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  SCWPM The Banknote Book Prefix / Suffix Denom Unit Year Grade Price
B > BULGARIA (Bulgarian paper money)
Bulgarian bank note - click to enlarge P66a TBB B172a   500 leva 1943 aUNC $ 48.75
500 Bulgarian Leva banknote about uncirculated (1943)Young King Simeon II at left who took over as King at just age 6. Coat of Arms at right. Boy shepherd with a flute. Dog. Sheep. (scarce note) Printer: Reichsdruckerei, Berlin. Signatures: Gounev & Ivanov. WWII era.

P66a TBB B172a 500 leva 1943 aUNC $ 48.75

Bulgarian bank note - click to enlarge

Young King Simeon II at left who took over as King at just age 6. Coat of Arms at right. Boy shepherd with a flute. Dog. Sheep. (scarce note) Printer: Reichsdruckerei, Berlin. Signatures: Gounev & Ivanov. WWII era.

Bulgarian bank note - click to enlarge P76a TBB B183a T 250 leva 1948 UNC $ 35.00
250 Bulgarian Leva banknote uncirculated (1948)Soviet Coat of Arms at left. Steam Train, railroad & tunnel, propeller airplane. Printer: State Printing house - Drzhavna Petchatnitsa, Sofia. Signatures: Tzonchev & Kalchev. One letter prefix. No security thread. Watermark:Rhombus pattern.

P76a TBB B183a T 250 leva 1948 UNC $ 35.00

Bulgarian bank note - click to enlarge

Soviet Coat of Arms at left. Steam Train, railroad & tunnel, propeller airplane. Printer: State Printing house - Drzhavna Petchatnitsa, Sofia. Signatures: Tzonchev & Kalchev. One letter prefix. No security thread. Watermark:Rhombus pattern.

E > ERITREA (Paper money from Eritrea)
Eritrea bank note - click to enlarge P1 TBB B101a AF 1 nakfa 24/05/1997 UNC $ 1.25
1 Eritrea Nakfa banknote uncirculated (24/05/1997)Triptych portrait of three children of Eritrea's nine nationalities. Pre liberation bush school with children. Camel. Printer G&D. Watermark: Camel head. Solid security thread with bank of Eritrea through it. Eritrean fighters raising flag. AF series.

P1 TBB B101a AF 1 nakfa 24/05/1997 UNC $ 1.25

Eritrea bank note - click to enlarge

Triptych portrait of three children of Eritrea's nine nationalities. Pre liberation bush school with children. Camel. Printer G&D. Watermark: Camel head. Solid security thread with bank of Eritrea through it. Eritrean fighters raising flag. AF series.

L > LEBANON (Lebanese paper money)
Lebanese bank note - click to enlarge P68a TBB B510a   500 livres 1988 UNC $ 3.31
500 Lebanese Livres banknote uncirculated (1988)Beirut City at centre. Columns of Jupiter temple in Baalbekon reverse. Printer:Thomas De La Rue. Tree. Signatures: Kanaan & Naim. Solid segmented security thread. Watermark: Lion's head.

P68a TBB B510a 500 livres 1988 UNC $ 3.31

Lebanese bank note - click to enlarge

Beirut City at centre. Columns of Jupiter temple in Baalbekon reverse. Printer:Thomas De La Rue. Tree. Signatures: Kanaan & Naim. Solid segmented security thread. Watermark: Lion's head.

M > MACAU (Paper money from Macau)
Macau bank note - click to enlarge P50a TBB B052b   10 patacas 08/04/1963 UNC $ 192.50
10 Macau Patacas banknote uncirculated (08/04/1963)Bishop D Belchior Carneiro at right. and as watermark. Portuguese Empire Coat of Arms. Woman & sailing ships on back. Printer: Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co. Signatures: Antonio Julio de Castro Fernandes & Francisco Jose Vieira Machado. Solid security thread.

P50a TBB B052b 10 patacas 08/04/1963 UNC $ 192.50

Macau bank note - click to enlarge

Bishop D Belchior Carneiro at right. and as watermark. Portuguese Empire Coat of Arms. Woman & sailing ships on back. Printer: Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co. Signatures: Antonio Julio de Castro Fernandes & Francisco Jose Vieira Machado. Solid security thread.

U > USA > Military Payment Certificates (American paper money)
American bank note - click to enlarge PM92a TBB B1096a E-E 10 cents (1970) UNC $ 25.00
10 American Cents banknote uncirculated (1970)Series 692. Military note. Seated Roman warrior on face with helmet. American Bald Eagle. Guiloche patterns. Printer: United States Bureau of Engraving & Printing. No watermark or security thread.

PM92a TBB B1096a E-E 10 cents (1970) UNC $ 25.00

American bank note - click to enlarge

Series 692. Military note. Seated Roman warrior on face with helmet. American Bald Eagle. Guiloche patterns. Printer: United States Bureau of Engraving & Printing. No watermark or security thread.

T > TIBET (Tibetan paper money)
Tibetan bank note - click to enlarge P7a     50 tam 1675 (1929) VG $ 206.25
50 Tibetan Tam banknote very good (1675 (1929))Two lions.Short 19mm serial frame. Obverse - lion, dragon, tiger & stylized creature. These are handmade notes. Tibetan dates are in solar years since the founding of the government in AD255. Hence the date on the note is 1675. Scan is note for sale.

P7a 50 tam 1675 (1929) VG $ 206.25

Tibetan bank note - click to enlarge

Two lions.Short 19mm serial frame. Obverse - lion, dragon, tiger & stylized creature. These are handmade notes. Tibetan dates are in solar years since the founding of the government in AD255. Hence the date on the note is 1675. Scan is note for sale.

G > GREAT BRITAIN > Wales - Black Sheep Company of Wales Ltd (British paper money)
British bank note - click to enlarge P5PUNT     5 punt 21/03/1969 UNC $ 31.25
5 British Punt banknote uncirculated (21/03/1969)Cancelled 21/03/1969. Llandudno. Chief Treasury of Wales Limited.

P5PUNT 5 punt 21/03/1969 UNC $ 31.25

British bank note - click to enlarge

Cancelled 21/03/1969. Llandudno. Chief Treasury of Wales Limited.

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