Dachau Germany 1 Amper Taler – regional polymer issues UPDATE

IMG_0053Finally got the 2013 issue, this one features artwork from Florian Marschall.


Fake Philippines 50 Pesos, NDS Aquino-Tetangco ASEAN OP 2012

Fake Philippines 50 Pesos, NDS Aquino-Tetangco ASEAN OP 2012

Given to me a few months ago (1 one of 3), this one is not “watermarked” but comes with the ASEAN overprint. The paper has a coupon bond-ish quality/texture, the ink seems faded, it also arrived to me crumpled and a bit worn to give the “used-circulated” look.

*NOT FOR SALE, just sharing

Dachau Germany 1 Amper Taler – regional polymer issues

Dachau Germany 1 Amper Taler - regional polymer issues

These are various regional Dachau Germany issues I picked up a few months back, I also have the 2014 1 Taler issue (not in picture). These were made in polymer and feature various art from German artists. I haven’t been able to pull much info about these notes aside from the fact that they are polymer, feature local German artwork and are produced in various denominations, the pieces i have are dated 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014. I’m not quite sure if I missed the 2013 issue or they haven’t issued any for that date. Any added info about these notes are much appreciated.

US – Philippines 1 Peso 1908s

US - Philippines 1 Peso 1908s

A new coin I picked up (actually this is a coin from the lot), USPI 1 Peso 1908s. Looks like a decent XF-AU (details) and is toned on both sides, no major nicks or dents as far as I can see but the coin does have hairline scratches. I have this one listed up on my ebay.com account for 28usd + 6usd shipping fee. Anybody interested can send me a private message here or email: carloderek@yahoo.com, sms 09157695204.

details courtesy of numista:

Eagle above shield, date below


Lady standing wearing flowing dress, right hand holding hammer resting on anvil. Active volcano (Mt. Mayon) on right


Value 1 Peso (1 PHP)
Metal Silver (.800)
Weight 20 g
Diameter 35 mm
Engraver Melecio Figueroa (reverse)
Shape Round
Demonetized yes

Morocco 25 Dirhams Durasafe substrate note 2012 – 2013

Morocco 25 Dirhams Durasafe substrate note 2012 - 2013

With the advent of hybrid notes, here is another great banknote from Morocco to add to my collection.

* Fortress Paper has announced the launch of the world’s first banknote printed on its new Durasafe substrate, an innovative paper-polymer-paper composite substrate produced at its Landqart mill. The new Swiss 50-franc note had been expected to be the first in the world to use Durasafe, but its introduction has been delayed until 2015 at the earliest due to technical difficulties encountered in the note’s production.

With the issuance of the new Moroccan 25-dirham note in December 2012, Bank al Maghrib, Morocco’s central bank, became the first in the world to issue a banknote printed on Durasafe. The front of the banknote features an intaglio vignette and a watermark of King Mohammed VI, and a magenta/green color-shift security thread developed by Fortress Optical Features. The thread, like the watermark, is embedded inside the banknote yet visible behind a one-sided Viewsafe polymer window. It also has a fully transparent polymer window embossed with the King’s royal crest. The back of the note carries a print vignette commemorating 25 years of banknote printing at the Moroccan State Printing Works, Dar As-Sikkah.

The windows in Durasafe are formed by die cutting each side of the three layer composite substrate separately. One-sided Viewsafe windows give a clear view inside the substrate where the thread and the watermark of King Mohammed VI are protected, but fully visible behind the polymer core. The transparent Thrusafe window is created by die-cutting both the outer paperlayers to reveal only the transparent polymer core.

Chadwick Wasilenkoff, President and Chief Executive Officer of Fortress Paper, commented: “After a decade in development, we are pleased to see the fruits of our labour in the launch of the Moroccan 25 Dirhams. We have designed Durasafe to offer the ideal characteristics of polymer and traditional paper notes to create a new standard for high security banknote substrates. Fortress Paper would like to congratulate the Bank al Maghrib on the launch of their new 25 Dirham banknote and being the first in the world to produce and launch a Durasafe banknote.”

– Courtesy of Phil Martin and Hartmut Fraunhoffer

US – Philippines 50 Centavos 1945s

US - Philippines 50 Centavos 1945s

Details (numista):

Years 1944-1945
Value 50 Centavos (0.5 PHP)
Metal Silver (.750)
Weight 10 g
Diameter 27.5 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized yes

Eagle above shield, date below

S 1944

Lady standing wearing flowing dress, right hand holding hammer resting on anvil. Active volcano (Mt. Mayon) on right



*I’m finally starting to unload some of my own silver. Picture above is of a US Philippines 1945s 50 Centavos silver coin struck during the time the Philippines was under the US. Only two dates (coins) are from this series namely 1944s (19,187,000 mintage) and 1945s (18,120,000). The pieces I have range from AU to UNC all with great details and luster. I actually have around 40+ pieces for sale for 300 each as of today 1 – 12 – 2014. Interested parties can contact me via my blog or sms 09157695204. ( I also posted them for sale on my other sites – sulit, facebook page: currency store and on eBay).

Mauritius Polymer Notes 2013!

Mauritius Polymer Notes 2013!

Introduced August 22, 2013, these are the first polymer banknotes to be circulated in Mauritius (25, 50 and 500 Rupees). The 25- and 50-rupee notes were printed by Oberthur Technologies on Innovia Security’s Guardian substrate while the 500 Rupees note was printed on De La Rue’s Safeguard substrate (formerly called Flexycoin). The polymer notes are printed with magnetic ink that becomes fluorescent under ultra-violet light. They also contain a transparent window bearing an image of the dodo – an extinct Mauritian bird that lives on on the front of the country’s notes and coins – and other ‘swing’ features (iridescent, optically variable ink printed on a transparent background.)