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...
A set of notes from Malawi - the bottom 4 denominations from the 20 to 200 kwacha. Colourful, with citizens on the front and important landmarks, buildings, flora and fauna. Wonderful Malawi set in crisp, uncirculated condition.
When the Japanese invaded countries during World War 2 they introduced a new currency denominated according to the usual currency of the country but with the heading The Japanese Government. In the case of Malaya the notes produced were in dollars and were fairly simple affairs. These 5 dollars, issued during the occupation of Malaya have a simple illustration of breadfruit trees on the front and a design on the back.(PM6) Our examples grade AU.
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.
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.
Another denomination has been issued in the new series of Mexican banknotes. This time it’s the 50 pesos and like the 100 and the 20 which we have already offered, they are printed on polymer in a vertical format. The theme is Old Mexico. The front has an illustration of the city of Tenochtitlan from Diego Rivera’s mural. An eagle on cactus is from a fragment of the monolith Teocali de la Guerra Sagrada. The back highlights the ecosystem of lakes and rivers with a Mexican salamander featured. Uncirculated.