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Last updated 18 October 2019

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Featured bank notes:

  SCWPM The Banknote Book Prefix / Suffix Denom Unit Year Grade Price
A > ANGOLA (Angolan paper money)
Angolan bank note - click to enlarge P144b TBB B535b IQ 50 kwansas 2010 May UNC $ 3.20
50 Angolan Kwansas banknote uncirculated (2010 May)Jose Eduardo dos Santos & Antonio Neto at right. Signatures: Gourgel & Monteiro. Watermark: The Thinker. Solid security thread. Serra da Leba landscape. Printer: FC Oberthur, France.

P144b TBB B535b IQ 50 kwansas 2010 May UNC $ 3.20

Angolan bank note - click to enlarge

Jose Eduardo dos Santos & Antonio Neto at right. Signatures: Gourgel & Monteiro. Watermark: The Thinker. Solid security thread. Serra da Leba landscape. Printer: FC Oberthur, France.

C > CHINA > Chinese Hell Notes (Chinese paper money)
Chinese bank note - click to enlarge PHELLB14         Au-unc $ 1.09
Chinese banknote about uncirculated, counting crease ()Chinese Hell note. The notes are not an officially recognized currency or legal tender, the sole intended purpose is to be offered as burnt-offerings to the deceased.

PHELLB14    Au-unc $ 1.09

Chinese bank note - click to enlarge

Chinese Hell note. The notes are not an officially recognized currency or legal tender, the sole intended purpose is to be offered as burnt-offerings to the deceased.

F > FANTASY NOTES & PRIVATE ISSUE NOTES (Paper money from Fantasy Notes & Private Issue Notes)
Fantasy Notes & Private Issue Notes bank note - click to enlarge PPIN20BE     10,000 rubles 1994 Au-unc $ 3.84
10,000 Fantasy Notes & Private Issue Notes Rubles banknote about uncirculated, counting crease (1994)Belarus Orthodox Church Charity issue. Banknote with handstamp and handsigned. Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate series.

PPIN20BE 10,000 rubles 1994 Au-unc $ 3.84

Fantasy Notes & Private Issue Notes bank note - click to enlarge

Belarus Orthodox Church Charity issue. Banknote with handstamp and handsigned. Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate series.

I > ITALY > Military Notes (Italian paper money)
Italian bank note - click to enlarge PM4     1 lira 02/01/1918 EF $ 14.72
1 Italian Lira banknote extremely fine (02/01/1918)Military note. Austrian Occupation of Venzia. No folds but some toning to paper and corners are not sharp - see scan. Cassa Veneta dei Prestiti. Austrian Occupation. WWI.

PM4 1 lira 02/01/1918 EF $ 14.72

Italian bank note - click to enlarge

Military note. Austrian Occupation of Venzia. No folds but some toning to paper and corners are not sharp - see scan. Cassa Veneta dei Prestiti. Austrian Occupation. WWI.

P > PERU (Peruvian paper money)
Peruvian bank note - click to enlarge P66A   D17 5 soles 26/09/1941 F+ $ 15.36
5 Peruvian Soles banknote fine + (26/09/1941)Portrait of Liberty at centre. Middle sign title "PRESIDENTE DEL DIRECTORIO". Mine workers on back. Printer: American Bank Note Company

P66A D17 5 soles 26/09/1941 F+ $ 15.36

Peruvian bank note - click to enlarge

Portrait of Liberty at centre. Middle sign title "PRESIDENTE DEL DIRECTORIO". Mine workers on back. Printer: American Bank Note Company

P > POLAND (Polish paper money)
Polish bank note - click to enlarge P99   BD 1 zloty 01/08/1941 Au-unc $ 7.68
1 Polish Zloty banknote about uncirculated, counting crease (01/08/1941)Emission bank of Poland. Watermark: Geometric pattern.

P99 BD 1 zloty 01/08/1941 Au-unc $ 7.68

Polish bank note - click to enlarge

Emission bank of Poland. Watermark: Geometric pattern.

S > SAUDI ARABIA (Saudi Arabian paper money)
Saudi Arabian bank note - click to enlarge P21c TBB B120c   1 riyal (1984) UNC $ 3.84
1 Saudi Arabian Riyal banknote uncirculated (1984)Portrait King Fahd at centre and as watermark. Flowers & landscape on back Signatures: Hamad Saud al Sayyari & Muhammad Ali Aba Al-Khail. Without diacritical mark. Without "acting" abbreviation beneath left signature. Printer: TDLR

P21c TBB B120c 1 riyal (1984) UNC $ 3.84

Saudi Arabian bank note - click to enlarge

Portrait King Fahd at centre and as watermark. Flowers & landscape on back Signatures: Hamad Saud al Sayyari & Muhammad Ali Aba Al-Khail. Without diacritical mark. Without "acting" abbreviation beneath left signature. Printer: TDLR

T > TURKEY (Turkish paper money)
Turkish bank note - click to enlarge P80   D 20 piastres (1912) VF+ $ 83.20
20 Turkish Piastres banknote very fine + (1912)Series D. Ottoman Empire. L.12.12 AH 1331. (1912) Uniface note. Watermark: Z Pattern. Numeric ink annotation "41". SMall nick in paper at left. Stain on back. See scan of actual note.

P80 D 20 piastres (1912) VF+ $ 83.20

Turkish bank note - click to enlarge

Series D. Ottoman Empire. L.12.12 AH 1331. (1912) Uniface note. Watermark: Z Pattern. Numeric ink annotation "41". SMall nick in paper at left. Stain on back. See scan of actual note.

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