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 more
familiar horizontal format shows a turtle, a diver and a family
in a canoe near the seashore. Uncirculated.
Superb examples of the 100 rouble note dated 1910 featuring a portrait of Empress
Catherine the Great on the back and in a fabulous watermark. (P13)These were
amongst the last notes issued under the Russian Tsars and measure approximately 10
inches x 5 inches. At the time they were issued they were worth 4 ounces of gold which
is why those fleeing the revolution stuffed their suitcases with them.
While most notes we see are in circulated condition this group is from an original block
and are in wonderful condition grading AU/Unc. Wonderful notes