Thursday, November 27, 2008


Syria 10 Pound 1991 UNC
Front Design: Al-Azem Palace in Damascus and female dancer

Back Design: Ivory vessel and water plant
Al Azem Palace, Damascus was built in 1750 by As’ad Pasha al-Azem who was the Ottoman governor in Damascus. The structure is made of white limestone and black basalt.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Sudan 10 Pound 1991 UNC
Front Design: Map of sudan

Back Design: University of Khartoum,
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It was founded as Gordon Memorial College was built in 1902. Biggest university in Sudan.
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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Solomon Island

Soloman Island 2dollar 1997 UNC
Front Design: Arms; Fish
Back Design: Fisherman

The coat of arms of the Solomon Islands shows a shield which is framed by a crocodile and a shark. The motto is displayed under it, which reads "To Lead Is To Serve." Over the shield there is a helmet with decorations, crowned by a stylized sun.
In 2001 two dollar polymer notes were introduced to replace the cotton fibre issue but in 2006 the banknotes was reverted back to cotton. Denomination of 2, 5, 10 dollar banknotes introduced in 1977 and in 1981 denomination 20dollar banknotes and denomination 50dollars banknotes in 1986. Denomination 100 dollars in 2006.
*information obtained from: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Suriname 10 Gulden 1963 serial # LN066662 UNC
Front Design: Woman with fruit basket
Back Design: Coat of Arms


Russia 10 Rubble 1909 G
Front Design: Tsarist arms
Back Design: Tsarist arms

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Iceland 10 kronur 29.03.1961 (issued 1981 - 1986)
Front Design: Arngrímur Jónsson, 1568 - June 27, 1648)
Back Design: Household scene based on Auguste Mayer's drawing

This is a expired 10 Icelandic Krónar bill note. The first notes issued in 1885 by the Lansssjod Islands were in denominations of 5, 10 and 50 krónur. In 1904, the Bank of Iceland (Íslands Banki) took over note production and introduced 100 króna notes. In 1921, the Rikissjod Islands began issuing paper money, with notes for 1, 5, 10 and 50 krónur.

In 1929, another bank, the Landsbanki Íslands took over issuance of denominations of 5 krónur and above, with the Rikissjod Islands continuing to issue 1 króna notes until 1947. The Landsbanki Íslands introduced 500 króna notes in 1935, followed by 25and 1000 króna notes in 1957.

In 1961, the Seðlabanki Íslands became the central bank of Iceland and started issuing paper money, in denominations of 10, 25, 100, 500, 1000 and 5000 krónur
*information obtained from: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Myanmar 1, 5, 10, 20 Kyats

1kyats ND (1998)
Front Design: Chinze
Back Design: Rowing long boats

5kyats ND (1996)
Front Design: Chinze
Back Design: Boys playing ball games

10kyats ND (1996)
Front Design: Chinze
Back Design: Palace (Myanmar GreenPalace)

20kyats ND (1994)
Front Design: Chinze
Back Design: Fountain of elephants

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea 2 Kina (Polymer) unc 1996
Front Design: Bird of Paradise members of the family Paradisaeidae of the order Passeriformes...They are found in eastern Indonesia, Torres Strait Islands, Papua New Guinea, and eastern Australia
Back Design: Mt Hagen axe, Kula Arm band from Milne Bay, engraved dogs teeth from Bouganville, and a clay pot from the Sepik region.

Papua New Guinea introduced its own notes 2, 5, and 10 kina to replace australian dollar on the 19th April 1975. In 1991 all the Papua New Guinea banknotes have been produced in polymer.


Nepal 5 Rupees 2002 UNC
Front Design: Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev the second son of Crown Prince Mahendra and his wife Crown Princess Indra.Gyanendra father was told not to look at his son because of bad Gyanendra was sent to live with his grandmother. Gyanendra married
Komal Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah on 1 May 1970 in Kathmandu, Pagoda
Back Design: Two yaks

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Madagascar 10000 Francs UNC
Front Design: Old man, statuette, artefacts
Back Design: Artisans

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Major Religions- Islam, Christianity, Hindusim, Buddhism. Currency- Rupiah. Indian traders and priests from Asia came to Sumatra and java around A.D.100. they brought Hindusim and Buddhism. Islam reached the area in 1100. European traders came to the Islands from 1500s. Dutch were in control of all Indonesia in 1800s. Indonesia claimed its Independence at the end of World War II in 1945.

Indonesia 500 Rupiah unc 1988
Front Design: Sunda Sambar (also sambur, sambhur, Tamil: Kadaththi man, Assamese: Xor Pohu), is the common name for several large dark brown and maned Asian deer, particularly for the Indian species (Cervus unicolor), which attains a height of 102 to 160 cm. The coat is dark brown with chestnut marks on the rump and underparts. The males are solitary and highly aggressive toward other males during this time. Females may live in groups of eight. A male may have one whole group of females in his territory. The gestation period for the females is around 9 months with one fawn born at a time.
*information obtained from: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sri Lankan Sambar Deer
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Back Design: Bank Indonesia building, Cirebon


Guinea 500 Francs 2006 UNC


Colombia 1000 Pesos 3DE Marzo DE 2005 UNC
Front Design: Jorge Eliecer Gaitan
Back Design:


Brazil 1000 Cruzados 1986-1988 UNC
Front Design: Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira (JK) (September 12, 1902 – August 22, 1976) was a prominent Brazilian politician who was President of Brazil from 1956 to 1961. Electric Power Station
Back Design: Old and new buildings

Monday, November 3, 2008


Guatemala 1 Quetz Polymer 20-12-2006 UNC
Front Design: General Jose Maria Orellana, President in 1921-1926
Back Design: Placa de Leyden, Banco de Guatemala, Ara de Tikal


Cuba 1 Peso 2002 UNC
Front Design: Jose Marti January 28, 1853–May 19, 1895
Back Design: Casa Natal De Jose Marti

José Martí is a poet, writer, nationalist leader. Through his writings and political activity, he became a symbol for Cuba's bid for independence against Spain in the 19th century. Martí was the elder brother to seven sisters: Leonor, Mariana, Maria de Carmen, Maria de Pilar, Rita Amelia, Antonia and Dolores. His father worked as a prison guard in Santa Clara.
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Bangladesh 10 Taka 1996 UNC
Front Design: Atiya Jame Mosque,
Back Design: Kaptai Dam on the Karnaphuli River;


Ramesses II: one of four external seated statues at Abu Simbel

Al-Azhar, photo of the old Mosque. Cairo, Egypt

Egypt 50 Piastres 07.06.1995 (1995 - 2002) UNC
Front Design: Al-Azhar Mosque
Back Design: Statue of Ramsis II (Ramses II), multi-colored ornamental,
band and a collection of lotus flowers and the sun boat, Pharaonic cartouche, left: drawing taken from the facade of a Pharaonic temple.

The Mosque of Abu Haggag is a mosque located in the Egyptian city of Luxor. Specifically, it stands atop the ruins of Luxor Temple, an Ancient Egyptian centre of worship dating back to the reign of Pharaoh Amenhotep III in the 14th century BC.

Although its positioning atop the pharaonic columns seems both precarious and invasive, the Mosque of Abu Haggag (or Abu l-Haggag) must be seen as more than just a coincidental intruder. First, when the mosque was built, large parts of the temple was covered with earth. Secondly, it is not uncommon for a religious kinship between ancient Egyptian cult places and the local version of popular Islam to be recreated. At least, when the pharaonic temple was unearthed in the late 19th century, locals fiercely resisted any attempt to tear down the mosque. For them, the geographical position was important, and a new mosque also dedicated to Abu Haggag has never become very popular.

Abu Haggag was a Sufi shaykh, born in Baghdad, but he spent the latter half of his 90years in Luxor. He died here in 1243, but it is believed that the minaret is older than him, dating back to the 11th century. The mosque itself has been rebuilt many times, and completely in the 19th century. Abu Haggag is Luxor's main saint, and his mosque is the core of local religious activities. Locals believe that his mosque is a particularly important religious spot, full of baraka, divine blessing.


Egypt 5 Piastres 1940 UNC
Front Design: Queen Nefertiti

Nefertiti is a great royal wife of Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten. Only believed in one god where else she and her husband egypt's religious from polytheistic to a monotheistic. For her long swan like neck and beauty she was know throughout Egypt.
Back Design: Guilloches


Egypt, capital cairo and population of 68,470,00 one of the world's greatest early civilizations, arose in northern Africa 5,000 years ago. In the seventh century the Arabs conquered northern Africa and converted its people to Islam. The piastre was the currency of Egypt until 1834. The piastre was based on the Turkish kuruş, introduced while Egypt was part of the Ottoman Empire. As in Turkey, debasement lead to the piastre falling significantly in value. In 1834, the pound, or gineih (Arabic) was introduced as the chief unit of currency, worth 100 piastre. The piastre continues in use to the present day as a subdivision of the pound.

Egypt 25 Piasters
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