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How much are Rhodesia and Nyasaland banknotes worth?

Rhodesia and Nyasaland Banknote Values

Bank of Rhodesia and Nyasaland 10 pound banknote 1956-60

Bank of Rhodesia and Nyasaland 10 pound banknote 1956-60

Years: 1956 to 1961
Country: Rhodesia & Nyasaland
Type: Rhodesia & Nyasaland Banknote
Denominations: 10 Shillings, 1 Pound, 5 Pounds, 10 Pounds 

Banknotes from Rhodesia & Nyasaland are some of the hardest bills to find in collections today. This is due to the limit quantity printed, the high demand, and overall scarcity.

How much is my Rhodesia and Nyasaland banknote worth?

Most people think if they find a rare banknote they will be able to retire. 99% of the time this is incorrect. There are only a small handful of notes in the world worth over $1,000,000 and unfortunately, Rhodesia and Nyasaland do not have any 7 figure banknotes. Most banknotes will be worth over $250, and some can be worth more than $1,000.

Value depends on a few factors:

  • Condition
  • Supply/Demand
  • Rarity/Scarcity
  • Serial numbers


This is an area most can understand quickly. Many times, paper money we buy is in poor condition due to how it was stored. Environmental damage is a very real thing, especially in warmer, more damp, climates. Condition is arguably one of the most important factors when determining condition. However, if there were too many of a particular banknote printed, it doesn’t matter if the banknote is litearlly in perfect condition.


Simple economics will teach you about Supply and Demand, and how important it is to determining the value of something in a given marketplace. If there were a large quantity of Rhodesia & Nyasaland notes printed (which there aren’t) and there wasn’t much demand (there is pretty good demand) then you’d have a relatively valueless banknote.

Rhodesia & Nyasaland have some of the fewest printed banknotes, and some of the highest demand when it comes to rare paper money bills. If you’re looking to sell your paper money, you’ve come to the right place.


It doesn’t matter how rare or scarce something is: if you don’t have demand for the item, nobody will buy it. I’ve owned some of the scracist banknotes in existance, however, because not many people know or care of their existance, they’re relatively worthless.

For banknotes from Rhodesia & Nyasaland, however, that is not the case. These bills are oftentimes quickly consumed by the marketplace whenever one hits the market. We personally love collecting this type of banknote because of how rare they are and honestly we never really see them now days.

Serial Numbers

Serial Numbers is one of those interesting things that many people overlook. Depending on which serial number was printed on the bill can help determine the value of the bill. The “cooler” the serial number is, the higher liklihood you have of scoring something really worth yor time. For example, if you have a Serial Number 681356 vs. a Serial Number 1 note, the latter will always be more valuable, regardless of condition. If you’re unsure about the scarcity of your serial number, we wrote a whole in-depth guide here.


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