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  SCWPM The Banknote Book Prefix / Suffix Denom Unit Year Grade Price
G > GREAT BRITAIN > 1991-1998 Graham KENTFIELD (British paper money)
British bank note - click to enlarge P388a TBB B197a E23 50 pounds 1994 aUNC $ 137.50
50 British Pounds banknote about uncirculated (1994)Signature: Graham Kentfield. Queen Elizabeth II at right. Red pyramid for partially sighted. Seated Britannia. Sir John Houblon, First Governor of the Bank of England. 18th Century Gatekeeper at Bank of England. BNYB BE260. Duggleby: B377.

P388a TBB B197a E23 50 pounds 1994 aUNC $ 137.50

British bank note - click to enlarge

Signature: Graham Kentfield. Queen Elizabeth II at right. Red pyramid for partially sighted. Seated Britannia. Sir John Houblon, First Governor of the Bank of England. 18th Century Gatekeeper at Bank of England. BNYB BE260. Duggleby: B377.

C > CHINA > Central Bank of China (Chinese paper money)
Chinese bank note - click to enlarge P228a   E-F 10 yuan 1940 UNC $ 18.75
10 Chinese Yuan banknote uncirculated (1940)Sun Yat-sen at right. Printer Chunghwa Book Co Ltd. S/M C300-140. No security thread. No watermark. Guilloche patterns. Signatures: D.L.Lichia & Huang Xiufeng. Measures 70mm X 137mm.

P228a E-F 10 yuan 1940 UNC $ 18.75

Chinese bank note - click to enlarge

Sun Yat-sen at right. Printer Chunghwa Book Co Ltd. S/M C300-140. No security thread. No watermark. Guilloche patterns. Signatures: D.L.Lichia & Huang Xiufeng. Measures 70mm X 137mm.

Chinese bank note - click to enlarge P330a   K 100 custom gold units 1930 aUNC $ 43.75
100 Chinese Custom Gold Units banknote about uncirculated (1930) Sun Yat-sen. Signatures: Li Chun Hsiao & Dien I.Ming. Printer: American Bank Note Company. Customs House building in Shanghai. Vertical format note. No watermark or security thread. S/M C301-12.

P330a K 100 custom gold units 1930 aUNC $ 43.75

Chinese bank note - click to enlarge

Sun Yat-sen. Signatures: Li Chun Hsiao & Dien I.Ming. Printer: American Bank Note Company. Customs House building in Shanghai. Vertical format note. No watermark or security thread. S/M C301-12.

H > HONG KONG > Chartered Bank (Paper money from Chartered Bank)
Chartered Bank bank note - click to enlarge P77b TBB B372b CT 10 dollars 01/01/1981 UNC $ 15.00
10 Chartered Bank Dollars banknote uncirculated (01/01/1981)Mythological carp fish at right. Central Bank headquarters building in Central district. Coatof Arms at centre. Lion Rampant. Unicorn Rampant. Solid security thread with printed CBHK. Printer: TDLR. Signatures: J.A.M Doherty & W.C. L Brown.

P77b TBB B372b CT 10 dollars 01/01/1981 UNC $ 15.00

Chartered Bank bank note - click to enlarge

Mythological carp fish at right. Central Bank headquarters building in Central district. Coatof Arms at centre. Lion Rampant. Unicorn Rampant. Solid security thread with printed CBHK. Printer: TDLR. Signatures: J.A.M Doherty & W.C. L Brown.

I > INDONESIA (Indonesian paper money)
Indonesian bank note - click to enlarge P78a TBB B405b EAV 1 rupiah 1961 UNC $ 3.75
1 Indonesian Rupiah banknote uncirculated (1961)Four workers in a rice paddy. Printer: PT Perjetakan Kebajoran IMP. No security thread. No watermark.

P78a TBB B405b EAV 1 rupiah 1961 UNC $ 3.75

Indonesian bank note - click to enlarge

Four workers in a rice paddy. Printer: PT Perjetakan Kebajoran IMP. No security thread. No watermark.

I > ISLE OF MAN (Paper money from Isle Of Man)
Isle Of Man bank note - click to enlarge P29d TBB B106c H 1 pound (1972) UNC $ 131.25
1 Isle Of Man Pound banknote uncirculated (1972)Low Prefix H000045. Queen Elizabeth II on face. Signature:John Warburton Paul. (20mm wide signature). Solid security thread. Watermark: Triskelion. Printer: Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co, England.BNYB:IM32c. IOMPM M516. St John's Church on Tynwald Hill

P29d TBB B106c H 1 pound (1972) UNC $ 131.25

Isle Of Man bank note - click to enlarge

Low Prefix H000045. Queen Elizabeth II on face. Signature:John Warburton Paul. (20mm wide signature). Solid security thread. Watermark: Triskelion. Printer: Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co, England.BNYB:IM32c. IOMPM M516. St John's Church on Tynwald Hill

K > KOREA (Korean paper money)
Korean bank note - click to enlarge P38a TBB B420a 2 1 yen (1945) EF/AU $ 31.25
1 Korean Yen banknote extremely fine / about uncirculated (1945)Block number 2. No folds, tonal marks visible. Kim Yook Shin at right. Bank of Chosen. Cherry blossom. Printer: Japanese Imperial Government Cabinet Printing Bureau. No security thread. No watermark.

P38a TBB B420a 2 1 yen (1945) EF/AU $ 31.25

Korean bank note - click to enlarge

Block number 2. No folds, tonal marks visible. Kim Yook Shin at right. Bank of Chosen. Cherry blossom. Printer: Japanese Imperial Government Cabinet Printing Bureau. No security thread. No watermark.

R > ROMANIA (Romanian paper money)
Romanian bank note - click to enlarge P94a     10 lei 1966 EF+ $ 5.63
10 Romanian Lei banknote extremely fine + (1966)Coat of Arms at centre. Harvest scene with combine harvester machinery on back. Watermark: Rhombus pattern. Banca Nationala a Republicii Socialiste Romānia.

P94a 10 lei 1966 EF+ $ 5.63

Romanian bank note - click to enlarge

Coat of Arms at centre. Harvest scene with combine harvester machinery on back. Watermark: Rhombus pattern. Banca Nationala a Republicii Socialiste Romānia.

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