These 250 gulden notes dated 1988 were issued by Surinam (P134). The front has a portrait of Anton
de Kom, a resistance fighter and author. The back depicts a toucan, a native of the forests in
Surinam. To the right is a vignette of de Kom addressing a meeting outside his father’s house in 1933,
the year he was eventually arrested and taken to the Netherlands. Crisp Uncirculated.
Venezuela today has become synonymous with an economy in meltdown. In 2007 a new
currency of Bolivares Fuertes was introduced to great fanfare. As the economic situation
deteriorated, the government was forced to issue a revalued series of banknotes which was
embarrassingly delayed being put into circulation because the printers demanded payment
This is the series which we are able to offer now. Our set comprises 7 values dated between
2016 and 2017 ranging from the 500 bolivares to 20,000 bolivares (P93-99). They are particularly
colourful with illustrations of prominent citizens on the front and local fauna including
birds, dolphins and armadillos. A wonderful set which we managed to obtain just before the
government realised it needed to revalue yet again and rename the currency bolivares soberanos.
Crisp Uncirculated 7 note Venezuela.