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  1. Please post a picture! Yes, if that's the serial number it has significantly higher value than face.
  2. The Dutch notes are nice notes, but fairly common. The consecutives are maybe a small premium, but not much because the condition is not very good. They are from the Netherlands and are dated 1953. You can find that just below "De Nederlandsche Bank" beginning with "Amsterdam..." This note was issued from 1953 until about 1968. Now, on the other hand, the Qatar and Dubai notes have some serious value to them. These notes were issued PRIOR to the modern state of Qatar's banknotes, when the countries/emirates of Qatar and Dubai established a joint issuing authority. This lasted from 1966 until 1971, when Dubai became a part of the United Arab Emirates. As a result, these notes did not circulate for a tremendous period of time. They are highly sought after in good condition and can bring quite a large sum of money. As to your notes, I'll assume the rear is similar condition to the front (bad assumption, but for the sake of giving you the most info possible), the 1 riyal note is in maybe 'Fine' condition, but it has a writing notation in the watermark. This takes away from the value a lot, however it is relatively common for these notes in all denominations. I would estimate the value somewhere between $50-$100. I may be a little on the high end. For the 5 riyal note, it's a bit tougher. The condition is around 'Very Good' but the tape really detracts from the appeal and value quite a lot, in addition to the handwritten notation. These are somewhat scarce, but demand is high, thus prices are high. This is difficult to value, though, because it has a lot riding against it. I would estimate it somewhere in the $100-$150 range even with the damage, but it's really a guess. If nothing else, I want to give you an idea of the desirableness of these notes. I'd be very happy if I happened to stumble upon these in my granddad's belongings!
  3. There may be some premium, but I don't believe for the serial number, rather because the print run was relatively short, 576 000 notes. Condition will be everything. In UNC, I would expect it to be worth around $40-$50. Less than UNC (which it appears to be) drops the value to maybe $30. It's a small premium.
  4. My latest. Haven't added much in recent months. Nice to get a little gem for a great price.
  5. These were issued by private institutions under approval of the central banking authority for a very specific time, value, and purpose. The main Krause catalogs only list notes issued by the national banks or note-issuing authorities. They should probably be listed in the Krause Specialized catalog, but they're not. Like many other notes. I can't speak to the inadequacy of Krause - it's a mess of a catalog these days in terms of its completeness, but it's a good general resource. Honestly, due to the number of them, like German notgeld and US Obsoletes of the mid 19th century, and even US national banknotes, there's so many varieties and types that it's impractical to list them all in Krause. The miniassegni are similar to U.S. obsolete notes, also not listed in Krause. They have their own catalogs, notably Haxby. Russian revolutionary notes also aren't completely listed in Krause and have their own catalogs (probably Ryabchenko is the most known, but a newer one I think by Denisov is pretty good too). The miniassegni ALSO have a separate catalog, titled Catalogo Unificato dei Mini-Assegni.
  6. It's a banknote of sorts. This is one of many, many "miniassegni" notes. During the mid and late 1970s coins in Italy were in short supply. So the banks were authorized to print these low-denomination notes from 1975 - 1978. 50 and 100 lire notes are the most common, however you do see them in 50 lire increments up to 350 lire. There were 50-60 banks that issued these notes. You might call them a modern form of the notgeld common to 1920s Germany. They circulated alongside the national currency. In fact, it is the miniassegni where you can find the only two notes from San Marino issued in 150 and 200 lire denominations in 1978 from the Cassa di Risparmio Della Repubblica di San Marino. Unfortunately you won't find these notes in Krause (SCWPM) in any of the editions with the exception of the San Marino duo. In general they're quite common and inexpensive, especially in grades below UNC, however, as with anything, there's exceptions to the rule for particularly rare notes.
  7. A lot - they were printed by the American Banknote Company. It's one of their standard style of designs! Lotus07 - hmm....I didn't know about that show. It's in September so I'm not sure. But if I'm not traveling, sure! Why not! There's a show near Brussels at the end of April - that and the show in Luxembourg will probably be my next two shows.
  8. The two monsters I picked up at Valkenburg. They look simple but they're very rare notes, especially the 50 gulden note. I also got some modern newer issues as well as these two Georgia notes from the 1995 series: And this awesome note from Kazakhstan:
  9. I think I've seen some dealers use these sleeves, Steve. If they're what I think they are, they're thinner than what you have, which is why they're cheaper, and they don't come with a flap, but with an open end instead. I prefer the flap because non-UNC notes can get caught on the opening and cause damage if you're not really careful. I had specially made sleeves created out of polyester directly from a sleeve manufacturer (for those that don't know, polyester is a generic type of Dupont's Mylar - polyethylene terephthalate, but not made by Dupont) that I got at a specific size of my choosing for about $17/100. That is at 4 mil thickness (~100 microns). I would guess these are 2 or 3 mils. I've seen as high as 6 mils in currency sleeves.
  10. I don't know, the Gambian president, Yahya Jammeh, looks pretty happy to me!
  11. I think it stands for public limited company. As I understand it, it's the UK's version of an LLC.
  12. ...continuing from previous...and the 100 pound note: And, among many others I got this weekend (on a trip to Denmark, picked up UNC of the latest sigs from Denmark and the new series out of Sweden), are these rare uniface notes from Greenland. Not to be confused with similar notes and the black stamp at left. These embossed notes, especially the 1 and 5 skilling notes are very, very tough to find, especially in UNC.
  13. Here's my latest pickups. I'm very excited about them. I posted the Clydesdale and Bank of Scotland sets above. The Royal Bank of Scotland just arrived today and here they are:
  14. Hi Baxuss - I just returned from Scotland and can add a few notes to those pictures...here's the current issues from Bank of Scotland and the Clydesdale Bank, which I picked up while visiting (or ordered in the case of Clydesdale and RBS). The Royal Bank of Scotland notes are yet to arrive.
  15. What you have there is a "web note." These were experimental runs of notes printed on series 1988A, 1993, and 1995 that used a different printing process (called the web-fed process, hence the name). They can be identified by the plate number at right being just above the lower district number without a plate position letter, as in your case. They're not particularly rare, but it depends on the block. A-E is a fairly common block. It does have a premium but not a whole lot.
  16. Please see this link. They're all fakes. https://www.cointalk.com/threads/jewish-ghetto-banknotes-warsaw.129682/
  17. It is a 1915 issue note, which you can tell by the serial number as "XX-NNN" (X is a letter, N is a one to three digit number). However, the signatures are the normal for the issue. The top signature is Ivan Shipov, minister of finance of the Empire during the printing of these notes. He is the latest of the four main signatories of imperial notes (along with Pleske, Timashev, and Konshin). The bottom signature, the cashier, has many varieties, but this particular one is Starikov.
  18. They could both be real - on Russian notes at this time they issued them with more or less just a series number. They weren't issued with unique serial numbers. This is a regional issue but the same is true for regular government issues during this time period as well (1919-1921 or so). I've seen packs of Russian notes still with the original strap (from a library collection) that were all the same series.
  19. The summer lull... Looking forward to Valkenburg in the fall. Hopefully neat things to post after that!
  20. I would not say this is particularly rare because it is not listed in the catalog. In fact, for that pick number, I have recorded 4 dates not accounted for in the SCWPM (including the date of your note). Nevertheless, if it is an UNC note, you got a heck of a deal! The catalog value on that note is $225 but I've found UNCs for that particular note to be quite difficult to find.
  21. The Russian catalog prices it between $200 and $900 but I think most people who know that catalog and Russian currency agree this is quite optimistic, even with the terrible exchange rate (the actual prices are between 12k rubles for Good up to 70k for XF). A realistic price would probably be $150 in VG up to $500 or $600 in XF, but if it has good coloring, that 70000 ruble mark may not be too far off (upwards of $900 in XF). Hard to value without a picture.
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