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Impossible - 2023 June

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ColonialCoinsUK

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As my username is Colonial Coins UK and as my interests moved beyond the UK I started collecting coins of the British colonies, however the corresponding banknotes were beyond my reach, even more so than some of the coins. :( As the ‘Impossible Set’ for Latin America does include a few of these former colonies a note from Belize (formerly British Honduras) and a couple of examples from British Guiana have been added this month removing the ‘No notes’ label. :) Reading up on the history of Barclays Bank was fascinating as it is still one of the major banks here in the UK.

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Some other countries were also classed as ‘No notes’ so a couple of notes for Costa Rica and a couple for Ecuador have now also made it into the Set. The more I discover about the struggles of independence from Spain, the key Figures involved and the ever-changing names and boundaries of the various territories the more absorbing it is, and for some countries the search for stability is still ongoing 200 years later.

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The last two notes this month are from the former Dutch colony –  Suriname. These are not the first examples as the Centrale Bank van Suriname was already represented. An example of the World War II Zilverbon issue to combat hoarding of silver coin and the post-war Muntbiljet notes from the Dutch Administration.

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The Set is now upto 45 notes so still a very very long way to go :roflmao:

https://notes.www.collectors-society.com/registry/notes/ViewPersonalCollection.aspx?UserCollectionID=1822&Tab=list

 

 

 

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On 7/3/2023 at 3:00 PM, Fenntucky Mike said:

I love that 20 Sucres note! I like it as much as the Baz un peso and almost as much as the un peso from Durango. It appears I have a type. xD

I was drawn to the back of the note given the intricate surround and that the sea looks a bit rough, plus it is very easy to get hold of one in good grade as it looks like notes for the bank were never issued.

At one point I did think that a collection consisting of all the notes depicting Columbus would be interesting but there are far too many - he does change outfits and hats quite a bit but he seems to be a popular chap for featuring on banknotes xD

I like the note from the British Guiana Bank as, at first glance, it looks like an English note yet it is in dollars and not pounds meaning you have to look closer and actually read the text - or is that just me :roflmao:

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On 7/3/2023 at 3:07 PM, ColonialCoinsUK said:

I like the note from the British Guiana Bank as, at first glance, it looks like an English note yet it is in dollars and not pounds meaning you have to look closer and actually read the text - or is that just me :roflmao:

Ah, yes it does. I hadn't noticed. I've been looking at some notes from the Isle of Man and they are somewhat similar. I haven't pulled the trigger on any IoM paper yet, there is a book on IoM notes by Pam West I've been waiting to pick that up before I start really looking at these notes. 

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On 7/4/2023 at 1:59 PM, Fenntucky Mike said:

Ah, yes it does. I hadn't noticed. I've been looking at some notes from the Isle of Man and they are somewhat similar. I haven't pulled the trigger on any IoM paper yet, there is a book on IoM notes by Pam West I've been waiting to pick that up before I start really looking at these notes. 

Always good to get the book - if there is one :roflmao:

For the IoM, they don't seem to appear very often at auction here so I expect the earlier notes and the larger denominations will be a bit of a challenge - go for it :bigsmile:

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On 7/5/2023 at 4:18 PM, ColonialCoinsUK said:

For the IoM, they don't seem to appear very often at auction here so I expect the earlier notes and the larger denominations will be a bit of a challenge - go for it :bigsmile:

They are going to be more of a side project. I was thinking of starting with the Internment Camp notes, Noonans had a few for sale recently, either those or ease in with some moderns.

 https://www.noonans.co.uk/auctions/calendar/695/catalogue/?keywords=isle+of+man&x=0&y=0 

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On 7/8/2023 at 10:32 AM, ColonialCoinsUK said:

I have a set of Onchan tokens some where - hadn't even considered notes xD

Yep, I have a couple 1d Onchan tokens, part of the reason I was thinking about the camp notes. Should probably finish with the tokens first though. 

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