1959 South African Reserve Bank One Pound Banknote Pick Number 92d Extremely Fine or Much Better Currency Note
Description: A beautiful extremely fine to about uncirculated or much better Banknote from South Africa. This is the South African Reserve Bank One Pound note issued 29 May, 1959. The banknote is blue in color with portrait of Jan Van Riebeeck in an oval frame to the left of the front. There is a maritime scene in the lower right corner of the front. The back has the same color scheme as the front and displays a lion standing and holding scrolls in his paw in the center. The note is written in Afrikaans and English, with the first line of the bank name and denomination being in English making it Pick number 92d. The front has one signature, the date and the serial number as well as the denomination. This particular note has the serial number B/373 773318, 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 depicting Jan Van Riebeeck bust. Please carefully review the scan provided as it is part and parcel of our description.
Date: 29. 5. 59 or 29 May 1959.
Size: The banknote measures ~5 7/8" by ~3 1/4".
Pick Number: P 92d and is listed in the banknote book as B720d.
Condition: I would grade this banknote as nice extremely fine to about uncirculated or much better. The banknote is clean and has no stains. The note has no graffiti, no pinholes, no tears, and no splits. The edges are intact and show no roughness. The note retains quite a bit of its original stiffness, sheen and crispiness. The note has no folds and no wrinkling. The corners are intact with no folds but have minor bumps and minor rounding and the note itself has some waviness, a small bump on the top edge, and a light partial fold or more pronounced waviness. These issues are the main reason we grade the note as XF instead of a straight AU. The colors of the note are clear, vivid and very bright. A very nice note in nice condition to add to your collection. Please see photo for additional condition information.
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