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LOCAL Currency INDEX, 18xx-1986 Issues

     

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CYMRU - WALES Banknotes, 18xx - 1986 Issues

UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN
& NORTHERN IRELAND

History: UK of Great Britain & Northern Ireland 12.4.11927
Wales currently uses Great Britain sterling currency.
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Numbers
Denominations Dates Issuing Authority

PRIVATE ISSUES

Wales Paper Money, 1969 Private Issues 1 N.1 - N.129
P.UNL
5/-, 10/-,
1, 5, 10
ND(1969) Black Sheep Company of Wales, Ltd.
Wales Paper Money, Princess Diana Fantasy Issue 15 P.UNL 1 -50 1981-86 Princess Diana Fantasy Issues

PRIVATE BANK ISSUES

Wales Paper Money, 19th Century Private Issues 20 P.UNL 1, 2, 5
1 Guinea
18xx Various Private Bank Issuers

GOVERNMENT ISSUES

Wales currently uses Great Britain sterling currency.

BACKGROUNDER
Wales has been authorized to issue it's own local bank currency since the 19th century. Thanks to Pam West (see below) and Don Cleveland we have now displayed a number of these scarce issues. One particularly interesting issue issue pictures William Shakespeare on the face of a  5 note from the Stratford upon Avon Old Bank Branch of the Stourbridge & Kidderminster Banking Company

Additional local currency notes were issued in 1969 by the  Treasurer R. Williams who signed the notes. Issued by the Chief Treasury of Wales, Ltd., which was a privately owned "national treasury". Five denominations were issued with the treasury being required to add stamp duty of 2 Pence to each note which they accomplished with an embossed blue seal. These should probably be considered private issues as they most likely did not circulate under government authorization.

Also shown is a "fantasy" note honoring the immensely popular Princess Diana of Wales


Wales currently uses the British sterling pence, shilling and pound for it's currency.


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Pam West UK BanknotesWe gratefully acknowledge Pam West, UK dealer, who provided images used in this section. Please visit her excellent website: http://www.britishnotes.co.uk/


We gratefully acknowledge Don Cleveland, IBNS Assistant General Secretary & Assistant Treasurer for Australasia who also provided assistance with this section.


WALES LINKS

Pam West UK Banknotes

p j symes

The Chief Treasury of Wales and the Black Sheep Company

p j symes

Table of Issues - Black Sheep Company

Welsh Assembly Government Website

Wales Office of the UK Government

World Statesmen - Wales

World Statesmen - Wales

Info Please - Wales History of Wales
Wikipedia - Wales Princess Diana Info (wikipedia)
Wikipedia - Wales Wales Background Info (wikipedia)