It’s not often you get the chance to include colour trials in your banknote collection. This is
because they are rarely available to the collector market. They tend to remain with the printers
or are destroyed. These colour trials from Croatia, I think you will agree are pretty exotic
What are colour trials? Well, as their name implies they are trial printings of banknotes
done on paper or in colours that are not adopted for the final issued printing.
The trials we have on offer were prepared for Croatian banknotes issued in 1993. They are
printed on one side only showing either the front or the back. Many of the trials for the reverse
show an incomplete printing stage.
Our collection contains 10 different pieces including the fronts and backs of the 200, 500
and 1000 kuna which in issued form are very expensive. Also included are the fronts and backs
of the 5 and 20 kuna. Illustrations include prominent citizens from the past and important
This fabulous Croatian Colour Trial Collection comprising 10 pieces, a real talking point.
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.
This issue we offer
of the new Canada
Polymer 10 dollar bill
released last year. (PNew)
It is a first for a
Canadian banknote. It is
printed vertically. For the
first time a Canadian born
woman appears on her
own on a Canadian banknote.
She was Viola
Desmond, a business
woman who, in 1946,
challenged racial segregation
by refusing to leave a
whites only area of the
Roseland Theatre. It was
the most publicized incident
of racial discrimination
in Canadian history
The back has an illustration
of the Canadian
Museum for Human
Rights alongside an
extract from the Canadian
Charter of Rights.
An uncut sheet of the Plastic 1 dollar note
issued by the Antarctica Overseas
Exchange in December 2011 to mark the
Centenary of the conquest of the South Pole
1911-2011. The design is dominated by illustrations
of King Penguins, protecting their chicks
and on the move towards their feeding grounds. A holographic windowed thread completes
the package. Crisp Uncirculated and printed on plastic- the Uncut Sheet of Plastic
Crisp Uncirculated examples of the 5 bolivianos for issue under the Law of 1945 (P138s) The front
is dominated by a portrait of Simon Bolivar, always considered as The Liberator because of his
efforts to achieve independence from Spanish rule. The arms of Bolivia are on the back. Our examples
are unissued because they are not signed. Crisp Uncirculated.