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Leave Out The Fiction. Heck No!

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Fenntucky Mike


Since the Invasion of Ukraine there have been several fantasy issues released by private entities. The sellers motives aside, some are quite attractive and of high quality with all the typical modern security features, while some are lacking in those areas and were seemingly "Xeroxed" on plain paper. Regardless, I thought it would be interesting to list a few here that caught my eye and see what others thought about them and of thier existence in general.

I've posted this one already in the Latest Edition thread and it's a high-quality note with all the latest bells and whistles. A nice note with 100% of the proceeds going to relief for Ukraine when purchased direct from the printer. I've already posted the regular images so I'll post images of the note under UV here.



Next we have a 0 Euro note, this one is of good quality as well with UV, security strip, etc.. Since I have the UV light out, I'll post pics of this note under UV as well.





Next, we have someone taking the image from a recently released Ukrainian stamp and sticking it on a fantasy note. On lower quality paper, with watermark, UV fibers and not much else, with the print and ink also being of lower quality as well.  



More notes from the same seller as the previous note, I don't have, nor have I seen any of these in hand but I imagine they are of the same quality as the previous note. Seller's images below.









.... and on and on and on, this seller has/has had many many notes like these and I cannot fit them all in this entry. I have no plans on picking any of these up. The last note posted is a depiction of one of the entries for a commemorative coin contest that the NBU had a month or so ago. The image may very well end up on a official coin or banknote of Ukraine, along with the stamp image. More on that in a future Journal entry.

Finally, as I'm running out of space in this entry are these three notes. Again, I have not seen these in hand, and I won't be getting any, but they look of similar to lower quality of the previous notes. Seller's images below.




There are more fantasy notes out there and I could not possibly list all of them here, but I imagine there are even more to come. Even some commemoratives from the NBU. 

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On 6/26/2022 at 4:50 AM, ColonialCoinsUK said:

Fascinating - the various 0 Euro notes seem to be popular.

There is certainly a lot of them out there, and they've been around for a long time.

On 6/26/2022 at 4:50 AM, ColonialCoinsUK said:

I am always suprised how fast people produce things - I can't do anything that quick xD

I know, my problem isn't conception it's execution. lol

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