1918 Egypt Sultanate Five Piastres Banknote Signed Wahba Camels Sphinxes P162
Description: A beautiful and fully original extremely fine or better banknote from Egypt. This is the June 1st, 1918 Five Piastres. This small size note is a lilac brown on green underprint. The front depicts a caravan of camels in the desert at lower center. The back, which is blue in color depicts two sphinx statues facing each other. The note is in English and Arabic on both sides. This particular note has the serial number 54762 and is series H/85. The note is from the times when Egypt was ruled by a Sultan during the British occupation. The note was issued during the times of Sultan Fuad I. It has one signature that of "Youssef Wahba" minister of finance at the time. The note has no watermark that we could find. The note is Pick Number 162 and is listed in the Banknote Book as B204a. Please carefully review the scan presented as it is part and parcel of our description.
Date: 1st June 1918
Printer: Bradbury Wilkinson & Co. London England.
Size: The banknote measures ~4" by ~2 3/8".
Pick Number: P162 and is listed in the Banknote Book as B204a.
Condition: I would grade this banknote as a good extremely fine or better with all the details being very well preserved. The note has a central vertical fold and has no wrinkling or other folds or bumps. The note is relatively clean with light soiling and signs of light circulation. Its corners are squared with no observable rounding. The edges are intact and the note has no pinholes, no graffiti, and no tears or splits. The note is in good original condition and retains quite a bit of its of its original stiffness, crispiness, and sheen. The banknote has all of its original coloring, which remains vivid with no observable fading. A great note to add to your collection. Please see photo for additional condition information.
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