I trust everyone had a wonderful Christmas holiday and I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy new year.
I hope you like the first list of 2014, and that there are some notes of interest to you. I am always trying to bring different notes and interesting notes and that is my goal for 2014. I am happy to receive any feedback or requests for notes. Also, I am hoping to have my complete list of older notes – however there are over 600 notes on the list and it is taking a little longer than I expected (I also have to double check the grades, as I definitely don’t want to have them over-graded) However, I am working as fast as I can and there will be a lot of notes from Angola, China, Germany, Italy, Japan, Vietnam and more. I will also have some notes from “harder to find” countries, plus a very interesting “short snorter”
PS: Please note and watch grades on this list most are UNC, but there are a few that are aUNC and VG/VF. As you know, I never want to catch anyone by over-grading. If unsure ask questions and as I go through the list here I will try to point out any anomalies or grading issues….
- Austria – A few interesting old 1920’s Heller notes – these are specialist issues and I have offered some of these before and there was a lot of interest, so hope you like these (Note: two of the notes are uniface)
- Bolivia – Nice older issue (it still seems strange to me to think the 80’s is now over 30 years ago – seems like only yesterday to me) from Bolivia and is a 500 Pesos note – always interesting notes from Bolivia.
- Brazil – Nice inflation note from the early 90’s. It has nice coloration and of course is a Cruzeiros note, not the Cruzados or Reals, which they currently use.
- Chile – Always like the notes from Chile – this is a higher denomination Escudos note (not Pesos as they use now). Whilst talking of current Chile notes, if you get a chance please check out some of the newer issue notes they are absolutely amazing.
- Egypt – A couple of nice smaller Piastre notes from Egypt. I have downgraded to aUNC as they are older notes and it seems they may have been in a brick of notes that were not kept flat. Notes are crisp and vibrant and in a sleeve you would never see they do not lay flat.
- Germany, East – beautiful set of older 1948 Mark notes from East Germany (post WWII when Germany was split). I have offered p13b before, but wanted to put back on list as it goes with the other two notes.
- Hungary – just love the old Hungarian notes, these Pengo notes are not UNC, but grade out very nicely and would still make a beautiful addition to your collection.
- Iceland – Nice older Kronur (Kronor/Kroner) note from Iceland.
- Iraq – this note is the special offer for this list and is an interesting note as it was the first issue after Saddam Hussein removal from power.
- Israel – This note is not UNC and grades at VF – it is still a nice looking note and one of the harder Lirot notes to find and of course is over 50 years old..
- Malaysia – as always from Malaysia a nice colorful Ringgit note.
- Mozambique – I did put these four notes together as a set – although not technically a series of notes. Individually they are all beautiful notes and it does make a nice way to get all four of these Meticais notes while saving a little by buying them as a set.
- Peru – these notes continually sell well for me and not sure if I have put these on the list before, so I thought it might be a good idea to offer these nice Soles De Oro notes here.
- Sierra Leone – I think this is an amazing little note from Sierra Leone and of course is an early cent note issue.
- Sri Lanka – this amazing note from Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) is a special commemorative issue for CHOGM 2013 (Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting) This note has amazing coloration and of course depicts a bird (parrot I believe).
- Swaziland – one of my favorite denominations (along with Ouguiya from Mauritania). The full title is Emalangeni, but usually gets shortened to Emali. Anyway, nice notes whatever way you look at it. However, a great conversation piece as I don’t know any other country using this denomination.
- Tanzania – As always great looking notes from Tanzania and I do like the fact they use Shillings (I am old enough to remember when England used Pounds, Shillings and Pence). Of course they now just use Pounds and Pence. Good to see Tanzania, along with Uganda still keep the Shilling.
- Ukraine – on the theme of interesting denominations, these notes offered here are the inflation series of Karbovantsiv notes (of course Ukraine now use Hryvnia – still can’t spell it, but easier to misspell) These notes are all fairly similar in design and are smaller notes, but still make great notes for your collection. I did also put a set together for this series of notes.
- Uruguay – As always an interesting and colorful Pesos note from a country that does produce some great looking notes.
Well that is about it for the list. Again, I hope you “like” my offerings this week and I am already looking forward to my next list which should be out on January 25th (hoping my order will arrive in time) and in getting out the list of older notes.
Again, thank you all so much for your valued custom and support in 2013 and I hope I can continue to have the privilege of your custom in 2014.