We offer Crisp Uncirculated examples of the Papua New Guinea 10 kina first issued in 1988 (P9a)At this time, Papua was still printing its notes on paper. The front has a distinctive bird of paradise perched on a decorated drum. On the back are important artefacts. This variety currently catalogues $85 but it can be yours in Crisp Uncirculated for a better price...
These 500 intis issued by Peru in 1987 honour a hero from a previous era. A portrait of Jose Gabriel Condorcanqui also known as Tupac Amaru II appears to the right.(P134b) He led a rebellion again the Spanish in the 18th century. He died in the struggle and he became a mythical figure in the story of Peru’s fight for independence. The back of the note shows a hiker in the Andes, a decorated vase and a stylized eagle. Uncirculated.
Issued 35 years ago in 1985, these 5000 soles de Oro from Peru are quite striking (P117c) On the front we find a portrait of Francisco Bolognesi, a 19th-century general and national hero. On the back a vignette of miners working underground.
This 10 zlotych note was issued in Poland in 1994.(P173a) The front features a portrait of Miesko I, who was the first Christian ruler of independent Poland in the 10th century. A silver denier coin is featured on the back. Crisp Uncirculated.
Issued in 1919, this 1000 marek is pretty impressive. It’s as large as our old White £5 and densely engraved in the style of the time. National hero Tadeusz Kosciusko is on the front. He fought on the US side during the American Revolutionary War (P29) Available in Crisp EF/ GEF at £12.50
Although this 500 zlotych note is dated 1919, it was actually issued in 1924, almost 100 years ago. A small bundle turned up put away many, many years ago and in remarkable condition given their age! This 500 zlotych note was printed in England by the famous printers Waterlow & Sons. The grey green design on thick cream paper features a portrait of Thaddeus Kosciusko. He was one of the first European volunteers to help the American revolutionary cause in 1776. He was a brilliant Polish military engineer who designed and constructed fortifications to defeat the British. On the back, a simple design incorporating leaves and fruits which also includes an impressive crowned eagle, wings spread. Crisp A Unc 1919 Poland 500 zlotych.
The portrait on this 100 zlotych note dated 1934, is of Jozef Poniatowski, an early 19th century Polish leader, general and Minister of War who later became a Marshall of France. He was a nephew of the last King of Poland and fought on the side of Napoleon. He was an inspiration for Polish freedom fighters and even had a World War Two bomber named after him. On the back we find a pleasant pastoral scene in pastel shades. Crisp Uncirculated 1930's Polish note with beautiful design.