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Last updated 07 December 2016

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Featured bank notes:

  SCWPM The Banknote Book Prefix / Suffix Denom Unit Year Grade Price
G > GREAT BRITAIN > 2015- Cleland (British paper money)
British bank note - click to enlarge Pnew5   AK40 5 pounds 2016 UNC £ 8.50
5 British Pounds banknote uncirculated (2016)Signature Victoria Cleland. Prefix AK40. Winston Churchill. First Polymer note from Bank of England. Duggleby B414. See through panel. Queen Elizabeth II on face. More details: http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/banknotes/Documents/thenewfiver.pdf

Pnew5 AK40 5 pounds 2016 UNC £ 8.50

British bank note - click to enlarge

Signature Victoria Cleland. Prefix AK40. Winston Churchill. First Polymer note from Bank of England. Duggleby B414. See through panel. Queen Elizabeth II on face. More details: http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/banknotes/Documents/thenewfiver.pdf

S > SCOTLAND > Clydesdale Bank PLC (Scottish paper money)
Scottish bank note - click to enlarge P235b   W/HS 5 pounds 06/08/2009 UNC £ 12.50
5 Scottish Pounds banknote uncirculated (06/08/2009)Signature David J Duffy. 1st prefix. . Sir Alexander Fleming. St Kilda-Scottish World Heritage Site . Low serials W/HS 000701-

P235b W/HS 5 pounds 06/08/2009 UNC £ 12.50

Scottish bank note - click to enlarge

Signature David J Duffy. 1st prefix. . Sir Alexander Fleming. St Kilda-Scottish World Heritage Site . Low serials W/HS 000701-

C > CHINA > Taiwan (Chinese paper money)
Chinese bank note - click to enlarge P1925a     1 yen (1933) F/VF £ 15.00
1 Chinese Yen banknote fine / very fine (1933)Temple and stairs to left. Serial and block number. Seascape on reverse.

P1925a 1 yen (1933) F/VF £ 15.00

Chinese bank note - click to enlarge

Temple and stairs to left. Serial and block number. Seascape on reverse.

Chinese bank note - click to enlarge P1936     5 yuan 1946 aUNC £ 19.00
5 Chinese Yuan banknote about uncirculated (1946)Bank building at left. Sun Yat-sen at centre. Map at right. Naval battle scene on reverse. Map note

P1936 5 yuan 1946 aUNC £ 19.00

Chinese bank note - click to enlarge

Bank building at left. Sun Yat-sen at centre. Map at right. Naval battle scene on reverse. Map note

Chinese bank note - click to enlarge P1939     100 yuan 1946 aUNC £ 22.00
100 Chinese Yuan banknote about uncirculated (1946)Bank building at left. Sun Yat-sen at centre. Map at right. Naval battle scene on reverse.

P1939 100 yuan 1946 aUNC £ 22.00

Chinese bank note - click to enlarge

Bank building at left. Sun Yat-sen at centre. Map at right. Naval battle scene on reverse.

Chinese bank note - click to enlarge P1944a     10,000 yuan 1948 F/VF £ 85.00
10,000 Chinese Yuan banknote fine / very fine (1948)Chinese Printer FPFT . Chinese administration. Bank of Taiwan building, Dr. Sun Yat-sen. Naval battle scene on reverse.

P1944a 10,000 yuan 1948 F/VF £ 85.00

Chinese bank note - click to enlarge

Chinese Printer FPFT . Chinese administration. Bank of Taiwan building, Dr. Sun Yat-sen. Naval battle scene on reverse.

Chinese bank note - click to enlarge P1945     10,000 yuan 1949 EF/AU £ 110.00
10,000 Chinese Yuan banknote extremely fine / about uncirculated (1949)Sun Yat-sen at left. Minor ageing discolouration at edges, no folds. Map note

P1945 10,000 yuan 1949 EF/AU £ 110.00

Chinese bank note - click to enlarge

Sun Yat-sen at left. Minor ageing discolouration at edges, no folds. Map note

Chinese bank note - click to enlarge P1983a     100 yuan 1972 UNC £ 8.00
100 Chinese Yuan banknote uncirculated (1972)SYS at left. Printer CPF. Palace on reverse.

P1983a 100 yuan 1972 UNC £ 8.00

Chinese bank note - click to enlarge

SYS at left. Printer CPF. Palace on reverse.

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