Currency 1961 South African Reserve Bank 20 Rands Banknote Van Riebeeck P# 108a
Description: A beautiful very fine or much better Banknote from South Africa. This is the South African Reserve Bank no date twenty Rands known to have been introduced in 1961. The banknote is brown and violet in color with portrait of Jan Van Riebeeck in a green oval frame to the left of the front. There is a scene showing wild animals in the lower left corner and along the left edge of the front. The scene depicts 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 and the serial number as well as the denomination. This particular note has the serial number D over 1 013105, 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: Undated but known to have been introduced in 1961.
Printer: Bradbury, Wilkinson & Company London England.
Size: The banknote measures ~7" by ~4 1/8".
Pick Number: P 108a and is listed in the Banknote Book as B736a.
Condition: For international buyers, please note that the new 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 very fine or much better. The note has several light vertical folds and a few light horizontal creases. The banknote is lightly soiled but has no objectionable stains> The note retains quite a bit of its stiffness. It has a small tear (~1/4 long) along the left edge about 1 3/4" down from the left top corner. This appears to be the only issue with the note. Other than that, the note has no graffiti, no pinholes, no other tears, and no splits. The edges are intact and show minimal roughness but no nicks. The corners are intact, squared with some minor bumps and are minimally rounded. The colors of the note are clear, vivid and very bright. A very nice note in very fine condition or better to add to your collection. Please see photo for additional condition information.
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