Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Slovenia 50 Tolarjev 1993 UNC
Front: Jurij Vega March 23, 1754 - September 26, 1802
Back: The Solar System, Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Know for as a Slovene mathematician, physicist and artillery officer. Post of Slovenia has issued a stamp honouring Jurij Vega and the National Bank of Slovenia has issued a 50 tolar banknote in his honour.

Jurij Vega

Jurij Vega Stamp

Jurij Vega Phonecard

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Guyana 10 Dollars 1996 UNC
Front: Kaieteur Falls
Back: Bauxite Mining, Alumina Plant

Kaieteur Falls in central Guyana

Guyanese Dollar


Colombia 100 Pesos 1991 UNC
Front: Antonio Nariño (1765 - 1824)
Back: Villa de Leyva

Below Image Obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Oil painting by Ricardo Acevedo Bernal.

Main Plaza Villa de Leyva


German 5000 Markreich 1992 Unc
Front Design: Merchant Imhof
Back Design:


Bhutan 20 Ngultrum 2006 UNC
Front: King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk February 21, 1980
Back: Punakha Dzong

Below Image and Information Obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Punakha Dzong was constructed by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1637-38. It is the winter home of Bhutan's Central Monk Body led by the Je Khenpo. In 1987, the dzong was partially destroyed by fire.

The fifth Dragon King of Bhutan and head of the Wangchuck dynasty.He became king on 14 December 2006, and was officially crowned on 6 November 2008. At age 28, Khesar is currently the world's youngest monarch and head of state. Khesar is the eldest son of the fourth.

Monday, January 19, 2009


Bhutan 5 Ngultrum 2006 UNC
Front: The Government crest in the center with two mythical bird ( Bja Tshering), the bird of long life at both right and left sides.
Back: Taktsang

Taktshang is one of the most famous monasteries in Bhutan. Completed in 1692,
Image and Information Obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Bhutan 1 Ngultrum 2006 UNC
Front: Royal emblem between facing dragons at center
Back: Simtokha Dzong palace

Five miles outside Thimphu city stands the 17th century fortress, Simtokha Dzong. Built in 1627, it is the first of many dzongs built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. It was built to guard the two approaches, from southwest and east, as Shabdrung worked to establish stability and control during his early years of governance. It saw its share of action even during the civil war until 19th century. Until recently it housed the School of Language and Cultural Studies, which has since expanded beyond the dzong's capacity and moved on the slope above. It now houses a monastic school. The main temple of the dzong contains huge statues of Buddha Sakyamuni and eight Arhats. The temple is surrounded with finest examples of slate carving from outside.

Image and Info Obtained from Nirvana Expeditions (

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Syria 5 Pound 1988 UNC
Front: Bosra theatre; female warrior
Back: Cotton Factory, Cotton Pickers

Syria, Bosra Roman Theatre

Syria gained independence in April 1946, is an Arab country in Southwest Asia, bordering Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Israel to the southwest, Jordan to the south, Iraq to the east, and Turkey to the north. Its capital city, Damascus. The population is mainly Muslim, but with a significant Christian minority.

St.Simon (Samaan) church in Aleppo is considered to be one of the oldest remaining churches in the world.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


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Mexico 50 Pesos SERIE LM 1981 UNC
Front: Benito Pablo Juárez(21-03-1806 – 18-07-1872),National Palace
Back: Zapotec temple in Mitla, Aztec god

Below Image and Information Obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Benito Pablo Juárez with his sister Nela (left)and his wife Margarite (right), 1843

Benito Juárez park monument in Houston, Texas, United States.

The National Palace in Mexico City.
The National Palace is the seat of the federal executive in Mexico. It is located on Mexico City's main square, the Plaza de la Constitución (El Zócalo). This site has been a palace for the ruling class of Mexico since the Aztec empire, and much of the current palace's building materials is from the original one that belonged to Moctezuma II.

Palace with "mosaics" and original paint
Mitla is the name commonly given to an archaeological site located in the town of San Pablo Villa de Mitla in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. It is famous for its pre-Columbian Mesoamerican buildings.


Iran 500 Rials 1993 UNC
Front: Prayer gathering
Back: Teheran University (1934)

Sunday, January 11, 2009


Iran 1000 Rials 1982 UNC
Front: Imam Reza Holy Shrine
Back: The Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount

Print from 1887. (Architect Frederick Catherwood was the first westerner known to have made detailed drawings of the Dome of the Rock, which he accomplished during a six-week period in 1833

The Dome of the Rock, in 1913.

The Dome of the Rock illustrated Jewish religious works as early as the 16th century
Above Image and Information obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

What You Know?
The Dome of the Rock was erected between 685 and 691 CE, making it the oldest extant Islamic building in the world

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


Guernsey 1 Pound 1991 VF
Front: Market square scere of 1822
Back: Daniel De Lisle Brock, Royal Court of Saint Peter Port.


Congo 20 Francs 30.06.2003 UNC
Front: Male Lion Head (TETE DE LION)
Back: Lioness with two cubs lying (FAMILLE DE LIONS)


Fiji 1 Dollar 1987 VF
Front: Queen Elizabeth II
Back: Open air fruit Market Place, Ship Harbour

Sunday, January 4, 2009


Philiphine 5 Piso UNC
Front: Andres Bonifacio November 30, 1863 – May 10, 1897),
Back: initiation of Katipunan members by blood compact

Born - 30 November 1863
Tondo, Manila, Philippines
Died - 10 May 1897 (aged 33)
Maragondon, Cavite, Philippines
Cause of death - Execution
Nationality - Filipino
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