During the Second World War, Croatia was under German Occupation. Notes were issued for the duration and this 1000 kuna note is from that series (P4) It is dated 1941 and is available in Very Fine- Good Very Fine condition. It’s densely engraved with a young girl to the left. Security features include thick fibres scattered randomly.
It’s not often you get the chance to include colour trials in your banknote collection. This is because they are rarely available to the collector market. They tend to remain with the printers or are destroyed. These colour trials from Croatia, I think you will agree are pretty exotic What are colour trials? Well, as their name implies they are trial printings of banknotes done on paper or in colours that are not adopted for the final issued printing. The trials we have on offer were prepared for Croatian banknotes issued in 1993. They are printed on one side only showing either the front or the back. Many of the trials for the reverse show an incomplete printing stage. Our collection contains 10 different pieces including the fronts and backs of the 200, 500 and 1000 kuna which in issued form are very expensive. Also included are the fronts and backs of the 5 and 20 kuna. Illustrations include prominent citizens from the past and important buildings. This fabulous Croatian Colour Trial Collection comprising 10 pieces, a real talking point.
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
The passing of Fidel Castro caused quite a wide variety of opinions as to his place in history. There were no monuments to him in Cuba but this 1 peso Specimen note dated in the 1960s and 1970s is perhaps the only one featuring Fidel. It depicts his triumphant entry into Havana on 8th January 1959 after the overthrow of the Batista regime. Fidel is shown alongside fellow revolutionary Camilo Cienfuegos and surrounded by a large crowd. Crisp Uncirculated at £7.50
We offer crisp uncirculated of the Cuba10 pesos Specimen note dated 1966.(P101s) The fronts have a portrait of Maximo Gomes but the back is particularly impressive with a view of Fidel Castro addresses an enormous and adoring crowd which stretches into the far distance. Crisp Uncirculated.
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.
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!