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Last updated 29 March 2017

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Featured bank notes:

  SCWPM The Banknote Book Prefix / Suffix Denom Unit Year Grade Price
I > INDONESIA (Indonesian paper money)
Indonesian bank note - click to enlarge P49 TBB B508a   5 rupiah 1957 UNC £ 45.00
5 Indonesian Rupiah banknote uncirculated (1957)Orangutan. Prambanan temple in blue on rvs. Harder to obtain this note. Signature: Mr. Sjafruddin Prawiranegara and TRB. Sabaroedin. Watermark: Side portrait of Prince Diponegoro. Rare and harder to find. Printer (TDLR)

P49 TBB B508a 5 rupiah 1957 UNC £ 45.00

Indonesian bank note - click to enlarge

Orangutan. Prambanan temple in blue on rvs. Harder to obtain this note. Signature: Mr. Sjafruddin Prawiranegara and TRB. Sabaroedin. Watermark: Side portrait of Prince Diponegoro. Rare and harder to find. Printer (TDLR)

Indonesian bank note - click to enlarge P61 TBB B523a   1,000 rupiah 1958 UNC £ 25.00
1,000 Indonesian Rupiah banknote uncirculated (1958)Man making a silver plate. Red brown. Wmk: Buffalo. Signature: Mr. Loekman Hakim and TRB. Sabaroedin. Watermark: Bull's head. Printer: P.T Pertjetakan Kebajoran Imp.

P61 TBB B523a 1,000 rupiah 1958 UNC £ 25.00

Indonesian bank note - click to enlarge

Man making a silver plate. Red brown. Wmk: Buffalo. Signature: Mr. Loekman Hakim and TRB. Sabaroedin. Watermark: Bull's head. Printer: P.T Pertjetakan Kebajoran Imp.

Indonesian bank note - click to enlarge P88a TBB B541a XM 1,000 rupiah 1960 UNC £ 385.00
1,000 Indonesian Rupiah banknote uncirculated (1960)Printer: Thomas De La Rue. Prefix "XM". President Soekarno at left. Garuda Pancasila at centre. Watermark: President Sukarno. Signature: Mr. Soetikno Slamet and Mr. Indra Kasoema

P88a TBB B541a XM 1,000 rupiah 1960 UNC £ 385.00

Indonesian bank note - click to enlarge

Printer: Thomas De La Rue. Prefix "XM". President Soekarno at left. Garuda Pancasila at centre. Watermark: President Sukarno. Signature: Mr. Soetikno Slamet and Mr. Indra Kasoema

J > JERSEY (Paper money from Jersey)
Jersey bank note - click to enlarge P11a TBB B111a HB 1 pound (1976) aEF £ 7.00
1 Jersey Pound banknote about extremely fine (1976)Queen Elizabeth II on face wearing a tiara. Jersey buttercup flower. Painting by John Singleton Copley. Solid security thread. Watermark: Jersey cow head. Printer: De La Rue. Signature John Clennett.HB prefix.

P11a TBB B111a HB 1 pound (1976) aEF £ 7.00

Jersey bank note - click to enlarge

Queen Elizabeth II on face wearing a tiara. Jersey buttercup flower. Painting by John Singleton Copley. Solid security thread. Watermark: Jersey cow head. Printer: De La Rue. Signature John Clennett.HB prefix.

Jersey bank note - click to enlarge P12a TBB B112a AB 5 pounds (1976) VF £ 30.00
5 Jersey Pounds banknote very fine (1976) Signature: J Clennett. AB first series. "Elizabeth Castle" by George Woolfe.. Queen Elizabeth II wearing tiara on face. Jersey Fern flower. Solid security thread. Watermark: Jersey cow head. Printer: De La Rue

P12a TBB B112a AB 5 pounds (1976) VF £ 30.00

Jersey bank note - click to enlarge

Signature: J Clennett. AB first series. "Elizabeth Castle" by George Woolfe.. Queen Elizabeth II wearing tiara on face. Jersey Fern flower. Solid security thread. Watermark: Jersey cow head. Printer: De La Rue

S > SRI LANKA (Sri Lankan paper money)
Sri Lankan bank note - click to enlarge P124b TBB B124b V156 50 rupees 02/04/2015 UNC £ 1.30
50 Sri Lankan Rupees banknote uncirculated (02/04/2015)Printer:Del La Rue. Signatures: Ravi Karunanayake & Lakshman Arjuna Mahendran. Lion holding whip with sword. Blue Oakleaf butterfly. Ancient stone arch, railway, train. Bridge at Manampitiya. Sri Lanka dull blue fly catcher bird. Yakbera drummer.

P124b TBB B124b V156 50 rupees 02/04/2015 UNC £ 1.30

Sri Lankan bank note - click to enlarge

Printer:Del La Rue. Signatures: Ravi Karunanayake & Lakshman Arjuna Mahendran. Lion holding whip with sword. Blue Oakleaf butterfly. Ancient stone arch, railway, train. Bridge at Manampitiya. Sri Lanka dull blue fly catcher bird. Yakbera drummer.

Sri Lankan bank note - click to enlarge P126b TBB B126b T121 500 rupees 02/04/2015 UNC £ 7.25
500 Sri Lankan Rupees banknote uncirculated (02/04/2015)Printer:Del La Rue. Signatures: Ravi Karunanayake & Lakshman Arjuna Mahendran. Ceylon Indigo Royal Butterfly. World Trade Centre & Bank HQ in Colombo. Buddhist temple. Sri Lanka Emerald Collared Parakeet. Lion holding whip with sword. Yak Bera drummer.

P126b TBB B126b T121 500 rupees 02/04/2015 UNC £ 7.25

Sri Lankan bank note - click to enlarge

Printer:Del La Rue. Signatures: Ravi Karunanayake & Lakshman Arjuna Mahendran. Ceylon Indigo Royal Butterfly. World Trade Centre & Bank HQ in Colombo. Buddhist temple. Sri Lanka Emerald Collared Parakeet. Lion holding whip with sword. Yak Bera drummer.

Sri Lankan bank note - click to enlarge P128b TBB B128b R70 5,000 rupees 02/04/2015 UNC £ 48.50
5,000 Sri Lankan Rupees banknote uncirculated (02/04/2015)Printer:Del La Rue. Signatures: Ravi Karunanayake & Lakshman Arjuna Mahendran. Lion holding whip with sword. Lemon migrant butterfly. Weheragala Dam & Canyon Dam.Sri Lanka yellow eared Bulbul bird. Guruluraksha & Nagarak dancer.

P128b TBB B128b R70 5,000 rupees 02/04/2015 UNC £ 48.50

Sri Lankan bank note - click to enlarge

Printer:Del La Rue. Signatures: Ravi Karunanayake & Lakshman Arjuna Mahendran. Lion holding whip with sword. Lemon migrant butterfly. Weheragala Dam & Canyon Dam.Sri Lanka yellow eared Bulbul bird. Guruluraksha & Nagarak dancer.

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