Wonderful Uncut sheets of the 5000 won issued by North Korea in 1982 (P46) This was the highest denomination issued at the time and features a portrait of Kim Il Sung, the revered first leader of ‘The Hermit Kingdom’ which is rarely visited by Westerners. The back has an illustration of Kim Il Sung’s family compound. These sheets of three 5000 won are in Crisp Uncirculated.
In the immediate aftermath of the Russian Revolution, there were many different issues of banknotes before a unified currency was introduced in the early 1920’s. These 10,000 rouble notes dated 1919 were issued in South Russia (PS425) Like many of the notes at the time, they are fairly crude and poorly printed affairs. We are delighted to offer this 10,000 rouble note here in Fine (F) condition.
In the immediate aftermath of the Russian Revolution, there were many different issues of banknotes before a unified currency was introduced in the early 1920’s. These 10,000 rouble notes dated 1919 were issued in South Russia (PS425) Like many of the notes at the time, they are fairly crude and poorly printed affairs. We are delighted to offer this 10,000 rouble note here in Very Fine (VF) condition.
To commemorate the Millennium in 2000, Singapore issued this special version of the polymer 2 dollar note. It is overprinted with a red ‘2000’ date logo at its upper right and lower left corners (P45). President Yusof bin Ishak is on the front and a montage of Raffles School and pupils represents ‘Education’ on the back. Uncirculated.
We have always loved this 20 dollar note issued by Singapore in 1979 (P12). Bright yellow, the back has a wonderful vignette of the iconic Concorde soaring above Changi Airport, the only note in the world to feature this much loved plane. It’s been a very long time since we have been able to source this note. Uncirculated and limited availability.
This 100 rupee note was issued by Sri Lanka in 2009. The country was celebrating One Country, One Nation in harmony progressing towards prosperity’ (P122) after the military defeat of the Tamil Tigers and so the end of the civil war. This idea of peace and prosperity has been somewhat shattered in recent times. President Mahinda Rajapaksa is on the front, arms outstretched. On the back a tribute to the contribution made by the security forces and the police. Uncirculated.
Sri Lanka 200 rupees 1998 P114b Blue and yellow Printed on polymer plastic Issued to mark 50 years of Independence Temple and vignettes of life in Sri Lanka/ Scenes from history including trampling British flag. Unc
The country we know as Taiwan today emerged after the Chinese Revolution of 1949. Chiang Kai Shek established his regime thereafter fleeing the Communists led by Mao Tse Tung in mainland China. Ever since the territory has been disputed by the People’s Republic of China. These 1 yuan notes were issued in the early 1960s (P971b) The front has a portrait of revered revolutionary Sun Yat-Sen and a rocky coastal landscape. The back illustrates the façade of a public building with a tower. Uncirculated.
Turkmenistan gained its independence from the Soviet Union in 1990 and its first President was Saparmurat Niyazov, a man known for his eccentriciteis as well as his repressive regime. His portrait appears on this 10,000 manat note dated 2003.Also appearing on the front is the Turkmenbasy Kosgi building with domed roof. On the back a view of the Ruhyyet Palace and Independence Monument(P15). Uncirculated.