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JASON ISLANDS Souvenir/Fantasy Currency,
1979, 2012 Issues

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Printer: 1979 Issue, Local Printer
Printer: 2012 Issue, Applied Currency Concepts

 

JASON ISLANDS Souvenir Banknote Issues, 1979, 2012 Issues

British Crown Colony of the Falklands Islands

1694 GBR; 1764 FRA E.FLK; 1767 ESP E.FLK; 1816 Indep.Rio Plata; 1820 GBR Currency <1971; FLK 1971
The first souvenir banknotes attributable to the Jason Islands were issued in 1979.

Leonard W. Hill, Administrator

Souvenir/Donation Receipts

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N.1, P.UNL  50 Pence 1979

Humboldt Penguin, 130x70mm
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N.2, P.UNL  1 Pound 1979

Jackass Penguin, 145x75mm
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N.3, P.UNL  5 Pounds 1979
Rockhopper Penguin, 155x80mm
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N.4, P.UNL  10 Pounds 1979
Gentoo Penguin,165x85mm
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N.5, P.UNL  20 Pounds 1979
King Penguin, 175x90mm
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Applied Currency Concepts

Fantasy Art Issue

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N.6, P.UNL  50 Australes 2012   TK
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N.7, P.UNL  100 Australes 2012   TK
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N.8, P.UNL  500 Australes 2012   TK
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BACKGROUNDER

Jason Islands are a UK dependency located about 250 miles off the east coast of Argentina in the Falklands Island group. In 1982 Great Britain and Argentina fought a war over ownership of the Falklands, which Argentina calls the Malvinas. The UK prevailed in the war.

Two of the Jason Islands were bought by New York philanthropist Michael Steinhardt, who later donated them to the Bronx Zoo based Wildlife Conservation Society.

The above series of 1979 notes were privately issued by Leonard W. Hill to raise money for conservation on the Jason Islands.  The notes indicate a validity until 31.12.1979 and are signed by Len Hill-Administrator.

The 2012 notes are made from a polymer substrate. They were issued as commercial art pieces and are non-currency issues. It has ben reported that they were printed by Applied Currency Concepts and were signed by Dave Hamilton (Comptroller) and Thomas Stebbins (Treasurer) and designer.

Any additional information about either issue would be appreciated. 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
TK  We gratefully acknowledge Thomas Krause of Polymernotes of the World for submitting these images.
JASON ISLANDS LINKS
 Rock Hound Penguin Jason/Falkland Islands Map
 Columbia Univ. Article about Jason Islands
Flaklands War Falklands-Argentine War
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