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>> $20 Coupon from eBay (Canada)

I don't know how many other countries this extends to, but eBay has some fantastic weekend shopping deals this weekend, including possibly a $20 coupon. Yes, that's $20 free towards a future purchase. Check out some paper money for sale on eBay directly from our Buy Banknotes page, or go directly to eBay yourself. Offer details are straight off of eBay, and are outlined below:

Who's eligible for the Coupon?

eBay members with a registered address located in Canada, and paying with a PayPal account registered with an address located in Canada, are eligible for the Coupon. Limit one (1) Coupon per eligible member. Coupon is non-transferable.

How get the Coupon:

To get the Coupon, eligible members must sign in to their eBay account and make a minimum purchase of $75 CAD (excluding shipping, handling, and taxes) in checkout (single item or cart total) on during the time period beginning on “Black Friday” November 25, 2016 at 00:00:01 EST (12:00AM plus one second) and ending on “Cyber Monday” November 28, 2016 at 23:59:59 EST (11:59PM plus 59 seconds) (the “Qualifying Purchase”). Those who make a Qualifying Purchase will receive a Coupon for a $20 CAD discount off of a minimum purchase of $50 CAD (the “Coupon”). The Coupon will be distributed by December 15, 2016. The Coupon will be valid to redeem beginning on December 15, 2016 at 12:00:01 EST (12:00AM plus one second) and ending on December 22, 2016 at 23:59:59 EST (11:59PM plus 59 seconds). Discount applies to the purchase price (excluding shipping, handling, and taxes) of eligible items on

Terms & Conditions:

The $20 Coupon will be awarded prior to December 15, 2016 via email and will also be available in the "Messages" tab within "My eBay". Eligible items exclude Coins & Paper Money, Gift Cards & Coupons, and Real Estate. Coupon can be used once per PayPal account within a single transaction (or cart), while supplies last. Coupon is subject to Canadian laws, void where prohibited, not redeemable for cash, has no face value, not applicable to previous purchases, and cannot be combined with any other Coupon or used when paying with an eBay Gift Card. eBay may cancel, amend, or revoke the Coupon at any time. Use of automated devices or programs for Coupon redemption prohibited.

More Information About Proteus By Proteus on 2016-11-25

>> Paper Money Quiz #1

There are a few things to celebrate at these days. With the latest version of the website, we now have some advanced collection features, a pretty neat (if I do say so myself) layout that works on multiple devices, and a drastic increase in membership. There are also other features on the horizon, but I'll be unveiling them as they come. We have also reached many landmarks in terms of content, but I will leave those details for an upcoming announcement. As for now, one of the challenges will be to provide regular news and articles for one and all. It is a time consuming process that I hope our members will help me with -- very shortly a new feature will be visible on the members page allowing each and every member to submit new content to the site. And while I await fresh news and ideas, I am going to put together a short quiz for banknote collectors. The following is a 8 question quiz to (hopefully) challenge all you banknote collectors.

PS - I would like to mention that these questions were taken from a PDF that did not have any references on it. These questions are not all mine, but I cannot give credit to the author, as the document leaves me no clue to the origin or author.

1. France abandoned its franc unit of currency after it had been weakened by nagging inflation. About that time Charles de Gaulle was recalled to power, ushering in the current Fifth Republic. A new series of currency was then introduced called the “Nouveaux Franc” (New Franc). One Nouveaux Franc equalled 100 of the old ones. During what years was the Nouveau Franc France's sole currency, before it reverted back to the original Franc system?

a. 1950-1952
b. 1965-1970
c. 1957-1962
d. 1958-1960

2. A portrait of Sir Edmund Hillary, the conqueror of Mount Everest, appears on what nation's banknote?

a. New Zealand
b. Australia
c. Nepal
d. Antarctica

3. The Trinidad and Tobago $1 note from the 1985 issue illustrates what native bird on the left front of its design?

a. The cocorico
b. The scarlet ibis
c. The mot mot
d. The bird of paradise

4. Who's portrait appears on the 1949 issue of Philippine Island bank notes?

a. A. Luna
b. Manuel Roxas
c. T. Sora
d. Manuel Quezon
e. All of the above

5. Canada first issued fractional currency in 1870. A shortage of silver coins existed at that time. These notes were meant to be a temporary measure to allow the government to produce enough silver coin to satisfy demand. In what denominations were these fractional notes issued?

a. 25 cent notes only
b. 10, 20 and 50 cent notes
c. 50 cent notes only
d. 10, 25 and 50 cent notes

6. The 1961 issue of New Franc notes for the French Antilles possessions of Guadeloupe, Guiana and Martinique were the product of what issuing authority?

a. Banque Central de la Antilles
b. Institut d'Emission des Departments d 'Outre-Mer
c. Casse Centrale de la France d 'Outre-Mer
d. Institut d'Emission d 'Outre-Mer

7. Tiny multi-colored discs of paper which are embedded into the paper pulp or applied during the drying process when producing bank notes are called what?

a. Dot pixels
b. Ectoplasy
c. Sprinkles
d. Planchettes

8. The abbreviation “M/C” found in catalog bank note descriptions stands for?

a. Mostly cancelled
b. Multi-colored
c. Military counter-stamp
d. Most often collected

More Information About Proteus By Proteus on 2016-11-09