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1. China pick 860c: 1 Fen from 1953
(16173 hits)

1953. Brown on yellow-orange underprint. Produce truck at right. Arms at center on back. Two Roman control numerals only.

2. China pick 862b: 5 Fen from 1953
(15846 hits)

1953. Dark green on green underprint. Cargo ship at right. Arms at center on back. Roman control numerals only.

3. China pick 460: 50 Cents from 1936
(15744 hits)

1936. Blue. Agricultural occupations at left and right. Back: Hillside pagoda at center, goat head at right. Printer: TDLR. (S/M #C290-40).

4. China pick 879a: 10 Yuan from 1965
(15624 hits)

1965. Black on multicolored underprint. Representatives of the National Assembly at center. Palace gate at left on back. Arms at right on back. Watermark: Great Hall with rays. Serial number prefix 3 Roman numerals.

5. China pick 877a: 1 Jiao from 1962
(15489 hits)

1962. Brown on multicolored underprint. Workers at left. Arms at right on back. Back brown on green and light orange underprint. Without watermark.

6. China pick 879b: 10 Yuan from 1965
(15255 hits)

1965. Black on multicolored underprint. Representatives of the National Assembly at center. Palace gate at left on back. Arms at right on back. Watermark: Great Hall with rays. Serial number prefix 2 Roman numerals.

7. China pick 878c: 2 Jiao from 1962
(15144 hits)

1962. Green. Bridge over Yangtze River at left. Arms at right on back. Engraved face. Serial number prefix two Roman numerals.

8. China pick 861a: 2 Fen from 1953
(15061 hits)

1953. Dark blue on light blue underprint. Airplane at right. Arms at center on back. Roman control numerals and serial number.

9. China pick 860a: 1 Fen from 1953
(14988 hits)

1953. Brown on yellow-orange underprint. Produce truck at right. Arms at center on back. Roman control numerals and serial number.

10. China pick 877c: 1 Jiao from 1962
(14892 hits)

1962. Brown on multicolored underprint. Workers at left. Arms at right on back. Back brown on green and light orange underprint. Serial number prefix three blue Roman numerals. Without watermark.

11. China pick 862a: 5 Fen from 1953
(14471 hits)

1953. Dark green on green underprint. Cargo ship at right. Arms at center on back. Roman control numerals and serial number.

12. China pick 883a: 5 Jiao from 1980
(14467 hits)

1980. Purple and red-violet on multicolored underprint. Miao and Zhuang children at left. Back: brown-violet on multicolored underprint; arms at center on back.

13. China pick 880c: 5 Jiao from 1972
(14295 hits)

1972. Purple and multicolored. Women working in textile factory. Arms at right on back. Lithographed face. Serial number prefix three Roman numerals. Without watermark.

14. China pick 881a: 1 Jiao from 1980
(13852 hits)

1980. Brown and dark brown on multicolored underprint. Two Taiwanese men at left. Arms at center on back.

15. China pick 860b: 1 Fen from 1953
(13380 hits)

1953. Brown on yellow-orange underprint. Produce truck at right. Arms at center on back. Three Roman control numerals only.

16. China pick 877f: 1 Jiao from 1962
(13137 hits)

1962. Brown on multicolored underprint. Workers at left. Arms at right on back. Back brown on green and light orange underprint. Serial number prefix two red Roman numerals. Back brown. Without watermark. Lithographed.

17. China pick 878a: 2 Jiao from 1962
(12884 hits)

1962. Green. Bridge over Yangtze River at left. Arms at right on back. Engraved face. Serial number prefix three Roman numerals.

18. China pick 861b: 2 Fen from 1953
(12857 hits)

1953. Dark blue on light blue underprint. Airplane at right. Arms at center on back. Roman control numerals only.

19. Spain pick 160a: 5000 Pesetas from 1979
(12629 hits)

23.10.1979 (1982). Brown and purple on multicolor underprint. Fleur-de-lis at center, King Juan Carlos I at right. Back: Royal Palace in Madrid at left center. Watermark: King Juan Carlos I. Printer: FNMT.

20. China pick 877d: 1 Jiao from 1962
(12532 hits)

1962. Brown on multicolored underprint. Workers at left. Arms at right on back. Back brown on green and light orange underprint. Serial number prefix two blue Roman numerals. Without watermark.

21. Spain pick 151: 1000 Pesetas from 1965
(12532 hits)

19.11.1965 (1971). Green on multicolor underprint. San Isidoro at left. Back: Imaginary figure with basilica behind. Watermark: San Isidoro. Printer: FNMT.

22. China pick 877b: 1 Jiao from 1962
(12509 hits)

1962. Brown on multicolored underprint. Workers at left. Arms at right on back. Back brown on green and light orange underprint. Watermark: stars.

23. China pick 880a: 5 Jiao from 1972
(12106 hits)

1972. Purple and multicolored. Women working in textile factory. Arms at right on back. Engraved bank title and denomination. Serial number prefix three Roman numerals. Watermark: stars.

24. China pick 878b: 2 Jiao from 1962
(11933 hits)

1962. Green. Bridge over Yangtze River at left. Arms at right on back. Lithographed face. Serial number prefix three Roman numerals.

25. Bulgaria pick 99: 100 Leva from 1989
(10732 hits)

1989. Purple on lilac underprint. Arms at left center. Horseman with two dogs at center right on back. Watermark: rampant lion. This note carries the name of the Bulgarian Peoples Republic, which is probably the reason why it was not released. An estimated 500-600 pieces were liberated from the recycling process.

26. Spain pick 115a: 1000 Pesetas from 1938
(10590 hits)

20.5.1938. Blue and red. Arms in underprint. Back: Historic picture. Printer: G&D.

27. Spain pick 108a: 1 Peseta from 1938
(10536 hits)

30.4.1938. Brown on green underprint. Arms at left. Like p107. Back: Purple. Printer: Coen, Milano.

28. Spain pick 123a: 5 Pesetas from 1940
(10476 hits)

4.9.1940. Dark brown and blue-green on orange and green underprint. Arms at left, palace of Segovia at right. Back: Blue and green. Printer: G&D.

29. Spain pick 111a: 25 Pesetas from 1938
(10286 hits)

20.5.1938. Green and pink. Arms in underprint. Back: Church in Seville. Printer: G&D.

30. Spain pick 155: 5000 Pesetas from 1976
(8846 hits)

6.2.1976 (1978). Purple and brown on multicolor underprint. King Carlos III at right. Back: Museum of Prado in Madrid at left center. Watermark: King Carlos III.

31. Spain pick 113a: 100 Pesetas from 1938
(8785 hits)

20.5.1938. Lilac-brown and orange. Arms in underprint. Back: House of Cordón. Printer: G&D.

32. West African States pick 2a: 100 Francs from 1959
(8718 hits)

23.4.1959. ND. Dark brown, orange and multicolor. Mask at left, woman at right. Back: Woman at left, carving at lower center. Watermark: Women's head. Signature(s): 1.

33. Spain pick 149a: 1000 Pesetas from 1957
(8690 hits)

29.11.1957 (1958). Green. Reyes Católicos at center. Back: Arms. Printer: FNMT.

34. West African States pick 102Ae: 500 Francs from 1959
(8481 hits)

A for Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast). 1959-1964; ND. Brown, green and multicolor. Field workers at left, mask carving at right. Back: Woman at left, farmer on tractor at right.Watermark: Woman's head. Signature(s): 5.

35. West African States pick 2b: 100 Francs from 1959
(8471 hits)

1959; ND. Dark brown, orange and multicolor. Mask at left, woman at right. Back: Woman at left, carving at lower center. Watermark: Women's head. Signature(s): 5.

36. Spain pick 107a: 1 Peseta from 1938
(8398 hits)

28.2.1938. Brown on green underprint. Arms at left. Back: Purple. Printer: Coen, Milano.

37. Spain pick 112a: 50 Pesetas from 1938
(8346 hits)

20.5.1938. Red-brown and green. Arms in underprint. Back: Castle at Olite. Printer: G&D.

38. Spain pick 109a: 2 Pesetas from 1938
(8209 hits)

30.4.1938. Dark green on orange and lilac underprint. Gothic church in Burgos at left. Like p105. Printer: Coen, Milano.

39. Spain pick 74a: 25 Pesetas from 1928
(8154 hits)

15.8.1928. Blue and brown on multicolor underprint. Monument at center, Pedro Calderón de la Barca at right. Back: Lilac. Religious comedy scene. Watermark: Woman. Printer: BWC. Serial number without series letter, also Series A through 7,780,000.

40. West African States pick 5a: 5000 Francs from 1959
(8142 hits)

15.4.1959. Blue, brown and multicolor. Bearded man at left, building at center. Back: Woman, corn grinders and huts. Signature(s): 1.

41. Spain pick 110a: 5 Pesetas from 1938
(8012 hits)

10.8.1938. Green and red on light brown underprint. Arms in underprint. Printer: G&D.

42. Spain pick 114a: 500 Pesetas from 1938
(8012 hits)

20.5.1938. Yellow-green and lilac. Arms in underprint. Back: Cathedral. Printer: G&D.

43. West African States pick 101Ag: 100 Francs from 1961
(7935 hits)

A for Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast). 1961-1965; ND. Dark brown, orange and multicolor. Design like p201B. Signature(s): 5.

44. West African States pick 3a: 500 Francs from 1959
(7898 hits)

15.4.1959. Brown, green and multicolor. Men doing field work at left, mask carving at right. Back: Woman at left, farmer on tractor at right. Watermark: Woman's head. Signature(s): 1.

45. West African States pick 102Ak: 500 Francs from 1959
(7822 hits)

A for Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast). 1959-1964; ND. Brown, green and multicolor. Field workers at left, mask carving at right. Back: Woman at left, farmer on tractor at right. Watermark: Woman's head. Signature(s): 10.

46. West African States pick 101Af: 100 Francs from 1961
(7819 hits)

A for Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast). 1961-1965; ND. Dark brown, orange and multicolor. Design like p201B. Signature(s): 4.

47. West African States pick 101Ad: 100 Francs from 1964
(7816 hits)

A for Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast). 2.12.1964. ND. Dark brown, orange and multicolor. Design like p201B. Signature(s): 3.

48. West African States pick 4a: 1000 Francs from 1959
(7674 hits)

17.9.1959. Brown, blue and multicolor. Man and woman at center. Back: Man with rope suspension bridge in background and pineapples. Watermark: Man's head. Signature(s): 1.

49. West African States pick 102Aj: 500 Francs from 1959
(7505 hits)

A for Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast). 1959-1964; ND. Brown, green and multicolor. Field workers at left, mask carving at right. Back: Woman at left, farmer on tractor at right. Watermark: Woman's head. Signature(s): 9.

50. West African States pick 101Aa: 100 Francs from 1961
(7427 hits)

A for Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast). 20.3.1961. ND. Dark brown, orange and multicolor. Design like p201B. Engraved. Signature(s): 1.

51. West African States pick 101Ac: 100 Francs from 1961
(7342 hits)

A for Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast). 20.3.1961. ND. Dark brown, orange and multicolor. Design like p201B. Litho. Signature(s): 2.

52. West African States pick 408Db: 10000 Francs from 1981
(7295 hits)

D for Mali. ND (1981-1992). Red-brown on multicolored underprint. Two men seated operating primitive spinning apparatus, woman with headwear at right. Back: figurine and girl at left, modern textile spinning machine at center. Watermark: woman with headwear. Signature(s): 15.

53. West African States pick 102Ac: 500 Francs from 1961
(7241 hits)

A for Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast). 20.3.1961. ND. Brown, green and multicolor. Field workers at left, mask carving at right. Back: Woman at left, farmer on tractor at right. Watermark: Woman's head. Signature(s): 2.

54. West African States pick 101Ab: 100 Francs from 1961
(7239 hits)

A for Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast). 20.3.1961. ND. Dark brown, orange and multicolor. Design like p201B. Signature(s): 2.

55. West African States pick 102Ag: 500 Francs from 1959
(7143 hits)

A for Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast). 1959-1964; ND. Brown, green and multicolor. Field workers at left, mask carving at right. Back: Woman at left, farmer on tractor at right. Watermark: Woman's head. Signature(s): 6.

56. West African States pick 1: 50 Francs from 1958
(7106 hits)

ND (1958). Dark brown, blue and multicolor. Three women at center. Back: Woman with headress at center. Signature(s): 1.

57. West African States pick 101Ae: 100 Francs from 1965
(7026 hits)

A for Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast). 2.3.1965. ND. Dark brown, orange and multicolor. Design like p201B. Signature(s): 4.

58. Brazil pick A211: 2 Mil Reis from 1833
(6325 hits)

D. 1833. Orange. Decreto at left, arms at right, Agriculture view at upper center. Uniface. Like number A201. Printer: PB&P.

59. United States pick 1: 100 Dollars from 1812
(6242 hits)

1812. Eagle on branch at upper right.

60. United States pick 2: 1000 Dollars from 1812
(6162 hits)

1812. Eagle on branch at upper left.

61. Mexico pick 64c: 20 Pesos from 1976
(6156 hits)

8.7.1976. Red and black on multicolor underprint. J. Morelos y Pavon at right with building in background, bank titie with S. A. 3 signatures and signature varieties. Back: Pyramid of Quetzalcoatl. Printer: BdM.

62. Uruguay pick A93c: 10 Pesos from 1887
(6124 hits)

25.8.1887. Black on green and orange underprint. Arms at left, allegorical woman holding torch at right. Signature varieties. Back: Orange. Printer: W&S. Issued or cancelled with branch office perforation or overprint.

63. Brazil pick 71: 100 Mil Reis from 1936
(6091 hits)

E. 17A (1936). Dark blue on multicolor underprint. Portrait A. Santos Dumont at right. Printer: W&S.

64. Mexico pick 64b: 20 Pesos from 1973
(6047 hits)

18.7.1973. Red and black on multicolor underprint. J. Morelos y Pavon at right with building in background, bank titie with S. A. 3 signatures and signature varieties. Back: Pyramid of Quetzalcoatl. Printer: BdM.

65. Mexico pick 63g: 10 Pesos from 1974
(5989 hits)

16.10.1974. Dark green on multicolor underprint. Bell at left, M. Hidalgo y Castilla at right, bank titie with S. A. 3 signatures and signature varieties. Back: National arms and Dolores Cathedral. Printer: BdM.

67. Mexico pick 21c: 5 Pesos from 1932
(5967 hits)

30.4.1932. ND. Black on multicolor underprint. Gypsy at center. Signature varieties. Back: Black. Statue of victory in Mexico City at center. Printer: ABNC. Series: D.

68. Mexico pick 60a: 5 Pesos from 1957
(5888 hits)

19.6.1957. Black on multicolor underprint. Portrait gypsy at center. Like p57 but with Text: MEXICO D.F. before date. Back: Gray. Independence Monument at center. Printer: ABNC. Series: FW, FX.

69. Mexico pick 63e: 10 Pesos from 1972
(5882 hits)

29.12.1972. Dark green on multicolor underprint. Bell at left, M. Hidalgo y Castilla at right, bank titie with S. A. 3 signatures and signature varieties. Back: National arms and Dolores Cathedral. Printer: BdM.

70. Russia pick A42: 2 Rubles from 1866
(5869 hits)

1866-1880. Black on light green underprint. Crowned double-headed eagle above monogram of Czar Alexander II at left.

71. Uruguay pick A88c: 20 Centesimos from 1887
(5801 hits)

25.8.1887. Black on pink underprint. Mercury seated at left, arms at right. Signature varieties. Back: Green. Printer: W&S. Issued or cancelled with branch office perforation or overprint.

72. Uruguay pick A101: 1 Peso from 1875
(5798 hits)

27.3.1875. Black on pink underprint. Standing Columbia at left, sailor and anchor at center. Back: Reddish purple. Overprint: Comision de Extincion de Billetes in rectangular frame. Printer: ABNC.

73. Mexico pick 63f: 10 Pesos from 1973
(5786 hits)

18.7.1973. Dark green on multicolor underprint. Bell at left, M. Hidalgo y Castilla at right, bank titie with S. A. 3 signatures and signature varieties. Back: National arms and Dolores Cathedral. Printer: BdM.

74. Mexico pick 63h: 10 Pesos from 1975
(5779 hits)

15.5.1975. Dark green on multicolor underprint. Bell at left, M. Hidalgo y Castilla at right, bank titie with S. A. 3 signatures and signature varieties. Back: National arms and Dolores Cathedral. Printer: BdM.

75. Russia pick A48: 1 Ruble from 1882
(5765 hits)

1882; 1884; 1886. Black on light brown underprint. Crowned double-headed eagle above monogram of Czar Alexander III at left.

76. Mexico pick 65b: 50 Pesos from 1976
(5764 hits)

8.7.1976. Blue on multicolor underprint. Government palace at left, B. Juárez at right, bank titie with S. A. 3 signatures and signature varieties. red and black series letters and serial number. Back: Temple and Aztec god. Printer: BdM.

77. Mexico pick 64d: 20 Pesos from 1977
(5761 hits)

8.7.1977. Red and black on multicolor underprint. J. Morelos y Pavon at right with building in background, bank titie with S. A. 3 signatures and signature varieties. Back: Pyramid of Quetzalcoatl. Printer: BdM.

78. Mexico pick 65a: 50 Pesos from 1973
(5730 hits)

18.7.1973. Blue on multicolor underprint. Government palace at left, B. Juárez at right, bank titie with S. A. 3 signatures and signature varieties. red and black series letters and serial number. Back: Temple and Aztec god. Printer: BdM.

79. Philippines pick 149a: 10 Piso from 1970
(5711 hits)

ND 1970. Brown on multicolor underprint. A. Mabini at left. Central Bank Seal Type 2. Heading at top in single outline, left and right ends completely filled in without white paper showing at sides.Back: Barasoain Church, without white paper showing at sides. Watermark: A. Mabini at left. Printer: G&D (without imprint). Replacement notes: Serial number prefix "+". Signature(s): F. Marcos, G. Licaros.

80. United States pick 10a: 3 Dollars from 1815
(5701 hits)

1815. U.S shield at upper center. Printer: MDF. Saved note.

81. United States pick 9: 100 Dollars from 1814
(5681 hits)

1814. Eagle on branch at upper right. Printer: MDF. Rare.

82. Philippines pick 150a: 20 Piso from 1970
(5646 hits)

ND 1970. Orange and blue on multicolor underprint. M. L. Quezon at left in orange. Central Bank Seal Type 2. Heading at top in single outline, left and right ends completely filled in. Back: Malakanyang Palace. Watermark: M. L. Quezon. Printer: G&D (without imprint). Replacement notes: Serial number prefix "+". Signature(s): F. Marcos, G. Licaros.

83. Russia pick A33a: 1 Ruble from 1843
(5636 hits)

1843-1864. Brown on yellow underprint. Crowned double-headed eagle in shield within sprays at top center.

84. United States pick 7: 20 Dollars from 1814
(5633 hits)

1814. Eagle on shield at upper left. Printer: MDF. Rare.

85. Philippines pick 156b: 50 Piso from 1970
(5602 hits)

ND 1970. Red on multicolor underprint. Similar to #146. Seal under denomination, signature closer, LIMAMPUNG PISO in one line, and other modifications. Heading at top in single outline, left and right. Central B Back: Legislative building. Watermark: S. Osmeña. Printer: G&D (without imprint). Red signature title. Replacement notes: Serial number prefix "+".

86. Uruguay pick A96b: 100 Pesos from 1896
(5601 hits)

25.8.1896. Black on green and pink underprint. Man at left, arms and cherubs at center, train at right. Signature varieties. Back: Brown. Woman at center. Printer: W&S. Cancelled with perforation: PAGADO.

88. Philippines pick 157s1: 100 Piso from 1970
(5574 hits)

ND 1970. Purple on multicolor underprint. M. Roxas at left, heading at top in double outline. Central Bank Seal Type 2 in purple at left. Back: Old Central Bank. Printer: G&D (without imprint). Replacement notes: Serial number prefix "+". Specimen. Signature(s): F. Marcos, A. Calalang.

89. United States pick 16: 100 Dollars from 1815
(5572 hits)

1815. Eagle at upper right, shield at lower center. Printer: MDF.

90. Mexico pick 14s: 50 Pesos from 1918
(5570 hits)

1918. Black. Allegorical male seated with sheaf and scythe at left, Allegorical female seated with ship and rudder at right. Back: Olivebrown. Aztec calendar at center. Printer: ABNC. Specimen, punched hole cancelled.

91. Philippines pick 165: 50 Piso from 1978
(5569 hits)

1978. Red on multicolor underprint. Black circular commemorative overprint at left on #163a. Central Bank Seal Type 4. Back: Legislative building. Watermark: S. Osmeña. Replacement notes: Serial number prefix "+".

92. Uruguay pick A96a: 100 Pesos from 1887
(5543 hits)

25.8.1887. Black on green and pink underprint. Man at left, arms and cherubs at center, train at right. Signature varieties. Back: Brown. Woman at center. Printer: W&S.

93. Uruguay pick A104: 10 Pesos from 1875
(5541 hits)

27.3.1875. Black on red-brown underprint. Arms at left, cattle at center, shepherd with sheep at right. Back: Red-brown. Steam locomotive at center. Overprint: Comision de Extincion de Billetes in rectangular frame. Printer: ABNC.

94. Bulgaria pick 2a: 5 Leva Srebro from 1909
(5517 hits)

ND (1909). Black on green, lilac and multicolor underprint. Back: Arms w/??????? ????????. Printer: Orlov, St Petersburg, Russia (without imprint). 2 serial number .

95. Mexico pick 65c: 50 Pesos from 1978
(5514 hits)

5.7.1978. Blue on multicolor underprint. Government palace at left, B. Juárez at right, bank titie with S. A. 3 signatures and signature varieties. red and black series letters and serial number. Back: Temple and Aztec god. Printer: BdM.

96. Philippines pick 159c: 2 Piso from 1978
(5494 hits)

ND 1978. Blue on multicolor underprint. J. Rizal at left. Central Bank Seal Type 4. Back: Scene of Aguinaldo's Independence Declaration of June 12, 1898. Watermark: J. Rizal. Red serial number. Replacement notes: Serial number prefix "+". Signature(s): F. Marcos, J. Laya.

97. Mexico pick 53a: 10 Pesos from 1951
(5469 hits)

3.12.1951. Black on multicolor underprint. Like p47 but without No. above serial number. Signature varieties. Printer: ABNC. Series: DI, DJ.

98. Philippines pick 145a: 20 Piso from 1969
(5460 hits)

ND (1969). Orange and brown on multicolor underprint. M. L. Quezon at left in brown, heading at top in double outline. Central Bank Seal Type 3. Back: Malakanyang Palace. Watermark: M. L. Quezon. Printer: G&D (without imprint). Replacement notes: Serial number prefix "+". Signature(s): F. Marcos, A. Calalang.

99. Brazil pick A231x: 10 Mil Reis from 1852
(5447 hits)

ND (1852-1867). Black on brown underprint. Agriculture with Brazilian arms at upper center. Uniface. Printer: PBC. Counterfeit.

100. Philippines pick 161c: 10 Piso from 1978
(5435 hits)

ND 1978. Brown on multicolor underprint. A. Mabini at left. Heading at top in single outline, left and right ends completely filled in without white paper showing at sides. Central Bank Seal Type 4. Back: Barasoain Church, without white paper showing at sides. Printer: G&D (without imprint). Black serial number. Replacement notes: Serial number prefix "+". Signature(s): F. Marcos, G. Licaros, F. Marcos, J. Fernandez.