What does it take to create a collector? Among the elements are
vignettes that catch your eye and an intriguing history.
A note like the one pictured here fulfills those elements and could
easily launch a collection of world notes.
Heritage Auctions will
offer in a Sept. 4 auction a 1959 Rhodesia and Nyasaland Bank £10 note
with a portrait of a young Queen Elizabeth II on the face along with a
smaller vignette of a lion. The back design shows three elephants
grouped together in a clearing in the jungle.
Rhodesia and Nyasaland formed a semi-independent federation made up
of South and North Rhodesia and Nyasaland from 1953 to 1963. The
federation was dissolved when North Rhodesia became Zambia, Nyasaland
became Malawi, and South Rhodesia became Rhodesia. In 1980 Rhodesia
was renamed Zimbabwe.
A note like this one along with examples of current Malawi, Zimbabwe
and Zambia notes would make a fun collection.