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Some Issuing Authorithies produce notes in non-standard denominations.

Here is a 4 shilling note from Tonga, 1939. Quite an attractive banknote.
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Narodowy Bank Polski (The Polish National Bank) issued a 19 Złoty note in 2019 to commemorate 100 years since the founding of its security printing works in Warsaw.

The note which features the face of the Prime Minister of the day Ignacy Jan Paderewski, also features a watermark of the eagle found on the first banknote produced by print works in 1920.

The printage is only 55,000 notes.

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Here is an unusual denomination issued by Carmarthen Bank for £7 dated 4th August 1829. This Provincial Bank based in Wales was founded in 1798 and failed in 1831.
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Imperial Bank of Persia, 2 Tomans, Hamadan, 1 July 1920.
This note is also interesting in that it is payable in a specific town only. This was a feature of Persian banknotes of the time.

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Imperial Bank of Persia, 3 Tomans, Teheran, 2 July 1914.
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Here are two unusual denominations for eight pounds and nine pounds issued by The Carmarthen Bank in 1829.
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A four Dollar note!
Consolidated Bank of Canada 1876 $4 BELLEVILLE overprint.
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Here is a Bank of England note from 1806 for the unusual amount of £15. Bank of Ireland also issued £15 notes in the early days of the bank but there are no known survivors.
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£15 is a nice denomination to have!
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Here is an attractive 200 Peso note, not that unusual a denomination.
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Another unusual denomination issued by the Bank of England was the £25 note, example attached. Bank of Ireland also issued this denomination but no surviving examples are known.
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Bank of Ireland issued £30 and 30 shillings notes in its early days but the ‘30’ denomination is not often seen on modern notes. Here is a nice example for $30 issued by the Bank of Namibia in 2020 to celebrate 30 years of independence.
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Bank of Ireland and Bank of England issued £40 notes in their early days but the ‘40’ denomination is not often seen on modern notes. Here is a nice example for $40 issued by the Solomon Islands in 2018 to celebrate 40 years of independence.
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A bit of a pattern emerging here with the 30 and 40 Dollar notes!
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The ‘60’ denomination is seldom used. Bank of England issued £60 notes in its early days but a more recent example is the 1959 60 Escudos of Portugese India.
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Here is an unusual denomination note for $9 issued by The Monticello Bank, Virginia, USA, in 1861.
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