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  SCWPM The Banknote Book Prefix / Suffix Denom Unit Year Grade Price
B > BULGARIA (Bulgarian paper money)
Bulgarian bank note - click to enlarge P79a TBB B186a   20 leva 1950 UNC $ 7.50
20 Bulgarian Leva banknote uncirculated (1950)Chief of Printing sacked after issuing this note with no signature. Year after imprint in lower margin. National Bank, Blgarskata Narodna Banka building, Sofia on reverse. Printer: BG (State Printing house) No watermark, no signature, no security thread.

P79a TBB B186a 20 leva 1950 UNC $ 7.50

Bulgarian bank note - click to enlarge

Chief of Printing sacked after issuing this note with no signature. Year after imprint in lower margin. National Bank, Blgarskata Narodna Banka building, Sofia on reverse. Printer: BG (State Printing house) No watermark, no signature, no security thread.

G > GUATEMALA (Guatemalan paper money)
Guatemalan bank note - click to enlarge PS116a   C 1 peso 26/01/1923 F/VF $ 81.25
1 Guatemalan Peso banknote fine / very fine (26/01/1923)Two seated women with symbols of Commerce" & Agriculture. Three mountains or volcanoes overlooking a village on back Steam train. Horses. Palm trees. Houses & people. Waterlow & Sons. Series C serial number 267708.

PS116a C 1 peso 26/01/1923 F/VF $ 81.25

Guatemalan bank note - click to enlarge

Two seated women with symbols of Commerce" & Agriculture. Three mountains or volcanoes overlooking a village on back Steam train. Horses. Palm trees. Houses & people. Waterlow & Sons. Series C serial number 267708.

M > MACAU (Paper money from Macau)
Macau bank note - click to enlarge P28a TBB B028f   1 pataca 16/11/1945 aUNC $ 125.00
1 Macau Pataca banknote about uncirculated (16/11/1945)Portuguese Empire Coat of Arms. Chinese Temple - Barra. Steamship Banco Nacional Ultramarino seal. Printer: Waterlow & Sons Limited, Londres. No security thread. Intaglio print. Signatures: Antonio Augusto Correia de Aguiar & Antonio dos Santos Viegas.

P28a TBB B028f 1 pataca 16/11/1945 aUNC $ 125.00

Macau bank note - click to enlarge

Portuguese Empire Coat of Arms. Chinese Temple - Barra. Steamship Banco Nacional Ultramarino seal. Printer: Waterlow & Sons Limited, Londres. No security thread. Intaglio print. Signatures: Antonio Augusto Correia de Aguiar & Antonio dos Santos Viegas.

N > NEPAL (Nepalese paper money)
Nepalese bank note - click to enlarge P29a TBB B223a   2 rupees (1981-) UNC $ 1.81
2 Nepalese Rupees banknote uncirculated (1981-)King Birendra Bir Bikram. Bajrayogini at Sankhu. Temple at centre. Leopard on back. Coat of Arms. Solid security thread. Signature: Kalyana Bikram Adhikary. Printer: TDLR.

P29a TBB B223a 2 rupees (1981-) UNC $ 1.81

Nepalese bank note - click to enlarge

King Birendra Bir Bikram. Bajrayogini at Sankhu. Temple at centre. Leopard on back. Coat of Arms. Solid security thread. Signature: Kalyana Bikram Adhikary. Printer: TDLR.

R > ROMANIA (Romanian paper money)
Romanian bank note - click to enlarge P104a TBB B264a   5,000 lei 1993 aUNC $ 6.19
5,000 Romanian Lei banknote about uncirculated (1993)Episcopal church at centre, Avram Lancu at right. C0005 series.Coat of Arms. Low serial numbers. Banca Nationala a Romāniei. Corner bend.

P104a TBB B264a 5,000 lei 1993 aUNC $ 6.19

Romanian bank note - click to enlarge

Episcopal church at centre, Avram Lancu at right. C0005 series.Coat of Arms. Low serial numbers. Banca Nationala a Romāniei. Corner bend.

T > TIBET (Tibetan paper money)
Tibetan bank note - click to enlarge P7a     50 tam 1675 (1929) VG $ 206.25
50 Tibetan Tam banknote very good (1675 (1929))Two lions.Short 19mm serial frame. Obverse - lion, dragon, tiger & stylized creature. These are handmade notes. Tibetan dates are in solar years since the founding of the government in AD255. Hence the date on the note is 1675. Scan is note for sale.

P7a 50 tam 1675 (1929) VG $ 206.25

Tibetan bank note - click to enlarge

Two lions.Short 19mm serial frame. Obverse - lion, dragon, tiger & stylized creature. These are handmade notes. Tibetan dates are in solar years since the founding of the government in AD255. Hence the date on the note is 1675. Scan is note for sale.

G > GREECE > Treasury Notes (Greek paper money)
Greek bank note - click to enlarge P156     100,000,000 drachmai 17/10/1944 aUNC $ 81.25
100,000,000 Greek Drachmai banknote about uncirculated (17/10/1944)Bank of Greece - Treasury Note with Kerkyra name. Handstamp - "Bank of Greece- Corfu". Greek Paper Money catalogue ref: CA264. Printer: X.G.Vlachou. No watermark. Circulated for just 2 months after liberation WWII. Crease, see scan of actual note.

P156 100,000,000 drachmai 17/10/1944 aUNC $ 81.25

Greek bank note - click to enlarge

Bank of Greece - Treasury Note with Kerkyra name. Handstamp - "Bank of Greece- Corfu". Greek Paper Money catalogue ref: CA264. Printer: X.G.Vlachou. No watermark. Circulated for just 2 months after liberation WWII. Crease, see scan of actual note.

U > UGANDA (Ugandan paper money)
Ugandan bank note - click to enlarge P3a TBB B103a A24 20 shillings (1966) UNC $ 16.88
20 Ugandan Shillings banknote uncirculated (1966)Marabou stork, Green monkey, lion, cub, elephants, Zebra and impala. Last series A/24 series. Signatures: Joseph Mubiru & John Robert Ochole Elangot. Solid security thread. Watermark: Palm of hand .

P3a TBB B103a A24 20 shillings (1966) UNC $ 16.88

Ugandan bank note - click to enlarge

Marabou stork, Green monkey, lion, cub, elephants, Zebra and impala. Last series A/24 series. Signatures: Joseph Mubiru & John Robert Ochole Elangot. Solid security thread. Watermark: Palm of hand .

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