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1. China pick 860c: 1 Fen from 1953
(16270 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
(15940 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
(15809 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
(15733 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
(15593 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
(15310 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 A84B: 20 Cents from 1933
(15246 hits)

1933. Purple. Back: Green and yellow. (S/M number S110-).

8. China pick 861a: 2 Fen from 1953
(15231 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 878c: 2 Jiao from 1962
(15207 hits)

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

10. China pick A103: 10 Yuan from 1927
(15186 hits)

1927. Printer: BEPP. PEKING. (S/M number C287-20). Reported not confirmed.

11. China pick 860a: 1 Fen from 1953
(15062 hits)

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

12. China pick 877c: 1 Jiao from 1962
(14986 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.

13. China pick 862a: 5 Fen from 1953
(14557 hits)

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

14. China pick 883a: 5 Jiao from 1980
(14539 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. Serial number prefix two letters.

15. China pick 880c: 5 Jiao from 1972
(14339 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.

16. China pick 881a: 1 Jiao from 1980
(13929 hits)

1980. Brown and dark brown on multicolored underprint. Two Taiwanese men at left. Arms at center on back. Serial number prefix two letters.

17. China pick 860b: 1 Fen from 1953
(13446 hits)

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

18. China pick 877f: 1 Jiao from 1962
(13310 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.

19. China pick 878a: 2 Jiao from 1962
(12950 hits)

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

20. China pick 861b: 2 Fen from 1953
(12937 hits)

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

21. Spain pick 160a: 5000 Pesetas from 1979
(12719 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.

22. Spain pick 151: 1000 Pesetas from 1965
(12606 hits)

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

23. China pick 877d: 1 Jiao from 1962
(12603 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.

24. China pick 877b: 1 Jiao from 1962
(12600 hits)

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

25. China pick 877e: 1 Jiao from 1962
(12194 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. Watermark: stars. Partially engraved.

26. China pick 880a: 5 Jiao from 1972
(12169 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.

27. China pick 878b: 2 Jiao from 1962
(11991 hits)

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

28. Spain pick 57b: 25 Pesetas from 1931
(11614 hits)

1931. Round embossed Republic validation at upper left corner. Black and blue. Woman seated at left. Printer: BWC.

29. Spain pick 110s: 5 Pesetas from 1938
(10793 hits)

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

30. Bulgaria pick 99a: 100 Leva from 1989
(10772 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.

31. Spain pick 115a: 1000 Pesetas from 1938
(10643 hits)

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

32. Spain pick 108a: 1 Peseta from 1938
(10587 hits)

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

33. Spain pick 123a: 5 Pesetas from 1940
(10529 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.

34. Spain pick 111a: 25 Pesetas from 1938
(10334 hits)

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

35. Spain pick 114s: 500 Pesetas from 1938
(10223 hits)

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

36. Spain pick 107s: 1 Peseta from 1938
(9213 hits)

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

37. Spain pick 155: 5000 Pesetas from 1976
(8918 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.

38. Spain pick 113a: 100 Pesetas from 1938
(8845 hits)

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

39. West African States pick 2a: 100 Francs from 1959
(8775 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.

40. Spain pick 149a: 1000 Pesetas from 1957
(8761 hits)

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

41. West African States pick 2b: 100 Francs from 1959
(8526 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.

42. West African States pick 102Ae: 500 Francs from 1959
(8503 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.

43. Spain pick 107a: 1 Peseta from 1938
(8441 hits)

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

44. Spain pick 112a: 50 Pesetas from 1938
(8388 hits)

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

45. Spain pick 113s: 100 Pesetas from 1938
(8363 hits)

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

46. Spain pick 115s: 1000 Pesetas from 1938
(8320 hits)

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

47. Spain pick 58b: 50 Pesetas from 1931
(8281 hits)

1931. Gray-violet and green. Woman standing with caduceus by globe at center. Printer: BWC. Round embossed Republic validation at upper left corner.

48. Spain pick 109a: 2 Pesetas from 1938
(8265 hits)

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

49. West African States pick 5a: 5000 Francs from 1959
(8201 hits)

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

50. Spain pick 74a: 25 Pesetas from 1928
(8200 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.

51. Spain pick 112s: 50 Pesetas from 1938
(8154 hits)

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

52. Spain pick 108s: 1 Peseta from 1938
(8057 hits)

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

53. Spain pick 114a: 500 Pesetas from 1938
(8052 hits)

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

54. Spain pick 110a: 5 Pesetas from 1938
(8047 hits)

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

55. West African States pick 101Ag: 100 Francs from 1961
(7959 hits)

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

56. West African States pick 3a: 500 Francs from 1959
(7954 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.

57. West African States pick 102Ai: 500 Francs from 1959
(7923 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): 8.

58. West African States pick 102Ak: 500 Francs from 1959
(7850 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.

59. West African States pick 101Ad: 100 Francs from 1964
(7843 hits)

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

60. West African States pick 101Af: 100 Francs from 1961
(7842 hits)

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

61. Spain pick 111s: 25 Pesetas from 1938
(7780 hits)

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

62. West African States pick 4a: 1000 Francs from 1959
(7710 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.

63. West African States pick 102Ah: 500 Francs from 1959
(7625 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): 7.

64. West African States pick 102Af: 500 Francs from 1959
(7586 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.

65. West African States pick 102Aj: 500 Francs from 1959
(7530 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.

66. West African States pick 102Aa: 500 Francs from 1959
(7502 hits)

A for Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast). 15.4.1959. 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. Engraved. Signature(s): 1.

67. West African States pick 102Ad: 500 Francs from 1964
(7453 hits)

A for Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast). 2.12.1964. 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): 3.

68. West African States pick 101Aa: 100 Francs from 1961
(7452 hits)

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

69. West African States pick 102Ab: 500 Francs from 1961
(7377 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): 1.

70. West African States pick 101Ac: 100 Francs from 1961
(7366 hits)

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

71. West African States pick 408Db: 10000 Francs from 1981
(7315 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.

72. West African States pick 102Ac: 500 Francs from 1961
(7282 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.

73. West African States pick 101Ab: 100 Francs from 1961
(7262 hits)

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

74. West African States pick 102Ag: 500 Francs from 1959
(7167 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.

75. West African States pick 1: 50 Francs from 1958
(7165 hits)

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

76. West African States pick 101Ae: 100 Francs from 1965
(7052 hits)

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

77. Brazil pick A211: 2 Mil Reis from 1833
(6360 hits)

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

78. United States pick 1: 100 Dollars from 1812
(6290 hits)

1812. Eagle on branch at upper right.

79. Brazil pick A235: 200 Mil Reis from 1852
(6267 hits)

ND (1852-1867). Black on purple underprint. Dom Pedro II at upper left and lower right, arms at lower left and upper right, two seated figures (Justice) with date of independence at upper center and without date on column. Uniface. Printer: PBC.

80. United States pick 2: 1000 Dollars from 1812
(6201 hits)

1812. Eagle on branch at upper left.

81. Mexico pick 64c: 20 Pesos from 1976
(6189 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.

82. Brazil pick 71: 100 Mil Reis from 1936
(6166 hits)

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

83. Russia pick A19: 20 Rubles from 1822
(6156 hits)

1822. Crowned double-headed eagle with shield. First signature printed, second signature handwritten. Green. Specimen. Rare.

84. Uruguay pick A93c: 10 Pesos from 1887
(6148 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.

85. Russia pick A45: 25 Rubles from 1866
(6117 hits)

1866-18.76. Black on lilac underprint. Crowned double-headed eagle above monogram of Czar Alexander II at left. Back: A. Mikhailovich at center.

86. Mexico pick 64b: 20 Pesos from 1973
(6085 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.

87. Russia pick A12b: 100 Rubles from 1803
(6040 hits)

1803-1818. Text without frame. 2 handwritten signatures. Back: 1 handwritten signature. White. Rare.

88. Mexico pick 63g: 10 Pesos from 1974
(6027 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.

90. Mexico pick 21c: 5 Pesos from 1932
(5999 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.

92. Venezuela pick 56b: 500 Bolivares from 1972
(5967 hits)

11.1.1972. Brown and blue on multicolor underprint. Simon Bolívar at left, horsemen with rifles riding at center. Serial number prefix A. Back: Brown. Dam at center, arms at right. Watermark: Simon Bolívar. Printer: TDLR.

93. Brazil pick A224a: 50 Mil Reis from 1850
(5961 hits)

ND (1850). Black on red underprint. Royal crest at left, portrait Dom Pedro II at upper center, arms at right. Uniface. Printer: PB&P.

95. Mexico pick 60a: 5 Pesos from 1957
(5944 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.

96. Russia pick A21: 25 Rubles from 1818
(5930 hits)

1818-1843. Crowned double-headed eagle with shield. First signature printed, second signature handwritten. White.

97. Uruguay pick A105: 20 Pesos from 1875
(5929 hits)

27.3.1875. Black on orange underprint. Allegory of commerce at left, farm workers at center, arms at right. Back: Orange. Steer's head at center. Overprint: Comision de Extincion de Billetes in rectangular frame. Printer: ABNC.

98. Russia pick A18: 10 Rubles from 1819
(5927 hits)

1819-1843. Crowned double-headed eagle with shield. First signature printed, second signature handwritten. Pink.

99. Russia pick A8b: 5 Rubles from 1803
(5923 hits)

1803-1818. Text without frame. 2 handwritten signatures. Back: 1 handwritten signature. Gray to bluish.