We offer a 1 lira note dated 1958, 10 years after the formation of the State of Israel. (P30) It depicts a fisherman with his nets and anchor on the front while a mosaic of a Menorah appears on the back. Crisp Uncirculated.
We offer a pair of 20 new shequalim notes issued by Israel, one printed on paper and one on polymer plastic (P59/64) The follow an almost identical design. Printed in vertical format the front features a portrait of Moshe Sharett, a flag raising ceremony at the UN, a Star of David and text from a speech made by Sharett. The back shows the Tower & Stockade settlement and members of the Jewish Brigade during World War II. Available separately or as a pair.
Crisp Uncirculated 10,000 lire notes issued by Italy between 1978 and 1982 (P106) The front has a portrait of Machiavelli, Renaissance Italian diplomat, politician and famously author of the treatise The Prince which whether intended or not led to the term Machiavellian and the idea that the end always justifies the means. The back has a decorated doorway and plinth. Crisp Uncirculated.
The first banknotes issued in Italy appeared in the 18th century when Italy was still a collection of kingdoms and dukedoms. We bought our notes from the descendants of the family that first issued them. Printed in black on white on thick watermarked paper these 100 lire notes are dated 1765 and are unissued.(PS113r) The main illustration is of a crowned shield with two cherubs and an eagle below with a ribbon in its mouth. A special price: instead of £195, this terrific note is available for just £135.00.
Ivory Coast is part of the currency union of The West African States. This means that all the countries within that currency union issue the same banknotes. The addition of a suffix letter after the serial number then identifies which country that note was actually issued for. In the case of the Ivory Coast, the suffix letter used is A. These 1000 francs were issued over 20 years ago in 1999 (P111A) The front has a women in headscarf to the right with a vignette of dam building behind. The back has women carrying baskets to the right with carved masks to the left and a village on stilts over water in the background. Crisp A Uncirculated at the very special price of just £6.25
These 1 yen notes were issued in Japan in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War in 1946 (P85) They are fairly simple affairs with a portrait of Ninomiya Sintoku on the front. He was a prominent 19th century philosopher, economist and agricultural leader. A cockerel is also shown below. EF/GEF at £3.50
A pair of small denomination notes issued by Japan in 1947-8. Both are quite small. The first is the 1947 10 sen which has doves in flight as the vignette on the front and a view of the Japanese Parliament on the back. (P84) The 50 sen has a portrait of a man with impressive beard and moustache on the front and a design on the back (P61) Both notes are in EF and better condition.
This Japanese Hansatsu note was issued in the 19th century, it is often referred to as Book Mark Money, because of its shape. A dealer friend recently went to Japan and picked up a group of these fascinating pieces of financial history, including this on offer now. It is printed in black on a cream card with red seals and a vignette of a man in flowing robes.
Hansatsu were issued in 19th century Japan and have always been popular with collectors. Shaped like bookmarks we are delighted to offer what we are calling ‘slender’ Hansatsu because the dimensions are a little slimmer than many offered before. Measuring 32mm x 155mm, they are printed on cream card like paper the illustrations comprising red seals and script. Another great addition to your collection – the ‘slender’ Hansatsu.