In 1967 Singapore and Brunei came to an agreement whereby each currency would be valid in the other’s territory. The 40th Anniversary of this Currency Interchageability Agreement was celebrated in 2007 with the issue of a special 20 ringgit note in polymer plastic. We are delighted to offer Crisp Uncirculated examples of the Brunei 20 ringgit issued as part of the celebrations (P34a) Printed on polymer plastic a portrait of the Sultan is to the right with flowers at the centre and a see-through panel at the far left. On the back, we find vignettes of landmark buildings in Singapore and Brunei. A wonderful opportunity to add these special polymer 20 ringgit notes to your collection.
In the countries Japan occupied during the Second World War, a special currency was issued denominated in the currency of the country before the occupation. In the case of Burma these Japanese Government headed notes were denominated in rupees. We offer examples of the 10 rupees issued for Burma (P16) The design was simple with a vignette of temples on the front and a panel of engraving on the back. Available here in F-VF.
Thanks to an especially keen purchase by Richard, we can offer a set of Uncirculated notes from 1940s China. The four values issued by the Amoy Industrial Bank are the 1, 5, 10 and 50 cents (PS1655-8) Amoy is the name for the South Eastern city of Xiamen which can be found in Fujian province. The illustrations are quite simple with buildings and gateway with curved roofs. The serial numbers, unusually, appear on the back rather than the front of the notes.
Hong Kong has recently issued a stunning series of banknotes. Each denomination has a different theme across all three issuing banks. The theme for the 50 dollars is butterflies and flowers. We offer Crisp Uncirculated examples of the 50 dollars issued by the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. The front depicts a detail from the lion statues at the Bank’s Headquarters. The back, printed vertically illustrates a magnificent butterfly landing on an orange flower (P-New) A stunning addition to any album. £12.50 each.
The Chartered Bank in Hong operated between 1961 until the 1980’s when it became known as the Standard Bank and subsequently as the Standard Chartered Bank. These 5 dollars were issued in 1975 (P73b) The Bank’s Headquarters are featured on the front while the back depicts City Hall. Now over 40 years old and in Unc condition we offer choice examples of the Chartered Bank 5 dollars
Several banks have issued banknotes for Hong Kong in the past. This included the Chartered Bank 10 dollars dated 1981 (P77b) They are coloured bright green with a stylised carp on the front. The Arms of the bank and the Bank Headquarters appears on the back. Crisp EF.
This Indian banknote is a real treasure, the paper is from World War II, the only time the Germans bombed Scotland! The Bank of England had printed the watermarked paper for King George VI banknotes of India. The paper would be over printed in India and used as money. The watermark shows the portrait of King George VI with the words ‘Reserve Bank of India’ and the denomination ‘Ten Rupees’. These banknote sheets were on the treasure ship for more than 50+ years. We bought the treasure ship that contained all the sheets. There was a great write up in IBNS Journal a few years back. We have had them cut into collectable sheets of four notes, which is a great size for display. Hold a light behind the sheet to see it in all its glory. India, World War II and treasure, what more could you want? We have seen the uncut sheet of 4 Indian banknotes bring £60-£65 each at auction. They probably bought them from us and then put them into auction... You can have them at our price and not the auction price.
A wonderful set of 5 different Uncirculated notes from Indonesia These were first issued in 2016 Included in the set are the 1000, 2000 ,5000, 10,000 and 20,000 rupiah. It’s a colourful set with portraits of prominent citizens on the front. The backs all feature different dancers. A great set in uncirculated.
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.