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  1. Your note is a type of Hell Money, also known as Spirit Money and sometimes Heaven Money. The term Hell was adopted as a general word for the afterlife, not one in the western sense of the term. See: Link to Hell Money Held is a typo if you will, based on someo es limited understanding of the pronunciation. Think of Tao Te Ching and Dao De Djing, our own typos in romanising a foreign language for the same thing. Yours does look old, but the type of printing was done cheaply as they were desinved to be burned.
  2. The second one is a bond rather than a banknote. It would have had smaller coupons attached to the bottom of it for later redemption. If they are missing, they were most likely turned in as the bond matured.
  3. David52 - Welcome! Perhaps the best way is to scan a banknote and then upload it through a third party site like https://postimages.org/ and then use the links to post into the forum text. You can use a digital photo as well instead of a scan, but scans are often the better looking images. If you are highlighting some aspects of a banknote such as reflective ink, wrinkles, etc., a photo at an angle with angled lighting is also useful. You will need to experiment for each note in those circumstances, though.
  4. With a bit of info. here: http://banknoteden.com/TMFOM/South_Sudan.html
  5. Cool tenner. I have a five and ten from that series on its way here. Cant wait to see them in person.
  6. Dave


    Yes, it's from Tibet Here's one of mine - There's a few more on Banknotebank.com
  7. I too got a Mauritanian note - but just the 50. I got it to add to my Musical Notes collection theme. Along with Solomon Islands and a Bulgarian note. The Mauritanian notes are a little different feel, alright. But I do like the overall designs. The Solomon Islands notes I have are VERY intense in saturated color.
  8. Pretty random assortment of some notes. I actually only wanted the 5000 Rupiah note, but the seller sent the others along as well. ... plus more, that I already had, and have posted previously.
  9. I feel the same way. This was a hoppin' site with all the posts and everything.
  10. Like MMMM I have just received the pretty cool Armenian Noah's Ark commemorative note. A must have for MMMM! I also have an Azerbaijan 1 Manat featuring musical instruments. I will try to put up the link to my website with these instruments as well later this weekend.
  11. This appears to be a type of banknotes called Notgeld. There were many types issued after World War One. Cities, states, companies, etc. would print these for use in the inflationary period after the war. There is too much to learn about the time period and the effects of notgeld for me to put here, but it is quite interesting and you should do some internet research on it if you are at all interested in it. Do be aware that there was A LOT of it printed and there were A LOT of issuers. As such, most of it is worth little even today. In the condition of your note, probably nothing unless it is extremely rare. This note is from a little later in the period of issue, and I could not find your exact note, but I did find a seller offering them from this town here: http://www.apcpapercollect.com/kellerpq.htm Also check out this site: https://notgeld.com/grossgeld-1918-1921/what-is-notgeld
  12. Congrats to Switzerland for the big win announced by the IBNS https://www.theibns.org/joomla/index.php
  13. Got some Colombian notes lately, and I have to say that the more I look at them the more I like them. While at first they seem somewhat muted in colors and rather bland overall, there are hidden gems inside. I've attached a scan of just one of these, with some hidden text, hidden animals, and great security features. With so many of the newer notes having what looks like bad photoshop renderings of pictures into engravings, it is nice to see some these with real engraving artwork, melding the trees, the animals and water with different styles.
  14. A little more holiday fun - from Hollidaysburg, PA! A large red note with a huge Roman Numeral V - just in time for Valentine's Day - and Dated February 14th, 1859!
  15. Nice set of notes lately, MMMM. I have some of the Seychelles on order myself. Cant wait to get them in hand.
  16. I've never heard of this experimental before. Discovered it sold last week for a nice amount. http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/45447
  17. Do they need to be issued in 2016?
  18. Hello, Nice Site. Thanks for letting us know. The IBNS is worth it, in my opinion. There is a lot of people that can be contacted through there and they have a list of IBNS Member dealers as well, which you could be placed on the list if you join. There is a forum there that is hard to beat with a lot of people who are eager to help with any questions you may have. And there is still a lot more, as well, not the least of which is the IBNS Journal. Drop by and check out the site. There's some info available to non members, but the forum is open only to the members. Good luck with your web store!
  19. From http://www.bep.gov/resources/lawsandregulations.html Legal Tender: A Definition Section 31 U.S.C. 5103. Legal Tender United States coins and currency (including Federal Reserve notes and circulating notes of Federal Reserve Banks and national banks) are legal tender for all debts, public charges, taxes, and dues. Foreign gold or silver coins are not legal tender for debts. However, there is no federal statute which mandates that private businesses must accept cash as a form of payment. Private businesses are free to develop their own policies on whether or not to accept cash unless there is a State law which says otherwise. From http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/legal-tender?s=t legal tender noun 1. currency that may be lawfully tendered in payment of a debt, such as paper money, Federal Reserve notes, or coins.
  20. Wow! That's nice, especially as you have your dad involved. I tried to get my son interested, but he never has been. Actually, of all the people I know, other than through the Internet, none of them have any interest. A very few think it's 'cool, but not for them', but nothing more. I was surprised to find that my father and brother, who are both history buffs, have no interest either (even though it was my dad who gave me a note from France that started my interest in this hobby). While that makes it a unique hobby for myself, it is nonetheless a little lonely...especially when I get excited about a certain note and I have only my wife to feign interest in it, solely to humor me. From what I've seen so far, your collection is a nice one. Do you have any favorite notes? Mine is the note my father gave me: http://www.banknotebank.com/notes/897747A.jpg http://www.banknotebank.com/notes/897747B.jpg
  21. Not listed in my world catalogs, but it is offered on ebay here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/ROYAL-BANK-OF-SCOTLAND-10-POUNDS-1980-P338-EF-AU-/171198234200?hash=item27dc35be58 in XF condition if you are interested.
  22. Dave

    BIAFRA notes

    Yes, that's a keeper for sure. I've never seen one before, either. Must've escaped from the printers at some point. That seems to fall into more than one category. An error, a waste note that should have (probably should have) been destroyed but wasn't an it also goes into the replacement category as the note to have been replaced. As to more information, I'd suggest looking into finding an expert on world error notes, and to the world replacement notes authority, Dr. Ali Mehilba http://www.worldreplacement.com/#!contact/c1d94 Ali is a great guy whom I've collaborated with in the past, and I think he can at least point you in the right direction. Please let us know if you find anything out.
  23. New notes! Seems that there aren't as many people collecting actively anymore.
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