This 2000 yen note was first issued by Japan in the year 2000 to mark the G8 Summit which was held in Okinawa the same year (P103) It was an unusual denomination and it did not prove very popular with the public. Production ceased in 2003. The front shows the Main Gate of Shuri Castle in Naha Okinawa while on the back we find scrolls and calligraphy found in the world’s first novel – the 11th century The Diary of Lady Murisaki Crisp Uncirculated and limited availability.
In 2015, Lebanon issued a special polymer 50,000 livres note to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Lebanese Army (P98) The front shows silhouettes of soldiers and a soldier holding the national flag aloft. A Lebanese cedar is featured on the back alongside a soldier saluting. The demise of the Lebanese economy in recent years means that we can offer this special note in Uncirculated.
It is the tradition amongst Chinese people to give gifts of money on Chinese New Year. The Chinese Zodiac is represented by 12 different animals and each New Year relates to the twelve year cycle of zodiac animals. The two banks issuing notes in Macau also have a tradition of producing special Zodiac notes each New Year printed in red, considered the luckiest colour. 2020 was the Year of the Rat but because of the pandemic, notes were prepared but only issued in 2021. Is the the Rat your Chinese Zodiac sign? It could be the year of one of your loved ones...
It is the tradition amongst Chinese people to give gifts of money on Chinese New Year. The Chinese Zodiac is represented by 12 different animals and each New Year relates to the twelve year cycle of zodiac animals. The two banks issuing notes in Macau also have a tradition of producing special Zodiac notes each New Year printed in red, considered the luckiest colour. 2021 was the Year of the Ox and because of the pandemic, these notes were prepared and issued at the same time as the 2020 notes, in 2021. Is the the OX your Chinese Zodiac sign? It could be the year of one of your loved ones...
In 2019, Macau celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the Handover of Macau to Mainland China which occurred in 1999 after over 400 years of Portuguese rule. There are two issuing banks in Macau- the Bank of China and the Banco Nacional Ultramarino and each issued a special 20 patacas note for the occasion. (P-New) The designs are very similar, the only difference being the image of the respective bank headquarters which is on the front alongside a view of the sweep of the seashore and the 6 metre high Golden Lotus Sculpture found in Lotus Square. Crisp Uncirculated Anniversary 20 patacas.
Two notes with the 50 denomination and both from island nations. And in Uncirculated condition The first is the polymer 50 rufiyaas from the Maldives( P28) The main illustration is of a boy reading a book and a lighthouse. The 50 dollars from Monserrat is a large denomination for the country (P45m) It features a facing portrait of Queen Elizabeth on the front and a view of Brimstone Hill in St Kitts and Les Pitons in St Lucia on the back.Limited availability
This 20 unc note is the 20 ouguiya recently issued by Mauritania.(P-New). Dated 2020 there is an illustration of the Great Mosque of Gataga on the front and the geological wonder of Guelb Errichat, known as the Eye of Africa, on the back.
Crisp Uncirculated examples of the Mexico 1 peso dated 1970 (P59l). This is densely engraved by the American banknote Company. The front is dominated by a rendition of the circular Aztec Sun Stone or Calendar. The back in a vibrant red has at its centre the independence monument in Mexico City known as the Statue of Victory. Uncirculated.
Every year, The International Banknote Society awards a new issue banknote its prize of Banknote of the Year. In 2020, this prestigious award was given to the polymer Mexico 100 pesos which was issued as part of a series celebrating Mexico’s history and its natural heritage (P-New). What a note it is! It is printed in a vertical format with a portrait of 17th century Hieronymite nun, Juana de Asbaje on the front. She was a poet, composer, and outspoken philosopher and represents Mexico’s colonial history under the Spanish. The charming design on the back shows Mexico’s temperate forest ecosystem with pine, oak and oyamel trees and a view of the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Michoacan de Ocampo. Completing this little marvel, there are see-through security panels of an archway and a butterfly and the denomination 100 in gold SPARK Live. Award-winning Mexico Polymer 100 pesos 2020 in Uncirculated.