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Last updated 12 December 2019

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Featured bank notes:

  SCWPM The Banknote Book Prefix / Suffix Denom Unit Year Grade Price
I > IRELAND > Central Bank of Ireland (Irish paper money)
Irish bank note - click to enlarge P70c   HKG 1 pound 29/09/1982 aUNC $ 17.03
1 Irish Pound banknote about uncirculated (29/09/1982)Queen Medb at right. Signatures: T F O'Cofaigh & M.F.Doyle. Watermark Lady Lavery. Old Gaelic text writing on back.BNYB: E138.

P70c HKG 1 pound 29/09/1982 aUNC $ 17.03

Irish bank note - click to enlarge

Queen Medb at right. Signatures: T F O'Cofaigh & M.F.Doyle. Watermark Lady Lavery. Old Gaelic text writing on back.BNYB: E138.

M > MADAGASCAR (Madagascan paper money)
Madagascan bank note - click to enlarge P79a TBB B315a A 10,000 francs (1995) EF/AU $ 10.48
10,000 Madagascan Francs banknote extremely fine / about uncirculated (1995)Two staple holes. Old man at right. Statuette & local artifacts at centre. Artisans at work. Tortoises. Signature: Raoul Joelson Ravelomanana . Watermark: Zebu cattle head. Printer: Banque de France. Segmented security thread & Solid security thread.

P79a TBB B315a A 10,000 francs (1995) EF/AU $ 10.48

Madagascan bank note - click to enlarge

Two staple holes. Old man at right. Statuette & local artifacts at centre. Artisans at work. Tortoises. Signature: Raoul Joelson Ravelomanana . Watermark: Zebu cattle head. Printer: Banque de France. Segmented security thread & Solid security thread.

G > GERMANY > Notgeld & Inflation (German paper money)
German bank note - click to enlarge PNIP95     50,50,50,50,50,50,50 pfennig 1921 EF $ 7.86
50,50,50,50,50,50,50 German Pfennig banknote extremely fine (1921)Set of 7 different notgeld notes from Mulfen. No harsh folds but some ageing discolouration & stains visible, see scan.

PNIP95 50,50,50,50,50,50,50 pfennig 1921 EF $ 7.86

German bank note - click to enlarge

Set of 7 different notgeld notes from Mulfen. No harsh folds but some ageing discolouration & stains visible, see scan.

German bank note - click to enlarge PNIP99     1,000,000 mark 20/08/1923 aUNC $ 10.48
1,000,000 German Mark banknote about uncirculated (20/08/1923)Stadt Cassel. Offsetdruck Von H. Grunbaum, Cassel.

PNIP99 1,000,000 mark 20/08/1923 aUNC $ 10.48

German bank note - click to enlarge

Stadt Cassel. Offsetdruck Von H. Grunbaum, Cassel.

R > RUSSIA (Russian paper money)
Russian bank note - click to enlarge P1     1 ruble 1898 G/VG $ 5.24
1 Russian Ruble banknote good / very good (1898 )Tsarist Empire. Issued by Gosudarstvenniy Bank. Coat of Arms. Monogram of Tsar Nikolay II. Signature may vary from scan.

P1 1 ruble 1898  G/VG $ 5.24

Russian bank note - click to enlarge

Tsarist Empire. Issued by Gosudarstvenniy Bank. Coat of Arms. Monogram of Tsar Nikolay II. Signature may vary from scan.

Russian bank note - click to enlarge P101     100 rubley 1919 F/VF $ 8.52
100 Russian Rubley banknote fine / very fine (1919)Stain. Narodniy Komissariat Finantsov. Babylonian Note. "Workers of the world, unite!" Coat of Arms.

P101 100 rubley 1919 F/VF $ 8.52

Russian bank note - click to enlarge

Stain. Narodniy Komissariat Finantsov. Babylonian Note. "Workers of the world, unite!" Coat of Arms.

U > USA (American paper money)
American bank note - click to enlarge P542   D4 50 dollars 2013 UNC $ 85.15
50 American Dollars banknote uncirculated (2013)D - Cleveland Ohio. President Ulysses Grant. United States Capital, Washington DC. Signatures: Gumataotao Rios & Jacob Lew. Federal Reserve. Green Seal.

P542 D4 50 dollars 2013 UNC $ 85.15

American bank note - click to enlarge

D - Cleveland Ohio. President Ulysses Grant. United States Capital, Washington DC. Signatures: Gumataotao Rios & Jacob Lew. Federal Reserve. Green Seal.

V > VIETNAM WAR PROPAGANDA LEAFLETS (Vietnamese paper money)
Vietnamese bank note - click to enlarge PProp2       (1961-75) aUNC $ 11.79
Vietnamese banknote about uncirculated (1961-75)Leaflet 7-521-68. "Why does the commanders ban you from reading the story?" The Vietnamese word on the illustration is unsigned. 132 X 87mm

PProp2   (1961-75) aUNC $ 11.79

Vietnamese bank note - click to enlarge

Leaflet 7-521-68. "Why does the commanders ban you from reading the story?" The Vietnamese word on the illustration is unsigned. 132 X 87mm

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