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RUSSIAN EMPIRE ( русская империя) 10 Roubles (рубль) ND / 1917 series: У Б s.no: 897101 grade: VF+ cat: 11c comment: signatures: Shipov & Schmidt added: 2 weeks ago
RUSSIAN EMPIRE ( русская империя) 5 Roubles / 5 рублей ND/1917 series: Т В s.no: 841800 grade: VF+ cat: 10b comment: signatures: Shipov & Bylinskiy Gosudarstvenniy Bank Front & Back : Arms added: 2 weeks ago
Uganda 100 Shillings ND/1985 series: D/6 s.no: 101582 grade: aUNC cat: 21 comment: FRONT : President Apollo Milton Obote BACK : Landscape. added: 4 weeks ago
NEW CALEDONIA / Nouméa 1 Franc 15/07/1942 s.no: 019381 grade: VF+ cat: 52 comment: Arrêté 09.07.1942 - 15.07.1942 "Bon de Caisse" Issue. FRONT / Ship, stockpile, factory BACK : Cross of Lorraine, stag head added: 5 weeks ago
FRENCH - INDOCHINA 1 Piastre / Riel ND/1953 s.no: A.00966723 grade: XF+ cat: 93 comment: Signatures du PRESIDENT : Gaston CUSIN et du CAISSIER GENERAL : UIGI. Filigrane : Elephant head. FRONT / King Norodom Sihanouk BACK : added: 5 weeks ago
HUNGARY 10 Forint 24/10/1949 series: A969 s.no: 135420 grade: VF+ cat: 164a comment: Magyar Nemzeti Bank / 1949 & 1951 "Arms with Hammer and Wheat" Issue. FRONT / Sandor Pëtofi BACK : "Birth of the Song" (by Jánko J.) added: 6 weeks ago
Lesotho - Muso oa Lesotho 2 Maloti ND / 1984 series: F/84 s.no: 920005 grade: aUNC cat: 4b comment: signatures: Rakhetla & Schönberg FRONT / King Moshoeshoe II added: 6 weeks ago
Venezuela 10 Bolivares soberano 20/08/2018 s.no: B04455536 grade: aun cat: 103 comment: FRONT : Rafael José Urdaneta y Farías (October 24, 1788 – August 23, 1845) was a Venezuelan General and hero of the Spanish American wars of independence. President of Gran Colombia from 1830 until 1831. He was an ardent supporter of Simón Bolívar and one of his most trusted and loyal allies.Urdaneta served as the Minister of Defence whilst Simón Bolívar was President of Gran Colombia. BACK : Giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) with the Catatumbo lightning in the background . added: 6 weeks ago
Venezuela 5 Bolívares Soberano 20/08/2018 s.no: A94280883 grade: aUNC cat: 102 comment: FRONT : José Félix Ribas (19 September 1775 / 31 January 1815), was a Venezuelan independence leader and hero of the Venezuelan War of Independence. BACK : Atelopus cruciger with the Henri Pittier National Park in the background . added: 6 weeks ago
Venezuela 2 Bolivares Soberano 20/08/2018 s.no: H35876814 grade: aUNC cat: 101 comment: Venezuela is issuing new banknotes after lopping five zeroes off the crippled bolivar - The new "Bolivar Soberano" currency is worth 100,000 "old" Bolivares. FRONT : Josefa Camejo (18 may 1791 - 5 July 1862) Heroine of independence BACK : Yellow-crowned amazon parrot (Amazona ochrocephala) with the Morrocoy National Park in the background added: 6 weeks ago
Lesotho - Muso oa Lesotho 10 Maloti ND / 2010 s.no: AA589820 grade: aUNC cat: 21a comment: FRONT : On 1 March 2011, at a celebration marking its 30th anniversary, the Central Bank of Lesotho launched a new series of banknotes dated 2010 aimed at fighting the spread of counterfeits. The notes feature a portrait of the three royal family members: the current king, His Majesty Letsie III is in the middle, his father King Moshoeshoe II is on the left, and the founder of the Basotho nation, King Moshoeshoe I, on the background right. BACK : wildflowers added: 7 weeks ago
Lesotho - Muso oa Lesotho 10 Maloti ND / 2006 s.no: T941164 grade: aun cat: 15d comment: FRONT : King Moshoeshoe I first monarch (c. 1786 – 11 March 1870) - [reign 1822 – 18 January 1870]. BACK : Basotho heardsman added: 7 weeks ago
Lesotho - Muso oa Lesotho 2 Maloti s.no: H223145 grade: aUNC cat: 9 comment: FRONT : Moshoeshoe II (May 2, 1938 – January 15, 1996), previously known as Constantine Bereng Seeiso, was the paramount chief of Lesotho, succeeding paramount chief Seeiso from 1960 until the country gained full independence from Britain in 1966. He was king of Lesotho from 1966 until his exile in 1990, and from 1995 until his death in 1996. BACK : curio shop in Maseru shaped like Basotho hat. added: 7 weeks ago
FINLAND 100 Markkaa / Mark ND / 1976 s.no: J2838825 grade: XF+ cat: 109a(14) comment: Sign : Karjalainen - Lehtinen. FRONT / Johan Vilhelm Snellman (12 May 1806, Stockholm – 4 July 1881, Kirkkonummi) was an influential Fennoman philosopher and Finnish statesman. BACK : Arms, allegorical couple added: 2 months ago
FAEROE ISLANDS 50 Krónur ND / 2001 series: B0011B s.no: 025374B grade: aUNC cat: 24 comment: FRONT : Ram's Horn. BACK : Hillside from the village of Sumba on the west side of Suðuroy. added: 2 months ago
MALTA Island 1 ND / 1949 s.no: A/23 288622 grade: vf cat: 24a comment: signature: E. Cuschieri FRONT : QE II and George's Cross BACK : Shield added: 2 months ago
MALTA Island 1 £ ND / 1949 s.no: A/7 731195 grade: VF- cat: 22 comment: signature: E. Cuschieri FRONT : King George VI and George's Cross. BACK : Shield added: 2 months ago
MALTA Island 2 shillings ND / 1942 s.no: A/3 457929 grade: VF- cat: 17c comment: signature: Edgar Cuschieri, Malta Treasurer. added: 2 months ago
DANEMARK (Danmarks Nationalbank) 100 Kroner ND / 2015 series: B0152C s.no: 838132C comment: sign: Callesen & Sørensen FRONT : The Little Belt Bridge (Danish: Lillebæltsbroen), also known as the Old Little Belt Bridge (Danish: Den gamle Lillebæltsbro), is a truss bridge over the Little Belt strait in Denmark. It spans from Snoghøj on the Jutland side to Middelfart on Funen. BACK : Hindsgavl dagger (made of flintstone, abt. 1900-1700 B.C., found on Fanø Island opposite Hindsgavl Peninsula, Fyn); Map of the Lillebælt area added: 2 months ago
Sverige 100 Kronor ND / 2016 s.no: C480525012 grade: UNC cat: 71b comment: FRONT : Greta Garbo (Greta Lovisa Gustafsson) - [18 September 1905 – 15 April 1990) was a Swedish-American film actress during the 1920s and 1930s] BACK : Stockholm; map of the historical Swedish "Landskaps" added: 2 months ago
Sverige 10 Kronor ND / 1914 s.no: Ee.111556 grade: VF+ cat: 27i comment: FRONT : SVEA (Swedish female name, very popular girls' name during the first half of the 20th century). BACK : Gustav I ("King Gustav Vasa"), born Gustav Eriksson of the Vasa noble family and later known as Gustav Vasa (12 May 1496 – 29 September 1560), was King of Sweden from 1523 until his death in 1560. added: 2 months ago
DANZIG 10 000 000 Mark 31/08/1923 s.no: 626066 grade: XF- cat: 25b comment: FRONT : at left [work of Daniel Schultz the Younger (1615–1683)] - portrait of Johannes Hevelius [Jan Heweliusz (pol) / Johannes Höwelcke (ger)] ( 28 January 1611 – 28 January 1687) - was a councillor and mayor of Danzig (Gdańsk), Kingdom of Poland - famous astronomer, he gained a reputation as "the founder of lunar topography", and described ten new constellations, seven of which are still used by astronomers. at right "arms" BACK : Motlau ([Motława (pol)] River. added: 2 months ago
YUGOSLAVIA - Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes 10 Kruna 02/01/1904 (1919) stamp: Adhesive stamp in three languages on Austrian P-9 series: 2995 *SZAM* s.no: 405847 grade: VF- cat: 6a comment: At the end of the First World War, many banknotes of the late austria-hungary empire bank have no legal value - each new state recovering its independence (Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania and the SCS Kingdom) will then "stamp" or affixing tax stamps on "ex-Austro-Hungarian banknotes" before they can base their new sovereign currencies. added: 2 months ago
YUGOSLAVIA - Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes 10 Kruna 02/01/1915 (1919) overprint: Black round handstamp "Ministarstvo Financija" on AUSTRIA P-19 series: 1156 s.no: 535487 grade: VF+ cat: 1 comment: The end of Austria-Hungary: the "war of tampons". added: 2 months ago
DANZIG 10 000 Mark 26/06/1923 s.no: 072310 grade: VF+ cat: 18 comment: FRONT : At left - "Bilonis eine danziger Kaufmannes" - A danzig merchant (painting by Hans Holbein the Younger / Hans Holbein der Jüngere 1497-1543)- On right : "Hansekogge" (Hanseatic sailing ship) . BACK : [left]-The English House is one of the largest and tallest town houses in Gdańsk. It was built on the Brotbänkengasse (ul. Chlebnicka 13/16) 1568-1570 by Hans Kramer (master builder). [Right] - St Catherine's Church is the oldest church in Gdańsk, Poland. It was a Protestant church from 1545 until 1945, after which it became a Roman Catholic church. It also has worlds first pulsar clock. added: 2 months ago
DANEMARK - Schleswig 1 Mark ND / 1920 s.no: 65264 grade: aUNC cat: UNK comment: Gemeinde Gramby Plebiscit März 1920 / Nødpengeseddel fra Gramby. The plebiscites were held on February 10 and March 14, 1920 in two areas that had been defined according to the wishes of the Danish Government. Reunification (of Schleswig with Denmark) added: 3 months ago
DANEMARK (Danmarks Nationalbank) 100 Kroner ND / 2003 series: B7031L s.no: 023581L grade: vf cat: 61b comment: signatures: Thomsen & Heering. FRONT : Carl August Nielsen (Danish: [kɑːl ˈnelsn̩]; 9 June 1865 – 3 October 1931) was a Danish musician, conductor and violinist, widely recognized as his country's most prominent composer. BACK : Basilisk stone relief from the Tømmerby church in the Thy Peninsula. added: 3 months ago
DANEMARK (Danmarks Nationalbank) 100 Kroner ND / 1986 series: D2862C s.no: 8815703 grade: XF- cat: 51o comment: signatures: Thomasen & Billestrup. FRONT : Jens Juel (12 May 1745 – 27 December 1802) was a Danish painter, primarily known for his many portraits, of which the largest collection is on display at Frederiksborg Castle. He is regarded as the leading Danish portrait painting of the 18th century. BACK : red underwing (Catocala nupta) is a moth of the Erebidae family. added: 3 months ago
DANEMARK (Danmarks Nationalbank) 100 Kroner ND / 1965 series: A9652B s.no: 3398966 grade: VF- cat: 46e comment: signatures: Sunesen & Valeur - prefix A9 FRONT : Hans Christian Ørsted (14 August 1777 – 9 March 1851) was a Danish physicist and chemist who discovered that electric currents create magnetic fields, which was the first connection found between electricity and magnetism. BACK : Kronborg castle, and stronghold in the town of Helsingør, Denmark. Immortalized as Elsinore in William Shakespeare's play Hamlet. added: 3 months ago
DANEMARK (Danmarks Nationalbank) 5 Kroner ND / 1956 series: B1564E s.no: 7035204 grade: VF+ cat: 42k comment: signatures: Nielsen & Riim - 1956 / prefix B1 FRONT : Portrait of Bertil Thorvaldsen (1770-1844) - Danish sculptor of international fame, who spent most of his life (1797–1838) in Italy. [by Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg - (1783 - 1853)]. BACK: Church of Our Lady in Kalundborg. added: 3 months ago
Romania - Banca Naţională a României 10 Leï 01/07/2005 s.no: 059C0180338 grade: aun cat: 119a comment: Vegetal: the buttercup. Figure the painter Nicolae Grigorescu and on the back a fragment of one of his bucolic theme paintings (peasant carrying water) and a country fortress. added: 3 months ago
Romania - Banca Naţională a României 5 Leï 01/07/2005 s.no: 056B0740230 grade: aun cat: 118a comment: Vegetal: the peony. Figure the composer George Enescu and on the reverse the Romanian Athenaeum and classical music. added: 3 months ago
Romania - Banca Naţională a României 1 Leu 01/07/2005 s.no: 057C0494568 grade: au cat: 117a comment: Vegetal: the gentian. Figure the historian Nicolae Iorga and on the reverse the stylized Byzantine eagle of the Principality of Wallachia and the basilica of Curtea de Argeş its first capital. added: 3 months ago
Romania - Banca Naţională a României 500 000 Leï ND / 2003 s.no: 038D3068345 grade: aUNC cat: 115b comment: sign: Mugur Išarescu & Ionel Niţu - Serial # prefix 03 (2003). Front : Edelweiss - Aurel Vlaicu (November 19, 1882 – September 13, 1913) was a Romanian engineer, inventor, airplane constructor and early pilot. Back : A Vlaicu I airplane built in Oct. 1910 - Eagle added: 3 months ago
Romania - Banca Naţională a României 100 000 Leï ND / 2002 s.no: 025C4991349 grade: aun cat: 114a comment: serial # prefix 02 (2002) Front : Mallow flowers - The classical Romanian painter Nicolae Grigorescu was born 1838 at Pitaru and died in the year 1907 at Campina (Romania). He is considered the founder of the modern Romanian school, and was the fine painter of the peasants' life in Muntenia. Back: "Rodica, the Water Carrier" - A culă (plural: cule; from Turkish kule "tower, turret") is a semi-fortified building found in the Oltenia region of Romania with a number of examples located in the historical province of Muntenia. added: 3 months ago
Romania - Banca Naţională a României 50 000 Leï ND / 2004 s.no: 041D7951746 grade: aUNC cat: 113a comment: serial # prefix 04 (2004) Front : Rose Flower - George Enescu (19 August 1881 – 4 May 1955), known in France as Georges Enesco, was a Romanian composer, violinist, pianist, conductor, and teacher. He is regarded by many as Romania's most important musician. Back : The Romanian Athenaeum was built between 1886 and 1888. This unique historical monument is the headquarters of the George Enescu Philharmonic - musical chord from "Oedip King". added: 3 months ago
Romania - Banca Naţională a României 10 000 Leï ND / 2000 s.no: 017B5598321 grade: aUNC cat: 112b comment: signature of Guvernator: Isarescu Front : Gentian flower - Nicolae Iorga (January 17, 1871 – November 27, 1940) was a Romanian historian, politician, literary critic, memoirist, poet and playwright. Co-founder (in 1910) of the Democratic Nationalist Party (PND), he served as a member of Parliament, President of the Deputies' Assembly and Senate, cabinet minister and briefly (1931–32) as Prime Minister. Back: The Cathedral of Curtea de Argeș (early 16th century) is a Romanian Orthodox cathedral in Curtea de Argeș, Romania added: 3 months ago
Romania - Banca Naţională a României 2000 Leï ND / 1999 s.no: 008A0821107 grade: aUNC cat: 111b comment: Front : Track of the solar eclipse of 11.08.1999 over Romania. Back : Solar System. Special issue (Total Solar Eclipse on 11.08.1999) 1.000.000 pieces printed. added: 3 months ago
Romania - Banca Naţională a României 5000 Leï ND / 1998 s.no: 009D1260279 grade: aUNC cat: 107 comment: FRONT : Daffodil flower - Lucian Blaga (9 May 1895 – 6 May 1961) was a Romanian philosopher, poet, playwright and novelist. BACK : added: 3 months ago
Romania - Banca Naţională a României 1000 Lei ND / 1998 s.no: 005B1016860 grade: aUNC cat: 106 comment: FRONT : Lily Flower - Mihai Eminescu (born Mihail Eminovici; 15 January 1850 – 15 June 1889) was a Romantic poet, novelist and journalist. Photograph taken by Jan Tomas in Prague, 1869. BACK : Ruins of Histria or Istros, was a Greek colony near the mouths of the Danube, on the western coast of the Black Sea. Histria is derived from the Latin word "Hister", meaning "Danube. added: 3 months ago
STADT LANDAU PFALZ 10 000 000 Marks 01/09/1923 s.no: 53774 grade: XF- cat: not listed comment: Back : overview of the city surroundings - At left, steeples of the Catholic parish church of the Assumption (Katholische Pfarrkirche Mariä Himmelfahrt, Bismarckstraße 3). added: 4 months ago
STADT LANDAU PFALZ 1 000 000 Marks 01/09/1923 s.no: 39004 grade: XF- cat: not listed added: 4 months ago
GERMANY - 3 Reich 1 Reichsmark 15/09/1944 grade: XF- cat: M38 comment: Verrechnungsschein (Clearing Note) Intended for payments within the Wehrmacht. Superseded the 1942 "Behelfszahlmittel" (Auxiliary payment certificates). added: 4 months ago
GERMANY - 3 Reich 5 Reichspfennig ND / 1942 grade: aUNC cat: M33 comment: The Nazi government issued special currency (Verrechnungsschein für die Deutsche Wehrmacht) for the Wehrmacht during World War II in 1942. These banknotes were initially issued in areas where currency restrictions existed. It could be used in German mess halls, casinos and special shops designated for the Wehrmacht. This money was called Behelfszahlungsmittel (temporary money) and denominated in Reichspfennig and Reichsmark. added: 4 months ago
Germany - Allemagne 1 Rentenmark 01/11/1923 s.no: K02110808 grade: VF+ cat: 161 comment: Deutsche Rentenbank - The Rentenmark was a currency issued on 15 October 1923 to stop the hyperinflation of 1922 and 1923 in Weimar Germany. It was subdivided into 100 Rentenpfennig and was superseded in 1924 by the Reichsmark. added: 4 months ago
Germany - Allemagne 100.000.000.000 Mark 05/11/1923 series: H cat: 133 comment: Reichsbank / German Hyperinflation. added: 4 months ago
Germany - Allemagne 1.000.000.000.000 Mark 01/11/1923 s.no: G.00163097 grade: VF- cat: 129 comment: Reichsbank / German Hyperinflation. added: 4 months ago
Germany - Allemagne 10.000.000.000 Mark 15/09/1923 s.no: C.00044526 grade: XF+ cat: 116a comment: Reichsbank / German Hyperinflation. added: 4 months ago
Germany - Allemagne 1.000.000.000 Marks 05/09/1923 s.no: D.04314923 grade: XF+ cat: 114 comment: Reichsbank / German hyperinflation. added: 4 months ago
Biafra 1 £ ND/1969 series: DL s.no: 0987053 grade: aUNC cat: 5a comment: FRONT : Palm tree with sunrise behind it. BACK : Biafran Coat-of-Arms in the centre of the right hand circle. added: 4 months ago