1946 No Date One Shilling Note British Military Banknote First Series Issues Pick M11a Choice VF or Better
Description: A beautiful choice very fine or much better banknote issued in 1946 by the British Military at the end of World War II for use in Germany and Austria. This is the one shilling note from the first series. It is gray-blue on olive green and orange underprint on the front. It is olive green on the back. It is not dated and it is unsigned. It has the denomination on the front and on the back. It has no water mark and no serial number. Please carefully review the scans presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Although not dated it is known to have been issued in 1946.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company Ltd London.
Size: The note measures ~113 mm (~4 1/2") by ~57 mm (~2 1/4"). Pick Number: P M11a.
Condition: I would grade the note as a choice very fine with all of its details being well preserved and having three light vertical folds, minor soiling, no stains, no graffiti, no tears, and no splits. The note has one pinhole near the center of the bottom edge. Other than that its corners nicely squared with minimum rounding but having an angled crease at the bottom left corner. The edges are intact with no appreciable wear or roughness. The note retains quite a bit of its original stiffness and crispiness. Please see photos for additional condition information.