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Last updated 19 February 2020

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  SCWPM The Banknote Book Prefix / Suffix Denom Unit Year Grade Price
H > HONG KONG > Bank of China (Paper money from Bank Of China)
Bank Of China bank note - click to enlarge PNew100 TBB B923a BH 100 dollars 01/01/2018 UNC $ 22.10
100 Bank Of China Dollars banknote uncirculated (01/01/2018)"100" in SPARK security. Female with fan in traditional costume. Watermark: Bauhinia flower, electrotype 100. Windowed security thread. Printer: HKNPL. Bank of China building. Signature: Yingxin. Denomination as registration device. BOC logo.

PNew100 TBB B923a BH 100 dollars 01/01/2018 UNC $ 22.10

Bank Of China bank note - click to enlarge

"100" in SPARK security. Female with fan in traditional costume. Watermark: Bauhinia flower, electrotype 100. Windowed security thread. Printer: HKNPL. Bank of China building. Signature: Yingxin. Denomination as registration device. BOC logo.

Bank Of China bank note - click to enlarge PNew50 TBB B922a AS 50 dollars 01/01/2018 UNC $ 14.30
50 Bank Of China Dollars banknote uncirculated (01/01/2018)"50" in SPARK security. Bauhinia flower. Bank of China Building in Beijing. Butterfly. Watermark: Bauhinia flower, electrotype 50. Windowed security thread. Printer: HKNPL. Signature: Yingxin. Denomination as registration device. BOC logo.

PNew50 TBB B922a AS 50 dollars 01/01/2018 UNC $ 14.30

Bank Of China bank note - click to enlarge

"50" in SPARK security. Bauhinia flower. Bank of China Building in Beijing. Butterfly. Watermark: Bauhinia flower, electrotype 50. Windowed security thread. Printer: HKNPL. Signature: Yingxin. Denomination as registration device. BOC logo.

J > JAPAN (Japanese paper money)
Japanese bank note - click to enlarge P89a TBB B352e 17 100 yen (1946) VF+ $ 9.75
100 Japanese Yen banknote very fine + (1946)Yumedono Pavilion, The Hall of Dreams, at left. Prince Shotoku-taishi at right. Watermark of Paulownia leaves. Horyuji temple on back. Rosette. Last two digits 17. Printer: Teikoku Insatsu, Shiba

P89a TBB B352e 17 100 yen (1946) VF+ $ 9.75

Japanese bank note - click to enlarge

Yumedono Pavilion, The Hall of Dreams, at left. Prince Shotoku-taishi at right. Watermark of Paulownia leaves. Horyuji temple on back. Rosette. Last two digits 17. Printer: Teikoku Insatsu, Shiba

Japanese bank note - click to enlarge P89a TBB B352c 15 100 yen (1946) VF+ $ 9.75
100 Japanese Yen banknote very fine + (1946)Yumedono Pavilion, The Hall of Dreams, at left. Prince Shotoku-taishi at right. Watermark of Paulownia leaves. Horyuji temple on back. Rosette. Last two digits 15. Printer: Kyodo Insatsu Koishikawa

P89a TBB B352c 15 100 yen (1946) VF+ $ 9.75

Japanese bank note - click to enlarge

Yumedono Pavilion, The Hall of Dreams, at left. Prince Shotoku-taishi at right. Watermark of Paulownia leaves. Horyuji temple on back. Rosette. Last two digits 15. Printer: Kyodo Insatsu Koishikawa

K > KYRGYZSTAN (Paper money from Kyrgyzstan)
Kyrgyzstan bank note - click to enlarge P12a TBB B209a AD 100 som (1994) UNC $ 10.40
100 Kyrgyzstan Som banknote uncirculated (1994)Poet, Toktogul Satylganov at right & as watermark. Hydroelectric dam on back. Signature: K.K. Nanaev. Printer: Thomas De La Rue.

P12a TBB B209a AD 100 som (1994) UNC $ 10.40

Kyrgyzstan bank note - click to enlarge

Poet, Toktogul Satylganov at right & as watermark. Hydroelectric dam on back. Signature: K.K. Nanaev. Printer: Thomas De La Rue.

L > LITHUANIA (Lithuanian paper money)
Lithuanian bank note - click to enlarge P29a TBB B131a AG 0.10 talonas 1991 UNC $ 1.95
0.10 Lithuanian Talonas banknote uncirculated (1991)Plant leaves on face. Coat of Arms with Vytis. Sword, shield, horse. Printer: Spindulys. No security thread. Watermark: Columns of Gediminas. Lietuvos Respublika.

P29a TBB B131a AG 0.10 talonas 1991 UNC $ 1.95

Lithuanian bank note - click to enlarge

Plant leaves on face. Coat of Arms with Vytis. Sword, shield, horse. Printer: Spindulys. No security thread. Watermark: Columns of Gediminas. Lietuvos Respublika.

S > SPAIN (Spanish paper money)
Spanish bank note - click to enlarge P75b     50 pesetas 15/08/1928 VF+ $ 5.85
50 Spanish Pesetas banknote very fine + (15/08/1928)Prado museum Madrid at centre. Diego Velazquez at right. Painting, La rendicion de Breda by Velaquez on back. Printer: Bradbury Wilkinson Y Co, New Malden, Surrey, Inglaterra. Banco de Espaņa

P75b 50 pesetas 15/08/1928 VF+ $ 5.85

Spanish bank note - click to enlarge

Prado museum Madrid at centre. Diego Velazquez at right. Painting, La rendicion de Breda by Velaquez on back. Printer: Bradbury Wilkinson Y Co, New Malden, Surrey, Inglaterra. Banco de Espaņa

H > HONG KONG > Standard Chartered Bank (Paper money from Standard Chartered Bank)
Standard Chartered Bank bank note - click to enlarge PNew20 TBB B423a AJ 20 dollars 01/01/2018 UNC $ 6.05
20 Standard Chartered Bank Dollars banknote uncirculated (01/01/2018)Standard Chartered Bank HQ building. "20" in SPARK security.Watermark: Bauhinia flower, electrotype 20. Windowed security thread. Printer: HKNPL. Man pouring tea for his family. SCB logo. Denomination as registration device.

PNew20 TBB B423a AJ 20 dollars 01/01/2018 UNC $ 6.05

Standard Chartered Bank bank note - click to enlarge

Standard Chartered Bank HQ building. "20" in SPARK security.Watermark: Bauhinia flower, electrotype 20. Windowed security thread. Printer: HKNPL. Man pouring tea for his family. SCB logo. Denomination as registration device.

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