Tag: paper money
Well, another Canadian banknote, but this time I think I got a steal of a deal. Yes, it is missing a really big chunk of the top right corner, but the missing piece hardly takes away from the design, either on the front or back. I figure that this is the only reason why no one on eBay was willing to bid more than the $73 that I paid for it. Big mistake, I think, as this denomination and vintage is seldom seen on eBay (as a matter of fact, I don’t remember ever seeing this bill before). Ofcourse, this is a Dominion of Canada banknote.
One point of interest: the Krause description of Canada pick 24Ca states that the Gent on the front of the note is Edward, Prince of Wales. However, this looks to be a younger King George V to me. Is Krause wrong, or am I?? Can anyone confirm the name and title of this bloke? Here he is:
Sorry about the scarcity of blog posts … I have been working on the Real Banknotes website for quite a while and, with the exception of China, all banknotes, values, and nearly 10,000 images have been added. I don’t know when I’m going to get a chance to take a crack at the listings for China, but I’m quite happy to have gotten to this point.
Anyways, a little while back I was on a Canadian banknote binge. I paid quite a few dollars for quite a few banknotes. One of the last that I purchased from that country was a two dollar bill from 1923, featuring Edward the Prince of Wales: pick 34e. Ofcourse, Edward ended up king and was featured on the entire 1937 series of Canadian paper money. However, this banknote is from when his father, George V was still running the show. Anyways, this banknote is only in VG condition, but at least I didn’t pay an arm and a leg for it.
I don’t actually possess very many banknotes from Thailand, though they are quite readily available on eBay. Maybe that’s what inspired me to spend a few of bucks on this 1975 500 Baht banknote, featuring (as always) King Rama IX wearing some traditional Thai robes. The banknote was listed as scarce, though I call bullsh*t on that, as an uncirculated version is only worth $20 as per the Krause catalog (2008 edition). For more values for this banknote go here (values near the bottom of the page).
Well, its not exactly a rare gem, but I have recently added Brunei pick 24: a 1998 10 Ringgit banknote, which brings my tally of countries to a total of 223. Its a nice little polymer note too, which is a bonus. Catalog value of this uncirculated banknote is $16, but I paid just $7.50 for it. Not too bad, I don’t think. Anyways, have a look at the Sultan (you can view other banknotes from Bahrain here):
A July the 4th special ;)
Generally I stay away from paper money from the United States because I find that I don’t get a good bang for my buck in terms of appearance. However, there are exceptions, and this banknote is one of them. It is a Federal Reserve note from 1914 and on the face side it is just as boring as most other US money: Andrew Jackson is showing off his awesome haircut. However, the back features two scenes divided in the middle by a watermark. The left scene is that of a farmer plowing using a team of horses while the right side of the back shows a factory with many smoke stacks billowing out smoke. Its interesting because it is a US analogy of agriculture and industry, and not just another rendition of the white house.
The front also features a blue seal. If the seal was red the value of this banknote would be eight times as much.
I was lucky enough to win an eBay auction for a collection of 4 banknotes from Mozambique. The notes included 10,20, and 50 centavos all dated 1914 and 10 escudos dated 1945. Note the 50 centavos has an oval shaped over stamp. Usually these notes sell for a minimum of $10 each, so I was really happy to win this lot for $24.50. Also, because they were a single lot the shipping charges were reasonable. I’ve added several banknotes from Mozambique recently, but none of this era so affordably. Here they are:
I have recently been contacted by a certain Allan Tohv, who specializes in Estonian paper money. Mr. Tohv is both a member of IBNS and an author, and he has recently written and published a book on the history of Estonian paper money. The book is entitled “Coins and Paper Money of the Republic of Estonia 1991-2010″. The book is 95 pages long, and is available in both hard cover or handmade leather bound versions. The book includes more than 250 colour reproductions and is almost sold out — there are only few copies left. The price is 120 USD + postage. For more information contact Mr. Allan Tohv: email@example.com.
I have recently purchased a complete set of Liberian banknotes, at what I think is a good deal. This seller has a few more such sets, and I thought I’d share the deal with you guys (I am assuming that you consider this a deal ;). For just $23 + $3 shipping you can get the 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 dollar set sent to your door. Check this deal out here: benrita2010 eBay store.
Here’s what you can expect:
French Somaliland became the French Overseas Territory of Afars and Issas, then the independent state of Djibouti (in 1977). Before that the French issued money there, as it was a colony of theirs. Banknotes from this region and era are scarce and pricey, but it seems that pick 26 is the most common on eBay. Regardless, this one cost $31.01 but is only the second banknote that I have from this ‘country.’ I could not figure out, for the life of me, what the picture on the front was supposed to represent, but the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money finally described it as ‘stylized corals’. Poor depiction, but at least now I know …
I don’t exactly know what got into me lately, but I have been seeking out any bargains on banknotes from Mali. For a long time I was looking for banknotes from the first issue, but as part of my search on eBay, I found a high denomination note from the second series. I definitely wasn’t expecting to win this note for $29.56, which I did, considering the fact that the 100 Franc banknotes from both the first and second series (this one is from the second series) were selling for $25+ in similar condition. Anyhow, I put in my bid and actually won this one. This 1000 Franc note is somewhat scarce, and was a great buy for under $30. If you can find a similar deal, take it! The demand for first and second issue paper money from Mali has gone up tons lately.