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.
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
In recent times, Cuba has issued a series of higher value notes. This 500 pesos, dated 2022, features a portrait of 19th century Cuban Revolu-tionary Ignacio Agramonte.(P-New) He played an important role in the Ten Years War. He was killed in the Battle of Jimaguayu by a stray bullet at the age of just 32. On the back, we find a view of the Meeting of the Assembly of Guimaro on April 1869 gathered round a table with Carlos Manuel de Cespedes amongst others. 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!