A note issued during the crazy hyperinflation period of the 1920s in Germany featuring a portraits of a merchant. This 5000 marks note was issued in 1921 and densely engraved in brown and green on cream (P81) . We offer them in Good Fine to VF.
Germany suffered rampant hyperinflation in the early 1920’s and local banks, towns, industries and municipalities started issuing banknotes alongside the government issues. These 1000 marks notes were issued by the Stadt of Bamberg. They are fairly simple affairs and actually circulated during this fraught economic crisis Available in G Fine to VF at just £5.25.
This colourful 5 mark notgeld from 1920s Bielefeld was issued to commemorate the end of World War I. The note lists all 29 states Germany was at war with and the countries it made peace with. It also records the end date of the reign of Kaiser Wilhelm II in 1918, which marked the start of the German Republic. The design shows a man with a pipe and a man sowing seeds. Historic and Uncirculated.
We have bought a wonderful group of German bonds which are also great value!. The group comprises 6 A4 bonds which were issued in 1935. They were Treasury Bonds issued by the National Debt Office and with interest payable at 4 ½% per year. They have also been cancelled with a small punched hole at the bottom. Denominations in this set are the 100, 500, 1,000, 5,000, 10,000 and 20,000 reichsmark. In 1935 there were just over 12 marks to the pound so the face value when they were issued was the equivalent of £3,000.
These unusual Notgeld were issued for a camp of German Prisoners of War in Avignon France. They are dated Christmas 1921, a long time after the end of World War 1. They have a stated value of 5 marks or 50 centimes and could be redeemed after being freed. They are fairly crudely printed with vignettes of a snowy scene in the camp and a mother with her children near a Christmas Tree. The back has a poem which reads like a lament, accusing Germany, their motherland, of abandoning them.
Greece always drew on its rich ancient history for its banknote design and this 50 drachma, dated 1939 is no exception. (P107a) The sculpted head of ancient Greek poet Hesiod is front left with a view of the White Tower at Thessaloniki is to the right. On the back we see a detail from a Panatheniac frieze from The Parthenon featuring Poseidon, Apollo and Artemis. Crisp Uncirculated.
No, this is not about sports equipment! This is the 5000 drachma note issued by Greece in 1942 when it was under German Occupation (P119) Despite the privations of war, Greece still managed to issue impressively illustrated notes which reflected its considerable heritage. On this 5000 drachma, the statue of Nike at Samothrace dominates the front with workers to the left and right. On the back, a famer sowing seeds. Available in VF and GEF/Unc.
Crisp note issued during the Second World War in Greece. Its design draws on Greece’s ancient history.The 5000 drachma dated 1943 (P122) features a portrait of Athena on the front with a detail of a sculpted equestrian relief on the back. Uncirculated.
These 1000 drachma notes are dated 1939, that’s 2 years before Greece was occupied by the Axis powers in 1941 during the Second World War. It was the largest denomination at the time and, during the war, Greece suffered terribly from runaway inflation. The front of the note features a young woman in national dress. The back has a portrait of Athena to the left with an imposing illustration of The Parthenon which even today dominates the Athens skyline. (P110)
No, this is not about sports equipment! This is the 5000 drachma issued by Greece in 1942 when it was under German Occupation. Despite the privations of war, Greece still managed to issue impressively illustrated notes which reflected its considerable heritage. On this 5000 drachma the statue of Nike at Samothrace dominates the front with workers to the left and right. On the back is a farmer sowing seeds. Crisp GEF/Unc
2021 marked 200 years of independence for Guatemala. To mark this important anniversary, a new 20 quetzales banknote was issued and which we are delighted to offer now. (PNew) The front is printed in a vertical format and shows a portrait of Dr Manuel Galvez. He was the leader of the independence movement and Chief of State of Guatemala in the Federation of Central America. On the back, we find a depiction of the signing of the Act of Independence in 1821. Uncirculated.
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
A quartet of uncirculated notes from Guinea. Included in the set is the 100,500, 1000, and 2000 Guinean francs dated between 2015 and 2018. This colourful set has illustrations of citizens on the front while the backs feature a banana grove, a mine head, a truck collecting ore, and a mountain. Crisp Uncirculated colourful Guinea.