To find links to the rest of this site, go to Banknote Zone portals




 
 
 
 
 
 
Marie Byrd Land is not a sovereign nation.  It is the largest unclaimed area remaining on Earth.  Famed Antarctic explorer Admiral Richard E. Byrd named Marie Byrd Land after his wife in 1929 during his first mission to the Antarctican continent.  It consists of over 1,600,000 square kilometers of very remote territory on the west side of Antarctica.  Marie Byrd Land lies east of the Ross Ice Shelf/Ross Sea and south of the Pacific Ocean.  It covers the area between 158 degrees W longitude and 103 degree 24 minutes W. 

Prolific bank note graphic artist R. J. Reed, chief designer at the Reed Banknote Co., Sarasota, Florida (formerly known as FAN-T-C-GRAFIX), thought the creation of a fantasy currency for this region would create a challenge.  Having produced the vast majority of his bills based on antiquated designs, this posed an interesting problem to the self-proclaimed "Extravagant Exchequer of Extraordinary Exchangeables" and CEO of Misterbanknote.com/Richard J. Reed World Paper Money.  He decided on the penguino (pronouced "pen-gwee-no") as the unit of currency for this distinct series.  So, naturally, the theme on at least the first notes of the series would be penguins (and lots of 'em on the front of the first "one penguino" notes he came up with).

The first one penguino notes (specimen essay/proofs) bear the date 20.5.2010 (May 20, 2010).  These notes were completed just before Reed headed off to the 34th annual International Paper Money Show in Memphis, Tenn.  Only 14 three-note sheets of these were printed, and of those, 12 of the 14 were printed with the backs upside down, creating 36 unintentional error notes to start off the series on shaky footing!  These first notes did not have any holograms and utilized a special seal at the lower left on the front that was created for "Operation Deep Freeze," the code name for a series of US missions to Antarctica.  Reed set himself up as "Exchequer" of Marie Byrd Land and signed the bills.

With some minor changes and the addition of three holograms, including a neat translucent one that allowed the Operation Deep Freeze seal to show through, a series of about 150 specimen one penguinos bearing the special date 10.10.10 (October 10, 2010) were then created.  No "regular issue" or redeemable notes were created for this date.

A further-modified design was then sparsely produced as about 36 specimens and 36 "regular issue" redeemable one penguino notes dated with another special date: 1.1.11 (January 1, 2011) were printed.  There was also a special test note (six pieces) printed on a blue parchment paper.  These were the last of the bills to use the ODF seal.  All the one penguinos up to this point have been printed by color laser technology in Sarasota, FL. 

Next would come the first true production run, and it would fittingly be completed just before the next Memphis show, and bears the date 2.6.11 (June 2, 2011).  It would also be a different denomination, the three penguino, and produced specifically to be redeemable only at the Memphis IPMS.  For the Memphis bills, these had a new "Seal of the Exchequer of Marie Byrd Land" to replace the ODF seal.  These latest notes also employ two translucent holograms (on the exchequer seal on the front and the Memphis anniversary seal on the back) and a square hologram in the upper left hand corner with printed serial number, denomination, and other information.  For the first time, a facsimile signature for MBL Exchequer (and note designer) R. J. Reed was placed on the note, and space was created for the signatures of two IPMS official signatures.  The entire printing of this three penguino note, commemorating the 50th anniversaries of the Society of Paper Money Collectors and International Bank Note Society, as well as the 35th anniversary of the Memphis IPMS, was purchased by Lyn Knight, owner of the IPMS and  Lyn Knight Currency Auctions.  Outside of the proofs, which were printed in Sarasota, FL by color laser, the regular notes were printed at a different facility in Kansas City using Indigo press technology.

A series of one-two-and three penguino notes came next.  The three penguino is similar to the Memphis issue but without the anniversary seals, etc.  The one penguino got a new back showing only one penguin.  The two penguino was a totally new design.  The first notes bear a 1.11.11 (November 1, 2011) date and only 11 of each type and denomination (regular issue and specimen) were printed.  They are sold only in matched-numbered sets.  A second series bearing an 11.11.11 (Nov. 11, 2011) date came next (about 150 sets were printed, along with a few proofs).

Then it was time for a new denomination, a half penguino.  It is smaller and cheaper, and a good way to introduce the public to the growing penguino family.   The first one was dated 1.1.12 (Jan. 1, 2012) and another special one designed for Leap Year Day and bears a 29.2.12 (Feb. 29, 2012) date and a "LEAP YEAR DAY" imprint.  Another new denomination followed, also bearing the Leap Year Day imprint and date - the four penguino note had arrived.  All are available in regular issue (refundable) and specimen (non-refundable) versions.

The next note was scheduled to be the five penguino, but instead a special commemorative 100 penguino note noting the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking was prepared in very limited quantities with a 14.4.12 date and available in both SPECIMEN and regular issue.  This is the first MBL note printed on a special paper with covert security feature and featuring four holograms!

Following Titanic was another commemorative, dated 2.6.12, this time celebrating the diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, printed on a different special paper again with an embedded.hidden security feature.

In the fall of 2012, the schedule reverted to the missing "regular" issues in the penguino series, and the "Tall Ships" series was born.  Printed on a blue linen paper and again with a covert security feature, this beautiful set is comprised of the 5, 10, and 20 penguinos featuring the early French expedition to the South Seas and Antarctica by the ships Astrolabe and Zelee in the 1830's.  Rounding out the series is the 50 penguinos which is a special tribute note to the HMS Bounty replica ship that was constructed in 1960 for "Mutiny On The Bounty" and was tragically lost in Hurricane Sandy.  All these bear a special 10.11.12 date.

The final issue of a busy 2012 came with the release of the 12.12.12 newly redesigned one penguino issue, another beautiful note.

The year 2013 was another busy one, with more commemorative issues (a new 60 penguicentinos or 3/5 penguino denomination and another 60 penguino bill) including the 60th anniversary of the coronation of QEII on June 2nd, which was also the date of the Exchequer's 60th birthday.  A special "royal ball" was held, with R. J. Reed becoming the unofficial "Prince of Marie Byrd Land."  One of his first duties was to declare his lovely wife Christine Marie as "Princess Christine Marie I, ruler of Marie Byrd Land and Protector of Penguins."  Reed became the Royal Exchequer and Admiral of the Fantasy Fleet.  The first regal banknote issue, a 3/5 penguino (60 penguicentinos) note and another 60 penguino note, celebrated the 60th birthday of HRH Princess Christine Marie I and her accession to the throne.

The Reed Banknote Company recently collaborated with Applied Currency Concepts and Stebbins Security Documents to create these incredible new bills in polymer and they are just now being released.  Several were introduced recently at the Florida United Numismatists show in January, 2015 in Orlando, Florida (please see the chart below for new arrivals and prices).  More information and pictures will be forthcoming soon - stay tuned!  For pictures from the latest FUN show, see just below the chart.

NOTE - FOR INFORMATION ON REFUNDABILITY OF "ISSUED" (NON-SPECIMEN) MBL NOTES, PLEASE CHECK THIS LINK: mbl_refund.html.

  FANTASY ART BANKNOTES OF MARIE BYRD LAND (LISTING DOES NOT INCLUDE PROOFS)          
Regular            
Catalog #   Substrate ~ Qty Price Expires Status
unissued 1/4 Penguino - French ship/exploration - proposed paper     ? NDY
FAN081n2 ½ Penguino - 1.1.12 paper 1200 $ 5.00 Jan. 1, 2014 issued
FAN081n4 ½ Penguino - 29.2.12 paper 900 $ 5.00 Jan. 1, 2014 issued
not assigned 1/2 Penguino - French ship/exploration - 28.6.13 polymer   $ 5.00 June 28, 2018 issued
not assigned 3/5 penguino (60pc) - QEII 60th Anniv. of Coronation / Exchequer's 60th Birthday - 2.6.13 polymer   $ 6.00 June 2, 2018 pending
not assigned 3/5 penguino (60pc) - Princess Christine Marie I 60th Birthday/first royal issue - 22.11.13 polymer   $ 6.00 Nov. 22, 2018 pending
FAN045nc3 1 Penguino 1.1.11 paper 36 $ 24.00 Jan. 1, 2012 issued
FAN078n3 1 Penguino - 11.11.11 paper 150 $ 13.00 Jan. 1, 2014 issued
FAN106n1 1 Penguino A/B - 12.12.12 paper 210 $ 13.00 Jan. 1, 2015 issued
not assigned 1 Penguino - French ship/exploration - 11.12.13 polymer   $ 8.00 Dec. 11, 2018 issued
FAN079n3 2 Penguino - 11.11.11 paper 150 $ 14.50 Jan. 1, 2014 issued
not assigned 2 Penguino - French ship/exploration - 11.12.13 polymer   $ 9.00 Dec. 11, 2018 issued
FAN061n1 3 Penguino - produced for Memphis International Paper Money Show - 2.6.11 paper 800 SOLD   issued
FAN080n3 3 Penguino - 11.11.11 paper 150 $ 16.00 Jan. 1, 2014 issued
not assigned 3 Penguino - French ship/exploration - 11.12.13 polymer   $ 10.00 Dec. 11, 2018 issued
FANMBLs2a 1, 2, 3 Penguino 11.11.11 (3 pc. regular set) paper <150 $ 38.00 Jan. 1, 2014 issued
FAN082n2 4 Penguino - 29.2.12 paper 120 $ 17.50 Jan. 1, 2014 issued
FAN102n1 5 Penguino - French ship/exploration - 10.11.12 paper 105 $ 19.00 Jan. 1, 2015 issued
not assigned 5 Penguino - French ship/exploration - 11.12.13 polymer   $ 12.00 Dec. 11, 2018 issued
unissued 8 Penguino - Swimming Penguins/underwater scene - 28.6.14 polymer   $ 16.00 June 28, 2019 pending
FAN103n1 10 Penguino - French ship/exploration - 10.11.12 paper 60 $ 29.00 Jan. 1, 2015 issued
not assigned 10 Penguino - French ship/exploration - 11.12.13 polymer   $ 20.00 Dec. 11, 2018 issued
FAN104n1 20 Penguino - French ship/exploration - 10.11.12 paper 60 $ 44.00 Jan. 1, 2015 issued
not assigned 20 Penguino - French ship/exploration - 11.12.13 polymer   $ 40.00 Dec. 11, 2018 issued
FAN105n1 50 Penguino - Bounty Memorial 10.11.12 paper 60 $ 89.00 Jan. 1, 2015 issued
not assigned 50 Penguino - French ship/exploration - 11.12.13 polymer   $ 80.00 Dec. 11, 2018 issued
FAN085n1 60 Penguino - QEII Jubilee - 2.6.12 paper 30 $ 105.00 April 14, 2014 issued
not assigned 60 penguino - QEII 60th Anniv. of Coronation / Exchequer's 60th Birthday - 2.6.13 polymer   $ 90.00 June 2, 2018 issued
not assigned 60 penguino - Princess Christine Marie I 60th Birthday/first royal issue - 22.11.13 polymer   $ 90.00 Nov. 22, 2018 issued
FAN084n2 100 Penguino - Titanic Centennial - 14.4.12 paper 20 $ 200.00 April 14, 2014 issued
not assigned 100 Penguino - French ship/exploration - 11.12.13 polymer   $ 160.00 Dec. 11, 2018 issued
unissued 200 Penguino - Princess Christine Marie I / Prince Richard James I - 22.11.14 polymer   $ 260.00 Nov. 22, 2019 pending
unissued 500 Penguino - proposed paper     ? NDY
unissued 1,000 Penguino - proposed paper     ? NDY
             
Specimens            
Catalog #   Substrate ~ Qty Price Expires Status
unissued 1/4 Penguino - French ship/exploration - proposed paper     N/A NDY
FAN081n1 ½ Penguino - 1.1.12 paper 1200 $ 4.00 N/A issued
FAN081n3 ½ Penguino - 29.2.12 paper 900 $ 5.00 N/A issued
not assigned 1/2 Penguino - French ship/exploration - 28.6.13 polymer   $ 7.00 N/A issued
not assigned 3/5 penguino (60pc) - QEII 60th Anniv. of Coronation / Exchequer's 60th Birthday - 2.6.13 polymer   $ 8.00 N/A pending
not assigned 3/5 penguino (60pc) - Princess Christine Marie I 60th Birthday/first royal issue - 22.11.13 polymer   $ 8.00 N/A pending
FAN045na1 1 Penguino - 20.5.10 (inverted back error) paper 36 $ 24.00 N/A issued
FAN045na2 1 Penguino - 20.5.10 (normal back) paper 6 $ 60.00 N/A issued
FAN045nb1 1 Penguino - 10.10.10 paper 150 $ 11.00 N/A issued
FAN045nc1 1 Penguino 1.1.11 paper 36 $ 24.00 N/A issued
FAN078n4 1 Penguino - 11.11.11 paper 150 $ 11.00 N/A issued
FAN106n3 1 Penguino A/B - 12.12.12 paper 200 $ 11.00 N/A issued
not assigned 1 Penguino - French ship/exploration - 11.12.13 polymer   $ 9.00 N/A issued
FAN079n4 2 Penguino - 11.11.11 paper 150 $ 12.00 N/A issued
not assigned 2 Penguino - French ship/exploration - 11.12.13 polymer   $ 10.00 N/A issued
FAN080n4 3 Penguino - 11.11.11 paper 150 $ 13.00 N/A issued
not assigned 3 Penguino - French ship/exploration - 11.12.13 polymer   $ 11.00 N/A issued
FANMBLs1 1, 2, 3 Penguino 1.11.11 (6 pc. R & s set) paper 11 sets $ 175.00 N/A issued
FANMBLs2b 1, 2, 3 Penguino 11.11.11 (3 pc. Spec. set) paper <150 $ 32.00 N/A issued
FAN082n1 4 Penguino - 29.2.12 paper 120 $ 14.00 N/A issued
FAN102n3 5 Penguino - 10.11.12 paper 100 $ 15.00 N/A issued
not assigned 5 Penguino - French ship/exploration - 11.12.13 polymer   $ 12.00 N/A issued
unissued 8 Penguino - Swimming Penguins/underwater scene - 28.6.14 polymer   $ 14.00 N/A pending
FAN103n2 10 Penguino - 10.11.12 paper 120 $ 16.00 N/A issued
not assigned 10 Penguino - French ship/exploration - 11.12.13 polymer   $ 15.00 N/A designed
FAN104n2 20 Penguino - 10.11.12 paper 120 $ 17.00 N/A issued
not assigned 20 Penguino - French ship/exploration - 11.12.13 polymer   $ 16.00 N/A designed
FAN105n2 50 Penguino - Bounty Memorial 10.11.12 paper 120 $ 18.00 N/A issued
not assigned 50 Penguino - French ship/exploration - 11.12.13 polymer   $ 17.00 N/A designed
FAN085n2 60 Penguino - QEII Jubilee - 2.6.12 paper 60 $ 30.00 N/A issued
not assigned 60 penguino - QEII 60th Anniv. of Coronation / Exchequer's 60th Birthday - 2.6.13 polymer   $ 18.00 N/A designed
not assigned 60 penguino - Princess Christine Marie I 60th Birthday/first royal issue - 22.11.13 polymer   $ 18.00 N/A designed
FAN084n1 100 Penguino - Titanic Centennial - 14.4.12 paper 40 $ 50.00 N/A issued
not assigned 100 Penguino - French ship/exploration - 11.12.13 polymer   $ 19.00 N/A issued
unissued 200 Penguino - Princess Christine Marie I / Prince Richard James I - 22.11.14 polymer   $ 20.00 N/A pending
unissued 500 Penguino - proposed paper     N/A NDY
unissued 1,000 Penguino - proposed paper     N/A NDY

Photo from the FUN show in Jan., 2015 (for more photos, see the Fantasy Art Banknote section):

    

The Treasurer of the U. S., Rosa "Rosie" Rios, chats with HRH Princess Christine Marie I of Marie Byrd Land during the show             The 43rd and current Treasurer of the United States: Rosa "Rosie" Gumataotao Rios
photo credit: Summer Stebbins, Stebbins Security Documents                                                                                                                                    photo credit: United States Treasury



The following is a listing of some of the earlier notes in detail, in order of FAN numbers and includes proofs/essays as well as standard "issued" and "SPECIMEN" bills shown above



MARIE BYRD LAND (WESTERN ANTARCTICA) - "Operation Deepfreeze One Penguino"

FAN045na1    Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - one penguino SPECIMEN essay/proof note on white paper, dated 20.5.2010, backs printed in error upside down - $24.00 {36 notes}
FAN045na2    Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - one penguino SPECIMEN essay/proof note on white paper, as above but with backs printed correctly - $60.00 {6 notes}
FAN045sb1    Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - uncut sheet of 3 fantasy one penguino SPECIMEN notes on white paper similar to above essay but with some minor changes and with  3 holograms, dated 10.10.10 (October 10, 2010), artist-signed- $60.00 [about 50 sheets printed, most cut up into individual notes]
FAN045nb1    Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy one penguino SPECIMEN note as above on white paper with 3 holograms, dated 10.10.10 (October 10, 2010), artist-signed- $11.00 {about 150 notes printed, included in above sheet count}
FAN045nc1    Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy one penguino SPECIMEN note on white paper with 3 holograms but with some design changes from FAN045nb1, dated 1.1.11 (January 1, 2011), artist-signed- $24.00 {about 36 notes printed}
FAN045nc2    Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy one penguino SPECIMEN note on blue parchment paper with 3 holograms like FAN045nc1, dated 1.1.11 (January 1,  2011), artist-signed- $60.00 {only 6 notes printed}
FAN045nc3    Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy one penguino "regular issue, redeemable" note on white paper with 3 holograms like FAN045nc1, dated 1.1.11 (January 1, 2011), exchangeable for one U. S. dollar until January 1, 2012 from MBL Exchequer, artist-signed - $20.00 each {only 36 notes printed}



MARIE BYRD LAND (WESTERN ANTARCTICA) - "Three Penguinos - Special Memphis 35th Anniversary/ IBNS-SPMC 50th Anniversary Note"
 
FAN061x     Note: Entire variety, commemorating the 50th anniversaries of the International Bank Note Society and the Society of Paper Money Collectors, was purchased by Lyn Knight Currency Auctions for use at the 35th Annual International Paper Money Show in Memphis, June 9-13, 2011.  For pricing and availability of individual notes, uncut sheets, oversize 11x17 signed prints, and proofs, contact Lyn Knight at LynKnight.com.
FAN061est1   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - uncut sheet of 3 fantasy three penguino SPECIMEN essay/proof test notes, color laser print on white paper, dated 2.6.11, no holograms attached, MBL 000000 at left, TEST 000 at right
FAN061est2   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - uncut sheet of 3 fantasy three penguino SPECIMEN essay/proof test notes, as above but with additional 3-digit black number overprinted at right after red TEST 000 [2 sheets printed]
FAN061est3   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - uncut sheet of 3 fantasy three penguino SPECIMEN essay/proof test notes, color laser print on white paper, dated 2.6.11, no holograms attached, MBL 000000 at left, TEST 000 at right
FAN061sp1    Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - uncut sheet of 3 fantasy three penguino final pre-production proof notes, color laser print on white paper, dated 2.6.11, no holograms and no serial numbers; R. J. Reed facimile  Exchequer sign.
FAN061sp2    Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - uncut sheet of 3 fantasy three penguino final pre-production proof notes, as above, but with 3 holograms affixed to each note; A1B, A2B, A3B on holograms in top left corners; unique
Additional note: above sheets handsigned in "Marie Byrd Land blue" by R. J. Reed
FAN061n1   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy three penguino show-redeemable fully-signed note, Indigo press print on white paper, dated 2.6.11, w/holograms and serial numbers; R. J. Reed facimile  Exchequer signature plus two hand signatures, serials number range A1A - A268A; A1B - A268B; A1C - A268C
FAN061sn1   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - uncut sheet of 3 fantasy three penguino show-redeemable fully-signed replacement (*) notes, Indigo press print on white paper, dated 2.6.11, w/holograms and serial numbers; R. J. Reed facimile  Exchequer signature plus two hand signatures, serials number range *1A - *25A; *1B - *25B; *1C - *25C
 
WANTED!  Currently buying issued and signed three penguino notes from the 35th anniversary Memphis Paper Money Show!   Contact the Royal Exchequer's Office at: rjreed@misterbanknote.com!


MARIE BYRD LAND (WESTERN ANTARCTICA) - "Seal of the Exchequer One Penguino"
 
FAN078n1   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy one penguino note, color laser print on white paper, dated 1.11.11, with three holograms and serial numbers; handsigned by R. J. Reed, Exchequer, seal of the Exchequer of Marie Byrd Land at left covered by transparent hologram, similar to previous issue FAN045 series except for seal type, minor design changes, different refundability clause, and different photograph on back, showing one penguin in the snow, issued note (serial number  MBL 000001 to MBL 000011) - sold only as part of a six piece set of three different denominations, regular and specimen versions (see special sets below) {11 notes}
FAN078n2   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy one penguino note similar to above FAN078n1 but red SPECIMEN overprint non-refundable version with special serial number "11111," sold only as part of a six piece set of three different denominations, regular and specimen versions (see special sets below) {11 notes}
FAN078p3   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy one penguino specimen proof note dated 11.11.11, with or without some or all of the three holograms, rubber stamped "Proof" in script - $20.00
FAN078n3   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy one penguino note dated 11.11.11, otherwise similar to FAN078n1, regular issue (serial numbers MBL 000001 to MBL 000150) - $13.00 {150 notes}
FAN078s3   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - uncut sheet of three of the above one penguino notes dated 11.11.11, regular issue (serial numbers MBL 000001 to MBL 000150) - $39.00
FAN078n4   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy one penguino specimen note similar to above FAN078n4, red SPECIMEN overprint non-refundable version with special serial number "111111" - $11.00 {150 notes}
FAN078s4   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - uncut sheet of three of the above one penguino specimen notes dated 11.11.11, with "111111" serial number - $33.00



MARIE BYRD LAND (WESTERN ANTARCTICA) - "Seal of the Exchequer Two Penguinos"
 
FAN079n1   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy two penguino note, color laser print on white paper, dated 1.11.11, with three holograms and serial numbers; handsigned by R. J. Reed, Exchequer, seal of the Exchequer of Marie Byrd Land at left covered by transparent hologram, issued note (serial number  MBL 000001 to MBL 000011) - sold only as part of a six piece set of three different denominations, regular and specimen versions (see special sets below) {11 notes}
FAN079n2   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy two penguino note similar to above FAN079n1 but red SPECIMEN overprint non-refundable version with special serial number "11111," sold only as part of a six piece set of three different denominations, regular and specimen versions (see special sets below) {11 notes}
FAN079p3   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy two penguino specimen proof note dated 11.11.11, with or without some or all of the three holograms, rubber stamped "Proof" in script - $22.00
FAN079n3   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy two penguino note dated 11.11.11, otherwise similar to FAN079n1, regular issue (serial numbers MBL 000001 to MBL 000150) - $15.00 {150 notes}
FAN079s3   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - uncut sheet of three of the above two penguino notes dated 11.11.11, regular issue (serial numbers MBL 000001 to MBL 000150) - $45.00
FAN079n4   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy two penguino specimen note similar to above FAN079n4, red SPECIMEN overprint non-refundable version with special serial number "111111" - $13.00 {150 notes}
FAN079s4   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - uncut sheet of three of the above two penguino specimen notes dated 11.11.11, with "111111" serial number - $39.00



MARIE BYRD LAND (WESTERN ANTARCTICA) - "Seal of the Exchequer Three Penguinos"
 
FAN080n1   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy three penguino note, color laser print on white paper, dated 1.11.11, with three holograms and serial numbers; handsigned by R. J. Reed, Exchequer, seal of the Exchequer of Marie Byrd Land at left covered by transparent hologram, issued note (serial number  MBL 000001 to MBL 000011) - sold only as part of a six piece set of three different denominations, regular and specimen versions (see special sets below) {11 notes}
FAN080n2   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy three penguino note similar to above FAN079n1 but red SPECIMEN overprint non-refundable version with special serial number "11111," sold only as part of a six piece set of three different denominations, regular and specimen versions (see special sets below) {11 notes}
FAN080p3   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy three penguino specimen proof note dated 11.11.11, with or without some or all of the three holograms, rubber stamped "Proof" in script - $24.00
FAN080n3   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy three penguino note dated 11.11.11, otherwise similar to FAN080n1, regular issue (serial numbers MBL 000001 to MBL 000150) - $17.00 {150 notes}
FAN080s3   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - uncut sheet of three of the above three penguino notes dated 11.11.11, regular issue (serial numbers MBL 000001 to MBL 000150) - $51.00
FAN080n4   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy three penguino specimen note similar to above FAN080n4, red SPECIMEN overprint non-refundable version with special serial number "111111" - $15.00 {150 notes}
FAN080s4   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - uncut sheet of three of the above three penguino specimen notes dated 11.11.11, with "111111" serial number - $45.00



MARIE BYRD LAND (WESTERN ANTARCTICA) - "Seal of the Exchequer One Half Penguino (50 Pengucentinos)"
 
FAN081p1   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy one half penguino (50 pengucentinos) specimen proof note dated 1.1.12, with or without some or all of the three holograms, rubber stamped "Proof" in script - $10.00
FAN081n1   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy one half penguino (50 pengucentinos) specimen note dated 1.1.12, "000000" serial number, three holograms, facsimile Exchequer signature - $4.00 {1200 notes}
FAN081p2   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy one half penguino (50 pengucentinos) proof note dated 1.1.12, with or without some or all of the three holograms, rubber stamped "Proof" in script - $10.00
FAN081n2   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy one half penguino (50 pengucentinos) regular issue (refundable) note dated 1.1.12, three holograms, facsimile Exchequer signature - $5.00 {1200 notes}
FAN081s1   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - uncut sheet of 12 fantasy one half penguino (50 pengucentinos) regular issue & specimen notes dated 1.1.12, three holograms, facsimile Exchequer signature - $54.00
FAN081p3   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy one half penguino Leap Year Day specimen proof note dated 29.2.12, with or without some or all of the three holograms, rubber stamped "Proof" in script - $12.00
FAN081n3   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy one half penguino Leap Year Day specimen note dated 29.2.12, "000000" serial number, three holograms, facsimile Exchequer signature - $5.00 {900 notes}
FAN081p4   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy one half penguino Leap Year Day proof note dated 29.2.12, with or without some or all of the three holograms, rubber stamped "Proof" in script - $12.00
FAN081n4   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy one half penguino Leap Year Day regular issue note dated 29.2.12, three holograms, facsimile Exchequer signature - $6.00 {900 notes}
FAN081s2   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - uncut sheet of 12 fantasy one half penguino Leap Year Day regular issue & specimen notes dated 29.2.12, three holograms, facsimile Exchequer signature - $66.00



MARIE BYRD LAND (WESTERN ANTARCTICA) - "Seal of the Exchequer Four Penguinos"
 
FAN082p1   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy four penguino Leap Year Day specimen proof note dated 29.2.12, with or without some or all of the three holograms, rubber stamped "Proof" in script - $26.00
FAN082n1   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy four penguino Leap Year Day specimen note dated 29.2.12, "000000" serial number, three holograms, handsigned Exchequer signature - $19.00 {120 notes}
FAN082p2   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy four penguino Leap Year Day proof note dated 29.2.12, with or without some or all of the three holograms, rubber stamped "Proof" in script - $26.00
FAN082n2   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy four penguino Leap Year Day regular issue note dated 29.2.12, three holograms, handsigned Exchequer signature - $17.00 {120 notes}
FAN082s1   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - uncut sheet of 6 fantasy four penguino Leap Year Day regular issue & specimen notes dated 29.2.12, three holograms, handsigned Exchequer signature - $108.00



MARIE BYRD LAND (WESTERN ANTARCTICA) - "Seal of the Exchequer One Hundred Penguinos - Titanic Commemorative"
 
FAN084p1   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy one hundred penguino Titanic specimen proof note dated 14.4.12, with or without some or all of the holograms, rubber stamped "Proof" in script - $50.00
FAN084n1   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy one hundred penguino Titanic specimen note dated 14.4.12, "000000" serial number, four holograms, handsigned Exchequer signature - $50.00 {40 notes}
FAN084n2   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy one hundred penguino Titanic regular issue note dated 14.4.12, four holograms, handsigned Exchequer signature - $200.00 {20 notes}



MARIE BYRD LAND (WESTERN ANTARCTICA) - "Seal of the Exchequer Sixty Penguinos - Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative"
 
FAN085p1   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy sixty penguino QEII Diamond Jubilee proof note on white paper, dated 2.6.12, with or without some or all of the holograms, rubber stamped "Proof" in script - $40.00 {6}
FAN085p2   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy sixty penguino QEII Diamond Jubilee specimen proof note on white paper dated 2.6.12, with or without some or all of the holograms, rubber stamped "Proof" in script - $35.00 {12}
FAN085p3   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy sixty penguino QEII Diamond Jubilee proof note on blue linen paper, dated 2.6.12, with all of the holograms, rubber stamped "Proof" in script - $100.00 {2}
FAN085p4   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy sixty penguino QEII Diamond Jubilee specimen proof note on blue linen paper, dated 2.6.12, with all of the holograms, rubber stamped "Proof" in script - $50.00 {4}
FAN085n1   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy sixty penguino QEII Diamond Jubilee regular issue note on blue parchment paper, dated 2.6.12, three holograms, handsigned Exchequer signature - $105.00 {30}
FAN085n2   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy sixty penguino QEII Diamond Jubilee specimen note on blue parchment paper, dated 2.6.12, three holograms, handsigned Exchequer signature - $30.00 {60}



MARIE BYRD LAND (WESTERN ANTARCTICA) - "Five Penguinos - Tall Ship Series, early Antarctic explorations"

FAN102n1   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy five penguino regular issue note on blue linen paper, dated 10.11.12, three holograms, each with a unique 6-digit serial number, handsigned Exchequer signature - $19.00 {100}
FAN102n2   as FAN087n1 but with asterisk and 6-digit serial number (star replacement note) - $38.00 {5}
FAN102n3   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy five penguino SPECIMEN issue note on blue linen paper, dated 10.11.12, three holograms, handsigned Exchequer signature - $15.00 {100}



MARIE BYRD LAND (WESTERN ANTARCTICA) - "Ten Penguinos - Tall Ship Series, early Antarctic explorations"

FAN103n1   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy ten penguino regular issue note on blue linen paper, dated 10.11.12, three holograms, each with a unique 6-digit serial number, handsigned Exchequer signature - $29.00 {60}
FAN103n2   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy ten penguino SPECIMEN issue note on blue linen paper, dated 10.11.12, three holograms, handsigned Exchequer signature - $16.00 {120}



MARIE BYRD LAND (WESTERN ANTARCTICA) - "Twenty Penguinos - Tall Ship Series, early Antarctic explorations"

FAN104n1   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy twenty penguino regular issue note on blue linen paper, dated 10.11.12, three holograms, each with a unique 6-digit serial number, handsigned Exchequer signature - $44.00 {60}
FAN104n2   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy twenty penguino SPECIMEN issue note on blue linen paper, dated 10.11.12, three holograms, handsigned Exchequer signature - $17.00 {120}



MARIE BYRD LAND (WESTERN ANTARCTICA) - "Fifty Penguinos - Tall Ship Series, HMS Bounty {replica ship built 1960} tribute note"

FAN105n1   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy fifty penguino regular issue note on blue linen paper, dated 10.11.12, three holograms, each with a unique 6-digit serial number, handsigned Exchequer signature - $89.00 {60}
FAN105n2   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy fifty penguino SPECIMEN issue note on blue linen paper, dated 10.11.12, three holograms, handsigned Exchequer signature - $18.00 {120}



MARIE BYRD LAND (WESTERN ANTARCTICA) - "One Penguino - 12.12.12 Series"

FAN106n1   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy one penguino regular issue note on blue linen paper, dated 12.12.12, series A or B, 3 holograms, each w/a unique 6-digit serial number, handsigned Exchequer signature - $13.00 {100}
FAN106n2   as FAN089n1 but with asterisk and 6-digit serial number (star replacement note) - $26.00 {5}
FAN106n3   Marie Bird Land Western Antarctica - single fantasy one penguino SPECIMEN issue note on blue linen paper, dated 12.12.12, series A or B, 3 holograms, handsigned Exchequer signature - $11.00 {100}






You have just entered...


 
 
Why Collect Paper Money?
About Our Company
Testimonials
Terms of Sale
Order form
Just who is Mr. Banknote?
Grading of Notes
Anatomy of a Note
Paper Money Glossary
Note Storage/Valuation
Special Collections
  Monthly Banknote List
Featured Items
Philippines Guerilla Notes
Inflation Note Listing
Hollywood Movie $$
Novelty Notes
Collectible stocks/bonds
Old Checks/Fiscal Paper
Souvenir Cards
World Coins For Sale
Antique Newspapers
Old Cigar Labels
Numismatic Publications
Misterbanknote eBay Store
Monthly Specials
Gift Certificates
Wholesale
Fantasy Art Banknotes
Marie Byrd Land
Contact Us
RJReed Home Page

 
 



 

RICHARD J. REED
P. O. BOX 20665
SARASOTA, FL 34276-3665
E-MAIL: rjreed@misterbanknote.com
WEB SITE: www.misterbanknote.com
 

misterbanknote.com

...because money does not grow on trees




 
 
 


GOD BLESS THE PLANET EARTH

This web site designed, produced, and owned by Richard J. Reed
Copyright 2014 Richard J. Reed - All rights reserved
Special thanks to "Commander" Dave Cote for his technical expertise
and patience in assisting with the development of this site.