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Last updated 18 January 2019

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Featured bank notes:

  SCWPM The Banknote Book Prefix / Suffix Denom Unit Year Grade Price
G > GERMANY (German paper money)
German bank note - click to enlarge PR138a   Q 5 reichsmark (1940-45) aUNC £ 15.00
5 German Reichsmark banknote about uncirculated (1940-45)Farmer & a worker with tools on face. Embossed stamp. 7 digit serial number. Berlin War Memorial on back designed by Schinkel. German Occupied Territories - Reichskreditkasse. Corner fold.

PR138a Q 5 reichsmark (1940-45) aUNC £ 15.00

German bank note - click to enlarge

Farmer & a worker with tools on face. Embossed stamp. 7 digit serial number. Berlin War Memorial on back designed by Schinkel. German Occupied Territories - Reichskreditkasse. Corner fold.

G > GREAT BRITAIN > Lake District Local pound currency (British paper money)
British bank note - click to enlarge PNIPLD5     5 pounds 2019 UNC £ 8.50
5 British Pounds banknote uncirculated (2019)The LD£5 celebrates ‘Creativity and Freedom’, featuring Rebecca Gill’s artistic portrait of children’s author Beatrix Potter and a view across Buttermere in the Western Lake District.

PNIPLD5 5 pounds 2019 UNC £ 8.50

British bank note - click to enlarge

The LD£5 celebrates ‘Creativity and Freedom’, featuring Rebecca Gill’s artistic portrait of children’s author Beatrix Potter and a view across Buttermere in the Western Lake District.

G > GERMANY > Military Issue (German paper money)
German bank note - click to enlarge PM40     10 reichsmark 15/09/1944 UNC £ 15.00
10 German Reichsmark banknote uncirculated (15/09/1944)Military Payment Note. Wehrmacht. Third Reich WWII.

PM40 10 reichsmark 15/09/1944 UNC £ 15.00

German bank note - click to enlarge

Military Payment Note. Wehrmacht. Third Reich WWII.

P > PARAGUAY (Paraguayan paper money)
Paraguayan bank note - click to enlarge P199b TBB B815c   100 guaranies L1952 (1963) UNC £ 8.00
100 Paraguayan Guaranies banknote uncirculated (L1952 (1963))General Jose E Diaz at right. Ruins of Humaita on back. Printer:Thomas de la Rue, London. Signatures: Augusto Colmán Villamayor & César Romeo Acosta. Banco Central del Paraguay. Black serial number at upper left & lower right. Without UV pattern. Threads.

P199b TBB B815c 100 guaranies L1952 (1963) UNC £ 8.00

Paraguayan bank note - click to enlarge

General Jose E Diaz at right. Ruins of Humaita on back. Printer:Thomas de la Rue, London. Signatures: Augusto Colmán Villamayor & César Romeo Acosta. Banco Central del Paraguay. Black serial number at upper left & lower right. Without UV pattern. Threads.

C > CHINA > Taiwan (Chinese paper money)
Chinese bank note - click to enlarge P1931a TBB B317a 3 10 yen (1945) F/VF £ 85.00
10 Chinese Yen banknote fine / very fine (1945)Taiwan Grand Shrine. Golden kite. Palm trees & sea at Cape Eluanbi. Printer: Greater Japan Imperial Bureau. No security thread. Watermarked. Red block number 3. No serial number. Piece missing in top margin.

P1931a TBB B317a 3 10 yen (1945) F/VF £ 85.00

Chinese bank note - click to enlarge

Taiwan Grand Shrine. Golden kite. Palm trees & sea at Cape Eluanbi. Printer: Greater Japan Imperial Bureau. No security thread. Watermarked. Red block number 3. No serial number. Piece missing in top margin.

T > TAJIKISTAN (Paper money from Tajikistan)
Tajikistan bank note - click to enlarge P14A TBB B205b AN 1 somoni 1999 UNC £ 2.00
1 Tajikistan Somoni banknote uncirculated (1999)Mirzo Tursundoza (poet) at right. National Bank building on back. Globe at centre on front with green colour only. National Bank of the Republic of Tajikistan. Printer: Giesecke & Devrient.

P14A TBB B205b AN 1 somoni 1999 UNC £ 2.00

Tajikistan bank note - click to enlarge

Mirzo Tursundoza (poet) at right. National Bank building on back. Globe at centre on front with green colour only. National Bank of the Republic of Tajikistan. Printer: Giesecke & Devrient.

G > GREAT BRITAIN > Wales - Black Sheep Company of Wales Ltd (British paper money)
British bank note - click to enlarge P £5 p/s     5 pounds 27/08/1970 UNC £ 34.99
5 British Pounds banknote uncirculated (27/08/1970)Harlech Castle. Printed signature, Richard Hugh Williams. Cancellation red stamp.Red dragon top right.

P £5 p/s 5 pounds 27/08/1970 UNC £ 34.99

British bank note - click to enlarge

Harlech Castle. Printed signature, Richard Hugh Williams. Cancellation red stamp.Red dragon top right.

British bank note - click to enlarge P£10 p/s     10 pounds 27/08/1970 UNC £ 34.99
10 British Pounds banknote uncirculated (27/08/1970)Cardiff Castle. Printed signature, Richard Hugh Williams.Cancellation red stamp. Red dragon top right.

P£10 p/s 10 pounds 27/08/1970 UNC £ 34.99

British bank note - click to enlarge

Cardiff Castle. Printed signature, Richard Hugh Williams.Cancellation red stamp. Red dragon top right.

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