1948 One Pound Banknote National Bank of Egypt Leith-Ross Signature P22d AU+
Description: A nice about uncirculated or better banknote from Egypt. This is the 26th May 1948 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 by F. Leith-Ross the governor of the National Bank of Egypt at the time. 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 191210 displayed three times on the front and is series J/107. The note has one signature displayed on the front center near the bottom. It is dated 26th May 1948. 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: 26th May 1948.
Printer: Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co. Ltd., New Malden Surrey, England.
Size: The banknote measures ~6 1/4" by ~3 3/8".
Pick Number: P 22d and is listed in the Banknote Book as B121f.
Condition: For international buyers, please note that 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 good about uncirculated or better with all the details being very well preserved. The note is clean with no staining. Its edges are intact in general with no observable roughness. The note has a very light, almost unperceivable, vertical fold in the center, which is difficult to ascertain but is there and the main reason for grading the note as AU instead of Crisp Uncirculated. The note has no pinholes, no graffiti, no tears, and no splits. Its corners are intact with no observable rounding. The note retains its original stiffness, crispiness and sheen. A very nice note worthy of spot in your collection. Please see the scans for additional condition information.
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