I have recently realized that older banknotes issued by the government of Gibraltar are selling for relatively little money on eBay. In particular I am referring to notes from 1937-1958, which are pretty much identical to those issued in the sixties and seventies, except for the date and probably the signature. I really think that these are undervalued both in the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money as well as eBay. And, truth be told, they are quite attractive, even though the different denominations differ almost exclusively based on underprint color (and the denomination, ofcourse). The 10 Shilling and 1 Pound banknotes are selling for around $12-$15 and the 5 Pound notes are selling for around $30. I highly recommend purchasing a few of these, especially if you don’t have any of them in your collection. These banknotes are going to boom before long, and in the long-term they will prove to be great investments. Here’s one I got for $14.65:
If you are the kind of collector that gauges their collection by its catalog value, then I strongly recommend looking into the ‘Shilling’ banknotes from old South Africa. These banknotes can be found in a vast array of qualities, from G to EF, at a very reasonable price on eBay. I have discovered this time and time again, and have actually picked up another lately. I have purchased p82d, which is a 1940 10 Shilling note. The catalogue value for this note, in VF condition is $100+, and I managed to get one in F-VF condition for just $13.50 which is a little more than it usually sells for. I have a feeling that this note is a bargain because it does not depict anything interesting on the face side, but I do have to confess that the arms featured on the back are very intricate and interesting.
I have found an eBay seller who has a great bargain on Angolan banknotes. I am referring to the 1958, 1962, and 1970 series specifically, as I believe that these will be of substantial value in the future. This is because these banknotes, on the back side, have great imagery of the African safari, including gazelles, rhinos, and the like. These banknotes have become a little less readily available, and though these are not in great shape, they are great investments in my books. Also, comparing prices on eBay these seem to be great deals. I have stocked up, I suggest you do the same. Check these out:
The store is as follows: 123collectorscurrency.
Here are the specific banknotes:
There’s also this banknote, but it seems quite pricey:
This seller is excellent, and I have been in contact with him for most of the day. Very courteous, very professional, and has some great deals on these banknotes. I’ll let you decide the rest.
I usually don’t collect banknotes from China, because I get frustrated trying to find them in the catalog, but I have recently purchased some that were already categorized by the seller. Of the lot, p458a has to be my favorite, as it features two different agricultural scenes on the front, and a cool looking water buffalo pulling a plow on the back. If you are into Chinese banknotes and are in it more for the hobby than the investments, then eBay presents a lot of great opportunities for buyers. These banknotes often sell for very little money, as I managed to pick this one up for a staggering $1.04 (yes, I’m trying sarcasm today).