I’m not sure why, but both Irish and Scottish paper money is very rare and very pricey. I understand that the actual value of Irish and Scottish money is high, however currently used on pound notes, for example, sometimes sell for eight times their face value even in circulated condition. Its kind of crazy. So I was extremely glad to land a 5 pound paper money bill from Ireland, from 1976, for less than twice the face value. This is a rare Irish addition to my paper money collection.
Well, I’ve managed to pick up another 1975 series banknote from Belize. This time its the $2 bill, which features Queen Elizabeth II at right. As with the previous Belize banknote I bought this one is in F condition as well. Unfortunately, that seems to be all too common with this series, which is quite surprising, given that this paper money is not that old, relatively speaking. This one set me back $15.
Although this series of paper money from Belize does not have any particularly scenic imagery, is printed in pretty much one color, and the back is very plain, there is still something very attractive about these banknotes. And, given that they were issued only 35 years ago, it is strange that there are so few available for purchase on eBay, and almost none of them are better than VF condition. In this case the one I bought is in F condition, but it is a $5 bill. The denominations of this issue are $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, and almost all of the banknotes from this issue on eBay are of the $1 variety. Anyways, this banknote cost me $30: