Costa Rica is another country, which has decided to issue its banknotes on polymer. From this particularly attractive series, dated 2018 but only issued late last year ,we offer Uncirculated examples of the 2000 colones (P-New) This is a lovely note and in no small way because of the design on the back which features a Bull shark swimming among coral with a starfish and turtles also illustrated. The front has a map of the country in SPARK and a portrait of Mauro Fernandez Acuna . He was a 19th century politician and lawyer. Books are shown to his left and a view of Colegio Superior de Senoritas building in San Jose, which he helped found. Uncirculated.
Guatemala has flirted with issuing polymer banknotes and this 5 quetzales dated 2010 is one of the few. (P122) The front features a portrait of General Justo Rufino Barrios who was President of Guatemala between 1873 and 1885. The back has a schoolroom scene and celebrates the introduction of free primary education. Uncirculated polymer 5 quetzales
Guyana has just issued a new 2000-dollar note - it’s the first to be printed on polymer. It commemorates the 55th Anniversary of Independence (P-New) and is very attractive. The front features the country’s arms while on the back we find portraits of 6 children with the legend, One People, One Nation One Destiny. Uncirculated.
In 1983 when these plastic £1 notes were issued by the Isle of Man, they were considered revolutionary. They were both the first and last £1 note printed on plastic in the British Isles (P38) The plastic was not the silky polymer we know today. It was printed on Tyvek and was shortlived being replaced 4 years later with a paper issue. Available in Unc.
We offer a pair of 20 new shequalim notes issued by Israel, one printed on paper and one on polymer plastic (P59/64) The follow an almost identical design. Printed in vertical format the front features a portrait of Moshe Sharett, a flag raising ceremony at the UN, a Star of David and text from a speech made by Sharett. The back shows the Tower & Stockade settlement and members of the Jewish Brigade during World War II. Available separately or as a pair.
This is one helluva set! It’s a Fantasy issue from a fantasy island of Kamberra in Polynesia! More to the point the polymer notes in this set of 12 notes are very colourful and beautifully illustrated. Each of the 12 notes in the set features a different sign of the Chinese Zodiac represented by the animal signs of the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit,Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster. Dog and Pig. The Zodiac plays an essential role in Chinese culture and is believed to influence people’s personalities, career, compatibility and fortune. A wonderful set -12 different polymer fantasy notes with the complete Chinese Zodiac. Uncirculated and very limited availability£49.50