Canadian Pacific's photos with the currency

The Chartered Bank HKD $10

The Chartered Bank HKD $10
I came across a few photos made in 2006 that I didn't post before.

Paper currency in Hong Kong inherited the non-English British tradition of being issued by private-sector commercial banks. Currently, three banks are authorised to issue (under strict mo…
Added on January 26, 2016

Standard Chartered Bank HKD $50

Standard Chartered Bank HKD $50
I came across a few photos made in 2006 that I didn't post before.

Paper currency in Hong Kong inherited the non-English British tradition of being issued by private-sector commercial banks. Currently, three banks are authorised to issue (under strict mo…
Added on January 26, 2016

The Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corp. HKD $50

The Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corp. HKD $50
I came across a few photos made in 2007 that I didn't post before.

Paper currency in Hong Kong inherited the non-English British tradition of being issued by private-sector commercial banks. Currently, three banks are authorised to issue (under strict mo…
Added on January 26, 2016

Petrol currency: Norway's krone hits 13-year low

Petrol currency: Norway's krone hits 13-year low
Ever since the rout of the oil prices from July 2014's USD $110 per barrel (West Texas) to under USD $50 per barrel, currencies of countries that rely on oil exports have tumbled, including the Canadian Dollar and the Norwegian krone.

Globe and Mail, 201…
Added on September 28, 2015

Funny money

Funny money
The United States very unusually uses almost the same colour for its paper money of all denominations, which foreign tourists always find extremely confusing.

When Americans go aboard, they find the colourful banknotes of other countries "funny" too.

AI…
Added on December 27, 2013

Portuguese Bank Issuing a Chinese Currency

Portuguese Bank Issuing a Chinese Currency
The Portuguese frist arrived in Macao/ Macau around 1535. It was the first European settement in the Far East. Macao remained a Portuguese overseas territory until 1999, when it was returned to China. Like its neighbour Hong Kong, Macao also allowed comme…
Added on November 26, 2008

Allied Irish Banks

Allied Irish Banks
Happy St. Patrick's Day... feel free to make more copies of the money and go have a great time! =o)

If you go to Northern Ireland today, you may not find any NI Pound notes issued by the Allied Irish Banks at all, several years ago Allied Irish changed…
Added on March 11, 2008

Banking Without Border

Banking Without Border
I've now published a page on the history of Allied Irish Banks:
bankingmergers.blogspot.com/2011/01/ireland-bank-mergers-...

Despite the name of the banks, these are Northern Irish (British) Pound banknotes rather than Irish Pound (Punt) banknote.

So wh…
Added on March 11, 2008

De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) The Netherlands [Central] Bank

De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB)  The Netherlands [Central] Bank
Vijfentwintig* Gulden De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB)
Twenty-five Guilder The Netherlands [Central] Bank

* Vijfen sounds like Fiffen (related to 5?) and twintig sounds more like twenty in English. Wonder if in Dutch the no. 25 is constructed as 5 & 20 ??…
Added on March 21, 2007

Nederlandse Gulden The Dutch Guilder

Nederlandse Gulden The Dutch Guilder
Meanwhile, the 50 Guilder notes that I bought from my brother are in brand-new, uncirculated conditions. And I've never even been to Holland myself (yet)!

Look closely and you can see the watermark of a bumble bee just under the no. 50!

Vijftig Gulden…
Added on March 21, 2007

East Meets West on a Blue Back (Best Viewed Large)

East Meets West on a Blue Back (Best Viewed Large)
Unknown to many, a few British (or former British) jurisdictions have historically authorised commercial (for-profit) banks rather than a Central Bank to print and issue paper money. In Scotland, this tradition goes back to 1695 and till today, 3 Scotttis…
Added on April 21, 2007

Mid-18th Century Colonial American Paper Money

Mid-18th Century Colonial American Paper Money
This was a paper currency used from 1756 to 1789 in the colonies of North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Georgia.

Its very intricate leaf design was devised by Benjamin Franklin as an anti-counterfeiting measure. How the design was printed on th…
Added on October  5, 2010

Viking Ship on a Chinese Banknote

Viking Ship on a Chinese Banknote
My late father's banknote collection.

My late father's banknote collection.

The banking sector in major Chinese port cities during the late 19th and early 20th centuries was dominated by foreign banks. Foreign banks were much better financed and manage…
Added on December  1, 2013

The Chinese-Italian Banking Corporation banknote

The Chinese-Italian Banking Corporation banknote
My late father's banknote collection.

The banking sector in major Chinese port cities during the late 19th and early 20th centuries was dominated by foreign banks. Foreign banks were much better financed and managed than local Chinese banks at the time.…
Added on December  1, 2013

Chinese-Italian Banking Corp. banknote

Chinese-Italian Banking Corp. banknote
My late father's banknote collection.

My late father's banknote collection.

The banking sector in major Chinese port cities during the late 19th and early 20th centuries was dominated by foreign banks. Foreign banks were much better financed and manage…
Added on December  1, 2013

Sino-Scandinavian Bank note

Sino-Scandinavian Bank note
My late father's banknote collection.

My late father's banknote collection.

The banking sector in major Chinese port cities during the late 19th and early 20th centuries was dominated by foreign banks. Foreign banks were much better financed and manage…
Added on December  1, 2013

Early modern banknote from the late Ching dynasty

Early modern banknote from the late Ching dynasty
As towards the end of Imperial period, China was politically and economically very weak, foreign powers controlled many aspects of the Chinese economy, and you can see even the banknotes were printed mostly in English rather than in Chinese or Mongolian…
Added on December  1, 2013

Old Chinese Promissory Note

Old Chinese Promissory Note
Some sort of promissory note or bill of exchange or deposit certificate from the late Ching/ Qing dynasty (early 1900s) to the early Republican era (1911 to 1949).
Added on December  1, 2013