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World Bank Note e-Auction

A preview of the upcoming Spink World Banknote e-Auction.

Online auctions have become increasingly popular since the world went into lockdown last year. Even as things begin to open back up, what was once considered an accommodation is now becoming a new normal. E-Auctions allow a wider range of buyers and even sellers. On the 21st of April, Spink will be holding such an auction with some impressive world bank notes. Here are a few of the highlights.

100 rupee Zanzibar note.

100 rupee Zanzibar note.

First is a 100 rupees note issued by the Zanzibar Government in 1916. Estimated to sell for £40,000-60,000, or about $50,000-70,000, this beautiful note was graded very fine.

500 mils note from Palestine.

500 mils note from Palestine.

Next is an unissued obverse proof for a 500 mils note, issued by the Palestine Currency Board in 1938. This note is estimated to sell for £20,000-30,000, which is about $24,000-35,000.

East African 10 florin note.

East African 10 florin note.

Another note highlighted in the upcoming auction is from the East Africa Currency Board, dated 1 May 1920. With a face value of 10 florins, it is estimated to sell for £18,000-20,000, about $21,000-23,000.

Malaya and British Borneo 10,000 specimen.

Malaya and British Borneo 10,000 specimen.

A Malaya and British Borneo specimen 10,000 dollar issued in 1953 is next on the list of highlights and is estimated for £14,000-18,000 or about $16,000-21,000. This is just one note from the series, but other specimens from this series will also be offered in this auction.

$5 First National Bank of Pasadena note.

$5 First National Bank of Pasadena note.

Next is a $5 U.S. First National Bank of Pasadena note, charter #8544 with the 1902 date on the back. This noteworthy piece is a “Possible discovery note”. Estimated to be £7,500-9,500, or about $9,000-11,000.

1923 Indian note.

1923 Indian note.

Another note to look out for is this 10 rupee note from India, dated 1923 with serial number B/6 1000000. It’s not often you see a 1 million serial number! Estimated at £5,000-£7,000 or about $6,000-8,000.

1935 Bank of England note.

1935 Bank of England note.

Lastly, Spink will also be offering the Drs. Joanne & Edward Dauer Collection of Bank of England. One of the highlights from this particular collection is the Bank of England, £1000, dated 15 October 1935 and estimated to sell for £28,000-32,000 which is about $33,000-38,000.

For more information about this auction visit www.spink.com. All images courtesy of Spink.