We Buy Old Bank Notes From Bermuda
Bermuda Government Currency Values and Bank Note Price Guide
Bermuda produced some colorful, rare, and occasionally very valuable bank notes that really aren’t all that old. 1914 marks the first year that The Bermuda Government issued their own paper money. Our guide goes up to 1966. A basic design and denomination set from that time period consists of twenty-two bank notes. That number increases if you include specimens. Of course Bermuda is a British colony so their bank note designs include figures like King George V, King George VI, and Queen Elizabeth II. There are many English collectors out there. However, many Americans also follow the series. Many bank notes can be bought for as little as a few dollars over face value. Rare bank notes start at several hundred dollars just for a circulated example. Putting together a collection in uncirculated condition would be expensive and take a long time. We buy all Bermuda bank notes. We also happily provide free appraisals. Just send us pictures of what you have and we can tell you our buy and sell price. In the meantime, please check out our guide. It is sorted by year. Please let us know if we can help you in any way.
December 2nd 1914 Bermuda Bank Notes
This is the first year that The Bermuda Government issued their own paper money. In terms of attractiveness, they really missed the mark. However, these are actually quite rare and are generally considered the key to the series if you are trying to assemble a complete design set of Bermuda Currency.
1st August 1920 Bermuda Bank Notes
This is the first type of paper money from Bermuda to feature Royal portraits. Of course George V was king in 1920, so he was honored with his portrait on these five shillings bank notes. Some say 1920 and others are not dated. Click on a picture below to learn more about each issue.
30th September 1927 Bermuda Bank Notes
These are absolutely beautiful bank notes. The colors and engraved vignettes are about as good as it gets when dealing with currency from The Bermuda Government. The lower denomination has a view of St. George and the one pound note shows Hamilton. Of course all of these bank notes are marked as being from Hamilton, Bermuda.
12th May 1937 Bermuda Bank Notes
We are starting to get into some more common Bermuda currency. All of these issued bank notes are available starting at around $20. So a denomination set is easy to complete. There are definitely some rarer varieties though, like the green ten shillings note. Click the pictures below for more details.
1st August 1941 Bermuda Bank Notes
Bermuda only issued five pound bank notes dated as 1941. One variety has a brown design and the other has a red design. Both notes show King George VI. This was a higher denomination and it was issued in limited quantities. These are relatively scarce today, especially in uncirculated grades.
17th February 1947 Bermuda Bank Notes
Bermuda bank notes from 1947 are popular because they mark the first year than you can put together an entire denomination set (5 shillings, 10 shillings, 1 pound, and 5 pounds). Of course higher denominations were issued in later years. For the record, the five pound bank note is scarce.
20th October 1952 Bermuda Bank Notes
1952 marks the first year that currency from The Bermuda Government becomes "modern" in the eyes of most collectors. It is also the first year that Queen Elizabeth was pictured on Bermuda bank notes. As you can see in our guide, similar designs were used for several different years.
1st May 1957 Bermuda Bank Notes
If you are collecting Bermuda paper money from 1957 then you definitely want to try to find five pound bank notes. They are worth around $250 in poor condition. Notes in perfect condition can be worth more than $1,000. All other denominations are relatively common, even in high grades.
1st October 1966 Bermuda Bank Notes
Bermuda currency was printed well after 1966. However, most currency printed later is not especially collectible unless it is in perfect condition. There is a ten pound bank note printed in 1964 that we do not have in our guide. Otherwise, you can click on a picture below to learn more about your paper money.
Specimen Notes from Bermuda
We are really just including these for the sake of completeness. You are not likely to find many specimens today. These generally sell for a few thousand dollars. Values are just based on the condition, year, and denomination. Collectors expect proofs to be in perfect condition.