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Although these large 1000 kronen note bear the date 1902, they were actually issued in 1919 (P59 & P61) 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 fronts both feature a young girl in a frame with garlands of flowers in her hair. A crowned double headed eagle is at the centre. On one, the back mirrors the front design (P59) while the other has the young girl featured to the left and right with a patterned design below(P61) Available separately or as a pair.
Issued in 1969 by banker Richard Williams for his Black Sheep Bank these 1 punt (or £1) notes have a red Welsh Dragon atop an abacus to the right on the front. A colour rendition of Caernarvon Castle appears on the back. Once the Treasury in London got wind of his activities Williams was forced to cancel his notes which is why a Cancelled to Order overprint appears to the right on the front. Uncirculated K and at a very special price this issue of just £19.50
A pair of One Dollar notes from Canada featuring portraits of King George VI and his daughter Queen Elizabeth II. The George VI dollar is dated 1937, the year of his Coronation (P58) and are in Fine condition. The Elizabeth II dollar is dated 1954, the year after her Coronation and are in Fine to VF condition. (P74/5) Available separately or as a pair.
These 10,000 mark notes dated 1922 are often referred to as Vampire notes (P72) This is because, hidden in the portrait of the merchant on the front, is a vampire sucking his throat, an allusion to the burden of reparation payments German was subject to after World War 1 and which was bleeding the economy dry. Available here in Fine.
This Indian banknote is a real treasure, the paper is from World War II, the only time the Germans bombed Scotland! The Bank of England had printed the watermarked paper for King George VI banknotes of India. The paper would be over printed in India and used as money. The watermark shows the portrait of King George VI with the words ‘Reserve Bank of India’ and the denomination ‘Ten Rupees’. These banknote sheets were on the treasure ship for more than 50+ years. We bought the treasure ship that contained all the sheets. There was a great write up in IBNS Journal a few years back. We have had them cut into collectable sheets of four notes, which is a great size for display. Hold a light behind the sheet to see it in all its glory. India, World War II and treasure, what more could you want? We have seen the uncut sheet of 4 Indian banknotes bring £60-£65 each at auction. They probably bought them from us and then put them into auction... You can have them at our price and not the auction price.
South Sudan came into being in 2011 when it split from what is now referred to as North Sudan. This fledgling nation has had a turbulent history with a civil war breaking out in 2013. These troubles have affected the economy and resulted in a sharp deterioration in its currency. This is why we can offer a great value set of 4 Crisp uncirculated South Sudan notes ranging from the 10 to the 50 South Sudanese Pounds Dating between 2015 and 2017 this set is now available for just £9.25 (While stocks last).
The island nation of Trinidad and Tobago has not long released a new series of banknotes in polymer. From this series we offer Uncirculated examples of the 100 dollars dated 2019.(P-New) The front has the country’s arms at the centre with a bird of paradise to the left and the national flag to the right. On the back are illustrations of the Eric Williams Financial Complex in Port of Spain and BP’s Juniper Offshore Oil Platform. Uncirculated and limited availability at £26.50.
This 100 rial note for Yemen was for issue in 2018 but has only just appeared (P-New) The front features the Dracaenea Cinnabari or Socotra Dragon Tree so called because of its red sap. Native to Yemen these trees have a strange appearance with upturned crown, reminiscent of an umbrella. A terraced hillside is illustrated on the back. Crisp Uncirculated at £3.25.