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Q: Beating Australia to the punch, name the two countries that issued circulating polymer banknotes in 1982 & 1983?

 

Good luck everyone & have a great weekend!

 

Our first place winner will receive a coupon for 1 note graded under the Standard grading tier. (You must have an active account with PMG, call PMG for details) There will also be a runner up prize given to a randomly selected player with the correct answer.

 

 

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In 1982 and 1983, the American Bank Note Company printed banknotes for Costa Rica (20 colones dated 1983 and trial notes of 100 colones) and Haiti (1, 2, 50, 100, 250 and 500 Gourdes, on DuPont's Tyvek polymers. These had fairly limited release, but did circulate in each country. Additional trial and specimen banknotes were developed for Honduras, Ecuador and El Salvador. Unfortunately, in tropical climates, ink did not bind well to the polymer and the notes began smearing quite badly. In 1983, the British printers Bradbury Wilkinson produced a promotional version of polymer banknotes which were marketed as Bradvek. The Isle of Man issued a 1 pound Bradvek banknote which circulated from 1983 to 1988. Another British printer, Harrison and Sons Limited also produced a promotional banknote, but did not have any buyers.

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Costa Rica and Haiti on limited basis. There was actually a topic about polymer notes in the paper notes forum :grin:

 

(I don't have a PMG account but love to play the trivia!)

 

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Q: Beating Australia to the punch, name the two countries that issued circulating polymer banknotes in 1982 & 1983?

 

A: Costa Rica: P-252 (ABNC on Du Pont Tyvek)

 

Haiti: P-230A (ABNC on Du Pont Tyvek)

 

Great job everyone and congratulations to our winner GW and our runner up

jtryka.

 

Don't forget to stop by this Friday for NGC's question!

 

 

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