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Last updated 23 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 P33 TBB B117a   40 rupiah 23/08/1948 aUNC £ 100.00
40 Indonesian Rupiah banknote about uncirculated (23/08/1948)Sukarno at l. Female weaver at right. AN UM letters.

P33 TBB B117a 40 rupiah 23/08/1948 aUNC £ 100.00

Indonesian bank note - click to enlarge

Sukarno at l. Female weaver at right. AN UM letters.

Indonesian bank note - click to enlarge P44bS TBB B503BS   25 rupiah 1952 EF/AU £ 85.00
25 Indonesian Rupiah banknote extremely fine / about uncirculated (1952)Rare, not listed. Prefix QHU. Geometric design. Bird, Tree. Lightly foxed but no folds. Signatures: Mr. Sjafruddin Prawiranegara and Mr. Indra Kasoema. Printer: Pertjetakan Kebajoran N.V Imp.

P44bS TBB B503BS 25 rupiah 1952 EF/AU £ 85.00

Indonesian bank note - click to enlarge

Rare, not listed. Prefix QHU. Geometric design. Bird, Tree. Lightly foxed but no folds. Signatures: Mr. Sjafruddin Prawiranegara and Mr. Indra Kasoema. Printer: Pertjetakan Kebajoran N.V Imp.

Indonesian bank note - click to enlarge P79A TBB B421a   1 rupiah 1961 UNC £ 48.00
1 Indonesian Rupiah banknote uncirculated (1961)President Sukarno at left. Javanese dancer at right on reverse. Solid security thread, no watermark. Printer: Perjetakan Kebajoran N.V. Signature: R.M Notohamiprodjo.

P79A TBB B421a 1 rupiah 1961 UNC £ 48.00

Indonesian bank note - click to enlarge

President Sukarno at left. Javanese dancer at right on reverse. Solid security thread, no watermark. Printer: Perjetakan Kebajoran N.V. Signature: R.M Notohamiprodjo.

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

Indonesian bank note - click to enlarge PS124     25 rupiah 15/12/1947 aEF £ 14.00
25 Indonesian Rupiah banknote about extremely fine (15/12/1947)Tower at left, gate at right. Serang Issue. Without handstamp

PS124 25 rupiah 15/12/1947 aEF £ 14.00

Indonesian bank note - click to enlarge

Tower at left, gate at right. Serang Issue. Without handstamp

J > JERSEY (Paper money from Jersey)
Jersey bank note - click to enlarge P11a TBB B111a AB 1 pound (1976) aEF £ 9.00
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. AB first prefix AB002698 lower serial.

P11a TBB B111a AB 1 pound (1976) aEF £ 9.00

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. AB first prefix AB002698 lower serial.

Jersey bank note - click to enlarge P33aR TBB B128a DZ 5 pounds (2010) aUNC £ 35.00
5 Jersey Pounds banknote about uncirculated (2010)Replacement note. Signature: Ian Black.Le Rat Cottage. Archirondel Tower & Les Augres Manor on reverse. Queen Elizabeth II. Outline map of Jersey. Low serial number 000797. Wmk:Jersey cow head and electrotype 5 and cornerstones. Printer: De La Rue.

P33aR TBB B128a DZ 5 pounds (2010) aUNC £ 35.00

Jersey bank note - click to enlarge

Replacement note. Signature: Ian Black.Le Rat Cottage. Archirondel Tower & Les Augres Manor on reverse. Queen Elizabeth II. Outline map of Jersey. Low serial number 000797. Wmk:Jersey cow head and electrotype 5 and cornerstones. Printer: De La Rue.

S > SRI LANKA (Sri Lankan paper money)
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.

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