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.
This 30,000 riels note was issued in 2021 to mark the 30th Anniversary of the Paris Peace Agreement of October 1991. This treaty marked the official ending of the Cambodia - Vietnamese War also referred to as the Third Indo China War (P-New) This is a larger than usual note with a portrait of King Norodom Sihanouk on the front with flowers. The back shows Techo Hun Seh holding up the right hand of Preah Borom Ratanak Kaudh. Other illustrations include the Royal Palace, the Independence Monument in Phnom Penh and the Eiffel Tower in Paris where the Peace Agreement was signed. The agreement led to the first ever occasion in which the UN took over as the government of a state. The agreement was signed by nineteen countries. Uncirculated.
The Winter Olympics being held in Beijing China are now over. To mark this important event, China has issued two commemorative 20 yuan notes, one printed on polymer and one printed on paper, depicted here. The paper Winter Olympics 20 yuan features a freestyle skier on the front and a view on the back of the National Ski Jumping Centre in Zhangjakou, also known as the Snow Ruyi. The Great Wall of China is also featured below.(P-New) Uncirculated.
The Winter Olympics being held in Beijing China are now over. To mark this important event, China has issued two commemorative 20 yuan notes, one printed on polymer, depicted here, and one printed on paper. The polymer 20 yuan has a pair of figure skaters on the front with a view of the structure known as the Ice Cube on the back. This building has been repurposed from its role in the 2008 Summer Olympics where it housed aquatic events and was known then as the Water Cube! (P-New) Uncirculated.
A trio of Uncirculated notes from China, dated 2005 and featuring a portrait of Mao Tse Tung. Included are the 5, 10 and 20 yuan (P903-5) The backs feature prominent landscapes including a Mountain Valley, the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River and a river scene at Guilin. Crisp Uncirculated at £12.75.
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
These 50 dollars, dated January 2016, were issued by the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. (P213e) The front has illustrations of the famous lion statue and a view of the modern bank headquarters in the background. The back is charming with illustrations form the Spring Lantern Festival. Crisp Uncirculated at £12.50.
This Indian banknote is a real treasure from World War II. A German bombing raid on Scotland led to the ship they were on sinking. The Bank of England had printed the watermarked paper for King George VI banknotes of India. The paper would be overprinted 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.