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Last updated 26 July 2016

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Featured bank notes:

  SCWPM The Banknote Book Prefix / Suffix Denom Unit Year Grade Price
G > GREAT BRITAIN > 2011 - 2015 Salmon (British paper money)
British bank note - click to enlarge P392b   JE18 20 pounds 2012 Au-unc $ 36.50
20 British Pounds banknote about uncirculated, counting crease (2012)Signature Chris Salmon.Prefix JE18. Duggleby:B409. Banknote Yearbook:BE226b. Adam Smith on back. Queen Elizabeth II.

P392b JE18 20 pounds 2012 Au-unc $ 36.50

British bank note - click to enlarge

Signature Chris Salmon.Prefix JE18. Duggleby:B409. Banknote Yearbook:BE226b. Adam Smith on back. Queen Elizabeth II.

L > LEBANON (Lebanese paper money)
Lebanese bank note - click to enlarge P63f     10 livres 1986 UNC $ 1.50
10 Lebanese Livres banknote uncirculated (1986)Ruins of Anjar. Large rocks in water near Beirut on the reverse. Watermark: Man's head

P63f 10 livres 1986 UNC $ 1.50

Lebanese bank note - click to enlarge

Ruins of Anjar. Large rocks in water near Beirut on the reverse. Watermark: Man's head

M > MALAYSIA (Malaysian paper money)
Malaysian bank note - click to enlarge P39b   AF 1 ringgit 2000 UNC $ 2.00
1 Malaysian Ringgit banknote uncirculated (2000)Tuanku Abdul Rahman at right and as watermark. Flora and mountain landscape with lake. Signature Zeti Akhtar Aziz

P39b AF 1 ringgit 2000 UNC $ 2.00

Malaysian bank note - click to enlarge

Tuanku Abdul Rahman at right and as watermark. Flora and mountain landscape with lake. Signature Zeti Akhtar Aziz

M > MEXICO (Mexican paper money)
Mexican bank note - click to enlarge P105a     10 pesos 06/05/1994 UNC $ 8.50
10 Mexican Pesos banknote uncirculated (06/05/1994)Emiliano Zapata at right. A statue of Zapata on horseback on back. Hands holding corn on face. Series L.

P105a 10 pesos 06/05/1994 UNC $ 8.50

Mexican bank note - click to enlarge

Emiliano Zapata at right. A statue of Zapata on horseback on back. Hands holding corn on face. Series L.

K > KOREA > NORTH (Korean paper money)
Korean bank note - click to enlarge Pnew5000 TBB B329a LL 5,000 won 2006 UNC $ 1.50
5,000 Korean Won banknote uncirculated (2006)Kim II Sung. Trees & houses. 7 digit serial number. Watermark: Arch of Triumph. No security thread.

Pnew5000 TBB B329a LL 5,000 won 2006 UNC $ 1.50

Korean bank note - click to enlarge

Kim II Sung. Trees & houses. 7 digit serial number. Watermark: Arch of Triumph. No security thread.

O > OMAN (Omani paper money)
Omani bank note - click to enlarge P44a TBB B233a   5 rials 2010 UNC $ 26.00
5 Omani Rials banknote uncirculated (2010)Signature: Sultan Qaboos bin Said. 40th National Day commemorative. University. CBO HQ. Sultan Qaboos bin Said. Nizwa buildings. Watermark: Sultan and electrotype 5. Printer: G&D.

P44a TBB B233a 5 rials 2010 UNC $ 26.00

Omani bank note - click to enlarge

Signature: Sultan Qaboos bin Said. 40th National Day commemorative. University. CBO HQ. Sultan Qaboos bin Said. Nizwa buildings. Watermark: Sultan and electrotype 5. Printer: G&D.

P > PAPUA NEW GUINEA (Paper money from Papua New Guinea)
Papua New Guinea bank note - click to enlarge P5a   AEK 2 kina 1981 UNC $ 10.00
2 Papua New Guinea Kina banknote uncirculated (1981)Bird of Paradise. Signatures: ToRobert & Morauta. Solid security thread.

P5a AEK 2 kina 1981 UNC $ 10.00

Papua New Guinea bank note - click to enlarge

Bird of Paradise. Signatures: ToRobert & Morauta. Solid security thread.

P > PERU (Peruvian paper money)
Peruvian bank note - click to enlarge P176c   B 20 nuevos soles 21/12/2006 UNC $ 14.50
20 Peruvian Nuevos Soles banknote uncirculated (21/12/2006)Raul Porras Barrenechea. Palace Torre Tagle in Lima. Printer: De La Rue. San Marcos university.

P176c B 20 nuevos soles 21/12/2006 UNC $ 14.50

Peruvian bank note - click to enlarge

Raul Porras Barrenechea. Palace Torre Tagle in Lima. Printer: De La Rue. San Marcos university.

International Bank Note Society (IBNS) Life Membership No. 164
Latin American Banknote Society (LANSA) Membership No. 1464