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March 2011

Show and tell
Estonia 500 Krooni (approx. USD$42.00) note dated 1996 (reverse)A barn swallow (national bird of Estonia) flying over an open field. The green-yellowish background colour is much nicer that those later issues, like those dated 2000 and 2007 (in my opinion only).

MORE NOTES TO COME!

March 27, 2011
Cambodia - 20,000 Riels. This note was issued to commemorate the coronation of King Norodom Sihamoni, the current King of Cambodia. King Norodom Sihamoni was born on 14.05.1953 and also the eldest son of the former King Norodom Sihanouk and Queen Norodom Monineath Sihanouk. He became king of Cambodia on 14.05.2004 following the surprise abdication of his father King Norodom Sihamoni a week earlier. Prior to his accession to the thrown, he was the Cambodia ambassador to UNESCO since 1993.

Singapore - I have added the $100 Ship series note (P23b). This note was signed by Dr Hu Tsu Tau. As you will see, there were two varieties for this denomination signed by Dr Hu. The second reprint issued with the exposed security thread (P23c).

March 13, 2011
Denmark - 500 Kroner, 2009 series issued on the 15.02.2011. Two signatures variety with signatures of Nils Berstein and Torben Nielson. Both notes are counter signed by Lars G Sorensen. New issue will be the 1000 Kroner, which is also the last note of the 2009 series.

March 12, 2011
Kazakhstan - 2000 Tenge. This note was released on 17.01.2011 to commemorate the 7th Asian Winter Games that held between 30.01.2011 to 06.02.2011 in Astana and Almaty, Kazakhstan. This is the first time that Kazakhstan staged such a major event since gaining independence from the Soviet Union in early 1990s. The game was awarded to Kazakhstan in Kuwait on 04.03.2006. Total notes issued 20 millions.

El Salvador - 5 Colones dated 7.7.1997 (P147).

Sudan - 1, 2, 5, 10 and 20 Pounds all dated 2006.

March 8, 2011
Sri Lanka - New set of notes issued on 4.2.2011. All notes are dated 2010.01.01. It was also reported that the 5000 Rupees was issued to commemorate the 60th year of the central bank too.

March 6, 2011
Denmark - I have now Added the 2 x 500 Kroner both dated 2008. These notes are signed by Nils Berstein/Torben Nielson and Lars Sorensen. It appears that both Nils Berstein and Torben Nielson signed half the notes each issued and all notes counter signed by Lars Sorensen. You lucky Lars Sorensen! The remaining notes missing are the 1000 Kroner.

Philippines - 100 Piso. This note was issued in 2008 to celebrate the Centennial of the University of The Philippines (UP). The university was established on 18.06.1908 and is located at Diliman, Quezon City Manila. 10 millions notes issued to commemorate this special occasion.

March 5, 2011
Hungary - 2000 Forint. This is a millennium folder note issued in 2000. In addition to the millennium celebration, this note also celebrates 1000th year of Hungarian State. It was reported that 600,000 of these were released. Plenty to share around if you have not go one yet.

Zimbabwe - 2006 One Cent - my opinion.

Singapore - $2 1994 commemorating 25th Anniversary of Board of Commissioner of Currency Singapore (BCCS).

March 4, 2011
Tanzania - A set of notes issued between 2003 and 2008. Please enjoy!

March 2, 2011
Paraguay - 2000 Guaranis 2009 print. Same design as previous print (2008), however this note has some slight alterations as compared to 2008 print. For a start, the letter prefix is smaller, and also the imprinter logo G+D is also added on the new note.

March 1, 2011
Estonia - Following the country adopting the Euro currency on 1.1.2011, I have decided to do a bit of catching up and managed to exchanged some of these beautiful Estonia krooni with a collector friend. Estonia has been re-issuing it's own currency since the early 90s, following the breakup of the Soviet empire. These notes are quite nice, especially the 500 Krooni design on the reverse which depicts a barn swallow, the national bird of Estonia. I am now only missing 5 notes from Estonia series since 1991, and unfortunately four of them are high value notes ie 100 and 500 Krooni, Whilst the actual face value is not expensive, these missing notes are all issued in 1991 and 1992. So close and yet so far away.

1 Kroon - 1992 print. This is the one and only print since 1991 issues;
2 Krooni - 1992, 1996 and 1997 prints;
5 Krooni - 1991, 1992 and 1994 prints;
10 Krooni - 1991, 1992, 1994, 2006 and 2007;
25 Krooni - 1992, 2002 and 2007. Missing the 1991 print;
50 Krooni - 1994, and the only print since 1991. It appears this denomination was not popular among the people in Estonia;
100 Krooni - 1994, 1999 and 2007. Missing are the 1991 and 1992 prints;
500 Krooni - 1996 (my favourite design), 2000 and 2007. Missing are 1991 and 1992 prints;

Mongolia - 1 to 100 tugrik. This set was released in 1955. Back in early 90s, I saw this same set at a local dealer shop selling for $10. At that time, I didn't buy. I got this set from an overseas seller recently. These are still considered as cheap notes despite it's more than 55 years one. Do get one set if you come across them at a very reasonable price. The notes for this set is graded between aUNC to UNC.

Guinea - 5,000 and 10,000 Francs. These two notes were issued to celebrate the 50th Year of Guinean Francs currency. The notes has the same design of those issued previously except the year date and additional logo imprinted on the obverse side of the notes. Generally speaking the designs of these notes are quite nice.

2 comments:

whycollect said...

Hi paperbanknotes,
Its been quite a while since we heard from you.
Hope things are fine at your end.
By the way, just dropping by to say hello to you and let you know about an article on the preservation of gold coins that we remembered you've asked us.
Kindly refer to this thread,
http://china-mint.info/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=bb09c884fe8c6c250c99606fd2ea6ac6&topic=2573.msg9714;topicseen#msg9714

me said...

Hi WhyCollect,

Thanks for the link. It appears that nothing I can do about my HK Monkey gold coin.

I have been busy with my collections and have few more notes to post on my site. This is one expensive money collecting hobby!

Cheers