I have noticed that paper money from Belize is quite expensive on eBay. Even recent issues are selling for quite a bit of money, especially high denominations. This is why I have always wondered why banknotes from Belize from the 1970′s can still be purchased at a decent price. In many cases such money, in VF+ condition, is selling for the same price as the same denomination of modern issues in UNC condition. These older Belize banknotes are becoming more and more scarce on eBay, yet they continue selling for the same price. Supply is getting low, I think. This is why I snag any such banknote up for any reasonable price. Of the series, the lowest denomination is the most popular on eBay. I have recently purchased another one of these, for a paltry $11.50. I’m stocking up, and you should too!
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: