1952 South African Reserve Bank Ten Pounds Banknote Pick Number 98 Good Very Fine or Much Better Currency Note
Description: A beautiful very fine or much better Banknote from South Africa. This is the South African Reserve Bank Ten Pounds note issued 18 December,1952. The banknote is brown and violet in color with portrait of Jan Van Riebeeck in an oval frame to the left of the front. There is a wild scene in the lower right corner of the front depicting antelopes, zebra, monkey, buffalos and fruits. There is also a woman with a child and a jug on her head along the right edge of the front. The back has the same color scheme as the front and displays the exterior of what we believe is a mining operation. The note is written in English and Afrikaans. The front has one signature, the date and the serial number as well as the denomination. This particular note has the serial number D/1 054696, which is displayed twice on the front in black. The back only displays the name of the bank and the denomination. The note has a watermark displaying the portrait of Jan Van Riebeeck. Please carefully review the scan provided as it is part and parcel of our description.
Date: 18.12.52 or 18 December 1952, representing the first issue of this series.
Size: The banknote measures ~7" by ~4".
Pick Number: P 98.
Condition: I would grade this banknote as a good very fine or much better. The note has several vertical folds and some light horizontal creases. The banknote is relatively clean and has no objectionable stains. The note has no graffiti, no pinholes, no tears, and no splits. The edges are intact but show some minor roughness and some nicks at the ends of the folds. The note retains some of its original stiffness, sheen and crispiness. The corners are intact with some bumps and are minimally rounded. The colors of the note are clear, vivid and very bright. A very nice note in very fine condition to add to your collection. Please see photo for additional condition information.