World Banknotes

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Juan Pablo Duarte, the founding father of the Dominican Republic, is featured on the Banco Central de la Republica Dominicana 1 Peso Oro note. Last issued in 1988, this is worth $2 in uncirculated mint condition.
Cruzeiro was the unit of currency in Brazil from 1942-1994. Brazil is a Portuguese speaking country, where 'mil' is the word for one thousand, so this note is a Brazil 1000 Cruzeiros. The 1000 cruizeros was printed at various times from 1963. Thanks to rampant hyper-inflation, the currency was...
I'm guessing that the letters aren't "backwards", they're in either the Greek or Cyrillic alphabet. Unfortunately without a better transliteration it's pretty hard to say. You might try going to your local library and looking in Krause's guide to world coins but that's a major research effort. A...
In perfect uncirculated condition, it would be worth $12. A Very Good condition would be worth $1.
A mint uncirculated note is worth $25. Very Good condition drops to $2.
Sir Wilfred Laurier, the seventh Prime Minister of Canada - 1896 to 1911.
A Fine condition note is worth about $10.
Currency exchange rates are constantly variable. As of September 1,2014, 10 Egyptian Pounds (EGP) equal 1.40 United States Dollars($USD).
It is worth about $12. It is legal tender in Israel and can be used like regular notes.
The last issue (1991/93) West German (Deutsche Bundesbank) 20 DM note in perfect uncirculated condition is worth $30.
A 1945 note would have the issue date of 2.1.1937 and would be worth $225-$600 in UNC condition ($35-$150 in very fine). It is more probable that it is a 1954 note, easily identifiable because it has Queen Elizabeth II on the front instead of King George VI. The 1954 is worth $350 in UNC and $50-$60...
Individual notes should be stored in acid-free clear plastic wallets produced specifically for this purpose. There are a couple of manufacturers, but 'wrapper flapper' and 'SAFE' are the two most commonly used. Both are bought in packs of x10 or x25 and cost about $1 each depending on size. Large...
Countries that use the peso today; Argentine, Chile, Columbia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Philippines and Uruguay. Countries that used to have a currency called Peso, but don't any longer; Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru and...
Current issue Turkish banknotes have the currency as Yeni Turk Lirasi , which means "New Turkish Lira". This distinguishes modern, devalued notes from the pre-2005 high-value Turk Lirasi (Turkish Lira).
It is worth $15 in mint uncirculated condition or $3.50 in Very Good.
Because of hyper-inflation, there wasn't a 500 Peso note issued in 1988. The closest to that date would be the 1983/84 issue which is worth $2-$4.
The 1987 Greek 1000 Drachma note is worth $4.50 in uncirculated quality and worthless if used.
It is impossible to tell unless you can provide a date or detailed description of the note. An example from 1920 is worth about $2, whilst one from 1960 is worth $1,100.
"Nam Muoi Dong" means '50 Dồng' in Vietnamese, Dồng being the currency of Vietnam. Because of the complicated history of that country, there are at least 7 different issues, from three separate countries (north Vietnam, south Vietnam and Vietnam). You would have to describe in detail...
In uncirculated condition, it is worth $3 (or about 2 pounds). In used condition it is worthless.
There has not been an issue of the current Nuevos Solos Peruvian currency with a denomination of 100,000. The last note of that size was the 1989 Intis which is worth $2-$3 in perfect uncirculated condition.
Mexico devalued it's currency twice in 1992 and 1996. Notes from 1985 are not legal tender so that cannot be used or exchanged in a bank. They have a value for banknote collectors, but only in perfect uncirculated condition. The 1985 Mexican 5000 Peso note is worth $3-$6
Mexico devalued it's currency twice in 1992 and 1996. Notes from 1989 are not legal tender so that cannot be used or exchanged in a bank. They have a value for banknote collectors, but only in perfect uncirculated condition. The 1989 Mexican 2000 Peso note is worth $2-$4
An Australian 1982 One Dollar note (Johnston/Stone - serial DGJ-DPS), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $9 AUD. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from $1 to $3 AUD. A reputable coin dealer will be able to give a more accurate...
Canada switched from 'Pounds' to 'Dollars' in 1858, so the note could date anytime from then. If it has a picture of Queen Elizabeth II on it, then the oldest it could be is from 1954. A 1954 Canadian $2 note, in perfect uncirculated condition, is worth $15-$30 US Dollars (depending on the...
Who knows? You would have to ask Mr Nicklaus how many he signed. There were 2 million printed.
Australian banknotes are printed by Note Printing Australia Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of the Reserve Bank of Australia), in Melbourne. Note Printing Australia Limited has printed polymer banknotes for a number of countries including Bangladesh, Brunei, Chile, Indonesia, Kuwait, Malaysia,...
The Central Bank of China issued notes from 1924 denominated in Dollars. There are several varieties of the 1928 50 Dollar note. In mint uncirculated condition, they are worth between $12-$45. Used notes in Very Fine condition are worth $4-$15.
Argentina devalued it's currency three times in 1983, 1985 and 1992. Notes from 1981 are not legal tender so that cannot be used or exchanged in a bank. They have a value for banknote collectors, but only in perfect uncirculated condition. The 1981 Argentine 1,000,000 Peso note is worth $17.
A mint condition 20 Nuevos Peso note is worth $6.50 to collectors and face value in used condition. This note can be exchanged in Mexican banks for a modern 20 Peso note - worth $1.50.
The AA prefix was used on Series D (revised) notes issued from 1981. A mint uncirculated example is worth $10. A Very Fine condition would be $4 and anything else is worth face value.
An uncirculated mint condition note would be worth $200. A used, Very Fine condition note is worth $30 and the poorer quality Very Good only $4.
Canada no longer issues any notes larger than 100 Canadian Dollars. The Bank of Canada did issue $500 as late as 1935 and $1000 notes until 1987. These notes can still be cashed at banks for their face values, however they are worth much more to collectors - the 1935 $500 is very rare and used,...
The 50 Peso note was issued in 1936. In used, Very Good, condition they are worth $200 and considerably more in Very Fine or Uncirculated condition.
The French philosopher Voltaire is credited with the quote; "Paper money eventually returns to its intrinsic value ---- zero."
Provincial notes are very difficult to value. You need an expert and one of the experts on UK banknotes is Pam West - see related links.
Mexico did not issue paper 1 Peso notes until 1920. Prior to that, 1 Peso was a coin.
It depends on; a) Which African country. b) What denomination (ie, 50 Zambia Kwacha) c) How old. d) The condition of the note. To get an accurate answer, you need to ask "what is the value of a {year} {Country} {Value} note in Good/Poor/Mint condition". If this was an American note, you...
The 1952 French 100 Franc note in mint uncirculated condition is worth $200+. Very Good quality used notes are worth about $10.
The Bank of Canada issues $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 notes. You will rarely see $100 in general circulation, but they can be requested from the bank.
A mint condition uncirculated RBS Five Pound note would be worth about $100. A Very Good condition would drop to $15. Anything worse would be worth a fiver in any shop...
Japan has used the Yen/Sen since 1872. To the best of my knowledge, they have never used Peso as a currency. The last general issue 1 Yen note was produced in 1946 and is worth $1 in mint, uncirculated condition. Issues during the war (1943-45) are worth considerably more, depending on date and...
The 1969 Canadian 20 Dollar note in mint uncirculated condition is worth about $75 US Dollars. A very good quality one would be worth $20 USD and anything worse would be worth exactly $20 Canadian dollars in a Canadian store...
A Very Fine quality note would be worth $40. Uncirculated = $110.
The value would depend on the signatures on the note and the quality. A mint condition 1937 with the signatures of Coyne/Towers would be worth $65 (and a Good condition just $8). But a mint condition with the signatures of Gordon/Towers would be worth $1000-$2000 depending on serial number prefix. ...
In good condition (minimal folds and creases, no tears or majorstains) around USD$200 more if immaculate and less if damaged
There are two different issues of the 100 Peso note in 1954, both in mint uncirculated condition are worth $25. Very Good condition notes are worth $2.
Most banknotes are made using 'rag' paper - paper with a high cotton content, rather than wood pulp. This is partly used to make the notes more durable, but also to make the process of counterfeiting them a little harder as rag paper is not as common or easy to purchase.
Mexico did not issue a 5000 Peso note until 1980. Until 1925, Banco de Mexico's largest denomination was the 1866 200 Peso note. It could be an undocumented regional note, a note issued by a private bank or a local currency note issued by a town or village. You would have to describe the note...
In 2005, the Royal Bank of Scotland issued a commemorative £5 note featuring the golfer Jack Nicholas. In mint, uncirculated condition, this is now worth $17 (about £10). Any other quality (used, creased, etc) is worth face value only.
Take it to a bureau de change (currency exchange company), they should be able to verify the note.
Gordon & Towers signed three different issues of the 1937 $1CAD note. Each issue is determined by the prefix of the serial number (Uncirculated / Very Good); H/A : $1000 / $90 J/A : $2000 / $250 All other prefix : $65 / $8
The King of Thailand, Bhumibol Adulyadej, appears on all Thai banknotes issued since 1946 when he ascended the throne.
A crisp uncirculated example is worth $20. Any other condition is face value, which following devaluation in 2005 is worth 10 Lira = $6.50 (old notes can be exchanged in Turkish banks).
A very good used example is worth $1.50, rising to $30 in mint uncirculated condition.
In mint uncirculated condition, it would be worth $5. In used condition, it is worth only it's face value which can be exchanged for Euro in an Italian bank (about $0.70).
Uncirculated is $600. Very Good condition is $50.
$15-$25 in Mint Uncirculated condition. There are a few rare issues of this note as it was printed in various locations, maximum value (for a Taipei printed note) is $250.
The Bank of England issued £1000 notes between 1725 and 1943, mostly from London although the Hull branch also issued notes in this denomination between 1882-1889. They are the large format (8.25 x 5.25 inch) single-sided white notes. As with all high value notes, issue was terminated as a...
They are worth $5 in mint uncirculated condition, dropping to $1 in Very Good used quality.
The Bank of Canada sold 40-note sheets of the 1973 1 Dollar bills in 1988 and 1989. In mint condition, they are worth $250-$300.
All current issue Riel notes are self-produced by the National Bank of Cambodia in Phnom Penh.
There wasn't a 1945 5 SEN note, the nearest would be the 1944 issue which is worth $1.50 in uncirculated condition. The 1945 5 YEN note is worth $12-$50 depending on serial number prefix.
Warren Fisher signed three different issues of the English 10 Shilling note. In Extra Fine condition, they are worth between $450-$600. Due to their rarity, an Uncirculated example would be worth considerably more.
A mint condition, uncirculated example would be worth $5. In VERY Good condition, it would be worth $2.
These are all the earlier, 'Series C', portrait notes. Assuming all of the notes are in perfect, uncirculated condition, the majority are worth £4 each. The 'CS01' prefix is worth slightly more at £8.
There are a few variations of the 1930 Five Dollars note issued in Shanghai. In mint uncirculated condition, they fetch between $6-$30 depending on the signatures. A Very Good condition note is worth $1-$3.
The 1936 Central Bank of China 5 Yuan note, printed by the famous English banknote printer Thomas DeLa Rue, in mint uncirculated condition is worth between $2-$7 depending on signatures. Used notes in Very Good condition are worth about $0.50.
The 1936 Central Bank of China 5 Yuan note, printed by the famous English banknote printer Thomas DeLa Rue, in mint uncirculated condition is worth between $2-$7 depending on signatures. Used notes in Very Good condition are worth about $0.50.
Warning: PTE Portugal Escudos is obsolete and is no longer legal tender. . 100.00 PTE . = . 0.390913 GBP . Portugal Escudos obsolete United Kingdom Pounds 1 PTE = 0.00390913 GBP 1 GBP = 255.811 PTE
Several different banks issued notes in Hong Kong during the 1930's and many of the banks issued different notes during that decade. It would not be possible to give an accurate valuation without knowing the bank and year of issue. An Very Good quality used note issued by the HSBC bank between...
It would be worth $15 in mint uncirculated condition, dropping to $3 in Very Good used state.
$500 from 2010 would be worth $11,700 in 1897.
No. The Bank of England One Pound note ceased to be legal tender in 1988. On the bright side, the Bank of England website advises - . "Genuine Bank of England notes that have been withdrawn from circulation retain their face value for all time and can be exchanged at the Bank of England in...
1 Reichsmark = 0.52 Euro. . No cash value anymore, but as a collectable they are worth a couple of dollars. . The government that issued reichmarks in the 1920s no longer exists, so there is no exchange rate for these.
A good quality circulated 1939 Reserve Bank of India 100 Rupee note is worth about $100.
The first recognised issue of paper money in Europe were paper 'coins' issued during the siege of Leiden (Netherlands) in 1574. The first true issue of paper money was in Stockholm (Sweden) in 1660.
The 2008 commemorative 20 Sheqalim note is worth $25 (US Dollars) in mint uncirculated condition to a collector of banknotes, via an on-line auction, for example or possibly to a banknote dealer (search the web for ones located near you). If the note is in anything other than perfect condition,...
A crisp very good quality note would be worth $25. A mint condition uncirculated one would be worth $250.
The value would depend on the age and the condition. The most common issue is dated 1941. A 5 Yuan note in mint uncirculated condition is worth $15. A crisp circulated one, only $1.50. Earlier issues, from 1935 to 1940, are worth considerably more.
A perfect uncirculated note with a 7-digit serial number is worth $10. Ones with only 6-digits are worth $30. ($0.50 and $2 in Very Good, crisp used condition).
A 1906 Reichskassenscheine (Imperial Treasury Note) 10 Mark in Good condition is worth $70-$80.
About a dozen different countries have a currency called the 'Peso'. All of them print their own banknotes and they all look different. The current issue Mexican 100 Peso note (Banco de Mexico on the front) is Red and brown-orange. The 15th century warrior Nezahualcoyotl is on the front-right...
Mint condition uncirculated Jamaican 2 Dollar bills issued between 1985 and 1993 when they were discontinued are worth $1.25 to $3.00 US Dollars. In used condition, even Very Fine, they are worth only face value (2¢).
If your bill is dated July 25, it's worth about $2.25 in average condition. If it's dated August 8, it's worth about $4. 1923 was the year that hyperinflation peaked in Weimar Germany. Bills were revalued so frequently that they were printed with specific calendar dates, not just years,...
The Great Imperial Japanese Government issued notes between 1917 and 1922 denominated in 10 Sen, 20 Sen and 50 Sen. A Very Good crisp condiction 10 Sen from that period is worth between $1-$3. Mint condition uncirculated ones are worth $8-$20 depending on specific issue.
A mint condition uncirculated L/N prefix is about $65. A crisp circulated one is about $8.
After the invasion of France in 1944, the Allied Military issued their own banknotes denominated in Francs ranging from 2 to 5000 Francs. Mint uncirculated condition 2 Franc notes from this issue are worth $3, dropping to $0.25 for crisp used ones.
The Greek 100 Drachmai note (Apaxmai Ekaton) from 1978 or later is worth about $2.50 in mint uncirculated condition and face value in any used condition - although superseded by the Euro in 2001, old notes can still be exchanged in Greek banks - about $0.40.
The current issue Banco de Mexico notes are issued in 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 Peso. Notes of any higher value pre-date devaluation in 1992.