South Africa has just issued new notes which celebrate the centenary of the birth of Nelson
Mandela 1918-2018. Here we offer the 10 rand note from the new series (P-New)
The design is the same for the 10 and 20 rand notes. The front has a large portrait of Nelson Mandela. The
back features Mandela as a younger man wearing traditional dress in a rural setting with sheep.
The legend reads Madiba, the country’s affectionate name for this towering personality.
Ireland joined the Euro and abandoned its own currency. These Crisp Uncirculated 5 Punt
notes are from the last design before the changeover.(P75)
They are quite small with a portrait of Catherine McAulay in the foreground and a view of
the Misericordiae Hospital in Dublin in the background. She was a nun who established the
Sisters of Mercy in 1831. This order was long associated with education . The back depicts a
schoolroom with an extract from a poem by Antoine O’Riafteiri on the blackboard. These are
all dated in the 1990’s and are in Crisp Uncirculated.
Although this large 1000 kronen note bears the date 1902, it was actually issued in 1919 (P59) At
the end of the First World War, the Austrian Hungarian Empire was broken up and Austria became
an independent Republic. They are densely engraved in blue. The front has a young girl in a frame with
garlands of flowers in her hair. A crowned double headed eagle is at the centre. The back is the same
with the addition of an overprint in red of Deutscheossterriech alongside. Available here in Crisp
In the 1990’s when these 1 million lira were issued. Turkey was experiencing high inflation/ (B212)
Not many countries issue notes with million denominations and for those of you who make this your
collecting theme this is definitely one you should include in your collection. Kemal Ataturk, architect
of modern Turley appears on the front. An aerial view of a dam appears on the back. Crisp Uncirculated
These Share Certificates are dated 1894 and were issued to raise money for the United
States Car Company. The car in this case refers to the railway cars which the company
manufactured. The central vignette is of a wonderful steam train on the tracks with a farm in
the background. Our certificates will be either in green or red. Kept folded over the years
they are in crisp condition. Limited availability.
Aquite spectacular note was recently issued by Djibouti, a relatively small country which is strategically
located near the Red Sea, serving as a key refuelling centre and entry port. In 1977
Djibouti became independent from France. This stunning 40 francs celebrates the 40th Anniversary of
Independence (P-New) The front is dominated by a whale shark swimming amongst coral while the
back refers to the importance of Djibouti as a trading centre with a view of the harbour, container ships
and cranes. A wonderful note in Crisp Uncirculated