Bolivia, or The Plurinational State of Bolivia as it now wishes to be known, has been issuing a wonderful new series of banknotes. The 50 bolivianos has recently been introduced.(P-New) The front features portraits of three important freedom fighters in Bolivia’s history.- Jose Manuel Baca Canoto, Bruno Racua and Pablo Zarate Willka. In the background an illustration of the Fortaleza de Inkallajta, an administrative centre on the eastern border of the Inca Empire. The back is charming featuring the extinct volcano of Nevado Sajama, the endangered Andean Flamingo and fields of quinoa. Crisp Uncirculated and limited availability.
The Solomon Islands issued a new polymer plastic note last year. It was issued to commemorate 40 years of independence.(P-New) The front is printed in vertical format and depicts a man blowing a conch shell The back in a more familiar horizontal format shows a turtle, a diver, and a family in a canoe near the seashore. Uncirculated.
Vanuatu has completed the transition from issuing its banknotes in paper and now uses polymer plastic. We offer here Uncirculated examples of the plastic 500 vatu issued in 2017 (P-New). The mauve polymer plastic 500 vatu is mauve and slightly reduced in size over the paper version. The same Melanesian man in on the front and a group of dancing boys on the back while another draws in the sand. Limited availability.