Issued in 1909, just 8 years before the Russian Revolution, these 25 roubles feature an impressive portrait of Alexander III on the back (P12) He was Tsar of Russia from 1881 until 1894. He became Tsar after the assassination of his father Alexander II. The front has a fairly simple design with Imperial crowned double headed eagle on the front and sunburst underprint design. Alexander’s stern portrait is on the back.
High grade examples of the 50 pesetas issued in 1935 by Spain. (P88) Engraved and printed by Thomas de la Rue the front features the portrait of Santiago Ramos y Cajal. He was famous as a doctor and histologist who won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1906. His elaborate memorial, found in the Parque del Buen Retiro in Madrid is illustrated on the back. These are lovely examples in Crisp EF/GEF at just £14.50.
Two different 5 kroner notes issued by Sweden between 1947 and 1981. The first dated between 1947 and 1952 has an illustration on the front of Svea seated with lion and shield. A portrait of King Gustav appears on the back (P33) Available in Crisp GVF-GEF.
In the 1990’s when these 1 million lira were issued. Turkey was experiencing high inflation/ (B212) Not many countries issue notes with million denominations and for those of you who make this your collecting theme this is definitely one you should include in your collection. Kemal Ataturk, architect of modern Turley appears on the front. An aerial view of a dam appears on the back. Crisp Uncirculated
These large Yugoslavia 1000 dinara notes are dated 1931 and are printed in pastel colours in that wonderful French style (P29) The front features a portrait of Queen Marie who was the wife of King Alexander until his assassination in 1934. She fled to Britain during the Second World War and died in exile in 1961. In 2014 her remains were returned to Serbia to be reinterred. Lovely notes in AU/Unc.
Not many countries have had to resort to issuing banknotes with a billion denomination. Always a result of runaway inflation, these billion notes have always fascinated collectors. We offer this 500 billion Dinara note from Yugoslavia issued in 1993 (P137) in Uncirculated at only £12.50.