In a February 3, 2022 blog article, Stack's Bowers Paper Money Researcher & Cataloger Chris Dahncke listed some highlights of the Maximus Estate Collection of World Paper Money in their upcoming February world paper sale. Some beautiful notes here.
Barbados. Barclays Bank (Dominion, Colonial and Overseas). 100 Dollars, September 1st, 1926. P-S103a. Uncirculated. A cancelled example of this scarce 1926 dated 100 Dollars note (usually cancelled examples are from the 1933 and 1935 series). This example has the Manager's signature, but it is lacking the Accountant's signature.
Brazil. Republica dos Estados Unidos do Brasil. 1000 Cruzeiros, 1949. P-Unlisted. Front & Back Proofs. Very Fine. Casa da Moeda do Brasil. Appealing front and back proofs of an unprinted 1000 Cruzeiros design.
I've cropped the image to better fit our format - see the complete lot description online (linked in the full article).
Cameroon. Kaiserliches Gouvernement von Kamerun. 5 Mark, August 12th, 1914. P-1a. PMG About Uncirculated 50. One of just seven examples graded by PMG for this elusive German Kamerun variety.
A plain Jane, still of historical importance.
India. Government of India. 1 Rupee, 1917. P-1c. PMG Very Fine 30. A scarce variety which features the signature of H. Denning. The paper is white which is an anomaly for the assigned grade.
There's a whole sub-specialty of banknotes picturing coins, although most are in the 19th century. What's the most recent dated banknote picturing a coin? Are such notes in circulation somewhere in the world today?
Iran. Imperial Bank of Persia. 5 Tomans. 1890-1923. P-3. Remainder. Fine. Printed by BWC. No place name, stamps, signatures, date or serial numbers. An interesting 5 Tomans remainder, the first that we have encountered.
Like a Persian rug!
Italian East Africa. Banca d'Italia. 1000 Lire, 14.06/12.09.1938. P-4a. Fine. The colors remain bold, with the design retaining excellent appeal for the assigned condition. Extremely scarce, and sure to attract attention from collectors of Italian and Occupational currency.
Madagascar. Banque de Madagascar. 20 Francs, ND (1937-1947). P-37. Uncirculated. An exceptionally preserved 20 Francs note. This example appears to be nicer than the note we offered in our April 2021 auction.
The bold yellow color is unusual for a banknote - another pretty piece.
Peru. La Republica del Peru. 50 Soles, June 30th, 1879. P-8. Very Good. Dated June 30th, 1879. Incredibly scarce, with few examples found on major third-party grading population reports. Likely missing from even the most advanced collection of Peruvian paper money. We have not offered an example with the signature on the left side of the note before.
There's something to love about even a heavily circulated note like this. A well-executed design, nicely balanced with great details.
To read the complete article, see:
The Maximus Estate Collection of World Paper Money featured in the February World Paper CCO
Wayne Homren, Editor
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