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Last updated 18 January 2019

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Featured bank notes:

  SCWPM The Banknote Book Prefix / Suffix Denom Unit Year Grade Price
J > JAPAN (Japanese paper money)
Japanese bank note - click to enlarge PNIP1     1 fen (1875-1900) VF £ 14.50
1 Japanese Fen banknote very fine (1875-1900)Hansatsu currency.

PNIP1 1 fen (1875-1900) VF £ 14.50

Japanese bank note - click to enlarge

Hansatsu currency.

G > GREAT BRITAIN > Lake District Local pound currency (British paper money)
British bank note - click to enlarge PNIPLD10     10 pounds 2019 UNC £ 15.00
10 British Pounds banknote uncirculated (2019)The LD£10 celebrates ‘Resilience and Determination’, embodied in portrait by mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington and featuring the view across Ullswater to Helvellyn, one of the highest mountains in England.

PNIPLD10 10 pounds 2019 UNC £ 15.00

British bank note - click to enlarge

The LD£10 celebrates ‘Resilience and Determination’, embodied in portrait by mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington and featuring the view across Ullswater to Helvellyn, one of the highest mountains in England.

British bank note - click to enlarge PNIPLD20     20 pounds 2019 UNC £ 26.00
20 British Pounds banknote uncirculated (2019)The LD£20 represents ‘Love for the Landscape’ and features Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley, who lived in the Lake District and was one of the founders of the National Trust as well as a key pioneer in conservation. It also features a view across Coniston Water .

PNIPLD20 20 pounds 2019 UNC £ 26.00

British bank note - click to enlarge

The LD£20 represents ‘Love for the Landscape’ and features Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley, who lived in the Lake District and was one of the founders of the National Trust as well as a key pioneer in conservation. It also features a view across Coniston Water .

G > GREAT BRITAIN > Lewes Local Currency (British paper money)
British bank note - click to enlarge PNIP6     5 pounds 2009 UNC £ 8.00
£ 6.00
5 British Pounds banknote uncirculated (2009)Lewes Pound - Featuring Thomas Paine 1768-1774 - Local Currency . Second series. Lewes Castle. "Makers" - celebrating the creative Arts.

PNIP6 5 pounds 2009 UNC £ 8.00
£ 6.00

British bank note - click to enlarge

Lewes Pound - Featuring Thomas Paine 1768-1774 - Local Currency . Second series. Lewes Castle. "Makers" - celebrating the creative Arts.

P > PAPUA NEW GUINEA (Paper money from Papua New Guinea)
Papua New Guinea bank note - click to enlarge P5a TBB B104 ABJ 2 kina (1981) UNC £ 7.50
2 Papua New Guinea Kina banknote uncirculated (1981)Bird of Paradise. Signatures: ToRobert & Morauta. Solid security thread.

P5a TBB B104 ABJ 2 kina (1981) UNC £ 7.50

Papua New Guinea bank note - click to enlarge

Bird of Paradise. Signatures: ToRobert & Morauta. Solid security thread.

P > PARAGUAY (Paraguayan paper money)
Paraguayan bank note - click to enlarge P199b TBB B815c   100 guaranies L1952 (1963) UNC £ 8.00
100 Paraguayan Guaranies banknote uncirculated (L1952 (1963))General Jose E Diaz at right. Ruins of Humaita on back. Printer:Thomas de la Rue, London. Signatures: Augusto Colmán Villamayor & César Romeo Acosta. Banco Central del Paraguay. Black serial number at upper left & lower right. Without UV pattern. Threads.

P199b TBB B815c 100 guaranies L1952 (1963) UNC £ 8.00

Paraguayan bank note - click to enlarge

General Jose E Diaz at right. Ruins of Humaita on back. Printer:Thomas de la Rue, London. Signatures: Augusto Colmán Villamayor & César Romeo Acosta. Banco Central del Paraguay. Black serial number at upper left & lower right. Without UV pattern. Threads.

C > CHINA > Taiwan (Chinese paper money)
Chinese bank note - click to enlarge P1931a TBB B317a 3 10 yen (1945) F/VF £ 85.00
10 Chinese Yen banknote fine / very fine (1945)Taiwan Grand Shrine. Golden kite. Palm trees & sea at Cape Eluanbi. Printer: Greater Japan Imperial Bureau. No security thread. Watermarked. Red block number 3. No serial number. Piece missing in top margin.

P1931a TBB B317a 3 10 yen (1945) F/VF £ 85.00

Chinese bank note - click to enlarge

Taiwan Grand Shrine. Golden kite. Palm trees & sea at Cape Eluanbi. Printer: Greater Japan Imperial Bureau. No security thread. Watermarked. Red block number 3. No serial number. Piece missing in top margin.

G > GREAT BRITAIN > Wales - Black Sheep Company of Wales Ltd (British paper money)
British bank note - click to enlarge P10/- ps     10 shillings 27/08/1970 UNC £ 34.99
10 British Shillings banknote uncirculated (27/08/1970)Laugharne Castle & sheep. Printed signature of Richard Hugh Williams. Cancellation red stamp. Red dragon top right.

P10/- ps 10 shillings 27/08/1970 UNC £ 34.99

British bank note - click to enlarge

Laugharne Castle & sheep. Printed signature of Richard Hugh Williams. Cancellation red stamp. Red dragon top right.

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