Auction B50  31 May - 1 Jun 2023
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Lot 1148

Estimate: 7000 GBP
Price realized: 7000 GBP
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Board of Commissioners of Currency Malaya, $1, 1 January 1940, serial number A/8 056722, Hyman Weisberg signature, in Legacy holder number 20, very fine, toned, some wear in margins, an excessively rare note
TBB B101a, Pick 4a £7,000-£9,000


Ex. Ruth Hill Collection
The 1940 Issue was the first series of notes for Malaya, issued by the Board of Commissioners of Currency, which replaced the Government of the Straits Settlements dollar. The issue consisted of green $1 and blue $5 and a purple $10. Some of the $1 and $5 denomination notes were reportedly lost when the captured and sunk by the Germans enroute from London to the Malay States. The notes were reissued in different colours and released after the war.
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