Currency February 1935 Egypt 10 Pounds Banknote P 23a Signed Edward Cook VF+
Description: A beautiful very fine banknote from Egypt. This is the 12th October 1935 ten pounds banknote issued by the National Bank of Egypt. This is a beautiful and very colorful large banknote. The banknote has orange, yellow, light blue, brown, and green colors throughout on the front. It depicts the mosque of Sultan Qala'un the famous Bahari Mamluk ruler, who ruled Egypt in the period 1279 – 1290 to right of the front. It has a white circle to the left of the front where the water mark is located. The back is green with areas of color (orange, yellow and brown). The back depicts a scene of a water wheel run by a buffalo to the left and palm trees in the center and again having the white circle where the watermark is located. The front of the note is written in Arabic and English lettering while the back is in Arabic, with only the denomination being in English. The note shows the denomination on both the front and back. The note has a watermark showing the head of the Sphinx. This particular note has the serial number 038428 and is series X/48. It was issued by the National Bank of Egypt and is signed by Edward Cook, who was the governor of the National Bank of Egypt at the time. Please carefully review the scan provided as it is part and parcel of our description.
Date: 12th October 1935.
Printer: Bradbury Wilkinson & Co. of New Malden, Surrey, England.
Size: The banknote measures ~7 5/16" by ~4".
Pick Number: P23a and is listed in the Banknote Book as B122a.
Condition: I would grade this banknote as Very Fine or better. The note is slightly soiled and has some staining along some of the vertical folds. The note has two short splits at the ends of the central vertical fold. These are short and remain in the margin. The note has no graffiti, no objectionable large stains, no pinholes and no tears. Its corners are intact with some rounding and the note has a few bumps here and there. The edges of the note show some minor roughness and light staining. The paper of the note retains some stiffness and crispiness its colors are vivid without any appreciable fading. A very nice and rather scarce banknote worthy of a spot in your collection. Please see photo for additional condition information.
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