These 100 francs follow that admirable French tradition of beautifully and delicately designed notes.
Our group has notes dated between 1930 and 1939. The front has allegorical figures alongside
farming vignettes with apple trees, sheep and bales of wool. The back features a seated blacksmith to
the left and allegorical figures with a cornucopia of fruit to the right.
Our notes have all seen circulation and grade VG to Fine.
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
The Chartered Bank in Hong operated between 1961 until the 1980’s when it became known as the
Standard Bank and subsequently as the Standard Chartered Bank. These 5 dollars were issued in
1975 (P73b) The Bank’s Headquarters are featured on the front while the back depicts City Hall. Now
over 40 years old and in Unc condition we offer choice examples of the Chartered Bank 5 dollars
In the 1980’s, the Ministry of Defence withdrew all British Armed Forces vouchers from circulation
and decided to sell off some of the pre decimal issues which remained in their
vaults. We call this the Berlin Hoard because they had been kept in Berlin. We offer a Crisp
Uncirculated quartet of Berlin Hoard notes comprising the 5/- 2nd Issue, 1/- and 10/- 3rd Issue
and 1/- 4th Issue. (PM20d, 26b, 28b and 32b) Limited availability