Bolivia, or The Plurinational State of Bolivia as it now wishes to be known, has been issuing a wonderful new series of banknotes. The 50 bolivianos has recently been introduced.(P-New) The front features portraits of three important freedom fighters in Bolivia’s history.- Jose Manuel Baca Canoto, Bruno Racua and Pablo Zarate Willka. In the background an illustration of the Fortaleza de Inkallajta, an administrative centre on the eastern border of the Inca Empire. The back is charming featuring the extinct volcano of Nevado Sajama, the endangered Andean Flamingo and fields of quinoa. Crisp Uncirculated and limited availability.
This is one helluva set! It’s a Fantasy issue from a fantasy island of Kamberra in Polynesia! More to the point the polymer notes in this set of 12 notes are very colourful and beautifully illustrated. Each of the 12 notes in the set features a different sign of the Chinese Zodiac represented by the animal signs of the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit,Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster. Dog and Pig. The Zodiac plays an essential role in Chinese culture and is believed to influence people’s personalities, career, compatibility and fortune. A wonderful set -12 different polymer fantasy notes with the complete Chinese Zodiac. Uncirculated and very limited availability£49.50
The new plastic 5 dollars issued by New Zealand recently won the International Banknote Society Banknote of the Year (P191). It certainly is a handsome note. It features Sir Edmund Hillary, acknowledged as the first person to climb Mount Everest. Alongside his portrait is a view of Mount Cook, his favourite mountain. A Holho penguin is on the back. Uncirculated award-winning note.
The Solomon Islands issued a new polymer plastic note last year. It was issued to commemorate 40 years of independence.(P-New) The front is printed in vertical format and depicts a man blowing a conch shell The back in a more familiar horizontal format shows a turtle, a diver, and a family in a canoe near the seashore. Uncirculated.