1930 One Pound Banknote National Bank of Egypt Bertram Hornsby Signature P22a VF
Description: A nice very fine banknote from Egypt. This is the 25th April 1930 one pound currency note. This date represents the last date for this issue being signed by Hornsby. The banknote, which was issued by the "National Bank of Egypt" and printed by Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co. Ltd., New Malden Surrey, England, has a blue design on multicolored background on the front. The front also has a brown circle to the right with the image of Tutankhamen. The back of the note is green with a design showing a mosque in the center. The note is signed B. Hornsby on the front. The note has the denomination spelled out in the center of the front and in numerals to the left of the back. This particular note has the serial number 310047 displayed three times on the front and is series J/13. The note has one signature displayed on the front center near the bottom. It is dated 25th April 1930. The banknote has a watermark depicting the head of the sphinx. Please carefully review the scans presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: 25 April 1930.
Printer: Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co. Ltd., New Malden Surrey, England.
Size: The banknote measures ~6 1/4" by ~3 3/8".
Pick Number: P 22a and is listed in the Banknote Book as B121a.
Condition: I would grade this banknote as very fine with all the details being well preserved. The note is clean with foxing and some rust spots on the back and to a much lesser extent on the front which shows up as brown stains. The note retains some stiffness but has a vertical central fold. It has no pinholes and no graffiti. The note shows roughness and some minor losses along the edges. The note has been repaired or reinforced at the center of the top and bottom edges at the ends of the fold using light tape. Its corners are intact but show rounding. The note has breaks in the paper one within the white circle housing the water mark and a second, which is much smaller and practically undiscoverable, in the center of the note. Be that as it may, the note, which is rather rare, is still good looking and worthy of a spot in your collection. Please see the scans for additional condition information.
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