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Last updated 18 September 2019

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Featured bank notes:

  SCWPM The Banknote Book Prefix / Suffix Denom Unit Year Grade Price
G > GREAT BRITAIN > 1955-1962 Leslie OBRIEN (British paper money)
British bank note - click to enlarge P374a TBB B180a 68D 1 pound (1962-66) UNC $ 10.16
1 British Pound banknote uncirculated (1962-66)Duggleby B282. Queen Elizabeth II at right. Signature: Leslie K. O'Brien. Britannia on back. Banknote Yearbook: BE61c. Duggleby B282. Solid security thread.

P374a TBB B180a 68D 1 pound (1962-66) UNC $ 10.16

British bank note - click to enlarge

Duggleby B282. Queen Elizabeth II at right. Signature: Leslie K. O'Brien. Britannia on back. Banknote Yearbook: BE61c. Duggleby B282. Solid security thread.

G > GREAT BRITAIN > 1991-1998 Graham KENTFIELD (British paper money)
British bank note - click to enlarge P385a   BJ21 5 pounds 1993 UNC $ 25.40
5 British Pounds banknote uncirculated (1993)B364. Signature: Graham Kentfield. Queen Elizabeth II at right. Stephenson on back. Banknote Yearbook: BE121c.

P385a BJ21 5 pounds 1993 UNC $ 25.40

British bank note - click to enlarge

B364. Signature: Graham Kentfield. Queen Elizabeth II at right. Stephenson on back. Banknote Yearbook: BE121c.

I > IRELAND > Bank of Ireland (Irish paper money)
Irish bank note - click to enlarge P90a 91a   AP 5 & 10 pounds 31/05/2017 UNC $ 38.10
5 & 10 Irish Pounds banknote uncirculated (31/05/2017)Matching Serial Numbered pair. Polymer Safeguard. Signature:Thomas McAreavey. TBB B136a & B137a.

P90a 91a AP 5 & 10 pounds 31/05/2017 UNC $ 38.10

Irish bank note - click to enlarge

Matching Serial Numbered pair. Polymer Safeguard. Signature:Thomas McAreavey. TBB B136a & B137a.

B > BHUTAN (Paper money from Bhutan)
Bhutan bank note - click to enlarge P33a TBB B222a P00 500 ngultrum 2006 UNC $ 34.29
500 Bhutan Ngultrum banknote uncirculated (2006)Signature: Norbu. Printer: De La Rue. Norbu Rimpochhe. Dragons. King Ugyen Wangchuck wearing Raven Crown. Punakja Dzong. Windowed security thread with demetalized RMA500.

P33a TBB B222a P00 500 ngultrum 2006 UNC $ 34.29

Bhutan bank note - click to enlarge

Signature: Norbu. Printer: De La Rue. Norbu Rimpochhe. Dragons. King Ugyen Wangchuck wearing Raven Crown. Punakja Dzong. Windowed security thread with demetalized RMA500.

I > INDIA (Indian paper money)
Indian bank note - click to enlarge P96f TBB B281c2 33H 20 rupees 2008 UNC $ 1.91
20 Indian Rupees banknote uncirculated (2008) Mahatma Ghandi at right and as watermark electrotype 20. Windowed Security thread with demetalized RBI.Printer: India Security Press. Tiger/palm tree within RBI seal. Signature: Y.V Reddy. Plate Letter E. Lighthouse. Palm trees. Sea.

P96f TBB B281c2 33H 20 rupees 2008 UNC $ 1.91

Indian bank note - click to enlarge

Mahatma Ghandi at right and as watermark electrotype 20. Windowed Security thread with demetalized RBI.Printer: India Security Press. Tiger/palm tree within RBI seal. Signature: Y.V Reddy. Plate Letter E. Lighthouse. Palm trees. Sea.

I > ISLE OF MAN (Paper money from Isle Of Man)
Isle Of Man bank note - click to enlarge P41b TBB B115b L 5 pounds (1996) UNC $ 20.32
5 Isle Of Man Pounds banknote uncirculated (1996)Castle Rushen in Castletown on back. Signature: John Alfred Cashen 'L 'series. Queen Elizabeth II on face. L series. Solid security thread. Watermark: Triskelion. Printer: Thomas De La Rue. Map note. BNYB:IM44b. IOMPM M535.

P41b  TBB B115b L 5 pounds (1996) UNC $ 20.32

Isle Of Man bank note - click to enlarge

Castle Rushen in Castletown on back. Signature: John Alfred Cashen 'L 'series. Queen Elizabeth II on face. L series. Solid security thread. Watermark: Triskelion. Printer: Thomas De La Rue. Map note. BNYB:IM44b. IOMPM M535.

I > ITALY > ITALIAN STATES (Italian paper money)
Italian bank note - click to enlarge PS188     5 lire correnti 1848 EF/AU $ 44.45
5 Italian Lire Correnti banknote extremely fine / about uncirculated (1848)No centre folds, but ageing signs. Red stamp on back. Venetian Republic. Moneta Patriottica. Banca Nazionale di Venezia. Plain paper without watermark.

PS188 5 lire correnti 1848 EF/AU $ 44.45

Italian bank note - click to enlarge

No centre folds, but ageing signs. Red stamp on back. Venetian Republic. Moneta Patriottica. Banca Nazionale di Venezia. Plain paper without watermark.

Italian bank note - click to enlarge PS535     2 paoli (1798) aUNC $ 222.25
2 Italian Paoli banknote about uncirculated (1798)Assegnati. Repubblica Romana. Black seal on back. Anno 7 - 1798. No folds. Bobba ref:1140. Watermarked. Over 220 years old.

PS535 2 paoli (1798) aUNC $ 222.25

Italian bank note - click to enlarge

Assegnati. Repubblica Romana. Black seal on back. Anno 7 - 1798. No folds. Bobba ref:1140. Watermarked. Over 220 years old.

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