In 2020, Angola decided to commemorate the 45th Anniversary of its independence from Portugal by issuing a new series of notes, with most being printed on polymer. We offer Uncirculated examples of the polymer 200. It features a portrait of Dr Antonio Agostinho Neto who was the country’s first President after independence. The backs feature natural wonders of the nation with a view of the Black Rocks at Pungo Andongo in Malanje on the 200 Kwanzas.
In 2020, Angola decided to commemorate the 45th Anniversary of its independence from Portugal by issuing a new series of notes, with most being printed on polymer. Here we offer Uncirculated examples of the polymer 500 kwanzas. It features a portrait of Dr Antonio Agostinho Neto who was the country’s first President after independence. The back feature a view of The Tendavola Gap in Huila Province.
Cameroon is part of a Monetary Union under the umbrella of the Central African States. Each country within the union uses a unified note issue but it is easy to work out which country any note was issued for by the code letter appearing on the fronts. In the case of the Cameroon, the letter U was used. This 500 francs design was first issued in 2002 and has a schoolroom scene on the front. On the back, we find a goat, a woman and traditional straw houses. Uncirculated Cameroon 500 francs with U code.
A lovely issue from Djibouti, a tiny country which is strategically located near the Red Sea, serving as a key refueling centre and entrepot. In 1977, Djibouti became independent from France. The design of this charming 2000 francs was originally issued in 1997 to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Independence. The French influence can still be seen because this note was printed by the Banque de France. The issue we offer now has the Banque Centrale heading issued in 2008 (P43). The front features rocky outcrops in the distance with a camel caravan and a young girl in the foreground. The back shows a statue of a man with a shield and a view of the Presidential Palace. Crisp Uncirculated 2000 francs from one of the smallest countries in the world!
Equatorial Guinea is part of the Central African States Monetary Union which has issued a common currency design for its members. In 1985, when these 500 franc notes were issued, the name of the country appeared at the top on the front. This practice was discontinued in the 1990s when a country code was added to the face of the notes and the country name removed. These 500 francs from Equatorial Guinea are dated 1985 and have an illustration of a carved figure and decorated pot on the front (P20) On the back we find a wood carver and ornate traditional masks. Uncirculated at £10.50.
Guinea Bissau lies between Guinea and Senegal on the ‘ bump’ of West Africa. A former Portuguese colony, Guinea Bissau issued currency in its own name until 1993. Then it became part of the West African States Monetary Union and abandoned banknotes in its own name. This quartet of notes in Crisp Uncirculated condition date from the 1990’s when Guinea Bissau still issued its own notes. Denominations included are the 50,100,500 and 1000 pesos (P10-13) A colourful Guinea Bissau Set.
Ivory Coast is part of the currency union of The West African States. This means that all the countries within that currency union issue the same banknotes. The addition of a suffix letter after the serial number then identifies which country that note was actually issued for. In the case of the Ivory Coast, the suffix letter used is A. These 1000 francs were issued over 20 years ago in 1999 (P111A) The front has a women in headscarf to the right with a vignette of dam building behind. The back has women carrying baskets to the right with carved masks to the left and a village on stilts over water in the background. Crisp A Uncirculated at the very special price of just £6.25
A trio of Crisp Uncirculated notes recently issued by Kenya. Our set of three comprises the 50, 100, and 200 shilingi and each value has a different theme (P-New). The front has a common design of the Kenyatta Statue in the foreground and the International Conference Centre in Nairobi in the background. The 50 shillings, on the theme of green energy, illustrates a wind farm, solar panels, and a geothermal electricity plant. The 100 shillings, on the theme of agriculture, features corn cobs, the tea harvest, and livestock. Finally, the 200 has a theme of Social Services with illustrations depicting a doctor examining a child, a teacher with pupils and their laptops and a group of runners. Uncirculated.