Leeward Islands

British America thematic catalog of The Banknote Book is now available

 The Banknote Book British America cover
The British America thematic catalog of The Banknote Book is now available for sale at US$39.99, a 60% discount off the normal cost of puchasing the component chapters separately.

This 204-page catalog covers notes of British America (Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Caribbean Territories, British Guiana, British Honduras, Cayman Islands, East Caribbean States, Falkland Islands, Jamaica, Leeward Islands, Saint Lucia, and Trinidad and Tobago). Published 14 March 2014.

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  • Security features described in full
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  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
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  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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Leeward Islands chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

Leeward Islands

The Leeward Islands chapter of The Banknote Book is now available as a free download.

At the time of initial publication, this 2-page catalog covers every note (7 types and varieties, including 5 notes unlisted in the SCWPM) issued by the Government of the Leeward Islands in 1921.

Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and background information, full-color images, and accurate valuations. The Banknote Book also features:
  • Sharp color images of note’s front and back without overlap
  • Face value or date of demonetization if no longer legal tender
  • Specific identification of all vignette elements
  • Security features described in full
  • Printer imprint reproduced exactly as on note
  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Red stars highlight the many notes missing from the SCWPM
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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Leeward Islands rare 10-shilling note #1 sold for $18,000

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Lockdales, Eastern England's premier coin dealers and auctioneers of collectables, sold a Leeward Islands 10-shilling note on Saturday 14 July 2012 for £10,000 (US$18,000, including buyer's premium). There are only two denominations for the Leeward Islands, both dated 1st January 1921. Rare in any form, this note is unique in that it is prefix A/1 serial number 00001.

Chris Elmy of Lockdales said: “Its current owners are descendants of former Auditor General of Antigua, William Douglas Auchinleck,” whose fascimile signature appears on this note, along with that of Francis W. Griffiths, both signing as COMMISSIONERS OF CURRENCY. On the back of the note "Issued 6 - 7 - 21" is written in pencil.