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Currency February 8, 1950 Egypt 10 Pounds Banknote P 23c Signature Leith-Ross VF

  • $ 299.99

Description: A beautiful very fine banknote from Egypt. This is the 8th February 1950 ten pounds. 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 watermark is located. The back is green with areas of color (orange, yellow and brown). The back depicts a scene of a waterwheel driven 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 014047 and is series X/136 shown 3 times on the front. The note was issued by the National Bank of Egypt. It is signed by F. W. Leith-Ross, who was the governor of the National Bank of Egypt at the time. The note is graded 30 Very Fine by PMC and comes in a plastic holder so labeled. Please carefully review the scans provided as they are part and parcel of our description.

Date: 8th February 1950.

Printer: Bradbury Wilkinson & Co. of New Malden, Surrey, England.

Size: The banknote measures ~7 5/16" by ~4".

Pick Number: P23c and is listed in the Banknote Book as B122d.

Condition: The banknote is graded by PMG as 30 Very Fine and comes in a plastic holder so labelled. It is clean, shows some light roughness to the edges, has no pinholes, no graffiti, no tears and no splits. Its corners are intact with some minor rounding. It does show some folds and creases mostly vertical. A beautiful banknote worth of a spot in your collection. Please see scans for additional condition information.


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