Guinea Bissau lies between Guinea and Senegal on the ‘ bump’ of West Africa. A former Portuguese
colony, Guinea Bissau issued currency in its own name until 1993. Then it became part of the West
African States Monetary Union and abandoned banknotes in its own name.
This quartet of notes in Crisp Uncirculated condition date from the 1990’s when Guinea Bissau still
issued its own notes. Denominations included are the 50,100,500 and 1000 pesos (P10-13) A colourful
Guinea Bissau Set.
A Crisp Uncirculated pair of
notes issued by Ethiopia in
2009. (P47-8) The blue 5 birr
references the important coffee
industry on the front with and
antelope and lynx on the back
set against a mountainous background.
The brown 10 birr
shows a young girl making a
straw mat on the front with a
farmer in his fields with a tractor.
Uncirculated Ethiopian pair.
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.