UNC. $32.50


WARLORD NOTE OF SOMALIA

Somalia - Mogadishu North warlord 50 N.Shillin note of Ali Mahdi Mohammed
After the overthrow of the government of Somalia in 1991 the country quickly collapsed into anarchy as various warlords attempted to establish dominance.  The United States sent troops into Somalia to try to stop the fighting, but with little success. This attractive 50 N.Shilin note was issued by Ali Mahdi Mohammed, a warlord who controlled northern Mogadishu.  The note was made to pay his troops who were battling Mohammed Farah Aideed in the “Banana War”.  The war was about who got to collect the taxes on Somalia’s banana exports! The scarce, multi-colored note shows a man working a loom on the front.  The back shows a banana plant and a young person leading a donkey carrying three children. The note is dated 1991, but was issued later.  We offer the note at far less than its $15 catalog value.
Item PM-SO-PR2 SOMALIA 50 N.SHILLIN WARLORD NOTE PR2 UNC. $4.00



BANKNOTE OF SECOND SPANISH REPUBLIC  Restocked

Spain 25 Pesetas 1928 (1934) P74b
The Second Spanish Republic was proclaimed April 14, 1930 when King Alfonso XIII fled into exile. The Republic suffered instability and revolts until it was finally defeated in the Spanish Civil War by the Nationalists under Francisco Franco in 1939.  This 25 Pesetas note issued by the Bank of Spain is dated August 15, 1928, when Spain was still a monarchy, but it was not actually released until some years later during the Republic.  The front of the note pictures 17th century Spanish playwright and poet Pedro Calderón de la Barca.  At the center is the monument to Calderón in the Plaza de Santa Ana in Madrid.  The back depicts a scene from one of his plays.
Item PM-ES-25P SPAIN 25 PESETAS NOTE 1928 P74b Fine NOTE PR2 UNC. $7.00






ATTRACTIVE NEW SUDAN NOTE FEATURES GOLD BARS & BOAT

Sudan 50 Pounds 2018 banknote
The front of this attractive new 2018 Sudan 50 Pound note features a stack of gold bars (maybe to make people think the currency is worth something), the Central Bank building and a map of Sudan.  The back depicts a sailing boat and a heard of camels. The note utilizes the two official languages of Sudan, the front is in Arabic, the back in English.  The colorful note includes many sophisticated anti-counterfeiting devices including a foil strip with holographic images, front/back registration and a watermark.
Item PM-SD-50P SUDAN 50 POUNDS NOTE, 2018 AU-UNC. $15.00


ATTRACTIVE WORLD WAR I ERA UKRAINE NOTE

Ukraine 1000 Kabovantsiv (1918) P35
This attractive, large (191x120mm), 1000 Karbovantsiv note was issued in 1918 during Ukraine's brief period of independence following the collapse of Czarist Russia during World War I.  The undated note features two allegorical women and the emblem of the Ukrainian People's Republic, which is still used by Ukraine today.  In 1920, after two years of civil wars and foreign intervention, Ukraine was forcibly incorporated into the Soviet Union.
Item PM-UA-1000K UKRAINE 1000 KARBOVANTSIV (1918) P35 XF-AU $35.00



NEWUNITED STATES FRACTIONAL CURRENCY

United States 10 Cents fractional currency note, 4th series, 1863 P115United States 10 Cents fractional currency note, 5th series, P122United States 25 Cents fractional currency note, 5th series, P123
Due to a severe shortage of coins caused by hoarding during the Civil War, the United States government issued currency in denominations of less than a dollar called fractional currency. According to the legends on the back of the notes they could be redeemed for United States Stamps or could be exchanged for United States notes in amounts of not less than 3 Dollars.
The 10 Cent note, dated March 3, 1863 was part of the fourth series of fractional notes, which continued to be issued as late as 1875.  The front depicting Liberty and a large red treasury seal was printed by the American Bank Note Company in New York.  The green back was printed by the National Bank Note Company in New York.  Two firms were used as a security measure to prevent unauthorized issues.
The 10  Cent and 25 Cent notes of the Series of 1874 (Fifth Series) were the last fractional notes of the United States.  The 25 Cent note depicts Robert Walker, who was Secretary of the Treasury from 1845 to 1849 under President Polk.  During his administration he was involved in a bank scandal in which large sums of money were withdrawn from the army and deposited in a private bank which used the money to invest in stocks.  He also was a Senator from Mississippi and served as Kansas Territorial governor. The 10 Cent note depicts William M. Meredith who succeeded Robert Walter as Secretary of the Treasury from 1849 to 1850, under President Zachery Taylor.  Meredith graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at age 13 in 1812 and went on to be a successful lawyer.  He died in 1873 and was honored on the note the following year.  The front of the notes were printed by th Bureau of Prionting and Engraving.  The green back was printed by the Columbian Bank Note Company in Washington DC.  
Item PM-US-10C63 UNITED STATES 10 CENTS NOTE 1863 P115 F-VF $39.95
Item PM-US-10C74 UNITED STATES 10 CENTS NOTE 1874 P122 F-VF $38.95
Item PM-US-25C74 UNITED STATES 25 CENTS NOTE 1874 P123 F-VF $39.95



ATTRACTIVE & UNUSUAL VENEZUELAN BANKNOTES Restocked  Price Reduced!

Venezuela currency set: 2 - 100 Bolivares, FrontVenezuela currency set: 2 - 100 Bolivares, Back
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This full set recent banknotes from Venezuela is both attractive and unusual.  The notes are unusual in that they are issued in both the vertical and horizontal format.  The front of the note is vertical and features a national hero.  The back is horizontal and features native wildlife.  The 2012 2 Bolivares features Francisco de Miranda and a small vignette of a ship on the front. Miranda helped Venezuela to obtain its independence from Spain, only to be betrayed by fellow revolutionary Simon Bolivar. The back pictures two Tonijas, also known as Orinico River Dolphins.  The front of 2011 5 Bolivares features "Negro Primero", also known as Pedro Camejo.  Born a slave, he joined the revolution against Spain and became a brave and skillful army officer, until dying in battle in 1821.  The back of the note features two Giant Armadillo.  The 2014 10 Bolivares depicts Guaicaipuro, who led a coalition of tribes against the Spanish conquest of Venezuela in the 16th century. The back pictures an American Harpy Eagle with the Ucaima Falls in the background.  Luisa Cáceres de Arismendi, is on the 2013 20 Bolivares.  In 1814, at age 15, she married the 39 year old General Juan Bautista Arismendi, who was fighting for Venezuela’s independence from Spain. A few months later the pregnant Luisa was captured by the Spanish in order to exert pressure on her husband.  She was imprisoned in a dark dungeon and given poor food, but did not betray her husband.  Her child died at birth due to the poor prison conditions.  In 1816 Spanish put her on a ship to Spain, however the ship was attacked by privateers, and she and the other passengers were stranded in the Azores.  She was eventually taken to Spain.  All this time she had no communication with her husband, family or friends.  In 1818 she escaped to the United States and from there eventually made it back to Venezuela and to her husband.  She went on to have a total of eleven children. Quite an adventure!   The back depicts two Hawksbill turtles and the Macanao Mountains.  The 2016 50 Bolivares pictures Venezuelan philosopher and educator Simón Rodríguez.  A Spectacled Bear is on the back.  Simon Bolivar, who led the fight for the independence of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia depicted on the front of the 2015 100 Bolivares.  Venezuela’s currency is named after him.  The back features a pair of Red Siskin birds.  On December 12, 2016 the government suddenly demonetized the 100 Bolivares notes, giving citizens two days to redeem their currency.  It was the highest denomination and made up a majority of the value of currency in circulation. The banks of course were not prepared, creating vast chaos.  The government claimed the move was to stop speculators and smugglers.  In reality it mainly hurts the poor who are do most of their transactions in cash, keep what little savings they have in cash and are unable to invest in property, gold or foreign currency.  The notes all measure 69x157mm.  The six notes are all of the denominations issued as of December 1, 2016.   The six note set has a current catalog value of $61.50. Because of the recent fall in the value of the Bolivar we can offer the complete set of these beautiful notes at a much better price.
Item PM-VE-SET6-11  VENEZUELA 6 NOTE SET: 2 - 100 BOLIVARES 2011-2015 P88-P93 UNC. $6.00



INFLATION NOTES FROM VENEZUELA   Price Reduced!

Venezuela 2016 inflation currency set: 500 - 20,00 Bolivares, FronVenezuela 2016 inflation currency set: 500 - 20,00 Bolivares, Back
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By December 2016 Venezuela's inflation had spiraled out of control. In a desperate move the government suddenly demonetized the 100 Bolivares note, which was the highest denomination then in circulation.  The 100 Bolivares made up almost half of the value of currency in circulation. A new series of higher denomination notes, ranging from 500 to 20,000 Bolivares was introduced. Citizens were given 2 days to exchange their 100 Bolivar notes for higher denomination notes.  Unfortunately, the government did not have sufficient supplies of the new notes, resulting in chaos, confusion and hardships, especially for the poor who do their transactions in cash and had most of their meager savings in 100 Bolivares notes.  Those with close government or bank connections were spared the hardships.  The new notes utilized same designs as the notes that were already in circulation, but had higher denominations and different colors. The design of the 2 Bolivares was used on the 500 Bolivares, the 5 Bolivares design became the 1000 Bolivares, the 10 Bolivares design was used on the 2000 Bolivares,  the 20 Bolivares design was recycled on the new 5000 Bolivares, the 50 Bolivares design became the new 10,000 Bolivares and the 100 Bolivares design became the new 20,000 Bolivares. Even with the values increasing by 200 to 250 fold, the notes do not keep up with the rapidly increasing prices.   The notes are all dated August 18, 2016 and measure 69x157mm.  They represent a desperate measure by a desperate government that destroyed what was once one of the prosperous nations in South America.
Item PM-VE-SETINFLAT VENEZUELA 6 INFLATION NOTE SET: 500 - 20,000 BOLIVARES 2016 UNC. $12.00



VENEZUELA 100,000 BOLIVARES INFLATION NOTE  Price Reduced!

Venezuela 100,000 Bolivares 2017 banknoteVenezuela 100,000 Bolivares 2017 banknoteVenezuela introduced a new high denomination 100,000 Bolivares banknote in November 2017 in response to the countries hyperinflation brought on by the governments economic and political mismanagement.  The Simon Bolivar is on the front of the note in a vertical format, and Red siskin birds are on the back in a horizontal format.  The same design was used on the previous 20,000 Bolivares and 100 Bolivares notes, but in a different color.  In an effort to disguise the galloping inflation, the denomination is spelled out in words, rather than the full numerical value. The notes are apparently in short supply "due to a shortage of paper" according to the government.  The note is expected to be replaced soon as Venezuela recently announced that it will revalue its currency.
Item PM-VE-100K VENEZUELA 100,000 BOLIVARES NOTE, 2017 UNC. $5.00


VENEZUELA'S NEW CURRENCY

Fronts of Venezuela 2018 Bolivar Soberano banknotesBacks of Venezuela 2018 Bolivar Soberano banknotes
On August 20, 2018 Venezuela did a 100,000 to 1 revaluation, replacing the worthless Bolivar Fuerte (Strong Bolivar) with the Bolivar Soberano (Sovereign Bolivar).  The value of the Bolivar Soberano is supposedly tied to the a crypto-currency created by the government of Venezuela called the Petro, with 1 Petro being equivalent to 1 barrel of oil.  In reality the currency was not tied to anything.  The socialist government of Venezuela continued its disastrous political and economic policies, resulting in frequent blackouts. lack of running water, and continued hyper-inflation in Venezuela, which some estimate at a million percent per year.  Eight denominations of Bolivar Soberano notes were released.  Like previous issues the fronts are in a vertical  format and depict national heroes.  The backs are in a horizontal format and depict native wildlife and national parks.    The 500 Bolivars depicts Simon Bolivar and the Venezuelan Troupial, which is the national bird.  The 200 Bolivars features Francisco de Miranda and the Military Macaw. The 100 Bolivars depicts Ezequiel Zamora and a Brown Spider Monkey.  It was nominated for the Banknote of the Year award.  The 50 Bolivars pictures Antionio Jose de Sucre and an Oncilla (tiger cat or Cunaguaro). The 20 Bolivars portrays Simon Rodriguez and a Jaguar. The 10 Bolivars depicts Rafael Urdaneta and a Giant Anteater.  The 5 Bolivars pictures José Felix Ribas and a Veragua stubfoot toad (Atelopus cruciger).  The 2 Bolivars features Josefa Camejo and a Yellow-crowned Amazon Parrot.  The lower denomination notes are difficult to obtain as many people refuse to accept them due to their minimal buying power - the effort spent counting the notes is more than the notes are worth!  With increasing hyper-inflation,  political and economic instability in Venezuela the notes may not be around for long.
Item PM-VE-SOB VENEZUELA 8 NOTE BOLIVAR SOBERANO SET (2018) AU-UNC. $15.00


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LAST BANKNOTE OF SOUTH VIETNAM FEATURES ELEPHANTS

South Vietnam 1000 Dong note P34
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This undated 1000 Dong banknote of South Vietnam was released in 1972, three years before the country fell to the communist North Vietnam.  It was one of the last notes issued by South Vietnam.  The front depicts Independence Palace in Saigon, now known as Reunification Palace  The Palace served as the home for the President of South Vietnam.  It was built on the site of the old Norodom Palace, which was heavily damaged in 1962 when it was bombed by South Vietnamese Air Force pilots attempting to assassinate President Ngo Dinh Diem.  On April 30, 1975 a North Vietnamese tank crashed through the gates of the palace, bringing an end to the Vietnam War.  The back of the note depicts three working elephants and their trainers.  The note has a watermark of the head of a young woman.
Item PM-SVN-1000D SOUTH VIETNAM 1000 DONG NOTE (1972) P34 AU-UNC $6.00


ATTRACTIVE SOCIALIST VIETNAM BANKNOTES

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


POLYMER NOTE SET FROM VIET NAM

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


ATTRACTIVE COMMEMORATIVE POLYMER NOTE FROM SAMOA

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


BEAUTIFUL OLD BANKNOTES OF THE KINGDOM OF YUGOSLAVIA

Yugoslavia 100 Dinara banknote, 1929 P27b
Between World War I and World War II the Kingdom of Yugoslavia issued some impressive, large and beautiful multi-colored banknotes.   The front of the 1929 100 Dinara depicts a seated woman holding a sword, overlooking a village on a bay with boats on the water.  The back includes three sailboats and a young man with fruit leaning on the arms of Yugoslavia. The note is 168 x 101mm Both notes have a watermark of Alexander I, who was king at the time.
Item PM-YU-100D YUGOSLAVIA 100 DINARA BANKNOTE 1929 P27b VF-XF 8.00



TESLA HONORED ON YUGOSLAVIAN BANKNOTE

Nikola Tesla pictured on Yugoslavia 5000 Dinara 1993 currency
Nikola Tesla was one of the great pioneers in electricity. His inventions in electrical generation and power transmission give us the alternating current electricity we use today. He was a man of many nations. He was born in Croatia to Serbian parents, studied in Austria and Czechoslovakia then went to the United States where he did most of his inventing. The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia honored him with this this 1993 5000 Dinara banknote. The reverse pictures the Tesla Museum in Belgrade. The  note circulated only briefly due to Yugoslavia's severe inflation at the time.
Item PM-YU-TESLA YUGOSLAVIA 5000 DINARA BANKNOTE 1993 P128 VF $2.00

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ZIMBABWE TRILLION DOLLAR BILLS!

Zimbabwe $10 Trillion Dollars banknote 2008, P88Zimbabwe $100 Trillion Dollars banknote 2008, P91
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On January 16. 2009 Zimbabwe released the highest denomination notes ever issued by a national government, including the $10 Trillion and the infamous $100 Trillion dollar bills.  Despite the government "outlawing inflation" (which is about as effective as outlawing the tides from rising), inflation soared to an estimated 231 million percent per year in 2008, the highest ever in history.  Rather than attempting to solve the problem the government just kept printing money in order to pay the army and government employees.   There was a severe shortage of everything, except freshly printed bills. The notes circulated for only about 2 weeks before being replaced.  On February 2, 2009 Zimbabwe did a Trillion to 1 currency revaluation and the short-lived notes were replaced.  About the same time, Zimbabwe’s citizens were allowed to use foreign currencies and the discredited Zimbabwe dollar ceased to be used.  The front of the notes picture the Chiremba Balancing Rocks. The back of each note features two vignettes of Zimbabwe.  They are a fascinating lesson on what happens when the government creates too much money. The notes are Uncirculated and guaranteed to be genuine.  
Item PM-ZW-$10TRL ZIMBABWE $10 TRILLION NOTE 2008, P88 UNC. $9.75
Item PM-ZW-$100TRIL ZIMBABWE $100 TRILLION NOTE 2008, P91 UNC. $99.00


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

Zimbabwe 5 & 20 Litres petrol and diesel ration coupons
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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



BULK CURRENCY LOTS

Lot 50 Different World Banknotes Collecting banknotes is a colorful, fun and educational way to learn about the world.   Each note is a small piece of art that reflects what each country feels are its important cultural aspects. These sets are a great for starting or expanding your collection. These sets contain attractive and colorful notes from throughout the world.  The lots of 50 different and 100 different 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.  The 100 Different set includes the notes that are in the 50 Different set. 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 and each set comes with a listing of the notes included in the set (click on link in text to see the listing of notes).
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

NEWMORE BULK BANKNOTE LOTS


200 Different world banknotesWe have two nice selections of world banknotes that are mostly different than the sets listed above. The set of 200 Different world banknotes lot is most impressive.  It contains a wide variety of notes, both circulated and Uncirculated, including some scarcer issues and popular polymer notes.  The notes in the 100 Different set are all Uncirculated.
Item LOTPM200B 200 Different world banknotes, Circulated and Uncirculated $89.50
Item LOTPM50B 50 Different world banknotes, Uncirculated $19.50


A small sampling of the 200 Different World Banknotes set

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