Archive for November, 2011
I remember when I first started to collect paper money, some of the very first banknotes I bought were from the very beautiful 1928 issue, all of which featured very picturesque depictions of battles, colonization, and other such events on the reverse side. This latest addition to my collection isn’t quite as colorful, however I have always liked these classically styled banknotes, even when they are in monotone. This latest note was, I believe, a decent deal at $15.50. The man at center is none other than Columbus himself!
I’ve just recently received an email about a site that “catalogs and exhibits the world’s largest collection of space flown US $2 bills, spanning the entirety of manned US spaceflight”. Its kind of a different news post for the RealBanknotes.com blog, but it is kind of neat to read about this:
Astronauts, ground support crews, and even a few cosmonauts, have sometimes carried or sent U.S. $2 bills into the deep, black void of space during many historic missions that span manned spaceflight history.
Visit the Jefferson Space Museum website to read more and take a look at some of the bills.
Well, I managed to get my hands on a beautiful note lately. Its the Moroccan 10,000 Franc banknote from 1954 which features an aerial view of Casablanca. The note isn’t seen on eBay too often however one seller had three of them, and I did not mind paying $50 for the specimen pictured below. Its a beautiful note, and it is quite large as well. Wonder if I could find a Morocco 1953 5,000 Franc banknote on ebay to get the high denominations notes from this set?