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  World Paper Money Catalog and History



Specimen banknotes sets by Franklin Mint &TdLR
Specimen paper money sets by Franklin Mint &TdLR catalog

Collector specimen sets of paper money issued in cooperation of Franklin Mint(USA) and Thomas de la Rue Ltd of London. The specimen sets were authorized by the issuing authority.
The sets were offered as "Banknotes of the World" in 1978-1980. These banknotes were specimens and each banknote is overprinted with 'SPECIMEN' and each set bears Maltese cross prefix and matched serial numbers.


Pick # Date
BAHRAIN
CS1 (1978)
100 fils, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 5, 10 dinars
BOTSWANA
CS1 (1979)
1, 2, 5, 10, 20 pula
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
CS4 1978
1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1.000 pesos
GHANA
CS1 1976-7
1, 2, 5, 10 cedis
GIBRALTAR
CS1 1975
1, 5, 10, 20 pounds
IRELAND NORTHERN
CS1 (1978)
1, 5, 10, 100 pounds; Bank of Ireland
CS2 1977
1, 5, 10 pounds; Provincial Bank of Ireland
JERSEY
CS1 (1978)
1, 5, 10, 20 pounds
MALTA
CS1 (1979)
1, 5, 10 Liri
MAURITIUS
CS1 (1978)
5, 10, 25, 50 rupees
PARAGUAY
CS1 (1979)
100, 500, 1.000, 5.000, 10.000 Guaranies
PHILIPPINES
CS1 (1979)
2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 Piso
SIERRA LEONE
CS1 (1979)
50 cents, 1, 2, 5 Leones
SOLOMON ISLANDS
CS1 (1979)
2, 5, 10 dollars
SWAZILAND
CS1 (1979)
1, 2, 5, 10, 20 Emalangeni
TONGA
CS1 1978
1, 2, 5, 10 pa'anga
Remarks: all images reduced 50%

Banknotes are attributed to last Pick's catalogue:
Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, volume 2: General Issues 1368-1960
Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, volume 3: Modern Issues 1961-
Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, volume 1: Specialized Issues

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