Queen Elizabeth portrait (Commonwealth) banknotes

Perennial popular Queen Elizabeth notes

We believe it is apt to dedicate a page to British Commonwealth notes and notably the issues with Queen Elizabeth portraits given my father’s early interest in banknotes arose from it. She is a well loved, long reigning female monarch (relatively scarce). The British empire extends from Asia to Africa continents over a century, so there is a vast selection of banknotes for collectors to choose from.

Our British commonwealth notes are mostly UNC and hence do not cover Malaya and North Borneo, which would be under ‘Banknotes by countries under M’.

We are using the SCWPM (Pick) catalogue, Modern issues, 21th Edition to reference the banknotes.

The photos are stock sample and you are getting a piece in the stated condition. We will provide running number of pieces if we have them and you are getting 2 or more pieces. We do not entertain special /lucky serial number requests.

Banknotes we have in quantity of 10 or more are marked with *

AustraliaAlso see polymer issue
Australia *Australia 1 dollar 421 dollar Johnston & stone signUNC7
AustraliaAustralia 1 pound301 Pound Coombs & Wilson 1953-54 QEII
(sign Commonwealth Bank of Australia governor)
Very fine80
Australia341 Pound Coombs & Wilson 1960-61 QEII (sign Reserve Bank of Australia governor)Very fine70
Australia341 Pound Coombs & WilsonFine40
BahamasBahamas 4 shillings for sale
Bahamas 4 shillings 1936 for sale
134 shillings
prefix A/1
good VF120
BahamasBahamas 50 cents 19681750 cents 1965 Bahamas Monetary AuthorityEF pressedSOLD
Bahamas27a1 dollar 1968 Bahamas Monetary AuthorityUNCSOLD
BahamasBahamas 3 diollars 1968283 dollars 1968 Bahamas Monetary AuthorityVF25
Bahamasbahamas 1 dollar 197435b1 dollar 1974 Central Bank of BahamasEF20
Bahamas35a1 dollar 1974 Central Bank of BahamasUNC TONE SPOT45
Bahamas375 dollars 1974VF+SOLD
BahamasBahamas 50 cents 197442a50 cents 1974 Central Bank of BahamasUNC20
BahamasBahamas 1 dollar 1974 for sale43b1 dollar 1974 Central Bank Act (1984) UNC foxing20
Bahamasbahamas 3 dollars 198444a3 dollars 1974 Central Bank of BahamasUNC13
Bahamas455 dollars 1974
BahamasBahamas 1 dollar 199657
1 dollar 1996 Central Bank of BahamasEF16
BahamasBahamas 10 dollars 1996 for sale
Bahamas 10 dollars 1996 for sale

10 dollars 1996VF100
Bahamas Bahamas 50 cents 20016850 cents 2001 Central Bank of BahamasUNC7
Bahamas701 dollar 2002 Central Bank of Bahamas 2000EF foxing16
BahamasBahamas 100 dollars 2009 for sale76100 dollars 2009UNC280
BahamasBahamas 50 cents 2019Pnew50 cents 2019 UNC4
BahamasBahamas 3 dollars 2019 for salePnew3 dollars 2019UNC12
British HondurasBritish Honduras 5 dollars 1970 for sale
British Honduras 5 dollars 1970 back for sale

305 dollars 1970VF380
Belizebelize 1 dollar 1976331 dollar 1976 VF foxingSOLD
BellizeBelize 5 dollars 2016 for sale
Belize 5 dollars 1976 for sale
355 dollars 1976Fine prefix C/1180
BelizeBelize 10 dollars 1980 for sale4010 dollars 1980EF300
BelizeBelize 1 dollar 1987461 dollar 1987 UNC30
Belizebelize 1 dollar 1990511 dollar 1990UNC35
Belize belize 2 dollars 199052a2 dollars 1990UNC20
Belize 52b2 dollars 1991UNC18
Belize54b10 dollars dd 1 June 1991EFSOLD
Belize belize 5 dollars 61b5 dollars 2002 dd 1 Jan 2002 UNC20
Belize 6310 dollars dd 1 June 1997UNC80
BelizeLooks like P-5266b2 dollars 2003 dd Jan 2005UNC10
Belize Looks like P-5266c2 dollars 2003 dd 1 Jan 2007UNC8
BelizeLooks like P-61675 dollars  dd 1 July 2009UNC13
BelizeBdelize 10 dollars68c10 dollars dd 1 Sep 2007VF25
Belize68c10 dollars dd 1 Sep 2007UNC35
Belize 69d20 dollars dd 1 Aug 2010UNC60
Belizebelize 50 dollars 20097050 dollars 2009VF60
Belize7050 dollars 2016UNCSOLD
Belize71100 dollars 2016UNC200
Bermuda185 shillings 1957VFSOLD
Bermuda1910 shillings 1957VFSOLD
BermudaBermuda 1 dollar 1978281 dollar  1 April 1978UNC25
BermudaBermuda 10 dollars 19763010 dollars 1978VF150
Bermuda342 dollars 1 Oct 1988 prefix B/1EFSOLD
BermudaBermuda 2 dollars 1988342 dollars June 1997UNC25
BermudaBermuda 10 dollars 19893610 dollars 1989 low serial numberUNC200
BermudaBermuda 5 dollars 1997355 dollars 1997UNCSOLD
Bermuda Bermuda 20 dollars 2000 for sale
bermuda 20 dollars for sale
515 dollars 2000 dd 24 May 2000UNC30
British Caribbean TerritoriesBritish Caribbean 1 dollar for sale
British caribbean 1 dollar back for sale
71 dollarEF180
Cayman IslandsCayman 1 dollar 197451 dollar Cayman Islands Currency Board 1974UNC25
Cayman IslandsCayman 10 dollars 1971 for sale
Cayman Islands 10 dollars 1971 for sale
710 dollars ND 1971 prefix A/1VF280
Cayman Islands1810 dollars
Cayman Islands Currency Board 1998
Cayman IslandsCayman islands 100 dollars 1996 for sale20100 dollars 1996UNCSOLD
Cayman Islands261 dollar Cayman Islands Monetary Authority 2001 series UNC18
Cayman IslandsCayman 1 dollar commemorative for sale301 dollar 2003 commemorative issueUNC20
Cayman IslandsCayman islands 50 dollars 2003
Cayman islands 50 dollars 2003 back
3250 dollars
2003 issue prefix C/2
Cayman IslandsCayman 1 dollar 2006331 dollar Cayman Islands Monetary Authority 2006 series UNC12
Cayman IslandsCayman 5 dollars 2005345 dollars Cayman Islands Monetary Authority 2005 prefix C/1UNC35
Cayman IslandsCayman islands 25 dollars 19963625 dollars Cayman Islands Currency Board 2006UNC90
Cayman Islands381 dollar Cayman Islands Monetary Authority 2010UNC6
Cayman IslandsCayman 5 dollars 2010395 dollars Cayman Islands Monetary Authority 2010UNC
low serial number
Cayman Islands4010 dollars Cayman Islands Monetary Authority 2010UNC30
Cayman Islandscayman 25 dollars 20104125 dollars Cayman Islands Monetary Authority 2010UNCSOLD
Cayman IslandsCayman Islands 10 dollars 2010 for sale4250 dollars
Cayman Islands Monetary Authority prefix D/1 low serial no.
Cayman IslandsCayman 1 dollarPnew1 dollar Cayman Islands Monetary Authority 2018UNC4
Cayman Islandscayman 1 dollar 2018Pnew1 dollar  2018/2019 60th anniversary commemorative  prefix Q/2UNCSOLD
CanadaAlso see polymer issues
Canada5820 dollars Thissen-Crow 1991UNC60
CanadaCanada 1 dollar 196474b1 dollar Beattie RasminskyUNC25
Canada75d1 dollar Lawson BoweyUNC18
CanadaCanada 2 dollars 195476b2 dollars Beattie RasminskyAUNC28
CanadaCanada 5 dollars 1954775 dollars Beattie RasminskyFine22
CanadaCanada 10 dollars 19547810 dollars Beattie RasminskyFine+SOLD
CanadaCanada 20 dollars
Canada 20 dollars 1954 for sale
7920 dollars Beattie RasminskyVF60
CanadaCanada 50 dollars 1954 for sale
Canada 50 dollars for sale
8050 dollars
ND 1954
Canadacanada 1 dollar comm841 dollar 1967 commemorative UNC12
CanadaCanada 1 dollar 1974851 dollar 1969-75 Lawson Bowey, Crow BoweyUNCSOLD
CanadaCanada 2 dollars 1974862 dollars 1974 Lawson Bowey .Crow BoweyUNC20
Canada8920 dollars 1969-75 VF+45
Canada *Canada 2 dollars 1986942 dollars 1986-91 Benin-ThiessenUNC8
East Africa335 shillings 1955VF200
East AfricaEast Africa 100 shillings for sale40100 shillings ND 1968-60VF tear at right corner250
East Africa415 shillings 1962-63VFSOLD
East AfricaEast africa 20 shillings for sale
East afirca 20 shillings back for sale
4320 shillings 1961VF220
Eastern CaribbeanAlso see polymer issue
Eastern Caribbean East caribbean 1 dollar 196713e1 dollar 1965 Antigua and barbudaUNC45
Eastern Caribbean 13g1 dollar 1965 signature variety 10UNC45
Eastern Caribbean145 dollars 1965UNC90
Eastern CaribbeanECC 20 dollars1520 dollars 1965 suffix G/L/KEF250
Eastern Caribbean Eastern caribbean 1 dollar 171 dollar 1985-88 Suffix K/U/AUNC35
Eastern caribbeanEastern caribbean 5 dollars 185 dollars 1985-88UNC45
Eastern Caribbean East caribbean 20 dollars for sale1920 dollars 1985-87  Suffix VVF+120
Eastern Caribbean East caribbean 5 dollars265 dollars 1993 suffix L/St LuciaUNC25
Eastern Caribbean 2710 dollars 1993 suffix L/St LuciaUNCSOLD
Eastern Caribbean Eastern caribbean 10 dollars 4810 dollars 2008 issueUNC 18
Eastern caribbeanEastern caribbean 20 dollars4920 dollars 2008 issueUNC35
Eastern Caribbean Look like 48 silver security stripe5210 dollars 2015 issueUNC15
Eastern CaribbeanEastern caribbean 50 dollars 2016 for sale5450 dollars ND 2016UNC80
Falkland IslandsFalkland Islands 10 shillings
Falkland Islands 10 shillings for sale
7a10 shillings 1960VF350
Falkland Islands125 pounds 150th anniversary 1833-1983 (looks like P17)UNC80
Falkland Islands1410 pounds 1 Sep 1986 (looks like P18)UNCSOLD
Falkland IslandsFalkland 50 pounds1650 pounds 1 July 1990UNC190
Falkland IslandsFalkland 5 pounds175 pounds 14 June 2005 UNC25
Falkland IslandsFalkland 10 pounds1810 pounds 1 Jan 2011UNC65
Falkland IslandsFalkland 20 pounds1920 pounds 1 Jan 2011UNC80
Fiji602 dollars Government of Fiji 1968EFSOLD
FijiFiji 1 dollar 1967711 dollar 1974AUNC50
FijiFiji 2 dollars722 dollars 1974EF70
FijiFiji 5 dollars 1974 for sale735 dollars 1974EF180
FijiFiji 10 dollars7410 dollars 1974 VF100
FijiFiji 20 dollars 1974 for sale7520 dollars 1974VFSOLD
FijiFiji 1 dollar 1970s761 dollar ND 1980 AU foxing25
Fiji8410 dollars ND 1986VF30
FijiFiji 2 dollars87a2 dollars 1987-88 Swatibau signUNC20
Fiji8820 dollars ND 1988VF55
FijiFiji 1 dollar 1980s891 dollar ND 1993UNC10
Fiji *Fiji 2 dollars 200796b2 dollars ND 1992-95 double prefixUNC7
FijiFiji 5 dollars 2007105b5 dollars 2002 double letter prefixUNC 15
FijiFiji 10 dollars 2002106a10 dollars 2002 double letter prefixUNC25
Fiji107a20 dollars 2002 double letter prefix UNC35
FijiFiji 50 dollars 199610850 dollars ND 1996 scarce signUNC100
Fiji *
Fiji 2 dollars 2010
1092 dollars 2007 issueUNC5
FijiFiji 5 dollars 20071105 dollars 2007 issueUNC10
FijiFiji 10 dollar 200711110 dollars 2007 issueUNC15
Fiji *Fiji 20 dollars 200711220 dollars 2007 issueUNC25
FijiFiji 50 dollars11350 dollars 2007 issueUNC60
FijiFiji 100 dollars114100 dollars 2007 issueUNC 130
Great Britainengland 10 shillings373c10 shillings 1961-64 J.S.FfodeUNC20
Great BritainEngland 1 pound374c1 pound 1960-64 Hollom signAU toning15
Great Britain364g1 pound 1960-64 J.B. page signAU15
Great BritainGreat britain 5 pounds for sale3755 Pounds ND 1966-70 Hollom signEF60
Great Britain377b1 Pound J.B. PageUNC15
Great Britain37910 Pounds D.H Summer and G.M. Gill signVFSOLD
Great BritainGreat Britain 20 pounds for sale38020 Pounds D.H Summer/G.M.GillEF150
Great Britain38910 pounds 2000UNC45
Great Britain391d5 Pounds Chris Salmon sign UNC25
Great BritainGreat britain 20 pounds39220 Pounds
Bailey & Andrew sign
Great Britaingreat britain 50 pounds38850 pounds
ND 2014
Great BritainGreat britain 50 pounds P393 for sale39350 pounds ND 2010VF /AUNC130/160
(looks like 20e)
1 Pound 15 Sep 1979UNC foxing35
Gibraltar *GI(braltar 1 pound20e1 Pound 4 Aug 1988UNC12
GibraltarGibraltar 5 pounds21b5 Pounds 4 Aug 1988UNC45
GibraltarGibraltar 10 pounds 19862210 Pounds 21 Oct 1986UNC80
Gibraltargibraltar 50 pounds2450 Pounds 27 Nov 1986UNC200
GibraltarGibraltar 5 pounds295 Pounds Millennium commemorativeUNC35
GibraltarGibraltar 20 pounds 20043120 Pounds 2004 tercentenary commemorativeUNC 80
GibraltarGobraltar 10 pounds 20063210 Pounds 2006UNC50
GibraltarGibraltar 20 pounds 20063320 Pounds 2006UNC75
GibraltarGibrakltar 50 pounds 20063450 Pounds 2006UNC180
GibraltarGibraltar 5 pounds 2011355 Pounds 1 Jan 2011UNC25
GibraltarGibraltar 10 pounds 20113610 Pounds 1 Jan 2011UNC45
GibraltarGibraltar 20 pounds 20113720 Pounds 1 Jan 2011UNC75
GibraltarGibraltar 50 pounds 20113850 Pounds 1 Jan 2010UNC170
GibraltarGibraltar 100 pounds 2011
Gibraltar 100 pounds 2011
39100 Pounds 1 Jan 2010UNC300
Gibraltargibraltar 5 pounds 2021P-new5 pounds 2021UNC22
GuernseyGUrnsey 5 pounds565 Pounds 1994-96 UNC35
GuernseyGurnsey 10 pounds5710 Pounds 1994-96UNC60
Guernsey5820 Pounds 1996 (looks like P61)UNC75
Guernseygurnsey 50 pounds5950 Pounds 1996UNC180
GuernseyGurnsey 20 pounds6120 Pounds 2012 Diamond JubileeUNCSOLD
GuernseyPnew20 Pounds 2018 100th anniversary of WWI (looks like P61 prefix TGW)UNC85
Isle of Man291 Pound ND 1972VF40
Isle of Man29e1 Pound ND 1961UNC50
Isle of ManIsle of man 50 new pence for sale3350 new pence ND 1979UNC50
Isle of Manisle of man 1 pound341 Pound ND 1979UNCSOLD
Isle of ManIsle of Man 1 pound polymer381 Pound ND (1983) Bradvak polymerVF toning30
Isle of Man381 Pound ND (1983)UNC foxing spot60
Isle of Manisle of man 50 pounds3950 Pounds 1983UNC200
Isle of ManIsle of Man 1 pound40b1 Pound ND 1983 reduced sizeUNC15
Isle of ManIsle of Man 5 pounds41b5 Pounds ND 1983 reduced sizeUNC25
Isle of Manisle of Man 20 pounds 20074520 Pounds ND 2000UNC100
Isle of Manisle of Man 10 pounds4710 Pounds ND 2007UNC foxing spot50
JamaicaJamaica 5 shillings
Jamaica 5 shillings back
51Ab5 shillings 1960(1964) English mottoEFSOLD
Jamaica51Bb10 shillings 1960(1964) English mottoEFSOLD
Jamaica51C1 pound 1960(1964) English mottoEFSOLD
Jerseyjersey 10 shillings 19637a10 shillings 1963 EF foxing60
JerseyJersey 1 pound 1967 for sale
Jersey 1 pound NDD 1967 for sale
81 poundVF120
Jerseyjersey 1 pound 1978111 Pound 1976 Leslie May signUNC40
Jersey111 Pound
Lesile May sign
AUNC foxing25
JerseyJersey 20 pounds for sale1420 Pounds Leslie MayUNC600
Jersey25 (looks like 26 with anniversary logo )1 Pound 50th anniversary 1995UNC20
Jerseyjersey 1pound 2000261 Pound Ian Black sign ND 2000UNC10
Jerseyjersey 5 pounds275 Pounds Ian Black sign ND 2000UNC30
Jerseyjersey 10 pounds 20002810 Pounds Ian Black sign ND 2000UNC80
Jerseyjersey 20 pounds2920 Pounds Ian Black sign ND 2000UNC110
JerseyJersey 1 pound 2004 comm for sale311 Pound ND 2004
80th anniversary British crown
Jersey *jersey1  pound 2010321 Pound  Ian Black 2000 prefix ADUNC6
JerseyJersey 5 pounds 2010335 Pounds Ian Black 2000 prefix ADUNC20
Jerseyjersey 10 pounds 20103410 Pounds Ian Black 2000 prefix DDUNC50
JerseyJersey 20 pounds ND 2000 for sale
jersey 20 pounds ND 2000 for sale
3520 Pounds Ian Black ND2000UNC80
JerseyJersey 50 pounds 2000 for sale
Jersey 50 pounds for sale
3650 Pounds Ian Black ND 2000UNC150
Jersey jersey 100 pounds
jersey 100 pounds back

37100 Pounds ND 2012 Diamond JubileeUNC300
MaltaMalta 10 shillings for sale2810 shillings ND 1967 prefix A1VF foxing along edges90
MauritiusMauritius 5 rupees for saleMauritius 5 rupees 1967 for sale305 rupees ND 1967AUNC60
Mauritiusmautitius 10 rupees 19673110 rupees ND 1967Aunc foxing65
Mauritius3225 rupees ND 1967VF120
MauritiusMauritius 50 rupees 1967 for sale3350 rupees ND 1967VF180
New ZealandNZ 1 dollar1631 dollar 1967 Hardie /Knight signVF15
New Zealand1631 dollar 1967 Hardie and Knight signUNC foxing25
New Zealand1631 dollar 1967 Hardie star replacement UNC foxing35
New Zealand1642 dollars 1977-81 Hardie signUNC30
New Zealand1642 dollars 1977-81 Hardie signVF20
New Zealand1642 dollars 1977-81 Hardie star replacementUNC foxing45
New ZealandNZ 5 dollars1655 dollars 1975-77 Knight & Hardie signVF40
New Zealand1655 dollars 1975-77 Hardie star replacementAUNC70
New Zealand16610 dollarsVFSOLD
New Zealand16720 dollarsVFSOLD
New ZealandNew Zealans 1 dollar brash for sale1691 dollar 1989-1992 Brash sign AUNC10
New Zealand1691 dollar 1989-1985 Hardie /Russell
AUNC toning13 /15 (Russell)
New ZealandNZ 2 dollars1702 dollars 1981-85 Hardie and Brash signUNC16
New ZealandNZ 5 dollars brash1715 dollars 1989-92 Brash signUNC35
New Zealand1715 dollars Russell signVF30
New Zealand17210 dollars 1989-92 Russell sign VF25
New ZealandNZ 10 dollars 17210 dollars 1989-92 Russell sign AUNC toning45
New ZealandNew Zealand 20 dollars Brash for saleNew Zealand 20 dollars for sale
17320 dollars 1989-92 Brash sign EF75
New ZealandNew Zealand 10 dollars 1990 17610 dollars Treaty of Waitangi 1990 comemorative prefix BBB, no folderUNCSOLD
Rhodesiarhodesia 1 pound 1964251 Pound 1964VF250
RhodesiaRhodesia 5 pounds 1966 for sale295 Pounds 1966VF500
Saint Helena550 new pence 1976-79 issueUNC25
Saint HelenaSt helena 5 pounds75 Pounds 1976-79 issueUNC50
Saint HelenaSt. Helena 1 pound91 Pound 1981-86 issueUNC15
Saint HelenaLooks like P7 7 but smaller115 Pounds ND 1998UNC35
Saint HelenaSt.Helena 20 pounds1020 Pounds ND 1986UNC150
Saint Helena1210 Pounds 2004UNC60
Scotlandscotland 5 pounds 2002 commemorative for sale
Scotland 5 pounds 2002 for sale
3625 pounds 2002 commemorativeUNC120
ScotlandScotland 10 pounds jubilee
Scotland 10 pounds jubilee back
36810 pounds 2012 diamond jubilee commemorativeUNC100
Solomon IslandsSolomon islands 2 dollarsP5a2 dollars 1977UNC35
Solomon IslandsP65 dollars 1977AUNC foxing60
Solomon IslandsSolomon islands 10 dollarsP710 dollars 1977 UNC PMG 66EPQ180
Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands 20 dollars for sale
Solomon Islands 20 dollars back for sale
P820 dollars
ND 1981
Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and tobago 1 dollar261 dollar 1964 VF35