Woodlandic Shirley (WAS)

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Woodlandia Shirley
In circulation since 2019 current series
ISO-4217
Code WAS
Denominations
Symbol $
Banknotes 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, provisionally
Coins 25, 50, 1, 2
Issuance
Central bank Royal Bank of Woodlandia (R.B.W.)
Mint Royal Woodlandia Mint (R.W.M.)
Printer Royal Bank of Woodlandia (R.B.W.)

The Woodlandic Shirley (sign: $; code: WAS; also abbreviated WAS$ and referred to as the shirley, Woodlandic Shirley, Woodlandian Shirley, Woodlander Shirley or Woodlandic dollar) is the official currency of the Principality of Woodlandia. The Woodlandic Shirley (dollar) is pegged at a one-to-one ratio with the Canadian dollar.

Within the Principality of Woodlandia, the shirley is almost always abbreviated with the dollar sign ($), with WAS$ sometimes used to distinguish it from other dollar-denominated currencies. The Shirley is subdivided into 100 cents. In practice, the shirley is divided into 100 smaller cent (¢) units, but is occasionally divided into 1000 mills (₥) for accounting. The circulating paper money consists of Royal Woodlandic Banknotes that are denominated in Woodlandic shirleys (dollars).

Etymology

The name for the Woodlandia Shirley was chosen in honor of Her Majesty Dowager Queen Shirley, grandmother to Prince Shawn of the Principality of Woodlandia. The word Shirley originates from the English place-name Shirley, which itself, derived from the Old English words scire (shire), scīr (bright, clear,) and lēah (wood, clearing, meadow, enclosure). The name Shirley makes reference to the open space where the moot (an early English assembly of freeman which met to administer justice and discuss community issues) was held.

History

Banknotes

On March 2019, the Royal Bank of Woodlandia (R.B.W.) had implemented plans for the first banknotes of the Principality of Woodlandia, called the Freedom Family Series or Series 1 Banknotes. All of the first series banknotes were printed on paper.

Series 1 - Freedom Family Series

A total of five banknotes ($5, $10, $20, $50, and $100) complete the series. The first banknotes of Series 1 - Freedom Family (of the five shirley (dollar) denomination was issued in 2019, with the remaining denominations issued in the months following.

Etymology

The first series of banknotes are named Freedom Family, in honor of the freedom and success attained by the Principality of Woodlandia for its independence from Canada, and in honor of the Sovereign Prince Shawn and the Royal family for supporting his claim.

Date of Issue

$5 - 2019 - The five shirley (dollar) banknote features the face of HRH the Princess Royal Brittany, sister to HRH the Sovereign Prince Shawn. The banknote is often referred to as a Brittany or a Britt.

$10 - 2019 - The ten shirley (dollar) banknote features the face of HRH the Duchess Tracy (Queen of Mull), mother to HRH the Sovereign Prince Shawn. The banknote is often referred to as a Duchess or a Dutch.

$20 - 2020 - The twenty shirley (dollar) banknote features the face of HRH the Sovereign Prince Shawn of the Principality of Woodlandia. The banknote is often referred to as a Prince or a Sovereign.

$50 - 2020 - The fifty shirley (dollar) banknote features the face of HM the Dowager Queen Mother of Mull Shirley, grandmother to HRH the Sovereign Prince Shawn. The banknote is often referred to as a Dowager, as a way of avoiding confusion of calling both, a $50 banknote shirley, and the official currency of Woodlandia, shirley, both respectively in their own right.

$100 - 2020 - The hundred shirley (dollar) banknote features the face of the Guardian of the Kingdom of Scotland, Saint Sir William Wallace, patron Saint of the Principality of Woodlandia and national hero in the fight for Scottish independence from England during the First War of Scottish Independence. The banknote is often referred to as a Wallace, or a Wally.

First Series

Image Value Colours Common Name Description
$5.00 The banknote is often referred to as a Brittany or a Britt. HRH the Princess Royal Brittany, sister to HRH the Sovereign Prince Shawn
$10.00 The banknote is often referred to as a Duchess or Dutch. HRH the Duchess of Liberty (HM Tracy, Queen of Mull), mother to HRH the Sovereign Prince Shawn
$20.00 The banknote is often referred to as a Prince or a Sovereign. HRH the Sovereign Prince Shawn of the Principality of Woodlandia
$50.00 The banknote is often referred to as a Dowager, as a way of avoiding confusion of calling both, a $50 banknote shirley, and the official currency of Woodlandia, shirley, both respectively in their own right. HM the Dowager Queen Mother of Mull Shirley, grandmother to HRH the Sovereign Prince Shawn
$100.00 The banknote is often referred to as a Wallace, or a Wally. Guardian of the Kingdom of Scotland, Saint Sir William Wallace, patron Saint of the Principality of Woodlandia and national hero in the fight for Scottish independence from England during the First War of Scottish Independence

Coins

On March 2019, the Royal Bank of Woodlandia (R.B.W.) of Woodlandia had implemented plans for the first coins of the Principality of Woodlandia, called the Freedom Family Series or Series 1 Coins.

Series 1 - Freedom Family Series

A total of four coins (¢25, ¢50, $1, and $2) complete the series. The first coins from Series 1 - Freedom Family (of the twenty five kennys (cent) denomination) were issued in 2019, with the remaining denominations issued in the months following.

Etymology

The first series of coins are named Freedom Family, in honor of the freedom and success attained by the Principality of Woodlandia for its independence from Canada, and in honor of the Sovereign Prince Shawn, and the Royal family, for supporting his claim.

Date of Issue

¢25 - 2019 - The twenty five kenny (cent) coin features the face of HM King Kenneth of Ardania, grandfather to HRH the Sovereign Prince Shawn, with the face of HRH the Sovereign Prince Shawn of Woodlandia on the reverse.

¢50 - 2019 - The fifty kenny (cent) coin features the face of , with the face of HRH the Sovereign Prince Shawn of Woodlandia on the reverse.

$1 - 2019 - The one shirley (dollar) coin features the face of, , with the face of HRH the Sovereign Prince Shawn of Woodlandia on the reverse.

$2 - 2019 - The two shirley (dollar) coin features the faces of two sisters HRH Princess Kimberly and HRH Princess Krista of Ardania, twin aunts to HRH the Sovereign Prince Shawn, with the face of HRH the Sovereign Prince Shawn of Woodlandia on the reverse.

International recognition

The Woodlandic Shirley is not a currency officially recognized by the government of Canada, or any other official member of the United Nations. Government officials representing the Royal Woodlandic Bank (RWB), are actively working to create a centralized and globally recognized world currency, while maintaining positive diplomatic relations with other sovereign states.