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Australia was the pioneer in the development of polymer banknotes to replace paper. The first polymer note appeared in 1988 with the commemorative 10 dollars but it wasn’t long before all regular issues were printed on this revolutionary substance which moved like paper but had the durability of plastic. Here we present an Uncirculated example of the last 2 dollars issued by Australia printed on paper. The green 2 dollars (P43) references the importance of sheep and wheat to the Australian economy with portraits of Macarthur and Farrer.
The people who came up with the idea of this polymer bill wanted to incorporate a piece of real gold and this is what they have done. Embedded in this polymer Cash Gold note is 0.01 grams of real gold in the form of a small ingot. The note itself is polymer with the illustration of a three masted ship on the front and a lion’s head on the back.
Germany suffered rampant hyperinflation in the early 1920’s and local banks, towns, industries and municipalities started issuing banknotes alongside the government issues. These 1000 marks notes were issued by the Stadt of Bamberg. They are fairly simple affairs and actually circulated during this fraught economic crisis Available in G Fine to VF at just £5.25.
We offer a pair of 20 new shequalim notes issued by Israel, one printed on paper and one on polymer plastic (P59/64) The follow an almost identical design. Printed in vertical format the front features a portrait of Moshe Sharett, a flag raising ceremony at the UN, a Star of David and text from a speech made by Sharett. The back shows the Tower & Stockade settlement and members of the Jewish Brigade during World War II. Available separately or as a pair.
Issued by Japan in 1930 these 10 yen notes are in Choice Uncirculated. Densely engraved the front has a portrait of Wakano Kiyomano on the front and a view of the entrance to a building framed by trees on the back.
We are delighted to be able to offer the exceptionally attractive Royal Bank of Scotland Polymer £10. It features a portrait of Mary Somerville, a 19th century science writer, astronomer and polymath. She was the joint first female member of the Royal Astronomical Society with Caroline Hirschel. She was also an advocate of women’s rights and the Oxford Somerville College (formerly all female) was named after her. Otters at play make a charming reverse.
After the Second World War was over the British Military used their own currency in their bases overseas. This was to avoid black marketeering. These so-called British Armed Forces Vouchers were issued between 1946 and the late 1970s. These notes were printed by two different Security Printers, Bradbury Wilkinson and Thomas de la Rue. Here we offer the two sets for a discount price: one comprising 7 notes, all in Uncirculated condition printed by Bradbury Wilkinson, the other one with 3 decimal notes printed by Thomas de la Rue. Included in this set are the 2nd Issue £1 & £5, the 3rd Issue £1, the 4th Issue £1, and the decimal values of 5p, 10p, and 50p which were issued after 1971, as well as the same decimal notes printed by Thomas de la Rue.
After the Second World War was over the British Military used their own currency in their bases overseas. This was to avoid black marketeering. These so-called British Armed Forces Vouchers were issued between 1946 and the late 1970s. These notes were printed by two different Security Printers Bradbury Wilkinson and Thomas de la Rue. Here we offer the set printed by Bradbury Wilson, comprising of 7 notes all of them Uncirculated. Included in this set are the 2nd Issue £1 & £5, the 3rd Issue £1, the 4th Issue £1 and the decimal values of 5p,10p, and 50p which were issued after 1971.