1960 Egypt Black 50 Piastres Banknote National Bank of Egypt King Tut's Mask Pick# 29 UNC
Description: A beautiful crisp uncirculated banknote from Egypt. This is the Cairo 3 August 1960 fifty piastres banknote issued by the National Bank of Egypt. The banknote is brown on multi-colored underprint and is written in Arabic on the front. The front shows the mask of King Tutankhamun's mummy to the right. The back of the note has the same color scheme as the front, is written in English and shows the temple of Philae on the edge of the Nile with a felucca on the water and two rams on the bottom to the left and right. The front has one signature, the serial number and date. This particular note has the serial number 089388 and is from the series Zal Seen/33, which are displayed twice in black on the front and not on the back. The note has a watermark depicting the head of the Sphinx of Giza. It is signed by Abdul Hakim El-Refay the governor of the National Bank of Egypt at the time. The note is dated 3 August 1960 representing the last date for this issue. Please carefully review the scans presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: 3 August 1960.
Size: The banknote measures ~5 3/4" by ~3 1/16".
Pick Number: P 29 and is listed in the Banknote Book as B129d.
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 note as crisp uncirculated. The note has all its details well preserved. The note has no folds, no wrinkling, no graffiti, no pinholes and no tears or splits. The edges are intact with no signs of wear. The note retains all of its original stiffness and crispiness. The colors are vivid and bright. The corners are intact and fully squared with no rounding, creasing, or bumping. A great and very attractive note to add to your collection. Please see photo for additional condition information.
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