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This colorful fantasy art "banknote," designed by R. J. Reed, Chief Graphic Artist of the Reed Banknote Co., Sarasota, portrays a beautiful and sweet lovebird, Piwi,  who was Reed's pet for nearly a dozen years.  See his story here.  This limited edition "Piwi Island" bill is printed on a special polymer plastic substrate that features hidden security features which can be viewed using an ultra-violet light.  Each note also has a cool "see-through" holographic seal and is hand-signed by Reed, who has been designing money art since the 1960's and is one of the few people who makes a considerable portion of his income designing fantasy notes.  On the back includes a depiction of a painting of Piwi by Reed's wife Chris.  Piwi the Lovebird is also featured on many other Reed banknotes and is the unofficial "trademark" of the firm.  His image probably appears on more different designs than any other bird in history!  This note is available from our new retail web store located at,  along many other fine banknotes (genuine worldwide paper and polymer currency notes, as well as exquisite fantasy art bills, movie prop money, novelty bills, and political funny money, designed by graphic artists, among many other interesting and collectible items, old and new)!  A new set of four different Piwi notes joined the family in January, 2019 - see grouping of $1, $2, $5, and $10 Piwi above!


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