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  SCWPM The Banknote Book Prefix / Suffix Denom Unit Year Grade Price
A > ANGOLA (Angolan paper money)
Angolan bank note - click to enlarge P92a TBB B418a   20 escudos 10/06/1962 UNC $ 62.55
20 Angolan Escudos banknote uncirculated (10/06/1962)Portrait Americo Tomas at right. Dock at left. Gazzelles running on reverse. Prefixes: 13YN, 3DE, 15II. Signature Carlos Joao Silva Moreira Rato & Ruy de Lima Pereira de Mello.

P92a TBB B418a 20 escudos 10/06/1962 UNC $ 62.55

Angolan bank note - click to enlarge

Portrait Americo Tomas at right. Dock at left. Gazzelles running on reverse. Prefixes: 13YN, 3DE, 15II. Signature Carlos Joao Silva Moreira Rato & Ruy de Lima Pereira de Mello.

C > CYPRUS (Cypriot paper money)
Cypriot bank note - click to enlarge P41c TBB B301q S81 250 mils 01/06/1982 UNC $ 55.60
250 Cypriot Mils banknote uncirculated (01/06/1982)Prefix S81.Fruit at left. Arms at right. Signature: Afxentis C. Afxentiou. Printer BWC. Watermark: Eagle head. Dove bird carrying olive branch. Map note. Skouriotissa Mine near Lefka on back. Railroad train, buildings, trees. Solid security thread.

P41c TBB B301q S81 250 mils 01/06/1982 UNC $ 55.60

Cypriot bank note - click to enlarge

Prefix S81.Fruit at left. Arms at right. Signature: Afxentis C. Afxentiou. Printer BWC. Watermark: Eagle head. Dove bird carrying olive branch. Map note. Skouriotissa Mine near Lefka on back. Railroad train, buildings, trees. Solid security thread.

Cypriot bank note - click to enlarge P52a TBB B311c Q 50 cents 01/11/1989 UNC $ 16.68
50 Cypriot Cents banknote uncirculated (01/11/1989)Printer: BABN. Arms at top centre. Map at lower centre. Woman seated at right. Yermasoyia Dam on back. Watermark: Ram.Solid security thread.

P52a TBB B311c Q 50 cents 01/11/1989 UNC $ 16.68

Cypriot bank note - click to enlarge

Printer: BABN. Arms at top centre. Map at lower centre. Woman seated at right. Yermasoyia Dam on back. Watermark: Ram.Solid security thread.

G > GERMAN EAST AFRICA (German East African paper money)
German East African bank note - click to enlarge P45     20 rupien 15/03/1915 VF $ 201.55
20 German East African Rupien banknote very fine (15/03/1915)Issued by German East African Bank. Printer: German East African newspaper G.m.b.H, Dar es Salaam. Lilac. Tear which has a tape mark visible from where someone has tried to mend it. One vertical centre fold.See scan. Tabora, March 15, 1915. Serial 51212.

P45 20 rupien 15/03/1915 VF $ 201.55

German East African bank note - click to enlarge

Issued by German East African Bank. Printer: German East African newspaper G.m.b.H, Dar es Salaam. Lilac. Tear which has a tape mark visible from where someone has tried to mend it. One vertical centre fold.See scan. Tabora, March 15, 1915. Serial 51212.

G > GERMANY (German paper money)
German bank note - click to enlarge P116   D 1 milliarde mark 05/09/1923 EF $ 22.24
1 German Milliarde Mark banknote extremely fine (05/09/1923)Reichsbank. Mark on back, corner fold, no centre fold. Single letter serial prefix D. Berlin.

P116 D 1 milliarde mark 05/09/1923 EF $ 22.24

German bank note - click to enlarge

Reichsbank. Mark on back, corner fold, no centre fold. Single letter serial prefix D. Berlin.

L > LAOS (LAO paper money)
LAO bank note - click to enlarge PA3 TBB B103a   50 att (1945-46) aUNC $ 208.50
50 LAO Att banknote about uncirculated (1945-46)Lao Issara. Free Lao Government. Printer: Phong. Letters VA in corner. Vertical lined paper. '50' is 5.5mm high on the back. Series 9. Crudely printed using wood block and poor grade paper. Symbol of Constitution. Handcut.

PA3 TBB B103a 50 att (1945-46) aUNC $ 208.50

LAO bank note - click to enlarge

Lao Issara. Free Lao Government. Printer: Phong. Letters VA in corner. Vertical lined paper. '50' is 5.5mm high on the back. Series 9. Crudely printed using wood block and poor grade paper. Symbol of Constitution. Handcut.

L > LIBYA (Libyan paper money)
Libyan bank note - click to enlarge P33b TBB B501b IE11 1/4 dinar (1972) UNC $ 104.25
1/4 Libyan Dinar banknote uncirculated (1972)Heraldic Eagle Coat of Arms at left and as watermark. With Arabic inscription at base of watermark (1972). Doorway on back. IE/11 prefix. Solid security thread. Signature: Kasem M. Sherlala. Serial numbers in Arabic and English 6 digits.

P33b TBB B501b IE11  1/4 dinar (1972) UNC $ 104.25

Libyan bank note - click to enlarge

Heraldic Eagle Coat of Arms at left and as watermark. With Arabic inscription at base of watermark (1972). Doorway on back. IE/11 prefix. Solid security thread. Signature: Kasem M. Sherlala. Serial numbers in Arabic and English 6 digits.

P > PORTUGAL (Portugese paper money)
Portugese bank note - click to enlarge P41a     10,000 reis 1798(1828) P $ 34.75
10,000 Portugese Reis banknote poor (1798(1828))Red D.Miguel I overprint. Used to pay the the officers of the Duke of Wellington's Army during the Peninsular wars in the North of Portugal. Six nature themed vignettes. Back stamps on reverse. See scan as taped. Last date digit handwritten.

P41a 10,000 reis 1798(1828) P $ 34.75

Portugese bank note - click to enlarge

Red D.Miguel I overprint. Used to pay the the officers of the Duke of Wellington's Army during the Peninsular wars in the North of Portugal. Six nature themed vignettes. Back stamps on reverse. See scan as taped. Last date digit handwritten.

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