The portrait of Jon Sigurdsson appears on the front of this 500 kronur note dated 2001 (P58) He was the leader of the 19th century Icelandic independence movement and so important was he, that his birthday was chosen as Iceland’s National Holiday. The back shows Sigurdsson seated at his desk with Icelandic textbooks, a gas lamp and pen alongside a view of the façade of the Learning School in Reykjavik. Uncirculated.
A trio of notes issued by India and all bearing the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi (P-New) In 2016 the Indian Government announced, with almost no warning, that it was demonetising the 500 and 1000 rupees notes. This was the prelude to the introduction of a completely new series of notes. This set comprises three values – the 20, 50 and 100 rupees from this new series. Mahatma Gandhi’s portrait is on the fronts while the backs feature important buildings and attractions namely the Ellora Caves. Hampi, and Rani Ki Vav. Uncirculated India Trio.
A trio of lower value India denominations in Uncirculated condition. Included are one 1 rupee note and two 2 rupee notes. (P53A,78A, and P79) They are all quite small and have signs of the bundles being stapled prior to being issued which has long been the practice in India. Illustrations on the back include an oil rig, satellite, and tiger. Uncirculated India Trio.
This Indian banknote is a real treasure from World War II. A German bombing raid on Scotland led to the ship they were on sinking. The Bank of England had printed the watermarked paper for King George VI banknotes of India. The paper would be overprinted in India and used as money. The watermark shows the portrait of King George VI with the words ‘Reserve Bank of India’ and the denomination ‘Ten Rupees’. These banknote sheets were on the treasure ship for more than 50+ years. We bought the treasure ship that contained all the sheets. There was a great write up in IBNS Journal a few years back. We have had them cut into collectable sheets of four notes, which is a great size for display. Hold a light behind the sheet to see it in all its glory. India, World War II and treasure, what more could you want? We have seen the uncut sheet of 4 Indian banknotes bring £60-£65 each at auction. They probably bought them from us and then put them into auction... You can have them at our price and not the auction price.
Indonesia 100,000 rupiah 2016 P160c Pink, yellow & blue Dr. Soekarno and Dr. Hatta, wide segmented gold security thread, arms at upper r/ Traditional dancer, green orchids, Raja Ampat islands view at l Unc
A wonderful set of 5 different Uncirculated notes from Indonesia These were first issued in 2016 Included in the set are the 1000, 2000 ,5000, 10,000 and 20,000 rupiah. It’s a colourful set with portraits of prominent citizens on the front. The backs all feature different dancers. A great set in uncirculated.
These 20,000 rupiah notes issued by Indonesia in 1998 feature the Hindu deity Ganesha, the god of beginnings and remover of obstacles (P138) The symbol of Ganesha’s elephant’s head appears alongside the portrait of Ki Hadjar Dewantara, a leading Indonesia independence activist. The back G shows a typical school classroom scene.
A trio of Uncirculated notes issued by Indonesia in 2106. Included are the 2000, 5000 and 10,000 rupiah denominations. This striking group features portraits of important citizens on the front with traditional dancers on the backs. Crisp Uncirculated.
The Islamic Revolution of 1979 overthrew the Shah of Persia in Iran. The authorities wanted to eliminate all reminders of the Shah but were not in a position to immediately replace all the banknotes in circulation. The solution was the take remaining stocks of banknotes and obliterate the images of the Shah which appeared on the front and in the watermark area until new issues could be introduced. From this turbulent period immediately after the revolution, we offer Crisp Uncirculated examples of the 100 rials with the portrait of the Shah obliterated (P118b). The back of features a view of the Pahlavi Museum.
In 1978, the Islamic Republic of Iran was established when the Pahlavi dynasty was ousted from power by the supporters of Ayatollah Khomeini. Before banknotes could be issued in the name of the new republic, notes from the fallen regime were used but all traces of the Shah were obliterated by overprints over his portrait which appeared on the fronts and in the watermark. We can offer Uncirculated 50 rials showing the obliterated portraits of the Shah(P123b) The back features a view of the tomb of Cyrus the Great in Pasargadae. Uncirculated.
Iran has been suffering from rampant inflation and has been forced to revalue its banknotes. They recently lopped 4 zeros of the denominations. From this new series, we offer Crisp Uncirculated examples of the 5 (or 50,000) rials (P-New)The front has a portrait of Ayatollah Khomeini while the back has a view of the Tomb of Hafez in Shiraz alongside calligraphy of Hafez’s Ghazal II, Uncirculated.
A quartet of 4 Crisp Uncirculated notes all featuring a portrait of Saddam Hussein, the notorious President of Iraq. The four notes date from the final years of Saddam’s rule and prior to the Second Gulf War. It was a time of embargoes. Banknotes had to be printed in Iraq and they were necessarily crude affairs because the country lacked access to high-quality security printing. The four values in our set are the 5, 50, and 2 varieties of the 250 dinars. WE CAN NOT ACCEPT PAYPAL FOR PAYMENT FOR THIS ITEM DUE TO CURRENT TRADE SANCTIONS BETWEEN THE USA AND IRAQ
Ireland joined the Euro and abandoned its own currency in 2001. These 1 punt notes are from the last series that Ireland issued in its own name (P70) A portrait of Queen Medb appears on the front and Gaelic writing is a feature of the back. Available in Crisp EF and Crisp Unc.
The first note issued by the new Irish Republic bore the portrait of Lady Hazel Lavery as a typical Irish Colleen. This design continued from 1928 right through to 1976 when it was finally abandoned in favour of a completely new series.