Mozambique has quite a high number of regional issues, all issued by the Banco da Beira starting in 1919 and ending in a 1937 issue. I have managed to purchase Pick R7 which is a 1 Libra banknote from 1919. While most of these banknotes are cancelled, this one is not and according to the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money such notes are worth ‘at least double their catalog values.’ Unfortunately this one is in rough shape, but I love the fact that I now have a Libra Esterlina in my collection. This banknote cost me $10.51.
There is quite a bit of South American paper money available on eBay, at a relatively inexpensive cost, given the age. Peru, in particular often has banknotes from its first issue back from 1879 (which often sell for around the $10 mark). On this occasion, however, I purchased a 1 Libra banknote from 1922. I love these classic style banknotes, with figures of dames or allegories on them. This banknote features a woman at left, but it is not believed that she is an allegory, given the pictures featured on the remainder of the series. I’m not sure that this was a great investment at $20.50, but it certainly is a valuable addition to my collection.