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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  In 1993 the note was suddenly withdrawn and declared worthless.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



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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NEWRARE KOSOVO BANKNOTES


Kosovo 10 Dinare banknote 1999Kosovo 25 Dinare 1999 regular overprint issueKosovo 50 Dinare 1999 regular overprint issue
Kosovo regular overprint notes
Kosovo 50 Dinare note with overprint errorKosovo 50 Dinare note with overprint error
Kosovo overprint error notes

Kosovo was a province of Serbia that is made up of primarily Muslim ethnic Albanians.  In 1998 fighting broke out between Serb armed forces and ethnic Albanian militias that supported independence or unification with Albania.  Atrocities were committed by both sides.  United States and NATO forces finally stepped in to stop the fighting.  It was during all this chaos these unusual banknotes were issued.  The notes were printed on obsolete 1992 Macedonian banknotes.  The notes dated April 1, 1999 were issued by the Provisional Bank of the Republic of Kosovo.  The 25, 50 and 100 Dinare notes have a black Albanian double-headed eagle printed on the front.   The 10 Dinare does not have an overprint on the front.  The backs of all the notes have legends in both of the main Albania dialects; Gheg, which is used by the ethnic Albanians in Kosovo, and Tosk, which is the "official" dialect of Albania.  The notes were sold to collectors as fundraisers for humanitarian efforts in Kosovo.  They are the only notes of Kosovo as Kosovo has not yet issued any coins or notes for circulation. They use Euros or Serbian Dinars.  Also available are a very limited number of notes with various overprint errors (crooked, off-center, parially printed, etc.)
Item PM-KOS-10D KOSOVO 10 DINARE NOTE 1999 UNC. $4.00
Item PM-KOS-10DERR KOSOVO 10 DINARE OVERPRINT ERROR NOTE 1999 UNC. $8.00
Item PM-KOS-25D KOSOVO 25 DINARE NOTE 1999 UNC. $5.00
Item PM-KOS-25DERR KOSOVO 25 DINARE OVERPRINT ERROR NOTE 1999 UNC. $8.00
Item PM-KOS-50D KOSOVO 50 DINARE NOTE 1999 UNC. $6.00
Item PM-KOS-50DERR KOSOVO 50 DINARE OVERPRINT ERROR NOTE 1999 UNC. $10.00
Item PM-KOS-100DERR KOSOVO 100 DINARE OVERPRINT ERROR NOTE 1999 UNC. $16.00
Item PM-KOS-500DERR KOSOVO 500 DINARE OVERPRINT ERROR NOTE 1999 UNC. $25.00




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


BEAUTIFUL OLD BANKNOTE OF THE KINGDOM OF LAOS

Laos 100 Kip note, (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.   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-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




NEWLEWES LOCAL CURRENCY

Lewes 10 Pounds 2008 local currency note
The town of Lewes, England introduced their own local currency in 2008 in an effort to "stimulate the local economy and help the environment" (though I am not sure how printing money helps the environment).  Lewes was one of the early issuers in the local currency movement which has gained popularity in recent years.  The Lewes Pound was sanctioned by the town council and is accepted at par with the English Pound by many merchants in the town.  Lewes is a town of about 18,000 in East Sussex.  The front of the 2008 Lewes 10 Pound note depicts the Lewes Castle and Thomas Paine, who lived in Lewes from 1768 to 1774.  After leaving Lewes, Thomas Paine went to America where his writings helped inspire the American Revolution.  The back depicts the Linklater Pavilion, a town social hall that can be rented out for events.  
Item PM-LEWES LEWES 10 POUNDS NOTE, 2008 UNC. $12.50



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 PR29 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.   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 .  The note is punch-cancelled "PAGO 5.11.1942"  (PAID November 5, 1942), which was shortly after the Company lost its concession.   The note wass were printed in London by Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co.   It is a fascinating note from a private company that was given control over a nation.
Item PM-MZ-R20C MOZAMBIQUE COMPANY 20 CENTAVOS BANKNOTE 1933 PR29 AU-UNC.-cancelled $12.00



NETHERLANDS 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



NEWSCARCE PORTUGUESE GUINEA BANKNOTES FEATURE SHIPS

Portuguese Guinea 50 Escudos note 1971 P44Portuguese Guinea 100 Escudos note 1971 P45
These Portuguese Guinea 1971 50 and 100 Escudos were the last banknotes issued before it became the independent nation of Guinea-Bissau in 1974.   The backs of both notes feature a woman looking out at ships through the ages.  Six ships, from ancient times to a modern ocean liner are depicted.  An additional sailing ship is included in the bank seal at the bottom left.  The front of both notes has a portrait and watermark of Nuno Tristao, a Portuguese slave trader and explorer who is traditionally credited with discovering Guinea, though most modern scholars now dismiss the claim.  Notes of Portuguese Guinea are exceedingly scarce.  These two notes together catalog for $170.00.  Due to a fortunate purchase we can offer these scarce and historic notes for substantially less.
Item PM-PGUIN-SET2 PORTUGUESE GUINEA 50 & 100 ESCUDOS NOTES, 1971 P44 & P45 UNC. $19.95
Item PM-PGUIN-SET2x5 5 SETS OF THE ABOVE 2 PORTUGUESE GUINEA NOTES UNC. (Total 10 notes, catalog value $850) $75.00


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WORLD WAR II PHILIPPINE GUERRILLA NOTES

World War Two Philippine Guerilla notes To finance their activities fighting the Japanese during World War II various guerrilla bands in the Philippines issued their own currency. The guerillas would set up currency boards which would issue notes. Anyone caught using the Japanese invasion money was severely punished. Generally, each province would have its own currency board.  The names of three members of the currency board would appear on each note, which was a very brave and brazen act of defiance against the Japanese invaders. The notes tend to be crude, as they were printed under rather unfavorable conditions with limited resources.  We are pleased to offer a set of 24 different World War II Philippine Guerilla notes.  The notes grade Very Good to Very Fine.  These notes are a historic vestige of the brave Filipinos who fought against the Japanese in World War II.
Item PM-PH-GUER24 24 DIFFERENT WORLD WAR II PHILIPPINE GUERILLA NOTES VG-VF $49.50



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




NEWRUSSIAN "BABYLONIAN" NOTES URGES "WORKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE!

Russia 1000 Rubles 1919 "Bablonian" Note with inscription "Workers of the world unite!" in 7 languanges
In 1919, after the Bolshevik victory in the Russian Revolution, the fledgling Russian Socialist Federated Soviet Republic, issued a series of currency notes with the inscriptions "WORKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE!" written in seven languages: Russian, German, French, Italian, Greek, English, Arabic, and Chinese. Because of the linguistic multiplicity, these notes are known as "Babylonians," a reference to the Biblical Tower of Babel.  The phrase is perhaps the most well-known line in the "Communist Manifesto", written in 1848 by Karl Mark and Friedrich Engels.   Also featured on the notes is the hammer and sickle within a wreath.  All three notes have a similar design featuring the inscriptions on one side and the denomination and date on the other.
Item PM-RU-1000R-19 R USSIA 1000 RUBLES NOTE 1919 P104 F "WORKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE! $15.00
Item PM-RU-500R-19 RUSSIA 500 RUBLES NOTE 1919 P103 F "WORKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE! $15.00
Item PM-RU-250R-19 RUSSIA 250 RUBLES NOTE 1919 P102 F "WORKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE! $15.00




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-92 RUSSIA 500 RUBLES NOTE, 1992 P249 UNC. $7.00




ROYAL 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




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



SWITZERLAND HONORS MATHEMATICIAN & PHYSICIST EULER

Switzerland 10 Francs banknote, 1980 Leonhard Euler P53b
Switzerland honored famed 18th century Swiss mathematician, physicist, geographer, logician and engineer Leonhard Euler.  He made many important mathematical discoveries including infinitesimal calculus and graph theory, as well as major advancements in mechanics, fluid dynamics, optics and astronomy.  Unable to secure a university position in his native Switzerland he spent most of his career in Russia and Prussia.  The front of this 1980 10 Franc note depicts Euler and has a watermark of him . The back is in vertical format and alludes to some of his work by depicting a water turbine, light rays through lenses and the Solar System.
Item PM-CH-10F SWITZERLAND 10 FRANCS NOTE P53b 1980 UNC. $32.00




PORTUGUESE TIMOR HONORS WORLD WAR II HERO

Portuguese Timor 2 Escudos banknote, 1967 P26a
Portuguese Timor, now the independent nation of East Timor, honored their World War II hero Dom Aleixo Corte-Real on this 1967 20 Escudos note.  A vignette and watermark of him wearing an impressive feather crown appears on the front of the note. He is the only native to be honored on a banknote of Portuguese Timor and one of the only World War II heroes to be honored on a banknote anywhere. Aleixo Corte-Real, also known as Dom Aleixo Timorese was born in 1886.  In 1912 he became the Liurai (chief) of the region of Ainaro.  He was a strong supporter of the Portuguese rule of Timor.  The Japanese invaded Portuguese Timor in 1942, even though Portugal was a neutral country during the war.  He led a major revolt against the Japanese until he was captured in 1943.  He refused to denounce the Portuguese flag, for which he and his family were killed by the Japanese.   The back of the note includes the Portuguese Imperial Arms and the seal of the Banco National Ultramarino which features a sailing ship.  The note measures 135 x 75mm and has a solid security thread.  Because Portuguese Timor was a small, isolated colony its notes are difficult to find.  The note is Uncirculated, but has minor brown stains from storage in the tropics.
Item PM-TP-20E PORTUGUESE TIMOR 20 ESCUDOS NOTE 1967 P26a UNC.-minor stains $5.00

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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 VF $30.00



UNITED STATES FRACTIONAL CURRENCY

United 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 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-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



NEWUTAH GOLDBACK NOTES - PRINTED ON 24 KARAT GOLD FOIL

Utah Goldback notes: 1, 5 & 10 Goldbacks printed on 25 karat gold foil
These attractive notes are printed on 24 karat gold foil. In 2011 Utah recognized certain types of gold as legal tender within the state.  To get around the problem of how to make small purchases something as valuable as gold, a private company recently issued these gold foil banknotes denominated in increments of 1/1000 troy ounce of gold. Each denomination has its own beautiful, unique design. The 1 Goldback contains 1/1000 troy ounce of gold and measures 66x117mm.  5 Goldbacks contains 1/200 troy ounce of gold and is 66x130mm.  10 Goldbacks contains 1/100 troy ounce of gold and is 66x143mm. The inscriptions on the notes indicate that they are a "voluntary local currency" "for circulation in Utah" and "Privately issued. Not U.S. Dollar Legal Tender".  The notes are printed on one side only with intricate designs using multiple colors.  They are an attractive and unusual form of currency.
Item UGOLD1 ONE 1 UTAH GOLDBACK NOTE, 2020 (1/1000 troy ounce gold) UNC. $8.00
Item UGOLD5 ONE 5 UTAH GOLDBACKS NOTE, 2020 (1/200 troy ounce gold) UNC. $25.00
Item UGOLD10 ONE 10 UTAH GOLDBACKS NOTE, 2020 (1/100 troy ounce gold) UNC. $47.00




ATTRACTIVE & UNUSUAL VENEZUELAN BANKNOTES   

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



VENEZUELA 100,000 BOLIVARES INFLATION NOTE  

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-SOB8 VENEZUELA 8 NOTE BOLIVAR SOBERANO SET (2018) AU-UNC. $15.00


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ATTRACTIVE SOCIALIST VIETNAM BANKNOTES

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


POLYMER NOTE SET FROM VIET NAM

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


ATTRACTIVE COMMEMORATIVE POLYMER NOTE FROM SAMOA

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

ZIMBABWE 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



NEWNEW ZIMBABWE 2020 BANKNOTES

Zimbabwe 10 Dollar note, 2020Zimbabwe 20 Dollar note, 2020
Zimbabwe recently released new 10 and 20 Zimbabwe Dollar notes dated 2020 in an attempt to re-establish their own currency.  Zimbabwe had a disastrous bout of hyperinflation between 2007 and 2009, with banknotes denominated as high as 100 Trillion Dollars.  Inflation was only brought under control when the Zimbabwe stopped issuing their own currency and switched to using foreign currencies, including the U.S. Dollar and South African Rand.  Recently Zimbabwe outlawed the use of foreign currency in order to introduce the new Zimbabwe Dollar.  The new currency has been met with widespread skepticism and distrust.  The new Zimbabwe Dollar is supposedly equivalent to a U.S. Dollar but since cannot be converted it trades for far less.  Inflation soared to over 700% in May 2020.   Like most modern Zimbabwe banknotes, the front of the new notes pictures the Chiremba Balancing Rocks.  The red 10 Dollar note depicts the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe building and a herd of Cape Buffalo on the back.  The blue 20 Dollar note depicts an elephant and Victoria falls on the back. 
Item PM-ZW-$10D ZIMBABWE 10 DOLLAR NOTE, 2020 UNC. $9.75
Item PM-ZW-$20D ZIMBABWE 20 DOLLAR NOTE, 2020 UNC. $15.00



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 LOTPM25 25 Different world banknotes, Uncirculated $9.95
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



BOOK: PAPER MONEY MESSAGES, A PICTORIAL PERSPECTIVE by Jeffrey Jerome Wing

Book: Paper Money Messages, A Pictorial Perspective by JEffrey Jerome Wing, Volume 2, NotgeldBook: Paper Money Messages, A Pictorial Perspective by JEffrey Jerome Wing, Volume 3, Christianity
These three richly illustrated volumes explore the symbolism, history, propaganda and economics behind the designs used on paper money.  All three  volumes are interesting, informative and filled with obscure and surprising information.  I highly recommend them for anyone interested in paper money, history, economics or politics or just easy reading.   The volumes are 8.5 x 11", softcover, color and are 242 to 256 pages.

Volume 2 (Notgeld)  covers German Notgeld notes, including politics, propaganda, inflation, superstitions and anti-Semitism on notes. Includes translations and explanations of the designs of hundreds of Notgeld notes, both scarce and common.  A great book to help understand many of the colorful but unusual designs found on German notgeld notes.  Even if you are not an active collector of Notgeld notes, you should get Volume 2, you will be suprised at what you learn and what there is on some of those notes. 

The recently released Volume 3 (Christianity) focuses on Christians as well as Christian images (and some non-Christian images) found on banknotes throughout the world.  Also included are stories about some of the many educators, explorers, evangelists, activists, scientists and medical professionals found on banknotes around the world.  It is a good read for anyone interested in history or banknotes and a great reference for both Christians and non-Christians.
Item BOOK-MESSAGES-2 PAPER MONEY MESSAGES, VOL. 2, NOTGELD, by Jeffrey Jerome Wing $49.99
 Item BOOK-MESSAGES-3 PAPER MONEY MESSAGES, VOL. 3, CHRISTIANITY, by Jeffrey Jerome Wing $49.99


FOR MORE PAPER MONEY, PLEASE CHECK OUT THE FOLLOWING:

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