As a collector of paper money I have a strong preference for 'beautiful money'. A colorful design with lots of details showing is what I like to add to my collection. No matter what its value is. Now Costa Rica will be issuing new banknotes soon. Three new banknotes which would be a great addition to any collection of beautiful money. The banknotes with a nominal value of 5000, 10.000 en 50.000 Colon will enter circulation on August 27.
The new notes are part of the very nice looking series with which Costa Rica has spoiled us collectors. Already issued are the 1000, 2000 en 20.000 Colones. The complete series is here for your enjoyment:
Source: Banknote News
So here's something I bet you didn't know: the color green which is used for this blog (look on the left and right side of your screen) is the same green used in US dollar banknotes. If you use CSS you can find the color using hexcode #8C9566.
As mentioned earlier Thailand has issued two new commemorative banknotes. The prettiest of the two, the 80 Baht commemorating the 80th birthday of the queen, has arrived.
The folder accompanying the banknote, has the same golden design as the commemorative 100 Baht which was issued for the birthday of the king in 2011.
The next Papermoney Fair Maastricht is due for its autumn edition. The 29th and 30th of September collectors can visit the usual location in Valkenburg a/d Geul. At this moment 116 traders have signed up. More info about the event can be found on this website.
Vacation is almost over so that means friends and colleagues will return home from strange countries far away and hopefully bring something nice for me. That's exactly what happened this week when I could add the 150th country to my collection: Switzerland.
Well, that's neither far nor strange but it's still a nice number.
This week I bought a bunch of new banknotes which also meant three new countries for my collection. Just one more to the magical number 150! I'm also happy to report that my collection of commemorative banknotes from Thailand has expanded. Hopefully I'm able to add another one of those Thai beauties to my collection, like the one I wrote about recently.
The harvest this week:
- Trinidad and Tobago with 10 Dollars (P49).
- In the Carribean a group of small islands has formed the Eastern Carribean States with common banknotes and coins (sort of like a tropical Euro). I've added a 5 Dollar (P47) to my collection. The serial number starts with an A so that means my note belongs to the island of Antigua.
- A former part of our Kingdom which was still missing from my collection is the Netherlands Antilles. A note of 1 Gulden (P20a) is now also present.
- My collection of Thai banknotes has grown with two more banknotes. The first one is a commemorative note of 100 Baht (P110) issued in 2002. The second one is the 50 Baht (Pnew) which was issued in 2012.