Auction 24038  10 Jul 2024
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Lot 28

Starting price: 5500 GBP
Price realized: 11 000 GBP
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(x) Imperial Bank of Persia, Specimen 100 Tomans, ND (1924-1932), red serial number range G/B 025001 - G/C 050000,
the specimen 100 Tomans from the 2nd series is the highest and key denomination of the final series issued by the Imperial Bank of Persia.

On the front, Naser-al-Din Shah Qajar is depicted in a circular frame at the right centre, surrounded by hues of blue, brown, pale orange, and green, with the value prominently displayed at the centre and each corner. The note is not signed, and while it lacks a printed date, it bears a handwritten notation in the upper left margin indicating the date of 19.10.24.

On the back, the exact brown and blue colours of issued notes adorn the design, featuring the Imperial arms at the centre, with the value displayed prominently at the centre and each corner.

Delving deeper, it is worth to note that this banknote was printed specifically for branches, as indicated by the prefix 'G/B-', while 'G/A' was reserved for Tehran. Additionally, an interesting detail of this specimen is its extensive printing range overlapping 2 prefixes, particularly remarkable for such a high denomination. This broad print range likely encompassed the entire remaining production, contributing to the scarcity of such type specimens,
, (Pick 17s, BNB 119), in PCGS holder 58 Choice About New, perforated cancelled, minor stains.

Estimate: £8000 - £12000
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