A trio of notes from the Bahamas issued in recent times with two featuring a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Our set comprises the ½ dollar, 1 dollar and 3 dollars dated between 2017 and 2019 (P77 & P-New). The fronts are all printed in horizontal format while the backs are vertically printed. Illustrations include portraits of HM the Queen and Sir Lyndon Pindling with the Police Band, a market trader with fish and baskets and a view of Paradise Beach and a regatta, a familiar sight in Bahamian waters. Crisp Uncirculated Bahamas Trio at £13.75.
Crisp, Uncirculated Fifty Cents Notes from the Bahamas (P-New) These haven’t long been issued and are quite stylish. They are printed on a strengthened substrate. A mature portrait of Queen Elizabeth appears on the front alongside a map of the island and a flower. The back printed in vertical format features a portrait of Sister Sarah in the market with additional vignettes of basket ware. Uncirculated.
The Cayman Islands is one of the few countries outside the British Isles still issuing banknotes with the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This Caribbean destination is known for being, amongst other things a diver’s paradise and a home to many exotic creatures. We offer here Crisp Uncirculated examples of the 5 dollars first issued in 2010. Features a facing mature portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the front, a marine turtle and a pair of parakeets.
These 20 pesos Specimen notes were issued by Cuba in 1964. (P97) The portrait of Camilo Cienfuegos is on the front while on the back we finda depiction of the disembarkation from the yacht Granma in 1956. On board were 82 fighters intent on overthrowing the regime of Fulgencia Batista to initiate the Cuban Revolution. Batista predicted where the fighters would land and sent helicopters and planes to attack the group. 62 were killed but among the survivors was Fidel Castro and as they say the rest is history. The yacht, which soon became an icon for Cuban communism can now be seen in the Museum of the Revolution in Havana. Crisp Uncirculated 20 pesos 1964 Specimen at just £8.95 each
Red banknote on multicoloured underprint. Ernesto "Che" Guevara at centre. On the back "Che" cutting sugar cane. Specimen with blue MUESTRA overprint twice on each side. A wonderful set of specimen notes with the iconic portrait of Che Guevara.
Guatemala has flirted with issuing polymer banknotes and this 5 quetzales dated 2010 is one of the few. (P122) The front features a portrait of General Justo Rufino Barrios who was President of Guatemala between 1873 and 1885. The back has a schoolroom scene and celebrates the introduction of free primary education. Uncirculated polymer 5 quetzales
These Haiti 10 gourdes were prepared but never issued. They follow the design of the paper 10 gourdes issued in 2004 to celebrate the Bicentenary of Independence, except that these were printed on polymer plastic. Nobody has yet come up with a reason for them being prepared and then never issued and it seems a few bundles of these slipped out before anyone realised the mistake. Haiti of course was one of the first countries to experiment with a form of plastic banknote way back in the 1980s but the project was abandoned then too. These more modern 10 gourdes Polymer notes are in Uncirculated condition.
This 100 pesos note celebrates centenary of Mexico’s Constitution 1917-2017. (P-New)The front shows Carranza and Rojas at the swearing in of the adoption of the Constitution while the back shows the Congressmen standing and swearing to observe and enforce the Mexican Constitution. Uncirculated and limited availability.
A lovely quartet of notes issued by Nicaragua and all printed on polymer plastic. Included in the set are the 10, 20, 50 and 100 cordobas values – The fronts all feature local landmarks such as the Salvador Allende Port in Managua, a church, the Handicrafts Market and Granada Cathedral. The backs are delightful with vignettes of dancers and a horse and buggy. Uncirculated.
The island nation of Trinidad and Tobago has not long released a new series of banknotes in polymer. From this series we offer Uncirculated examples of the 100 dollars dated 2019.(P-New) The front has the country’s arms at the centre with a bird of paradise to the left and the national flag to the right. On the back are illustrations of the Eric Williams Financial Complex in Port of Spain and BP’s Juniper Offshore Oil Platform. Uncirculated and limited availability at £26.50.