Excelsior https://www.bluewatersmint.com/apps/photos/ Excelsior EXCELSIOR 'Printer' Edition Seen here is a pair of the 4 notes made by a printer as 'symbolic' notes of Excelsior's history of bartering. The release coincided with their coin release of 2008. These are no longer available. https://www.bluewatersmint.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=73026967 73026967 EXCELSIOR 'Printer' Edition Seen here is a pair of the 4 notes made by a printer as 'symbolic' notes of Excelsior's history of bartering. The release coincided with their coin release of 2008. These are no longer available. https://www.bluewatersmint.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=73026968 73026968 EXCELSIOR 2008 Coins Shown here are the high relief coin set of circulating value coins. These are: 100 Mills in Titanium at 15 millimeters 200 Mills in Copper at 17 millimeters 1/2 Quart in Brass at 20 millimeters Of interest is the titanium coins. As the story goes, an airplane crash, possibly a military plane, was where the titanium for the coins was found. The people, fearful the downed plane might to blamed on Excelsior, the remains of the craft were taken to a cave to be 'kept from sight' from prying eyes overhead. They noted many aircraft overhead for days. One male, deceased, was given a Christian burial. These coins, 100 of the 500 which were minted, were sold out in 10 days. The coins came with the stamped envelope and a sample banknote from Excelsior at an issue price of $49.50 https://www.bluewatersmint.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=73026969 73026969 Sample of 2008 Coin release envelope Coins came in this envelope with Excelsior postage stamp, postal cancel stamp and Government Stamp on bottom left. https://www.bluewatersmint.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=73026970 73026970 EXCELSIOR BANKNOTE A circulating banknote. This is a 1 Quart note, hand stamped, hand signed and numbered. Very primitive, yes, but very highly unusual. The 2 pound manifold bond paper with Cown Printers watermark appearing on some notes indicates this paper was purchased from the British Crown owned Crown Printers (not in private hands). Crown Printers could only sell to British and Commonwealth Governments. Excelsior, while many are former British citizens, are not a part of the Commonwealth. I might have a couple in a box somewhere. Hit contact me and I'll try to find you one. https://www.bluewatersmint.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=73026971 73026971 EXCELSIOR CLAY COINS One thing for sure, Excelsior has always had a coin shortage...metal coins, that is. Clay tokens, obviously handmade and made for use instead of beauty, were painted and sealed in acrylic. The Longhorn Red Clay was fired after images were mashed in the clay by hand. Thus, all coins have some little detail that is different. Sold out. Fewer than 500 of each were made. https://www.bluewatersmint.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=73026972 73026972 EXCELSIOR CLAY COINS The remaining coins in the clay release. See other picture for specifics. Sold out. https://www.bluewatersmint.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=73026973 73026973 EARLY BANKNOTE The number you see on the right is code: first number is month; second number is last digit in year; remaining numbers are the individually numbered notes. While confusing, a not never lasted 10 years in circulation. The picture shows the #1 10 Quart note from January 1978. These were made on a yellow green handmade paper. Some had frayed edges. Others were tissue thin while others like thin cardboard. The lonest running series of notes with annual numbers near 1,000 or so in several denominations from 50 Mill to 7.5 Quarts. 50, 100, 150, 200, 250 Mills, 1/2, 1, 2, 5 and 7.5 Quart Notes. None of these are available. https://www.bluewatersmint.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=73026974 73026974 RECENT BANKNOTES While very much the typical design, these later banknotes are stamped with a control number and actual date of creation and include the seal on front and back. Like the following 3 pictures, these show current denominations up to 35 Quarts. These are available in very limited numbers. See Web Store. https://www.bluewatersmint.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=112892836 112892836 RECENT BANKNOTES See the first picture of Recent Banknotes for details. These are available in very limited numbers. See Web Store. https://www.bluewatersmint.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=112892837 112892837 RECENT BANKNOTES This issue adds the stamp saying "For". See the first picture of Recent Banknotes for details. These are available in very limited numbers. See Web Store. https://www.bluewatersmint.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=112892838 112892838 RECENT BANKNOTES This issue adds the stamp saying "For". See the first picture of Recent Banknotes for details. These are available in very limited numbers. See Web Store. https://www.bluewatersmint.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=112892839 112892839 2011 Clay Tokens These three tokens, the 1/2 Quart in shiny gold at 25 mm., the 200 Mill in shiny silver at 21 mm., and the shiny copper 100 Mill at 16 mm. are the latest from the Most Serene Republic of Excelsior. https://www.bluewatersmint.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=133512614 133512614