The celebrated 17th-century painter Velazquez is the portrait on the front of these 50 pesetas dated 1928 (P75b) He was the leading painter in the court of the Spanish King Philip IV. The back of the note depicts one of Velazquez’s paintings. Known as Las Lanzas or the Surrender of Breda, it shows the Dutch General Nassau handing the keys of the city of Breda to the Spanish General Spinola. A veritable little work of art Crisp EF/ GEF.
Luxembourg is one of the smallest countries in the EU with a population just over 500,000 people. These 20 francs dated 1966 feature a portrait of Grand Duke Jean who recently died at the age of 98. (P54a) The back features a dam on the River Moselle.
These small $5 bonds were issued by the State of Louisiana in the United States in the late 1870’s in a desperate bid to raise money for education. They are known as ‘Baby Bonds’ because they feature a small child in a fancy bonnet on the front. Interest was for 7 ½ cents per year. The $5 was redeemable in 1886.
These Million Dollar notes are a lot of fun. They are a private issue with an illustration of the Statue of Liberty on the front and Mount Rushmore on the back. Impress your friends with a Million Dollar Bill!
Vanuatu has completed the transition from issuing its banknotes in paper and now uses polymer plastic. We offer here Uncirculated examples of the plastic 500 vatu issued in 2017 (P-New). The mauve polymer plastic 500 vatu is mauve and slightly reduced in size over the paper version. The same Melanesian man in on the front and a group of dancing boys on the back while another draws in the sand. Limited availability.