Thursday, 17 January 2008

Paper Money History: Late 19th Century Paper Money

19th Century Paper Money: 1876 -1899

1.1876 Serbia State Notes 1,5,10,50,100 dinara
2.1877 El Salvador Government of El Salvador 1,2,5,10,25,50,100,500 pesos
3.1877 Mozambique Banco Bacional Ultramarino 5000,20000 reis
4.1877 Romania States Notes of Principality 5,10,20,50,100,500 lei
5.1879 Hawaii Department of Finance 10,20,50,100,500 dollars
6.1879 Peru Republic of Peru 1,2,5,10,20,50,100,500 soles
7.1880 Chile Republica de Chile 1,2,5,10,20,50,100,1000 pesos
8.1880 Nicaragua Tesoro Nacional 1 pesos
9.1881 Guatemala National Treasury 1,5,10 pesos
10.1882 Grenada Colonial Bank 5 dollars
11.1882 Portuguese India Junta da Fazenda Publica 10,20 rupias
12.1882 St. Kitts Colonial Bank 5 dollars
13.1883 Argentina National Bank 5,10,20,50 centavos
14.1884 Reunion Colonial Treasury 50 centimes,1,2,3 francs
15.1884 Sudan Seige of Khartoum 1,5,10,20,100,500,1000,2000,2500,5000 piastres,
50 Egyptian pounds
16.1885 Bulgaria Bulgarian National Bank 20,50,100 leva zlato
17.1886 British North Borneo British North Borneo Company 25,50 cents,1,5,10 dollars
18.1886 Honduras Aguan Navigation & Improvement Co 50 centavos, 2,5,10,50 pesos
19.1887 Keeling Cocos Cocos ¼ , ½ , 1, 2 rupees
20.1889 Honduras Vale de Portador 5,10,20,50,100 pesos
21.1889 Siam Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corp. 1,5,10,40,80,100 & 400 ticals
22.1890 Iran Imperial Bank of Persia 1 toma
23.1890 St. Pierre & Miquelon Banque des Isles Saint-Pierre et Miquelon 27,54 francs
24.1891 Lagos African Banking Corp. Ltd. 1,5 pounds
25.1893 Italian Somaliland Filonardi & Co 5 rupias
26.1893 Korea Treasury Department 5,10,20,50 yang
27.1894 British Honduras Government of British Honduras 1,2,5,10,50,100 dollars
28.1894 Cook Islands Government of the Cook Islands 2,4 shillings
29.1895 Taiwan – Republic of China T’ai-Nan Official Silver Notes 1,5,10 dollars
30.1896 Belgian Congo Independent State of the Congo 10,100 francs
31.1896 Rhodesia African Banking Corp. 10 shillings,1,5,10,20,100 pounds
32.1897 Burma Government of India 5,10,100 rupees
33.1897 Cape Verde Banco Nacional Ultramarino 1,2,5 mil reis 154 1897 Sao Tome & Principe Islands Banco Nacional Ultramarino 1000,2000,2500,5000,10000, 20000 reis
34.1898 Egypt National Bank of Egypt 50 piastres, 1,5,10,50,100 pounds
35.1898 Straits Settlement Government of the Straits Settlement 1,5,10, 50,100 dollars

Credit for this list of 19th Century Paper Money Issues goes to Roger Outing

Late 19th Century Paper Money On Video


By the end of the 19th Century all existing countries had embraced paper money as the main form of currency, it is very interesting note though that in order to extend the durability of the notes as well as combating counterfeiting other materials had already started to be added to the paper. Therefore since 1879 Crane and Company has supplied their 1844 patented paper embedded with silk thread to the United States Treasury .

The 19th Century was therefore the era when paper money truly came into its own, these banknotes have evolved into a science, and the next century will begin to take note and start realizing how relevant these pieces of national currency speak a special language, teaching those who care to look important lessons of each nation of origin.


Anonymous said...

Hie I have a British North Borneo $25 dollar note. I was wondering whether you could help by giving your opinion on the value of such a note?


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