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
This 20 unc note is the 20 ouguiya recently issued by Mauritania.(P-New). Dated 2020 there is an illustration of the Great Mosque of Gataga on the front and the geological wonder of Guelb Errichat, known as the Eye of Africa, on the back.
The Bank of Ireland, like other Northern Ireland banks, decided to abandon paper and print their banknotes on polymer. We offer uncirculated examples of the Polymer £10 issued in the last couple of years. Featuring a vignette of the Old Bushmills Distillery. Offered in Unc condition.
The Bank of Ireland , like other Northern Ireland banks, decided to abandon paper and print their banknotes on polymer. We offer uncirculated examples of the Polymer £20 issued in the last couple of years. Featuring a vignette of the Old Bushmills Distillery. Offered in Unc condition.
The Ulster Bank in Northern Ireland has issued its new polymer £20 note completing the transition from paper to polymer for this denomination. We can offer Crisp Uncirculated examples of the Ulster Bank £20 printed on paper and dated 2014 (P342b) along with Uncirculated examples of the new Polymer £20 (P-New) The paper Ulster Bank £20 features vignettes of wheat stacks in a field, a view of Belfast Docks and the Giant’s Causeway on the front and the Ulster Bank logo on the back. The new polymer Ulster Bank £20 is printed vertically with Hawthorne flowers, a butterfly, eels, and a view of Lough Neagh on the front. The back, also printed vertically, has a vignette of the famous Halloween celebrations held in Derry/ Londonderry with street entertainers and their audience with eels and typical brickwork designs also featured. Available separately in Uncirculated or save when you buy the pair.
The new plastic 5 dollars issued by New Zealand recently won the International Banknote Society Banknote of the Year (P191). It certainly is a handsome note. It features Sir Edmund Hillary, acknowledged as the first person to climb Mount Everest. Alongside his portrait is a view of Mount Cook, his favourite mountain. A Holho penguin is on the back. Uncirculated award-winning note.
A lovely quartet of notes issued by Nicaragua and all printed on polymer plastic. Included in the set are the 10, 20, 50 and 100 cordobas values – The fronts all feature local landmarks such as the Salvador Allende Port in Managua, a church, the Handicrafts Market and Granada Cathedral. The backs are delightful with vignettes of dancers and a horse and buggy. Uncirculated.