Friday, January 29, 2010

Haiti 1982 1 Gourde 'W' Prefix TYVEK BANKNOTE

***This is the rare 1 Gourde Tyvek banknote from Haiti dated 1982, with the scarce single prefix of 'W' & which shows the vignette of ex-Haitian dictator, Papa Doc.
Haiti is the only country that issued a complete set of banknotes in tyvek for circulation & being 1 of the only 3 countries in the world that ever printed notes in tyvek, all courtesy of the ABNC.
Many years back, this banknote was being sold for just a few Yankee Dollars, but today, a UNC piece is being sold for above US$400.
Its price will definitely trend higher as these notes were only issued during a 2-year-period and the tyvek technology has long since been consigned to the dungheap!

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