Hobbies Currency Notes Collection



My Banknote/Currency collection from different Times, Places & Countries

All of the below currency notes have been scanned and they are NOT sourced from web. Will be posting Youtube video of this Banknote Album soon.

Some interesting banknotes in the collection are "Japanese occupied Phillipines currency note, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 90s when it was unioned with Serbia & Montenegro. Along with the banknotes, I have also shown a unique and possibly ultra rare stamp from Bhutan that plays a local bhutanese folk song if placed on a gramophone. My dad had saved a few when we were there in Thimpu decades ago.

NOTE if you are interested in receiving an Australian currency note: If there are no currency notes of your country of residence in the below collection, try and send a couple of currency notes of lowest value to me by postal mail and I can try sending a $5 Australian note or $1 US dollar note or brand new 10/- Indian Rupee note back to you by postal mail. You can (contact me for address).
This way, both of us can get something for minimal postal cost. As a bonus, you get an Australian stamp if you are a philatelist (stamp collector).
Since currency note in an envelope by postal mail is usually risky, just fold the currency note inside a magazine paper so that it doesn't get noticed and it should work.


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Bhutan - World's first country to make a stamp that plays music

Because of its special nature, I have shown this stamp here in this collection. The rest are currency notes below.

Bhutan - Stamp that plays music

Listen to a haunting version of the Bhutanese national anthem, as recorded from a stamp, below.



Japan occupied Phillipines

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Info:

Known as Japanese invasion or occupation money (JIM notes), these notes were introduced by the Japanese as a method of social, economic, and political control over the various territories they occupied in south-east Asia.
These notes are from a series issued by the Japanese forces of occupation in the Pacific theatre during the Second World War. These examples of Japanese Invasion Money were intended for use in the Philippines, as indicated by the letter P in the series number PW.

Features

Issuer Philippines
Issuing entity Japanese Government (日本政府)
Period Japanese occupation (1942-1945)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1942
Value 10 Centavos (0.10)
Currency Peso (1857-1967)
Composition Paper
Size 105 × 51.5 mm
Shape Rectangular

Obverse

Tan underprint. Text in decorative frame.

Scripts: Katakana, Latin

Lettering:
THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT
TEN CENTAVOS
大内
臣臧  府政國帝本日内
10

Translation:
Minister of Internal Affairs
Imperial Government of Japan

Reverse

Red print. Large value in guilloche at centre

Script: Latin

Lettering: 10



Japan occupied Indonesia › Netherlands East Indies (1601-1949)

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Features

Issuer Indonesia › Netherlands East Indies (1601-1949)
Issuing entity De Japansche Regeering
Period Japanese occupation (1942-1945)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1942
Value 1 Cent (0.01)
Currency Gulden (decimalized, 1854-1948)
Composition Paper
Size 93 × 43 mm
Shape Rectangular


Republic of Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

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This Bosnian War-era (1992-1995) banknote represents the 1st denomination of the Second Srpska Dinar (Series 1993). At the time of this note's printing, the Republic of Srpska was a unrecognized proto-state. Located within the newly independent nation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Composed of ethnically Serbian enclaves supported by Serbia and Montenegro.

This currency was a product of political chaos, marked by ethnic strife. Due the dissolution of Yugoslavia and a rapidly changing world, in Eastern Europe. Despite this turbulent history, the Republic of Srpska currently does have a degree of recognition. As one of two federal entities that forms the nation Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The observe features Serbian novelist Petar Kocic (1877-1916). Who is remembered for his political agitations, during the Austro-Hungarian occupation of Bosnia.

According to the lowermost text, this note was issued at the city of Banja Luka, on 1993 (Бања Лука 1992.). Banja Luka represents the de-facto capital of Republic Of Srpska. Backlighting the note will expose a full surface watermark. It features a repeating Greek-inspired spiral pattern.

The reverse features the Republika Srpska coat of arms.

Features

Issuer Republic of Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Issuing bank National Bank of the Serbian Republic of Bosnia - Herzegovina (Народна банка Српске Републике Босне и Херцеговине)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1992
Value 10 Dinara (10 BAD)
Currency First Dinar (1992-1993)
Composition Paper
Size 140 × 67 mm
Shape Rectangular

Obverse

Deep brown or orange and silver underprint. Arms at left, numerals in heart-shaped design below guilloche at center right.

Script: Cyrillic

Lettering:
НАРОДНА БАНКА
СРПСКЕ РЕПУБЛИКЕ
БОСНЕ И ХЕРЦЕГОВИНЕ

10 Десет Динара

Translation:
National Bank of the Serbian Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina

10 Ten Dinara

Reverse

Ochre underprint. Curved artistic design at left center, arms at right.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
NARODNA BANKA
SRPSKE REPUBLIKE
BOSNE I HERCEGOVINE

10 DESET DINARA

Translation:
National Bank of the Serbian Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
10 Ten Dinara

Watermark

This note has a margin-watermark showing a young woman.

10 Dinara -  obverse

Federal State of Upper Austria

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Features

Issuer Federal State of Upper Austria
Period First Republic (1919-1934)
Type Local banknote
Year 1921
Value 20 Heller (0.20)
Currency Krone (1918-1921)
Composition Paper
Size 77.5 × 51 mm
Shape Rectangular

Obverse

Brown print.
Left: View of the Danube from the Castle of Lins Schlossmuseum to the Right and the Towers of the New Cathedral of Lins in Gothic Style and the Tower of the Cathedral of St.Ignace to the Left. pedestal splitting 2 and 0.
Right: text

Lettering:
Gutschein
des Landes
Oberösterreich
[paragraph, ending in 1921]
[position/title]
[signature]
[position/title]
[signature]

Reverse

Brown print.
Image of the Column of the Holy Trinity in Linz's Hauptplatz Main Square and in the background St.Ignace Cathedral in Baroque Style, framed by cornucopias on left (with flowers) and right (with fruit) with houses above each horn and 20 below each horn.
Location banner along the bottom.

Lettering:
20           20
Gutschein d. L. Oberösterreich


Emergency money 25 pennies 1921 City of Norden (Prussian province of Hanover)

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Notgeld (German for 'emergency money' or 'necessity money') is money issued by an institution in a time of economic or political crisis. The issuing institution is usually one without official sanction from the central government. This usually occurs when not enough state-produced money is available from the central bank. In particular, notgeld generally refers to money produced in Germany and Austria during World War I and the Interwar period. Issuing institutions could be a town's savings banks, municipalities and private or state-owned firms. Nearly all issues contained an expiry date, after which time they were invalid. Issues without dates ordinarily had an expiry announced in a newspaper or at the place of issuance.

Notgeld was mainly issued in the form of (paper) banknotes. Sometimes other forms were also used: coins, leather, silk, linen, wood, postage stamps, aluminium foil, coal, and porcelain; there are also reports of elemental sulfur being used, as well as all sorts of re-used paper and carton material (e.g. playing cards). These pieces made from playing cards are extremely rare and are known as Spielkarten, the German word for 'playing cards'.

Notgeld was a mutually-accepted means of payment in a particular region or locality, but notes could travel widely. Some cases of Notgeld could better be defined as scrip, which were essentially coupons redeemable only at specific businesses. However, the immense volume of issues produced by innumerable municipalities, firms, businesses, and individuals across Germany blurred the definition. Collectors tend to categorize by region or era rather than issuing authority (see below). Notgeld is different from occupation money that is issued by an occupying army during a war.

Features

Issuer City of Norden (Prussian province of Hanover)
Period Weimar Republic (1918-1933)
Type Local banknote
Year 1921
Value 25 Pfennigs (25 Pfennige) (0.25)
Currency Mark (notgeld, 1914-1924)
Composition Paper
Size 80.3 × 42.0 mm
Shape Rectangular

Croatia (OLD)

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Features

Issuer Croatia
Period Republic (1991-date)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1991
Value 1 Hrvatski Dinar (1 HRD)
Currency Dinar (1991-1994)
Composition Paper
Size 105 × 55 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 30 May 1994

Obverse

Ruđer Bošković - Croatian Mathematician, Astronomer & Physicist; geometric calculations at upper right

Script: Latin

Lettering:
REPUBLIKA HRVATSKA
1
RUĐER BOŠKOVIĆ 1711 - 1787
MINISTAR FINANCIJA

JEDAN HRVATSKI DINAR

Translation:
REPUBLIC OF CROATIA
1
RUĐER BOŠKOVIĆ 1711 - 1787
MINISTER OF FINANCE

ONE CROATIAN DINAR

Reverse

Zagreb Cathedral

Script: Latin

Lettering:
1
REPUBLIKA HRVATSKA
ZAGREB, 8. LISTOPADA 1991.
1
JEDAN HRVATSKI DINAR

Translation:
REPUBLIC OF CROATIA
ZAGREB, 8. OCTOBER 1991.
1
ONE CROATIAN DINAR



Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1992-2003)

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Features

Issuer Yugoslavia
Issuing entity National Bank of Yugoslavia
Period Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1992-2003)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1994
Value 100 Dinara (100 YUG)
Currency January dinar (1994)
Composition Paper
Size 135 × 63 mm
Shape Rectangular

Obverse

Nikola Tesla.

Scripts: Cyrillic, Latin

Lettering: D. ANDRIĆ FEC D. ANDRIĆ SC.

Engraver: Dragiša Andrić

Designer: Dragiša Andrić

Reverse

Tesla Museum, Belgrade.

Scripts: Cyrillic, Latin

Lettering: P. MEDECIJAN - R. OBRADOVIC C.G.

Engravers: Petar Medecijan, Radovan Obradović



Arab Republic of Egypt

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Features

Issuer Egypt
Issuing bank Central Bank of Egypt
Period Arab Republic of Egypt (1971-date)
Type Standard banknote
Years 2001-2008 (1978-2008)
Value 1 Pound
1 EGP = USD 0.032
Currency Pound (1916-date)
Composition Paper
Size 140 × 70 mm
Shape Rectangular

Obverse

Sultan Qaitbay mosque at left centre, which is situated in the funerary complex of Sultan al-Ashraf Qaytbay. This architectural complex was built by Sultan al-Ashraf Qaytbay in Cairo's Northern Cemetery, completed in 1474. It is often considered one of the most beautiful and accomplished monuments of late Egyptian Mamluk architecture.

Script: Arabic

Reverse

Colossal statues of Ramses II seated at the main entrance to the Great Temple at Abu Simbel, near Aswān, Egypt.
At the top and bottom of the note running in two bands horizontally are birds and other shapes taken from the structure built by Ramses II in front of the Luxor Temple of Amenophis II

Script: Latin

Lettering:
Central Bank of Egypt
ONE POUND

Watermark

Tutankhamen's mask

1 Pound (Thin solid-line security thread) -  obverse

USA $2 Note

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A portrait of Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States (1801–1809), is featured on the obverse of the note. The reverse features an engraving of the c. 1818 painting Declaration of Independence by John Trumbull.


USA 4 1 Dollar Bills in Sheet

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USA Silver 9/11 20 Dollar Note

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Armenia - 1 USD = 404.74 Armenian Dram


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Australia - 1 USD = 1.48 Australian Dollar


Australia’s currency is one of the most advanced in the world.


The nation’s banknotes are totally waterproof, hard to counterfeit and relatively cleaner because they are resistant to moisture and dirt.
Australian dollar notes are made of a polymer, which has a waxy feel, while the banknotes of the U.S. and several other countries are made of cotton fiber paper.
Polymer banknotes tend to last two to three times longer than paper notes. The feature could reduce replacement costs — for reference, the U.S. $10 bill is replaced every four and a half years.
Australia is continuously innovating with its banknotes, too. Its new A$5 banknote boasts a rolling color effect and, when moved a certain way, you’ll even see the image of an eastern spinebill (a native bird) moving its wings and changing colors.
In 2015, the Reserve Bank of Australia said it would add a tactile feature to the notes to help the visually challenged know the value.
Australia was the first country to introduce polymer banknotes in 1988, which have been adopted by other countries such as Canada and Vietnam.
The U.K. began to introduce polymer banknotes in 2016.
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Austria - BEFORE (as of 2002): Austrian Schilling NOW: Euro (1 USD = 0.91 Euro)


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Bahamas - (Exchange Rate 20Dec23: 1 USD = 1.00 Bahamian Dollar)


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Bangaladesh (Exchange Rate 20Dec23: 1 USD = 109.43 Bangladeshi Taka)


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This note is part of the Sixth Series of Bangladeshi Taka Notes. During the 1980s, some designs of taka notes were introduced, but most of the designs were the same. A new denomination of taka 2 note was also introduced. 10 and 50 takas were redesigned. Other denominations were the same as the previous series.

1980s Banknotes
Image Value Main Color Description First Issue
Obverse Reverse Obverse Reverse
৳2 Salmon pink and green Shaheed Minar The doyel (the national bird) 29 December 1988

Features

Issuer Bangladesh
Period People's Republic (1971-date)
Type Standard banknote
Years 2002-2010 (1988-2010)
Value 2 Taka
2 BDT = USD 0.018
Currency Taka (1972-date)
Composition Paper
Size 100 × 60 mm
Shape Rectangular

Obverse

Gray-green on orange and green underprint. On the right, Shaheed Minar, situated in Dhaka.

Script: Bengali

Lettering:
গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ সরকার
দুই টাকা
ভাষা আন্দোলনের শহীদ মিনার
অর্থসচিব

Translation:
PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF BANGLADESH
TWO TAKA
FINANCE SECRETORY

Reverse

Dhyal or Magpie-robin at left.

Script: Bengali

Lettering:
গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ সরকার
জাতীয় পাখি দোয়েল
দুই টাকা

Translation:
PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF BANGLADESH
TWO TAKA

Watermark

Royal Bengal Tiger and Bangladesh Bank logo

2 Taka -  obverse

Belgium - BEFORE (as of 2002): Belgian Franc NOW: Euro (1 USD = 0.91 Euro)


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Bhutan - (Exchange Rate 20Dec23: 1 USD = 82.95 Bhutanese Ngultrum)


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Bhutan Bhutan

Brunei - (Exchange Rate 20Dec23: 1 USD = 1.33 Brunei Dollar)


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Brunei Brunei

Cambodia - (Exchange Rate 20Dec23: 1 USD = 4,095.75 Cambodian Riel)


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Canada - (Exchange Rate 20Dec23: 1 USD = 1.33 Canadian Dollar)


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China - (Exchange Rate 20Dec23: 1 USD = 7.08 Chinese Yuan)


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China China

Colombia - (Exchange Rate 20Dec23: 1 USD = 3,943.00 Colombian Peso)


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Colombia Colombia

England - (Exchange Rate 20Dec23: 1 USD = 0.79 Pound sterling)


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Euro (Exchange Rate 20Dec23: 1 USD = 0.91 Euro)


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Fiji - (Exchange Rate 20Dec23: 1 USD = 2.20 Fijian Dollar)


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France - BEFORE (as of 2002): French Franc NOW: Euro (1 USD = 0.91 Euro)


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Germany - BEFORE (as of 2002): German Deutsche Mark NOW: Euro (1 USD = 0.91 Euro)


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Germany Germany

Hong Kong - (Exchange Rate 20Dec23: 1 USD = 7.80 Hong Kong Dollar)


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India - (Exchange Rate 20Dec23: 1 USD = 83.15 Indian Rupee)


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Indonesia - (Exchange Rate 20Dec23: 1 USD = 15,518.20 Indonesian Rupiah)


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Indonesia Indonesia

Jamaica - (Exchange Rate 20Dec23: 1 USD = 154.65 Jamaican Dollar)


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Jamaica Jamaica

Japan - (Exchange Rate 20Dec23: 1 USD = 143.58 Japanese Yen)


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Japan Japan

Macau - (Exchange Rate 20Dec23: 1 USD = 8.01 Macanese Pataca)


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Malaysia - (Exchange Rate 20Dec23: 1 USD = 4.66 Malaysian Ringgit)


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Mexico - (Exchange Rate 20Dec23: 1 USD = 17.07 Mexican Peso)


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Nepal - (Exchange Rate 20Dec23: 1 USD = 132.72 Nepalese Rupee)


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Nepal Nepal

Netherland - BEFORE (as of 2002): Dutch Guilder NOW: Euro (1 USD = 0.91 Euro)


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Netherland Netherland

New Zealand - 1.59 (Exchange Rate 20Dec23: 1 USD = New Zealand Dollar)


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New Zealand New Zealand

Qatar - (Exchange Rate 20Dec23: 1 USD = 3.64 Qatari Riyal)


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Qatar Qatar

Russia - (Exchange Rate 20Dec23: 1 USD = 90.32 Russian Ruble)


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Russia Russia

Scotland - (Exchange Rate 20Dec23: 1 USD = 0.79 Pound sterling)


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Scotland Scotland

Singapore - (Exchange Rate 20Dec23: 1 USD = 1.33 Singapore Dollar)

contributed by: Ajay Singh


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Singapore Singapore

South Korea - (Exchange Rate 20Dec23: 1 USD = 1,301.68 South Korean Won)


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Sweden - (Exchange Rate 20Dec23: 1 USD = 10.16 Swedish Krona)


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Sweden Sweden

Switzerland - (Exchange Rate 20Dec23: 1 USD = 0.86 Swiss Franc)


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Switzerland Switzerland

Taiwan - (Exchange Rate 20Dec23: 1 USD = 31.29 New Taiwan dollar)


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Taiwan Taiwan

Thailand - (Exchange Rate 20Dec23: 1 USD = 34.91 Thai Baht)


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United Arab Emirates - (Exchange Rate 20Dec23: 1 USD = 3.67 UAE Dirham)


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USA - United States Dollar


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Venezuala - (Exchange Rate 20Dec23: 1 USD = 35.609458 Venezuelan Bolívares)


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Vietnam - (Exchange Rate 20Dec23: 1 USD = 24,342.00 Vietnamese Dong)


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Vietnam Vietnam




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