This month’s banknote stock update brings you some scarce and interesting items. As always, try to be quick to the checkout page, if you want to see some of these items in your collection. Stock availability is limited...
This is a new high value 2000 dinars note from Algeria, printed using Durasafe which comprises 2 cotton paper outer layers with a full transparent polymer core.(P-New) It was issued to commemorate the 31st Ordinary Session of the Council of the League of Arab States held in Algiers in November 2022. The front has a vignette of the Martyr’s Monument and the Arab League Logo, The back features a stone arch in N’Aijer National Park, the minaret of the Great Mosque of Algiers, a palm tree, camel caravan, the Hoggar Mountains and Roman ruins in Tipaza. High value Algeria in Uncirculated.
In the 1990s, the Bank of England unveiled a completely new design for our banknotes. The Queen’s portrait was updated and the backs featured famous Historical figures, George Stephenson on the £5, Charles Dickens on the £10, Michael Faraday on the £20, and the Bank’s first Governor, Sir John Houblon on the £50. To accompany this exciting new series the Bank issued booklets referencing the achievements of those featured as well as bringing alive the various design details found on the notes. We can now offer a bundle of all 4 booklets the Bank of England issued for the Historical Series. A wonderful companion to the notes themselves!
This Canada 2 dollar, dated 1974, was the last but one to be issued before the denomination was suspended. (P86) It is a vivid red and on the front to the right features a bareheaded portrait of a youthful Queen Elizabeth II with the arms of the country to the left. The back is dominated by a scene from the far North of Canada showing a group of Inuit men preparing for a fishing expedition. A charming note and in Crisp Uncirculated.
We offer choice examples of the £1 note prepared for issue by the Durham Bank (Outing 722d). This charming note is Unissued and Uniface. The vignette is of an allegorical woman with eagle, snake, dog, and cornucopia. A lovely issue especially in AU/ Unc. Very limited availability.