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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: 2 weeks 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: 2 weeks 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: 2 weeks 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: 2 weeks 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: 2 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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: 7 weeks ago
STADT LANDAU PFALZ 1 000 000 Marks 01/09/1923 s.no: 39004 grade: XF- cat: not listed added: 7 weeks 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: 7 weeks 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: 7 weeks 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: 7 weeks ago
Germany - Allemagne 100.000.000.000 Mark 05/11/1923 series: H cat: 133 comment: Reichsbank / German Hyperinflation. added: 7 weeks 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: 7 weeks ago
Germany - Allemagne 10.000.000.000 Mark 15/09/1923 s.no: C.00044526 grade: XF+ cat: 116a comment: Reichsbank / German Hyperinflation. added: 7 weeks ago
Germany - Allemagne 1.000.000.000 Marks 05/09/1923 s.no: D.04314923 grade: XF+ cat: 114 comment: Reichsbank / German hyperinflation. added: 7 weeks 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: 2 months ago
Biafra 5 Shillings ND/1969 series: NF s.no: 0383057 grade: VF+ cat: 3 comment: General Philip Efiong, Biafra chieff of army staff, announced the biafra surrender on 12 january 1970. Second bank note issue, were introduced, probably around February 1969. added: 2 months ago
Biafra 1 £ 28/01/1968 series: A B s.no: 9371603 grade: XF+ cat: 2 comment: The banknotes were printed in Switzerland. Front : Palm tree & large rising sun at left. Arms on back. added: 2 months ago
Biafra 5 Shillings 28/01/1968 series: A O s.no: 6566111 grade: aUNC cat: 1 comment: Bank of Biafra started printing out its own notes, the Biafran pound. The new currency went public on 28 January 1968, and the Nigerian pound was not accepted as an exchange unit. Front: Rising sun behind palm tree. Back: Four smiling Biafran women. Signatures: Sylvester U. Ugoh & William Okefie Uzoaga. added: 2 months ago
ALBANIA - Banka e Shtetit Shqiptar 100 Lekë ND/1991 series: AC s.no: 567889 grade: VF+ cat: 47a comment: Front : Steel workers, oil derricks, steel mill. Back : Refinery. added: 3 months ago
ALBANIA - Banka e Shtetit Shqiptar 10 Lek Valutë ND / 1992 s.no: Nr : 187982 or Nr : 587982 (error) grade: aUNC cat: 49a comment: Banknotes denominated "Lek-Valute", issue of 1992, were called 'banknotes of emergency', as they were printed due to the pressing demand of economy for cash. They had the corresponding countervalue: denomination 10 "Lek Valute" = 500 Lekë. These banknotes were in circulation for only one year. FRONT : Steelworker. BACK : Electrical transmission towers , hydroelectric generator at right. added: 3 months ago
Generalne Gubernatorstwo 2 Zloty 01/08/1940 s.no: AG 8880679 grade: VF- cat: 100 comment: Bank Emisyjny w Polsce Observe : Peasant women added: 3 months ago
Generalne Gubernatorstwo 10 Zloty 01/03/1940 series: L s.no: 1006729 grade: VF+ cat: 94 comment: Observe : Girl in headdress on watermark area at left, allegorical woman at left and right. Reverse: Chopin Statue, Warsaw - erected in 1926 - During World War II, the statue was blown up on May 31, 1940 - It was the first monument that was destroyed by the occupying Germans in Warsaw - - The original mould for the statue, which had survived the war, made it possible to cast a replica, which was placed at the original site in 1958. added: 3 months ago
USA 1 $ - Silver Certificate 1935 (15/08/1942) overprint: "Hawaii" s.no: C01523168 C grade: VF- cat: 36a comment: Brown Seal - First distributed in 1942, the Hawaii overprint note was a special series of banknotes that was issued during World War II with the intention not to further segregate the Hawaiian Islands from the mainland, but to prevent Japanese forces from getting hold of American currency. By August 15th, 1942, no non-overprint notes were left in Hawaii and no other paper currency could be used in the islands without special permission. added: 3 months ago
USA 1 $ - Silver Certificate 1935 (November 1942) s.no: B99226037 C grade: VG+ cat: 416AY comment: Special Issued for Military Use in North Africa & Sicily in WWII. Yellow Seal. the American government was worried that the American money supply in North Africa could be taken over by a German attack. In response to this worry, all military personnel were paid with one, five, and ten dollar silver certificates with a yellow seal. This action was taken so that any silver certificate with a yellow seal could be devalued if the Germans did in fact capture the money. Don’t let the years on these confuse you. Paper money isn’t like coins. The series date on currency rarely coincides with when the note actually left the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. So while North Africa notes say 1935 or 1934, they were most certainly not printed then. Front : Président George Washington - Back : Great Seal of the United States. added: 3 months ago
USA 1 $ ND / 1899 s.no: R37947565 A grade: VG+ cat: 338c(8) comment: This Note is commonly called a black eagle or just an eagle for obvious reasons. Sign. Speelman & White. FRONT : at the bottom of each side of the eagle - Président A Lincoln & Ulysse Grant (April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) - 18th President of the United States (1869–77). added: 4 months ago
Romania - Banca Naţională a României 10 000 Lei 02/1994 s.no: A.0043 grade: XF- cat: 105 comment: Banca Naţională a României Observe : Nicolae Iorga (January 17, 1871 – November 27, 1940) was a Romanian historian, politician, literary critic, memoirist, poet and playwright. Late 2nd-century statue of Glycon. (National History and Archeology Museum, Constanţa, Romania). Reverse : "Fortuna Statue" - "The Thinker", Hamangia culture, Romania, 7000 – 6600 years ago - The National Museum of Romanian History (was constructed from 1894-1900 to the designs of local architect Alexandru Săvulescu). added: 4 months ago
USA 1 $ 18/05/1914 (1918) series: B-2 s.no: B14800684 A grade: VF+ cat: 371B(2) comment: Nickname of the "Flying Eagle." Authorized by the Acts of Dec. 23, 1913 and April 23, 1918. Obverse: Portrait of George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799), the First President of the United States of America, painted by Gilbert Stuart. There is a Blue Treasury seal on the right hand side of the bill and the serial numbers are in blue ink. Reverse: Bald Eagle in flight clutching a U.S. American flag. Predominant colors: Black and green. Signatures: (as depicted) Houston Benge Teehee, Register of the Treasury and John Burke, Treasurer of the United States; Laurence H. Hendricks (Cashier); Benjamin Strong (Governor). added: 4 months ago
USA 1 $ ND / 1917 s.no: A13251257 A grade: VF- cat: 187(1) comment: Obverse: Bust of George Washington, first President of the United States, 1789-1797. At the left, Christopher Columbus in sight of land. This vignette was designed by Joseph P. Ourdan."ONE DOLLAR" at right. Reverse: Because of its design, it is known as the "sawhorse reverse." Signatures: (as depicted) Houston.B Teehee : Register of the Treasury and John Burke : Treasurer of the United States. Inscriptions: Act of March 3rd 1863 – Series of 1917 – Engraved & Printed at the Bureau Engraving & Printing – Register Of The Treasury – Treasurer Of The United States – This Note Is A Legal Tender For One Dollar – The United States Will Pay To Bearer One Dollar Washington D.C. – United States Note – Amer Septent Sigil Thesaur – United States of America – This Note is a Legal Tender at its face value for all debts public and private, except duties on imports and interest on the public debt. Counterfeiting or altering this note or passing any counterfeit or alteration of it, or having in possession any false or counterfeit plate or impression of it, or any paper made in imitation of the paper on which it is printed is felony, and is punishable by $5,000 fine, or 15 years imprisonment at hard labor or both. – Printed at The Bureau of Engraving and Printing. added: 4 months ago
Romania - Banca Naţională a României 200 Lei 01/12/1992 series: B0006 s.no: 380721 grade: aUNC cat: 100 comment: Banca Naţională a României Observe : Grigore Antipa (27 November 1867 – 9 March 1944) was a Romanian Darwinist biologist who studied the fauna of the Danube Delta and the Black Sea. Between 1892 and 1944 he was the director of the Bucharest Natural History Museum, which now bears his name. Background, Heron, Ferry on Danube and old lighthouse (sulina). Reverse : Danube river fauna, on background - map of the danube delta. added: 4 months ago
Republica Socialistă România 100 Lei ND / 1966 series: B0095 s.no: 966850 grade: aUNC cat: 97 comment: Observe : Nicolae Bălcescu (29 June 1819 – 29 November 1852) was a Romanian Wallachian soldier, historian, journalist, and leader of the 1848 Wallachian Revolution. Reverse : The Romanian Athenaeum (Ateneul Român) is a concert hall ( opened in 1888,) in the center of Bucharest added: 4 months ago
Republica Socialistă România 1 Leu ND / 1966 series: H 0030 s.no: 040244 grade: UNC cat: 91 comment: Banca Naţională a Republicii Socialiste România. added: 4 months ago
Republica Populară Română 10 Lei ND / 1952 series: F 6 s.no: N° 007833 grade: aUNC cat: 88a comment: On January 28, 1952, another new leu was introduced - These rates ranged from 20 to 400 "old lei" for 1 "new" leu - Again, no advance warning was given before the reform took place. Front : Worker Back : Mining added: 4 months ago
Republica Populară Română 1 Leu ND / 1952 series: f 54 s.no: 803834 grade: aUNC cat: 81b added: 4 months ago
Kingdom of Romania 100 L ND/1945 series: wo s.no: wo grade: aUNC cat: 78 comment: Ministerul Finanţelor Observe : Michael I of Romania (25 October 1921 – 5 December 2017) was the last King of Romania, reigning from 20 July 1927 to 8 June 1930 and again from 6 September 1940 until his abdication on 30 December 1947. added: 4 months ago
Dominion of Canada 1 $ 17/03/1917 series: J1 s.no: J - 4322649 A grade: VG cat: 32e comment: Signatures : Geo. W. Hyndman & J. C. Saunders. Observe : Princess Patricia of Connaught (Victoria Patricia Helena Elizabeth; later Lady Patricia Ramsay (17 March 1886 – 12 January 1974) was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria. Upon her marriage to Alexander Ramsay, she relinquished her title of a British princess and the style of Royal Highness. Reverse : Parliament building, Ottawa. added: 4 months ago
Dominion of Canada 1 $ 03/01/1911 series: A s.no: 026076 - W grade: VG+ cat: 27a comment: Observe : At Left - Albert Henry George Grey, 4th Earl Grey (28 November 1851 – 29 August 1917) was a British nobleman and politician who served as Governor General of Canada (1904-1911). at Right : his wife Alice "Countess Grey" Holford Grey (18 November 1858 - 26 September 1944). Reverse Parliament Building. Following the designation of Ottawa as the capital of the Province of Canada (1857) added: 4 months ago
Kingdom of Romania 50 Bani ND / 1917 grade: VF- cat: 71 comment: Observe : Ferdinand I (Ferdinand Viktor Albert Meinrad; 24 August 1865 – 20 July 1927), nicknamed Întregitorul ("the Unifier"), was King of Romania from 10 October 1914 until his death in 1927. Reverse : Coat of Arms. added: 4 months ago
Kingdom of Romania 10 Bani ND / 1917 grade: VG+ cat: 69 comment: Ministerul Finanțelor (Ministry of Finance). “Paper coins” considered to be the smallest banknotes in the world. Observe : King Ferdinand I Reverse : Cot of arms / Motto : "Nihil sine deo" - Nothing without God. added: 4 months ago
Romania 100 Lei 05/12/1947 series: B.9 s.no: 958390 grade: VG+ cat: 67a comment: Banca Naţională a României - A revaluation ("Great stabilization", marea stabilizare) took place on August 15, 1947, replacing the old leu at a rate of 20,000 old lei = 1 new leu. Observe : Intellectual (with torch of science), farmer (with ears of corn) and worker (with hammer). added: 4 months ago
Romania 1 000 000 Lei 16/04/1947 series: P0854 s.no: 0789 grade: VF+ cat: 60 comment: Observe : Trajan Impérator & Décebal (Decebalus (r. 87–106 AD) was the last king of Dacia). Reverse : Farmers familly. added: 4 months ago