2013 THE MEL STEINBERG : BELGIAN CONGO COLLECTION
Enjoy some of these great rarities in superb condition!
1000 Francs Kinshasa 3.11.1920 P12 AU
10 Francs 15.8.1949 P14E Au/Unc Image
10 Francs 12.5.1952 P14E EF/Au Image
Norway - Thor Mohlen Notes
10 Rixdaler Croner - 100 Rixdaler Croner 1695!
These are some of the first Bank Notes of Europe. The notes were issued with a talon at right.
The talon had a matching serial number and would be removed at time of issue. To redeem the
bank notes the talon would have to be matched back up with the same serial numbered bank
note. Matching bank notes and talons do exist and bring a substantial premium.
A Fantastic group of 1695 Norwegian banknote. The above piece has matching talons!
INDIA PR5 10 Rupees Haj Pilgrim Specimen Au
The Haj Pilgrim bank notes of India are highly sought after. There are only three denominations;the 1 Rupee, 5 Rupees and 10 Rupees. The 10 Rupees is very scarce issued or as a Specimen. A issued 10 Rupees sold at auction in October 2009 in FINE condition for $6,900.00. This is the first Specimen 10 Rupees Mel or myself have ever seen or handled!
South Vietnam 20 Dong (1956) Proof P4prf Unc
A very scarce South Vietnam Proof! I have only heard of one other piece in a private collection.
South Vietnam Test Note! Watermarked paper (1950s) Scarce
History (from a very knowledgeable source with over 40 years of Vietnamese collecting experience):
There were two sheets of 32 pieces each produced. This banknote was proposed to the Vietnamese government for issue. The Vietnamese authorities rejected this design and decide to go with the 1000 Dong 'Old Man' note P4A. The P4A was nevered issued and only exists as a Specimen or a Proof. The P4A is considered to be one of the most Beautiful banknotes ever produced!
Five pieces were cut from one of the sheets in France and the remainder of the sheet was destroyed in Vietnam 30 years ago.
The second sheet has been with one collector in the US for decades. In the past 12 years 8 pieces have been sold to private collector friends. This is a fabulous numistmatic item!
SOUTH VIETNAM 1000 Dong (1950s) Proof without watermark P4Aprf Au/Unc
This is one of the Worlds most beautiful banknotes! This bank note is often referrered to as the 'Old Man' note. The printing and the colors are fantastic! Enjoy!
ZANZIBAR P2 5 Rupees 1.8.1918 w/title change F/VF
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Bank notes from Zanzibar are Scarce! The 5 Rupees comes in two ways, with and without the title change; it is interesting to note the earlier issue has the title change. Collectors trying to get one bank note from each government issue through out the world often will be missing a piece from Zanzibar. It is scarce for pieces to turn up in auction and when they do they bring a big price!
SEYCHELLES 100 Rupees 1968 - 1975 P18 Au/Unc QEII
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The collecting of Bank Notes featuring Queen Elizabeth of England is very popular! There are wonderful collections in Europe, North America, Asia and South America. The Seychelles 100 Rupees is the highest denomination in a lovely series. Some dates are more scarce than others. To find a 100 Rupees in high grade is a bank note treasure!
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