5 tala (US$1.95)  Red. Front: English and Samoan text; beach. Back: English and Samoan text; Robert Louis Stevenson’s former house (current residence of head of state) in Vailima; coat of arms. Windowed security thread with demetalized CBS. Watermark: Malietoa Tanumafili II, electrotype CBS, and Cornerstones. Printer: (De La Rue). 139Read More…

According to a Reuters report dated 29 March 2008, Somalia’s central bank plans to revamp the country’s currency because of a flood of fake notes printed by warlords and businessmen. Addressing donors meeting in neighbouring Kenya, the bank’s director general, Sharif Mohamed Hassan, said “greedy” individuals had pumped counterfeit cashRead More…

B144 (P53): 1,000,000 dollars Brown. Front: English text; RBZ logo. Back: English text; village huts; two women pounding maize with poles. Solid security thread with demetalized RBZ. Watermark: Zimbabwe bird Type C and electrotype RBZ. Printer: (Fidelity Printers). 148 x 74 mm. Paper. a. 1st January 2008. Sig. 5: Gono.Read More…

B230 (P88): 100 krooni (US$7.10) Blue. Front: Estonian text; poet and playwright Lydia Koidula; nightingale bird from Koidula’s “Emajõe Ööbik” (The Nightingale of the Emajõgi River); bank logo. Back: Estonian text; lines from Koidula’s “Unenägu” (Dream); stormy waves crashing against a limestone cliff. Holographic stripe. Wide solid security thread withRead More…

Orange, brown, and blue. Front: English text; sand dollar as registration device; gold foil galleon; map; Columbus statue; Cecil Wallace-Whitfield. Back: English text; Junkanoo dancers; coat of arms. Solid security thread and 3-mm windowed security thread with demetalized BAHAMAS. Watermark: Cecil Wallace-Whitfield with electrotype 5 and Cornerstones. Printer: DE LARead More…