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Saor Alba

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  1. At the opening of the 20th century there were ten note issuing banks - Aberdeen Town and County and Caledonian were swallowed up by North of Scotland and Bank of Scotland early in the century which left eight. The next round of mergers began in the 1950s and on up through 1969 with the merger of British Linen into Bank of Scotland - which now leaves only three note issuing banks. British Linen continued as a savings bank up into the 1990s but has since been renamed. The banks always had their unique designs and continue to do so, but they do coordinate colour schemes with all of the other UK banks in Northern Ireland and England as well as Isle of Man and Guernsey and Jersey to afford some colour recognition.
  2. Oldest from Belgium, and a real stinker to find in nice collectable grade:
  3. I got an email the other day that some bill I entered a couple of years ago was just entered in Wisconsin. I only enter ones that people have stamped.
  4. Must have been Italy day at the coin machine: 50 Lire 1976 2 Euro 2002 - I never mind finding $2.50 worth of one coin in the reject slot.
  5. Very nicely done, like those large sized images
  6. For some reason I have gotten interested in USA colonials once more, I collected them years ago - mostly when I was a teenager. I have owned a well worn twopence from 1723 that is not imaged yet. Recently I came across this prototype penny from 1723 in an auction, this example has 24 pellets in the centre of the rose as opposed to the usual 15: The piece is a British VF for the issue. Most everybody will figure the legends on the obverse, but the legend on the reverse is American Rose - Useful and Sweet. As with all of William Wood's royal patent coinages they were made diminutively compared to British regal coinage and as such they were near universally unpopular in their destined circulation regions. Some of the American colonies refused them outright, others accepted them only in limited quantities and some like Massachusetts printed their own small denomination notes to compete with these coins.
  7. Canada 5 c 1968 Canada 5 c 1976 Canada 10c 1997 Canada 25c 2005 Canada 25c 2006 Vancouver Olympics Ecuador 25 centavos 2000 - a sort of neat find since Ecuador uses the dollar coin and bills, but change coins are local.
  8. I think I will wait until I can buy it for melt value.
  9. Indeed, he has the distinction of being the only living president ever on Federally issued currency: Which even for the time was not exactly a popular idea with many in the public - in the North! We may forget now, but Lincoln was not universally popular practically anywhere. In fact it was not until after his assassination and the subsequent realisation of what a truly remarkable president he was that he was appreciated. But he was also on the 50c Fractional note in the 1870's and it is reasonably affordable. In my critical estimation he is one of the very few individuals worthy of such accolades as being on currency. And some of those other characters, like Andy Jackson, the 1830's ethnic cleanser are certainly not.
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