Sunday, October 21, 2012

Malaysia New RM 10, 2012 (Fourth Series)

Malaysia RM 10 16 July 2012 UNC

Front: Tuanku Abdul Rahman with the national flower, hibiscus
Back: Rafflesia

Malaysia New RM 1, 2012 (Fourth Series)

Malaysia RM 1 16 July 2012 UNC
Front: Tuanku Abdul Rahman with the national flower, hibiscus
Back: Wau Bulan

In May 2011, Bank Negara Malaysia had announced that they will introduce a new series of banknotes in order to replace the current design that has been in circulation for around 15 years. The most highlighted part of the announcement is the re-introduction of the RM20 note, which was not included in the third series. The design of the new notes was announced on December 21, 2011, and the notes are expected to be put into circulation in the second half of 2012. The new series banknotes are legal tender and will co-circulate with the existing series. The existing series will be gradually phased out. All banknote denominations in the new series will retain the portrait of the first Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Abdul Rahman ibni Tuanku Muhammad. The banknotes are supplied by Crane AB of Sweden, Giesecke & Devrient GmbH of Germany, Oberthur Technologies of France and Orell Fussli of Switzerland. They were put into circulation on July 16, 2012.

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Malaysian ringgit, 2012 (Fourth Series)

The Malaysian ringgit third series coinage and fourth series banknote designs announced in 2011 by Bank Negara Malaysia.

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India 5 Rupees

Friday, August 17, 2012

Ghana 10 Cedis

Ghana 10 Cedis 1978 AUNC
Front: Pipe smoker
Back: Hydroelectric dam

Yugoslavia 5000 Dinara

Yugoslavia 5000 Dinara VF 1993
Front: Nikola Tesla (1856-1943)
Back: Museum of Nikola Tesla (Est. 1952)

Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, physicist, mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, and futurist. He is best known for his contributions to the modern alternating current (AC) electrical supply system. Tesla's patents and theoretical work helped formed the basis of wireless communication and the radio. His many revolutionary developments in the field of electromagnetism were based on Michael Faraday's theories of electromagnetic technology. Read more

The Nikola Tesla Museum is located in the central area of Belgrade. It holds more than 160,000 original documents, over 2,000 books and journals, over 1,200 historical technical exhibits, over 1,500 photographs and photo plates of original, technical objects, instruments and apparatus, and over 1,000 plans and drawings. The Nikola Tesla Archive was inscribed on UNESCO's Memory of the World Programme Register in 2003 due to its critical role regarding history of electrification of the world and, more importantly, future technological advancements in this area. The Nikola Tesla Museum is housed in a residential villa built in 1927 according to project of Dragiša Brašovan, a distinguished Serbian architect. The building was used for various purposes until December 5, 1952, when Nikola Tesla Museum was founded in accordance with the decision of the Government of the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia. The material for the museum was taken from New York bound for Belgrade, Yugoslavia on September 7, 1951 as a result of efforts by Sava Kosanovic, Tesla's nephew and closest relative (KGB agent, codename "KOLO", see American Espionage and Project Venona) and his attorney Wittenberg. It has been said this was "Tesla's will." No legal instrument or documentation bearing Tesla's signature has ever been found to substantiate this claim, nor has the Museum allowed an independent, unbiased researcher to verify the existence of such records. It is believed that Tesla died in testate.

It is a deviation from standard archival practice that Tesla's work is contained outside of the original geographical context in which his life occurred. Tesla was an American citizen, and considered his prize possession to be his naturalization papers. In contrast, he spent only 31 hours of his entire life on the present territory of modern-day Serbia. Over the past 60 years, a number of his papers have suffered water damage from neglect. This has led historians to consider it a disservice to Tesla that his trunks were removed from the United States of America in the first place. With renewed worldwide interest about Tesla's work in the areas of mechanical and electrical engineering, full and unhindered access is expected. However, it is certain that many original documents are uncataloged and have already been lost, stolen, censored or damaged. Read more

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Croatia 100 000 Dinara 1993 VF


Macedonia 10 Denar 1992
Front: Farmers harvesting
Back: Ilinden monument

Macedonium. The Ilinden Monument
Kruševo, Macedonia
Futuristic monument to Macedonian national uprising, engineered and built during the Socialist ’60s. The abstract monument is designed by a late architect-artist couple Iskra and Jordan Grabul. It has been maintained, but it never took emotional place in the hearts of ordinary Macedonians yearning for the new-old, post-socialist identity based on a mix of values in-between Byzantium and the times of the Alexander the Great. This structure is a master piece in the struggle against figuration, although it resembles anything from bio-molecular models to medieval weaponry.

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Vietnam 500 Dong 1988 VF
Front: Portrait of Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969)
Back: Hai Phong port dockside

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


Indonesia 100 Rupiah 1984 UNC
Front: Victoria Crowned Pigeon
Back: Water Dam

The Victoria Crowned Pigeon, Goura victoria, is a large, bluish-grey pigeon with elegant blue lace-like crests, maroon breast and red iris. Both sexes are similar. It is on average 74 cm (29 in) long and weighs 2.38 kilograms (5.3 lbs). It is marginally larger than the other crowned pigeons on average and likely the largest species of pigeon of earth. One of three superficially similar species of crowned pigeons (the others being the Western Crowned Pigeon and the Southern Crowned Pigeon), the Victoria Crowned Pigeon is distributed in the lowland and swamp forests of northern New Guinea and surrounding islands. Its diet consists mainly of fruits, figs, seeds and invertebrates. The female usually lays a single white egg.

The name commemorates the British monarch, Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.

There are two subspecies of the Victoria Crowned Pigeon, Goura victoria victoria, the nominate race is the smaller of the two supspecies and can be found in Yapen, Biak & Supiori. Goura victoria beccarii is found on the mainland of New Guinea

Due to continuing habitat loss, being tame and easily hunted for its plumes and meat, the Victoria Crowned Pigeon is evaluated as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. It is listed in Appendix II of CITES.

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Laos 20000 Kip 2011 UNC
Front: President Kaysone Phomvihane, Haw Pra Keaw (Ho Phra Keo)
Back: Hydroelectric dam

Haw Phra Kaew was built between 1565 and 1556, on the orders of King Setthathirath. The temple housed the Emerald Buddha figurine, which Setthathirath had brought from Chiang Mai, then the capital of Lanna, to Luang Prabang. When Vientiane was seized by Siam (now Thailand) in 1778, the figurine was taken to Thonburi and the temple was destroyed. After it was rebuilt by King Annouvong of Vientiane in the 19th century, it was again destroyed by Siamese forces when King Annouvong rebelled against Siam in an attempt to regain full independence. The revered Buddha now resides in Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok. The temple was rebuilt for a third time by the French in the 1920's, during colonization of French Indochina.

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Sunday, July 8, 2012


Yugoslavia 50000000 Dinara 1993 VF
Front: Girl
Back: University of Belgrade

The University of Belgrade is the oldest and largest university of Serbia.
Founded in 1808 as the Belgrade Higher School in revolutionary Serbia, by 1838 it merged with the Kragujevac-based departments into a single university. The University has nearly 90,000 students (including around 1,700 postgraduates) and over 4,200 members of teaching staff.

The University comprises 31 faculties, 8 research institutes, a system of university libraries and information centres, and the Belgrade University Library (Carnegie library). The faculties are clustered into five groups based on their academic characteristics.

Since its founding, the University has educated more than 330,000 bachelors, around 21,300 magisters, 29,000 specialists and 12,600 doctors.

The University building in 1890

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Czechoslovakia 20 Korun 1970 VG
Front: Jan Zizka
Back: Husite soldiers

Jan Žižka z Trocnova a Kalicha (c. 1360–1424), Czech general and Hussite leader, follower of Jan Hus, was born at small village Trocnov (now a part of Borovany) in Bohemia, into a gentried family. He was nicknamed "One-eyed Žižka". From his youth, he was attached to the royal court and held the office of Chamberlain to Queen Sophia. He fought in the Battle of Grunwald (July 15, 1410), where he defended Radzyń against the Teutonic Order. Later he played a prominent role in the civil wars in Bohemia during the reign of Wenceslas IV. Žižka's tactics were unorthodox and innovative. In addition to training and equipping his army according to their abilities, he used armored wagons armed with small cannons and muskets, presaging the tank of five hundred years later.
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Pakistan 5 Rupees 2009 UNC
Front: Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Back: Gwadar Sea Port

Gwadar Port is a developing warm-water, deep-sea port situated at Gwadar in Balochistan province of Pakistan at the apex of the Arabian Sea and at the entrance of the Persian Gulf, about 460 km west of Karachi and approximately 75 km (47 mi) east of Pakistan's border with Iran. The Gwadar port is situated right next to the strategic Strait of Hormuz and its busy oil shipping lanes. Initially, the chairman of Dubai Ports World, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, who met Pakistani president General Pervez Musharraf on May 5, 2006, expressed a strong hope for management of facilities at the strategic Gwadar port and development of infrastructure in the southern port city and elsewhere in Pakistan. But a decision was taken not to bid, after India’s National Security Council voiced concerns about DP World’s ventures in India, alongside its plans in Pakistan, and Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem assured the Indians their pull-out was well considered and India need not have any security concerns. The port will now be in competition with that of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

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Yugoslavia 20 Dinara 19/12/1974 UNC
Front: Ships at port dockside

Monday, May 21, 2012

Poland 100 STO Zlotych 1988

4th Series – Portrait Series (1999–present)

Unites State of America

Unites Sate of America 20 Dollar VF Series 2004 A
Front: Andrew Jackson
Back: White House

The United States twenty-dollar bill ($20) is a denomination of United States currency. Former U.S. President Andrew Jackson is currently featured on the front side of the bill, which is why the twenty-dollar bill is often called a "Jackson," while the White House is featured on the reverse side.

The twenty-dollar bill in the past was referred to as a "double-sawbuck" because it is twice the value of a ten-dollar bill, which was nicknamed a "sawbuck" due to the resemblance the Roman numeral for ten (X) bears to the legs of a sawbuck, although this usage had largely fallen out of favor by the 1980s. The twenty dollar gold coin was known as a "double eagle". Rather than a nickname, this nomenclature was specified by an act of Congress.

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing says the average circulation life of a $20 bill is 25 months (2 years) before it is replaced due to wear. Approximately 11% of all notes printed in 2009 were $20 bills. Twenty-dollar bills are delivered by Federal Reserve Banks in violet straps. Read more

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

4th Series – Portrait Series (1999–present)

Singapore 5 Dollar Paper 1999 UNC
Front: President Yusof bin Ishak,
Back: Garden City

Unites State of America

Unites Sate of America 5 Dollar VF
The Series 2006 $5 note entered circulation on March 13, 2008.
Front: Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865)
Back: Lincoln Memorial, at National Mall in Washington, D.C

4th Series – Portrait Series (1999–present)

Singapore 2 dollar
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