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Last updated 22 October 2019

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Featured bank notes:

  SCWPM The Banknote Book Prefix / Suffix Denom Unit Year Grade Price
C > CHINA > Chinese Hell Notes (Chinese paper money)
Chinese bank note - click to enlarge PHELLB17         Au-unc $ 1.10
Chinese banknote about uncirculated, counting crease ()Chinese Hell note. The notes are not an officially recognized currency or legal tender, the sole intended purpose is to be offered as burnt-offerings to the deceased.

PHELLB17    Au-unc $ 1.10

Chinese bank note - click to enlarge

Chinese Hell note. The notes are not an officially recognized currency or legal tender, the sole intended purpose is to be offered as burnt-offerings to the deceased.

F > FANTASY NOTES & PRIVATE ISSUE NOTES (Paper money from Fantasy Notes & Private Issue Notes)
Fantasy Notes & Private Issue Notes bank note - click to enlarge PPIN20BE     10,000 rubles 1994 Au-unc $ 3.87
10,000 Fantasy Notes & Private Issue Notes Rubles banknote about uncirculated, counting crease (1994)Belarus Orthodox Church Charity issue. Banknote with handstamp and handsigned. Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate series.

PPIN20BE 10,000 rubles 1994 Au-unc $ 3.87

Fantasy Notes & Private Issue Notes bank note - click to enlarge

Belarus Orthodox Church Charity issue. Banknote with handstamp and handsigned. Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate series.

Fantasy Notes & Private Issue Notes bank note - click to enlarge PPOL2     3 dollars 1972 UNC $ 18.71
3 Fantasy Notes & Private Issue Notes Dollars banknote uncirculated (1972)Political note. Australia Vote Labor. Billy McMahon Election Propaganda Money.

PPOL2 3 dollars 1972 UNC $ 18.71

Fantasy Notes & Private Issue Notes bank note - click to enlarge

Political note. Australia Vote Labor. Billy McMahon Election Propaganda Money.

I > ITALY (Italian paper money)
Italian bank note - click to enlarge P55b TBB B416b D604 100 lire 19/12/1940 VF $ 36.12
100 Italian Lire banknote very fine (19/12/1940)Ink spot. Some tonal marks, see scan. Printer: Officina della Banca d'Italia, Rome. Signatures: Azzolini & Urbini. Roma. Eagle bird.

P55b TBB B416b D604 100 lire 19/12/1940 VF $ 36.12

Italian bank note - click to enlarge

Ink spot. Some tonal marks, see scan. Printer: Officina della Banca d'Italia, Rome. Signatures: Azzolini & Urbini. Roma. Eagle bird.

C > CHINA > Peoples Bank of China -Fifth Series of Renminbi Yuan (1999 - (Chinese paper money)
Chinese bank note - click to enlarge PNew1 TBB B4118a EH 1 yuan 2019 UNC $ 1.61
1 Chinese Yuan banknote uncirculated (2019)Orchid flower. Mao Zedong. Three ponds mirroring the moon on the West Lake. No security thread. No Signature. Watermark: Orchid and electrotype 1. Printer: China Banknote Printing & Minting.

PNew1 TBB B4118a EH 1 yuan 2019 UNC $ 1.61

Chinese bank note - click to enlarge

Orchid flower. Mao Zedong. Three ponds mirroring the moon on the West Lake. No security thread. No Signature. Watermark: Orchid and electrotype 1. Printer: China Banknote Printing & Minting.

Chinese bank note - click to enlarge PNew20 TBB B4121a FB 20 yuan 2019 UNC $ 5.81
20 Chinese Yuan banknote uncirculated (2019)Lotus flower. Mao Zedong. Boat on Li River. Purple to Gold security thread with demetalized Y20. No Signature. Watermark: Lotus and electrotype 20. Printer: China Banknote Printing & Minting. Denomination in SPARK security.

PNew20 TBB B4121a FB 20 yuan 2019 UNC $ 5.81

Chinese bank note - click to enlarge

Lotus flower. Mao Zedong. Boat on Li River. Purple to Gold security thread with demetalized Y20. No Signature. Watermark: Lotus and electrotype 20. Printer: China Banknote Printing & Minting. Denomination in SPARK security.

P > PHILIPPINES (Philippino paper money)
Philippino bank note - click to enlarge PS187     1 peso (1942) VF $ 10.97
1 Philippino Peso banknote very fine (1942)Emergency Guerrilla currency. Province of Cagayan. Eagle bird.

PS187 1 peso (1942) VF $ 10.97

Philippino bank note - click to enlarge

Emergency Guerrilla currency. Province of Cagayan. Eagle bird.

Y > YUGOSLAVIA (Yugoslavian paper money)
Yugoslavian bank note - click to enlarge PS110   A 1 liro 20/11/1944 EF $ 50.31
1 Yugoslavian Liro banknote extremely fine (20/11/1944)Issued during WWII. Partisan note. Black serial. Monetary Bank of Slovenia.

PS110 A 1 liro 20/11/1944 EF $ 50.31

Yugoslavian bank note - click to enlarge

Issued during WWII. Partisan note. Black serial. Monetary Bank of Slovenia.

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