The world's most attractive banknotes

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Some of the earlier Scottish banknotes are very attractively designed.
This Caledonian Banking Company One Pound note from 1876 also has a motto in Gaelic around the edge:
"Tir ‘nam Beann ‘nan Gleann ’s ‘nan Gaisgeach" which translates as 'The land of Women, Glens, and Heroes' — I had to look up Gaisgeach, got the rest though.

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Straits Settlements 5 Dollars 1927.

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An old banknote issued in South Africa.
Bank of Africa 5 Pounds 1907.

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Japanese occupied Korea, Bank of Chosen, 1 Yen ca1915.

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Saint Lucia 5 Shillings, 1920.

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A beautiful and very unique note... it is made of cloth and you can see the stitching in one of the photos... you don’t see this too often !!
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Government of India, 1 Rupee, Lahore, 1917.
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India, Hyderabad. 10 rupee 1946.
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Dundee Bank One Pound 4 Nov 1831.
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The Belfast Bank, Maine, USA — $2, 1860. A lovely engraving of a ship.
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Here is an attractive note issued by the Plymouth Bank in 1823: the design is intricate and a nice example of the early use of colour.
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Here is a Banque de France, 5,000 Francs note, issued in 1949. An impressive large note, beautifully designed with vibrant colours.
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This 100 Franc must rank as one of the most elegant European Banknotes ever designed.
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The attached 100 livres note was issued in Lebanon by ‘Bank de Syrie et Grand Liban’ in 1945. These intricately engraved notes acquired the nickname ‘carpet notes’ due to their distinctive design.
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