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this site follows the time zone of Kirimati (previously known as Christmas Island), Kiribati, the first to see the rising sun.

5420 banknotes collected as at 25.12.2018

Something about myself:-
I have been collecting banknotes (also at one time including postage stamps, FDCs, coins etc) for many years now. However, my banknotes collection didn’t pick up until the early-90s and also later the convenience of Internet that really escalated my collections. Apart from this, I am also interested in photography too, but only at amateur level. In term of my photography hobby, I have a Yashica TLR 635 (almost in mint condition), a Yashica Mat 124G, two Nikon SLRs and three digital cameras.

Postings 2019



6th March 2019

1st March 2019
TRANSNISTRIA - One Ruble Commemorative note, celebrating 100th Year of the Border Troops.

3rd March 2019
ՀայաստանARMENIA - A complete set of 6 Hybrid notes issued on 22/11/2018 and 25/12/2018. This is the third series of Armenian banknotes since regaining its independence in 1991.


24th February 2019
འབྲུག་ཡུལ་BHUTAN - 1000 Ngultrum printed with the year date of 2016. This is a normal circulating note.

23rd February 2019
BERMUDA - $2 ND2018. This is the second reprint of the series first issued in 2009. This note is printed on Hybrid material.

17th February 2019
북한NORTH KOREA - A set of 2 notes (1000 and 2000 Won) commemorating the 70th Year of Anniversary of Independence.

14th February 2019
SOUTH AFRICA - A complete set of 5 notes issued on 18/07/2018 celebrating the birth centennial of Nelson Mendala. The first two notes of 10 and 20 Rand are printed on Hybrid material. This is the first time that the South Africa Reserve Bank has issued commemorative banknotes.

8th February 2019
SWITZERLAND - 200 Francs 2018 Hybrid issue.

4th February 2019
澳門MACAO - Bank of China (Banco da China), 10 Patacas Year of the Pig Chinese New Year celebration. We have seen many postage stamps and coins issued around the world celebrating the annual Chinese New Year but only Macao has ever issued banknotes to celebrate this festivity annually since 2012. I have also posted this as commemorative note as well. Oink, Oink, Oink everyone. Have a great PIG year!!
Happy Chinese (Year of the Pig) New Year 2019. The traditional celebration of the Chinese New Year is 15 days, from the first day (February 5) to the last day (February 19). After the 19/02/2019, there should not be any more exchange of gifts, be it in cash or in kinds. But then no one will stop you if you feel generous in giving after the 15th day!
1st February 2019
澳門MACAU - 10 Patacas, Banco Nacional Ultramarino (BNU) 2019 Year of the Pig Lunar New Year Commemorative.


19th January 2019
الجمهورية الإسلامية الموريتانية / MAURITANIA - 100 Ouguiya Hybrid note dated 2015. This is a reprint of the 2011 issue.

12th January 2019
PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 2 Kina ND1975. First 2 Kina note issued by the Bank of Papua New Kina since the country gained independence from Australia. This note, together with all other paper banknotes are no longer legal tender since 30/06/2013.

10th January 2019
ALBA / SCOTLAND - BANK OF SCOTLAND - a 2016 Polymer £10 note with special prefix XX.

5th January 2019
BAILIWICK OF GUERNSEY - £20 Commemorative note remembering 100th year of the end of World War One (1914-1918). This note has a low serial no of 85.

2nd January 2019
MALAYSIA - 60 Ringgit 3-in-1 uncut Hybrid commemorative note issued in January 2018. In my opinion, this note is harder to get than the 600 Ringgit commemorative note.

1st January 2019
VANUATU - A complete set of hand signed polymer notes (6 notes) from 200 to 10000 Vatu issued between 2010 to 2017, all with low matching serial numbers. You are most welcome to share your comments here if you too have a full set as I am keen to know what number(s) do you have in your collection. Please do tell if you are missing any particular no(s) to complete your set too as you will never know someone out there might be able to help!

happy 2019 new year
This is my 10th year since switching from the geocities.com free site to the blogspot website. Times really fly when you are having fun.

December Postings 2018

wishing all my friends and visitors a merry christmas;
a very happy new year 2019

1st December 2018
AUSTRALIA - $50 Next Gen series. This is the third issue since 2016.

5th December 2018
SOLOMON ISLANDS - $40 polymer commemorative note celebrating the nation's 40th Independence.

8th December 2018
SOUTH SUDAN - 500 pounds dated 2018.

11th December 2018
Welcome my latest visitor from the Christmas Island, Australia. Not sure if the visitor was a resident from the island or just a visitor and had nothing interesting to do on the very small and remote island. Anyway, you have made my 208th flag count! Thank you. There are 194 independent countries and more than 40 territories administered by other countries. I am still a long way to go. The largest country is Russia and the smallest is the Vatican City Church State (0.44 sq kilometers). China has the largest population (1.4B) and there are only approximately 50+/- people living in Pitcairn.

13th December 2018
CANADA - A complete set of the Frontier polymer Series all signed by Carolyn A Wilkins and Stephen S Poloz, CBN prints update.

14th December 2018
SYRIA - 3 ordinary notes all dated 2009.

16th December 2018
SOLOMON ISLANDS - ND2017 $5 with replacement prefix X/1.

18th December 2018
HUNGARY - Two notes printed with 2017 year date. Missing is the 5000 Forint note.

22nd December 2018
MAURITANIA - Two notes both dated 2011 posted.

November Postings 2018

1st November 2018
URUGUAY - 50 Pesos Commemorative, celebrating the country's central bank 50th Anniversary. This note is printed on polymer material and 10 million pieces issued.

11th November 2018
BRUNEI - I have added the BR1 polymer note printed with the year date of 2016 to my previous post.

16th November 2018
POLAND - 20 Zloty Commemorative, celebrating the country 100th Year of Independence.

17th November 2018
CANADA - Some updates on those previous issues; $5 CBN 2010; $10 BABN 2009; $20 BABN 2011; and $50 BABN 2011. These are all the last prints before the release of it's first polymer series. I must say that I was not aware that they are two printers for printing the Canadian banknotes until few years ago.

18th November 2018
CANADA - Forgot to add this $5 CBN 2011 print signed by Tiff Macklem and Mark Carney.

24th November 2018
MAURITIUS - 500 Rupees polymer note dated 2016 reprint with PZ replacement prefix.

Good thingy never last long. If you don't see any updates, it means that I am getting sick of this hobby. I am now slowly moving back to amateur photography, taking pictures with my second-hand 1984 Japanese made, Yashica Mat 124G Twin Lens Reflect, just like the good old time to those people who knows what I am talking about. If you share the same interest, feel free to drop me a message for a chat.

My name is Cooper. I am two years old. I am a German Dachshund dog, and you can called me Mini Cooper!
 Details of photo
Camera - Yashica Mat 124G TLR
f8 : 1/500 second
(ps the picture is lopsided. I really need a bubble level here)

October Postings 2018

1st October 2018
MAURITANIA - A complete set 5 polymer notes of a new series from 50 to 1000 Ouguiya. The first 4 notes were introduced on 01.01.2018, whilst the 1000 Ouguiya was released in early may 2018.

6th October 2018
MACAU BANCO NACIONAL ULTRAMARINO - This is the seventh commemorative note of the Chinese Zodiac series celebrating the Year of the Dog (16.02.2018 to 04.02.2019). Are you a dog, woof! woof!! woof!!!

7th October 2018
MACAU BANK OF CHINA - And is is for the Bank of China Dog Commemorative 10 patacas note.

26th October 2018
NORTHERN IRELAND ULSTER BANK - 20 pounds dated 01.01.2015

27th October 2018
ARGENTINA - 100 Peso ND2016. The is a reprint of the original Eva Peron commemorative that was first issued in 2012. This note is printed with AA series.

This picture was recently taken by my 2002 4MP digital camera (point and shoot type). This was my first digital camera. This picture has not been edited in any shape or form. I do not believe in editing or do any alterations to all my photos, except converting it to black and white as this digital camera that I have does not come with that option (very disappointed). If I try to do that to make my photos look nicer, then that is cheating. The background came from a black gardening pot and this picture was taken outside the house when this dandelion plant was still growing on the lawn. Of course this weed is no longer there.