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14 Jan 2018

**2018 Mongolian Lunar Year Of The Dog**

Paper Money-World | Kepi

This was a early gift from my husband in celebration of my birthday for 2018 Year Of The Dog. It's also the first Silver Note issued by Mongolia and the first with a lunar dog, featuring the Mongol Bankhar.  Now you might ask yourself that's nice, but why Mongolia?  Well a few years ago I sent in a DNA test through Ancestry.com and to my really "white girl" surprise I found out that I have alot of Mongolian in me!  How cool is that I thought!!! How exciting...perhaps a long distant relative of Genghis Khan???   ; )    Okay, so now back to this wonderful note.   The reverse shows a colorful version of the Mongol Bankhar with a graphic background along with the face value.   The obverse shows the Mongolian coat of arms along with the face value, Silver content (5 grams) and the mintage of 5,000 pieces. This note is so beautiful, it just shimmers with the silver running through it!  I have been researching this great dog as well. He is a must for the Mongolian Nomad people as he protects, herds, and is such an important part of their family and lifestyle.  If you'd like to learn more about these dogs I found a great web-site  www.bankhar.org.  Thank you for reading my blog. I hope you enjoyed it!

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06 Nov 2017

1951 BULGARIAN 3 LEVA BANKNOTE

Paper Money-World | Longstrider

Today I thought I would share another pick-up I found in my coin dealers bargain world currency bin. Below are 2 photos of a Bulgarian 3 Leva note. The word leva translates to "Lion". This note was printed in Moscow and was in use from May 1952 till march 1962. This was during the period Bulgaria was under communist, USSR, rule. That period ended in 1962. Briefly, Bulgaria is a Baltic nation that lies above Romania. Most of the Baltic countries seem to spend a great deal of their history in war or preparing for war. The capitol is Sofia. This note measures 120 x 60 mm. The front shows the Coat of Arms of Bulgaria. The back shows hands holding a hammer and sickle. It also has a watermark that are the capital letters, in cyrillics, of the Bulgarian National Bank, "BNB". This particular note is in BU condition.. A unique piece of history I lived through. I look forward to your comments. Thanks for looking!

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29 Oct 2017

1910 RUSSIAN 100 RUBLES NOTE

Paper Money-World | Longstrider

I saw this at my coin store while going through one of his "bargain" boxes. He keeps a few of these bargain bins for people to go through. Everyone seems to love them. Anyway, I saw this huge note and had to check it out more thoroughly. Only one way to do a good job of that. Buy it!! It is large, 10' X 4 3/4". That's  about 260 mm X 122 mm..  I have found, while researching this note that there are quite a few around but most have been folded.. The front features the Imperial Russian Coat of Arms in addition to a transparent water mark of Catherine the Great This is one of the best watermarks I have ever seen or maybe I should say not seen. It really needs to be held up to a bright light to see it. Once that is done, it is amazing how much detail is in it. The back has a portrait of the Tzarista along with an allegorical male figure. Most of this series was issued prior to or encompassing World War 1, during Russia's huge inflationary period. I am working on a friend to come back from her honeymoon to read the Cyrillic for me. I'll let you know. This note had a cash value, in gold, of 50 1910 US dollars. Quite a chunk of change back then! I learned quite a bit about the history of this note and Russia from something that caught my eye in a bargain bin! I hope you enjoy the pictures and history lesson. Thanks for looking. I look forward to your comments.

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18 Jun 2017

GYPSY WOMAN-BANCO DE MEXICO-CINCO PESOS

Paper Money-World | Longstrider

Below is my specimen of, I feel, one of Mexico's most beautiful Bank notes. This would be a 1961 specimen of a 5 Peso note. This note is commonly called the gypsy note. This particular note is  dated 8 November, 1961.. Romania or, Romani, "Gypsies " , or "gitanos",  began showing up in Mexico, in significant numbers, in the mid 19th century. The Obverse or front side of this note shows a beautiful Gypsy woman. The reverse shows the statue  of another beautiful woman that is depicted on the modern Libertad. Thanks for looking. I look forward to your comments. Please note: American Bank Notes Company printed this series!

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28 Nov 2016

Closer To Cashless Society ?

Paper Money-World | SpartaCuse

Do these events present any concern to anyone else? - I realize this is not a coin collecting blog post so to speak, though I do believe it is a pathway to eliminating currency & coinage at some point in the future - I guess it would make collectibles more collectible - Let me know your thoughts !

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16 Nov 2016

500 Ruble of 1912

Paper Money-World | Joshua

Looking for a new banknote for your collection? The 500-ruble issued in 1912 by the Russian Imperial Empire is one of the most spectacular foreign banknotes of the early nineteen hundreds. It is still one of the largest banknotes ever to be issued, by any nation, measuring 215mm by 127mm. Yet, even with its large size it’s designers were able create a true piece of art.  

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17 Mar 2016

Mystery of who signed this short snorter ....

Paper Money-World | alphaNumis

Mystery of who signed this short snorter .... click on the link below and find out ! 

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25 Feb 2016

new purchases

Paper Money-World | CASINO NUT

today I bought 11 pieces of German notgeld,a 2 piece (silver & bronze) medal set from the 74th Ana convention in Houston Texas from 1965 in a custom plastic holder, and a 1984

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