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1953 COMMONWEALTH PAPER MONEY

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Dear All,

 

I intend to start a collection of paper money on commonwealth in the era of QEII 1953 - 1960 and I do not know which country should I begin with.

 

Secondly I hope anyone of you could advice me which commonwealth country notes are highly sought after in 1953 - 1960 era of QEII ?

 

Thank you in advance.

 

Kind Regards,

Andrew

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Hello Andrew

 

Welcome to this forum!

 

There is plenty of items to begin with, depending on your budget. Actually QE2 portrait notes start prior to her Majesty's accession to the throne. The Candian 20$ commemorative notes released on the occasion of KGV's silver jubilee are the first notes potraying the then Princess Elizabeth. The notes were released in both English and French language varieties. The French language notes in any grade is rare - the English language notes can be aquired fairy easily in lower grades in the mid three figures.

 

If you wish to pay close to face value you can obtain off grade examples from many Commemorative nations on Ebay or as part of bulk lots in auctions around the world. As a type collector you should be able to obtain 50%+ notes by this method. One of the modern world's lowest value notes, the Hong Kong (colonial) government issue 1 cent note used to be a "junk box" favourite.

 

When you have obtained a representative sample of lower priced notes then, should you still be interested, purchase the higher priced items like the Canadian notes mentioned above, early Mauritius & Seychelles etc.

 

Would recommend you read the following article by Peter Symes, an eminent numsimatist:

 

http://www.pjsymes.com.au/QE2/

 

If you wish to place an ironic spin on a collection:

 

http://mentalfloss.com/article/52759/15-international-banknotes-show-queen-elizabeth%E2%80%99s-aging-process

 

Buy the book before the notes! I recommend

 

http://www.slcollectors.com/product_info.php?cPath=22&products_id=1157

 

 

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