Future CWL! A tiny mintage of just 7,000 pieces, this is the sole MS63 example with just five finer. Overall, only 7 mint state examples are graded in total. A very scarce type issue with nice eye appeal.
These provisional overprint notes of Peru are much scarcer than most people realize, especially problem free. Many are pressed.
Charlton 220-18-10, Pick-S1027a, signature Austin at right. A beautiful note featuring a reclining maiden with a sleeping lion. This is the final date before this bank went to the dual portrait design. This note is scarcely seen above VF20, so this VF30 note is a premium piece.
Charlton 715-22-18, Pick-S686ac. The large size yellow tinted Bank of Toronto issues are much scarcer than the subsequent small size series. The splits mentioned by PMG are very minor.
This wonderful note is the highest denomination from the initial issue of the Banco Nacional de Costa Rica, which were overprinted on earlier Banco Internacional notes. Dated 1942, this colorful note shows a harvester at left on the obverse and a grand governmental building on the reverse. Graded PMG VF30 Exceptional Paper Quality, it has the look of a solid Extra Fine. Printed by the British firm of Waterlow & Sons, this is an excellent edition to any world currency collection.
TBB B209d. This design is one of the most recognizable of all French colonial notes. The front of this note features a wreath of tropical flowers draped at the top and the center is dominated by an allegorical maiden wearing a laurel wreath holding an olive branch. Below her is a collection of fruit. The reverse is a detailed jungle river view of an anchored ship. The note was printed by the Bank of France and was designed by Clement Serveau, a very famous painter and designer. This note type ceased to be legal tender in May of 1959, and the note is scarce today. Our offering is graded PMG VF35EPQ, one of just 10 graded by them. French colonial notes are often plagued by pinholes, tears, rust, and other defects because of the delicate paper used, and this note is free of such effects. It was therefore awarded the Exceptional Paper Quality designation.
TBB B101b. Scarce early type featuring the portrait of King George VI. These notes were issued to circulate in 5 different British colonies across the Caribbean Sea.
A popular and scarce World War II French provisional issue, in which stocks of notes made for Tahiti were issued for use in the New Hebrides. These do not usually come this attractive, with bright paper and sharp edges.