April 29, 2012 - Australia Warner Bros Movie World legal Tender Notes. These are not new as I have these for many years now. I am not sure if these are still legal tender at the Australia Gold Coast Warnes Bros Movie World theme park. These notes are similar to those issued by DisneyLand in the US. These notes were printed with the similar size to those paper banknotes issued by Australia prior to polymer. The designs on each notes are the same except that the serial number is only printed on one side. All notes bear the signature of Bugs Bunny! To get these notes you will have to visit the theme park situated at Oxenford Queensland Australia, unless you have someone attending the theme park and get them for you. Again, I am not sure if they are still issuing these.
|Australia Warner Bros Movie World Note|
April 28, 2012 - Australia CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) commemorative note. This is not an actual banknote and as stated on it, this is Not Legal Tender either. The note was issued to commemorate the achievement of CSIRO since established in 1926. Needless to say, the Australian polymer notes was invented by CSIRO and with so many countries now adopting the polymer notes as their national currencies. If you are thinking of getting one, don't bother. It's not worth it. The material used for producing this is the same material used for manufacturing Australian polymer note, but it's like a very thin polymer 'cardboard' material.
|Australia CSIRO Note 80th Anniversary|
April 25, 2012 - Malawi 2004 50 Kwacha Commemorative dated 6.7.2004. The Republic of Malawi was once know as the British Central Africa and Nyasaland and also was once part of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. The British influence was started in 1883 when a consul of the British government was accredited to the Kings and Chiefs of Central Africa. In 1891 the British established the British Central Africa protectorate. The country obtained it's independence from the British on 6th July 1964 and changed it's name from Nyasaland to Malawi. Malawi is also a member of the Commonwealth. The country's motto is Unity and Freedom.
April 22, 2012 - Indonesia 1000 Rupiah. This is an error note with mismatch serial number. This series of note was first introduced in 2000 and this note is dated 2001 with Pick reference no of P141b. This note was given to me as a gift.
|1000 Rupiah Error Dated 2000/2001|
April 20, 2012 - Serbia & Montenegro 500 Dinara. This note is dated 2005 and I got this note (exchange) from a collector in Europe. I have few more of these to upload.
|500 Hundred Dinara, Dated 2004 P43a|
April 15, 2012 - Bermuda PCS1 Specimen set. This is a very common set of Bermuda specimen note which was released in 1985 mainly for collectors. Notes for this set were issued between 1978-1984. This set of specimen note is not rare and in fact can be purchased quite easily. Asking price varies and sometime it is hard to say what would be a fair market value. In addition to this, there is also another specimen set issued all with zero serial numbers (Pick reference CS2).
|Bermuda 1985 Collectors Specimen Set|
April 13 (Friday), 2012 - First, when we first learnt that a new 20 Rials hybrid note was issued in November 2010, we, as collectors, were over the moon. The note was issued to commemorate the country's 40th National Day. I believe that at that time we though this was the only note issued, just like the 1 Rial commemorative issued in 2005 (35th National Day celebration). Then in January 2012, the 50 Rials was released with the 40th National Day's celebration imprinted on the note. And now we have the 5 and 10 Rials to complete the series, or is this the full set? What about the 1 Rial? I suppose time will tell if there was one printed too. The entire set is printed on hybrid and after Bermuda, Oman is the only second country has issued hybrid notes in full set.Five Rials. P/S...these two Omani notes (5 and 10 Rials) are the most expensive modern notes that I have paid for, in terms of it's face value. I do not wish to go into details, but there is a lesson to learn here and I have learnt it well.
|Oman 5 Rials Hybrid, Dated 2010 PNL|
Commemorative - 40th National Day
Easter Sunday (8) April, 2012 - Canada $50 Polymer released on 26.3.2012. This is the second issue for the new polymer series, with the remaing denominations of $20, $10 and $5 to be issued by 2013. The first issue was the $100 which was released on 14.11.2011. This note depicts William Lyon MacKenzie King (1874-1950), the tenth Prime Minister of Canada from 1935 to 1948. On the back, it features the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Amundsen, Research Icebreaker.
|Canada $50 Polymer PNL 2012|
Good Friday (6), 2012 - This is the first hybrid note issued by the United Arab Emirates and the third country in the Middle East region (after Qatar and Oman) to do so. Needless to say, we would expect the next print for the 1000 Dirhams value note to be in hybrid too. High face value note is always a challenge to collect, not just the value but also the premium involved as well. In addition to that, high value notes have limited secondary market too. In many cases, you will be lucky to get your cost back if you need to sell them.
|500 Dirhams Dated 2011 Hybrid PNL|
April 2, 2012 - Guatemala Five Quetzales Polymer. This is the second of the Guatemalian Polymer note issued since the release of the 1 Quetzale Polymer in 2007. This note is dated 2010 and was released on 21.11.2011 for general circulations. The design of this note is similar to previuos paper note issued but with some added extra security features.
|Polymer Dated 19.5.2010 PNL|
|One Pound Specimen, Dated 2004 P31s|