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vikingeck wrote:
The Scottish banks have retained the right to issue their own notes since the 1800s. Currently there are three , The Clydesdale Bank ( which is Australian owned) was first with a plastic fiver. Just yesterday and today I got the new Bank of Scotland and Royal Bank of Scotland notes in change at my Post office.
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So Hiawatha was Scottish?
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Yes I had to wonder about Hiawatha ?


It seems Nan Shepherd was a Scottish writer & Poet. She taught at Aberdeen Teacher's College, wrote 3 Novels, lived within a Mile of my house in the Aberdeen suburb of Cults, got a Doctorate from Aberdeen University .........................and was so well known I'd never heard of her or read her work ! :( .............and neither had my wife who read English at Aberdeen University !


At least Sir Walter Scott is less obscure.
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Sri Lanka introduced one Rs 200 polymer note in 1998. Don't know if it is still in use.
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vikingeck wrote: I have scanned them here for information BUT MY SCANNER WILL NOT SCAN THE BANK OF ENGLAND £5 . it appears there is a barrier to prevent forgery and scanning is blocked.
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Try this...

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Beautiful notes, thanks for showing them.
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vikingeck wrote:
I have scanned them here for information BUT MY SCANNER WILL NOT SCAN THE BANK OF ENGLAND £5 . it appears there is a barrier to prevent forgery and scanning is blocked.
Check the design of the note for the EURion constellation - a pattern put into the design and coded into newer copier and scanner software to prevent copying.

Looks like this:
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(for more information, Google "Eurion Constellation")
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So Hiawatha was Scottish?
McHiawatha, please!

Have the Northern Irish banks, which are also entitled to print their own notes, come up with plastic ones yet?
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To answer my own question, apparently the only Northern Ireland plastic note was a special £5 one issued at the end of 1999, by the Northern Bank, to celebrate the new Millennium:

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I understand that the "ordinary" one is dated 8th October 1999 and a special collectors' version dated 1st Jan. 2000. 2 million were produced altogether and you can pick one up on eBay for around £15. It was printed by the Canadian Bank Note Company (CBN). [Since apparently the Australian facility (NPA) did not have the necessary capacity at the time.]

By the way - try searching on eBay for the new English £5 note - there are chancers trying for £1000! (I suppose you never know?).
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Latest:
"New £5 notes contain animal fat, Bank of England admits, causing outrage among vegetarians

A petition demanding the replacement of the notes with a vegan alternative already has 5,000 signatures"
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I wonder if this only applies to the English one?
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I am starting an open letter to all vegans,

offering sanctuary and guaranteed safe disposal of all Polymer notes which cause offence


Dear Vegans , I understand that the new bank of England banknotes may cause offence. I would be willing to assist you to remove these offending objects from your wallet or purse. I can assure you they will be spent humanely and painlessly and no animals will be hurt in their disposal.

Yours etc ............................
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OldDuffer1 wrote:Latest:
"New £5 notes contain animal fat, Bank of England admits, causing outrage among vegetarians

A petition demanding the replacement of the notes with a vegan alternative already has 5,000 signatures"
The Independent

I wonder if this only applies to the English one?
Hilarious!

I'm going to take two pork chops into my bank tomorrow and ask to change them for a tenner.

As pork chops are on sale at £1.39 a pack this week at Aldi, it could be the start of a nice little earner. :mrgreen:
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I didn't know that vegans ate £5 notes. :?
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emason wrote:I didn't know that vegans ate £5 notes. :?
Was news to me as well :lol:
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Vegans (not one myself!) will not use any item which includes animal products. I wonder about the glue on old stamps .....
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OldDuffer1 wrote:Vegans (not one myself!) will not use any item which includes animal products. I wonder about the glue on old stamps .....
Indeed!

In my student days, the way to shut a preaching vegan up (are there any other type?) was to ask them what kind of film they used in their camera. All popular brands of film at the time used gelatin in their construction. :idea:
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Beautiful bank notes shown here :D :D

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Cool .. what $US face value is the 1000 top value?
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Global Administrator wrote: 24 Apr 2022 00:05 Cool .. what $US face value is the 1000 top value?
Approx US$65
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It looks like an archaeological find from
200 years ago 😂
Kainnikanada wrote: 08 Mar 2010 13:16 If you guessed Australia on this one you missed the geographic location by 4000 km NE from the centre of the country (Australia).

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During my visit to Kiribati in 1980 I collected this note. The country only produced coinage - all notes were Australian. Although most were in good nick some found on the outer islands were often well circulated.

I found Aussie six pennies from the 1920s & 30s as well as florins from the 40s and 50s. Obviously, the banks and the country were quite thrifty.
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I bet RogerE would like to see those!
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Catweazle wrote: 04 May 2022 00:15 I bet RogerE would like to see those!
Thanks - maybe these too


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Four uncut USA one dollar bills.
My question is why the serial number advances from one to the next by
an increment of 2000 ?
Uncut four Series 2003A USA one dollar bills
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Another question. What could be the significance of this USA $2.00 bill
and the April 13, 1976 postmark on a 13 cent stamp. The issue date of
the postage stamp is December 1, 1976. The only connection I can see
is that the banknote is Series 1976 which is also the bicentennial year of
the signing of the Declaration of Independence which is depicted on the
reverse of the note. (Which, by the way, depicts all 48 signers of the
Declaration) Maybe I answered my own question. A bicentennial stamp
would have been more appropriate.
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Probably some dealer promo -- a bizarre FDC type item, perhaps?
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tacomabob wrote: 08 May 2022 04:13 Four uncut USA one dollar bills.
My question is why the serial number advances from one to the next by
an increment of 2000 ?
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If they printed them "four across the page", and "in batches of 500 sheets", then all the serial numbers would run consecutively, when guillotined, and stacked.

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tacomabob wrote: 08 May 2022 05:05 Another question. What could be the significance of this USA $2.00 bill
and the April 13, 1976 postmark on a 13 cent stamp. The issue date of
the postage stamp is December 1, 1976. The only connection I can see
is that the banknote is Series 1976 which is also the bicentennial year of
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reverse of the note. (Which, by the way, depicts all 48 signers of the
Declaration) Maybe I answered my own question. A bicentennial stamp
would have been more appropriate.
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Well, its a Chicago postmark (Mount Prospect, Illinois) on a Chicago Federal Reserve Note (7), and the 13th April 1976 was the official first day of issuance of that commemorative bill.

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Thank you ViccyVFU
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Maldives Currency Banknote, 1987 50 Rufiyaa, Pick catalogue 13B Specimen<br />Stamped DE LA RUE &amp; CO LTD (Obverse)
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Maldives Currency Banknote, 1987 100 Rufiyaa, Pick catalogue 14B Specimen<br />Stamped DE LA RUE &amp; CO LTD (Obverse)
Maldives Currency Banknote, 1987 100 Rufiyaa, Pick catalogue 14B Specimen
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Maldives Currency Banknote, 1990 5 Rufiyaa, Pick catalogue 16 Specimen<br />Stamped DE LA RUE &amp; CO LTD (Obverse)
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Maldives Currency Banknote, 1990 500 Rufiyaa, Pick catalogue 17 Specimen<br />Stamped DE LA RUE &amp; CO LTD (Obverse)
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This is one of my favourite Jersey Banknotes, it's the largest monetary value that they have made. It's also a commemorative banknote issued to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
Jersey £100 note face.
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indieguy wrote: 28 Aug 2012 19:52



If there are any UNC collectors around I would like to know what is your area of interest?

Do you just collect random or have a theme? I like wild animals/birds on the currencies.

Is it really possible to have one paper currency each of all the countries of the world?
I collect both UNC and circulated Banknotes of the world, I have also started to try and get as many of the Japanese Invasion Money with different letter combinations, they made those with solid letters eg. MA, MB etc and then they did fractional letter notes eg. M/AD, M/AE etc.
The notes quoted above were the notes used in Malaya.
I'm now looking at getting the earlier banknotes from Great Britain, although these can be quite expensive, I have noticed that it doesn't matter what you collect coins, stamps, banknotes that eventually you get to the point of spending lots of money on maybe just one item that you really want.

It would take me ages to show you all my banknotes so maybe I will have to pick some of the better notes to share.
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Jorvik Andi wrote: 15 May 2023 05:30
indieguy wrote: 28 Aug 2012 19:52



If there are any UNC collectors around I would like to know what is your area of interest?

Do you just collect random or have a theme? I like wild animals/birds on the currencies.

Is it really possible to have one paper currency each of all the countries of the world?
I collect both UNC and circulated Banknotes of the world, I have also started to try and get as many of the Japanese Invasion Money with different letter combinations, they made those with solid letters eg. MA, MB etc and then they did fractional letter notes eg. M/AD, M/AE etc.
The notes quoted above were the notes used in Malaya.
I'm now looking at getting the earlier banknotes from Great Britain, although these can be quite expensive, I have noticed that it doesn't matter what you collect coins, stamps, banknotes that eventually you get to the point of spending lots of money on maybe just one item that you really want.

It would take me ages to show you all my banknotes so maybe I will have to pick some of the better notes to share.
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Here's one that's not really a banknote but has been created using the same process as for a real banknote.
This was made to commemorate the late Queen Elizabeth II.
Face of banknote.
Face of banknote.
Reverse of banknote.
Reverse of banknote.
UV light showing details.
UV light showing details.
The last image shows the heraldic beasts which have been printed with UV inks.
I'm not a complete idiot..... Some parts are missing.
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I’m very lucky to own all three known varieties of the 1/2 Rufiyaa and I am probably the only person in the World to do so
Maldives Currency Banknote, Pick 1 + Pick 1s + Pick 1s2
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After WWII Military Payment Certificates (MPC) were issued as a form of currency to pay
military personnel during the occupation of Germany. It was a form of currency control
during the reconstruction. First issued in Germany in 1946 and discontinued in 1958 when
they were devalued.
Military Payment Certificates
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A New Hebrides Condominium 100F (Cents Francs) note I acquired while on Efate in late 1979. A bit worse for wear but does have character.

This note is actually a New Caledonia one with "Noumea" and "Republique Francaise" removed and replaced by a "Nouvelles-Hebrides" overprint (notice the scenes are of the nickel works and port area of Noumea).

Purposely saved to show the thriftiness of the administration as I did with the Aussie note shown previously that I obtained while on one of the atolls of Kiribati. Here's the link to that post:

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?p=634652&hilit=australia#p634652
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A New Hebrides Condominium 100F (Cents Francs) obtained while in Port Vila in 1979
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A New Hebrides Condominium 100F (Cent Francs) note I acquired while on Efate in late 1979. A note in much better condition.
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A New Hebrides Condominium 100F (Cents Francs) obtained while in Port Vila in 1979

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Enlargement showing the watermark feature.
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Enlargement showing the watermark feature
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A New Caledonia 100F (Cents Francs) note I acquired while on the island in late 1979. A bit worse for wear but does have character. Purposely saved to show the thriftiness of the administration.

Notice that the note has minimal reference to New Caledonia i.e. no mention of "Nouvelles-Caledonie et Dependances" (as seen on their stamps) only a somewhat discreet text with "NOUMEA".

This note is in the original format as compared to the previous post showing a similar note that was reformatted for use in the New Hebrides Condominium.
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A New Caledonia 100F (Cents Francs) obtained while on the island in 1979
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A New Caledonia 500F (Cinq Cents Francs) note I acquired while on the island in late 1979.
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A New Caledonia 500F (Cinq Cents Francs) note obtained while on the island in 1979
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