Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Mozambique 50 Meticais 1986 UNC


Mexico 100 Pesos 1981 UNC
Front: Venustiano Carranza, painting by Jose Clemente Orozco
Back: Tula, Hidalgo Chac Mool statue at Chichen Itza

The Chac-Mool depicts a human figure in a position of reclining with the head up and turned to one side, holding a tray over the stomach. The meaning of the position or the statue itself remains unknown. Chac-Mool statues are found in or around temples in Toltec , in post-Classic Maya civilization sites with heavy Toltec influence, such as Chichen Itza. Chac-Mools can be found throughout Central Mexico and Yucatán. In addition to Tula and Chichen Itza, sites known for Chac-Mools include Mexico City, Cempoala, Tlaxcala, and Quiriguá in Guatemala. Read more

Venustiano Carranza de la Garza (December 29, 1859 – May 21, 1920) was one of the leaders of the Mexican Revolution. He ultimately became President of Mexico following the overthrow of the dictatorial Huerta regime in the summer of 1914 and during his administration the current constitution of Mexico was drafted. He was assassinated near the end of his term of office at the behest of a cabal of army generals resentful at his insistence that his successor be a civilian.

President Carranza in Piedras Negras, Coahuila in 1915.

Bernardo Reyes (1850-1913), Porfirio Díaz's "man in the north". Carranza formed a personal friendship with Reyes, and Reyes' patronage was responsible for Carranza's election to the Mexican Congress in 1898. Information and Image Obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Madagascar 500 Francs unc ND (1994)
Front Design: Young woman, Sun palm, village
Back Design: Herdsmen, cattle, village

Monday, November 16, 2009

India, 1989

India 1 Rupees 1989 VG
Front: One Rupee coin with four Lions Capital of Asoka Pillar on it. Ashoka Pillar was sculpted from sandstone, preserved at Sarnath Museum, was originally erected around 250 BCE at Sarnath.
Back: One Rupee coin,Offshore oil drilling platform (oil rig) Sagar Samrat designed by Offshore Company Mercury Class and built by Mitsubishi at Hiroshima shipyard and delivered in 1973.


India 2 Rupees VG

India, 1976 (Earth, Space craft)

India 2 Rupees 1976 VG

India 1985-1990

India 2 Rupeess 1985-1990 VG
Front: National Emblem of India - Lion Capital of Asoka (Ashoka column), sculpted from sandstone, preserved at Sarnath Museum which was originally erected around 250 BCE a top an Ashoka Pillar at Sarnath
Back: Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) or (Panthera tigris bengalensis).

Monday, November 9, 2009

Language panel on an Indian banknote

The language panel on Indian rupee banknotes display the denomination of the note in 15 of the 22 official languages of India.

Information and Image Obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mahatma Gandhi Series

India 5 Rupees 2002 UNC
Front: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Back: Tractor

The current series, which began in 1996, is called the Mahatma Gandhi series. Currency notes are printed at the Currency Note Press, Nashik, Bank Note Press, Dewas, Bharatiya Note Mudra Nigam (P) Limited presses at Salboni and Mysore and at the Watermark Paper Manufacturing Mill, Hoshangabad.

Each banknote has its amount written in 17 languages (English & Hindi on the front, and 15 others on the back) illustrating the diversity of the country. ATMs usually give Rs. 100, Rs. 500, and Rs. 1000 notes. Rs. 1000 notes are analogous to the higher valued notes of the United States dollar and the euro.

In recent years, the banknotes were slightly modified to include see through registration on the left side of obverse. In addition, the year is now printed on the reverse. EURion constellation was added to Rs. 100. The revised Rs. 10, 20 were issued in 2006, and Rs. 50, 100, 1000 in 2005. The RS. 5 notes were stopped from being printed, but have started again since 2009. Read more

Information and Obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mahatma Gandhi Series

India 10 Rupees 1996 UNC
Front: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Back: Rhinoceros, elephant, tiger

Mahatma Gandhi Series

India 10 Rupees 1996 UNC

Mahatma Gandhi Series

India 20 Rupees 2002 EF
Front: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Back: Palm trees

Mahatma Gandhi Series

India 50 Rupees 1997 EF
Front: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Back: Parliament of India

Mahatma Gandhi Series

India 100 Rupees 1996 VG
Front: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Back: Himalaya Mountains

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Mahatma Gandhi Series

India 500 Rupees 1997 UNC
Front: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Back: Salt March to Dandi

The Salt Satyagraha was a campaign of nonviolent protest against the British salt tax in colonial India which began with the Salt March to Dandi on March 12, 1930. It was the first act of organized opposition to British rule after Purna Swaraj, the declaration of independence by the Indian National Congress. Mahatma Gandhi led the Dandi march from his Sabarmati Ashram to Dandi, Gujarat to produce salt without paying the tax, with growing numbers of Indians joining him along the way. When Gandhi broke the salt laws in Dandi at the conclusion of the march on April 6, 1930, it sparked large scale acts of civil disobedience against the British Raj salt laws by millions of Indians. Read more
Gandhi on the Salt March

Gandhi on the Salt March, Sarojini Naidu on the right.

Gandhi at Dandi, April 5, 1930, picking up a lump of salty mud.

Indormation and Image Obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Indonesia-Batch 2000, 2001

Indonesia 1000 Rupiah 2000 VF
Front: Captain Pattimura
Back: Mutiara and Tidore Islands, with fisherman

Indonesia-Batch 2000, 2001

Indonesia 5000 Rupiah 2001 VF
Front: Tuanku Imam Bonjol
Back: Songket weaver, Tanah Datar

Indonesia- Batch 1998, 1999

Indonesia 10000 Rupiah 1998 VF
Front: Tjut Njak Dhien
Back: Lake Segara Anak

The name Segara Anak means child of the sea given to it due to the blue colour of the lake reminiscent of the sea.

Indonesia-Batch 1992

Indonesia 5000 Rupiah 1992 UNC
Front: Sasando Rote
Back: Tri-coloured lake, Kelimutu

Indonesia-Batch 1992

Indonesia 500 Rupiah 1992 UNC
Front: Orangutan
Back: East Kalimantan house
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