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Overprinted notes

Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 2:12 pm
by Mac
World War 1 Dardanelles Campaign Overprint on an English Treasury note.

Re: Overprinted notes

Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:53 pm
by DOC
Here is an interesting example of an Ulster Bank £1 note printed in 1927 which was overprinted to make it usable in Northern Ireland after 6th May 1929. A few different dates are known with this type of overprint.

German Overprinted notes

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:17 am
by Mac
Foreign Intervention in Iran during WW1 lead to this German overprint for Persia.
During the First World War, the German Military overprinted Reich banknotes and distributed them through their agents in Hamadan and Kermanshah in Persia as part of a campaign to gain influence in the region.
More about these issues at the Iranbanknotes web site.

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There are lots of fake overprinted notes being made currently, especially when the non-overprinted note is very common, so always beware when collecting them.

EDIT: Two more examples.
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Re: Overprinted notes

Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 10:40 pm
by Mac
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Provisional issue for French Somaliland, ca1943.
The overprinted is in black—two crosses of Lorraine, Djibouti, and the head of an antelope with a signature on either side of it—on a French Indochina note.

Re: Overprinted notes

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:56 pm
by Mac
World War 2. British Military Authority, £1 note with Bulgaria overprint.
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World War 2. British Military Authority, £1 note with Greece overprint.
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These notes are apparently as rare as hen's teeth, with just 25 examples printed of each overprint. A nice variation on an attractive series.

Re: Overprinted notes

Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 5:46 pm
by Mac
New Zealand 1Pound note overprinted for use in Fiji.
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Re: Overprinted notes

Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:52 pm
by Mac
The East Caribbean currency union was a mini version of the Euro—it is still going strong.

At one stage each bankote had an overprint identifying which island the note was drawn on.
The overprint letters are drawn from the islands' names in a similar fashion to the way in which the Bank Key Letters on Ploughman notes were chosen.

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A Antigua and Barbuda

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K St Kitts

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U Anguilla

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M Montserrat

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L St. Lucia

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G Grenada

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D Dominica

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St. Vincent and The Grenadines

Go to more about the Eastern Caribbean Dollar, and more pictures of EC Dollars.

Re: Overprinted notes

Posted: Sun May 07, 2017 2:31 am
by ThePloughman
These ones remind me of the Irish warcode notes! Circled letters are a nice collectible feature on a bank note.