These new 10 soles notes from Peru are charming. They are dated 2019 but have only recently been issued (P-New) The front is dominated by the portrait of Chabuca Granda. She was a famous 20th century singer-composer. The back, printed in vertical format, has a charming rendition of a young vicuna, a close relative of the llama, and a familiar sight in the high mountainous grasslands. Crisp Uncirculated.
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
The subject of this 100 escudos note is Fernando Pessoa, considered one of the greatest poets in the Portuguese language.(P179) Born in 1888 he died at the age of 47 in 1935. He was a prolific writer and has been described as one of the most significant literary figures of the 20th century. His portrait, wearing his trademark hat, appears on the front and rosebuds feature on the back. Crisp Uncirculated.
These 20 escudos notes from Portugal dated 1978 feature a portrait of Admiral Gago Coutinho. He was famous for being the first to cross the South Atlantic Ocean by air from March to June 1922 from Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil An illustration of his seaplane Lusitania is illustrated on the back.(P176) Crisp Uncirculated.