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Last updated 29 April 2017

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Featured bank notes:

  SCWPM The Banknote Book Prefix / Suffix Denom Unit Year Grade Price
C > CHILE (Chilean paper money)
Chilean bank note - click to enlarge P143   A10 10 escudos (1973) UNC £ 1.50
10 Chilean Escudos banknote uncirculated (1973) José Manuel Balmaceda at right. Printer CdM-Chile. "El Abrazo de Maipú" painting on back. Signatures: Alfonso Inostroza Cuevas & Jaime Barrios Meza

P143 A10 10 escudos (1973) UNC £ 1.50

Chilean bank note - click to enlarge

José Manuel Balmaceda at right. Printer CdM-Chile. "El Abrazo de Maipú" painting on back. Signatures: Alfonso Inostroza Cuevas & Jaime Barrios Meza

C > CYPRUS (Cypriot paper money)
Cypriot bank note - click to enlarge P60b   W 1 pound 01/12/1998 F/VF £ 3.25
1 Cypriot Pound banknote fine / very fine (01/12/1998)Cypriot girl at left. Arms & Map at ctr. Handcrafts & Kato Dry village scene on back. Printer FCOF. Watermark: Bust of Aphrodite.

P60b W 1 pound 01/12/1998 F/VF £ 3.25

Cypriot bank note - click to enlarge

Cypriot girl at left. Arms & Map at ctr. Handcrafts & Kato Dry village scene on back. Printer FCOF. Watermark: Bust of Aphrodite.

F > FRANCE (French paper money)
French bank note - click to enlarge P78a     100 francs 19/04/1921 VG £ 6.50
100 French Francs banknote very good (19/04/1921)Sig: L. Platet & A. Aupetit. Tears to note, pieces missing, large Pinholes. See scan of actual note.

P78a 100 francs 19/04/1921 VG £ 6.50

French bank note - click to enlarge

Sig: L. Platet & A. Aupetit. Tears to note, pieces missing, large Pinholes. See scan of actual note.

French bank note - click to enlarge P78c     100 francs 30/06/1937 F £ 6.00
100 French Francs banknote fine (30/06/1937)Agriculture. Beautiful artwork. Pinholes, tear into note design, stains

P78c 100 francs 30/06/1937 F £ 6.00

French bank note - click to enlarge

Agriculture. Beautiful artwork. Pinholes, tear into note design, stains

French bank note - click to enlarge P78c     100 francs 29/03/1937 VF £ 10.00
100 French Francs banknote very fine (29/03/1937)Agriculture. Beautiful artwork. Stains, pinholes

P78c 100 francs 29/03/1937 VF £ 10.00

French bank note - click to enlarge

Agriculture. Beautiful artwork. Stains, pinholes

H > HUNGARY (Hungarian paper money)
Hungarian bank note - click to enlarge P138c     50,000 adopengo 25/05/1946 EF/AU £ 4.00
50,000 Hungarian Adopengo banknote extremely fine / about uncirculated (25/05/1946)Dark green on light green. Without serial number & without watermark. No harsh folds.

P138c 50,000 adopengo 25/05/1946 EF/AU £ 4.00

Hungarian bank note - click to enlarge

Dark green on light green. Without serial number & without watermark. No harsh folds.

Hungarian bank note - click to enlarge P34     5 korona 15/05/1919 UNC £ 140.00
5 Hungarian Korona banknote uncirculated (15/05/1919)"Az Osztrák-magyar Bank Bankjegyeire" on front. Sowing man

P34 5 korona 15/05/1919 UNC £ 140.00

Hungarian bank note - click to enlarge

"Az Osztrák-magyar Bank Bankjegyeire" on front. Sowing man

U > USA (American paper money)
American bank note - click to enlarge PNIP55     1 dollar (1860) Au-unc £ 55.00
1 American Dollar banknote about uncirculated, counting crease (1860)Citizens' Bank of Louisiana, New Orleans. Unsigned remainder. Uniface.

PNIP55 1 dollar (1860) Au-unc £ 55.00

American bank note - click to enlarge

Citizens' Bank of Louisiana, New Orleans. Unsigned remainder. Uniface.

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