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Middle Eastern Paper Money

Paper currency in the Middle East arose in the middle of the 19th century. While many Middle Eastern coins have no depictions of famous figures or religious icons, paper money escaped that cultural stigma. For example, pre-1925 Iranian notes depicted King Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar, the first Persian or Iranian monarch to formally visit Europe on a diplomatic mission.

Other regions in the Middle East traditionally avoid the use of symbols or personages. Egyptian paper money shows notable mosques on the front and famous archaeological sites on the reverse. Egyptian paper money also has the unusual, though not unique, trait of increasing slightly in size with denomination.

Modern Israel's banknotes are very interestingly designed. The second-issue series... Read more

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Set of (7) Bahrain Monetary Agency Specimen Bank Notes

March 24, 2018, 7:00 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

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