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The Leeward Islands Paper Money Guide

What is it and how much is it worth?

Two Shilling Sixpence Leeward Islands 1921

Two Shilling Sixpence Leeward Islands 1921

Welcome! We’re excited to talk about Old Government of the Leeward Islands Paper Money today!

If you already have a solid understanding of Leeward Islands banknotes and why they’re important, we still recommend you read through the guide. The last thing you want is to sell your Leeward Islands bill for too little, and not get the money you deserve.

These bills were printed in three different denominations ranging from Two Shillings Sixpence to Ten Shillings. The higher the denomination the more likely it is for your bill to be worth more money. We look forward to helping you with your collection. Remember, we are strong buyers of these Leeward Islands banknotes.

What are Banknotes from the Government of The Leeward Islands?

Examples of these banknotes come to the market from time to time, so they are not exceptionally rare. However, great condition examples can be worth money. These banknotes have an interesting history and short history. Many of them have been destroyed with a small percentage of survivors today.

The Leeward Islands paper money we’re looking at today was only printed for 1921, and that’s it. There are later issued banknotes that are worth just their face value. If you think you have a rare bill from the Leeward Islands, contact us as we are always buying.

All of these banknotes feature, in the center, a portrait of George V. He was the King of the United Kingdom, the British Dominions, and Emperor of India from 1910 until his death in 1936.

Should I contact a Paper Money Expert?

Depending on your capabilities, willingness to learn, and the complexity of Leeward Islands Paper Money varieties and conditions, as well as market variables, you could buy, sell, and collect Leeward Island Currency yourself. Or, you might discover that you would prefer the help of an expert. Either way is okay!

If you end up looking for expert help, it’s important to know many consultants “provide Free Evaluations,” but can vary widely in quality and honesty. Knowing how to choose a trustworthy Paper Money Expert can save you a lot of time and money, as the wrong person can do more harm to your pocketbook than they will help.

The true value of Leeward Islands Banknotes

This can be a difficult area to navigate if you’re a beginner, but in our guide, we hope to help ease the waters just a bit. We will touch lightly on this now, but if you want to learn more about buying or selling Leeward Islands Paper Money, you should read the chapters that dive specifically into those areas. Essentially it comes down to this.

You should know this. Collecting Government of Leeward Islands paper money from this era is not for the beginner collector, in my opinion. If you’re just starting collecting, you should go after something with more than three notes. We’ve been collecting and dealing with paper money for nearly 30 years now, and our name is important to us.

Leeward Islands Banknote Selling Guidelines

Basic principles:

  • Educate yourself on Leeward Islands Paper Money.
  • Don’t sell counterfeit paper money if you know its fake.
  • Avoid unnecessary seller fees on platforms that cost your potentially hundreds of dollars in fees.
  • Find a trustworthy buyer who has been in the industry for decades

Things to avoid:

  • If your banknotes are very valuable, shipping without insurance. (a big no-no)
  • Selling your entire collection to a local Pawn or Coin shop who will always give you less money than an online dealer or collector would. (Keep in mind, local shops have monthly overhead costs that we don’t have online, so we can pay a lot more)
  • Using tape or staples near your paper money. (NEVER do this)
  • Improper storage of Leeward Islands paper money, prior to selling it, which can significantly negatively impact its value.

 

Leeward Islands Banknote Buying Guidelines

Basic principles:

  • Educate yourself on Leeward Islands Paper Money.
  • Find a Paper Money Expert who can help track down rare notes for your collection.
  • Know which series are most commonly counterfeited.
  • Buy graded banknotes to assure authenticity.
  • Avoid paying too much on platforms like eBay, where sellers NEED to ask for ridiculous amounts of money in order to combat the high seller fees.
  • Find a trustworthy seller who has been in the industry for decades.

Things to avoid:

  • Just like buying jewelry, you do not want to buy at full retail cost; find a reputable dealer who will give you their best deal.
  • Rushing into buying an entire collection at once can demand a significant premium, take your time.
  • Using tape or staples near your paper money. (NEVER do this)
  • Improper storage of Leeward Islands paper money can negatively impact the value later down the line. Consider

 

Counterfeit Leeward Islands Bills

Considering how valuable some of these bills are, there can be a lot of fake Leeward Islands bills in collectors’ possessions. If you have a Leeward Islands banknote and you want to know if it’s real or fake, contact us and we’ll let you know within 24 hours along with our best price offer if you’re interested in selling. I think you may be surprised by how much money we offer for your paper money collection.

The Leeward Islands Paper Money

We had a difficult time finding images of issued notes from The Leeward Islands. Some examples can be hard to locate, mainly ones in great condition. You have to remember a lot of these were destroyed, and the surviving examples were likely stored in humid climates for an extended period of time. Paper money is fragile and can damage easily. A limited number of these banknotes were printed. Click on the images below to find out more information about your old Leeward Islands currency.

Two Shilling Sixpence Leeward Islands 1921
Leeward Islands 1921 Five Shillings bank note
Ten Shillings Leeward Islands 1921

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