On a recent trip I visited a currency exchange office, and was lucky enough to score some really neat banknotes. Among them I got some Uncirculated East Caribbean States banknotes. Ofcourse, they are recent issues, but I did get some $20′s, consecutive, at face value, which is great in my books. However, when I went to index them into my collection, I discovered something I’ve never come across before: the notes I got are definitely p44, however p44 is broken down into p44a-p44v. These subclassifications are based on the suffix of the serial number, but my banknotes don’t have any!! One of the serials is as follows: LM937894. No suffix! Does anyone know what the scoop is? Help!!
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:
Its in bad shape, but I have purchased a Hong Kong one dollar bill featuring King George the sixth. This banknote can be found in several colors: green, blue, and purple. There are also similar banknotes featuring King George the fifth and Queen Elizabeth II.