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Banknotes from Africa

This page has banknotes and paper money for sale from Africa.
Algeria (7), Angola (21)
Biafra (1), Botswana (1), Burundi (10)
Cape Verde (2), Central African States (2), Congo Democratic Republic (15)
Egypt (34), Eritrea (3), Ethiopia (3)
French West Africa (3)
Gambia (17), German East Africa (1), Ghana (2), Guinea (9), Guinea-Bissau (3)
Kenya (4)
Lesotho (2), Liberia (2), Libya/Tripolitania (6)
Madagascar/Malagache (18), Malawi (15), Mauritania (3), Mauritius (15), Mozambique (19)
Namibia (2), Nigeria (9)
Rhodesia (13), Rwanda (3)
Saint Thomas and Prince (6), Sierra Leone (5), Somalia/Soomaaliya (5), Somaliland (4), South Africa (7), South Sudan (2), Sudan (21), Swaziland (1)
Tanzania (2), Tripolitania: See Libya, above (0)
Uganda (12)
West African States (3)
Zaire (15), Zambia (23), Zimbabwe (38)

More banknotes are being added regularly.

We have sometimes shown the reverse rather than the obverse, especially where this has English characters in contrast with Arabic or other script. This is the case with Sierra Leone, Sudan and others.

Reference numbers
Reference numbers in brackets (Pick 24) refer to the catalogue numbers in the world paper money catalogue by Albert Pick, published by Krause Publications.

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Algeria

Algeria 5 francs 1941 Pick 77b 5 francs, 31 May 1941 (Pick 77b) red-orange, blue and multicolor with girl with kerchief at right, reverse blue and multicolor with veiled woman carrying fruit at center right, wharf scene behind. No serial number at upper centre, some light staining, small separation at top centre, else all intact, about fine $6.50

Algeria 5 francs 1942 Pick 91 5 francs, 16 November 1942 (Pick 91) deep blue-green on off white paper, value at centre, reverse green with alluring woman at right, almost as issued, virtually uncirculated $16.50

Algeria 5 francs 1944 Pick 94a 5 francs, 8 February 1944 (Pick 94a) blue and multicolor, girl wearing kerchief at right, reverse red, blue and multicolour with veiled woman carrying fruit at center right, wharf scene behind. Signature titles: L'Inspecteur Gal. and Le Caissier Pal. almost uncirculated $38.50

Algeria 1 franc 1944 Pick 98a 1 franc, 1944 (Pick 98a) dark blue with fig trees at center, palm tree at left and right. Reverse blue with eight coat-of-arms in border, series letter: B, good very fine $7.50

Algeria 2 franc 1944 Pick 99a 2 franc, 1944 (Pick 99a) dark green with fig trees at center, palm trees at left and right. Reverse green with eight coat-of-arms in border, series letter A, as issued, uncirculated $28.50

Algeria 2 franc 1944 Pick 99b 2 franc, 1944 (Pick 99b) olive black on off white paper with fig trees at center, palm trees at left and right. Reverse same dark colour with eight coat-of-arms in border, series letter D1, light discoloration only, almost extremely fine $22.50

Algeria 100 dinars 1964 (Pick 125) 100 dinars, 1 January 1964 (Pick 125) very large format note, black on multicolour, harbour scene, reverse with building complex, thin paper, uncirculated OUT OF STOCK

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Angola

Angola 500 escudos 1970 Pick 97 500 escudos, 1970 (Pick 97) red on multicolour, Americo Tomas at left, Porto du Luanda at centre, signature 5, reverse red with rhinoceros, used but all intact, fine $22.50

500 escudos, 1970 (Pick 97) as above, used but all intact, slightly more wear than the above, almost fine $12.50

Angola 1000 escudos 1970 Pick 98 Unc 1000 escudos, 1970 (Pick 98) blue on multicolour, Americo Tomas at right, Mabubas dam at centre, signature 5, reverse blue with herd of antelopes, uncirculated $55.00

as above, almsot perfect, virtually uncirculated $37.50

Angola 20 escudos 1972 Pick 99 20 escudos, 1972 (Pick 99) red and brown on multicolour, Marechal Carmona at centre, signature 7, reverse red and brown with flowers, uncirculated $9.50 Consecutive numbers available

20 escudos, 1972 (Pick 99) red and brown on multicolour, as above, virtually uncirculated $6.50

Angola 50 escudos 1972 Pick 100 50 escudos, 1972 (Pick 100) green and brown on multicolour, Marechal Carmona at centre, signature 8, reverse green with coffee plant, virtually uncirculated $12.50

Angola 100 escudos 1972 Pick 101 100 escudos, 1972 (Pick 101) light brown and dark brown on multicolour, Marechal Carmona at centre, signature 7, reverse brown with plants, crisp flat uncirculated $9.50 Consecutive numbers available

100 escudos, 1972 (Pick 101) as above, signature 7, good extremely fine $7.50

Angola 500 escudos 1972 Pick 102 500 escudos, 1972 (Pick 102) blue on multicolour,Marechal Carmona at centre, signature 6, reverse blue with village and large rock formations, extremely fine $22.50

Angola 1000 escudos 1972 Pick 103 1000 escudos, 1972 (Pick 103) purple on multicolour, Marechal Carmona at centre, signature 5, reverse red and purple with waterfall, extremely fine $45.00

Angola 20 escudos 1973 Pick 104 20 escudos,1973 (Pick 104) blue, purple and green on multicolour, Luiz de Camoez at right, signature 10, reverse green on multicolour with cotton plant, rare this condition, uncirculated $18.50

Angola 50 escudos 1973 Pick 105 50 escudos, 1973 (Pick 105) blue and brown on multicolour, Luiz de Camoez at right, signature 9, reverse brown on multicolour with tree, uncirculated $5.50

Angola 100 escudos 1973 Pick 106 100 escudos, 1973 (Pick 106) black, maroon and brown on multicolour, Luiz de Camoez at right, signature 10, reverse green on multicolour with palm tree, uncirculated $13.50 Consecutive numbers available

Angola 500 escudos 1973 Pick 107 Unc 500 escudos, 1973 (Pick 107), purple and dark brown on multicolour, Luiz de Camoez at right, signature 11, reverse brown on multicolour with rock formation, uncirculated $14.50

as above, small corner fold barely visible, virtually uncirculated $9.50

as above, perilously close to uncirculated good extremely fine $7.50

Angola 1000 escudos 1973 Pick 108 aUnc 1000 escudos 1973 (Pick 108) black, olive and blue on multicolour, Luiz de Camoez at right, signature 10, reverse multicolour with waterfall almost uncirculated $29.50

As above, extremely fine $18.50

Angola 10 kwanzas 1999 Pick 145 10 kwanzas, October 1999 (Pick 145) brown and purple on mostly red multicolour, conjoined busts at right, reverse with two antelopes, crisp flat uncirculated $3.00

Angola 50 kwanzas 2012 Pick 152 212 50 kwanzas, October 1999 (Pick 152) brown on yellow, traditional paintings at left and right, two heads at centre right, reverse with Kuemba waterfall, crisp flat uncirculated $3.20

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Biafra

Biafra 1 pound 1968 Pick 5 one pound, 1968-69 (Pick 5), dark brown on green and orange, palm tree at centre, reverse with coat of arms at right, uncirculated $3.90

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Botswana

Botswana 1 pula 1976 Pick 1 one pula, 1976 (Pick 1), brown both sides, uncirculated OUT OF STOCK

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Burundi

Burundi 20 francs 1989 (Pick 27b) 20 francs, 1-10-1989 (Pick 27b), red on multicolour with dancer at centre, crisp flat uncirculated $5.50

Burundi 20 francs 2005 Pick 27 20 francs, 5-02-2005 (Pick 27), red on multicolour with dancer at centre, uncirculated $8.50

20 francs, 1st November 2007 (Pick 27), as above, uncirculated $7.20

Burundi 10 francs 1989 (Pick 33b) 10 francs, 1989 (Pick 33b), blue-green on tan underprint with arms superimposed on map of Burundi, reverse green and tan crisp flat uncirculated $3.50 Consecutive numbers available

Burundi 10 francs 2005 Pick 33e 10 francs, 2005 (Pick 33e), blue-green on tan underprint with arms superimposed on map of Burundi, reverse green and tan, uncirculated $3.60

10 francs, 2007 (Pick 33), as above, uncirculated $2.50

Burundi 50 francs 2006 Pick 36 50 francs, 1st May 2006 (Pick 36), pale brown on pastel multicolour with dugout canoe at left, uncirculated $2.80

Burundi 10 000 francs 2006 Pick 43b 10 000 francs, 2006 (Pick 43b), burgundy and brown on multicolour with two men at lower left, reverse pastel multicolour with three school children, uncirculated $68.50 Consecutive numbers available

Burundi 5000 francs 2008 (Pick 48) 5000 francs, 2008 (Pick 48) green, olive green and pink, arms at centre, hologram at lower centre left, Parliament building at right. Reverse olive, green and red with loading dock, crisp flat uncirculated $12.50

Burundi 500 francs 2015 (Pick new) 500 francs, 2015 (Pick new) black, red and blue on multicolour with boat inside outline of map at left, reverse with crocodile and tree with berries, as issued, crisp flat uncirculated $1.80

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Cape Verde

Cape Verde 1000 2002 Pick 65 Specimen 1000 escudos, 2002 (Pick 65), SPECIMEN no 0645, serial HS 000000, brown and red on multicolour both sides, obverse with Cape Verde warbler at centre right, reverse with insects. ESPECIMEN in red both sides, signatures hole-punched, crisp flat uncirculated $97.50

Cape Verde 200 escudos, 2014 (Pick 71) 200 escudos, 5 June 2014 (Pick 71) polymer, brown and red on multicolour with Henrique Teixiera de Sousa, reverse with volcanic mountains, as issued, crisp flat uncirculated $5.50

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Central African States

Central African States 500 francs 1994 (Pick 401) 500 francs, 1994 (Pick 401L) Letter L, hence issued in Gabon, black and dark grey on multicolour, agricultural worker at right with zebus at centre, reverse with antelopes, baobab trees and kota mask, as issued, crisp flat uncirculated $9.50

500 francs, 1994 (Pick 501N) Letter N, hence issued in Equatorial Guinea, as above, as issued, uncirculated $9.50

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Congo Democratic Republic

Congo Dem Rep 1 centime 1997 Pick 80 one centime, 1997 (Pick 80), purple and olive-green on pastel pink multicolour with woman harvesting coffee beans at left, reverse purple, brown and green with erupting volcano, uncirculated $2.60

Congo 5 centimes, 1997 (Pick 81) 5 centimes, 1 November 1997 (Pick 81) purple on multicolour, Suku mask at left, bank monogram at centre, reverse with harpe zande, crisp flat uncirculated $1.90

Congo 10 centimes, 1997 (Pick 82) 10 centimes, 1997 (Pick 82), red_violet and dark brown, Pende mask at left, bank monogram at centre, reverse with Pende dancers, crisp flat uncirculated $2.00

Congo 20 centimes, 1997 (Pick 83) 20 centimes, 1997 (Pick 83) blue-green and black on multicolour with antelope at left, reverse light blue-green with antelope family in the savannah, crisp flat uncirculated $2.50

Congo 50 centimes, 1997 (Pick 84) 50 centimes, 1997 (Pick 84) dark brown and brown on multicolour with okapi head at left, reverse with okapi family, crisp flat uncirculated $5.50

Congo 50 centimes, 1997 specimen (Pick 84s) 50 centimes, 1997 SPECIMEN (Pick 84s) dark brown and brown on multicolour with okapi head at left, reverse with okapi family, serial E 0000000 A, with SPECIMEN diagonally in red both sides, perfect, as issued, crisp flat uncirculated $17.50

Congo Dem Republic 100 francs 2000 (Pick 92A) 100 francs, 2000 (Pick 92A), slate blue on pastel green multicolour with elephant at left, reverse light blue-grey with hydroelectric dam, printer HdM, uncirculated $9.50

Congo Dem Rep 20 francs 2005 Pick 94 20 francs, 2003 (Pick 94), blue-green on pastel green multicolour with lion's head at left, reverse pastel green with lioness and cubs, uncirculated $6.50

Congo Dem Republic 20 francs 1997 Pick 88 20 francs, 1997 (Pick 88), red on pastel blue multicolour with lion's head at left, reverse pastel brown with lioness and cubs, crisp flat uncirculated $27.50

Congo Dem Republic 10 francs, 2003 (Pick 93) 10 francs, 2003 (Pick 93), brown and red on orange and multicolour, carving of couple at left, reverse with carved kneeling figure at right, crisp flat uncirculated $4.50

Congo Dem Republic 50 francs, 2007 (Pick 97) 50 francs, 2007 (Pick 97), similar to Pick 91 withe date 31.07.2007, lilac brown, carved head at left, bank monogram at centre, reverse with village scene, crisp flat uncirculated $1.00 Consecutive numbers available

Congo Dem Republic 100 francs 2007 100 francs 2007 (Pick new), blue on pastel green multicolour with elephant at left, reverse pastel blue with hydroelectric dam, crisp flat uncirculated $4.90

Congo Dem Republic 500 francs 2002 (Pick 96) 500 francs, 2002 (Pick 96) blue on multicolour underprint with diamond miners at left, reverse with diamond exploration camp, from a fresh bundle, crisp flat uncirculated $3.00 Consecutive numbers available

Congo 200 francs, 2007 (Pick 99) 200 francs, 31 July 2007 (Pick 99), purple, lilac and brown on multicolour with farm workers at left, reverse with traditional drummers beside a lake, crisp flat uncirculated $3.50

Congo 500 francs, 2010 (Pick 100) 500 francs, 2010 (Pick 100) commemorating 50 years of independence, mostly green with Port of Matadi at centre, reverse with large bridge at centre and multicolour commemorative 50 at right, crisp flat uncirculated $4.50

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Egypt

Egypt 25 piastres 1961 Pick 35 25 piastres, 1961 (Pick 35), signature 11, blue on multicolour, featuring UAR arms at right, reverse blue, almost fine $2.90

Egypt 10 pounds 1961 Pick 41 10 pounds, 1961-65 (Pick 41), large format note, dark green and brown on multicolour, featuring Tutankhamen's mask at centre right, reverse brown, green and orange, crisp flat uncirculated OUT OF STOCK

Egypt 1 pound 2004 Pick 50 one pound, 2004-05 (Pick 50), signature 22, purple, olive-green and brown on multicolour, featuring Sultan Qait Bey mosque at centre left, reverse brown and ochre with statues from the Abu Simbel temple. lightest corner flick only, rare this good, uncirculated $5.20

Egypt 10 pounds 1978 Pick 51 10 pounds, 1978 (Pick 51), purple on multicolour, reverse (shown) portrait of Pharoah, about fine $2.00

Egypt 25 piastres Pick 57 25 piastres, 2004-05 (Pick 57), signature 22, purple and blue on multicolour, featuring Al-Sayida Aisha mosque at centre, reverse purple and multicolour, crisp flat uncirculated $4.20

Egypt 50 piastres 2001 Pick 62 50 piastres, 2001 (Pick 62), signature 19, obverse dull olive-grey on multicolour, featuring Al Azhar mosque at centre right, reverse dull brown, green and ochre with Ramses II at centre, crisp flat uncirculated $3.70

50 piastres, (Pick 62), signature 20, as above, rare signature crisp flat uncirculated $9.50

50 piastres, (Pick 62), signature 22, as above, more common signature crisp flat uncirculated $2.90

Egypt 10 piastres Pick 177 10 piastres, 1958 (Pick 177c), obverse blue-black on light tan, featuring group of militants with flag at right, the flag has two stars; reverse grey and pink with 10 at centre, very good $1.20

Egypt 5 piastres P182 both 5 piastres, 1961 (Pick 180b), signature Kaissouni, purple obverse with portrait of Queen Nefertiti, brown reverse, good $1.00

5 piastres, 1961 (Pick 180c), series 18, signature Daif, as above but blue colour rather than purple, rare, uncirculated $15.50

5 piastres, 1961 (Pick 180c), series 18, signature Daif, as above, good very fine $3.50

5 piastres, 1961 (Pick 180e), series 29, signature Hegazy, as above, uncirculated $11.50

Egypt 10 piastres P181b 10 piastres, 1961 (Pick 181b), signature Kaissouni, obverse black with light tan, featuring group of militants with flag at right, the flag has eagle arms at centre, reverse grey and pink with 10 at centre, uncirculated $14.50

10 piastres, 1961 (Pick 181d), signature Daif, as above, very light folds barely discernable, almost uncirculated $9.50 Consecutive numbers available

Egypt 5 piastres 1971 Pick 182 5 piastres, 1971 (Pick 182g), signature Loutfy, purple obverse with portrait of Queen Nefertiti, brown reverse, corner fold, almost uncirculated $2.20

5 piastres, 1971 (Pick 182j), signature Salah Hamed, as above, uncirculated $1.90 Consecutive numbers available

5 piastres, 1971 (Pick 182j), signature Salah Hamed, as above, small crinkle on top edge from handling at the bank, almost uncirculated $1.50 Consecutive numbers available

5 piastres, (Pick 182j), signature Salah Hamed, as above, extremely fine $1.00

5 piastres, (Pick 182j), signature Salah Hamed, as above, very fine $1.00

Egypt 10 piastres 1971 Pick 183 10 piastres, 1971 (Pick 183a), signature Hegazy, watermark UAR, series 29, obverse black with light tan, featuring group of militants with flag at right, the flag has eagle arms at centre, reverse grey and pink with 10 at centre, rare, good very fine $19.50

10 piastres, 1971 (Pick 183g), signature Loutfy, as above, uncirculated $4.60

10 piastres, 1971 (Pick 183h), signature Meguid, as above, extremely fine $2.30

Egypt 10 piastres 1984 Pick 184 10 piastres, 1984 (Pick 184a), signature Hamed, obverse black with light tan, featuring group of militants with flag at right, the flag has eagle arms at centre, reverse grey and pink with 10 at centre, uncirculated $2.90 Consecutive numbers available

10 piastres, 1984 (Pick 184a), as above, small blue ink marks above signature, good fine $1.00

10 piastres, 1984 (Pick 184b), signature El Razaz, as above, uncirculated $1.90 Consecutive numbers available

Egypt 10 piastres Pick 184 pack 10 piastres, (Pick 184b) run of ten notes including some consecutive numbers together with original mint paper binder, signature El Razaz, as above, $30.00 for the set uncirculated $30.00

10 piastres, (Pick 184b), lucky Chinese number serials 880888, signature El Razaz, as above, uncirculated $10.00

Egypt 5 piastres 1998 Pick 185 5 piastres, 1998 (Pick 185), signature El-Ghareeb, grey-green on pastel orange both sides, obverse with portrait of Queen Nefertiti, uncirculated $1.80 Consecutive numbers available

Egypt 5 piastres Pick 185 pack 5 piastres, (Pick 185) run of ten notes consecutively numbered notes together with original mint paper binder, signature El-Ghareeb, as above, $14.50 for the set, uncirculated $14.50

Egypt 10 piastres P187 340 10 piastres, 1998 (Pick 187), signature El-Ghareeb, brown and orange, featuring sphinx and pyramids at right, reverse black and orange with 10 at centre, uncirculated $2.80 Consecutive numbers available

Egypt 5 piastres 1998 Pick 188 5 piastres, 1998 (Pick 188), signature Hassanein, dark blue on lilac and light blue both sides, obverse with portrait of Queen Nefertiti, uncirculated $2.80

Egypt 10 piastres 1998 Pick 189 10 piastres, 1998 (Pick 189), obverse dull dark blue on purple and tan, featuring sphynx and pyramids at right, reverse same colours with 10 at centre and mosque at left, crisp flat uncirculated $2.90

Egypt 10 piastres 2006 Pick new 10 piastres, 2006 (Pick new) blue and orange, sphynx at right, reverse with Mohammed Ali mosque at left, crisp flat uncirculated $1.50 Consecutive numbers available

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Eritrea

Eritrea 1 nafka 1997 (Pick 1) one nafka, 1997 (Pick 1) dark brown and black on multicolour, three girls at centre, reverse with children in bush school, crisp flat uncirculated $2.50

Eritrea 5 nafka 1997 (Pick 2) 5 nafka, 1997 (Pick 2) dark brown and black on multicolour, young boy, young man and old man at centre, reverse with cattle grazing under huge jacaranda tree, crisp flat uncirculated OUT OF STOCK

Eritrea 10 nafka 2012 (Pick 11) 10 nafka, 2012 (Pick 11) brown and multicolour, three girls at centre, reverse with freight train on stone bridge, serials AA, as issued, crisp flat uncirculated $2.90 Consecutive numbers available

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Ethiopia

Ethiopia 1 birr 1976 Pick 30b one birr, 1976 (Pick 30b), signature 2, black and dark green on pastel pink and green, featuring young man and longhorn cattle at right, reverse dark green on multicolourwith two birds at left and waterfall at centre right, crisp flat uncirculated $8.50

Ethiopia 1 birr 1997 Pick 46 one birr, 1997 (Pick 46), signature 5, black on pastel multicolour both sides, obverse featuring young man and longhorn cattle at right, reverse with two birds at left and waterfall at centre right; very light bend at right edge, else uncirculated, almost uncirculated $2.30

Ethiopia 1 birr P46c 200 one birr, 2003 (Pick 46c), signature 6, black on pastel multicolour both sides, obverse featuring young man and longhorn cattle at right, reverse with two birds at left and waterfall at centre right, crisp flat uncirculated $2.50

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French West Africa

French West Africa 5 francs 1939 (Pick 21) 5 francs, 27 April 1939 (Pick 21) black, brown, green and multicolour, man in traditional heddress at centre, reverse with man weaving, very rare this good, uncirculated $115.00

French West Africa 5 francs 1943 (Pick 26) 5 francs, 2 March 1943 (Pick 26) red, brown, green and multicolour, man in traditional heddress at centre, reverse with man weaving, very rare this good, uncirculated $95.00

See also West African States, below, for later issues, uncirculated

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Gambia

Gambia one dalasi Pick 4f Gambia one dalasi, 1971-87 (Pick 4f), signature 7, purple on multicolour, sail boat at left, portrait of Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara at right, reverse with workers in rice field, good extremely fine $9.50

Gambia 5 dalasis 1972 Pick 5c five dalasis, 1972 (Pick 5), signature 6, red both sides, featuring portrait of Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara. Hard to find this good, very fine $6.50

Gambia 25 dalasis 1987 (Pick 11a) 25 dalasis, 1987 (Pick 11a) blue on multicolour underprint, sailboat at left, President Kairaba at right, signature 8 with title Governor at right, reverse with man and woman operating agricultural machinery, very light usage only, very rare this good, good extremely fine $135.00

Gambia 5 dalasis Pick 12a 5 dalasis (Pick 12a), signature 10, red both sides, featuring kingfisher at centre, Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara at right, reverse with cattle grazing, almost fine OUT OF STOCK

Gambia 10 dalasis 2006 (Pick 26) 10 dalasis, 2006 (Pick 26), green on pastel orange and multicolour with ibis at centre and boy at right, reverse with central bank building, signatures are of Governor and Deputy Governor, crisp flat uncirculated $4.40

Gambia 5 dalasis 2013 (Pick new) 200 5 dalasis, 2013 (Pick new), red on multicolour with bird at centre and girl at right, reverse with cattle grazing, signatures are of Governor and First Deputy Governor, crisp flat uncirculated $2.50

Gambia 10 dalasis 2013 (Pick 26) 10 dalasis, 2013 (Pick 26), green on pastel orange and multicolour with ibis at centre and boy at right, reverse with central bank building, signatures are of Governor and First Deputy Governor, similar to 2006 note but with different signatures and slightly different coloring crisp flat uncirculated $1.50 Consecutive numbers available

Gambia 25 dalasis 2013 (Pick 27) 25 dalasis, 2013 (Pick 27), blue on blue, green and multicolour with carbine bee eater at centre and man at right, reverse with parliament building, signatures are of Governor and First Deputy Governor crisp flat uncirculated $3.60

Gambia 50 dalasis 2013 (Pick 28) 50 dalasis 2013 (Pick 28) paper note, purple and gey on multicolour, ascending serials, hoopoe bird at centre, woman at right, reverse with stone circles at Wassu, signatures are of Governor and First Deputy Governor, crisp flat uncirculated $3.90

Gambia 100 dalasis 2013 (Pick 29c) 100 dalasis 2013 (Pick 29c) paper note, brown and green on multicolour, ascending serials, parrot at centre, man at right, security hologram at centre left, reverse with arch monument, crisp flat uncirculated $4.90

Gambia 20 dalasis 2014 Pick new 20 dalasis 2014 (Pick new) polymer note, green and grey on multicolour, bird at centre, crocodile in window at left, Dr Alh.Yahya A. J.J. Jammeh at right, reverse with Government House, crisp flat uncirculated $4.50

Gambia 5 dalasis 2015 Pick new 5 dalasis 2015 (Pick new) paper note, red on multicolour, ascending serials, bird at centre, Dr Alh.Yahya A. J.J. Jammeh at right, reverse with farmers and cattle, crisp flat uncirculated $3.90

Gambia 10 dalasis 2015 Pick new 10 dalasis 2015 (Pick new) paper note, green on multicolour, ascending serials, bird at centre, Dr Alh.Yahya A. J.J. Jammeh at right, reverse with central bank building, crisp flat uncirculated $5.50

Gambia 20 dalasis 2015 Pick new 20 dalasis 2015 (Pick new) paper note, blue on multicolour, ascending serials, bird at centre, Dr Alh.Yahya A. J.J. Jammeh at right, reverse with Government House, crisp flat uncirculated $7.50

Gambia 50 dalasis 2015 Pick new 50 dalasis 2015 (Pick new) paper note, purple and gey on multicolour, ascending serials, bird at centre, Dr Alh.Yahya A. J.J. Jammeh at right, reverse with stone circles at Wassu, crisp flat uncirculated $9.50

Gambia 100 dalasis 2015 Pick new 100 dalasis 2015 (Pick new) paper note, colorful dark blue and green on multicolour, ascending serials, bird at centre, Dr Alh.Yahya A. J.J. Jammeh at right, reverse with arch monument, crisp flat uncirculated $12.50

Gambia 200 dalasis 2015 Pick new 200 dalasis 2015 (Pick new) paper note, brown and blacl on pastel tan and green, ascending serials, bird at centre, Dr Alh.Yahya A. J.J. Jammeh at right, reverse with Banjul International Airport, crisp flat uncirculated $17.50

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German East Africa

German East Africa 1 rupie, 1915 (Pick 9Ab) one rupie, 1 November 1915 (Pick 9A) black on light brown paper, purple signature stamp at lower right, slightly rounded corners, no other folds, crinkles or flaws, rare as such, almost uncirculated $37.50

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Ghana

Ghana 10 cedis 1978 (Pick 16f) 10 cedis 1978 (Pick 16f) red, violet and dark brown on multicolour, elderly man smoking a pipe at right, reverse with reservoir in the hills, as issued, crisp flat uncirculated $4.90

Ghana one cedi 2013 (Pick 37) one cedi, 2013 (Pick 37) purple and bright red on light red and multicolour with Kwame Nkrumah and five other leaders at right, reverse with large reservoir complex, as issued, crisp flat uncirculated $1.90 Consecutive numbers available

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Guinea

Guinee 100 cents 1971 (Pick 19) 100 cents, 1971 (Pick 19) purple on multicolour underprint, A S Toure at left, reverse with steam shovel and two tip trucks, as issued, crisp flat uncirculated $9.50 Consecutive numbers available

Guinea 100 sylis 1980 Pick 26 100 sylis, 1980 (Pick 26), impressive large format note, blue both sides, obverse multicolour underprint, featuring portrait of A S Toure at left, good fine $4.90

Guinea 25 francs 1985 Pick 28 25 francs, 1985 (Pick 28), blue and red, featuring child at left and arms at centre; reverse with young girl and native huts, crisp flat uncirculated $4.90

Guinea 50 francs 1985 Pick 29 50 francs, 1985 (Pick 29), red-violet on multicolour, featuring bearded man at left and arms at centre; reverse with oxen ploughing a field, crisp flat uncirculated $6.20

Guinee 100 francs 1998 Pick 35 100 francs, 1998 (Pick 35), obverse purple and multicolour, featuring young woman at left and arms at centre; reverse with banana harvesting, crisp flat uncirculated $3.50 Consecutive numbers available

Guinea 500 francs 1985 Pick 31 500 francs, 1985 (Pick 31), green and multicolour, featuring woman in headscarf at left and arms at centre; reverse with minehead, crisp flat uncirculated $9.50

Guinea 1000 francs 1985 Pick 32 1000 francs, 1985 (Pick 32), browns and multicolour, featuring young woman at left and arms at centre; reverse with mining machinery, crisp flat uncirculated $17.50

Guinee 5000 francs 2006 Pick 41 5 000 francs, 2006 (Pick 41), obverse violet, blue and brown on multicolour, featuring woman at left and arms at centre; reverse with reservoir in the mountains. Slightly crinkly paper, uncirculated $22.50

Guinee 10 000 francs 2008 Pick 42 10 000 francs, 2008 (Pick 42), obverse green on multicolour, featuring girl at left and arms at centre; reverse with cereal crops and trees. Slightly crinkly paper, as usual, uncirculated $24.50

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Guinea-Bissau

Guinea Bissau 500 pesos 1983 (Pick 7) 500 pesos, 28 February 1983 (Pick 7 deep blue on multicolour, carvings at left, Francisco Mendes at right, reverse with slave trade scene, crisp flat uncirculated $6.50 Consecutive numbers available

GuineaBissau 50 pesos 1990 Pick 10 50 pesos, 1990 (Pick10), red on multicolour both sides, obverse with Pansau Na Isna in hat at right, reverse with local village activities, crisp flat uncirculated $4.80

Guinea Bissau 100 pesos 1990 Pick 11 100 pesos, 1990 (Pick 11), olive-grey on multicolour both sides, obverse with Domingos Ramos in hat at right, reverse with modern buiding at centre, crisp flat uncirculated $5.90

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Kenya

Kenya 5 shillings P15 5 shillings, 1978 (Pick15) brown-orange on multicolour, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta at left, reverse brown with woman picking coffee beans at right, crisp flat uncirculated $5.50

Kenya 10 shillings 1992 Pick 24 10 shillings, 1992 (Pick 24d), dark green, blue and brown on multicolour with President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi, brown and green reverse with university building. Well-used but undamaged, very good $1.00

Kenya 50 shillings 1992 Pick 26 50 shillings, 1992 (Pick 26b), dark red, blue and brown on multicolour with President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi, red-brown and green reverse with city buildings. Well-used with heavy folds and a couple of small tears on top edge, good $1.20

Kenya 50 shillings 2010 (Pick 47e) 50 shillings, 2010 (Pick 47e) brown-violet and blue-black on multicolour underprint, President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi at left, arms at upper centre, ascending numerals in serials, reverse with dromedary caravan, as issued, crisp flat uncirculated $2.90 Consecutive numbers available

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Lesotho

Lesotho 2 maloti 1981 (Pick 4a) 2 maloti, 1981 (Pick 4a) deep blue on brown and multicolour, King Moshoeshoe II at right, arms at centre, signature 1, reverse with modern conical building and flag, as issued, rare as such, crisp flat uncirculated $12.50 Consecutive numbers available

Lesotho 5 maloti 1989 Pick 10 5 maloti, 1989 (Pick 10), blue on pastel multicolour with Kin Moshoeshoe II at right, reverse with waterfall at centre crisp flat uncirculated $9.50

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Liberia

Liberia 10 dollars 2011 (Pick 27) 10 dollars, 2011 (Pick 27) purple and black on multicolour, Jospeph J Roberts at centre, reverse with worker tapping rubber from a tree, from a fresh unopened bundle, crisp flat uncirculated $2.20 Consecutive numbers available

Liberia 100 dollars 2011 (Pick 30f) 100 dollars, 2011 (Pick 30f) green, grey and dark brown on pastel blue and green, William R Tolbert Jr at centre, reverse with bank insignia at left and mother and child at centre, crisp flat uncirculated $7.90

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Libya/Tripolitania

Libya 10 lire 1943 Pick M4 10 Lire, 1943 (Pick M4), Military Authority in Tripolitania, lilac on green underprint, TEN Lire at centre, lion on crown at left, obverse lilac. Well used with visible vertical folds, but a rare item from World War II, quite clean and all intact, about fine $22.50

Libya 1 dinar 1984 (Pick 49) 1 dinar 1984 (Pick 49), green and dark blue on multicolour, mosque at left, signature 2, reverse pastel green and pink with mosque interior, crisp flat uncirculated $19.50

Libya quarter dinar Pick 57b quarter dinar, 1991 (Pick 57b), signature 4, green, blue and black on pink and multicolour, ancient ruins at centre, reverse pastel multicolours with ochre dominant with walled fortress and palm trees at centre left, crisp flat uncirculated $3.90 Consecutive numbers available

Libya half dinar 2002 (Pick 63) half dinar, 2002 (Pick 63), brown and dark blue on multicolour, oil refinery at centre, signature 4, reverse with irrigation system, crisp flat uncirculated $4.90

Libya 5 dinars 2015 (Pick new) 5 dinars, 2015 (Pick new) dark blue and black on silver and very light pastel multicolour, tower at right, reverse with ancient ruins at centre, as issued, crisp flat uncirculated $8.50

Libya 10 dinars 2015 (Pick new) 10 dinars, 2015 (Pick new) dark blue and black on light blue and gold, Omar Mokhtar at right, reverse with galloping horsemen, as issued, crisp flat uncirculated $9.90

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Madagascar/Malagache

Madagascar 50 ariary 1974 Pick 62a 50 ariary, 50 francs, 1974 (Pick 62a), purple on multicolour underprint, obverse with young man at centre right, reverse with colorful fruit stall and umbrellas, crisp flat uncirculated $14.50

Madagascar 100 francs 1974 Pick 63a 100 ariary, 100 francs, 1974 (Pick 63a), deep brown on multicolour underprint, obverse with woman at centre right, reverse with colorful rice planting scene, crisp flat uncirculated $12.90

Madagascar 500 ariary Pick 64 500 ariary, 500 francs, 1974 (Pick 64a), green on multicolour underprint, obverse with butterfly at far left and woman carrying basket at centre right, reverse with traditional dancers, rare this good, very fine $28.50

Madagascar 1000 ariary P65 1000 ariary, 1000 francs, 1974 (Pick 65a), dark blue on multicolour underprint, obverse with lemurs at far left and man in hat at centre right, reverse with boab tress and traditional designs, hard to find in any condition, quite rare this good, about fine $29.50

Madagascar 5000 ariary Pick 66 5000 ariary, 5000 francs, 1974 (Pick 66a), burgundy red on multicolour underprint, obverse with cattle at far left and woman with beaded hair at centre right, reverse with flowers and traditional designs, from the Ibrahim Salem Collection of Africa, Spink Auction, London, October 2013, very rare this good, as issued, crisp flat uncirculated $235.00

Madagascar 1000 ariary 1983 Pick 68 1000 ariary, 1000 francs, 1983-87 (Pick 68a), brown and purple on multicolour underprint, obverse with man playing flute at centre, reverse with plants at centre right, uncirculated $12.50

1000 ariary, 1000 francs, 1983-87 (Pick 68a), as above, just the lightest crinkling along top edge, almost uncirculated $8.50

Madagascar 5000 ariary Pick 69 5000 ariary, 5000 francs, 1983-87 (Pick 69a), blue on multicolour underprint, obverse with woman carrying small child in a back pack at centre right, reverse with school and schoolbook, just the very lightest crinkles from limited handling, very rare this good, from the Ibrahim Salem Collection of Africa, Spink Auction, London, October 2013, virtually uncirculated $95.00

Madagascar 500 ariary Pick 71 500 ariary, 500 francs, 1974 (Pick 71a), brown and red on multicolour underprint, obverse with fish at left and boy carrying fish in a net at centre, reverse with aerial scene of a port, uncirculated $8.50

Madagascar 1000 ariary Pick 72 1000 ariary, 1000 francs, 1988-93 (Pick 72), brown and purple on multicolour underprint, obverse with man playing flute at centre, vertical serials at right, reverse with plants at centre right, crisp flat uncirculated $17.50

Madagascar 500 ariary 1993 Pick 72A 500 ariary, 2500 francs, 1993 (Pick 72A), bright red and green on multicolour underprint, obverse with woman at centre, reverse with extremely colorful vertical wildlife scene, a most impressive note, this one from the Ibrahim Salem Collection of Africa, Spink Auction, London, October 2013, crisp flat uncirculated $18.50

Madagascar 5000 ariary Pick 73 5000 ariary, 5000 francs, 1983-87 (Pick 73), blue on multicolour underprint, obverse with woman carrying small child in a back pack at centre right, reverse with school and schoolbook, similar to Pick 69 but with vertical serials at right, quite rare this good, from the Ibrahim Salem Collection of Africa, Spink Auction, London, October 2013, uncirculated $29.50

Madagascar 10 000 ariary 1988 Pick 74 10 000 ariary, 10 000 francs, 1988-94 (Pick 74), green on multicolour underprint, obverse with girl holding sheaf at centre right, reverse green with women planting rice, rare this good, from the Ibrahim Salem Collection of Africa, Spink Auction, London, October 2013, uncirculated $48.50

Madagascar 5000 ariary 1993 Pick 74A 5000 ariary, 25000 francs, 1993 (Pick 74A), large format note, soft olive-green and green-brown on multicolour underprint, obverse with map at centre left and shirtless man at centre right, reverse with traditional bullfighting, crisp flat uncirculated $18.50

Madagascar 100 ariary 2004 Pick 86 100 ariary, 2004 (Pick 86), dark blue on multicolour underprint, obverse with foliage in foreground and mountain background, reverse with tropical islands, crisp flat uncirculated $2.90 Consecutive numbers available

Madagascar 200 ariary 2004 Pick 87 200 ariary, 2004 (Pick 87), green and tan on multicolour underprint, obverse featuring rural hut at left, reverse with carved ceremonial poles, crisp flat uncirculated $3.40

Madagascar 500 ariary 2004 Pick 88 500 ariary, 2004 (P88), tan on blue underprint both sides, obverse featuring basket weaver at left, reverse with herd of cattle, crisp flat uncirculated $4.20

Madagascar 1000 ariary 2004 (Pick 89) 1000 ariary, 2004 (Pick 89) purple on multicolour, lemur on tree branch, reverse with plants crisp flat uncirculated $3.50 Consecutive numbers available

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Malawi

Malawi one kwacha 1992 Pick 23b one kwacha, 1st May 1992 (Pick 23a), red-brown on multicolour both sides, portrait of Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda as President at right, reverse with tobacco harvest, crisp flat uncirculated OUT OF STOCK

Malawi 5 kwacha 1997 Pick 37 5 kwacha, 1997 (Pick 36), green, olive-green and brown on multicolour both sides, featuring John Chilembwe at right, reverse with women grinding cereal at left, crisp flat uncirculated $4.50

Malawi 10 kwacha, 1997 (Pick 37) 10 kwacha, 1997 (Pick 37) dark brown and brown-violet on multicolour, featuring John Chilembwe at right, reverse with children in bush school at centre left, crisp flat uncirculated $2.90

Malawi 20 kwacha, 1997 (Pick 38) 20 kwacha, 1997 (Pick 38a), purple, grey and violet, featuring John Chilembwe at right, reverse with workers harvesting tea, even height serials, crisp flat uncirculated $5.50

Malawi 10 kwacha, 2004 (Pick 51) 10 kwacha, 2004 (Pick 51) red and dark brown on tan and orange, with John Chilembwe at right, reverse with children studying outdoors at left, as issued, crisp flat uncirculated $1.80 Consecutive numbers available

Malawi 500 kwacha 2005 (Pick 56a) 500 kwacha, 2005 (Pick 56a), blue on multicolour both sides, featuring John Chilembwe at right, hologram strip at far right, reverse with Reserve Bank of Malawi at left, crisp flat uncirculated $18.50

Malawi 20 kwacha, 2012 (Pick 57) 20 kwacha, 2012 (Pick 57), purple and blue-grey on multicolour, Inkosi Ya Makhosi M'Mbelwa II at right, reverse with Domasi teachers training college, crisp flat uncirculated $2.00

20 kwacha, 1 January 2016 (Pick 57), purple and blue-grey on multicolour, as above, later date crisp flat uncirculated $1.00

Malawi 50 kwacha, 2012 (Pick 58) 50 kwacha, 2012 (Pick 58) blue and black on pale blue and light orange underprint, Inkosi Ya Makhosi Philip Gomani II at right, reverse elephant and safari vehicle at Kasungu National Park, crisp flat uncirculated $1.50 Consecutive numbers available

50 kwacha, 1 January 2016 (Pick 58) blue and black on pale blue and light orange underprint, as above, later date, as issued, crisp flat uncirculated $1.50

Malawi 100 kwacha 2016 (Pick new) 100 kwacha, 2016 (Pick new) Brown-red on pink and multicolour with James Frederick Sangala, reverse with College of Medecine at Blantyre, as issued, crisp flat uncirculated $2.70

Malawi 200 kwacha, 2012 (Pick 60) 200 kwacha, 2012 (Pick 60), blue and blue-grey on multicolour, Rose Lomathinda Chibambo at right, reverse with new Parliament building, crisp flat uncirculated $2.90 Consecutive numbers available

200 kwacha, 2013 (Pick 60), as above, crisp flat uncirculated $3.50

200 kwacha, 2016 (Pick 60), blue and blue-grey on multicolour, as above, later date, as issued, crisp flat uncirculated $2.90

Malawi 1000 kwacha 2016 (Pick new) 1000 kwacha 2016 (Pick new) dark green on light green and multicolour, Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda at right, reverse with Mzuzu maize silos, as issued, crisp flat uncirculated $6.50

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Mauritania

Mauritania 200 cents 2006 (Pick 11b) 200 cents, 2006 (Pick 11b) blue, yellow and brown on multicolour underprint, highly ornate geometric design at right, reverse with bowl at left, canoe and palm tree at centre, as issued, crisp flat uncirculated $2.90

Mauritania 500 cents 2006 (Pick 12b) 500 cents, 2006 (Pick 12b) green and brown on multicolour underprint, highly ornate geometric design at right, reverse with men harvesting at left, factory at centre, as issued, crisp flat uncirculated $6.90

Mauritania 100 cents 2011 (Pick 16) 100 cents, 2011 (Pick 16) green and purple on multicolour underprint, highly ornate geometric design at right, reverse with musical instruments at left, cow grazing with tower in the background at centre, as issued, crisp flat uncirculated $1.90

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Mauritius

Mauritius 25 rupees 1999 Pick 49 200 25 rupees, 1999 (Pick 49a), signature 7 in black type, black and purple on multicolour, featuring Sir Moilin Jean Ah Chuen at left, reverse same colours with building facade at centre and worker at right, crisp flat uncirculated $4.50

25 rupees, 2003 (Pick 49b), signature 7 in brown type, as above, crisp flat uncirculated $4.50

Mauritius 50 rupees 1999 Pick 50 50 rupees, 1999 (Pick 49a), signature 7 in black type, black and blue on multicolour, featuring Joseph Maurice Paturau at left, reverse same colours with elevated view of building complex, crisp flat uncirculated $8.90

Mauritius 100 rupees 1999 Pick 51 100 rupees, 1999 (Pick 50a), signature 7 in red type, black and red on multicolour, featuring Renganaden Seeneevassen at left, reverse same colours with building behind trees, crisp flat uncirculated $18.50

100 rupees, 2001 (Pick 51b), signature 7 in red type, as above, rare in this condition, crisp flat uncirculated $22.50

Mauritius 200 rupees 1999 Pick 52a 200 rupees, 1999 (Pick 52a), signature 7 in black type, black and green on multicolour, featuring Sir Abdool Razack Mohamed at left, reverse green and purple with street market scene at right, quite rare in this condition, from the Ibrahim Salem Collection of Africa, Spink Auction, London, October 2013, crisp flat uncirculated $38.50

200 rupees, 2001 (Pick 52b), signature 7 in black type, as above, another rare date in this condition, also from the Ibrahim Salem Collection of Africa, Spink Auction, London, October 2013, crisp flat uncirculated $37.50

Mauritius 500 rupees 1999 Pick 53 500 rupees, 1999 (Pick 53), signature 7 in brown type, black and orange-red on multicolour, featuring Sookdeo Bissoondoyal at left, reverse same colours with University of Mauritius, very rare in this condition, from the Ibrahim Salem Collection of Africa, Spink Auction, London, October 2013, crisp flat uncirculated $95.00

Mauritius 100 rupees 2004 Pick 56 100 rupees, 2004 (Pick 56), signature 7 in red type, black and red on multicolour, featuring Renganaden Seeneevassen at left, reverse same colours with building behind trees, crisp flat uncirculated $9.50

Mauritius 200 rupees 2007 Pick 57 200 rupees, 2007 (Pick 57), signature 7 in black type, black and green on multicolour, featuring Sir Abdool Razack Mohamed at left, reverse green and purple with street market scene at right, crisp flat uncirculated $19.50

Mauritius 500 rupees 2007 Pick 58 500 rupees, 2007 (Pick 58), three new signatures in brown type, black and orange-red on multicolour, featuring Sookdeo Bissoondoyal at left, reverse same colours with University of Mauritius, quite rare in this condition, from the Ibrahim Salem Collection of Africa, Spink Auction, London, October 2013, crisp flat uncirculated $39.50

Mauritius 1000 rupees 1999 Pick 54 1000 rupees, 1999 (Pick 54), black and blue on multicolour, featuring Sir Charle Gaetan Duval at left in blue jacket, signature 7 in blue type, reverse same colours with stately building, very rare in this condition, from the Ibrahim Salem Collection of Africa, Spink Auction, London, October 2013, crisp flat uncirculated $145.00

Mauritius 1000 rupees 2007 Pick 59 1000 rupees, 2007 (Pick 59), black on pink and multicolour, featuring Sir Charle Gaetan Duval at left in grey jacket, three new signatures in black type, reverse blue and multicolour with stately building, quite rare in this condition, from the Ibrahim Salem Collection of Africa, Spink Auction, London, October 2013, crisp flat uncirculated $87.50

Mauritius 2000 rupees 1999 Pick 55 2000 rupees, 1999 (Pick 55), black, rose and purple on multicolour, featuring Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam at left in pink jacket, signature 7 in purple type, reverse same colours with man leading an ox-cart, very rare in this condition, from the Ibrahim Salem Collection of Africa, Spink Auction, London, October 2013, crisp flat uncirculated $195.00

Mauritius 25 rupees 2013 (Pick 64) 25 rupees, 2013 (Pick 64) polymer note, black and burgundy on multicolour, Sir Moilin Jean Ah-Chuen at left, several securty features, transparent window at right, reverse with fisherman and cage, as issued, crisp flat uncirculated $2.60 Consecutive numbers available

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Mozambique

Mozambique 50 centavos 1919 Pick R3b 50 centavos, 15 de Setembro de 1919 (Pick R3b) black on orange-brown and multicolour underprint, highly ornate item, reverse deep blue with value at centre in another complex design, very well-preserved item, just the usual light paper discoloration, rare this good, almost extremely fine, good very fine $38.50

Mozambique 5 libras,1919 (Pick R8b) 244 5 libras, 15 de Setembro de 1919 (Pick R8b) blue on multicolour, very ornate large format note, small printed signatures, reverse brown with value in highly creative designs several times. Cancelled with red overprint COMPANHIA DE MOCAMBIQUE, dated 20 November 1929 and perforated with CANCELADO at left and right. Well used with minor edge separations at top, but still a highly desirable item, rare, very good $85.00

Mozambique 20 centavos 1933 Pick R29 specimen 20 centavos, 25 Novembro 1933 (Pick R29), serial 283.114, dark blue on green, with arms at upper centre. reverse black with value left and right. Perforated with PAGO 5.11.1942. Quite rare this good, as issued, crisp flat uncirculated $18.50

20 centavos, 25 Novembro 1933 (Pick R29), serial 309.768, dark blue on green, as above, just the lightest reverse foxing, as is common, else as issued, virtually uncirculated $16.90

Mozambique 5 libras,1934 (Pick R32) 5 libras, 15 de Janeiro de1934 (Pick R32) serial 39130, black on bluen green and pink, reverse rainbow colours, perforated at right and left with PAGO 5.11.1942. Highly attractive note in a state of excellent preservation, near extremely fine, but strictly, good very fine $39.50

5 libras, 15 de Janeiro de 1934 (Pick R32) serial 63534, as above. Another attractive note with very little wear, but a signature in pink pen or pencil on obverse upper left, very fine $29.50

Mozambique 100 escudos, 1958 (Pick 107) 100 escudos, 1958 (Pick 107) bright red on multicolour, Aires de Ornelas at right, reverse with bank seal at left and ornate church doorway at centre, cancelled with the purple stamp INUTILIZADA and two punched holes, used but all inteact with excellent edges, almost fine $19.50

Mozambique 100 escudos,1961 (Pick 109a) 100 escudos, 1961 (Pick109a), serial C9373311, Green and mauve on white, featuring portrait of Aires de Ornelas at right, reverse with bank seal at left and ornate designs, excellent collectable condition, no flaws at all, fine $12.50

Mozambique 500 escudos,1967 (Pick 110) 500 escudos, 22 March 1967 (Pick 110), large format note, purple on multicolour, featuring portrait of Caldas Xavier at right, reverse with coat of arms, serial 1271731, just one small, barely discernable tear at top edge, otherwise very nice condition, very good $37.50

Mozambique 50 escudos,1976 (Pick 116) 50 escudos,1976 (Pick 116) black on multicolour underprint, overprinted with BANCO DE MOCAMBIQUE over a note with the original date 27 October 1970.Reverse green and yellow with bank seal at left. Almost as issued, uncirculated $2.50 Consecutive numbers available

Mozambique 100 escudos 1976 Pick 117 100 escudos, 1976 (Pick 117), serial C59417929, Green and mauve on white, featuring portrait of Aires de Ornelas, original date 27 March 1961, overprinted with BANCO DE MOCAMBIQUE, perfect as issued crisp flat uncirculated $2.50

100 escudos, 1961 (P117), as above, circulated with one small perforation, very fine $1.00

Mozambique 500 escudos,1976 (Pick 118) 230 500 escudos, 1976 (Pick 118), large format note, old date shown is 22 March 1967, purple on multicolour, featuring portrait of Caldas Xavier at right, overprint BANCO DE MOCAMBIQUE, reverse with coat of arms, crisp flat uncirculated $2.60

Mozambique 100 meticais,1983 (Pick 126) 100 meticais,1983 (Pick 126) blue-green on green and multicolour, soldiers with flagpole at left, arms at centre, E Mondlane at right, reverse with public ceremony in big city, small red serials, crisp flat uncirculated $4.50

Mozambique 50 meticais,1983 (Pick 129a) 415 50 meticais, 1983 (Pick 129a), dark brown and tan on multicolour, soldiers at left and right, reverse with soldiers training in the bush, crisp flat uncirculated $4.50 Consecutive numbers available

Mozambique 50 meticais,1986 (Pick 129b) 50 meticais, 1986 (Pick 129b), dark brown and tan on multicolour, soldiers at left and right, reverse with soldiers training in the bush, crisp flat uncirculated $3.50 Consecutive numbers available

Mozambique 100 meticais,1989 (Pick 130) 100 meticais,1989 (Pick 130) blue-green on green and multicolour, soldiers with flagpole at left, arms at centre, E Mondlane at right, reverse with public ceremony in big city, slightly more bluish colour than Pick 126, larger red serials, low serial number AA 0009020, crisp flat uncirculated $5.50

Mozambique 10 000 meticais,1991 (Pick 137) 10 000 meticais,1991 (Pick 137) blue-green, brown and orange on multicolour, Joaquim Chissano at left, arms at centre, electricity towers at right, reverse with farmer ploughing with cattle, prefix DA 00, as issued, uncirculated $4.50

Mozambique 50 000 escudos,1993 (Pick 138) 50 000 escudos,1993 (Pick 138) brown, red and green on multicolour, bank building at centre, reverse with reservoir in the mountains, from a fresh bundle, crisp flat uncirculated $1.00 Consecutive numbers available

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Namibia

Namibia 10 dollars 2001 (Pick 4a) 10 dollars, 2001 (Pick 4a), blue on multicolour underprint, Captain H Wittbooi at centre left, reverse blue and green with springbok, signature Tom K Alweendo, crisp flat uncirculated $8.50

Namibia 10 dollars new 10 dollars, 2001 (Pick new), blue on multicolour underprint, Dr Sam Nujoma at left, reverse blue and multicolour with springboks crisp flat uncirculated $6.50

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Nigeria

Nigeria 5 naira 2002 Pick 24 5 naira, 2002 (Pick 24), signature 11, purple and brown on multicolour both sides, featuring Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa at left, reverse with three traditional drummers, crisp flat uncirculated $3.90

Nigeria 10 naira 2002 Pick 25 10 naira, 2002 (Pick 25), signature 11, red on multicolour both sides, featuring Alvan Ikoku at left, reverse with two women carrying large bowls, crisp flat uncirculated $4.80

Nigeria 100 naira 1999 (Pick 28a) 100 naira, 1999 (Pick 28a) brown and red on multicolour underprint, featuring Chief Obafemi Awolowo at left, reverse with Zuma rock, crisp flat uncirculated $14.50

Nigeria 200 naira 2000 (Pick 29a) 215 200 naira, 2000 (Pick 29a) brown, dark blue and green on multicolour underprint, featuring Sir Ahmadu Bello at left, reverse withtwo cows and agricultural produce, crisp flat uncirculated $13.50

Nigeria 5 naira 2009 (Pick 38) 5 naira, 2009 (Pick 38) polymer, black and purple on orange and brown, with Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa at left, reverse with three traditional drummers, crisp flat uncirculated $2.20 Consecutive numbers available

5 naira, 2015 (Pick 38) polymer, black and purple on orange and brown, as above, later date, as issued, crisp flat uncirculated $1.00

Nigeria 10 naira 2009 (Pick 39) 10 naira, 2009 (Pick 39) red and brown on orange and yellow, with Alvan Ikoku at left, reverse with two women carrying large bowls crisp flat uncirculated $2.50 Consecutive numbers available

Nigeria 20 naira 2015 (Pick new) 20 naira, 2015 (Pick new) polymer note, green, black and red-brown on pastel green and blue, General Murtala R Muhammed at left, reverse with map at upper left and woman making pottery at centre right, as issued, crisp flat uncirculated $1.50

Nigeria 50 naira 2015 (Pick new) 50 naira, 2015 (Pick new) polymer note, blue, black and dark brown on pastel multicolour, four faces at left, reverse with map at upper left and fishermen at centre right, as issued, crisp flat uncirculated $1.70

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Rhodesia

Rhodesia one dollar 1970 Pick 30 One dollar, February 1970 (Pick 30a), first signature, Reserve Bank of Rhodesia, blue on multicolour both sides, featuring bank logo at upper centre and arms at right, reverse with tobacco plantation, rare this good, crisp flat uncirculated $110.00

One dollar, April 1971 (Pick 30a), first signature, Reserve Bank of Rhodesia, as above, crisp flat uncirculated $88.50

One dollar, March 1973 (Pick 30b), first signature, Reserve Bank of Rhodesia, as above, crisp flat uncirculated $69.50

One dollar, October 1974 (Pick 30b), first signature, Reserve Bank of Rhodesia, as above, crisp flat uncirculated $79.50

One dollar, November 1976 (Pick 30b), second signature, Reserve Bank of Rhodesia, as above, crisp flat uncirculated $79.50

One dollar, August 1979 (Pick 30c), second signature, Reserve Bank of Rhodesia, as above, REPLACEMENT NOTE SERIAL W/1, now rare and sought after, crisp flat uncirculated $195.00

Rhodesia 2 dollars 1970 Pick 31 two dollars, 17 February 1970 (Pick 31a), first signature, Reserve Bank of Rhodesia, red on multicolour both sides, featuring bank logo at upper centre and arms at right, reverse with Victoria Falls, rare this good, crisp flat uncirculated $105.00

two dollars, 4 March 1975 (Pick 31b), first signature, as above, crisp flat uncirculated $78.50

two dollars, 5 August 1977 (Pick 31b), second signature, as above, crisp flat uncirculated $73.50

two dollars, 24 May 1979 (Pick 31d), second signature, as above, crisp flat uncirculated $82.50

Rhodesia 5 dollars 1972 Pick 32 five dollar, 16 October 1972 (Pick 32a), Reserve Bank of Rhodesia, brown on multicolour both sides, featuring giraffe at left, bank logo at upper centre and arms at right, reverse with lions in the wild, rare, crisp flat uncirculated $115.00

five dollars, 15 May 1979 (Pick 32c), Reserve Bank of Rhodesia, as above, crisp flat uncirculated $97.50

Rhodesia 10 dollars 1975 Pick 33 ten dollar, 15 September 1975 (Pick 33b), Reserve Bank of Rhodesia, dark blue-grey on multicolour both sides, featuring bank logo at upper centre and arms at right, reverse with Zimbabwe ruins, crisp flat uncirculated $119.50

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Rwanda

Rwanda 100 francs 1989 (Pick 19) 100 francs, 24 April 1989 (Pick 19) black on lilac and multicolour underprint, zebras at centre and right, reverse with woman carrying baby at left and volcano in the distance, from a fresh bundle, crisp flat uncirculated $5.50 Consecutive numbers available

Rwanda 5000 francs 1988 (Pick 22) 5000 francs, 1988 (Pick 22) green, blue and multicolour, woman carrying basket on her head, reverse with lake and mountains, crisp flat uncirculated $8.50 Consecutive numbers available

Rwanda 500 francs 2008 (Pick 34) 500 francs, 2008 (Pick 34) green on tan and blue underprint, modern bank building at centre, reverse with workers picking tea, as issued, crisp flat uncirculated $3.60 Consecutive numbers available

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Saint Thomas and Prince

St Thomas 500 dobras 1993 Pick 63 215 500 dobras, 26 August 1993 (Pick 63), violet, red and tan on multicolour both sides, featuring turtle at cntre and Rei Amador at right, reverse with waterfall. Serials AA, rare, from the Ibrahim Salem Collection of Africa, Spink Auction, London, October 2013, crisp flat uncirculated $6.50

St Thomas 1000 dobras 1993 Pick 64 1000 dobras, 26 August 1993 (Pick 64), purple, deep blue and blue-green on multicolour both sides, featuring bunch of bananas at centre and Rei Amador at right, reverse with man chopping fruit from a tree. Serials BA, from the Ibrahim Salem Collection of Africa, Spink Auction, London, October 2013, crisp flat uncirculated $14.50

St Thomas 5000 dobras 1996 Pick 65 5000 dobras, 22 October 1996 (Pick 65a), purple and green on multicolour both sides, featuring pap figo bird at centre left and Rei Amador at right, reverse with esplanade and modern buildings. One security thread, Serials AA, rare, from the Ibrahim Salem Collection of Africa, Spink Auction, London, October 2013, crisp flat uncirculated $19.50

St Thomas 10 000 dobras 1996 Pick 66 10 000 dobras, 22 October 1996 (Pick 66), blue-violet, green and tan on multicolour both sides, featuring green ossobo bird at centre left and Rei Amador at right, reverse with bridge over a river in jungle. One security thread, serials BA, rare, from the Ibrahim Salem Collection of Africa, Spink Auction, London, October 2013, crisp flat uncirculated $29.50

St Thomas 20 000 dobras 1996 Pick 67 20 000 dobras, 22 October 1996 (Pick 67), red and tan on multicolour both sides, featuring green camusella bird at centre left and Rei Amador at right, reverse with coastal town scene. One security thread, serials CA, from the Ibrahim Salem Collection of Africa, Spink Auction, London, October 2013, crisp flat uncirculated $39.50

St Thomas 50 000 dobras 1996 Pick 68 50 000 dobras, 22 October 1996 (Pick 68), brown, purple and red on multicolour both sides, featuring green conobia bird at centre left and Rei Amador at right, reverse with central bank building. One security thread, serials DA, from the Ibrahim Salem Collection of Africa, Spink Auction, London, October 2013, crisp flat uncirculated $17.50

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Sierra Leone

SierraL one leone Pick 5e one leone, 1984 (P5e), dark green and pink on multicolour, featuring President S Stevens at left, reverse dark green on multicolour with Central Bank building at right, crisp flat uncirculated $3.90

Sierra Leone 1000 leones 2010 (Pick 30) 1000 leones, 27 April 2010 (Pick 30) black, red and grey on multicolour, Bai Bureh at right, reverse with radio telescope dish, crisp flat uncirculated $2.50 Consecutive numbers available

Sierra Leone 2000 leones 2010 (Pick 31) 2000 leones, 2010 (Pick 31) red-brown on multicolour with I. T. A. Wallace-Johnson at right, reverse with city buildings, crisp flat uncirculated $3.50

Sierra Leone 5000 leones 2010 (Pick 32) 5000 leones, 2010 (Pick 32) purple and blue on multicolour, Sengbe Pieh at right, reverse with dam, crisp flat uncirculated $6.50

Sierra Leone 10000 leones 2010 (Pick 33) 10 000 leones, 2010 (Pick 33) blue and green on multicolour with dove and flag, reverse with arms at left and trees at centre, crisp flat uncirculated $11.50

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Somalia/Soomaaliya

Somalia 5 shilin 1987 Pick 31c 5 shillin, 1987 (Pick 31 c), brown-violet both sides, featuring Cape buffalo at obverse left, reverse with banana harvest, virtually uncirculated $3.90

Somalia 10 shilin 1983 Pick 32a 10 shillin, 1983 (Pick 32a), dark green on pink and multicolour both sides, featuring lighthouse at obverse left, reverse with timber boat building, increasingly rare this good, uncirculated $8.90

Somalia 50 shilin 1991 Pick R2 50 shillin, 1991 (Pick R2), Mogadishu North Forces regional issue, brown, green and black on multicolour both sides, featuring man working loom at obverse centre left, reverse with four children and donkey. Now quite rare in this condition, crisp flat uncirculated $9.50

Somalia 500 shilin 1996 Pick 36c 500 shillin, 1996 (Pick 36c), green and aqua on multicolour, featuring fisherman mending net at left, reverse green on multicolour with mosque at centre left, crisp flat uncirculated $8.50

Somali 1000 shillings 1996 (Pick 37) 1000 shillings, 1996 (Pick 37) bright purple, green and orange on multicolour, women weaving baskets at centre, reverse with wharf complex and city streetscape, most attractive, as issued, crisp flat uncirculated $4.50 Consecutive numbers available

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Somaliland

Somaliland 500 shillings 2011 (Pick 6h) 500 shillings, 2011 (Pick 6h) purple, blue-black and blue-green on multicolour, featuring low building at centre, reverse bright blue on multicolour with mob of sheep at the docks, crisp flat uncirculated $1.30 Consecutive numbers available

Somaliland 5000 shillings 2011 (Pick new) 5000 shillings, 2011 (Pick new) green with building and trees at centre, reverse green and brown with camels and goats, crisp flat uncirculated $18.50

Somaliland 1000 shillings 2014 (Pick new) 1000 shillings, 2014 (Pick new) bright burgundy and purple on multicolour, featuring low building at centre, reverse purple and green with mob of sheep at the docks, as issued, crisp flat uncirculated $2.60 Consecutive numbers available

1000 shillings, 2014 (Pick new) bright burgundy and purple on multicolour, as above, slight crinkly paper barely noticeable, else perfect, virtually uncirculated $1.00

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South Africa

South Africa 10 rand (Pick 106) 200 10 rand (Pick 106) green and brown on multicolour, portrait of Jan van Riebeeck at left, first line of bank name and value in English, second line in Afrikaans, reverse with sailing ship, some usage but no significant flaws, about fine $16.50

South Africa 2 rand 1983 Pick 118 2 rand, 1983-90 (P118d), signature 6, blue on multicolour both sides, obverse with portrait of Jan van Riebeeck at left, reverse with oil refinery and machinery, uncirculated $7.70

2 rand, 1983-90 (P118c), as above, signature 6, well-used, very good $1.50

2 rand, 1990 (Pick 118), as above, signature 7, serials AA, fine $3.50

South Africa 5 rand 1989 Pick 119 5 rand, 1989-90 (P119d), signature 6, purple on multicolour both sides, obverse with portrait of Jan van Riebeeck at left, reverse with mining operations and city skyline, fine security thread at centre left, centre fold and light crinkling only, extremely fine $14.40

5 rand, 1989-90 (P119d), signature 6, purple on multicolour both sides, as above, good fine $6.90

South Africa 10 rand 1990 Pick 120 10 rand, 1990 (P120e), signature 7, green on multicolour both sides, obverse with portrait of Jan van Riebeeck at left, reverse with cow and sheep, well-used with small tear on top edge, very good $1.90

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South Sudan

South Sudan one pound 2011 (Pick 5) one pound, 2011 (Pick 5) black and dark green on light green and multicolour, Dr John Garang de Mabior at left, reverse most attractive with graffes at right, from a fresh bundle, crisp flat uncirculated $3.60 Consecutive numbers available

South Sudan 5 pounds 2011 (Pick 6) 5 pounds, 2011 (Pick 6) black and dark red on pink and multicolour, Dr John Garang de Mabior at left, reverse with African cattle at right, from a fresh bundle, crisp flat uncirculated $4.50 Consecutive numbers available

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Sudan

Sudan 25 piastres 1987 Pick 37 25 piastres, 1987 (P37), purple both sides, obverse (shown) featuring camels at left, reverse with bank building at centre, crisp flat uncirculated $2.40 Consecutive numbers available

25 piastres, 1987 (P37),as above, light handling and one small edge tear, else, very fine $1.00

Sudan 100 pounds 1989 (Pick 44b) 100 pounds, 1989 (Pick 44b) brown, green and purple on pink and green, University of Khartoum at left, reverse with Bank of Sudan at centre, uncirculated $4.90

Sudan 5 pounds 1991 (Pick 45) 420 five pounds, 1991 (Pick 45), red, orange and violet on multicolour, obverse featuring village cattle at left, reverse red and orange with bank building at centre, crisp flat uncirculated $2.90 Consecutive numbers available

Sudan 10 pounds 1991 Pick 46 10 pounds, 1991 (P46), black and deep green on multicolour, obverse has city gateway at left, reverse with bank building at centre, crisp flat uncirculated $3.70

Sudan 20 pounds 1991 Pick 47 20 pounds, 1991 (P47), purple and light green on multicolour both sides, obverse featuring sailing boat at left, reverse (shown) with bank building at centre, crisp flat uncirculated $4.20

Sudan 50 pound 1999 (Pick 48) 50 pound 1999 (Pick 48) brown and orange on multicolour, columns along pool at National Museum at left, reverse brown on pink with bank building at centre, crisp flat uncirculated $4.50

Sudan 5 dinars 1993 Pick 51 specimen 5 dinars, 1993 (P51), SPECIMEN number 001059, serial number GA0000000, dark brown and red-orange on pastel multicolour with People's Palace at right, reverse tan on multicolour with sunflowers, rare, crisp flat uncirculated $119.00

Sudan 5 dinars 1993 Pick 51 5 dinars, 1993 (Pick 51), dark brown and red-orange on pastel multicolour with People's Palace at right, reverse tan on multicolour with sunflowers, crisp flat uncirculated $3.30 Consecutive numbers available

Sudan 10 dinars 1993 Pick 52 specimen 10 dinars, 1993 (Pick 52), SPECIMEN number 0001086, serial number HA0000000, deep red and dark brown on pastel multicolour with People's Palace at right, reverse red on multicolour with domed building and tower, rare, crisp flat uncirculated $129.00

Sudan 10 dinars 1993 Pick 52 10 dinars, 1993 (Pick 52), deep red and dark brown on pastel multicolour with People's Palace at right, reverse red on multicolour with domed building and tower, crisp flat uncirculated $5.20

Sudan 25 dinars 1992 Pick 53 25 dinars, 1992 (Pick 53b), brownish black and green on multicolour with People's Palace at right, reverse greens and brown on multicolour with circular design, crisp flat uncirculated $7.30

Sudan 50 dinars 1992 Pick 54 50 dinars, 1992 (Pick 54b), type I fractional serials, shades of blue both sides, obverse featuring people's palace at lower right, reverse (shown) with 50 at centre, crisp flat uncirculated $7.80

Sudan 100 dinars 1994 Pick 56 100 dinars, 1994 (Pick 56), black and deep brown-violet on pastel multicolour with People's Palace at right, reverse tan on multicolour with large building, crisp flat uncirculated $4.80

Sudan 200 dinars 1998 Pick 57 200 dinars, 1998 (Pick 57b), green and black on multicolour with People's Palace at right, reverse tan on multicolour with large building, crisp flat uncirculated $6.90

Sudan 500 dinars 1998 Pick 58 500 dinars, 1998 (Pick 58), red, black and blue on multicolour with People's Palace at right, reverse green and tan with oil rig and big building, crisp flat uncirculated $11.90

Sudan 1000 dinars 1996 Pick 59 1000 dinars, 1996 (Pick 59), green, yellow-brown and purple on multicolour with People's Palace at centre, reverse green and tan with big building, crisp flat uncirculated $19.50

Sudan 2000 dinars 2003 Pick 62 2000 dinars, 2003 (Pick 62), tan, blue, maroon and black on multicolour with People's Palace at right, reverse pink and tan with dam, oil rig and Bank of Sudan building, crisp flat uncirculated $38.50

Sudan 5000 dinars 2003 Pick 63 5000 dinars, 2003 (P63), dark blue, orange and purple on multicolour with People's Palace at right, reverse pink, blue and green with sail boat and Bank of Sudan building. crisp flat uncirculated $63.00

Sudan 1 pound 2006 Pick 64 one pound, 2006 (Pick 64), brown, yellow and light green both sides, obverse featuring dove and modern buildings, reverse (shown) with two doves, crisp flat uncirculated $3.90

Sudan 2 pounds 2006 (Pick 65) 2 Sudanese pounds, July 9 2006 (Pick 65), shades of blue both sides, obverse featuring traditional pottery at centre right, reverse with musical instruments crisp flat uncirculated $5.80

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Swaziland

Swaziland 2 emalengini 1987 Pick 13 2 emalengini, 1987 (Pick 13), dark brown and orange with multicolour both sides, featuring portrait of young King Mswati III at left and arms at lower centre, reverse with native birds and animals at a river, crisp flat uncirculated $9.50

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Tanzania

Tanzania 500 shilingi, 2003 (Pick 35) 500 shilingi, 2003 (Pick 35) green and blue on multicolour, buffalo at right, reverse with hospital and a background field of sailing boats, slightly crinkly paper as issued, uncirculated $2.50

Tanzania 500 shilingi, 2010 (Pick 40) 500 shilingi, 2010 (Pick 40) dark green and grey on light green and multicolour, Abeid Amani Karume at centre, reverse with modern hospital and group of academics, as issued, crisp flat uncirculated $1.90 Consecutive numbers available

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Tripolitania: See Libya, above

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Uganda

Uganda 5 shillings 1966 (Pick 1) 5 shillings, 1966 (Pick 1) dark blue on multicolour with value at centre and arms at right, reverse with river and waterfall, corner fold barely visible, else perfect, virtually uncirculated $17.50

Uganda 20 shillings 1966 (Pick 3) 20 shillings, 1966 (Pick 3) purple on pastel multicolour underprint, arms at left, reverse same colours with scene of native birds and animals, as issued, crisp flat uncirculated $12.50 Consecutive numbers available

Uganda 100 shillings 1966 (Pick 5) 100 shillings, 1966 (Pick 5) green on pastel underprint, crowned crane at left, reverse with modern building at right, crisp flat uncirculated $16.50 Consecutive numbers available

Uganda 5 shillings 1979 Pick 10 5 shillings, 1979 (Pick 10), Blue with multicolour both sides, featuring Bank of Uganda at left and arms at lower right, reverse with woman picking coffee beans, crisp flat uncirculated $4.50

Uganda 5 shillings 1982 Pick 15 5 shillings, 1982 (Pick15), Green with multicolour both sides, featuring national arms at upper leftover a map of Uganda and Bank of Uganda arms at lower right, reverse with woman picking coffee beans, crisp flat uncirculated $5.90

Uganda 1000 shillings 1986 (Pick 26) 1000 shillings, 1986 (Pick 26), Red on multicolour both sides, featuring national arms at left and Bank of Uganda arms at lower right, reverse with parliament building crisp flat uncirculated $4.80

Uganda 5 shillings 1987 Pick 27 5 shillings, 1987 (Pick 27), Brown with multicolour both sides, featuring national arms at upper left, map at upper centre and Bank of Uganda arms at right, reverse with birds and animals at a waterhole, crisp flat uncirculated $4.50

Uganda 10 shillings 1987 Pick 28 10 shillings, 1987 (Pick 28), Green with multicolour both sides, featuring national arms at upper left, map at upper centre and Bank of Uganda arms at lower right, reverse with rural scene with cattle, bananas and a canoe, crisp flat uncirculated $4.50

Uganda 20 shillings 1987 (Pick 29) 20 shillings, 1987 (Pick 29b) purple, blue-black and violet on multicolour, with coat of arms at left, reverse with modern buildings, no reverse imprint, crisp flat uncirculated $5.50

Uganda 100 shillings 1988 Pick 31 100 shillings, 1988 (P31b), Dark blue with multicolour both sides, featuring national arms at upper left and Bank of Uganda arms at right, reverse with High Court building with clock tower at centre. Lightest crinkles from handling in collections, almost uncirculated $4.50

100 shillings, 1988 (P31b), Dark blue with multicolour both sides, as above, extremely fine $2.50

Uganda 2000 shillings, 2010 (Pick 50A) 2000 shillings, 2010 (Pick 50A) dark blue, light blue and multicolour, lake scene at centre, ascending serials, serials AA, as issued, crisp flat uncirculated $3.70 Consecutive numbers available

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West African States

West Africa 500 francs 1997 (Pick 110Ag) 500 francs, 1997 (Pick 110Ag) dark brown and dark green on multicolour, flood control weir at centre, man in traditional headdress at right, reverse with farmer riding a spray rig, signature 28, 10 digit serial number, letter A, hence issued in Ivory Coast, crisp flat uncirculated $14.50

West Africa 5000 francs 2002 (Pick 213Bl) 5000 francs 2002 (Pick 213Bl) Issued in Benin (Dahomey), signature 31, blue and brown on multicolour, women with hair adorned woth cowrie shells at right, reverse multicolour with women and children with pottery, rare, good extremely fine $42.50

West African States 1000 francs 2012 (Pick 715k) 1000 francs, 2012 (Pick 715k) red-brown on red and multicolour with symbols of traditional art and science, reverse with two camels, crisp flat uncirculated $4.90

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Zaire

Zaire 10 zaires 1974 (Pick 23a) 10 zaires, 22 June 1974 (Pick 23a), large format note, dark brown and blue on multicolour, President Mobutu at left, reverse multicolour with hand holding torch at centre, uncirculated $58.50 Consecutive numbers available

10 zaires, 30 June 1972 (Pick 23a), large format note, as above, earlier date, first year, used condition but highly collectable, very fine $17.50

Zaire 500 NZ 1989 (Pick 34) 500 zaires, 1989 (Pick 34) brown, green and orange on multicolour with President Mobutu at right, leopard at lower left, signature 7, reverse with suspension bridge, light crinkles and centre fold only, near uncirculated, good extremely fine $3.50

Zaire 2000 NZ, 1991 (Pick 36) 2000 NZ, 1991 (Pick 36) purple and peach on multicolour with President Mobutu at right and leopard at lower left, reverse same colours with men fishing with stick nets at left and carved figure at right, crisp flat uncirculated $4.70 Consecutive numbers available

Zaire 2000 NZ 1991 specimen (Pick 36s) 2000 nouveux zaires, 1 October 1991 (Pick 36s) SPECIMEN, serial A 00000000 A, specimen no 0001397, signature 8, specimen number 0001367, purple and peach on multicolour with President Mobutu at right and leopard at lower left, reverse same colours with men fishing with stick nets at left and carved figure at right, printer HdMZ, rare, from the Ibrahim Salem Collection of Africa, Spink Auction, London, October 2013, crisp flat uncirculated $29.50

Zaire 10 NZ 1993 Pick 49 10 nouveux zaires, 24 June1993 (Pick 49) green on multicolour with President Mobutu at right, leopard at lower left, signature 9, somewhat bizarre reverse with flowers, elephant tusk, factory and pyramids, crisp flat uncirculated $2.50

Zaire 50 NZ 1993 Pick 51 50 nouveux zaires, 24 June1993 (Pick 51) brown-orange on light green and multicolour with President Mobutu at right, leopard at lower left, signature 9, reverse with chieftain at left, men fishing with stick nets at centre, crisp flat uncirculated $2.50

Zaire 1 NZ 1993 Pick 52 One nouveau zaire, 1993 (Pick 52) blue and purple on pink and multicolour, with President Mobutu at right, leopard at lower left, reverse same colours with bank building, crisp flat uncirculated $3.50

Zaire 10 NZ 1993 (Pick 54) 10 NZ, 1993 (Pick 54) grey on blue and green with President Mobutu at right and leopard at lower left, reverse same colours with large government building, as issued, crisp flat uncirculated $2.70 Consecutive numbers available

Zaire 100 NZ 1993 specimen Pick 58as 215 100 nouveux zaires, 24 June1993 (Pick 58as) SPECIMEN, serial G 00000000 A, signature 9, specimen number 0540, blue and purple on aqua and pale blue with President Mobutu at right, reverse same colours with suspension bridge, printer GDM, extremely rare, from the Ibrahim Salem Collection of Africa, Spink Auction, London, October 2013, crisp flat uncirculated $245.00

Zaire 50 NZ 1994 specimen Pick 59s 50 nouveux zaires, 15 February 1994 (Pick 59s) SPECIMEN, serial F 00000000 P, signature 10, specimen number 0001367, red and red-brown on pink and pale blue with President Mobutu at right, reverse same colours with hydroelectric dam, printer HdMZ, rare, from the Ibrahim Salem Collection of Africa, Spink Auction, London, October 2013, crisp flat uncirculated $29.50

Zaire 200 NZ 1994 specimen Pick 61s 200 nouveux zaires, 15 February 1994 (Pick 61s) SPECIMEN, serial L 00000000 A, signature 10, specimen number 0472, deep olive-brown on orange and multicolour with President Mobutu at right, reverse same colours with men fishing with stick nets, printer HdMZ, the word SPECIMEN in solid sans serif red type both sides, rare, from the Ibrahim Salem Collection of Africa, Spink Auction, London, October 2013, crisp flat uncirculated $29.50

Zaire 200 NZ 1994 specimen Pick 62s 200 nouveux zaires, 15 February 1994 (Pick 62s) SPECIMEN, serial L 00000000 F, signature 10, specimen number 0437, deep olive-brown on orange and multicolour with President Mobutu at right, reverse same colours with men fishing with stick nets, printer GDM [the only difference from Pick 61], the word SPECIMEN in light serif red type both sides, extremely rare, from the Ibrahim Salem Collection of Africa, Spink Auction, London, October 2013, crisp flat uncirculated $195.00

Zaire 500 NZ 1995 specimen Pick 65s 500 nouveux zaires, 30 January 1995 (Pick 65s) SPECIMEN, serial A 00000000 A, signature 11, specimen number 0125, blue on ochre and multicolour with President Mobutu at right, reverse same colours with large value at centre, printer HdMZ, the word SPECIMEN in solid sans serif red type both sides, rare, from the Ibrahim Salem Collection of Africa, Spink Auction, London, October 2013, crisp flat uncirculated $34.50

Zaire 500 000 NZ 1996 specimen Pick 78s 500 000 nouveux zaires, 25 October 1996 (Pick 78s) SPECIMEN, serial J 00000000 A, signature 11, specimen number 0324, green and lime green on multicolour with President Mobutu at right, reverse same colours with map of Zaire at left and family in a canoe cetre right, the word SPECIMEN in light serif red type both sides, rare, from the Ibrahim Salem Collection of Africa, Spink Auction, London, October 2013, crisp flat uncirculated $47.50

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Zambia

Zambia 1 kwacha 1980 Pick 23a one kwacha, 1980-88 (Pick 23a), signature 5, dark brown on pink and multicolour with fish eagle at centre left and President Kaunda at right, black on pastels reverse with workers picking cotton. crisp flat uncirculated $24.50

Zambia 2 kwacha 1980 Pick 24c 2 kwacha, 1980-88 (Pick 24c), signature 7, olive green on multicolour both sides, obverse with fish eagle at centre left and President Kaunda at right, reverse with teacher and student at left and school at centre. crisp flat uncirculated $11.50

Zambia 5 kwacha Pick 25c 5 kwacha, 1980-88 (Pick 25c), signature 6, brown on multicolour both sides, obverse with fish eagle at centre left and President Kaunda at right, reverse with hydroelectric dam. crisp flat uncirculated $16.50

5 kwacha, 1980-88 (Pick 25d), signature 7, as above, crisp flat uncirculated $13.50

Zambia 10 kwacha Pick 26e 210 10 kwacha, 1980-88 (Pick 26e), signature 7, blue, green and black on multicolour both sides, obverse with fish eagle at centre left and President Kaunda at right, reverse with bank building, rare in flawless condition, from the Ibrahim Salem Collection of Africa, Spink Auction, London, October 2013, crisp flat uncirculated $24.00

Zambia 20 kwacha Pick 27e 215 20 kwacha, 1980-88 (Pick 27e), signature 7, green on pink and multicolour both sides, obverse with fish eagle at centre left and President Kaunda at right, reverse with woman carrying basket and pole, rare in flawless condition, from the Ibrahim Salem Collection of Africa, Spink Auction, London, October 2013, crisp flat uncirculated $36.00

Zambia 50 kwacha 1986 P28a 50 kwacha, 1986-88 (Pick 28a), signature 7, purple, violet and multicolour with fish eagle at centre left and President Kaunda at right, red and purple reverse with chainbreaker statue at left and modern building at centre, crisp flat uncirculated $4.50

50 kwacha, 1986-88 (Pick 28a), signature 7, as above, light crinkles and centre fold only, almost extremely fine $2.50

50 kwacha, 1986-88 (Pick 28a), signature 7, as above, a couple of folds and some crinkles, but crisp and clean, very fine $2.50

50 kwacha, 1986-88 (Pick 28a), signature 7, as above, well-used but no damage at all, very good $1.50

Zambia 2 kwacha 1989 Pick 29 specimen 2 kwacha, 1989 (Pick 29s) SPECIMEN, serial A/A 00000000, signature 8, brown and multicolour with President Kaunda at right, brown and multicolour reverse with with chainbreaker statue at left, crisp flat uncirculated $68.50

Zambia 5 kwacha 1989 Pick 30 specimen 5 kwacha, 1989 (Pick 30s) SPECIMEN, serial A/A 00000000, signature 8, brown and red and multicolour with President Kaunda at right, brown and multicolour reverse with with chainbreaker statue at left, crisp flat uncirculated $69.50

Zambia 10 kwacha 1989 Pick 31b 10 kwacha, 1989 (Pick 31b) signature 9, black, dark blue and red-violet on multicolour with President Kaunda at right, blue and multicolour reverse with with chainbreaker statue at left, crisp flat uncirculated $6.50

Zambia 20 kwacha 1989 Pick 32 specimen 20 kwacha, 1989-91 (Pick 32s) SPECIMEN, serial A/A 00000000, signature 8, green, brown and blue and multicolour with President Kaunda at right, green reverse with with chainbreaker statue at left, crisp flat uncirculated $94.50

Zambia 50 kwacha 1989 Pick 33 specimen 50 kwacha, 1989-91 (Pick 33s) SPECIMEN, serial A/A 00000000, signature 8, purple and burgundy and multicolour with President Kaunda at right, green reverse with with chainbreaker statue at left, crisp flat uncirculated $98.50

Zambia 100 kwacha 1991 Pick 34 specimen 100 kwacha, 1991 (Pick 34s) SPECIMEN, serial AA 00000000, signature 9, purple and multicolour with President Kaunda at right, green reverse with with chainbreaker statue at left, crisp flat uncirculated $92.50

Zambia 500 kwacha Pick 35 specimen 500 kwacha, 1991 (Pick 35s) SPECIMEN, serial AA 00000000, signature 9, orange, brown and multicolour with President Kaunda at right, green reverse with with chainbreaker statue at left, crisp flat uncirculated $105.00

Zambia 20 kwacha Pick 36a 20 kwacha, 1992 (Pick 36a), signature 10, green and multicolour with fish eagle at right, brown and green reverse with State House at Lusaka at centre, crisp flat uncirculated $4.50

Zambia 20 kwacha 1992 Pick 36b 20 kwacha, 1992 (Pick 36b), signature 11, green and multicolour with fish eagle at right, brown and green reverse with State House at Lusaka at centre. Used with small spots of brown stain and tiny top edge nick, else: good fine $1.50

Zambia 50 kwacha Pick 37 50 kwacha, 1992 (Pick 37a), signature 10, red and multicolour with fish eagle at right, red and multicolour reverse with zebra at left and chainbreaker statue at centre right, crisp flat uncirculated $6.50

Zambia 50 kwacha P37 pair 215 50 kwacha, 2008 (Pick 37), signature 12, red and multicolour with fish eagle at right, red and multicolour reverse with zebra at left and chainbreaker statue at centre right. From original bundle straight from the printers, as issued, crisp flat uncirculated $1.90 Consecutive numbers available

Zambia 1000 kwacha 2001 Pick 40 1000 kwacha, 2001 (Pick 40b), signature 11, red-violet and multicolour with fish eagle at right, orange and green reverse with chainbreaker statue at right and tractor working in field at centre. Used but no flaws at all, very fine $3.50

Zambia 2 kwacha 2015 (Pick 49) 2 kwacha, 2015 (Pick 49) grey, red and blue on multicolour with fish eagle at right, reverse with roan antelope, as issued, crisp flat uncirculated $1.00 Consecutive numbers available

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Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe 5 dollars 1997 Pick 5a 5 dollars, 1997 (Pick 5a), Brown, red-orange and purple, featuring balancing rock formation, reverse terraced hills, light brown reverse (litho), crisp flat uncirculated $4.50

5 dollars, 1997 (Pick 5b), Brown, red-orange and purple, as above, dark brown reverse (intaglio), crisp flat uncirculated $4.50

Zimbabwe 10 dollars 1997 Pick 6 210 10 dollars, 1997 (Pick 6), Brown, pink and green, featuring balancing rock formation, reverse brown and green with Chilolo cliffs, crisp flat uncirculated $4.00

10 dollars, 1997 (Pick 6), Brown, pink and green, as above, just the lightest edge crinkles from handling at the bank, virtually uncirculated $2.00

10 dollars, 1997 (Pick 6), Brown, pink and green, as above, good fine $1.00

Zimbabwe 20 dollars 1997 Pick 7 20 dollars, 1997 (Pick 7), Blue, green and purple both sides, featuring obverse balancing rock formation, reverse waterfall, crisp flat uncirculated $5.00

20 dollars, 1997 (Pick 7), Blue, green and purple both sides, as above, good extremely fine $2.50

Zimbabwe 50 dollars 1994 Pick 8 50 dollars, 1994 (Pick 8), Brown, olive and red featuring balancing rock formation, reverse Zimbabwe ruins. crisp flat uncirculated $6.50

50 dollars, 1994 (Pick 8), brown, olive and red featuring balancing rock formation, as above, good extremely fine $2.00

Zimbabwe 100 dollars 1995 Pick 9 100 dollars, 1995 (Pick 9), brownish black and purple on multicolour, featuring balancing rock formation, reverse Kariba dam and reservoir, crisp flat uncirculated $8.50

Zimbabwe 500 dollars 2001 Pick 10 500 dollars, 2001 (Pick 10), black and red on green and multicolour, with foil security strip at left, featuring balancing rock formation, reverse red and black with Hwange power station, crisp flat uncirculated $12.50

Zimbabwe 500 dollars 2001 Pick 11 500 dollars, 2001 (Pick 11a), dark brown and green on pink and multicolour, without foil security strip at left, featuring balancing rock formation, reverse Hwange power station, crisp flat uncirculated $5.50

Zimbabwe 10 000 dollars 2004 Pick 22 210 10 000 dollars, issued 15 September 2003 (Pick 22), bearer cheque, signature 7, pink-red on pastel underprint both sides, rare in flawless condition, from the Ibrahim Salem Collection of Africa, Spink Auction, London, October 2013, crisp flat uncirculated $55.00

Zimbabwe 20 000 dollars 2005 Pick 23 20 000 dollars, issued 1 December 2003 (Pick 23f), bearer cheque, signature 8 Dr G Gono, Governor, light tan on pastel underprint both sides, RBZ in watermark, flawless condition, from the Ibrahim Salem Collection of Africa, Spink Auction, London, October 2013, crisp flat uncirculated $35.00

Zimbabwe 50 000 dollars Pick 29 50 000 dollars, issued 1 February 2006 (Pick 29), bearer cheque, signature 8 Dr G Gono/Governor, purple on pastel green underprint, reverse purple with waterfall, RBZ in watermark, no printer, very rare in flawless condition, from the Ibrahim Salem Collection of Africa, Spink Auction, London, October 2013, crisp flat uncirculated $48.50

Zimbabwe 20 dollars 2006 Pick 40 20 dollars, 2006 (Pick 40), bearer cheque, red on pastel underprint both sides, crisp flat uncirculated $2.00 Consecutive numbers available

Zimbabwe 200 000 dollars, 2008 (Pick 49) 200 000 dollars, 2008 (Pick 49) brown on pastel multicolour, intricate geometric pattern, reverse with power station, crisp flat uncirculated $2.50 Consecutive numbers available

Zimbabwe 500 000 dollars 2008 (Pick 51) 500 000 dollars, 2008 (Pick 51) green on pastel multicolour, intricate geometric pattern, reverse with elephants, crisp flat uncirculated $3.50

Zim one million dollars, 2008 (Pick 53) one million dollars, 2008 (Pick 53) brown on pastel multicolour, intricate geometric pattern, reverse with women working in traditional village, serials AA, crisp flat uncirculated $4.90

Zim 10 million dollars, 2008 (Pick 55) 10 million dollars, 2008 (Pick 55) red-brown on pastel multicolour, intricate geometric pattern, reverse with fish and reservoir, rare, crisp flat uncirculated $19.50

Zim 25 million dollars, 2008 (Pick 56) 25 million dollars, 2008 (Pick 56) dark green on pastel multicolour, intricate geometric pattern, reverse with with Harare and freedom flame monument, serials AA, crisp flat uncirculated $6.50

Zim 50 million dollars, 2008 (Pick 57) 50 million dollars, 2008 (Pick 57) purple on pastel multicolour, intricate geometric pattern, reverse with elephants, serial AA, crisp flat uncirculated $6.80

Zimbabwe 500 mill 2008 Pick 60 500 million dollars, 2008 (Pick 60), bearer cheque, red on pastel underprint both sides, as issued, crisp flat uncirculated $8.50

500 million dollars, 2008 (Pick 60), bearer cheque, red on pastel underprint both sides, good extremely fine $4.50

Zimbabwe 5 billion dollars, 2008 (Pick 61) 5 billion dollars special agro-cheque, 15 May 2008 (Pick 61) purple on brown and purple underprint, reverse with large grain silos, crisp flat uncirculated $5.50 Consecutive numbers available

Zimbabwe 500 000 dollars 2008 Pick 76 500 000 dollars, 2008 (Pick 76), olive green and brown on pastel green underprint both sides, as issued, crisp flat uncirculated $3.80 Consecutive numbers available

500 000 dollars, 2008 (Pick 76), olive green and brown on pastel green underprint both sides, just the slightest crinkles from handling at the bank, virtually uncirculated $2.00

Zim 100 million dollars, 2008 (Pick 80) 100 million dollars, 2008 (Pick 80) red on pastel multicolour, featuring balancing rock formation, reverse with mountains of grain and grain silos, serials AA, crisp flat uncirculated $5.50

Zim 200 million dollars, 2008 (Pick 81) 200 million dollars, 2008 (Pick 81) brown on green, featuring balancing rock formation, reverse with building at left and memorial statue at right, serials AA. crisp flat uncirculated $7.50

Zim one billion dollars, 2008 (Pick 83) one billion dollars, 2008 (Pick 83) deep green on pastel multicolour, featuring balancing rock formation, reverse with palm trees on a hillside and elephant, serials AA, crisp flat uncirculated $5.50

Zim 5 billion dollars, 2008 (Pick 84) 5 billion dollars, 2008 (Pick 84) red-brown on pastel blue and multicolour, featuring balancing rock formation, reverse with tractor and milking shed, crisp flat uncirculated $5.90

Zim 10 billion dollars, 2008 (Pick 85) 10 billion dollars, 2008 (Pick 85) blue on pastel multicolour, featuring balancing rock formation, reverse with reservoir and underground miner, serials AA, crisp flat uncirculated $6.70

Zim 20 billion dollars, 2008 (Pick 86) 20 billion dollars, 2008 (Pick 86) dark green on pastel multicolour, featuring balancing rock formation, reverse with ancient brick tower and palm trees on a hillside, crisp flat uncirculated $6.90 Consecutive numbers available

Zim 10 trillion dollars, 2008 (Pick 88) 10 trillion dollars, 2008 (Pick 88) olive green on pastel multicolour, featuring balancing rock formation, reverse with modern city skyscraper and ancient brick tower, serials AA, crisp flat uncirculated $9.50

Zim 20 trillion dollars, 2008 (Pick 89) 20 trillion dollars, 2008 (Pick 89) red-brown on pastel multicolour, featuring balancing rock formation, reverse with underground miner and grain silos, serials AA, rare, crisp flat uncirculated $29.50

Zim 50 trillion dollars, 2008 (Pick 90) 50 trillion dollars, 2008 (Pick 90), brown on green, featuring balancing rock formation, reverse with reservoir at left and elephant at right, serials AA. This is one of the highest denomination notes ever printed. crisp flat uncirculated $12.50

Zimbabwe 20 dollars, 2009 (Pick 95) 20 dollars, 2009 (Pick 95) purple on blue, balancing rock formation at left, reverse with power plant, serials AA, as issued, crisp flat uncirculated $1.00 Consecutive numbers available

Zimbabwe 100 dollars, 2009 (Pick 97) 100 dollars, 2009 (Pick 97) brown on light tan, balancing rock formation at left, reverse with Harare and freedom flame monument, serials AA, crisp flat uncirculated $6.50

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