Guinea Bissau lies between Guinea and Senegal on the ‘ bump’ of West Africa. A former Portuguese colony, Guinea Bissau issued currency in its own name until 1993. Then it became part of the West African States Monetary Union and abandoned banknotes in its own name. This quartet of notes in Crisp Uncirculated condition date from the 1990’s when Guinea Bissau still issued its own notes. Denominations included are the 50,100,500 and 1000 pesos (P10-13) A colourful Guinea Bissau Set.
Guyana has just issued a new 2000-dollar note - it’s the first to be printed on polymer. It commemorates the 55th Anniversary of Independence (P-New) and is very attractive. The front features the country’s arms while on the back we find portraits of 6 children with the legend, One People, One Nation One Destiny. Uncirculated.
Hong Kong has recently issued a stunning series of banknotes. Each denomination has a different theme across all three issuing banks. The theme for the 50 dollars is butterflies and flowers. We offer Crisp Uncirculated examples of the 50 dollars issued by the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. The front depicts a detail from the lion statues at the Bank’s Headquarters. The back, printed vertically illustrates a magnificent butterfly landing on an orange flower (P-New) A stunning addition to any album. £12.50 each.
The Chartered Bank in Hong operated between 1961 until the 1980’s when it became known as the Standard Bank and subsequently as the Standard Chartered Bank. These 5 dollars were issued in 1975 (P73b) The Bank’s Headquarters are featured on the front while the back depicts City Hall. Now over 40 years old and in Unc condition we offer choice examples of the Chartered Bank 5 dollars
These 50 dollars, dated January 2016, were issued by the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. (P213e) The front has illustrations of the famous lion statue and a view of the modern bank headquarters in the background. The back is charming with illustrations form the Spring Lantern Festival. Crisp Uncirculated at £12.50.
1997 was the year that Britain handed back Hong Kong to China after its 100-year lease expired. 1997 is also the date these 20 dollars were issued by the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (P201) An impressive lion’s head appears to the right on the front with a view of the built-up area of Hong Kong island in the background. The back features the new Bank Headquarters, the lion statues which were found in front of the old HQ, and a view of the famous Star Ferry, a familiar sight plying its route across the Hong Kong Harbour from Kowloon to Hong Kong Island. Uncirculated.