Lewes £21 second issue note issued in 2009 (expired)
Lewes is one of the foremost local currencies, having issued notes since 2008. The scheme is still going strong.
This note features a picture of Lewes Castle, an image of Thomas Paine and a quotation of his; "We have it in our power to build the world anew". A resident of the town from 1768 to 1774, Paine was a political activist, one of the Founding Fathers of America, involved in the American Revolution, and also the French Revolution. His pamphlet, 'The Rights of Man' brought him into all manner of controversy. His views on empowering the populace, unpopular at the time, make him a logical choice for the face of the banknote.
The reverse shows an image of one of the famous Lewes bonfires, built every year to celebrate the annual Guy Fawke's parades.
As the perfect gift for a 21st celebration, this note adds something different to any special day.
We can supply this unusual gift -
Inserted in a custom printed card to our unique design, with description leaflet, premium envelope and cellophane wrapper.
Alternatively, fixed into a heavyweight burgundy photo mount, ready for home framing if desired.
Card or mount