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NCR, BankNote of the Day.....

The Colony of Saint Helena is a small island in the South Atlantic Ocean located about 1150 miles off the west coast of Africa. The island was the place of exile for Napoleon, several Zulu chiefs and the former sultan of Zanzibar.
It was uninhabited when first discovered by the Portuguese in 1502. The English first visited it in 1588. The Dutch occupied it from 1645-51. The English East India Company took it over in 1659 as a port of call for water and provisions on the route to India. Slaves were brought there from Africa.

Famous for being the place of exile and death of Napoleon Bonaparte, St. Helena was chosen by the British government as it was thought impossible for Napoleon to escape from. His previous exile had been on the island of Elba, just off the coast of Naples but he had easily escaped to the mainland, which led to a new war ending in Waterloo. The British Royal Navy controlled the Atlantic. He died there in 1821.
Since then the islanders have lived on their agriculture and on decreasingly frequent ships calling there. Sociologists will be interested to study the introduction of television in 1994. ENJOY!!

Languages: English
Religion: Anglican, Baptist, Seventh-Day Adventist, Roman Catholic
Status: British Protectorate
Old English: "Pund" from Latin word: "Pondus" - Weight; Sterling is drived from old English word "Steorra" - Star, referring to a small star on early Norman pennies

SORRY for the POOR Scan... I did it in a hurry.

(Front) Queen Elizabeth II at right. Ships sailing into island harbor at left. (Back) Arms at left. Sailing ship at right.

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NCR, BankNote of the Day.....
Mike, here's a relation vbg
That's the Mother of THIS one....*vbg*
Nice Banknote Mike!!

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