There is much talk as the whether countries, outside of the UK, issuing banknotes with the monarch’s portrait would continue now that Charles is King. Countries like Zealand retained Queen Elizabeth’s portrait on the 20 dollar denomination and we can offer it now. It's a beautiful green banknote showing Her Majesty in a more formal attire, wearing a tiara and a fancy diamond necklace. Crisp Uncirculated and limited availability.
The new plastic 5 dollars issued by New Zealand recently won the International Banknote Society Banknote of the Year (P191). It certainly is a handsome note. It features Sir Edmund Hillary, acknowledged as the first person to climb Mount Everest. Alongside his portrait is a view of Mount Cook, his favourite mountain. A Holho penguin is on the back. Uncirculated award-winning note.
A lovely quartet of notes issued by Nicaragua and all printed on polymer plastic. Included in the set are the 10, 20, 50 and 100 cordobas values – The fronts all feature local landmarks such as the Salvador Allende Port in Managua, a church, the Handicrafts Market and Granada Cathedral. The backs are delightful with vignettes of dancers and a horse and buggy. Uncirculated.
A quartet of notes from Nigeria, all printed on polymer plastic. It comprises the 5,10, 20 and 50 naira dated 2007 to 2009 (P32-5) The fronts feature portraits of prominent citizens whilst the backs feature traditional dancers, women carrying pots, fishermen preparing fish and a woman at a potter’s wheel. Crisp Uncirculated.
A trio of notes issued by Nigeria and all printed on polymer plastic rather than paper. Included in the trio are the 5, 10, and 50 naira issued between 2019 and 2020. The portraits of important dignitaries and citizens appear on the front while the backs feature illustrations of traditional drummers, women carrying baskets and fi shermen with their catch. Uncirculated.
Wonderful Uncut sheets of the 5000 won issued by North Korea in 1982 (P46) This was the highest denomination issued at the time and features a portrait of Kim Il Sung, the revered first leader of ‘The Hermit Kingdom’ which is rarely visited by Westerners. The back has an illustration of Kim Il Sung’s family compound. These sheets of three 5000 won are in Crisp Uncirculated.
Kirsten Flagstad is the subject of the front of these Norway 100 kroner notes issued between 2006 and 2010 (P49e) She was the outstanding Wagnerian soprano of her generation. Her debut in New York in 1935 led to her being hailed as the voice of the 20h century. She was born in 1895 and died in 1962. The back of the note has an aerial view of a theatre auditorium. Crisp Uncirculated.