The East Caribbean Bank has made the transition to polymer. From this new series in polymer, we offer Uncirculated examples of the 10 dollars (P-New) A facing portrait of Queen Elizabeth II is on the front alongside an illustration of a hummingbird hovering over a flower. The back depicts a view of Admiralty Bay in the Grenadines, the sailing sloop The Warspite and a map of the island chain that makes up the East. Caribbean. Uncirculated.
The East Caribbean Central Bank has been changing from paper and now issue their banknotes on polymer. From this new series, we offer uncirculated examples of the polymer 5 dollars (P-New) Printed vertically in a vibrant green a mature facing portrait of Elizabeth II dominates the front with a hummingbird below. On the back, the impressive Trafalgar Falls in Dominica are featured alongside a vignette of Admiral’s House in Antigua and Barbuda. Uncirculated.
Egypt has always drawn on its rich history to illustrate its banknotes and this £10 note dated 1978 is no exception. (P46) The front features the Sultan Hassan Mosque in Cairo while the back shows the sun over three pyramids at Giza. A seated statue of King Chephren with god Horus as a hawk is to the right. Below we find hieroglyphics of months divided into seasons Uncirculated.
Two different new polymer notes from the Middle East. The first is the 10 Pounds from Egypt with a view of the Al-Fattah Al Alimi mosque on the front and a vignette of the Sphinx and The Great Pyramids on the back. The second is from the United Arab Emirates, this time the 5 dirhams denomination. The front features the Ajman Fort Watchtower on the front and the hilltop Dhayah Fort in Al Khaimah on the back. Sheik Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan appears in the see through security panel.
Equatorial Guinea is part of the Central African States Monetary Union which has issued a common currency design for its members. In 1985, when these 500 franc notes were issued, the name of the country appeared at the top on the front. This practice was discontinued in the 1990s when a country code was added to the face of the notes and the country name removed. These 500 francs from Equatorial Guinea are dated 1985 and have an illustration of a carved figure and decorated pot on the front (P20) On the back we find a wood carver and ornate traditional masks. Uncirculated at £10.50.
From the faraway Falkland Islands, we offer Crisp Uncirculated £20 notes dated 2011 (P19) The design is the same across all denominations. A facing portrait of Queen Elizabeth II is to the right. She is wearing the Grand Duchess Vladimir’s Tiara with pearl drops and Queen Alexandra’s cluster earrings. A penguin family is to the left and walruses to the right, Vignettes of Port Stanley are on the back. Crisp Uncirculated.
Germany joined the Euro and abandoned issuing banknotes in its own name. These Uncirculated 5 marks are dated 1991 and are the last issued by Germany. (P37) The front features a portrait of Bettina von Armin. She was born in 1785 and died in 1859. She was famous amongst other things as a writer, publisher, composer, visual artist and social activist. A view of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin is on the back. Crisp Uncirculated.