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Last updated 24 April 2017

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Featured bank notes:

  SCWPM The Banknote Book Prefix / Suffix Denom Unit Year Grade Price
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.

Cypriot bank note - click to enlarge P62c   AM 10 pounds 01/02/2001 F+ £ 18.00
10 Cypriot Pounds banknote fine + (01/02/2001)Marble head of Artemis at left. Arms & Map at ctr. Ruppell's warbler, green turtle, butterfly on rvs

P62c AM 10 pounds 01/02/2001 F+ £ 18.00

Cypriot bank note - click to enlarge

Marble head of Artemis at left. Arms & Map at ctr. Ruppell's warbler, green turtle, butterfly on rvs

I > INDONESIA (Indonesian paper money)
Indonesian bank note - click to enlarge P101a TBB B555a KWW 10,000 rupiah 1964 Au-unc £ 35.00
10,000 Indonesian Rupiah banknote about uncirculated, counting crease (1964)Fisherman at left. Floating houses on rvs. Watermark at centre : Coat of Arms. Prefix KWW. Minor yellow foxing at margin edges. Signature: Jusuf Muda Dalam & Hertatijanto. Printer: P.N Pertjetakan Kebajoran IMP.

P101a TBB B555a KWW 10,000 rupiah 1964 Au-unc £ 35.00

Indonesian bank note - click to enlarge

Fisherman at left. Floating houses on rvs. Watermark at centre : Coat of Arms. Prefix KWW. Minor yellow foxing at margin edges. Signature: Jusuf Muda Dalam & Hertatijanto. Printer: P.N Pertjetakan Kebajoran IMP.

Indonesian bank note - click to enlarge P80b TBB B407a   1 rupiah 1964 UNC £ 20.00
1 Indonesian Rupiah banknote uncirculated (1964)Without Pertjetakan Kebarjoran at bottom. President Soekarno, the first Indonesian president. Dancer on reverse. Watermark: Soekarno. Printer: Pertjetakan Kebajorah. Signature: R. M. Notohamiprodjo

P80b TBB B407a 1 rupiah 1964 UNC £ 20.00

Indonesian bank note - click to enlarge

Without Pertjetakan Kebarjoran at bottom. President Soekarno, the first Indonesian president. Dancer on reverse. Watermark: Soekarno. Printer: Pertjetakan Kebajorah. Signature: R. M. Notohamiprodjo

L > LIBYA (Libyan paper money)
Libyan bank note - click to enlarge P36b   IB10 5 dinars 1971 VF+ £ 15.00
5 Libyan Dinars banknote very fine + (1971)" ARMS OF ARAB LEAGUE " series. Signature: K M Sherlala

P36b IB10 5 dinars 1971 VF+ £ 15.00

Libyan bank note - click to enlarge

" ARMS OF ARAB LEAGUE " series. Signature: K M Sherlala

S > SCOTLAND > Royal Bank Of Scotland (Scottish paper money)
Scottish bank note - click to enlarge P324b   AU 1 pound 02/02/1959 VF £ 30.00
1 Scottish Pound banknote very fine (02/02/1959)Signature: Ballantyne. BNYB SC803.

P324b AU 1 pound 02/02/1959 VF £ 30.00

Scottish bank note - click to enlarge

Signature: Ballantyne. BNYB SC803.

R > RUSSIA (Russian paper money)
Russian bank note - click to enlarge P9a     3 rubles 1905 G/VG £ 4.50
3 Russian Rubles banknote good / very good (1905)Russian eagle at left. Rarer Signature: Timashev. Hole at centre, nicks at edges. See scan of actual note. Gosudarstvenniy Bank. Coat of Arms.

P9a 3 rubles 1905 G/VG £ 4.50

Russian bank note - click to enlarge

Russian eagle at left. Rarer Signature: Timashev. Hole at centre, nicks at edges. See scan of actual note. Gosudarstvenniy Bank. Coat of Arms.

S > SRI LANKA (Sri Lankan paper money)
Sri Lankan bank note - click to enlarge P115f TBB B114f M581 10 rupees 07/03/2006 UNC £ 0.60
10 Sri Lankan Rupees banknote uncirculated (07/03/2006)Sinhalese Chinze at right. Painted stork bird. Flowers. Presidential Secretariat building in Colombo. Thomas De La Rue & Company Ltd. Watermark: Lion holding whip with electrotype sword. Solid security thread printed Central Bank of Sri Lanka Rupees ten.

P115f TBB B114f M581 10 rupees 07/03/2006 UNC £ 0.60

Sri Lankan bank note - click to enlarge

Sinhalese Chinze at right. Painted stork bird. Flowers. Presidential Secretariat building in Colombo. Thomas De La Rue & Company Ltd. Watermark: Lion holding whip with electrotype sword. Solid security thread printed Central Bank of Sri Lanka Rupees ten.

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