Just before we take a break for the Easter bank holidays, we wanted to give you a few more options for your banknote collection. We realise that we don't upload banknotes to our website as often as we upload coins, but when we do, we try to give a good selection of banknotes for your collection. The availability is limited for some of the items below, but we do believe you'll have plenty to choose from in this new upload.
These Uncirculated 5 dollars from the Bahamas are dated 2013 (P72A) The front has a portrait of national hero Sir Cecil Wallace Whitfield to the right with a map of the islands , a statue of Christopher Columbus and a gold foil outline of Columbus’ ship the Santa Maria to the centre. The back celebrates the famous Junkanoo Dancers who traditionally perform a street parade on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day . Crisp Uncirculated.
From the end of the Second World War until the late 1970s, British military bases overseas used their own form of currency. They were known as British Armed Forces Vouchers and the idea behind them was to stop black marketeering in the local economies. When the Berlin Wall finally fell, they were discontinued. The government disposed of surplus stocks and these are identified by two holes as a form of cancellation. Ones without this cancellation are much scarcer. We offer examples of the cancelled 1 shilling note from the Third Series first issued in 1956. Uncirculated with limited availability.
This 30,000 riels note was issued in 2021 to mark the 30th Anniversary of the Paris Peace Agreement of October 1991. This treaty marked the official ending of the Cambodia - Vietnamese War also referred to as the Third Indo China War (P-New) This is a larger than usual note with a portrait of King Norodom Sihanouk on the front with flowers. The back shows Techo Hun Seh holding up the right hand of Preah Borom Ratanak Kaudh. Other illustrations include the Royal Palace, the Independence Monument in Phnom Penh and the Eiffel Tower in Paris where the Peace Agreement was signed. The agreement led to the first ever occasion in which the UN took over as the government of a state. The agreement was signed by nineteen countries. Uncirculated.
The Winter Olympics being held in Beijing China are now over. To mark this important event, China has issued two commemorative 20 yuan notes, one printed on polymer and one printed on paper, depicted here. The paper Winter Olympics 20 yuan features a freestyle skier on the front and a view on the back of the National Ski Jumping Centre in Zhangjakou, also known as the Snow Ruyi. The Great Wall of China is also featured below.(P-New) Uncirculated.