The Ten shilling note was the shortest lived denomination banknote issued by the Bank of England.
It was introduced in 1928 and vanished from circulation in 1971 on decimalisation. The £1 note
was introduced as an emergency measure in 1797, discontinued in 1812 and only destined to reappear
in 1928. It was finally retired in 1988 in favour of a coin.
We offer pairs of the last design Ten Shillings and £1 notes in crisp Extremely Fine
We are delighted to offer Crisp Uncirculated examples of the Royal Bank of Scotland
Limited £5 notes dated May 1978.(P337a) This was just a few years before all UK
banks were obliged to change their titles and become Public Limited Companies. This meant
the Royal Bank had to remove the word Limited in its title and replace it with the letters plc.
These Royal Bank Limited £5 notes are genuinely scarce in Crisp Uncirculated. The crest
of the Bank is on the front and a view of Culzean Castle is on the back. Burke signs as
Managing Director. We offer these wonderful notes, but supply is quite limited so
All three issuing banks in Scotland have issued polymer £10 notes in the last couple of
years. Because notes are occasionally damaged in production there has also been a need
to produce replacement notes to make up packs prior to issue. In Scotland, these replacement
notes are currently identified by the presence of ZZ in the prefix.
These replacement notes are much scarcer than the regular issue and we have always had
to rely on beady eyed collectors to rescue them from circulation.
These replacement notes are found here and there and in dribs and drabs so we are delighted
to be able to offer a set of 3 Uncirculated examples of the Replacement £10 one from each
of the issuing Scottish Banks – that is the Bank of Scotland, Clydesdale Bank and the Royal
Bank of Scotland. It was quite a task to get this offering together and availability is very limited.
Colonel Muammar Gadaffi ruled Libya for over 40 years. He was killed in 2011 during the Libyan
Civil War. Prior to his demise the banknotes of Libya featured his portrait. Afterwards it was
replaced with notes celebrating the Libya which emerged from the bloody civil war.
We offer Crisp Uncirculated examples of the Libya 1 dinar note- one issued while Gadaffi was in
power and one issued in the aftermath of his rule (P68/76) The first features a pensive pose of Gadaffi
on the front and a mosque on the back. The later issue features a triumphant group of citizens and a
flock of doves. Uncirculated Libya pair.
The Provincial Bank of Ireland issued banknotes in Northern Ireland until 1981 when the Allied
Irish Bank group of which had been part since 1966, took over.
These £1 notes are dated 1979, the last date for a £1 note issued by the Provincial Bank (P247b) The
front has a young girl to the right and the shields of the six counties below. The back references The
Girona, a ship which was part of the Spanish Armada and which foundered off Lacada Point in
Northern Ireland in 1588. Crisp Uncirculated.
Custom Gold Units were a currency, printed in a vertical format and issued by the Central Bank of
China between 1930 and 1948. They were used as a standard for customs payments. Initially they
were fixed against the US dollar and were a means for business men to minimize exchange costs.
We offer Crisp examples of the 10 and 20 Custom Gold Units dated 1930 (P327 & 8) The front
show a portrait of Sun Yat Sen while a view of Bank Headquarters is on the backs. The pair in Crisp