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.
In 2018, to mark World Tourism, Gibraltar issued an official replica of the 10 shilling note dated 1934. It was given a nominal face value of 50 pence for the duration of 2018 and is available now in Uncirculated condition. You may not be able to include the 1934 Gibraltar 10 shillings in your collection but this one, which officially mirrors the original, is completely affordable.
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.
A set of 6 Crisp Uncirculated banknotes from the Ukraine. They are dated between 2013 and 2015 and make a colourful group. Included are the 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 hryven notes. The fronts illustrate various famous citizens from Ukraine’s past. The backs depict important buildings associated with these individuals. A lovely set in Crisp Uncirculated.