Libya has not long issued its first polymer banknote. It’s a 1 dinar note, printed by de la Rue, commemorating
the 8th Anniversary of the revolution which toppled the 40 year rule of Colonel
Muhammar Gadaffi in 2011 (P-New). The front features a view of the Central Bank of Libya while
on the back we find illustrations of the Brega Oil Refinery alongside the Arch of Marcus Aurelius in
Tripoli. A large see through panel serves as a security feature. Uncirculated.
This group of 13 different North Korea notes actually comprises 2 sets - One a set of 10 Specimens
issued between 2002 and 2013 and a set of 3 notes issued to mark the 70th Anniversary of the country
1948-2008. All are in Crisp Uncirculated condition. The group of Specimens comprises the 5, 10, 50,
100, 200, 500,1000, 2000 and 2 different 5000 won with one featuring a portrait of the current North
Korean leader’s father Kim Jong-Il who lead the country from 1994 until his death in 2011. The second
set marking the 70th Anniversary of the country’s foundation comprises the 500, 1000 and 2000 won
with an overprint over the watermark area. Bumper North Korea, 13 different notes.
Several banks have issued banknotes for Hong Kong in the past. This included the Chartered Bank
10 dollars dated 1981 (P77b) They are coloured bright green with a stylised carp on the front. The
Arms of the bank and the Bank Headquarters appears on the back. Crisp EF.
For quite a few years now the banknotes issued by Vietnam have been printed on polymer plastic.
Yet in 2016 a new 100 Dong note was issued, bigger than normal and printed on paper. It was
issued to mark the 55th Anniversary of National Banking in Vietnam 1961-2016. Ho Chi Minh is on
the front and a view of the bank headquarters in Hanoi is on the back. Uncirculated.