1940 Egypt One Pound Banknote National Bank of Egypt Pick 22b Edward Cook Signature Nice Very Fine or Better
Description: A nice very fine or better banknote from Egypt. This is the 3rd May 1940 one pound currency note. 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 E. M. Cook and displays the Cook's signature. The note has the denomination spelled out in the center of the front and in Roman numerals to the left of the back. This particular note has the serial number 305989 displayed three times on the front and is series J/35. The note has one signature displayed on the front center near the bottom. It is dated 3rd May 1940. 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: 3 May 1940.
Printer: Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co. Ltd., New Malden - Surrey, England.
Size: The banknote measures ~6 1/4" by ~3 3/8".
Pick Number: P 22b.
Condition: I would grade this banknote as a good very fine or better with all the details being very well preserved. The note is clean with no stains. The note retains some residue of its original sheen, stiffness and crispiness. Its edges show signs of light roughness and has small nicks at the center of the top and bottom edge. The note has no pinholes, no tears, and no splits. Its corners are intact with some rounding and bumps. The note has several vertical folds but no horizontal folds that we could see. Finally, the note has a small break in the paper along the bottom of inclined leg on the "N" in the word "ONE", which is tight and very difficult to see and can only be seen when the note is angled correctly against a strong light source. Be that as it may, this is a very nice note worthy of spot in your collection. Please see the scans for additional condition information.