SHORT SNORTERS

OF US, FOREIGN AND MILITARY CURRENCIES

Note: "Short Snorters" refer to a string of currency notes compiled by military and international travelers. During World War II short snorters were signed by flight crews and conveyed good luck to soldiers crossing the Atlantic and/or the Pacific Oceans on their way to the battle fronts. Believed to have been started by Alaskan Bush Pilots in the 1920s, this practice gained popularity and eventually spread through the military and commercial aviation communities.


Obverse Reverse Location Inv Num Date Countries Denom Comments Grade Value $
FCL 20944
WWII, Mixed Allied Military Currency--Japan (1945, 10 Yen), Austria (1945, 10 Schilling); Austria (1944, 50 Groschen); France (1944, 2 Francs); Allied Military Currency--Germany (1944, 1/2 Mark/50 Pfennig); Japanese Government--Philippines (1943, 1 Peso); Allied Military Currency--Austria (1944, 1 Schilling); Japanese Government: (Philippines, 1942, 10 Centavos); Japanese Government--Philippines (1942, 50 Centavos); Japanese Government--Philippines (1943, 1 Peso); Japanese Government--Philippines (1943, 5 Pesos); Japanese Government--Philippines (1943, 10 Pesos); Japanese Government--Philippines (1942, 10 Pesos--only half of the note is remaining); Japanese Government--Netherlands East Indies (1943, 1 Gulden); Military Payment Certificate, Series 461 (5 Cents), Military Currency (10 Yen) Mixed 15 Currency Notes Mixed $25.00
                   
FCL 22974
1930s-1940s

Morocco (1944, 10 Francs); China (2 Notes: 1941, 100 Yuan; 1944, 10,000 Yuan)); Philippines (1944, Victory Series, 2 Pesos); United States (Silver Certificate 1935, 1 Dollar); France (1944, 20 Francs); Japan (1943, 5 Yen); India (British) (1943, 5 Rupees); Egypt (1940, 10 Piastres); Japanese Government--Philippines (1943, 1 Peso), Libya (Military Authority in Tripolitania, 1943, 10 Lire); Allied Military Currency--Germany (1944, 1 Mark); Iran (1938, 10 Rials)

Mixed 13 Currency Notes Very Fine $25.00
                   
FCL 22975
1920s-1940s Denmark (1945, 5 Kroner); France (1944, 2 Francs); Netherlands (1945, 1 Gulden); Germany (1937, 1 Rentenmark); Allied Military Currency--Germany (1944, 1 Mark); United States (1935, 1 Dollar); France (1944, 100 Francs); Iceland (1928, 5 Kronur) Mixed 8 Currency Notes Fine $25.00
                   
FCL 22976
1940s Japanese Government: (Philippines, 1942, 1 Centavo), (Philippines, 1942, 5 Centavos), (Philippines, 1942, 10 Centavos), (Philippines, 1942, 50 Centavos), (Netherlands East Indies, 1942, 10 Cents), (Philippines, 1943, 1 Peso), (Philippines, 1943, 5 Pesos), (Philippines, 1942, 10 Pesos), (Philippines, 1943 10 Pesos), (Philippines, 1944, 100 Pesos); Japan (1930-1943, 10 Yen); Japan (1942, 50 Sen); Philippines (1944, Victory Series, 1 Peso) Mixed 14 Currency Notes Very Fine $25.00
                   
FCL 22977
1930s-1940s China (1941, 100 Yuan); Brazil (1931, 20 Mil Reis); British Guiana (1942, 1 Dollar); Algeria (1941, 50 Francs); Morocco (1944, 100 Francs) Mixed 5 Currency Notes Net Fine (Mixed) $30.00
                   
FCL 22978
1930s-1940s Iran (1938, 10 Rials); Soviet Union (1938, 3 Rubles); India (1940, 1 Rupee); Greece (1944, 500 million Drachma); Japanese Government--Burma Invasion (1942, 10 Cents); Government of Iraq (1931, 1/4 Dinar); Libya (Military Authority in Tripolitania, 1943, 10 Lire); Egypt (1940, 10 Piastres); Soviet Union (1938, 5 Rubles); Italy (1933-1940, 50 Lire--ripped in half) Mixed 10 Currency Notes Net Fine (Mixed) $50.00
    Australia 20919
ND (1942) Australia (See Australia Foreign Currency Page)        
    Australia 20918
ND (1938) Australia (See Australia Foreign Currency Page)        
Date of last update: 01/04/2022