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African Paper Money

African paper money is storied due to the prolonged unrest in the region, with South Africa having a particularly interesting history. The earliest South African banknotes originated in 1782, when the governor of the settlement was unable to import enough coins from Holland. Since South Africa was quite far from the homeland, the governor had to resort to handwriting paper money, stamping them with a government seal to prove authenticity.

Starting in 1837, private banks were opened in South Africa. Many of these banks issued their own paper money, giving antique South African bills a rich historical texture. Eventually, almost all of the smaller private banks were acquired by larger imperial banks, which continued to provide banknotes until the Republic... Read more

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20 Shillings banknote (1937), West African Currency Board.

September 8, 2016, 4:00 PM EET
Beirut, Lebanon

$170 (starting bid)

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Algerien (Algeria)

September 21, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Hamburg, Germany

€90 (starting bid)

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Belgisch Kongo (Congo), Pick 3

September 21, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Hamburg, Germany

€240 (starting bid)

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Belgisch Kongo (Congo), Pick 3 Bs

September 21, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Hamburg, Germany

€750 (starting bid)

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Belgisch Kongo (Congo), Pick 10 f

September 21, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Hamburg, Germany

€240 (starting bid)

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Belgisch Kongo (Congo), Pick 14 Ba

September 21, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Hamburg, Germany

€120 (starting bid)

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Belgisch Kongo (Congo), Pick 14 E

September 21, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Hamburg, Germany

€150 (starting bid)

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Belgisch Kongo (Congo), Pick 33 c

September 21, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Hamburg, Germany

€40 (starting bid)

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Belgisch Kongo (Congo), Pick 34

September 21, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Hamburg, Germany

€100 (starting bid)

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Belgisch Kongo (Congo), Pick 34

September 21, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Hamburg, Germany

€60 (starting bid)

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Belgisch Kongo (Congo), Pick 35

September 21, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Hamburg, Germany

€100 (starting bid)

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Belgisch Kongo (Congo), Pick 35

September 21, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Hamburg, Germany

€100 (starting bid)

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Kamerun (Cameroun), Pick 10 a

September 21, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Hamburg, Germany

€240 (starting bid)

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Katanga, Pick 14 a

September 21, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Hamburg, Germany

€340 (starting bid)

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Libyen (Libya), Pick 37 a

September 21, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Hamburg, Germany

€70 (starting bid)

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Madagaskar (Madagascar), Pick 49

September 21, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Hamburg, Germany

€240 (starting bid)

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Mali, Pick 12 e

September 21, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Hamburg, Germany

€50 (starting bid)

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Mauritius, Pick 41

September 21, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Hamburg, Germany

€100 (starting bid)

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Namibia (Namibia), Pick 11-15

September 21, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Hamburg, Germany

€150 (starting bid)

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Ruanda (Rwanda), Pick 6-10 s

September 21, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Hamburg, Germany

€60 (starting bid)

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Sambia (Zambia), Pick -

September 21, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Hamburg, Germany

€500 (starting bid)

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Seychellen (Seychelles), Pick 27

September 21, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Hamburg, Germany

€50 (starting bid)

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Sierra Leone (Sierra Leone), Pick 1-3

September 21, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Hamburg, Germany

€500 (starting bid)

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Südafrika (South Africa), Pick 87

September 21, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Hamburg, Germany

€200 (starting bid)

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Südafrika (South Africa)

September 21, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Hamburg, Germany

€440 (starting bid)

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Südafrika (South Africa)

September 21, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Hamburg, Germany

€300 (starting bid)

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Swaziland, Pick CS 1

September 21, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Hamburg, Germany

€40 (starting bid)

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Tunesien (Tunisia), Pick 13 b

September 21, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Hamburg, Germany

€100 (starting bid)

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Zaire

September 21, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Hamburg, Germany

€300 (starting bid)

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