1945 National Bank of Egypt 5 Pounds Banknote P# 19c Small Nixon Signature VF+
Description: A beautiful very fine or better banknote from Egypt. This is the Cairo 11th December 1945 five pounds banknote issued by the National Bank of Egypt. The banknote is green and purple in color. It depicts the image of the building housing the National Bank of Egypt in Cairo in the center of the front. It also has designs of ancient Egyptian deities in rectangular frames at the top left and right corners of the front. The back is blue and red on green and orange background. The back shows an image of a building surrounded by palm trees in the center. The note has no watermark that we could find. The front of the note indicates that the note was issued according to the decree dated 25th June 1898. This particular note has the serial number 091312 and is from the series M/116, which is displayed three times in black lettering on the front but not on the back. It is signed by Nixon the governor of the National Bank of Egypt at the time. This note has the smaller Nixon signature. Please carefully review the scans as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: 11th December 1945.
Printer: Bradbury Wilkinson & Co. London, Great Britain.
Size: The banknote measures ~6 3/4" by ~3 1/2".
Pick Number: P 19c, with the small Nixon signature. It is listed in the banknote book as B117e.
Condition: For international buyers, please note that the new US postal rates for overseas shipping are very high and we are unable to change them. Additional charges will be incurred depending on the value of the item. Please check the cost of shipping before bidding. I would grade this banknote as a nice very fine or better with all the details being well preserved. The note has several vertical folds and horizontal folds with general light wrinkling. Paper has some soiling and some minor staining but with no objectionable stains as can be seen in the images presented. The note's paper still retains some of its original stiffness and crispiness. The note has no graffiti, no pinholes, no tears and no splits. The edges show general roughness and a few minor kicks. The corners are intact with rounding, bumps, and creases. A nice note to add to your collection. Please see scans for additional condition information.
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