Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by Dr Kegg, Dec 16, 2010.
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Both the notes and the numbers are amazing.
I did manage to pick up a repeater note recently - probably my best numbers find. 505050
1985-89 New Zealand $1 Queen Facing Forward / Russell. Condition is not great, but the number is.
Two more for the OFEC set:
Botswana - 2018 10 Pula
Cuba - 2016 3 Pesos Convertibles
Consecutive Series 1977A Star Notes graded Gem 65 EPQ
are causing me some real eye-strain trying to figure out how these happened.
Of course these are just "normal" 1950 $10 FRNs from the Chicago district. However, upon closer inspection of the Back Plate numbers
the blood began to pump a little faster. Why? Well,
Note with serial number G96901386A has BP number 1412 thus it is a NARROW variety
Note with serial number G98901387A has BP number 1287 thus it is a WIDE variety
So, I reckon these two notes are considered a "changeover pair".
In this era, the Japanese language read right to left horizontally
日本銀行 - Bank of Japan
日本銀行兌換券 - Bank of Japan banknote
此券引換に金貨五円申候 - means roughly "can be exchanged for five yen in gold"
五圓 - 5 Yen
Building to left 北野天満宮 Kitaro Teman-gu shrine in Kyoto
Portrait to right of 菅原道真 Sugawara Michizane
A magnificent well printed note using multiple pass printing developed by Homer Lee Banknote Company in the USA in the 1880's. Homer Lee Banknote Co was purchased by American Banknote Company in 1886. American Banknote Company purchased Bradbury Wilkinson in 1903 and the original printing techniques developed by Homer Lee Banknote in the 1880's are present in this note printed by BW&Co in England. The first three printings were lithograph underprints resulting in the dynamic colouring in the background of the note. The final printing is intaglio with the deep blue engraving. All in all it was a fairly labour intensive effort that was costly but worth it as forgery was made very difficult. The only other printer utilising similar printing techniques in the late 19th century was Giesecke & Devrient of Germany.
Northern Ireland - Ulster Bank £5 1st October 1940 printed by Charles Skipper and East of London using mechanically engraved steel plates. The same basic design dates into the later 19th century - really the only changes were necessitated by the partition of Ireland in 1922 and Dublin disappearing on the bottom of the face of the note whilst "Northern Ireland Issue" appeared over the vignette. For a great many years Ulster Bank had fairly plain and older designed notes until the adoption of polymer notes in the past few years - new, modern and fresh vertical designed notes that I will image at a later time.
@techwriter - I always thought the "payable in London" clause on the IRL£ notes was a bit odd. The Ploughman notes were payable in Dublin. But the Lady Lavery notes are classic, I love them.
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