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27 May 2020

COUNTERFEIT MONEY NOT ALWAYS A BAD THING!

Paper Money-World | Longstrider

Today I have something a little different to share. I've been saving this one and I feel it will tie in nicely with the blog on the US Mint in Manila. As we all should know, the Philippines was overrun by Imperial Japanese Forces during WWll. When this occurred, in 1942, the Japanese issued their own currency there called Japanese Occupation Currency. This was to replace the older pre-occupation money.

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27 Apr 2020

An Interesting Variation

Paper Money-World | Mokie

Some of you that follow my blogs have probably noted that I have an inordinate interest in Canadian Coins, that interest also extends to Currency, Medals, and Ephemera. I was hoping one of you has the answer to a question I have about the two bills pictured. They are both from 1967, they both have the Canadian Centennial Maple Leaf logo on the obverse and they both have the Old Parliament Building on the reverse. But, and its an important but, one has a serial number and one has the dual dates 1867 1967 in place of the serial number. They are both legal tender and neither is worth much unless in fairly high grades. So here's the question. Why the difference? Is the dual dated example meant to be distributed to collectors only while the serial numbered example is for general circulation? Was one issued before the other, in other words, did one issue replace the other? I am doing research for an article I am writing on the general subject of Canada 1967 and I would like to flesh out the article with the straight story on this variation. PS- the Post Card is just for fun, it shows all the Canadian Provinces at the time of the centennial. It does not include the Yukon or Northwest Territories. Since 1967, no new provinces but the eastern half of the Northwest Territory has had the Nunavut Territory calved off its eastern flank like a big iceberg.

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17 Apr 2020

Poland, 19 Zlotych, 2019. Nineteen, the crazy denomination

Paper Money-World | user_21086

What is the weirdest number you have seen in the banknotes denomination? Definitely, the most popular numerical digits are zero, one, two and five. They are facilitate the multiplication and division, which in final results are giving numbers easy to put into banknotes. The first fully different nominal value added to a banknote was the number three in Russia, in the 19th century, which was followed by the number fifteen a few years later. In 1807 the number two has been used in UK currency and it hasn’t provided to any troubles in circulation. What about the number nineteen? Yes, nineteen, the prime number, which is avoided in nearly every way where a division operation is necessary? That nominal value believed it or not, has recently appeared in the Numismatist World A 19 Zlotych banknote was released in Poland, in the XXth of MONTH 2019, as a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Polish Security Printing Works (PWPW). The PWPW was opened in the 25th of January 1919 according to the decision of the Council of Ministers, from which the Prime Minister was Ignacy Jan Paderewski. The main purpose for opening the PWPW was to provide a next step to build/start a fully Neutral Country, which came back to European Maps after 123 years of occupation from the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. The first name given to the PWPW building was the “National Graphic Factories” (PZG – Państwowe Zakłady Graficzne), which functioned until the 10th of July 1926, when all the details were being prepared to connect with the main name of the Institution responsible by the production of banknotes, the National Polish Bank. . The PWPW Building is located in Warsaw at Roman Sanguszko Street #1, and its construction was completed in 1929 according to Antoni Dygat’s project. Since 1929, the PWPW has been producing circulated banknotes, but not only for Poland currency. It was also producing official banknotes based on orders from other countries, like Paraguay and Georgia, in 2015 and 2016, respectively. All banknotes produced by the PWPW are well known in the Numismatist Word, as being the most difficult banknotes to counterfeit, due to numerous security features being used, which became also to be used by other countries institutions that produce their own currency, or other currencies on behalf of other countries. That explains the reason for the importance of the nominal value 19 for the Polish. It was added to that beautiful banknote to memorize the year of the opening of the PWPW building, 1919. The obverse of the 19 Zlotych banknote carries a portrait of Ignacy Jan Paderewski, an important person to be remembered in regards to the beginning of PWPW. In the banknote hologram, except years 1919 and 2019, nominal 19 and initiative of National Polish Bank, is also the window with Polish Emblem from 2nd Rep. (1918-1939), visible in the reverse too. The PWPW Building can be seen in the reverse of the banknote, together with the serial number and the PWPW logo printed with the SPARK LIVE technology, a sitoprinting technique. The keyword in this banknote is “Niepodległa”, which means “Independent” (showed both in the observe and the reverse), because this banknote is the continuation of the Polish series to commemorate 100 years of Polish Independence. Other security features used in this banknote is a special kind of latent image developed by PWPW, known as Umbra4Note, which is incorporated into the image of a laurel branch symbolizing brotherhood and victory. Also using this technique, the years 1919 and 2019 are printed as embossed text both in the obverse and the reverse, the crown in recto-version – which also appears in other regular Polish Zlotych banknotes, and the holograms visible in the UV light only. Those are just some of the numerous security features of this banknote, which is a signature mark of all banknotes being produced by the PWPW. If you think you would find any of the 19 Zlotych banknote in normal circulation in the streets of Poland, you are wrong. Only 55,000 banknotes of 19 Zlotych have been printed by the National Bank of Poland. The emission price of this banknote was 80 PLN and everything was bought from banks in 4 hours! If you are lucky to find this banknote somewhere, the prices would be at least 300 PLN. Good luck to those collectors trying to find it for a good price. But we can always dream with it, if we want!

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06 Feb 2020

The Devil Made Me Do It

Paper Money-World | Mokie

Queen Elizabeth II was in her second year of reign when Canada issued their first series of bank notes with her image on the right obverse. Unlike the United States, the Canadian Bills have the same portrait on each denomination. This first series of 1954 had $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, and $1,000 dollar denominations and besides their Queen Elizabeth portraits, they also all shared a devilish detail.

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10 May 2019

NIKOLA TESLA 100 DINAR BANK NOTE

Paper Money-World | Longstrider

Today I would like to show you the newest addition to my Nikola Tesla numismatic collection. As you can see below in the photos, please check them out, it is a 2013 Serbia issued 100 Dinar banknote, with Tesla’s pictures on it. I have already written a blog on the Tesla silver coins, February 20, 2019, please check it out also. In it I describe many of this genius’ life changing inventions we use today. I will not repeat them here. Instead I will just concentrate on this note.

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12 Aug 2018

COUNTERFEIT Philippines Emergency WWII Note And Japanese PESOS?

Paper Money-World | Jonas's Coins

I mainly collect United States coins and paper money, but I have inherrited a TON of foreign coins and currency, a lot of it being World War II Era. Below are two very interesting Philliphino banknotes my Great-Grandfather collected while in the World War II era Philliphines.

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11 Apr 2018

Hell Bank Notes

Paper Money-World | YoungNumismitist

My neighbor (who gets talked about a lot but doesn't do all my collecting) gave me 3 Chinese Hell Bank Notes. I was perplexed, for I had never heard of such a thing before. And what an odd name, I thought. After he explained what they were for, I was very interested. A few days later, The Numismatist (Issue unknown but I will find it) arrived in my mailbox with more about the shells used as well as the notes. I am interested in hearing more about these notes if anyone has information.

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