A wonderful set of 6 polymer fantasy notes for the Aldabra Islands (Seychelles) The set includes 5 values – the 5, 10, 50, 100, 200, and 500 pounds values. The vertical design on the front features a charming portrait of Queen Elizabeth II as a young girl, reminiscent of her portrait on the 1935 Canada 20 dollars. On the back, in the more traditional horizontal format, various colourful birds native to the islands and including Macaws, are illustrated. A charming fantasy polymer set in Uncirculated.
In 2020, Angola decided to commemorate the 45th Anniversary of its independence from Portugal by issuing a new series of notes, with most being printed on polymer. We offer Uncirculated examples of the polymer 200. It features a portrait of Dr Antonio Agostinho Neto who was the country’s first President after independence. The backs feature natural wonders of the nation with a view of the Black Rocks at Pungo Andongo in Malanje on the 200 Kwanzas.
In 2020, Angola decided to commemorate the 45th Anniversary of its independence from Portugal by issuing a new series of notes, with most being printed on polymer. Here we offer Uncirculated examples of the polymer 500 kwanzas. It features a portrait of Dr Antonio Agostinho Neto who was the country’s first President after independence. The back feature a view of The Tendavola Gap in Huila Province.
In 1988, Australia celebrated its Bicentenary. It was 200 years since permanent settlement began with the arrival of Captain Arthur Philip with 11 ships in the First Fleet in 1788. To mark this important event, Australia issued a special 10 dollar note. It turned out to be very special indeed. It was the first note in the world using the revolutionary polymer plastic developed by the Reserve Bank of Australia. It moved like paper but had all the durability of plastic. (P49) The front of the note depicts the arrival of the First Fleet and the varied immigrant population which has settled in the intervening 200 years. The back honours Australia’s indigenous population, the Aboriginal people who it is believed settled in Australia over 40,000 years ago. A wonderful note issued over 30 years ago, in official descriptive folder.
The Bank of Scotland is following other UK banks and making the changeover from printing their banknotes on paper to printing banknotes on polymer plastic. Here we offer Uncirculated examples of the £20 notes. The front features a portrait of Sir Walter Scott and a view of the façade of the Bank’s headquarters while on the back we find the Forth Road and Railway.
When the Bank of Scotland released a polymer £20 last year, they decided to issue two different varieties. There was what would become the regular issue and then there was the Polymer £20 issued to commemorate the new Queensferry Crossing over the Firth of Forth which opened in August 2017. (P-New) These Queensferry Crossing £20 notes were considered a Special Edition because the number printed was limited. The front followed the regular design with the portrait of Sir Walter Scott to the right, a view of the Bank’s Headquarters on The Mound in Edinburgh and a holographic foil stripe featuring the image of Fame, found below the pediment on The Mound. The back is dominated by the span of the bridge over the Forth. There were several records set in its building. During construction in 2013 it made the Guinness Book of Records with the longest continuous underwater concrete pour. The balance cantilevers were recorded as the longest ever. Uncirculated and scarce Queensferry Crossing Polymer £20 notes. Very Limited availability
To date the Bank of Scotland has issued just two denominations in polymer- the £5 and the £10. We offer Crisp examples of the £5 note here. It is dated 2016 and features a portrait of author Walter Scott alongside a view of the façade of the Bank Headquarters on the fronts. The reverse references the poet Robert Burns and the Brig O’Doon.
In 1967 Singapore and Brunei came to an agreement whereby each currency would be valid in the other’s territory. The 40th Anniversary of this Currency Interchageability Agreement was celebrated in 2007 with the issue of a special 20 ringgit note in polymer plastic. We are delighted to offer Crisp Uncirculated examples of the Brunei 20 ringgit issued as part of the celebrations (P34a) Printed on polymer plastic a portrait of the Sultan is to the right with flowers at the centre and a see-through panel at the far left. On the back, we find vignettes of landmark buildings in Singapore and Brunei. A wonderful opportunity to add these special polymer 20 ringgit notes to your collection.
In 2017 Canada celebrated 150 years of the Confederation of Canada 1867-2017. One of the ways it marked this milestone was with the issue of a 10 dollar polymer note which represented all the regions of the country and celebrated the work and lives of 4 prominent Canadians. The portraits of John Macdonald, George-Etienne Cartier, James Gladstone and Agnes Campbell Macphail appear on the front alongside a broad see through security panel. The regions of Canada are represented on the back with a view of Capilano Lake, Twin Sisters Mountain, wheatfields, the Kipana River, the coast of New Brunswick and the Northern Lights above Wood Buffalo Park. An impressive note in Uncirculated.
This issue we offer Uncirculated examples of the new Canada Polymer 10 dollar bill released last year. (PNew) It is a first for a Canadian banknote. It is printed vertically. For the first time, a Canadian-born woman appears on her own on a Canadian banknote. She was Viola Desmond, a businesswoman who, in 1946, challenged racial segregation by refusing to leave a whites-only area of the Roseland Theatre. It was the most publicized incident of racial discrimination in Canadian history. The back has an illustration of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights alongside an extract from the Canadian Charter of Rights. Uncirculated.
The people who came up with the idea of this polymer bill wanted to incorporate a piece of real gold and this is what they have done. Embedded in this polymer Cash Gold note is 0.01 grams of real gold in the form of a small ingot. The note itself is polymer with the illustration of a three masted ship on the front and a lion’s head on the back.
We are delighted to offer Uncirculated examples of the new Polymer £20 note issued by the Clydesdale Bank. And what a handsome note it is! The front is dominated by the portrait of legendary Scot Robert the Bruce together with his dates of birth 1274-1329. Also featured is a map of Scotland , a series of tartan patterns and a spider. The see through security panel has holographic images of a spider and Robert the Bruce. The back features a view of St Kilda declared a Scottish World Heritage Site in both 1986 and 2005. All in all this is a wonderful note and can be included in your collection for just £35.00
The Clydesdale Bank was the first bank in Scotland to start replacing its note issue with a polymer equivalent. They have now issued a £5 and £10 note. We can offer you Crisp Uncirculated examples of the new Clydesdale £10 note. Both notes feature a portrait of poet Robert Burns on the front. The polymer issue has a view of Edinburgh Castle alongside a map of Scotland and a see-through security panel (P229Q. A chance to add Uncirculated examples of the new polymer Clydesdale £10 notes to your collection.
The Clydesdale Bank, like other Scottish banks, abandoned issuing banknotes on paper and switched to printing on polymer. The last design of the Paper £20 was first introduced in 2009 when David Thorburn was Chief Operating Officer. (P229K) The front is dominated by a portrait of Robert the Bruce, King of the Scots during the Scottish Independence Wars against the English in the 14th century. The date chosen for issue reflects Robert the Bruce’s birthday (11th July 1274) The back of the note depicts New Lanark, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the River Clyde. We offer Crisp Uncirculated examples of the 2009 Thorburn £20 – the first of the last issued on paper.